The Case For Helly Hansen's $1,000 One Piece Powder Suit

The Case For Helly Hansen's $1,000 One Piece Powder Suit


The Case For Helly Hansen's $1,000 One Piece Powder Suit


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When you think of one-piece ski suits, your mind probably flashes back to the ones your father wore in the early 90s or the ones you see around après ski parties. But the functionality of a one-piece ski suit is unmatched in deep powder snow. I mean, you can literally roll around in powder like a child and stay completely warm and dry.

If you have never worn one, it’s hard to convey the feeling of zipping up a one-piece ski suit for the first time and heading out into blizzard conditions. You feel as though you have a suit of armor on that will protect you from the harshest wind and blowing snow. It’s a warm, safe feeling you can’t get from a traditional jacket and pants combo. So which is the best to buy?

Our choice is the Helly Hansen Ullr Chugach Infinity Powder Suit. You could call it the Brioni suits of ski wear. They’re that fly.

The Chugach Infinity is a kit for skiers who want to stay comfortable and protected while spending the entire day in cold and snowy environments. The suit is built to withstand the toughest conditions, with reinforced cuffs that resist wear and tear from ski edges and durable zippers that can stand up to the abuse of daily use.

The Chugach Infinity is packed with features that make it one of the most high-performance ski suits out there. First off, it’s made with a LIFA INFINITY PRO™fabric that’s fully waterproof and breathable, so you can stay dry and comfortable no matter what the weather throws at you. And with its insulated design, it will keep you warm on even the coldest days.

The key to LIFA INFINITY PRO™ lies in its construction. The fabric is made up of two layers of LIFA® fibers that are spun together to create a 3D, seamless knit. This construction creates air pockets that trap heat and provide insulation while also allowing moisture to escape, keeping you dry and comfortable during physical activity.

Additionally,  this ski suit has a built-in RECCO avalanche rescue system. This technology uses a reflector that bounces back signals from RECCO detectors used by ski patrols and rescue teams, making it easier for them to find you if you’re buried in an avalanche. It’s a small feature, but it could be a lifesaver in an emergency.

Not only is this ski suit high-performance, but it also looks great on the mountain. The design is sleek and stylish, with bold colors and contrasting accents that make it stand out from the crowd.


We also love its roomy pockets. The Helly Hansen Ullr Chugach Infinity Powder Suit has an ample amount of pockets that are well thought out and positioned correctly. Added to this is the Life Pocket+™pocket, which works to keep your phone close at hand and the phone’s battery alive longer, allowing you to stay connected in the outdoors.

There is no getting around the fact that it’s $1,000 USD, but compared to a top-end bib and jacket combo; it’s inline.



So there it is. And if you don’t want to take our word for it, just look to the people who might care more about outerwear than anyone else on the planet, the Norwegians. There is an old saying in Norway that is loosely translated as “there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.”  So you know they take their outer gear very seriously, and they love their Helly Hansen Chugach powder suits. I mean, the thing is ubiquitous among Norwegians, and for a good reason.


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