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Hestra Army Leather Heli 3-Finger Glove

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    3 fingers of fun. Or 2 plus your thumb.

    The Army Leather Heli 3-Finger glove gives you the warmth of mittens combined with the dexterity of gloves. You'll appreciate the ability to unzip your pack, grab a snack and not drop it while wearing the 3-Finger. The interior lining is removable and replaceable, so you can customize your warmth. The 3-Finger is constructed from windproof, waterproof and breathable Delfy nylon fabric. Army Leather goatskin palms are super grippy and flexible.

    • Item #HES0016

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [palm], [shell]
    Insulation
    fiberfill
    Removable Liner
    yes
    Gauntlet
    yes
    Nose Wipe
    yes
    Recommended Use
    heli skiing, cold weather skiing, powder skiing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    against defects for the life of the product

    Tech Specs

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    No cold fingers here!

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

    Simply the best winter ski glove! Warm gloves that also have enough space to slip a hand warmer inside if the weather is super cold. Wrist leash has kept me from dropping them off the lift numerous times, thank you for that! Also having the use of the pointer finger makes all the difference in the world! Full mittens are too much and individual fingered gloves just don't keep your fingers warm enough. I've used these for two solid ski seasons so far and have yet to find anything I would change. Sizing is as close as you can get, I would suggest measuring by the size chart for your exact size. Would highly recommend these gloves for winter wear!

    its MY lobster

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 11

    This is my first pair of Lobster 3 fingered gloves and I am an instant fan.

    I started the season off transitioning between some burton gloves with built wrist guards to some candygrind mittens. Once I acquired these, I haven't looked back. Even though the candy grind mittens were super warm and lightweight these totally trump them.

    Theses bad boys keep your fingers heli -warm. Cold days or Warm they keep your hands at a comfortable temp.

    The Wrist cuff is a life saver and used often on ski lifts.



    Ive ran into a few people that have had the same pair of Hestra Heli's for 3 plus years and they are still going strong, so they are for sure durable if taken care of.



    The only issue I had with them is user error. When using wrist cuff, I often get snow inside the upper part of the gaiter, which eventually falls into the fingertips and is difficult to get out. When that happens you're fingers do get cold for a while.

    As far as sizing, the gloves are correlated to foot size. Even though I wear a size 12 to 12.5 I was able to get away with purchasing a size 11.

    A must buy for any one spending time on the slopes.

    its MY lobster

    Warmest glove I've ever owned

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

    I recently purchased the Hestra 3 finger gloves. They are the warmest gloves that I have ever had. I have used them for skiing and being a spectator at the US Freestyle Dual mogul event – my hands were comfortably warm for both activities. I was worried about these gloves being too warm but do not believe that will be an issue from my first few days of wearing. I really like the ease of putting my hands into my ski poles that these gloves provide better than mittens. I like the straps that the gloves have that allow me to take my mitten off while on a chairlift or when doing things barehanded avoiding the risk of accidentally dropping a glove. The size fitting seemed true to the size chart from Backcountry.com. These gloves are great – I wish I would have bought these years ago.

    Amazing Gloves/Mittens

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size

    Best Christmas present ever!!!
    Gave them to my nephew who lives to go skiing. He said that they are the best gloves/mittens that he's owned. He loves the dexterity of the 3 fingers glove and that they are super warm and comfy.

    Holy Smokes

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small/7

    These things are great. Not only are the liners super warm but the glove is aesthetically pleasing as well. The white palm leather is the real deal. Have been riding with these since the season started and am glad I went all in on these bad boys, no regrets.

    The handcuff wrist strap that it comes with is super tight and the liners on the inside do individualize your fingers, however dont fret your fingers will still be warm. Have been a mitten guy for as long as i can remember but no more, lobsta all the way.

    Lobster Claw for the Win

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size

    I gave this to my man as a birthday present. He has purchased other "lobster claw" gloves in the past so he is a big fan of the their functionality and warmth. However, the Hestra is a step above the competition. The glove liner is so soft and keeps your hands warm even on the coldest days. Of course the best feature is the design, no need to fumble around with taking your mittens on and off just to get to your zipper, although the wrist straps and gaiters on these are top notch. These gloves are simply the best and every mitten lover should have a pair in their gear arsenal

    No more freezing fingers

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 9

    A good buddy of mine turned me on to this brand, never buying any other glove again. These bad boys fit true to size and are indeed warm! Handcuffs keep your gloves from getting lost and the extended length keeps pow pow below your skis instead of up your sleeve. These gloves are a total win!!

