Helly Hansen Women's Dry Original Long Sleeve Baselayer Top
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- LIFA Stay Dry Technology
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The original HH Dry LIFA¨ shirt, now available for women.
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The technical Helly Hansen base layer. A contemporary design with the nice stripe along the sleeve.
The technical Helly Hansen base layer. A contemporary design with the nice stripe along the sleeve. This base layer top for women is designed for all sports and provides comfort no matter how long or how hard you plan to go. Long-sleeve design with cuffs and a feminine style. The HH Dry construction with 100 per cent Lifa is a quick-dry, breathable and super-lightweight high-performance base layer. Continually over the last 40 years, Lifa Stay dry technology has a key ingredient of all Helly Hansen base layers.
- HH Dry
- 125 g/m²
- Flatlock stitching
- Allergy neutral
- Non-itchy material
- Dry next to skin
- Lifa Stay Dry Technology
100 per cent Lifa fabric, it creates a dry layer next to the skin, keeping you comfortable during highly aerobic activities in a wide range of conditions.
Top Customer Reviews
I use mine for walking, cycling, kayaking and as a general daily baselayer all year round. In chilly weather, I wear a merino wool layer on top: because merino doesn't wick as effectively as Helly Hansen's 'Dry' range, this provides the best combination of warmth and wicking without any clammy stickiness.
Worn alone in cold weather, they don't provide much warmth and they don't have much wind resistance either but they're not really designed as a thermal layer hence if you're standing around in cold temperatures then you're likely to feel cold. However, worn during activity then they are the best - sweat is wicked away quickly leaving your body still feeling (relatively) fresh but, most importantly, dry. (They're also perfect for dealing with menopausal hot flushes and night sweats too - although this isn't promoted on their sporty ads and packaging!)
They are true to size. I'm a UK 10-12 and ordered the small size. At first it felt tight due to the close fit but after a few hours, I'd completely forgotten about it as it stretches freely with every move. The close-fit is needed for the best wicking performance and the close-fitting sleeves don't ride up.
Because they wick sweat so effectively, they can be worn for several days without becoming smelly and after washing they they dry quickly too.
Definitely 5-star quality, fit, wicking performance and value for money.
In the mens I find the arms are nice and long and a good fit (I'm quite muscular),the body is a long length so doesn't ride up and the it's tighter so stays in place. For me the arms are a lot tighter meaning when I bend them it's a little restrictive, the hem is at a shorter length so I discovered a lot of areas on my shorts that are annoying as they're usually covered. The hip area is cut a lot wider so it rides up which surprised me as I have an hourglass shape and the cuffs are pretty tight.
It's not astoundingly uncomfortable but it's not as comfortable as it could be. The colour is beautiful and the fabric works brilliantly as usual. I found the cut kind of odd but that was just me, the lifa base layers are a fantastic product and I'm sure this would fit most women. If you've got decent size muscles maybe give the men's version a try and go a size down.
I wear it as a base layer for sailing and also sometimes just wear it on its own with my sallopettes and its great. Its warm but the best thing it really does wick sweat away.
I also have the more expensive version which is double layered marino wool for colder weather as that extra layer means you can almost wear it as a jumper on its own.
I also tested these items out when I went on an arctic expedition to see polar bears near to the north pole and again they didn't let me down. I highly recommend the HH polar fleece products and also the leggings that match these tops.
I am sailing across the Atlantic soon and I am taking both the thick and thinner sets with me tops and leggings and i know I will be well protected for all eventualities :-)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love my HH top, it is really flattering as fits well to body shape, and works so well, definitely stay dry while training, CatherinePublished 11 months ago by Miss Peck
Excellent quality - as it always is the case with Helly Hansen clothes. It fits really well, a bit fitted but not too tight so ideal for canoeing. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Dani