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Helly Hansen Mens Lifa Dry Stripe Crew

by Helly Hansen
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews)

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  • LIFA Stay Dry Technology
  • Flat lock stitching
  • Low bulk cuffs
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  • Boxed-product Weight: 299 g
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  • Item model number: 48800_NOIR_S
  • ASIN: B001CS8A6A
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Jan 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 323 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Product Description

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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25 of 25 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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10 of 10 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 No Sweat!
Wore this up snowdon as my main walking top and just a waterproof top layer. It worked great and didn't feel wet or clammy at all!
Published 9 days ago by C. Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the money
I am wearing these daily while out fishing during the winter and they are keeping me very warm.
Published 9 days ago by F. Guard
1.0 out of 5 stars Wicks poorly and keeps you very WET and COLD
Synthetics usually wick well but as I have found, it all depends on the technology in the weave. HH maybe a good make in other areas, but for this Lifa Dry it is abysmal. Read more
Published 1 month ago by championcat
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful in so many ways
I think my husband and I have four of these between us now. The lifa dry long sleeve tops are so versatile! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Victoria Hall
5.0 out of 5 stars job done
Light weight, fast wicking and great fit, have ordered 3 more since and got the Mrs a couple, very impressed.
Published 1 month ago by Lee Schofield
5.0 out of 5 stars Best ever.
Just had to get another one of these tops for my husband. He does a lot of walking and a bit of climbing and thinks these are the best.
Published 2 months ago by Elsie
5.0 out of 5 stars Great top
Excellent top and (as I got them on an offer) very good value. I have now ordered more and would buy again but wiat for an offer.
Published 2 months ago by J Brinkman
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
The fit is perfect, it keeps me so dry when running and is so easy to wash and dry. Perfect. Just what I wanted.
Published 2 months ago by CJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Top base layer for good price
Excellent make aimed at any sportsman requiring comfort and performance. Suitable for anyone needing an autumn to summer base layer, X large really good fit for people who are... Read more
Published 3 months ago by dean roberts
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 3 months ago by Paula bear
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