    ~BTK

    Great glove, I mean Lobstah Claw!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 10

    We just had a pretty cold winter in the northeast. Lots of snow, lots of weather. I purchased these gloves in December after I was pretty happy with my pair of Hestra Henrik Windstedt gloves. I was originally concerned these might not keep my hands as warm as a traditional full mitten. I was wrong. This had lots of protection from the elements and always kept my hands nice and toasty - even on the coldest, windiest days.

    I remember one day in particular, when the wind was blowing 30mph+ and the temps were in the single digits, my brother had to bail because his hands were freezing meanwhile my hands were completely unfazed by any of the weather conditions.

    The only thing I'm upset about is never owning a pair of Hestra gloves before this year.

    My savior-mitten... marry me?

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

    This mitten... or weird 3 fingered mutant glove... has saved my buns, or more accurately, my phalanges from misery and/or inevitable frost bite on multiple occasions. From the peaks of the Chugach Range on a -20 F day to 9 hours outdoors with 1.5' of new snow and temperatures below 10 F in Montana for my Avy1 course.... I would have had a lot less fun on these cold days if it weren't for my Hestras. They're super nice to slip on after a long, cold tour and warm up from the outside in. The advantage of the 3 fingers is that you have a little more maneuverability for switching over a splitboard, monkeying with your pit digging gear, or pulling up your gaiter. I wouldn't go into the backcountry without these guys if its below freezing. Favorite gloves I've ever owned.

    My savior-mitten... marry me?

    Great Gloves for a Variety of Conditions

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 10

    Bought these to give greater range than the gloves that I'd been skiing with - gloves that, unfortunately, handled tons of abuse but didn't keep my hands warm in single digit temps and sub-zero wind-chills.
    To steal a phrase, when wearing Hestra's 3-fingers, I feel like "I'm an angel baby swaddled in a cocoon of cloud candy." They proved plenty warm on frigid, East Coast days from Pennsylvania's Whitetail to Vermont's Smugglers Notch. The dexterity is far better than the competition, and despite the color, they hold up very well to a range of abuse. On the coldest days, they can be supplemented with the optional Primaloft liners, and/or with silkweight liner gloves.
    Highly recommend these as a warm, utilitarian glove option.

    Best "Gloves" EVER!

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

    I've been skiing for nearly four decades. In my entire skiing life, I've never had gloves as awesome as there. Super warm, but not ridiculously hot; excellent features (e.g., idiot strap, cinchers, etc.) Basically, if you are glove shopping, stop looking and buy there. :)

    Hestra Heli 3-Finger Glove

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

    Great glove / mitten but one of the selling points is the replaceable liner which isn't actually available, from anyone including Hestra. A bit of marketing joke on Hestra's customers.

    not water proof not warm

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

    These gloves are fine if your skiing on a 30 degree dry day but coming from someone who usually doesn't get cold or bothered by wetness. under 25 degrees without hand-warmers your hands will freeze and even with hand-warmers it doesn't make a difference. If it is raining or if your hands are in contact with the snow your hands will get soaked. I have had these gloves for two seasons I really like the three finger design but since hestra calls these gloves waterproof I don't know if I will buy another pair of higher quality hestras because I don't know if I can trust them.

    Did you use the leather balm that came with the gloves? It waterproofs the leather and needs to be re-applied seasonally or more if you ski often. This is standard maintenance for long-wearing leather gloves.

    If you did/do these things, then I'm sorry for your negative experience with a historically tried and true glove.

    Great Glove for Snowboarding

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

    I bought these gloves specifically because my hands get cold while I'm snowboarding. I have regular, five finger gloves and when it is cold, my fingers get cold. I also have big hands so I have trouble finding XXL in five finger gloves so decided to go with the lobster glove. Didn't want a straight mitten because I need to have some dexterity to use the ratchets on my bindings.



    I got the red and white version and they are just awesome. The cuffs actually keep the snow out very well and the wrist straps are easy to use. They are warm and comfortable.

