Helly Hansen Ocean Racing Survival Suit

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Coined the "survival suit," Helly Hansen's Ocean Racing Suit offers little for average Joes whose biggest challenge is a case of the Mondays, but it will protect the brave—if not a bit insane—sailors as they race around the world, facing extreme weather conditions and dangerous speeds.

A pivotal part of the off-shore racing circuit for the past 30 years, Helly Hansen's survival suit is currently keeping the Ericsson team ahead of the game and first to port in this year's Volvo Ocean Race. Their adept understanding of a seafarer's needs is the result of testing the suit over thousands of days at sea and constructing the suit in-house at Helly Hansen's HQ in Moss, Norway.


The full-stretch suit is geared for the utmost sailor, but for those interested in staying dry and warm on smaller excursions Helly Hansen's line of Ocean Racing jackets, tops and pants offers the same professional quality and many of the same features as the survival suit.

The Ocean Racing Suit is available for purchase online for $3,000.

See more images of the suit in action after the jump.