Helly Hansen Dry Stripe Crew Top - Men's

The original look with modern technology.

Pros and recreational athletes alike flock to the stripes of the Helly Hansen Stripe Crew Top, which is recognized as the classic technical baselayer. Thanks to Lifa Stay Dry Technology and Helly Hansen’s HH Dry layer, the Stripe Crew quickly pulls moisture away from your body so you can maintain comfort and warmth even during aerobic activity in the cold. Low-bulk cuffs and flatlock stitching mean this baselayer is comfortable under a shell or mid-layer.

  • Reviews
  • Q & A

A Staple Piece

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

This is one of my go-to pieces of clothing since it has such a wide range of uses and the mix of insulation to breath-ability is incredible. I can wear this as a baselayer under my warmer cloths and it breaths perfectly, but can also be used as a stand alone piece when it starts to get warm and still keep in the heat. The fit on this is great as well with it being athletic and on the tighter side of things. Over-all this has to be one the best base layers I have.

My Fave

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Size Bought: XL

This is my go-to for skiing. I like the snug yet stretchy fit. It's pretty long, which is great because stays tucked into my bottoms. Like others have mentioned, it does run small. For most casual shirts, I wear a L. I've got this in an XL and it fits perfectly.

Keeps you dry

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

I have a couple of these, and have bought them as gifts for the family. It's well made, lightweight and extremely breathable. The Medium fits me perfectly and makes a great layering piece.

The standard base layer

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

I've taken this layer on a couple of tours and it kept me pretty dry on the sweaty ascents. I've also taken this to the resort on a few very chilly days. This layer handled both situations very well and comes at a good price point. My only suggestion would apply who wants something very warm for strictly downhill skiing, in which case I would recommend the merino wool version of this.

Hard to beat the classics

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: Runs small

This Helly Hansen stripe crew top has been a staple in skiers closets for years, and it's no wonder; it works well, is comfortable, and a completely functional piece while looking good.

I bought one for my dad for Christmas to add to his layering pieces for skiing, and he's loving it so far. As others have mentioned, it does run a touch small, which may be what you're looking for from a layering piece, but if you're not looking for the next-to-the-skin style fit, size up.

What a Layer

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Great for wearing as a ski layer! So warm and fits tightly. Wear this every time I ski under my jacket. Also functions as a running shirt!

Use it anywhere

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

From Autumn trail running, to ski touring, to skiing on the mountain this top breathes well and does it all. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a great base layer. I would not say it works for well indoor workouts. But outside (which is where we want to be!) it is great! I went with a Medium and it is fine. Probably could have gone with a small too for a more snug fit.

Keeps Ya Warm & Looks Cool

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: large

This thing keeps you warm. It's tight fitting and makes you look slender. That's my favorite part. After a ski day, you can take off your jackets, strip down to just this crew top and know you look good!

You can cruise the bar, grab some food, get weird at Apres ski and know you're looking good.

This is the real point of a base layer, people. To look good in the bar apres ski, am I wrong?

Yeah, yeah, yeah, it's also warm and wicking and great for skiing and I've worn everyday this season.

Even more important that all above: it's comfy. Base layers that itch or bunch = no bueno. This piece feels like a part of me and I don't even notice it's on.

Classic

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: XL

I use this base layer most often in the spring for ski mountaineering. Usually in the spring it isn't quite as cold. I also use it for summertime adventures in the mountains. Works great as the extra shirt for warmth on a night of backpacking. When the weather is a lot colder I usually wear the "Warm Ice" version of this shirt that has a marino wool blend, but this is perfect for when it is cold-to-cool out. HH has been making this shirt for years and has steadily improved the wicking properties of the fabric/weave.

-Joel Bettner, HH Ambassador

What happened to HH?

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: xxl

I used to love this brand. LOVE. 3 winter jackets by them. I have sweaters, cargos, shirts,.....etc. I ordered and XXL. It was more like a large. It's laughable how small it was. Why are we redefining sizes? The initial feel and look are ok but I will never buy this brand again. They are turning into a somewhat lazy/cheesy brand. Sorry to say that but they are no where near where they used to be. I can't size up. I'm skinny. A triple X is like a circus tent, but HH would be more like a large anyways. Too many other brands putting out high quailty gear.

PS. They worst zippers in the industry.

Runs short...

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small

I like this base layer but it runs short!! I did end up buying the next size up. So I did put my money where my mouth is. Happy with the lager size.

