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Hestra Falt Guide Glove

post #1 of 14
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Has anyone tried these on or skied with them? I have the Army Leather mitts that I love with big cuffs. I'm looking at these for the quality & removable liner but is the cuff too big to go under my sleeve if I want? It's not as long as my mitts and I cannot find them locally.
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Originally Posted by cbtbakkes View Post

Has anyone tried these on or skied with them? I have the Army Leather mitts that I love with big cuffs. I'm looking at these for the quality & removable liner but is the cuff too big to go under my sleeve if I want? It's not as long as my mitts and I cannot find them locally.


I own a pair, and I really, really like them. My guess is that they're not as warm as some of the other Hestras, but I wore them all last season (a warm one here), and only once or twice broke out my mittens — which is significant, because I get cold. So, they were fine to the mid-twenties or so, fahrenheit.  They were too warm in the spring; I skied in windproof liners.

 

Solid construction, easily re-waterproofed; size 8 is snug on my small hands.

 

Don't know what your sleeves are like, so I can't advise you there. I never tried putting the cuffs in sleeves.

post #3 of 14
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Thanks. I want them for every day skiing and I have mitts for those really cold days. My mitts are my first long cuff's so I've always had my sleeves over the top and these are shorter than the mitts so I'm not sure how well they'd work over the sleeves with the long inner liner.
post #4 of 14

Liners were never a problem for me. They're velcroed to the leather and they stay put. 

post #5 of 14
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Has anyone else skied these?
post #6 of 14
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I'm taking them off my list if nobody's using them!
post #7 of 14

Hm.

post #8 of 14

I think if the subject were, e.g., skis, you'd get more responses.

 

But anyway, the Falt probably isn't widely used as an alpine glove.

 

Neither is reason enough to dismiss them.

post #9 of 14
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They're still near the top of my list. Just frustrated I'm not getting much input. I know it's pretty early yet but I'm hoping for a pre season deal. Last year I bought the Army Leather Mitts for those cold days but my season ended early do I never got to try them on a really cold day. I appreciate your input.
post #10 of 14
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I just saw a buyers guide review of the Army Leather Patrol glove that also looks great. Anyone know anything about these or how the 2 compare? It's new and I can't find any other review's. I dont like the white leather though.
post #11 of 14

On the Hesrta website they feature a video on the construction of the Falt Guide glove. It appears to me that the "guide" in Falt Guide is a fishing/hunting guide although they do say that the glove is suitable for alpine touring. I take this to mean that it is a dexterous work orientated glove and perhaps not as warm as the Army Leather Heli Ski glove.

 

Just my interpretation but similar to above, if it is called "Patrol", to me that means sacrifice warmth for dexterity.:dunno

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Originally Posted by DanoT View Post
 

On the Hesrta website they feature a video on the construction of the Falt Guide glove. It appears to me that the "guide" in Falt Guide is a fishing/hunting guide although they do say that the glove is suitable for alpine touring. I take this to mean that it is a dexterous work orientated glove and perhaps not as warm as the Army Leather Heli Ski glove.

 

Just my interpretation but similar to above, if it is called "Patrol", to me that means sacrifice warmth for dexterity.:dunno


Re: the Falt — yes, they're less about warmth, but my abnormally cold hands are fine in them into the lower 20s. They aren't really cold-weather gloves, but they're too warm for spring.

post #13 of 14
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That's what I've been thinking too but I have Mitts for the really cold days. I'm trying to find out anything I can about the new Army Patrols. I'm replacing my late 80's Grandoe's with removable liners for warmer weather. I can't find them locally so I need to order on line.
Edited by cbtbakkes - 9/18/16 at 11:48am
post #14 of 14
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According to Hestra USA the new (not available in the states for a few more weeks) Patrol is the Heli glove with a short cuff and warmer than the Fault and good to -10°. Now I'm not sure which one I want...
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