Why We Chose The Helly Hansen Movatn: Versatile, stylish, and great insulation.
Insulation vests can be divisive. For some, they’re a great way to stay warm on those in-between days when it’s not quite cold enough to go all out with the down jacket but also not quite hot enough to go exclusively mankini. For others, they’re a bit too old school. Fortunately for those chasing the dream of peace in our lifetime, Helly Hansen have cooked up a product that can unite the two warring tribes under one banner. It’s called the Movatn Wool Ins Vest, and it manages to be both practical and stylish in equal measure.
Insulated with 100% Norwegian Lavalan wool, and armed with hardwearing shoulder and chest panels for added weather protection, this vest offers the perfect marriage of warmth and comfort. You’ll love the front zipper closure with it’s external cover; a design feature, by the way, that significantly improves the vest’s ability to lock in warmth. Quick shout out, while we’re on the subject, to the handy poppers here.
“The Movatn bridges the gap between city life and outdoors lifestyle”
Available in three different colourways – Blaze Orange, Catalina Blue, and Fallen Rock – the vest will work in tandem with a big portion of your outdoor wardrobe. And because of its sheer versatility, you’ll be able to layer with it according to the conditions. Weighing in at a nice 320g, you can also pack it down and carry it around in your pack without inconveniencing yourself in the process.
Named after an area in Oslo that’s frequently used as a launch pad for excursions into the Oslomarka, the Movatn bridges the gap between city life and outdoors lifestyle. So whether you’re camping, hiking, trekking, walking through the city, or just generally sitting on logs in the middle of nowhere, we’re confident you’ll dig what this item brings to the table. Also, those who care about sustainability will be pleased to hear that bluesign approved fabric was used in the product’s construction, meaning a low impact dyeing process and zero use of any nasty PFCs in the water resistant coating.