HH Dry Revolution & Elite 2.0 baselayers feature a full stretch, seamless construction providing free unrestricted movement and maximum comfort for highly aerobic activities. Scramble's top pick in their Lightweight Baselayer category.
Sizes: M (38" - 40"), L (40.5" - 42.5"), XL (43" - 46")
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|Brand / Manufacturer||Helly Hansen|
|Clothing Section||B1 - Upper Body|
|Clothing Layer||Base & Light Active Layers|
|Sub-Type||Activity - Dynamic|
|Materials||97% Polypropylene, 3% Elastane|
|Package Weight (approx.)||260 g / 9.17 oz|
|Item Weight||140 g / 4.94 oz (Large)|
Helly Hansen's Dry Revolution and Dry Elite baselayers are different releases of ostensibly the same item, with the Elite 2.0 being the later release. There are some superficial differences but in terms of how they perform, sizing, comfort and price, they're the same: it's more about styling. For this reason we lump them together.
The HH Dry Revolution is Scramble's top pick in their Lightweight Baselayer category.
Scramble have tested numerous lightweight all-round baselayers, and the HH Dry Revolution / Elite baselayers came out on top. The main reasons:
Helly Hansen have pretty much nailed it with these top of the range HH Dry baselayers. We just hope they continue to produce them.
The baselayer is the most important clothing layer; investing in a good one gets you the most bang for your buck versus all other clothing items (outside possibly footwear). Why?
To change from a liquid to a gas, water requires energy. So when we sweat, or when moisture in our clothes evaporates, the fluid draws energy warmth from our body to make the transformation. In hot weather, we sweat and this can keep us cool, however in a cold climate this works against you. Water conducts heat away from your body 25 times faster than air. As we sweat in cold weather we replace the warm air trapped between our clothing layers with sweat. Then as the wet clothing dries on your body, heat is lost by evaporation. It is for this reason high wicking base and mid layers are important as they keep moisture off your skin.
Here's what Helly Hansen have to say:
HH Dry Revolution / Elite features the unique Lifa fibre technology in a full stretch and seamless construction providing free unrestricted movement and maximum comfort for highly aerobic activities in a wide range of conditions, such as skiing, running, climbing / scrambling, fast-paced hiking and sailing. The HH®Dry Revolution / Elite baselayers combine quick-dry, lightweight and breathable performance from Lifa's Stay dry technology, the unique ingredient of all Helly Hansen baselayers perfected over the last 40 years.
The HH Dry Revolution / Elite fabric is made from new Lifa fibres that are even softer and more effective at drawing excess heat and sweat away from your skin, allowing you to maintain an optimum body temperature throughout your activities. Lifa stripes add a splash of colour to the lower sleeves.
See it in action via the HH sales pitching "ambassador":
Helly Hansen are always a little on the small side. Here's their sizing for Base Layers:
Medium: chest: 39-41.5"
Large: chest: 41.5-43.5"
Extra Large: chest: 43.5-46"
Medium: chest: 38.5-41"
Large: chest: 41-43"
Extra Large: chest: 43-45.5"
So basically, HH are about half an inch out in our opinion.