I have Raynaud's condition with my fingers...IOW they get cold easily and stay cold. I've lived in Maine and Oregon and have never had a glove that kept me warm on really cold days. I have a Swany mitten that is awesome (with a zipper pouch for a hand warmer) but have had some ski trips where even these with a liner don't handle extreme cold. Enter Hestra XCR mitt. I did my research; even called and spoke to Hestra customer service/sales and asked questions (wow they are as passionate about gloves as they are knowledgable...whoever does the hiring there should get a pay increase) and settled on these. Took them out today on a ski trip and first time I've ever had to take my gloves OFF because my hands got too warm after a couple intense runs. In other words, without liners or hand warmers, these are like having heated pillows around my hands. These will be my go-to gloves for when it is really cold outside...and I don't have to worry about them getting wet as the gore-tex adds more waterproofing. I own a pair of Hestra Army Gauntlet gloves too and those have served me really well too. All the attention to materials, features, fit, etc.....Hestra is the ultimate glove maker in my book.
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