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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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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

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Should women size down a bit in these...

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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...

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

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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...

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

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Yes they do

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.

5 5

Hot fingers

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 !!

4 5

Warm mitts

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.

5 5

Warm mitts!

Well constructed and warm. We also have the lobster version (XCR) and the lobsters are not as warm. The difference is very noticeable.

2 5


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...

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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?

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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.

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