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Helly Hansen Mens Lifa Dry Stripe Crew

by Helly Hansen
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)

Price: 18.39 - 32.88
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Colour: Black
  • LIFA Stay Dry Technology
  • Flat lock stitching
  • Low bulk cuffs
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  • Boxed-product Weight: 299 g
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  • Manufacturer reference: 48800-998
  • ASIN: B001CS8A6A
  • Date first available at 1 Jan 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 196 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Product Description

The original technical baselayer. The LIFA¨ white stripes are recognized by professionals, core athletes and enthusiasts around the world. Designed for all sports all year.

Product Description

Featuring Helly Hansen DRY. The moisture wicking layer within the top keeps you dry and comfortable by keeping perspiration out and the warmth in. This thermal top is suitable for a range a activities and conditions the Helly Hansen DRY Stripe Compression Top is adaptable for you to use all year round. The garment is made with a contour fit for better comfort, hugging you, compressing muscles and reducing vibration.

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great for cycling 3 Jan 2011
I've taken up cycling, and the magazines talk about technical clothing and using different layers, including a base layer. I was struggling to get my head round what a base layer was - but I went and bought this top anyway. Effectively it is a thin t-shirt/vest. It's very comfortable, very well fitting with seams designed not to irritate or annoy you whilst being active. The most impressive thing though is what is known as the 'wicking' ability. This means that if you sweat the sweat doesn't stay close to your skin leaving you damp and uncomfortable. What it does instead is transport it to the outside of the garment, where it can evaporate. There are different grades for use in different conditions. The 'dry' ones are perhaps the most versatile, and they are rated for use from -15 C to +15 C. The top is designed to be used as a base layer, but in warmer conditions it wouldn't look out of place and would be perfectly possile to wear it on its own as a t-shirt.

Now the most important thing about this is that it actually works. A couple of days ago I did a 32 mile bike run in temperatures just below zero and wore this top with a thin cycling top and a thin windproof jacket. This combination kept me dry and comfortable and I was perfectly warm.

Getting out on the bike has been a real thought because of the weather, and I have been tending to opt out and go to the gym instead. I also bought the 'dry' pants so with the two of these combined I'll definitely increase my cold weather cycling more than I would have done through the winter.

At the moment because of my recent experiences I can't rate this combination highly enough.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent multi-sports base layer 2 Aug 2010
Colour Name:Olive Night| Size Name:X-Large|Verified Purchase
Not much to say that hasn't been said before, I have several of these and use them for mountain biking, rock climbing, mountaineering, running, camping, working outdoors over winter - generally anytime I am likely to build up a sweat! The wicking action is very effective, keeping you dry, and they are incredibly fast drying, light weight and pack away in the smallest of places so great for camping, trekking etc

Thoroughly recommended - only advice is do not dry in a tumble dryer (my wife did and they shrink/shrivle/melt!)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
By doublegone TOP 500 REVIEWER
I was thinking the other day, this garment must represent about the best value for money I have ever spent. They are totally reliable for the purpose and just keep on going. I have two long sleeved and one short. I've had them about ten years. They have been on countless camping trips, fishing, snowboarding and hiking expeditions. When its cold in the winter I just wear them day to day under ordinary clothes for extra insulation. I've been doing a lot of winter running lately. They go on under a normal running top and a windproof shell and its perfect even in the Scottish December. They always keep me warm, dry and comfortable. After a decade they show no signs of wear other than the lettering fading on the washing label. They look exactly like they did when I bought them despite being washed at all sorts of temperatures with all sorts of other items. I can't think of anything else I have ever bought from curtains to a car that has kept doing the business for ten years with no signs of giving up. No bobbling, no loose seams. Its extraordinary. And they are pretty cheap.

There are thicker and warmer base layers available from HH and other manufacturers incorporating marino wool, silk and all sorts of luxury. But for me the point is flexibility. I'd rather wear more fine layers and remain flexible as to what I can take on and off. There is nothing to these but they give you that layer of extra insulation that covers most eventualities, and when it doesn't you can wear two.

Bloody marvellous base layer. So good you probably won't even realise as you never think about them. They are just always there doing what you bought them for.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Colour Name:Olive Night| Size Name:XX-Large|Verified Purchase
Bought this for a baselayering during cold weather activities and sweaty sports conditions. It's a really technical fabric allowing u to concentrate on the thing u do regardless of the environmental situations, under the term that u use it correctly in a layer system.
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but one issue... 18 Dec 2009
I've used both an older version Helly and now this more recent version (Lifa). As a base layer the old version was great, had a cotton feel, wicked well and did the job.
This more recent version has a very different feel to it, I guess best described as a nylon feel. This in its self is not an issue, but having used a few times now as a base layer for winter runs I have to report sore nipples are the outcome from moderate 50 minute runs every time...and that is not what I want or expect from Helly.
I've run in basic cotton t-shirts as well as Nike running tops and never had sore nipples - the only exception being when I got soaked in a downpour on a very long run.
I'm baffled that a brand such as Helly, with a heritage of performance base layer for athletes has produced a product that is so abrasive - was it thoroughly tested?? Or is this just effecting me??
Who know's, but this is what happened and it's annoyed me so much that I felt compelled to review it.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great ski base layer 11 Feb 2010
Colour Name:Olive Night|Size Name:XX-Large
I wore two of these under my ski jacket and it kept me warm and dry down to -17'C. No sweat.
The best reasonably priced base-layer I have tried so far.
Delivery packet did not require me to be at home to sign for it either, which is always a bonus.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant top
This is an excellent base layer. Very good quality - ideal for cycling. Washed it a couple of times and still like new - definitely buy more of these
Published 7 days ago by Paula bear
5.0 out of 5 stars lifa dry stripe crew
A present for son who goes on ski holidays with the family he says it light and warm and was a good buy
Published 15 days ago by pat steeds
3.0 out of 5 stars its ok
I bought a size large (which all my t-shirts are) and this is quite tight. would recommend buying at least 1 size bigger than you normally wear if you don't like tight fitting... Read more
Published 17 days ago by squirt1107
5.0 out of 5 stars Spot on for me
The last one of these I had lasted 15 years! The fabric is different now but the fit is good. Long may it last.
Published 1 month ago by M. Brophy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product
Always buy this product, comfy and does what is required. I would recommend this product do anyone who's does physical activity.
Published 1 month ago by Alex McNairn
4.0 out of 5 stars Base layer top
I am happy with the fit so far - I am medium build, 40" chest & this seems to fit fine. Now to try it outdoors!
Published 1 month ago by Mark Riggall
5.0 out of 5 stars Just about perfect
This top does what it says on the tin, why bother buying any of the cheaper alternatives when this is just perfect.
Published 1 month ago by Miss Charlotte M Whalley
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT
I have worn this for several years at work as it`s cold, it takes the sweat away from the body so you`re not left feeling cold
Published 1 month ago by it`s me!
5.0 out of 5 stars Helly Hansen mens Lifa Dry Stripe Crew - Black/ High Vis, Large
After reading so many positive reviews I had to give this a go for the money (15)
I love being outdoors but the cold just makes me feel ill so I take my layering quite... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Paul M. Campbell
5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality
Always good to get a Helly product as they normally perform as you expect. Downside is the high price that is charged so if you can get the quality at a better value price then... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Robert C. Wiggins
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