Army Leather Couloir Glove
The Hestra Exclusive Army Leather Couloir Glove is a lightweight, ruggedly durable glove for long days spent sniffing out epic lines. Its supple leather palm and backing provide breathable protection from the wind, and Hestra's CZone membrane is fully waterproof to keep hand-freezing moisture at bay. The warm synthetic liner provides just enough warmth for mild to cold days, meaning you can rip from first to last chair without worrying about cold hands.
- Backcountry Exclusive
- Lightweight, freeride-inspired glove for every day in the mountains
- Waterproof, breathable membrane keeps hands dry without overheating
- Warm synthetic liner provides insulation from the elements
- Hook-and-loop closure seals out the cold
- Item #HES008P
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I bought these gloves for mild weather resort snowboarding / side-country / some backcountry. I have a high end pair of Hestra heli gloves (OutDry) for colder resort conditions and colder backcountry and hoped to wear these on warmer resorts days. My hands sweat easily once I get moving and I figured the lighter profile of the glove would work better. These gloves offer decent insulation, I wore them comfortably from 20F-32F. They were too warm and sweating became a problem at >32F when I was moving. Below 20F there isn't enough there in the fingers if you're sitting on chair...
My main critique of the glove is that despite waterproofing them a few times with the Hestra balm the palm is soaking through after a 1/2 day of riding. Right where my jacket cuff meets the palm. And it spreads from there. I just came back from Wyoming and the weather turned a bit warmer (25F-35F) with heavy wet snow at lower elevations and some fresh snow every day. The gloves were soaked by lunch each day and I had to swap them out for afternoon riding. Maybe this would be better if I had a ski pole in my hand? When I used them on crisper blue-bird days this was less of an issue. I enjoyed using them snowshoeing. I'd maybe recommend them for mild dry days but overall they haven't lived up to my expectation.