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Guard your hands with Gore-Tex XCR and Hestra's impeccable quality.

The steepest and deepest beckon, so slip on the Hestra Army Leather Gore-Tex XCR Ski Glove and send it. This big-gauntlet bomb shelter for your hands stays warm on the coldest days and dry in the heaviest snow. Hestra's ergonomic Eagle Grip follows the natural curve of your hands in supple Army Goat leather and burly Triton nylon, while fiberfill and a fleecy lining insulate without sacrificing an iota of crucial grip. Gore-Tex XCR denies soak-through while you dig your test pit, and breathes like a champ when your palms start sweating at the tip of Hypodermic Needle. Hestra's innovative Handcuffs attach these gloves by a lanyard to your forearms, so you can take them off and find your Dermatone without dropping them to the tram floor.

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5 5

Best.Glove.Ever

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Several seasons old with hardcore wear... still super warm and haven't even ripped or worn through.

4 5

What I need

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

They are great gloves but if it is 10 degrees out you may need a warmer pair. They are however, built well!

5 5

Great gloves!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large

Just bought these gloves and tested them out in a blizzard. Gloves were warm and toasty. They are also super comfortable.

Water did eventually seep through the leather which made the gloves a little cold. This was after 5 hrs of constant snow pounding me and sitting on the ground/strapping in. It was to be expected though with the conditions I was in. I don't think any gloves would have been dry in this weather.

Glove runs a bit large. I was spot on a size 8 according to the chart but a size 7 fit better.

5 5

Warmth and Dryness for Days

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Hands have stayed warm and dry in the most foul weather. The gore-tex membrane does its job. I wear a size 8 in the Hestra Ski Cross Glove, went for the same here. This glove has a bit more room in it.

5 5

Best Gloves

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

Used the gloves today and my hands stayed toasty all day. These are the best gloves I had since I started skiing. I just wish now that they made a hunting model. I ordered a size 9, I usually take a med to M/L. Great fit ?liked everything about them.

5 5

Great gloves

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

There's a reason that ski guides throughout the country wear these. They are warm, very waterproof, and malleable after you break them in a little bit. Have used them in breck with wind chills down to minus 25 and they were still good. Layered with a very thing Sirius liner and it adds even more warmth, tho as expected adding a liner makes it a little harder to move ur fingers. Also the wrist straps r ingenious....how all gloves don't have this by now is beyond me. Highly recommended

3 5

Compared to my old, ratty Dakines...

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large

Was pretty excited about getting these gloves. I'm tall, thin & suffer too often from cold fingers. I'm always on the lookout for a warm glove. Given all the positive reviews on this glove, I was sure it was a winner. Not so fast...

First off, let me say that I love the basic fit. Long fingers and thin hands are hard to fit, but the size 9 was spot on. Quality is good. However, had one primary concern right off the bat: when you close your hand as if gripping your pole, a mound of extra leather puckers up in the palm. It's as if they didn't pre-curve the glove enough. I'm not sure if this wouldn't somehow break in over time, but it concerned me quite a bit. The dexterity of the glove isn't so hot, either, but that could be due to the leather being new and stiff. I put on a liberal coating of the leather conditioner, thinking that might help soften them up. It didn't.

Setting that aside, though, how did they perform? I wore them one day and wasn't overly impressed with their warmth (or flexibility), so decided I needed to do a side-by-side with my old, beat to heck Dakine Apollos.

Day one, Bridger Bowl, Bozeman, MT. Somewhere around 10 degrees. Dakine on the left, Hestra on the right. Both hands got really cold on the first chairs. Both started to warm up at the same time. No difference at all in the final warmth. Sure did miss the nose wipe that the Hestra doesn't have.

Day two, Bridger bowl. Hestra on the left, Dakine on the right. Somewhere around 20 degrees, but windy. Both hands got cold at the same time, and got to the same levels of warmth at the same time and across the whole day. No difference. Was sure nice to have my nose wipe back, though.

In the end, the Hestra performed no better than my old, beat up glove. Having done a similar test a few years ago, I've concluded the warmth of all quality gloves is about the same, with the real difference being how warm you are in general.

Sending them back.

Compared to my old, ratty Dakines...
5 5

Great Gloves but prefer the Guide

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

I ordered both the size 9 and 10 in these and found the 9 too small and the 10 fingers too long. Seems like a great glove for the specific size hand. Kept the guide since it has a better fit, more dexterity and a removable wool liner. Love the Guide glove.

5 5

Really great gloves

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I tried on almost every comparable glove I could find, and it came down to the XCR's for a couple of reasons. The first is they are gore tex, which is something that cannot be overlooked. They will keep water out no matter what, even if the shell is soaked. It is worth the one time up charge in my mind from the Heli's. The other reason is they are very dexterous, I am surprised more people don't rave about Hestra in general for that fact. I find that I am a large in all gloves, and the 9's fit me perfectly. The included leashes are a great feature... look around, you can't just find them for sale on their own, let alone attach them to gloves that don;t have them. The other feature that stands out is the wrist velcro strap... very secure and easy to use. Cuff could be easier to loosen, but that is my only gripe. Glad they added a grey color this year, used to be only black. Hestra has always been a great glove for me.

These don't look like they come with a...

