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Hestra Vertical Cut Freeride Glove

$179.95

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    License to break the rules.

    Before breaking boundaries, suit up with the Hestra Vertical Cut Freeride Glove. Cliff-dropping, gravity-loathing powder patrollers will enjoy the Vertical Cut's tailored, hand-assembled craftsmanship and Thermolite insulation to block out cold. A short gauntlet provides a barrier against snow, and padded knuckles happily take the beatings of passing branches. Stretch Cordura adds durability and flexibility, and the hook-and-loop closure allows you to adjust the fit to prevent any powder from getting your hands wet and cold.

    • Rough and tumble gloves designed for the rowdiest freeriders
    • Impregnated cowhide leather resists moisture from snow
    • Thermolite synthetic insulation retains warmth when wet
    • Cordura stretch knuckle overlays increase durability and dexterity
    • Neoprene cuff with hook-and-loop closure
    • Sweden-based Hestra's been designing reliable ski gloves since 1936
    • Item #HES0115

    Tech Specs

    Material
    goat leather, [cuff] neoprene, [knuckle overlays] Cordura stretch, [lining] Bemberg polyester
    Waterproofing
    impregnated leather
    Insulation
    Thermolite
    Removable Liner
    no
    Closure
    hook-and-loop
    Recommended Use
    skiing, snowboarding
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited lifetime

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    Great Gloves!

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

    This is my second pair of these gloves. Super solid, well made, comfortable and sturdy, these gloves fit the bill in a medium weight glove. Yes, they're going to make your paws sweaty when its warm (buy some spring gloves) and they aren't going to keep your digits toasty when its below zero, but for most days they are just what the doctor ordered.

    great looking and very warm

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 7

    I have these gloves in black and they are very warm, durable, great looks, workmanship and details are top notch.

    Great gloves but....

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

    These are great gloves. Good construction, seem like they'll last a long time.
    But, have found that below approx. 15 degree F, my hands are freezing in these things. Windy conditions only makes it worse. Was thinking with the leather construction they might do a little better in these types of conditions.

    Best gloves ever. Seriously.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 8

    These are the best, most dexterous, warmest, comfortable, and well articulated gloves of ALL TIME. They get better and better year after year, and I now have almost 10 years with these gloves as my primary glove. The articulation on the glove with the Vertical Cut is unparalleled. Don't be fooled by the cheaper Fall Line Glove, or the other Hestras (which are all great), because the Vertical Cut construction and design produces the best glove known to man. Buy these. You will not regret it. Also, get Hestra's leather balm and apply it at least twice a season to keep them waterproof and buttery soft.

    I couldn't agree more. I've been using a grey pair for the past several seasons after my original Seth Morrison pro model glove packed out. I recently purchased a second pair in black. They get better with age as long as you take care of them. Highly recommend these supper warm gloves with unbelievable dexterity.

    Awesome Gloves

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

    Bought black and Green in case a pair get wet. Love these gloves. Use the balm at the beginning of each season or first sign of water entry. Use again before placing in the bag for the summer.

    Awesome Gloves

    Shveet

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

    I was apprehensive to get these, because I prefer the gauntlet style cuff. I am super stoked the wrist wrap works really well to keep the snow out and stays under your coat cuffs. A lot of padding on the knuckles and hand.

    Comfy and warm

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

    Not sure about durability. I don't know why they would use different leather in the same model just for colors. I have the white and they're in the second year.. I don't know if I will get a third. For the money I won't be happy if I only get 2 Years out of them. They aren't even my every day glove. We'll see, might be going back as warranty.





    Warm at first, not particularly durable

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

    I've had several pairs of these and must say they're great out of the box, but by the end of the year I usually have several blow outs. They mainly fail on the inside thumb seem at the pointer finger, ripping slowly until eventually your bare skin is showing through. So, I'd say if you are just skiing casually, they'll probably get you through the season, however, if you're looking for multiple years of use, you may want to look elsewhere.

    You have to be sure you get goat leather, not cowhide. This is very important and makes a huge difference. Grey and black are the only colors that use the impregnated army goat leather, and they are very durable. The other colors are cowhide aniline and they suck by comparison. I have a pair of grey ones that I have taken really good care of (use the leather balm several times per season) going on its 4th or 5th season. They are still in great condition. The cowhide ones aren't nearly as tough and everyone I know who has them blows them out just like you describe.

    Yes it is still true, per the product description on Hestra's website:

    "OUTER MATERIAL The black and grey gloves are made of impregnated Army Leather-goat leather, with other colors made from aniline cowhide. Cordura-stretch over the knuckles."

    https://hestragloves.com/sport/en-us/gloves/alpine-pro/30040-vertical-cut-freeride-man-woman-five-finger/750/

    Freeeride Perfection

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

    I have had various pairs of Vertical Cuts since 2007. Skiing mostly in Utah and the intermountain west I have had great experiences with this glove. The supple leather ensures maximum dexterity and grip. I had one pair that failed on the thumb stitches, but Hestra honored my warranty no problem. I also noticed the brighter colors tend to bleed color a bit, but no big deal. Keeping them in good shape revolved around regular application of a sealant like Snow Seal or Nikwax. As with any full leather glove, be careful around your ski edges when they become saturated.

    Leather type depends on color

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

    FYI I bought these in green expecting they would be goat skin. apparently only the black and grey are goat skin and all others are cow hide. So they are not as soft or as durable as my friends black pair which is goat skin. I feel kind of bummed and cheated. Please update your description to reflect this they are infract 2 different products that use the same name and very different material.

