A mitt for the coldest temperatures and the nastiest storms.
Hestra's Army Leather Expedition Mitten is its warmest mitt, made for serious time at altitude. This burly mitt not only has fiberfill insulation but a removable three-finger Primaloft liner for ultimate finger-thawing warmth. The Flextron softshell provides waterproof, windproof protection, while the grippy and gorgeous impregnated army goat leather delivers inimitable leather quality and performance. Kangaroo leather reinforcement covers the palm for even more durability. For extreme cold or conditions, this mitt ensures five-finger comfort.
- Impregnated army goat leather
- Kangaroo leather palm reinforcement
- Flextron waterproof, windproof softshell
- Fiberfill insulation
- Removable three-finger Primaloft liner
- Hestra handcuffs
- Snow lock
- Item #HES0179
- Q & A
My extreme cold go-to mitts! Toasty...
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
The build quality is great with superb leather quality and stitchwork to match. The cuff is ample so fitting over expedition weight shell wrist-closures is easy and secure. They are well suited for 10 degrees F and colder and I have been satisfied easily to -26 degrees so far. A bit too warm at 20 degrees F and warmer unless your just sitting around, such as belaying a fellow climber or observing wildlife or astronomy on a clear, crisp Winter night.
I am very pleased and would buy Hestra brand again when the need arises. Toasty fingers!
very warm, hopefully durable
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Have worn these a bunch in our chicago winter so far this year. Extremely warm, and the leather helps some with grip. Read a good tip for applying the included leather oil, warm up the leather a bit with a hair dryer, and just wear a pair of latex or nitrile gloves and apply with your fingers. Then the oil goes into the leather, not into a cloth or your hand.
Does anyone know how this would compare...
Does anyone know how this would compare to the OR Alti Mitts? I am seriously debating between the two. I like the apparent durability of the Hestra Expedition Mitten, but can't find any reviews re: warmth. The Alti's appear to be the go-to standard for high altitude mountaineering, which is my primary intended use.
Dude I am a fan of Hestra they make great gloves but nothing I have ever used has come close to the Alit mitts they are my go to mitts . I have used them down to -65 and they saved my fingers that night . You will not be disappointed . Pic of me with them on Mt . Marcy over 80mph winds very cold old my hands were nice and warm :)