Sports Anorak from Helly Hansen

Jotun Sports Anorak

Jotun Sports Anorak

If you are a keen outdoors person and you live in the UK, you will know that there is no telling what the British weather is going to do from one day to the next.

Summer can have its off days, with rain, wind and the cold playing a part often without warning. This poses a problem for many people who enjoy outdoors sports or hiking. That age old question “what coat should I wear?”

It is a difficuult decision. If you opt for something too heavy you could end up boiling, equally though, anything too light and flimsy and you’ll be either soaked or freezing if the wind and rain do pick up.

Well Helly Hansen have a great answer with their Jotun Anorak. The Jotun is an outdoor anorak for men in true Scandinavian design.

It’s a nostalgic, youthful, outdoor anorak for men. In true Scandinavian tradition, a water-resistant waxed cotton jacket which will be your best friend when hiking or after a sports event, when you need light protection from the elements. The pullover shorter length design is perfect for use in the outdoors, but it’s also great at home, and looks great in and around the city.


Shower Proof

Shower Proof


  • Water-resistant waxed fabric
  • Fixed hood
  • Kangaroo pocket
  • Contrast hood panel
  • Hip length
  • Side zip entry
  • Fully lined
  • Adjustable cuffs
  • Articulated arms
  • YKK zippers
  • Hand warmer pockets
  • PU fabric on hood, shoulders and sleeves
  • Tail drop
  • Regular fit

The fashionable design is almost military in style, similar to that of the traditional and popular NBC jackets.

The inner lining will keep you warm but if you do sweat it will not soak that up, meaning the need to wash is not necessary. The outer shell is easily cleanable and can be wiped down or sponged clean.

The pockets are ideal for someone who is on the go, and if you have just finished a sporting event, there’s no fiddling around trying to find and unzip pockets, you can just bury all your belongings into the front pouch which will keep them safe and sound.

With all this protection you would imagine the coat would be heavy, but this is not the case, amazingly the Jotun is very light weight which makes it perfect for use before or after a sports event. The only down side is that it cannot be packed away but this would most likely detract from the style features, and this jacket is more an all rounder, great for going out in, but also reliable as a wind cheater and it will protect against light showers.

A brilliant piece of clothing and one any sportsman should consider.

Reviewed by Simon Lucas on behalf of Helly Hansen

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