    I can't comment on durability, but I have worn them a few times so far and they seem to be holding up well. The leather part is very soft and stayed soft even after it got wet.



    The are only down sides I can see . One is that they are not really a casual cold weather glove and if you don't take the time to put on the wrist straps, the straps hang out pretty far and get caught on things. This is not a terrible downside, but just don't expect to throw them on in two seconds. The other is that, obviously, the three finger part is definitely warmer than the two finger part. This kind of goes without saying since it is not a true mitten, but just in case anyone wanted to be sure.

    All in all, its a great compromise between glove and mitten. It looks great and keeps you warm. Definitely worth the money I paid and would buy them again.

    Beware of UPS at XMas

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

    First - concerning the Hestra gloves: They are awesome. Warm and comfortable with different sizing options and removable liners. I love mine so much I bought a pair for my son for Chrstmas. And that's where the problem was.



    For a week leading up to xmas, I received daily updates each delaying the arrival date by one more day. Finally on Christmas Eve I was at the UPS facility where I was told that they didn't know *where* my package was.



    The backcountry rep said that it was UPS's fault. Well, I didn't make a deal with UPS. I purchased a product from backcountry with the agreement that it would be delivered to me in 2 days. It wasn't. They are responsible.

    Warm and durable

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

    I got a pair as a gift and love them. I was skiing at Wachusett Mtn on 12.14.13, it was 11 degrees F with a slight wind. My hands stayed warm. My only criticism is they are almost too snug with the wristband closed and the Velcro catches on the nylon pole strap when the wristband is not snugged.

    The lobster claw!

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

    They're warm and great for cold days while still giving you dexterity! The fact that the liner is removable is nice too, makes them easy to dry. I really recommend these gloves, however the reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that the leather does get cut fairly easily so be careful when carrying skis (also if you're OCD the white leather won't stay white for long). These gloves are well thought out and have lots of nifty features.

    Unanswered Question

    I've seen a few questions regarding warmth. I'm looking for a glove intended for extreme cold (say, 10 degrees and colder). I went to Alta last season where some mornings were -15 degrees F at the summit. Was wearing Hestra Fall Line gloves and my fingers got pretty chilled at times. I realize this is largely subjective but would this glove stand up to those extreme cold days? Thanks for the help!

    Any idea on the approximate circumference...

    Any idea on the approximate circumference of the wrist strap? I would like to think that the wrist strap would increase in size with the glove (I'm looking at the size 12), but I have a feeling that could have been an oversight and this won't be a comfortable fit for me

    Is the sizing on these gloves/mittens...

    Is the sizing on these gloves/mittens accurate or should I order a larger size than my normal size?

    Looking to buy another set of liners...Hestra...

    Looking to buy another set of liners...Hestra website shows them, but I can't seem to buy them. Do you guys sell them??

    1. What liner is included? 3 or 5 finger...

    1. What liner is included? 3 or 5 finger liner. NOTE: The Hestra website does sell a 3 finger replacement liner for this glove.

    2. What color is the leather on the grey glove? white or off white?

    Thanks!

    Best Answer

    Inside is a 5 finger liner that is easily removable. It's also not terribly hard to reinsert it.

    The grey glove's leather is white but after applying the oil compound Heli gives you, it's more than likely that the white leather will turn to an off white color.

    my hand is 7.5" long. the size chart says...

    my hand is 7.5" long. the size chart says 9. you don't sell size 9, any sugestions?

    I check back often for sizes I need. I usually will check at least twice a day and so far I have got the sizes in several of my stuff this way through Backcountry including a size 9 in this very glove. I call it "Vulturing" caa CAAAA! (You don't have to make the noise for it to work ;-) )

    2 Questions: #1: Are the wrist bands...

    2 Questions:
    #1: Are the wrist bands removable? I can't quite tell from the pictures.
    #2: Regarding sizing, I have skinny hands with long fingers (size 10 length but size 8 perimeter). Any recommendations which dimension I should size by? Or just go with a 9.

    How do these "mens" gloves work for a small...

    How do these "mens" gloves work for a small woman's hand?

    If you measure from your wrist to tip of your middle finger and say it measures out to be 7 inches, then you are a size 7. This glove goes down to a size 6. The men's is definitely a little roomier than the women's version. Women's version is women's specific cut and I would recommend if you have a small hand to go with the women's 3-finger.

