Seabourn is building expedition ships and operates the active Ventures by Seabourn optional shore excursion program.
Helly Hansen has been outfitting professionals working in the elements for 142 years since its founder, sea captain Helly Juell Hansen, created the first supple waterproof fabrics to keep his crew dry and protected. The company currently offers a selection of high-quality sports and outdoor apparel, footwear and accessories.
‘We’re very excited to work together with an outfitter who has an established heritage and passion for innovation in the outdoor apparel industry,’ said Robin West, vice president of expedition operations for Seabourn.
Helly Hansen will be the sole provider of outdoor gear for passengers and the expedition teams.
Outerwear, layering and accessories
On sailings to the polar regions, Seabourn will provide complimentary Helly Hansen jackets and backpacks to travelers.
The PolarShield parkas have been custom-designed by Seabourn and Helly Hansen, featuring a Helly Tech outer shell coupled with a removable insulator puff jacket inside. A custom-designed Helly Hansen waterproof WaterShield backpack will also be provided. Each item name includes the word ‘shield’ in homage to the Seabourn shield in its logo.Helly Hansen is 'honored to outfit Seabourn crew and guests with professional grade outerwear, layering systems and accessories that provide the utmost comfort and safety,’ said Øyvind Vedvik, category managing director of sailing.
Passengers will begin to receive PolarShield and WaterShield items starting with Seabourn Quest's Nov. 29, 2020 sailing for the 2020/21 Antarctica season. The product will continue to roll out on Seabourn Venture once it launches in June 2021 and explores the Arctic and Antarctica.
Seabourn’s retail shops will also feature a collection of Helly Hansen items for purchase.