10 May 2002

Thermodynamics keep out the chill

HELLY Hansens work wear products are now available from Parker Merchanting.

The range includes the Calgary Gilet, a body warmer designed to provide extra warmth through use of a thermal layer. This, says Helly Hansen, is achieved through polyester yarn fibres which are sheared, brushed and heat fixed.

The garment also incorporates Crafter fleece technology which uses thermodynamics to provide insulation and ventilation.

Using body heat, the material generates high pressure and a stream of warmed up molecules towards low pressure and cold air on the outside. Supplied with a chest phone pocket, the Calgary Gilet costs £50 (01925-839950 www.hhworkwear.com).