    I want something that want leak. The...

    I want something that want leak. The description doesn't state what waterproof breathable membrane this gloves uses. How water proof is this glove?

    This is not waterproof in that it has a membrane. It is waterproof since it is leather. I have these and love them. I once hucked a cliff and a rock caught my skis and I was in the pow digging them out for 20-30 min. After that I noticed they were wet around the seams, but they stayed warm and I did not notice them being wet inside. Hope that helps.

    Best Answer

    If concern about these gloves becoming wet is causing anyone to lose sleep, then check out Hestra's Gore-Tex version which is called the "Trigger Gore-Tex XCR Shell Glove". It comes in black, has the same 3-finger design and it's been used with great success in the Southern Ocean portions of the Volvo Around-The-World Races.

    Are these gloves comfortable without the...

    Are these gloves comfortable without the liners in them? What is the inside lining of the shells made of? When the day warms up, I often pull the liners out of my current mitts and just wear the shells.

    Thanks, Doug.

    They will be comfy for sure. The removable liners are fleece and then even when they are removed the inside of the gloves still has a thin fleece lining. So either way liners in or not you have a comfy fleece lined glove.

    Does the grey version have grey leather...

    Does the grey version have grey leather palms with black back/gauntlet, or do they have the white palm with gray back/gauntlet?The pix here just look like gray palms, but the Hestra website shows the grey as having the palms white and backs grey.

    Exactly how much dexterity is retained...

    Exactly how much dexterity is retained with these gloves? I'm looking for winter photography gloves and am curious whether I could operate a camera while wearing these.

    Best Answer

    I would say for camera use, buy these or mitts. I have never had good experience with gloves or mitts while shooting. I take mine off. I may have a super thin liner to help, but when they get too cold, you want to throw them in something that is as warm as possible, ie the mitts or this 3 finger.

    What glove would be warmer the Hestra Heli...

    What glove would be warmer the Hestra Heli 3-finger or Black Diamond Guide Glove. What size in the Hestra 3-finger would be the same as a Large in the Black Diamond Guide Glove

    I've got and used both. Similar warmth on frigid Steamboat days. BD guide glove is a bit bulkier (harder to slip into ski poles), but it's waterproof. I'd say if you have dry pow and aren't digging in the snow, get the Hestra. If you're snow is wetter or you're in the snow a lot...BD. I wear a medium in the BD glove and a size 9 in the Hestra 3-finger (but a size 10 in the Army leather spring...go figure.)

    So i have a pair of hestra gore-tex xcr...

    So i have a pair of hestra gore-tex xcr shorts, and they're bomber on the water proof side, but a bit numbing on the chillier days. I figure these'll be great for warmth but how are they water-proof wise? am i gonna miss the gore-tex?

    Hey Jason,

    I've had mine for a couple season on the east coast. I never experienced water go through the leather. If I ever thought the leather was starting to absorb moisture, I would just reapply Hestra's leather balm to those areas after the day was over.

    Would like your opinion on the 3 finger...

    Would like your opinion on the 3 finger glove. my adult son is a carver..you know, those snowboarders who wear hard boots and stand on the board differently than freestylers. I think the 3 finger would be useful locking in, even though the bindings allow a simple snap in. I can't open the sizing chart...size 11 feet, big hands. Is an 11 an xl or an xxl. I'm thinking I need an xl.

    What's the little strap on top of the first...

    What's the little strap on top of the first finger?

    I always go back country and I often have...

    I always go back country and I often have cold fingers. Can anyone advise which gloves to choose:Hestra Heli 3 Finger or Black Diamond Progigy glove. Anyone can tell which one are warmer ?thanks in advanceAlex, marinex@xs4all.nl

    Personally, I prefer the Hestra gloves. BD does a great job, but Hestra thought of every detail in the glove design, and they're just as warm (if not warmer than) the Prodigy glove.Some reasons you'll be happier with the Hestra: wrist cords (keep them from falling off while on the lift), a better 'snow-lock' velcro strap to keep snow out, and one hell of a conversation starter (i.e. 'WTF is on your hands?!')Try 'em and you'll be glad you did.