Code: WINTER20

Description

Options for winter and spring.

Wear the Hestra Heli Mitt's removable liner while you skin up to the hut, and slide the liner into the weather-blocking shell when you get ready to shred.

  • Army Goat Leather and wind- and waterproof Triton/Entrant fabric keep the wet out
  • Wear just the removable liner when you're working up a sweat on the skin-track or trying to keep your hands from freezing on the heli ride or the drive up to the resort
  • Wear just the shell for slushy spring skiing
  • Wolf Paw design reinforces the fingertips and eliminates seam exposure
  • Eagle Grip pre-curved design follows the natural curve of your hand for comfort

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5 5

The Search has ended!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I absolutely love my new mittens But the search went on all winter. My sister and one of my daughters bought their Hestra Heli Mitts several years ago and loved them...so I thought I would try a pair. I actually had to try several pairs before I finally secured a pair that fit well. The first pair I ordered was the women's style and I measured according to the company guide. Because I have slender fingers and wear a size 5 ring I thought the women's style would be better for me. I was wrong. The women's style has a very different construction and feel to it compared to the men's (unisex??). It is much narrower and the thumb is at least a half inch longer which felt uncomfortable when I gripped my ski poles. I exchanged them and received a pair of unisex style size 7. They were so comfortable at first. I really appreciate the gauntlet - no chance of losing a mitten while checking my phone or taking a picture. After the first two days I began to sense a difference between the L and R mittens in the wrist area. The mitten would twist a bit and then it became uncomfortable while gripping my ski poles. This sensation increased and after 4 times wearing them I ordered another pair. When the new pair came I actually decided to measure the first pair. As I was doing this it became evident that there was 3/8" difference between the L and R wrist area. Doesn't sound like much - but it made for discomfort while wearing. Back Country has been FANTASTIC about allowing me to return the first pair. Thank you! Bottom line - buy these mittens if you want warm, comfortable hands, that you won't lose on the ride up if you take them off. They come with leather conditioner and can actually function as two separate mittens as the liner and shell separate easily - and go back together easily. If you don't get the right size to start with don't give up! They are worth the hassle and the price.

5 5

so warm :)

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

Ive used these mitts 5 times now, all on Catskill skiing, outdoor temps ranged from 15-30 F
very warm, i would take my hands out to take a phone call or get a snack, once i put my hands back inside the mitts, 10 seconds later, my hands were nice and toasty!
the white leather does get dirty VERY easily, but it washes off easily. I noticed that the leather is already starting to show wear and tear, kind of concerning....
i still rate these mitts @ 9/10

5 5

Awesome Mittens

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

I bought these gloves for my husband who had been complaining of ice cold fingers for the past few winters. I gave him these mitts prior to our ski trip out west and crossed my fingers. I don't know what their secret is but he swears these mittens keep his fingers toasty warm and he has not used hand warmers ever since. They are comfortable, not very bulky and warm !!! I am considering purchasing a set for next ski season for myself. Needless to say he skied out west in some very cold temperatures and never complained about his fingers once. I would definitely recommend these mittens.

Can these gloves be tucked under the jacket...

Can these gloves be tucked under the jacket sleeves?

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no, the mitts will go on top of the jacket sleeve and then u can tighten it with the draw-string

5 5

Best Mittens Ever

I live in Big Sky and it gets REAL cold here. This is my 3rd season with the Hestra Heli Mitts. Two weeks ago it got down to -43F, lifts were closed, but I was still outside most of the day and my hands never got cold. They still look great after three 100+ day seasons, but if they ever wear out I will definitely buy another pair.

4 5

If you like it hot...

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

These replaced my Burton mitts which I've been using for a while and held up great for snowboarding. They did get chilly on the coldest days especially on the lift. My new Hestra mitt's have been pretty toasty and even a slight bit too warm for 0 degrees when I was last at Whistler. Ultimately no complaints remembering back to those days on the lift when I wished I had thicker gloves. I'm off to Niseko and will see how the leather holds up to some more regular wear from snowboarding. The sizing chart worked fine for me.

5 5

SO SO warm

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

I like my mitts to be snug, i wear a Large in gloves. I bought a size 8 Heli Mitt. Its a bit tight in the wrist area when you are putting them on, but after that, they are so comfy and warm. Lets mention warm one more time! I was skiing in 10 degree weather, whenever I would take my hands out of these mitts to grab a granola bar or adjust my bindings, my hands would freeze. within 10 seconds of putting the mittens back on, my fingers were toasty and warm. I actually started to sweat a little in my hands, but I am okay with that. The liner is removable and absorbs moisture very well. Construction is excellent, great stitching. I am a HUGE fan of the wrist straps. I ordered 5 other mittens to try on and these are by far the best.

4 5

Toasty

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

After seeing my riding friends loving theirs, I bought my own. They are great gloves. Inside removes easily for drying. Make sure to apply lanoline oil to help preserve. Use for cooler days at the resort when riding lifts. Too warm for backcountry days. Only flaw is that my plastic pull tab broke off on the cuff.

