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Hestra Heli Mitten - Women's


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    32 Reviews


    When you're in the Rockies.

    Apart from being high and rocky, the Rocky Mountains are known for being bitterly cold, so suit up with the Hestra Women's Heli Mittens when you venture out to ski some cold Rocky Mountain powder. Built with soft leather and a waterproof, breathable membrane, these mittens will keep your hands dry and remain intact after a long season of skiing. For warmth, Hestra insulated these gloves with a fleece liner that can be removed and dried out after a snowy day, and it added Fiberfill insulation for reliable warmth and comfort in seriously cold conditions. Hestra gave the Helis a slimmer profile for a more women-specific fit, and a hook-and-loop wrist strap ensures a snug and secure fit.

    • Women-specific mittens ideal for midwinter powder days
    • Soft leather exterior with durable cowhide palm
    • Waterproof and breathable Trion insert
    • Fiberfill synthetic insulation retains warmth when wet
    • Removable fleece liner for additional warmth
    • Hestra was founded in Sweden in 1936
    • Item #HES0091

    Tech Specs

    [shell] leather, [palm] cowhide leather
    Triton membrane
    Removable Liner
    yes, Bemberg fleece
    hook and loop
    Palm Grip
    Recommended Use
    skiing, snowboarding
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited lifetime

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    Extremely Warm on the mountain

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

    These were given as a gift to my sister as the solution to her constant cold hands when skiing. Size small fit true to size, and the black and white color looks great. While on the mountain she was saying she'd never worn a warmer glove. Her hand has never been cold or wet wearing the glove, and even though it is a mitten, it still offers dexterity for poles, and adjusting a helmet.
    Tighter around the wrist but room for fingers, she said she couldn't be happier with how the glove fits and performs.
    Excellent buy, one of the best mittens on the site.

    Great quality and very warm!

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 7

    I gave these as a gift to my sister. Here are her thoughts...

    The Hestra Heli mittens are great! I usually get very cold hand while out on the slopes but these mittens have solved that problem. The wrist of the mitten fits over my jacket easily and the cinch on the wrist keeps snow from making its way to the inside, keeping my hands warm and dry. The leather is great quality and so far seems very durable. I am excited to use these for years to come. I would definitely recommend them to friends as a great all-around ski/snowboard mitten!

    These are extremely awesome gloves

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 6

    Hestra makes a great pair of gloves. I like these ones because they do not have the finger separates so my hands stay warmer. Never had a pair of leather gloves and these are better than expected. The inside liners are removable and you can slip hand warmers in the sides if you find yourself on the mountain on a really cold day!
    I feel I have small hands and got a 6, they fit perfect!

    Excited to put them to the test

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

    These mittens look good and feel good. I haven't put them through the full test on a cold day on the slopes yet, but used them for some cross country skiing in the 20's, and was beyond pleased. They have wrist leashes, durable and smooth leather exterior, they are soft on the inside with removable liners - they even come with a small leather care kit. I'm sure I will love these mittens once I get to use them for downhill skiing and believe they will do a great job keeping me warm based on my XC experience.

    I had high hopes

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

    I'd hoped these would be the last pair of mittens I'd ever buy (at least until I wore them out in a dozen years). But they were not as warm as I had expected based on reviews. I do tend to get cold hands easily. I used them skiing this past weekend for the first time and in 17 degree hands got cold. Second day I stuck handwarmers between the lining and cover and was fine. I'd hoped to have a mitten that would keep me warm without adding the warmers; this isn't it. Otherwise I like them a lot. They look good, I can tell the exteriors will wear well, and they have nice features. Hoping they will perform better warmth-wise when temperatures are a little higher.

    Good fit, slightly cold

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

    I gave these as a gift and this is what she had to say:

    They feel good and fit well. I do get slightly cold fingers compared to other mittens I've worn in the past, but overall happy with them.

    They didn't keep my hands warm

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 7/Med

    I have a really bad problem with cold hands. I wore these on a day in low 30s with a lightweight pair of fleece gloves on top to keep the mittens in good condition in case I returned them. They didn't keep my hands very warm. Dexterity was certainly an issue, but if my hands stayed warm I would have dealt with it.

    Hestra knows gloves!

      These gloves are absolutely the best. I bought these as a gift for my sister-in-law who's was known to have trouble keeping her hands warm on the slopes/ and in cold weather. These gloves did the trick and kept her hand nice and toasty!

      Awesome mittens!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 6

      I always have very cold finger tips and need warm mittens. The coldest temperature I tried them at is 20 degrees F, and they worked perfectly. I bought the ice blue, which look light purple in person. I like the look, style, and most importantly, the warmth!

      Good Gloves

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

      I bought these for my girlfriend. She wore them without the liner the first day and her hands were soaked. Not great for spring riding, but they are extremely warm, even in cold weather. The only downside is the white gets dirty fast.

      bought 2 pairs - for wife and daughter

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

      February 2015 was FREEZING in the NorthEast. I purchased 2 pairs for my Wife and my Daughter... Lake Placid/WhiteFace was -17 on Sunday 2/15/15. Put hand warmers in mitts between the liner and leather in the afternoon - my wife said her thumbs were cold late in the afternoon. My daughter had no complaints ALL DAY...!!! We have used these in ALL conditions so far - frigid cold, cold, temperate, and wet - and I could not be happier with them. Should have bought these YEARS AGO. Used a ruler to measure their hands like Hestra Guide recommends and the fit went well. I have heard you should not dry these mitts with any external source like a radiator or blow dryer as that will effect the leathers ability to repel wind and water - don't know how true it is but kinda makes a little sense to me. I should add here that both my wife and daughter have mild Reynauds - so keeping them comfy and happy on the mountain nullified any concerns about the cost of these mitts. I would definitely recommend them

      Not warm for the cost

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: Runs small

      Maybe I have freakishly cold fingers, but I wasn't that impressed with these, especially for how expensive they are. The liner is pretty thin and didn't keep the cold out well when the temps were below freezing.

