In my book Helly Hansen is pretty good. I work outside and all of my clothing is Helly Hansen workwear and I am very satisfied with it despite it not being the cheapest.
I also have all my skiing gear from them and can't complain there either. Only things I didn't like from Helly Hansen (that I bought) are shoes and socks. I've tried about three pairs of shoes (hiking, winter, city) and returned two of them. They are just weird (though they were actually somewhat cheap, but still).
I used to work for a mountain resort and the crew wear was all by Helly Hansen, which is what got me hooked years ago. It was (and still is, I guess) well made, light weight, comfortable and functional.