Daniel S.

Daniel S.

Daniel S.

Daniel S.wrote a review of on December 10, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Size Purchased: 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.

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Daniel S.

Daniel S.wrote a review of on February 13, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought the Cochise a few weeks back. I am an expert skier that is 5'9", 170lbs. I bought these to replace a pair of Movement Trusts that I returned after skiing on them for a year. I was looking for something larger than my 177 Mantras, and with some rocker. This was my first time skiing reverse camber, but with Blizzard's Flipcore technology, these things are rock solid. I only had the chance to ski them in skied out/packped pow/groomed conditions at Squaw so far but they held up great. They are extremely versatile, easy to maneuver, and unwaivering at speed. I definitely wanted a pair of skis with Titanal in them, and the Cochise do not dissapoint. If you ski hard, and want to charge all over the mountain, then these skis are a damn solid bet. There is no substitute for metal in the ski. I'm not a big guy, nor am I in great shape, but I was able to crush it in the 185cm no worries. First pair of Blizzard's and I'm considering picking up a pair of Bushwacker's for those marginal days. Stoked!

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Daniel S.

Daniel S.wrote a review of on December 12, 2011

5 5

I've had these gloves since 2005 and they are far and away, the best gloves I have ever owned. They are extremely articulate and the cut is incredible. Anything people say about the grip being poor is false. There is simply no better glove out there. I have to admit that after 6 years they are about ready to be replaced but I'm waiting for Hestra to pony up and decide to sponsor me (hint hint) and hook me up with a fresh pair. Buy these gloves. You will be the happiest person ever. Expensive but worth every penny.

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