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These don't look like they come with a hard warmer pocket? Do they still work well with hard warmers (i.e., is there a place to fit them in?

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There is no hand warmer pocket, per se, but you can slide a hand warmer between the liner and outer glove. It stays put pretty well.

3 5

Alright, but I like Kinco/Flylow better

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I have these gloves, got them off the old Tramdock.com for $70 shipped in summer '09, they have held up very well, but Flylow/Kinco gloves are just as good or BETTER at 1/4 the price. I think Hestra sells more on there name, actually i barely use them. Actually I'm most likely gonna sell mine on GearTrade.com, because they stay in the closet most of the time. I think the Flylow gloves the best 'bang for your buck' on the market.

I would rather save money & put it toward more useful backcountry skiing gear vs. Hestra gloves.

5 5

My stalwart companions

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I got these gloves as a present 4 years ago. At first I just liked the excellent powder cuff. Now after years of hard use they have served me well from the wet and icy slopes up and down the east coast to -30f backcountry runs in jackson hole to lung filling face shots in Utah . Even with my XXL hands and long limbs they have kept my fingers warm and, most importantly, dry. For a big glove I am very happy with the dexterity these allow as well. When I sadly retire these gloves, another pair will soon be getting their beeswax treatment and preparing to keep my fingers toasty. The old ones will be sitting on my mantle as a happy reminder of many good days on the snow.

BTW, I found these gloves colder if worn with a liner,Maybe it compresses the insulation? Not sure but it was noticeable.

5 5

So warm!

I was looking for something to keep my hands warm since my circulation isn't all that good. These gloves fit that bill perfectly! Great mobility and so warm and comfy! Even when the inside gets wet, they continue to perform.

5 5

Great

They mostly kept me warm down to -14C in the Canadian Rockies. The cuff comes well over my ski jacket and prevents any snow from coming in and exposure to the wind.

1 5

Disappointed

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After reading lots of reviews on several products and careful selection using the Hestra website, I chose this mitten for my wife and Hestra Army Leather Gore-Tex glove for myself. We really had high hopes for these as Hestra had been recommended by some other people we had met while skiing. I used temperature info from morning TV that listed the temps at the bases or in town next to the ski area, to form this opinion. Yes, I know temps up the hill will be less, but I had to use something for a guideline... We are NOT newbies to skiing and know what to expect up on the hill. Upon opening these products, both had a 'cheap' feel to them. The insulating layer of material is so thin (feels like about 1/8" or less) in these gloves I didn't see how they could possibly be as warm as the reviews. Undaunted, we used them anyway. I found that at temps above 22d F, they were OK, especially if the sun was shining. At temps from about 17d F to 22d F, they kept our fingers warm only if the sun was shining. Below 17d F my fingers would get so cold they were hurting and getting numb..... I even went to a store at Copper Mountain that carried Hestra and compared mine to what they had in case we may have gotten some bad issue. They seemed to be exactly the same as ours. I think Hestra needs to check their quality control. For what these cost, they should have worked much better. Thanks Backcountry. I have returned both of these and ordered some North Face mittens from you.

4 5

Great glove

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've worn these gloves in Montana and Washington and they've kept my hands warm and dry. Some reviews noted that you should size down on these gloves... I went one size down and I probably didn't need to. Nevertheless, the gloves still fit but are very snug and would not be conducive to a liner, but so far I have not needed one anymore because the gloves are very warm.

Are these a complete Gore-Tex XCR membrane...

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Are these a complete Gore-Tex XCR membrane (i.e. like a goretex glove liner, so under the leather palm as well as the rest of the glove)?

Just trying to work out if they are comparable to the ArcTeryx SV's...

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Yes, they are.

5 5

Excellent Gloves

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I've worn these on several ski trips. Great gloves. Love the wrist leashes! Warm and they look great.

5 5

Hestra Army Leather Gore-Tex XCR Glove

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've had these for over a year now, and they are great. I used a normal ruler to measure my hands, and the Hestra size chart suggested 11. They are a bit big, when I get another pair, I'll go down a size or two. The only wetness I get inside is when I don't lock down the cuff, and some snow gets in, but it's only wet a moment. I've used them from -5C days down to -30C, depending on wind and blowing snow. Not a problem yet. Would recommend.

5 5

Awesome Gloves!!!

Just put these gloves through the paces at Jackson Hole. Several days of my trip were spent during a cold snap with sub-zero temp down to the -20's. These gloves were amazing, generally keeping my hands nice and warm the entire trip. I did get cold fingers a couple of times, but I have a history having freezing digits and these gloves are the warmest I have ever owned. Fair warning, I haven't been in any conditions in which the gloves have gotten very wet on the outside, so I cannot comment on waterproofness. But I'm pretty confident that these gloves are solid on every front. On sizing: the fingers are a tad longer than other Hestra gloves. Whereas the 9's are generally perfect on my hand, I wear an 8 in this model.

Update: Wore them in what was the equivalent of a winter monsoon at Jay peak. 98% of the mountain was sporting plastic bags; it was crazy! Skied the entire day and at the bar for apres, my buds and I compared the insides of our gloves. My Hestras were the only ones that had remained completely impermeable. Again, these gloves are the bomb!
On a different note: concerning construcion, I have had no problems with the seams or the leather, etc. Take care of these gloves and they will take care of you.

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