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Hestra Army Leather Ascent Glove - Men's



Army Leather Ascent Glove

When climbing high in the backcountry, pull on the Hestra Army Leather Ascent Glove for a comfy, grippy ascent and downhill warmth and comfort. This rugged beauty is made from impregnated army goat leather for an unmatched feel and sensitivity. Tough Cordura stretch covers the knuckles and kangaroo leather reinforcement add extra burly protection. The removable wool liner provides low-profile, non-bulky insulation when you need it. And a sleek neoprene cuff with hook-and-loop closure seal out the cold and wet. This glove is so accommodating, it puts the seams on the exterior for maximum comfort. 

  • Burly gloves for intense conditions and activities
  • Impregnated army goat leather is malleable yet durable
  • Cordura stretch over knuckles enhances your dexterity
  • Kangaroo leather reinforcement increases the lifespan
  • Removable wool pile liner naturally manages moisture
  • Neoprene undercuff hugs your unique wrist shape
  • Hook-and-loop closure customizes the fit
  • Item #HES0178

impregnated goat leather, [knuckles] Cordura stretch, [reinforcement] kangaroo leather
Removable Liner
yes, wool pile
undercuff glove
neoprene, hook-and-loop
Recommended Use
ski mountaineering, skiing
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

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>Rating: 5

Like Putting your Hand in a Shearling

I've used it several times
Runs small
Size Bought
5` 9"
155 lbs

I'm on a December ski trip in CO now - -9 deg F to start the day - and these gloves have performed excellent - best gloves i've owned. Pulling out 6 sets of skis and handing out, lugging boards and skis, all day skiing, great performance. I suggest doing the hand measurement. I got an 8 and had to exchange for 9, usually a sz L. the glove liner is a comfy wool lining. They are tight fitting gloves, my hands dont have a lot of space to move w them on. Not the easiest to take on and off, but not a huge problem.

>Rating: 5

Great do it all glove

I've used it several times

I got this glove at the end of the season (16/17) and got to use them for the first time in Jackson Hole. It was about 65 degrees that fine spring day, and I normally wear Swany mittens, which would have been way too hot. These have a removable, thick, wool liner for colder days. But without the liners they were perfect for that day and just gave me the weather protection I needed. I followed the sizing chart provided and ended up ordering a size 9, fit perfectly!

>Rating: 5

Bomber and a bag of chips

I've put it through the wringer

These gloves are amazing. Fit, dexterity, warmth, versatility: they've got it all. I can resort ski in them on super cold days and take out the liner to tour in them. I'm super impressed and would recommend them to anyone. That said, the price is steep. I got mine through the outlet section (I think someone returned them). If not for that, I'd probably be rocking some work gloves coated with snoseal.

>Rating: 5

Solid well made !

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

My 4th pair of Hestras. As usual impeccable workmanship. Liners are easy to take in and out. Sizing is right on using the calculator. I am just at top end of size 9, and the size 9 fit "climbing tight". If you like a loose glove then maybe go up a size. Not near as dexterous as the Ergo, but certainly MUCH warmer, and the ink they will be really sweet with a bit of Hestra balm to loosen them up. Should be a really nice cold ( low teens, single digit) climbing glove, and definitely worth a look if you don't mind the Hestra price!

Hi Ken, I have recently discovered this great brand. I have the ergo grip size 9, now I would like to buy the army leather ascent for colder weather but can't find and try in a store, so I will look for it in internet. One question: is the fit the same for these two gloves or should I consider that the "army" is looser/tighter fitting?

Fit / sizing is the same. I was just on the Hestra website moments ago, and it appears that they have discontinued this glove. The Crevasse looks like a reasonable alternative, or look at some of the gloves in the Alpine Pro section. Sorry about late reply…been climbing!! Oh totally like the removable liner btw

>Rating: 5


I've put it through the wringer

When I first tried on a pair of Hestras with the removable wool liner I was at first skeptical because they didn't have the typical super soft feel of Hestra's normal gloves- what they are renowned for. But because other fellow skiers swore by them I gave them a shot, and boy am I glad I did! If you spend a significant amount of time skiing/snowboarding/snowmobiling these gloves are the way to go because the wool liners help regulate the warmth and cold. If your gloves get wet, and I mean really wet, they don't get the penetrating drenched feeling because of the wool. These gloves are the perfect snowmobile-skiing gloves. You can't avoid your gloves getting wet when snowmobiling but due to the make-up of the durable leather and the wool liner my hands never would get cold! I'm one of those people who always have cold hands and my husband is one of those people whose hands overheat easily, and these gloves work perfectly for both of us. I actually wear a different style of wool-liner Hestra gloves than the pair being sold, but the wool liner makes all the difference and I don't think it matters as much what exact style they are.

I just got these and had the exact same reaction- I slid my hand in and was like, "whoa, this doesn't feel as nice as my other Hestras". I'm definitely on the Cody end of the sweaty hands spectrum. Was going to return but now will give them a shot.


I have the ergo grip size 9, that fits good also with liners. Now I would like to buy the army leather ascent for colder weather. One question: is the fit the same for these two gloves or should I consider that the "army" has looser/tighter fitting?

I have a couple pairs of Hestra mitts/gloves and their sizing is pretty consistent. I also wear a size 9.