ABOUT HALO

HALO is strength, precision and functionality – for the determined athlete to whom training isn’t a hobby, it’s a lifestyle. HALO is designed for individuals who set high expectations for themselves and have a true passion for being active. 

THE STORY 
HALO originates from Newline, founded in 1981 by Helge Petersen, a professional soldier in the The Danish Special Forces. With great experience from parachuting and running, he developed a unique brand focusing on innovative, functional products with a high degree of details and comfort. 

The DNA 
Newline HALO was created in 2015 and is designed by Malkit Singh and Rasmus Storm. The brand is named after the parachute jump called "High Altitude Low Opening". The brand’s DNA is functionality and design within the 3 categories: Off-duty, Training and Uniform. 

THE DESIGN 
The HALO design is rooted in the universe surrounding the Danish Special Forces. Especially the parachute department Aalborg Tactical Wing at Air Force Base Aalborg, where the parachutes are repaired and packed, has inspired the design and the choice of materials and colors. HALO is tested in cooperation with soldiers from the Danish Special Forces.

FACT!
High-altitude military parachuting is a method of delivering military personnel, military equipment and other military supplies from a transport aircraft at a high altitude with free-fall parachute insertion. Two techniques are used: HALO (high altitude – low opening) and HAHO (high altitude – high opening). In the HALO technique, the parachutist opens his parachute at a low altitude after free-falling for a period of time. 
223

At the Air Force Base Aaborg, the parachutes are packed by the Rigger Master; a person who holds an extremely important and prestigious position. The Rigger Master's workshop is located in Building 223 at the air force base; the area where the soldiers are trained to perform the airborne operations of the Armed Forces.

The number 223 features on selected styles
-ex. The HALO bomber jacket.

FACT!
A Rigger Master is a person who is trained or licensed to pack, maintain or repair parachutes. A rigger is required to understand fabrics, hardware, webbing, regulations, sewing, packing, and other aspects related to the building, packing, repair, and maintenance of parachutes.
ATW

The letters ATW are printed on shoulders and calved on several
of the styles in the various HALO collections. ATW refers to
Aaborg Tactical Wing, the name of the building at the Air Force Base
Aalborg, where the parachutes from the Special Forces are
repaired and approved.

The parachutes are made of nylon, and all ATW styles are
tech-wear of synthetic, dry fit materials.

FACT!
The elite special operations force is extremly selective and com-
petitive; thus, it is very demanding, both mentally and physically,
to enter the selection course to become an elite soldier. Approxi-
mately 10% pass the program and become a full member of the
Corps.