Heli Ski De Cuir, whatever that means is warm.
The Hestra Heli Ski De Cuir Glove is a classic. Long cuff keeps snow out on deep powder days. Hestra’s two-layer fit system includes a removable wool terry liner to carry away moisture and increase warmth. The shell’s waterproof breathable Melange Twill blocks water, and the soft cowhide leather palm is supple to the touch so you can easily adjust boots or zippers.
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Are these still made from goatskin? I think...
Are these still made from goatskin? I think these used to be called Heli Ski Cuir de Chevre. And Chevre means "goat", so that settles it. But now "chevre" is gone from the name and hestra website says they're made with cowhide. Can anyone please shed any light?.. thanks!
Look like these have been switched to a cowhide. I will work on getting that fixed on our site.
Good glove, not super warm
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
First off, this glove is super well made and comfortable. The craftsmanship is amazing and typical of Hestra gloves. However, I was under the impression that it would be a warmer glove. Hand warmth is somewhat subjective based on who you're talking to, but I think these would have only kept my hands warm in about 25 degrees and warmer. There isn't that much insulation in them. Liners could work, but then you are sorta defeating the purpose of such a beautifully fitted glove to your hand.
So, if you're looking for an amazingly well made glove that will last a long time, go for it. If warmth is a big factor for you, I would possibly look elsewhere.
they got the look,the fell and most important they are warm which is the main reason they were made.
Not a super warm glove. I use it in the backcountry where I am sweating a majority of the time. Like the wool liners because they don't feel clammy when damp. As compared to a synthetic liner. They fit nicely and allow for dexterity. Only occasionally do I need to remove the gloves to fiddle with something. And they have those cool wrist keepers that are the best glove retention devices out there.
If the wool liner were a bit more densely woven and therefore warmer, these would get 5 stars.
How do these differ from the heli pro...
How do these differ from the heli pro gloves?
The heli ski cuir de chvre have: OUTER MATERIAL Upper section made of wind and waterproof and breathable HESTRA Melange Twill polyester/cotton fabric. Proofed goat leather palm. LINING Removable wool terry lining.
The heli pro has: OUTER MATERIAL Upper section made of wind and waterproof and breathable HESTRA Triton/polyamide fabric. Proofed Army Leather-goat leather palm. LINING Removable Bemberg/polyester lining with Quallofill/Fiberfill insulation.
The only differences I see are in the fabric and lining.
hope that helps!
The De Cuir is made from a more ecologically friendly process that does not involve as much toxins in the curing process of the glove, thus the yellow-ish color of the Leather, this does not effect the longevity of the glove, just it's cosmetics.
And the liner is wool.
Good Gloves - do expand
I bought these gloves in a size 10 and when I tried them on they seemed super tight and I thought there would not be enough room around my fingers to keep warm.
I reordered the next size up which fitted great prior to getting on the hill.
However after a 7 day trip the bigger gloves have certainly expanded to a size that is too big.
In summary go for the smaller size as they will grow on you!
Hey. Can someone confirm if this glove has...
Hey. Can someone confirm if this glove has idiot straps so you can tie them to your wrists please.
Idiot straps on these gloves are a major plus.
I love everything about this glove. The leather is high-quality, and have had no problems with them getting soaked like my last pair of "waterproof" gloves. They keep my hands warm enough for resort skiing and backcountry skiing in the Wasatch, but do not have that annoying bulky feel that some warm gloves have. As a skier, I think the outseams are super comfortable (but beware snowboarders who drag their hands on the ground, you will wear out the seams). I highly recommend them.