Sweet Baselayer!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I just spent two weeks skiing in the Italian Alps with this shirt and it did a job for me. This was a terrific baselayer that kept me warm and dry in most conditions I faced.



Even when I got sweaty during high-output skiing off-piste at Courmayeur I dried out very quickly. I never smelled bad or stayed damp coming off the hill at the end of the day. The seams never chafed, and the shirt still looks new after a couple washes.



Personally, I prefer this type of thinner base layer with a medium to high-loft mid-layer and shell. I don't like thicker base layers next to my skin. I am 5'7", 180, mostly muscle, and the medium fits me like a glove.



Note that I have the prior model with the huge HH logo on the chest. I like the looks better, but it does interfere a bit with breathability.

The stripe is right!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I have used the HH dry stripe crew top extensively during snowboard season, as well as into the early spring on early morning commutes and during cooler riding temps. The material is very lightweight and breathable, while still keeping you warm and dry thanks to the construction and Lifa blend, which draw s moisture from the body then wicks it to the next layer. On the mountain, the stripe crew keeps me warm and comfortable on the lift, then wicks away moisture to keep wind chill away on the ride down trail. On the road/trail, the crew top helps to quickly warm up as I start my ride, and keeps me well ventilated and cool once I start to work up a sweat and start to push out more heat, the striped sleeves are also a very helpful feature, as I can wear this piece by itself once the Salt Lake valley warms up and sheds its frigid morning temps and know that I am that much more visible thanks to the striped sleeve. I am very tall (6'6) and about 220 and the XL size works very well for me, it is a slimmer cut for a closer to skin fit. I have had this piece for over a year and it is still working excellently as both a first chair charging high performance ski/snowboard base layer and as a visible and versatile first layer I utilize while spinning wheels in the city and I would very highly recommend it for someone seeking a high performance base layer that has the ability to be used during a variety of conditions and sports.

The Classic!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

This is the base layer I remember seeing on all my skiing heroes growing up, so naturally I associated it with being awesome. I figure, if you're wearing the striped Lifa top, you're gonna kick butt, right?



I guess it doesn't magically bestow victory but it's nonetheless a staple of my apparel drawer. The Lifa fabric does a great job of keeping me warm even when I'm sweating, and as such I am comfortable wearing it three seasons of the year across running, xc skiing, biking, and more.



If there's something I would improve, it's that the Lifa material tends to hold smell pretty firmly. That being said, I just make sure to wash the top each time I wear it, not letting it sit around and fester very long, and that keeps the stank to a minimum.

Fantastic shirt!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Keeps you warm and keeps you dry just like it says. It is clutch for the slopes. Rock it under a softshell and you've got all you need for most days. Great buy.

great - size up

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small

Great top for all activities where I use it as a base layer or stand alone in cooler, dry climate. they run small, so size up

Favorite Piece of Gear

The helly Hansen layering gear is the best that i've ever owned and specifically the top for the different activities i use it for. The pic os from the flash dash 5k on 10/6/13 that i just happened to win. no big deal.....



1. This top is lightweight, that is probably my favorite part about it. I don't ever feel uncomfortable with it on.



2. The moisture wicking is insane. It's is running like i do alot with this on or hiking to the peak to drop some fun lines i can sweat and then cool off and not be freezing. It will still keep warm even after i have drenched it with sweat then it will dry itself off.



3. No matter what the temps are it will even keep me cool when it's a little warmer out than need. The longsleeves are perfect for me. The materials feels smooth and is hard to argue you can find another layering piece with be much better. I love the dry stripe top and will continue to use it probably 90 of the days i snowboard, run, and oh yeah i forgot to mention i wear this under my hockey gear while out on the rink playing. Perfect under the gear and doesn't smell too bad even after i've played in it.

Favorite Piece of Gear

Warm layer, but easy to melt

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small

I love the HH lifa layers for their simple but attractive warm design and tight fit. For a single layer that can breathe normally my first choice, though longer trips often require wool that doesnt hold odor so bad.

For some reason- probably the hole spacing- these melt much easier than other synthetics, so if someone else borrows one or does your laundry be careful.

If I can find a flannel print one in the US everything will be perfect.

does the job well

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This top is great. It is warm, breathable, comfy and fits well. Just remember, with HH go a size up.

warm and dry

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This thermal kept me warm and dry on the slopes. Absolutely no complaints here. This one is a great buy especially on sale.