Options for winter and spring.
- 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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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.
chillin' like a villian
- 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.
Worry free warmth
Digits ready for descent.
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.
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!.
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!
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.
Cold fingers no more!!!!
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
Comfortable and warm very warm only thing that has kept her hands warm yet!!!! Even down to 10 degrees....
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.
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..
Anyone know how this compares to the Black...
Anyone know how this compares to the Black Diamond Mercury Mitt (http://www.backcountry.com/black-diamond-mercury-mitten-mens#question_269114)? I am looking for the warmest and longest lasting mitten to keep my VERY cold hands warm. I love to ski but my biggest obstacle is keeping my fingers toasty. Or does anyone have any other recommendations for warm mitts? Also, I have seen the Hestra leather balm, but is it possible to use Sno-Seal with these?
Ive used both mittens, and to be honest, Ill never go with anything but Black Diamond when it comes to mittens. The most recent time that I used mine was in Colorado snowboarding, actual temp on the mountain was 3 degrees with a wind chill of -15 degrees, I wore the mercury mittens solo and had no problem with keeping my hands warm. If you don't think these would be warm enough, go with Black Diamond's absolute mitten...theres no way you'll have cold hands with these ever, they are expedition wieght mittens.
The Black Diamond Mercury mitten is definitely warm, and a superb cold weather mitten. I have a pair and absolutely love them. From everything that I've read, the Heli Mitt is an awesome mitt as well, and could provide some dexterity over the Mercury mitten, but you would loose a tiny bit of warmth. As far as longevity, both are of top quality construction using goatskin leather. The only thing I've ever heard about the Mercury Mitt is that the insulation (removable primaloft insert) looses some of its loft after a long period of hard use. But, I've seen those same mittens worn on neg 20 days in Vermont, so clearly, they still insulate. So, I don't think you'll go wrong with either, but will get a bit more warmth out of the Mercury Mitt. By the way, my next mitt will be the Heli Mitt. Good luck!
Heaters without heatpads
WOW!!!These things are pure heaters. In 5 degrees at top of JH in heavy wind (50+ MPH) they performed. Just apply the hestra leather care and they are solid
Warm, dry and wick great on liners. Dry quick overnight for next day, the best mitten so far. Bonus they actually allow you to have dexterity with poles...
Does anyone have the turqoise color in...
Does anyone have the turqoise color in this mitt?...bc's pic is not showing up and I"m curious as to what it looks like. Thanks!
Not the most manly color, but at 0 degress with a stiff wind, I'm probably not caring too much about that! Thanks for the link, Mike. I'll have to get a nice turquoise jacket to match!
I have the turquoise and its not bad. Color is uniques and goes well with Blue westcomb
Warm Mitts With Raynaud's
I just came back skiing in Colorado where I used my first pair of Hestra Heli Mittens. I had not skied in 15 years since being diagnosed with fairly severe Raynaud's. While my hands were occasionally cold, I was able to avoid the numbness and pain associated with Raynaud's. At times my hands were toasty warm. I was very pleased with the design, being able to tighten at my wrist and forearm easily. The dexterity was surprisingly good with the mitten design. I would definitely recommend them. I particularly like the removable prima-loft insert. It can be replaced or removed for adequate drying.
Very nice mitts
I purchased a pair of these for my wife and myself. We have skied in sub 20 degree conditions and our hands were both toasty warm.
The leashes are great, we use them a lot and they are very handy on the lifts.
Overall comfort and quality is outstanding. We are both definitely pleased with these mitts and are fans of Hestra.
I've just warn these gloves about 5 times with 2 deg temps being the coldest and my fingers didn't get cold which I found amazing. Since they are mittens I've found that I like to wear a glove liner so I can take off the mittens and get into pockets. I'd give it 4 1/2 stars since it is missing fleece to wipe your face with.
Does anyone know how these mitts stackup...
Does anyone know how these mitts stackup against the Columbia Monster Mitts? On paper it looks like the Columbia Mitts are a better choice.
Can't speak to the Columbia mitts because I am not a fan of their products, but I can say that these are the warmest things I've ever worn. Amazing.
Does anyone know how these stackup to the...
Does anyone know how these stackup to the Columbia Monster Mitts? On paper the Columbia Mitts look like the better choice.
I would go with the Hestra. I have put them through a beating and they have held up great, kept my hands super warm in temps as low as -40F, and I have bad circulation and usually always have trouble with my hands getting cold. The leather on these is very strong. I just think these are better put together than the Columbia Mountain Monster Mitt.
I have used them Skiing, Hiking, around town, at 19,000 ft+, snowshoeing....and never been cold once.
5 stars for dexterity and for warmth. 4 stars because it lacks a nose-wiping terrycloth area anywhere, and because they seem to lack an easily-accessible size chart online. The attached is the best thing I could find. If I could give these 4.5 stars I would.