Helly Hansen Dry Elite LS Base


The Helly Hansen Dry Elite long sleeved base layer is a seamless, body skimming, stretchy, quick drying and highly breathable base, that works perfectly as a foundation layer for cold weather riding.


Helly Hansen Dry Elite LS Base


The Helly Hansen Dry Elite long sleeved base layer is made from Helly Hansen’s Lifa Stay dry technology, a fabric that has been continually developed over 40 years and now offers even better breathability and wicking to keep you dry when exercising hard.  It is also lightweight and feels amazing next to the skin.


We have been wearing the Helly Hansen Dry Elite long sleeved base layer under a winter jacket on the bike, or on its own in the gym, to put it through its paces and we just keep returning to it time after time, because it is such a treat to wear and it works really hard to move sweat away from the body.


One of the reasons it has been our go-to base since the weather turned colder is the seamless construction, which ensures the very highest level of comfort you can experience.  The seamless nature of the design also means that the base can fit close to the skin, where it is most effective at keeping you dry, without any danger of rubbing or chafing.


Helly Hansen invented base layers back in 1970 and arguably no one knows more about them than they do.  The Lifa fabric feels wonderfully soft next to the skin and this high performance fabric is so stretchy that there is no tugging or pulling, the base layer simply follows your movement whatever you get up to.  Essentially, it fits so well you forget you’re wearing it and when the training is done it washes at a practical 40 degrees and then dries very quickly.  All of which means we were wearing it again very quickly!


Typically, Helly Hansen have not stinted on the cut, which is generous in length and allows for lots of lovely tuck in, even the sleeves are nice and long too.


The Dry Elite is a lightweight base layer in a feminine design, with a seamless construction for the ultimate comfort and using the latest fabric technology developed by the masters at Helly Hansen.


Sizes: XS-XL

Colour: Magenta, Charcoal, Black

RRP: £50.00 (but we’ve seen in on sale for £45.00)

Website: Helly Hansen.com Womens Dry Elite



Performance: 9/10

Value for money: 9/10


Tested by: Jan Birkmyre



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