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Quality, warmth, and water protection are what make the Hestra XCR Mitt your stormy weather choice.

As part of their Alpine Pro line, the Hestra XCR Mitt has all the technical features you need-Gore-Tex, Fiberfill Insulation, and a grippy leather palm-with the top-notch fit and quality you've come to expect from Hestra. If you are a hard-core winter enthusiast or spend your days as a patroller, slip on the Hestra XCR Mitt when the weather gets really nasty. Long Gore-Tex XCR cuffs with drawstring closures keep the snow out when you are digging out someone's lost ski. Hestra pre-curved these mittens so that they follow the natural shape of your hand for a more comfortable, relaxed grip on your poles or shovel.

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1 5

Do Not Buy

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

Went outdoors with these mitts when temp was 2F and my hands were frozen in less than an hour. Had to go in and put old mitts on. For $175, I expected much better performance. To make matters worse, Backcountry would not refund the purchase. Will not shop here again, will buy from LLBean as customer service is infinitely better.

4 5

Good gloves, not the warmest mittens

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

I have reynauds, so I get cold hands easily.

These gloves are very waterproof--even more so with the included leather waterproofing wax. That said, I was surprised that they weren't as warm as expected. Temps down to 20ish are fine...but below that, I have to add a liner glove. In comparison, these are about as warm as my Black Diamond Guide finger gloves.

For the price, I'd expect that if these needed a liner glove, it would be included. Other mitten combinations that I've used with a liner, for the same price, have been equally as waterproof, equally as warm, and have included the liner.

I'm not fond of the white leather palm either; it has proven to be durable, but shows every bit of grime.

When paired with a light wool liner glove, these are great, great gloves. Without a liner, they are nice gloves, but not great cold-weather mittens, which is what I was really hoping for. I will say that the glove leashes are the nicest I've ever used.

If you're looking for gloves for the coldest temps and you're prone to cold hands, either bypass these, or get them with a set of liner gloves. I have nothing bad to say about these, except that they aren't as warm as I had hoped. Otherwise, very competent, good gloves. I'm giving a 4 instead of a 3 as I'm giving the benefit of the doubt, given my tendencies towards cold fingers.

Sizing is true to the size chart; a L fit me perfectly.

5 5

Best Gloves for Cold Weather

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

My brothers love hunting. The only thing about hunting season is it is their hands usually get really cold. I decided to get these gloves for them for an early Christmas present and they are so happy with them. They say that they are the warmest gloves they have had and that they are very comfortable. They said they would recommend them to all their hunting buddies.

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5 5

Great Gloves

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Im up in the north east, and these gloves have been through some cold weather! Ive used thin gloves under neath them, and then these guys over top and I've been completely fine up to -15 degrees! Definitely sticking with these mitts.

5 5

Great alpine mitts

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

Performs exactly as advertised - warm and dry even after 6 hours of riding in Whistler's Pacific Coast snow. Had to take my hands out of gloves on the lift ride periodically because they were so toasty.

Highly recommend these mitts for those who want high quality and performance gear.

2 5

Not that warm for the price

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

Bought this mitt because I spend all day on the slopes with ski patrol and have problems keeping my hands warm. Even with an additional pair of inner gloves they fail to really do the job. Knowing what I do now I should have purchased a pair of down insulated ones. I do like the leash attachment and long cuff although you do have to fight to get it over your jacket. You should also know that these are made in China not the USA which for the high price is disappointing to say the least and may also contribute to the quality of the mitts with respect to how well they keep your fingers warm. I would not recommend them to others especially for the price you pay

Unanswered Question

Should women size down a bit in these...

Should women size down a bit in these unisex gloves? I usually wear an 8 in women's gloves wearing a thin liner. What do you recommend?

5 5

Love em!

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

I'm a boarder and am always sitting down and pushing myself up from the wet snow, so I decided to go with the xcr over the heli for one reason, they are waterproof, although the heli will keep you dry for quite some time, the leather will soak through and your hands may get wet. These mittens cost a ton of money, but are totally worth it if your looking for a glove that will keep you dry and a glove that will last.

5 5

Warm and waterproof

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

I wear this mitt in 11 and love the warmth and waterproofness. As a snowboarder, the first thing to get wet or cold is your gloves.
I use them ontop of a thin pair of pipe gloves for climbing with my hands in the snow or on a cold lift. Quite expensive but you get what you pay for, right?

Is the liner of this glove removable like...

Is the liner of this glove removable like the Heli mitt?

Best Answer

The liner on these does not come out, the Heli mitt is the way to go if you need swappable and removable liners.

5 5

Warmest Mitt ever

  • Fit: True to size

If you want to the most ridiculously warm mitten outside of a battery pack powered mitt this is the product for you. Hestra only makes gloves so enough said there. a gore-tex mitt with leather is the absolute way to go if you get cold hands. Put a little nix-wax on the leather and these will last you for years. Hestra sizing as far as numbers go throws people off but they are very accurate.

5 5


I love these mittens. They have handled everything I have thrown at them. The kept me warm during a very windy day to ski Lone Peak at Big Sky. Very warm, love the gore-tex. Only gripe is the white color might affect visibility during avalanche burial and that it gets dirty easily. Other than that, love them!

5 5

Super Toasty!

These mitts are so warm its ridiculous. In fact thats my only complaint about the mitts is that a lot of the time they are too warm. But thats Ok I've got a pair of the Hestra Freeride's to get me through the warm days. They're super waterproof and work great. The nice thick hestra leashes are comfy and let you just take your mitts off and drop em without letting them fall off the lift. Like all hestras these outlast my ability to hang on to them.

Do these mitts have a wrist leash like all...

Do these mitts have a wrist leash like all the glove version and the heli mitts?

5 5

Great gift for my wife

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I bought these for my wife, who generally gets cold fingers. We just skied 10 days with temperatures from single digits to mid teens, and she loved them. Comfortable and warm. Sizing chart was useful and seemed accurate. Thinking of getting these for the whole family!

5 5

Best Mitts ever!

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

Pretty pumped on these. I bought these because I coach ski racing and constantly freeze while standing on the side of the hill, my hands always stay dry even on the biggest pow day and are consistently warm and dry thanks to the Gore-tex!

5 5

No more numb fingers

I have fingers that go numb whenever the temp drops below 20. I have tried many different brands of gloves and i still freeze. My husband did a lot of research and found these Hestra's. I love them. Even with temps below 10 my fingers do not freeze. These are the best gloves on the market.