This is to break the endless fun of ski reviews in this forum ;-) I got the Spring glove becuase I was tired of replacing the Marker Spring gloves (AKA "THE Spring Glove") every season. Hestras looked a lot more durable and I am generally a big fan of their fit and workmanship. Both didn't disappoint- the glove is mostly leather, fit and finish is typical Hestra- impeccable stitching, soft durable leather. The glove is very tight fitting, but after a day or so the leather molds to your hands and feels much much better. The cuff is short neoprene, so it is unobtrusive enough and fits under the jacket without any problem. They do not come with Hestra HandCuffs (their version of idiot leashes), but there is a place where you could hook them up if you have them from your other pair of Hestras. So, fit&finish, materials and look are 5 stars. Which brings me to the performance.
In two words- big disappointment... It beats me why Hestra decided that a Spring glove should be first and foremost waterproof, so they put in their CZone insert. First of all, let me tell you- CZone is no GoreTex, the breathability is not even close, so on a warm Tahoe day my hands were constantly damp from inside and by the end of the day the gloves liners were soaked with sweat. Of course, every time you get a glove with a non-removable liner with a waterproof insert wet from inside, it is pretty hard to dry it overnight without some sort of forced air circulation. Bummer.
Overall- great materials and quality, flawed design. A rare miss from Hestra. I can almost see someone using this glove as a regular season low-profile glove- the CZone insert makes it almost warm enough for that. As a spring glove it is simply too warm and too waterproof. My suggestion is to loose the CZone insert and you will get a perfect spring glove with plenty of leather to make it very water resistant yet still breathable enough for the spring days.