      Warm and Durable

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

      I got these as a gift for a friend and she LOVES them! Super warm and durable. The only thing is the white gloves get dirty really quick!! Clean them with some Nikwax and we'll be all set to go!

      Measure up!

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

      I was worried about buying these for my sis as a gift, but the sizing chart is a big help! Seriously.. use that thing. Our hands are about the same size so I measure mine, and they fit her perfectly! She reported back and said they were super warm, a great fit, and she liked the liners. Win!

      Everything and more

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

      These mitts are just what I was looking for - easy on/off, incredibly warm, removable liner (easy to remove, too). Went skiing with a party of 12 - over half commented on the great wrist straps and wished for them on their gloves. The elastic wrist straps made it easy to work with bare hands and not lose a glove. My hands were always warm. They do run a wee bit small.

      I see you are out of size 9. If I just got the men's Heli mitt in size 9 would that be the same, or would it be too wide for my long-fingered feminine hand?

      Will backcountry be getting the black and white size 9 back in stock?

      Unanswered Question

      I just purchased a size 8, after measuring. However, my fingers touch the top edge of the mitten, and the stitching at the wrist feels high, right at the heel of my hand (and not my wrist). In other words, wondering if these are just a bit small.

      Someone mentioned these stretching out with wear. Is that the case?

      What size mitt do I order if my length is 6 inches and circumference is 7 inches?

      Unanswered Question

      I bought these a couple years ago, but my hands froze in them. I am not sure whether it is because they don't do well in wet spring skiing or if they just lose their waterproof capabilities after a few years. I live in Oregon and Mt Hood can be wet. I was disappointed just because I felt they should be warmer and more waterproof. Anyone else have that same problem?


      I am excited to purchase these mittens (my husband has a pair of Hestra gloves that are about 10 years old, and he still wears them to go skiing all the time), but I can't decide what size I need. I printed out the chart and my longest finger is SLIGHTLY above the 7 line, while the rest of my fingers are comfortably below the 7 line. Should I go up to an 8? I generally wear a small in women's gloves, if that helps at all. Thank you!

      I usually wear a women's small glove and I got the 7! They are perfect. And they will stretch out a little bit as you break them in, so I would go with the smaller size! If you plan on wearing an additional liner underneath, you could size up to the 8... If not I would go with the 7!

      Let me know if you have any more questions!

      How do you clean the Hestra Heli Mitt in...

      How do you clean the Hestra Heli Mitt in white...mine are filthy...

      Here's a link to Hestra's care guide:

      Since these do have a leather palm, I would focus on #5 which says, "We do not recommend washing leather gloves frequently. If you do wash them, put on the gloves and wash with soap and lukewarm water. Squeeze out the water gently without twisting. Models without several layers or leather can be machine-washed at 40°C or less."

      So, I wear wrist guards for boarding....

      So, I wear wrist guards for boarding. Without them I would probably order a small/ medium. Does anyone recommend that I size up to a large? I don't want to look like I have lobster claws.... Thanks!


      What type of wrist guards are you using / what size? If we can see what wrist guard your using and the profile / size of the product that'd help in our recommendations.

      Also, just as an FYI, take a peak at the sizing chart as Hestra gloves do not go by Small, Mediums or Larges. They have a numbered sizing system which is far better.

      Jared D.


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      I wear size small Dakine mitts. What is...

      I wear size small Dakine mitts. What is Hestra's equivalent size?

      Hey Ann,

      Thanks for reaching out to us!

      Hestra's sizing is going to be a little different from Dakine's, so it would be best to simply re-measure your hand to fit it to Hestra's sizing.

      Thankfully, Hestra makes this nice and simple by including a printable guide in the size chart.

      Just click on the link that says "Size?" and it will open up the size chart for you.

      Please feel free to chat with us if you have any other questions!

      Does anyone know whether these mitts are...

      Does anyone know whether these mitts are waterproof or not? I'm from WA and ski all over the PacNW n I definitely need some waterproofing...

      Hi kpencil,

      The Women's Heli mitt's shell is made of windproof, waterproof and breathable HESTRA Triton/Polyamide.

      If you're partial to Gore-Tex, I'd recommend checking out the Hestra XCR Mitt - it is very similar to the Heli Mitt in terms of fit and warmth; the main difference is the XCR has a Gore-Tex insert combined with the HESTRA Triton shell fabric. This waterproofing combination might give the XCR an edge over the Heli Mitt on the wettest days; however, for the majority of days on the hill, either of these mitts will be excellent.

      I'm considering these mitts but I'm...

      I'm considering these mitts but I'm hesitating between the men's and the women's version (color not being an issue); got a couple of questions:

      - is the tether system (wrist strap) that's shown in the pics of the men's mitts also present on the women's version?
      - fit wise, what's the difference between the two? (Has anyone ever tried on both versions in the same size?
      - size wise, how baggy do they run? I'm between sizes, should I up- or downsize?
      - what's the

      The women's is slimmer and seems to therefore fit me better. However, I ended up getting the men's XCR mitt because it doesn't come in women's-specific. If you do get the women's, try them on before ordering, if possible, because even though they're supposed to be just lower-volume, I found the women's mitt to be shorter in the finger length, too.