Tour the backcountry, skin up to the highest altitudes, or ski with the resort's convenient chairlifts. The Helly Hansen Men's Elevate Shell Pant doesn't discriminate between on-piste and off-piste, and neither do you. Helly Tech's Professional construction equips this thin three-layer shell with a Flow membrane for waterproof protection and the high breathability that backcountry bounding calls for. Fully taped seams enhance waterproofing by preventing a single snowflake from seeping through.
Helly Hansen also equipped the Elevate Shell Pant with zippers at each thigh for ventilated airflow. The boot gaiters have grippers to stay secure and keep snow out of the cuffs. A jacket-to-pant interface connects this pant to Helly Hansen's ski jackets for complete coverage. Adjustable waist tabs dial in a secure fit, and Helly Hansen reinforced each cuff for ski edge protection.
- Helly Tech Professional
- Three-layer construction with Flow membrane
- Fully taped seams
- Outer thigh vents
- Boot gaiters with grippers
- Jacket-to-pant interface
- Adjustable waist tabs
- Reinforced cuffs
- Item #HYH007I
- Q & A
Blasting out of pow. Apparently trying to poop?
Thigh vent location is great for passing snowy branches or while it is snowing.
Great touring pant
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: medium
I have used these pants touring a few days and am very impressed with the new "flow" membrane. The prior helly pro membrane seemed to be a bit more breathable than gore pro, but this is another leap forward.
One day touring the temps started at 29 degrees in the lot and dropped to low teens as forecasted by mid day. My BD co-efficient base layer (pataguchi R4 equivalent) was great later in the day, but far too warm at the start, I sweat quite a bit in the legs even with vents open. When we got to the top I zipped the vents back up and the base layer was still damp on the outside. At the bottom of the run I open the vent again, base layer was nearly dry already.
The right thigh pocket is aptly sized for a lower profile beacon, my pieps micro is hardly noticeable. Vents are easy to operate on the go and positioning them slightly back means you're less likely to drop snow inside when you brush against a snow covered branch. Tabs adjust the waist well, no need for a belt.
Fit is true to size, not a baggy cut nor euro "technical".