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post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
Anybody use Hestra gloves? http://www.hestragloves.com I was considering the Vertical Cut Freeride or the Leather Ski Cross. Any opinions?
post #2 of 28
Yes. I have a pair similar to the Army Leather Heli-ski. Great gloves. Probably the warmest I've ever owned, and the gauntlet cuffs are great.
post #3 of 28
Hestra makes gloves that are unsurpassed in terms of quality, fit and durability. The Swedish Army uses them and the winters there are long and frigid.

I have had a pair RSL Vertical Comps for three seasons now. They have proven a great investment.
post #4 of 28
Sorry to revive a thread..but I figured it better than making a new one....anyone use different liners in thier Hestra Gloves? I just bought a pair of the Heli-Ski model and wanted a thinner linning for the warmer days...I have hot hands and tend to sweat....I have not been able to find them online...also what type of leather treatment do you use and how often? Thanks a ton guys
post #5 of 28
I use Nikwax leather treatment. It's like a smaller version of liquid shoe polish. It's easy to apply.
post #6 of 28
i had a look at hestra gloves in my local shop recently. they look full-decent.
i am a fan of leather gloves anyway. nikwax works great. i once in a while apply leather fat though.
post #7 of 28
What does full-decent mean? Anyone know where I can get extra liners in different temperature levels? Does anyone use a very thin glove liner in like silk in addition to a normal setup (insulation liner...then shell)?
post #8 of 28
my comment refers to quality, as far as can be told without actually using them. in general, my observation is that leather gloves may offer a little less insulation, but i don't mind that.
post #9 of 28
I have never used a glove that did not have a leather palm...like these
post #10 of 28
i specifically tried on the vertical cut freeride. it felt warmer than my current leather gloves, which have this thinsulate-stuff.

if i needed gloves right now, the hestras would be my 1st choice.
post #11 of 28
by far the best glove on the market
post #12 of 28
My husband LOVES his Hestras. He just uses generic thin liners in them.
post #13 of 28

Hestra on on sale!

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/prod_list_display_special.ASP?wc=true&dept_id=L2~3 06&special_type=bargain_barn

http://www.skiershop.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=36_122

I have the free-style. Great glove, excellent dexterity. free-style has temp regulating insulation. Size runs a bit small
post #14 of 28
Anybody have experience with the 3 finger gloves that Hestra makes? Those seem like a really interesting alternative to mittens for really cold eastern days in my opinion.

I bought some pretty cheap Goretex Burtons as a place holder for now (my Grandoe GCS gloves form last year were just too damn cold and not very water proof), but figure I may drop the cash on a good pair of Hestras once the season gets going if I feel the need for something more aggressive...

-Craig
post #15 of 28
There are definitly extra liners to be found.. I bought a pair of wind-waterproof Hestra motorcycle gloves and found out that they had some sort of "summer liners" that were totally interchangable with the liners in my long ecocuir finger gloves, so I could buy extra winter liners for them in my out outdoor shop.
Wich also means that you can have a pair of extra liners along on a ski week, as the liners gets colder when used int the same manner as skisocks do, even if they are not dirty.
And they are (were) made in 2 different warmths..
post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by Craig W
Anybody have experience with the 3 finger gloves that Hestra makes? Those seem like a really interesting alternative to mittens for really cold eastern days in my opinion.

I bought some pretty cheap Goretex Burtons as a place holder for now (my Grandoe GCS gloves form last year were just too damn cold and not very water proof), but figure I may drop the cash on a good pair of Hestras once the season gets going if I feel the need for something more aggressive...

-Craig
Hi Craig:

I got a pair of the Hestra Army leather lobster mits for my wife who always gets cold hands.

So far so good.she likes 'em and likes the extra dexterity...But a full mit is still warmer. She goes to the cloudveil encloseure mit when its real cold.

I have the Army leather heli glove and its the warmest glove I have ever used....so I think you would be good in the Army Leather 3 finger mit.
post #17 of 28

This site is costing me more and more money !!

After reading your posts I just bought a pair of Hestra Army leather Heli Ski gloves from Tramdock. I hope they're warm. Gordo
post #18 of 28
Your hands will thank you for it.
post #19 of 28
I just got the Hestra Alpine Pro. They don't come with liners but I'm told this glove is so good I won't need 'em. They have really good elastic wrist loops - better than the usual thin piece of cord on most gloves - to prevent glove loss when taking them off. Mine also came with complimentary leather balm. Now all I need to do is put them on somewhere cold. Might stick my hands in the freezer to try them out.
post #20 of 28
lol...stick your hands in the freezer...good one...mine arrived at my house today...I will get to open them when i get home tonight at like 9 EST
post #21 of 28
Bump for the Hestra Army Leather Glvoes...I just bought a pair from www.backcountryoutlet.com for $65.00 as they have a 30% off sale!
post #22 of 28
I bought my pair a few years ago, and they are just lovely, though i've gotten a bit wet in them, seems like i need to do some leather treatment... Man, u guys really have to cash up for them, i paid something like $45-50 for my pair of Army Leather... with a 30% discount...
post #23 of 28
I bought a pair of the Heli and I really like them except for one thing...on the Swedish site they have elastic wrist bands that are linked to the gloves so that when you take them off they just hang from your wrist and you don't lose them...well on the US site they do not show them in the picture and the gloves I recieved did not have them...I wish they did
post #24 of 28

Mine have them.

a pair of Heli Ski just arrived from Tramdock. They have the elastic wrist bands with cords. Nice touch. They are warm. I paid like $95 plus shipping. Of course I never think about money if I am warm and dry when skiing. gordo
post #25 of 28
Thread Starter 
I just got pair of the Hestra Dominique Perret pro model - nice glove. Snug fitting, light and even warm too.
post #26 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ollie
Bump for the Hestra Army Leather Glvoes...I just bought a pair from www.backcountryoutlet.com for $65.00 as they have a 30% off sale!
Just thought I'd update this post. The "Hestra Army leather Heli Ski Gloves" are down to 49.99 at backcountry. They only have small & med.'s left. They show about 70 remaining. My hands are too big, but I picked up some for my daughter & the wifey for 99 w free shipping. Make sure you select economy shipping where you enter your zip code.
post #27 of 28
Reviving an old thread...Has anyone found where you can purchase extra Hestra mitten liners online? I see them listed on their product site, but I am unable to locate any. Please let me know if you've seen them around. Thanks in advance.
post #28 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rossi00
Reviving an old thread...Has anyone found where you can purchase extra Hestra mitten liners online? I see them listed on their product site, but I am unable to locate any. Please let me know if you've seen them around. Thanks in advance.
I was told by a Hestra Rep to purchase through Tramdock.com ...they should have them
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