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Hestra very nice quality.

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
Do you folks like Hestra gloves?

I purchased a pair of last years Hestra Army Leather Short gloves from Tramdock for $76 - was $109. It seems like a very high quality glove. When I took it out of the plastic it smells like a baseball glove. The leather seems first rate and tough. I also was impressed with the grip and the way it wraps the hand. When it breakes in it should be an even better a fit. It also has Gore-Tex lining. I have not used it in the snow yet but I can tell this will be a good glove that will last.
post #2 of 22
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The gloves are Red/Black/White.

My discounted ArctXyrc pants are Orange, I have a discounted Green Spyder parka and a discounted Yellow helmet. I will be lit up like a Christmas Tree.
post #3 of 22
I'm a mountain ambassador for Hestra. They are absolutely as high quality as gloves come. I have several styles and they are all in near new condition still. I've tried lots of gloves and usually went through one pair per season... any more use and either the leather was worn through or the insulation was so packed out that they were freezing cold. Hestra's are awesome. If you are willing to wait several years, I'll let you know how long they last.

PM me if you have specific questions.... (instructors, ski area employees....)
post #4 of 22
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Yes they feel high quality. A lot of the gloves on the market with leather on the plams and fingers have the paper thin leather that tears or deforms easy. These are more like baseball glove type leather. I was looking for a glove that isnt bulky and is warm and the sales rep I TT reccomended I try Hestra as he said they are first-rate. They are a bit pricey but the rep said they will last forever and I wont have to buy a new pair every year.

BTW...do you apply any resin to the leather?
post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by U.P. Racer View Post
I'm a mountain ambassador for Hestra.
PM me if you have specific questions.... (instructors, ski area employees....)
What is their web site address?

I'm trying to find a local place that sells them.

Edit: found it-> http://www.hestragloves.com

But, they only list one shop in the USA. The one in Golden, CO. Is that correct?
post #6 of 22
buying them online seems to be the cheapest way to do it.

I bought a pair of three fingered mitts/gloves from Backcountry Outlet last week for a great price
post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by StormDay View Post
What is their web site address?

I'm trying to find a local place that sells them.

Edit: found it-> http://www.hestragloves.com

But, they only list one shop in the USA. The one in Golden, CO. Is that correct?
Actually, the U.S. distributor is based in Golden. The U.S. Website is:
www.hestrausa.com
post #8 of 22
Awesome Gloves
post #9 of 22
Bought some Hestra Heli gloves on STP - seem like great quality. Kinda pimp looking though - but given the price I can live with that
post #10 of 22
Are the dexterous?
post #11 of 22
Thread Starter 
Yes....lots of dexterity..very little bulk. When the leather breaks in they will be even better. Best fitting glove I have tried.
post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by tief schnee View Post
Are the dexterous?
As a buck with no luck driving a truck.
post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by Grizz View Post
As a buck with no luck driving a truck.
What are you getting at? Out with it man!
post #14 of 22
What? Can't pluck that duck here. Don't be a schmuck.
post #15 of 22
Yes , we do seem to be stuck.
post #16 of 22
I keep noticing them and liking what I see. I plan to get some this season, these votes of confidence in them are a good motivator.
I like short gloves. Those long greave things are a pain in the bum.
post #17 of 22
U.P. Racer, which is the warmest? Our Tuesday night clinics get really cold. I'm looking at the alpine pro, gore-tex or the guide, assuming they are the better gloves. I noticed they have a psia pro link on their site.

a monte carlo. And is proud of it
post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by ant View Post
I keep noticing them and liking what I see. I plan to get some this season, these votes of confidence in them are a good motivator.
I like short gloves. Those long greave things are a pain in the bum.
They are very low bulk. I wanted something rugged and warm that I could still get a good grip on the pole and have some feel in the hand. I haven't tried them outdoors yet but everyone says they are extremely warm as well.
post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by Dano54 View Post
U.P. Racer, which is the warmest? Our Tuesday night clinics get really cold. I'm looking at the alpine pro, gore-tex or the guide, assuming they are the better gloves. I noticed they have a psia pro link on their site.

a monte carlo. And is proud of it
I have a pair of Gore tex XCR's and they are very warm. The Heli glove is very similar, except it has a removable liner. The XCR does not.

I haven't tried the guide gloves, but I know they are VERY durable. Probably the thickest leather of any Hestra model. They also have removeable liners.
post #20 of 22
I'm waiting for these to get here.
post #21 of 22
What would be a good Hestra choice for resort accessed skiing around 30 days a year for colder/stormier conditions?
post #22 of 22
I'll ask a question too: what's a warm pair of gloves (not mitts) with short wrists? (normal gloves, not greaves). I had a look at the Hestra site last night... I like the look of the chunky, traditional leather gloves. But in recent years (since burning my hands with the cold at Stowe) my fingers do get cold. Dexterity is useful, as I teach. I have some wonderful Snowboarder goretex mitts from Oz, but I'd like something a bit more glamorous! And all the Hestras I've seen in the er, leather, have been very flashy. I'd like something flashy. And warm.
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