Quality, warmth, and water protection are what make the Hestra XCR Mitt your stormy weather choice.
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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?
The liner on these does not come out, the Heli mitt is the way to go if you need swappable and removable liners.
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.
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!
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?
Yes they do
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!
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!
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.
I have tried many different brands of gloves and always my fingers go numb. These Hestra's are super warm and keep my fingers from freezing. I recommend them highly !!
These are really warm. I measured my hand exactly according to the size chart and they fit great. The liner isn't removable so they can get a little warm at times but I'd rather have that than be too cold. I've always worn gloves in the past but I've gotten used to the dexterity.
Well constructed and warm. We also have the lobster version (XCR) and the lobsters are not as warm. The difference is very noticeable.
Ok I used the the size chart info as suggested, do not go by what it says. Go "BIG" or go "HOME" is what you need to use. Not only was the length to short, the wrist area was very tight to get my hand thru.
Top it off I have to pay for the return using there bad info costing me $6.99 and wait another week and half for replacement gear.
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?
Depending on the thickness of the glove liner, but yes, I would size up one size. I normally am a true size 9 in Hestra, but if I want to wear a thin wool liner, I'd jump up to a 10.
Toasty warm even below zero (farenheit, and I've got poor circulation in my hands!) and stops wind dead. I'd recommend liners as others have purely for wicking away sweat. They're not the most dextrous things on the planet, but given how warm they are that's acceptable.
warm & dry
the xcr mitts worked great. On my 1st ski trip after getting them it was 12 F, snowing & blowing 20-40mph--yes a blizzard the 1st day. The xcr's did the trick--warm & dry. The next day was just as cold & no problem. I'd recommend getting 1 size larger than the rec'd size per the Hestra website sizing logic. I look frwd to using them a long time.
These mittens are TOO warm!
I just got back from exploring the balds of Roan Mountain, TN this past weekend where the temperatures dipped below -15C, and with the wind-chill at 6200 feet who knows how cold it was.. Like others have written, all I can say is that this is the first pair of gloves I've ever had to take OFF because they are too WARM.
The most amazing thing about these gloves is that your hands warm up from freezing cold to feeling like an oven within mere SECONDS of them being in the glove. Even if you have managed to get some snow inside the glove, say from being in a winter storm on a bald, it melts almost before you notice it's there.
The sizing guide gave me a perfect fit. Wrist bands are great while hiking to be able to take them off. One thing I noticed the first time I tried them driving is that the wrist guards hang low enough to potentially get around on the E brake, so just a word of caution.
I think these will be better suited for skiing than hiking just because they are too warm when doing any kind of activity.
Hats off to Hestra for a great product, I will definitely be buying from them next time!
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?
It's not crazy puffy at all. Perfect amount of insulation, definitely not like a boxing glove.
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.
Your hands won't get wet but the leather will soak.