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Hestra XCR Mitt

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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.
    • Item #HES0059

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [palm], army leather goat nappa, [shell], Triton/Entrant, [lining], Bemberg/polyamide
    Insulation
    soft fiberall
    Waterproofing
    Gore-Tex XCR insert
    Closure
    hook and loop, snow lock draw cord
    Gauntlet
    yes
    Goggle Wipe
    no
    Nose Wipe
    no
    Recommended Use
    colder weather skiing and snowboarding
    Manufacturer Warranty
    against defects for the life of the product

    Tech Specs

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    Good cold weather gloves.

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

    I'm a fan of these gloves and have yet had a negative experience in 2 years. I moved to MN from CO and needed something that could handle -30 degree weather. These were just the ticket and have come through on many cold endeavors. Very rarely have I needed a secondary glove for warmth, but there have been a few occasions where it was needed. Overall...very impressed.

    Good cold weather gloves.

    Is the gore tex worth it?

    • Familiarity:I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit:Runs large

    Due to unusual circumstances my 11 year old daughter had the opportunity to test the gore-tex vs. merely "waterproof" version of the Hestra Heli mitten. Assuming you are already a fan of the Heli, but are deciding if buying the additional cost of the gore-tex version is worth it---it depends. If you are going to be in truly soaking conditions, then yes, go for the gore-tex. My daughter went to ski race practice in the pouring rain with one of each mitten as she has a cast on her left hand. She had to wear my mitten (not gore-tex) as it is bigger, on the cast hand, and she wore the gore-tex version on her right. Both mittens are brand new so water-proofing qualities have not broken down on either. She reported that at the end of practice the waterproof (regular Hestra Heli) mitten was soaked through while the gore-tex version was completely dry. At first I had been reluctant to spend the extra money on the gore-tex but am glad that we did so I can be confident my daughter's hands will stay dry no matter how soaking the conditions.

    As far as my experience with the Hestra Heli, I think they are a great mitten, great quality, however, no, they are not the warmest mitten out there. But they are quite warm given that you can still grip with them. The warmer mittens are more oven-mitt like, and will keep your hands warmer but of course you give up some mobility and grip precision.

    Is the gore tex worth it?

    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.

    Wow, I couldn't disagree with this guy more. I had these mittens and lost one ski touring, so I'm going to buy them again because they were great. I also own the comparable North Face mittens (himalayan i think?) and while those were decent, the Hestras are warmer and more robust (I tend to drag my hang when riding toeside which puts gloves to the test).

    Also, I've never had anything but totally awesome experiences with backcountry.com customer service, it's actually shocking how good it is.

    Edit: A good trick I use, buy thin waterproof gloves like Mountain Hardware Plasmic Outdrys, but the mittens a little too large so that you can fit the thin waterproof glove inside. Now you can quickly take your mitten off, adjust your binding/put on skins/etc, slap the snow off the waterproof gloves and quickly get them back in the mittens. Now you've gotten what you need to do done, you have dry hands, and your hands never had to be fully exposed, works quite well.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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

    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.

    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?

    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.

    Awesome

      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!

      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.

        Great gift for my wife

        • 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!

        Best Mitts ever!

        • 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!

        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.

          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?

          Is the liner of this glove removable like...

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

          Considering the Hestra XCR Mitt but was...

          Considering the Hestra XCR Mitt but was wondering about the appropriate size if I intend to use a liner glove. Any thoughts....should I size up?

          How thick is the soft fiberfill insulation...

          How thick is the soft fiberfill insulation in these mitts? Is it super pillowy fluffy soft or just something to keep your skin from touching the inside of a cold gore-tex shell?

          I'm looking for some mitts for boarding...

          I'm looking for some mitts for boarding in heavy, wet Australian snow - will the leather on these cut it, or is it likely that the leather will soak through (like the Black Diamond gloves that I'm replacing)?

          Although the winning feature for these is keeping hands warm in REALLY cold temps. They also have Gore-XCR, which is a very waterproof. Just make sure to pre-treat them with cream that is included and you should be one happy camper.

          *GoreTex is a waterproof breathable membrane the company doesn't endorse a product if it doesn't stand up to those requirements. XCR will keep you dry.

          Does anyone know what's the difference...

          Does anyone know what's the difference between the XCR, and Hestra's Heli Mitt ... i.e. why is the XCR Mitt $45 more?

          Thanks.

          How do you determine which size to...

          How do you determine which size to order?