New Helly Hansen all-weather crew kit for Troon RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer lifeboat crew at Troon RNLI recently received brand new kit to help keep them safe, warm and dry when they’re out saving lives at sea.

Troon RNLI lifeboat crew and their new all-weather kit from Helly Hansen


Troon RNLI lifeboat crew and their new all-weather kit from Helly Hansen
The new all-weather lifeboat crew kit is supplied by Helly Hansen as part of their strategic partnership with the RNLI and it is currently being rolled out to all of the RNLI’s 128 all-weather lifeboat stations across the UK and Ireland.
The new kit is lighter, more comfortable and designed to allow greater freedom of movement. Specially designed with the RNLI to ensure it meets the demanding needs of its volunteer crews, the new kit uses state of the art waterproof and breathable Helly Tech fabric which provides increased comfort compared to the previous non-breathable fabric of the old kit.

The light but strong kit is reinforced for exposed areas and its technical layering system ensures crew members will keep warm and dry while out at sea.The kit comes in a wide range of sizes and has bespoke designs to fit both male and female crew members, unlike the kit it is replacing.

Troon RNLI lifeboat Coxswain Joe Millar said ‘We’re delighted to have received this new all-weather lifeboat crew kit from Helly Hansen. The new gear is ideal for even the harshest conditions. We know this kit will help to keep us warm, dry and safe when we’re out at sea.

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