Originally Posted by huckingfellers
Hestra are hands down the best glove on the market !
NO NO NO NO NO THEY'RE NOT!
Hey, I love Hestra gloves. As a matter of fact, I have the Army leather glove, It's a great glove. You will never get a flake of snow inside and they're very warm. But the leather did wear through on one of my thumbs faster than it should have - dissapointing, but otherwise an excellent glove. It comes in 2nd place
However, I defy anybody who owns Hestra gloves AND SMARTWOOL gloves to tell me that the Smartwool gloves are not the best. It seems that few skiers have ever tried a pair, but they are by far the nicest gloves I've ever worn. The leather is better than on almost any glove, they're warm as hell, and they will be drier than almost any glove on the market due to the magnificent, warm, wool pile lining.
I never have had any real dampness inside the Smartwools. But then, I don't wear them when its 50 degrees either. BTW-best damn socks too.
Smartwool - its da' schnizzy.
Urgent: as I was writing this, I dedcided to check and it seems that Smartwool is only making a spring glove right now. Fortunatley, I found some of the top of the line Competition gloves for 1/2 price HERE
. These are the ones I have. Get them now, you won't be disappointed. I was going to pick up another pair as insurance, but I just went and had another look at my 3 year old pair, and they're still like new after about 75-100 days.