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Hestra Gloves

post #1 of 13
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I am looking to purchase a set of very warm gloves and I have been reading about the Hestra gloves lately. I can't seem to find the Army Pro Heli gloves on the Hestra website, but I can find the Alpine Pro Heli. Does anyone know the difference between these two gloves?

I also considering the Marmot Ultimate and the Black Diamond Guide Glove.
post #2 of 13

call these guys

http://www.tramdock.com/tramdock/gro...ki-Gloves.html

Not sure about the Alpine version, but I bought the Heli's for my boys and they are the warmest you can buy and still hold a pole.
post #3 of 13
You can also buy directly from Hestra on their website:

http://www.hestrausa.com

I've been considering buying a pair of Hestra gloves since I just recently ripped my (cheap) Dakine gloves. The last gloves I had were made by Swany and they lasted about 10 years. The Dakine's barely made it over a year. I think it's time for another pair of good quality gloves.
post #4 of 13
I recently got (off the USA website) some black leather army gloves with red sewing. They are warmish, but if it's bitter cold, my fingers get cold. I like the short tight cuffs though. Hate greaves.

I also got some SC or something mittens with leather palms. Now they are much warmer and breathe well too.

My fingers are damaged from a Vermont winter, so for men with normal hands, ignore the above.
post #5 of 13
I love my Heli Pro XCR gloves. I went with the Hestra's over the Marmots and Black Diamonds because they just didn't feel as bulky and were a little cheaper. My hands have yet to get cold (no liners), although I've only had them down to about 10 degrees.
post #6 of 13
Horio,

I can't seem to find the Heli Pro XCRs on Hestra's website. Can you give me the link for them?

Thanks,
Matt
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by mpiotrow View Post
Horio,

I can't seem to find the Heli Pro XCRs on Hestra's website. Can you give me the link for them?

Thanks,
Matt
I guess they are called Army Leather XCR. Great glove and I'm very happy with the purchase.

http://www.hestragloves.com/www/live...ProductID= 75
post #8 of 13
Ahh, yeah, those are one of the pairs that I'm looking into getting. I'm waiting for them to email me back because it seems as thought Hestra USA is based about 20 miles from my house, so I'd like to go check out their gloves at the warehouse.
post #9 of 13

Hestra leather gloves

Want to buy a Hestra Goretex XCR gloves but I am a little concern that the white colour leather is easy to get dirty and difficult to be cleaned. Do you guys have any experience to this??

Any comments/advice is appreciated
post #10 of 13

Gloves

I had two pair of new Hestra's and didn't think they were warm enough for my use up here. Sold both pair here on Epic. Boought a pair of Dakine, goretex XRC. Warmest gloves I ever used. Didn't wear them on normal days as they were too warm. Sure were nice on cold days, i.e. -4 at Lookout Mt.on top and 4 degrees at Fernie. Just 2 cents worth.
post #11 of 13

Dakine gloves

Pete No. Idaho

Thanks, I will take a look on The Dakine one.

Which model are you using?
post #12 of 13
[quote=River Hill;644201]I can find the Alpine Pro Heli. Does anyone know the difference between these two gloves?

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I think hestra generally refers to their white goat leather as army leather.
I've got about 15 days on the gore tex xcrs and they are holdiing up great. I have used Nikwax (to waterproof the leather) about 3 times, and it slightly darkens the leather, but I think they still look great. I would agree that if it is bitterly cold, my fingers get a little cold. Although, they do breath pretty well, I have skiid with them in the 40s + a couple times and my hands were dry and comfortable. So I guess that is the trade off. The dexterity and feel of the gloves is great. Just a fantastic glove.
post #13 of 13
if you can fit in one of these sizes, this price is ridiculous.
http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/2...and-Women.html
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