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3 fingers of fun. Or 2 plus your thumb.

The Army Leather 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.

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5 5

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.

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Anybody ever try to use these for...

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Anybody ever try to use these for snowmobiling?

5 5

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.

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its not bc's fault its yours. you waited too long to buy then ups got overwhelmed with orders, there arethousands of people that ordered from these folks and hardly ever have a problem.

5 5

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.

on the scale

on the scale

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265grams/pair=9.3oz size 9

4 5

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.

2 5

Good off the rack, not so durable..

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

Loved these things when they were brand new, used them heavily all season last winter. Found that they were very warm as long as they weren't water logged, which, if your out in the snow for more than 4-5 hours, they will be.

Last season near the end of winter I was finding that the warmth, and the materials of the gloves were degrading badly. My hands were getting really cold in temps that I would not consider brutal, and despite all of the effort I was exerting hiking out in the mountains.

If you are willing to spend the money on them, give them a shot. However, you should know that heavy use will limit these to one season of quality warmth and protection. The wrist strap feature is absolutely brilliant, and should be on every glove ever made...

2 5

meh.

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

Have had these gloves for a couple or so seasons (in the PNW) now and my search for a glove continues. The biggest thing I have against these is that they don't keep my hands warm unless it's sunny out. I've use them with hand warmers but still can't keep warm. I treat the leather every season but the leather seams manage to get moisture in them. I suppose if you've got warmer hands these gloves would be great, but those with cold hands should stay far away from them. The wrist straps should be imitated by every glove! Avoid them as well if you'd rather not strike up lift chair conversations as people like to ask about these lobster style gloves.

5 5

Second Time Around

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

My first pair of Heli-3 Finger Gloves lasted over 300 days of hard snowboarding at J.Hole, Summit County Colorado and the Wasatch. The second pair so far has about 100 days into a second season at the Wasatch and nearby areas. I find it true to size, but if you need fine finger control for some reason, the 3 finger set up is not it. It is definitely clumsy for something like working a camera -- truthfully, a snowboarder doesn't have a lot need for a sensitive grip.

I've been boarding since 1985 and these are easily the best. Really tough for batting through tree branches, touching down on icy crust, or handling rock on hikes for turns. I've used them with a pair of thin silk inners inside the regular liners at -30 degrees at 10,000 feet. Wet Spring comes around, I treat the backs with a NicWax product, pull the heavy liner and just use my thin silks inside, and I'm happy until May.

The picture shows me and the second pair on top of Murdock Peak at Canyons Ski Area -- carrying my daughter-in-law's board in exchange for a picture.

Second Time Around
4 5

Good gloves

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

I love these gloves but I must agree that they are not super warm when the temps get really frigid. I tend to get hands cold easily so please factor that in. However, I have had an experience in single digits where my back was sweaty and my hands cold. I love the removable liners but they could be warmer.

5 5

Great Resort Glove

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share

I bought this glove for my Dad after he kept trying to test mine out. He is a nice weather resort skier who is on the slopes 10-20 days a year. I knew from experience with my own pair of the women's version that this glove would be a perfect match for his skier type. It is comfortable, no fuss with the strap system, and dexterous.

Any idea on the approximate circumference...

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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

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when I tried these gloves, the wrist strap loosened up very comfortably to get in & out & cinched right down to get a tight fit & pretty "functionally" easy to cinch them down [it is some awkward with one finger out & three in]

4 5

Very nice glove

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

These gloves are the nicest gloves I have owned they have a great feel when you slide your hand in but they are also the most expensive glove. Are they twice as warm as other $50 gloves...probably not but they do seem to keep my fingers warmer than other gloves I have owned while in 10ish degree weather for several hours. Are they worth the $125??? I am not returning them but I most likely wouldn't buy them again. They do have superior finish and seem like they will hold up over time. Biggest let down...made in China...but what isn't...

5 5

Best Glove I have owned

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Initial review after using these for two days: these are great gloves, the warmest I have owned and features and fit are what I wanted, see below for details.

Warm: first day these were too warm, in the high 30s, but with the "dummy" straps I was able to pull them off on the lift without worries. The second day was in the teens and never a thought about cold fingers.

"Dummy" straps: great for the lift rides, no thought about pulling them off to dump the heat, they stay with you but also non-intrusive when wearing them all day. I also like the straps when working with my 5 year old and need to pull the gloves off to get everything situated and I do not have to worry about loosing a one.

Gauntlet: large, fit well over my jacket but also did not catch on anything while skiing or riding the lift

Waterproof?: no wet fingers yet

Fit: Size 10, I wear XL in about all other gloves and these fit perfect.

Durability: In addition to the two days went sledding with the kids on a large icy hill for a few hours no signs of wear so hopefully this continues.

Summary: I will be in UT for 6 straight days in March, if they continue as is I might never buy another brand of gloves again.

Is the sizing on these gloves/mittens...

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

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The sizing is accurate - I ordered a size up on the Heli 3-finger and it was too big (I use it but I wish I had followed the size chart exactly for a better fit).

2 5

Stay away if you have cold hands!!

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

Put through the ringer at Vail. Front and back sides.
If you are skiing at temps above 20 F these will fit your needs. Anything lower, your only option is to add heat packs. Even with heat packs these do not keep your paws warm. Especially, your thumbs and fore finger will freeze, even with heat packs. The inner liner lacks any formidable insulation. As the day progresses moisture builds in the liners, thus reducing any insulating factor. Why would any manufacture of a three finger mitten include a five finger inner liner?? I'll most likely use them a bit more and return. Warmth is not even close to the high price they command!!

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Just as another data point - I ski this glove down to the temps that keep me inside (-15 F or so) and I've always felt super warm. Understand that glove warmth is very subjective, but that is my two cents. I could not keep warm hands until I started wearing Heli 3-finger gloves.

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I mean Randonnee Mitten , not the Marmot, these seem better equipped for "tend to freeze easily" people like myself.

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this glove did not work for me in 2 degrees ~ I do admit, though I love cold weather, I do have to have serious gear to keep me warm. The marmot gloves seem to be doing the trick, though, I would have loved the 3 finger heli to have done the job [good looking!!]. that canvas shell does not have enough shield for me. It was frozen hard as a rock after that fateful frostnip knuckle 2 degree snowshoe outing!

5 5

Yeah baby

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

I had been on the hunt for a better/best glove for a while now for snowboarding. this is simply the best best best glove I've used while boarding. warm and easy to use on the buckles, etc. some say they look kinda sissy, but they are crazy comfortable so they can keep their cold hands/opinions to themselves.

1 5

not good in 2 degrees

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I returned them as I have plenty of gloves for regular temperatures. I was hoping for these to be able to withstand the rigors of very cold & I did get some frost nip on my knuckle & ended up putting my hands on my stomach under my clothes to keep from losing them before my snow shoe outing was completed [2 degrees ~ way to ruin a great day!!] Ended up getting the Randonnee Mitten & so far so good ~ though, not sure I've tested them at 2 degrees yet. Maybe if I would have had different liners as some of the other reviews stated, they may have worked. I absolutely LOVE BACKCOUNTRY.COM. I have loved upgrading my gear & to be able to try it out & return it no problem has been WONDERFUL. I am definitely helping keep their business going & it's my pleasure!!

not good in 2 degrees

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