2 5

Not for cold weather

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift
  • Fit: Runs small

After some research, I chose these mitts as a Christmas gift for my wife, who needed some warm mitts primarily for walking our dogs in the winter. As an added benefit, they seemed like they would be good for boarding as well.
Two issues, sizing is on the small side, so no room for a liner if you measure your hand and buy from the Hestra sizing chart; and, they are not warm.
I was excited to receive these mitts just after Christmas, but before we were to go skiing for a few days. Unfortunately, my wife's hands got cold walking the dogs in -4 degrees celsius for less than an hour. Not a good sign. Needless to say, we didn't bring them on our trip; my wife's hands stayed reasonably warm with some $40 mitts, in some very cold skiing temps, -20 degrees Celsius, with added wind chill.
It would also be helpful if these mitts had a pocket for a warming pack, which most ski mitts have these days.
On the plus side, they look good. So if you want some stylish hand wear for temps no colder than freezing, these might be for you.
Oh, and the company hasn't responded to my email voicing my concerns.

5 5

For those cold times

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

This is a very warm mitt when both the liner and shell are used. The times I've used them have been for summit attempts on Denali, hanging out at 14 camp of Denali when the sun goes down. Very cold times, and my hands were nice and cozy. I wear a size 10, and would wear a large in regular sizing.

5 5

amazing

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

I picked them up on SAC for cheap and they are great. Super warm, waterproof and durable. I got the size 11 and it fits my large hands great (most gloves I'm an XL). I can't use them most days because my hands get too warm but they are amazing for those fresh powder early mornings.

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What temp range do you find them comfortable?

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Anything about 40F I find my hands start to sweat, I haven't reached a minimum temp for them yet, and I've taken out in temps close to 10F

4 5

Great Mitt

These are great. My hands were perfectly toasty while back country skiing in 5 degree F weather with a lot of wind. In short, they are super warm and actually fairly dexterous, as long as your body is working pretty hard to generate a high level of blood flow. My one complaint is that the leather is not actually waterproof. After about 6 or 8 hours in heavy snow the leather starts to soak through. By the end of the day even the liners were getting pretty wet and the leather seems to be pretty wet, BUT my hands were still warm. So, for a day long trip these gloves are actually pretty awesome, but I would want the XCR mittens if I was going to be in the backcountry for multiple days or for a really long day (more than seven hours). And yes, I applied the included leather balm as well as multiple applications of sno-seal, but to no avail. I am overall very happy with these gloves, but if I had to buy them again I would have gone with the XCR three finger mittens for the water proofness and the added dexterity.

Do these run the same size as the Women's...

Do these run the same size as the Women's Hestra Heli Mitt? They have limited colors in women's and if there is no major difference I am considering getting the mens.

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The sizing is the same. Click the size chart link to the right of the "select option" box above. If you have a tape measure handy, you can size yourself up perfectly!.

5 5

Love these mitts

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

Been through two seasons with these mitts and they work great. Some times there too warm but you just remove the line and put on a thin glove and your good to go. Best mitts I've ever owned!

Love these mitts
5 5

Like a Hand Oven!!

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

Just got back from a week in the summit of Colorado. Had 17 Deg temps at Vail and 0 Deg temps at Keystone, both days had copious snowfall while skiing. These Mitts are a lifesaver! My buddy was calling for a lodge warm up for his chilly gloved fingers..and I was unphased. The large cuffs with the Velcro wrist cinches are a breeze to use and keep snow out of your sleeves. The wrist teathers are idea for popping off your mitten on a chairlift to get in your pocket for a trail map or cliff bar without the fear of the mitt dropping off the lift into "closed territory", never to be seen again....or for doing a quick buckle adjustment without having to do a Suzanne Summers' Thigh Master move with your mitten hoping it wont drop into the fresh snow and get wet inside. This is the best 100 bucks I have spent in along time. When I first got them in the mail, I thought I had measured wrong (size 10 XL) because my middle finger seemed to be at the end of the glove when my fingers were fully extended. During actual use I never noticed this and I think they actually stretched out a bit as they broke in. So, use the measuring guide on the website with confidence. And if it does not work out, I found through talking with customer service that Backcountry has a very generous and liberal return/exchange policy. I did not have to use it, however, since after taking these champs out for a week, I had no problems at all. These are the best mittens you will ever buy, Hands Down...lol.

Like a Hand Oven!!
5 5

Cold fingers no more!!!!

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift

Comfortable and warm very warm only thing that has kept her hands warm yet!!!! Even down to 10 degrees....

5 5

Best Mitten of All Time!

I have a serious issue with cold hands and switched this year from the Hestra Heli Glove to the Mitten, and wow, did it make a difference. My hands never got cold all season, keeping me on my game all the time. If you suffer from poor circulation, you must buy this mittens.

4 5

Not fully tested yet, but great product

I bought these as an investment for skiing out West where the wind is cold and quick on the lifts. So since I bought them in March for a April ski trip, the temps were not cold enough. I did wear them for 3-4 hrs the first day which was 30 degF and my hands and fingers were toasty warm.

I bought the grey, size 10 and it fit perfectly as per the size chart. I have never had mittens before and have been using the North Face Montana glove for the past 2 yrs.

These mittens have a great under the wrist (not over the wrist) velcro strap with looks and feel durable. The drawstring on the cuff is easy to use with the other mitten on. The wrist strap is thick and snug with no drawstring so there is no sacare of loosing the mitten on the lift or at the top from the wind when not on your hand. The removable liner is great incase you drop it in the sink in the bathroom to dry it out.

I did not try skiing with only the shell in the spring skiing as I was only wearing my north face liners.

I am worried about the leather and durability/storage over the summer and will have to see how it does, but the leather cream that came with it should help.

I can't wait to try these babies out in Colorado during -20 degF powder..