    Thee Glove

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

    Title says it all. These are thee gloves to get if you spend significant time in the mountains. I've put them through the wringer and they are just as warm after a full season of hard use as they were the day I got them. They're durable, comfy, stay extremely dry, and are the only glove I count on when in the backcountry. I strongly recommend these gloves, they are worth every penny. Make sure you balm them up good first thing when you get them.

    Hestra Vertical Cur Free Ride

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

    I bought these at the end of Dec '13 as it seems pretty much anyone I'd spoken to who skis/boards a lot have a pair. They look great (got black) although still not quite sure why there is so much padding on the top side. I immediately lathered them fully with the Hestra Leather Balm before the first use (and bought a couple of additional 30ml containers). I skied 14 straight hard days in them before taking a day off in Vail/Beaver Creek in Jan '14. The gloves feel terrific and I am now very happy with them. For the $ and rep I was expecting them to be amazing immediately and then forever. This is what I found: they look and feel great, they feel as though they are very well made so after 24 days in Jan in Colorado I would say the quality is outstanding, the fit is slightly small - the hestra heliglove I wear a 10 but in these I found I needed size 11, They have no problem when temps are in 20's, when temps are in teens also fine but single digits they were pushed and were getting a little cold, but temps in single digits might look to mittens instead anyway. Overall, be realistic in expectations for a well made glove and this will be your friend for hopefully many many happy days on the mountain

    These gloves rock.

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

    I love these gloves. First and foremost they work great keeping my hands warm. I use them primarily for skiing. Conditions have been well into the teens and I'm good to go with these. Also, great mobility with these gloves as the leather is very soft making them super comfy. They are bomber if you take care of them, I condition them once per season and that seems to be enough. I have had mine for a few years now and they are still in great condition. Like any leather product you just need to be careful not to hit any sharp edges with them like your ski edge for instance which could damage the leather. Another positive is they look great too, bought them in brown.

    Bomb gloves

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

    When I received these gloves, I warmed them up in my oven, then slathered on the snoseal and they were good to go. Very warm for gloves as I was used to mitts. Sealing these types of gloves is critical to water-proofing them. Very well-constructed glove, you pay for quality with Hestra and once you pull these on, you can tell this is no ordinary ski glove. Neoprene cuffs are comfortable and cinch well under the cuffs of my shell. One item you will want to buy in addition are a pair of hestra handcuffs which I picked up at a local shop. I expect to have these gloves for a long time and highly recommend them.

    Bomb gloves

    Toasty Warm

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

    I just got these gloves and they are great. Worn them a few times in the teens and 20s and my hands stay nice and warm. Also not crazy bulky so you can still use your hands. Love the neoprene cuff, keeps the cold and snow out. Only complaint is that the sticking already ripped so I have a small hole in the thumb. I thought they would hold up better for how expensive they are.

    Great glove but color not true (orange)

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: True to size

    I got these to match some other orange gear - not gunna do the entire rainbow thing or darth vader. I like a little 'style' with me gear choices, mate. ANYway, I was very excited to get them but one look and I knew I'd return them for another color. They are rather Orange CREAM like the mango lifesaver if you will. That's it - they are MANGO/MELLON... not ORANGE. Done.



    FIT - very snug around base of thumb getting them on but they feel super fine - true to size otherwise. The comfort, flex and just badassness of it sold me. Ordered Darth (black) and will try one more color before settling. If you don't already have the Heli gloves - GET THEM. No excuses - get a pair for a buck 12.

    I'll comment on my own review - silly! I don't know why I went on a rant about COLOR. In any case BUYER BE AWARE - ANY Hestra glove NOT labeled with a snowflake (hestra.com) WILL NOT BE A SUITABLE SKI GLOVE. I am now stuck with a Dexterity version that is useless in below 30 degree weather. So there.

    Perfect for high fives.

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

    I have two pairs of these bad boys and I wear them almost every ski day. Great fit and the articulation makes it feel like I have awesome warm extra big hands instead of gloves. As long as your remember to use the Hestra globby wax stuff, these gloves will last you a lifetime. You can tell that these gloves were made with care.

    Gloves like my grandpa used to wear.

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

    I was going through a pair of gloves pretty much every season, until I met these. I have had them for 4 years now and they are still comfy, warm, and pretty water tight. I fortunately got them in the old school brown color, which I don't think is made anymore.



    They do require very frequent balming to retain water resistance and maintain the leather. I usually balm them after every hard day or so. I have taken care not to allow ski edges to cut them (they are very vulnerable to this). They will sometimes get pretty soaked after a day of riding in wet stuff, but I have yet to really get cold fingers (typically the super cold days they stay dry, duh). The extended cuff feels great and keeps those wrists dry.



    Overall, these gloves are built with love. I feel like a glove this solid would have been something my grandpa would have worn back in the day. (read: most modern gloves are complete crap).

    I am picky with gloves.

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

    Having a go to pair of gloves is essential for most skiers. From scraping snow off the car to ripping through some bottomless snow in little cottonwood. You will end up using them for everything. Hestra provides an accurate measurement system that allows you to get an incredible fit. These particular model is a bit on the lite side but has excellent dexterity because of it. They also provide a little padding on the back of the hand and fingers to knock pine branches out of your line or that snowboarder out of your parking spot.

    Best Glove

      Of all the gloves I've used over the years the Hestra Vertical cut freeride glove beats all. Form fitting, durable, waterproof all day long and consistently warmer than any other glove. It allows me to stay out longer and never get uncomfortable hands.

      Are the black and grey still the only ones made out of Goat Hide?

      Are there any suggestions you guys have...

      Are there any suggestions you guys have for a replacement leather conditioner? I'm out of the small packet that came with my gloves, and need to reapply some before the season starts.