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Hestra Heli Mitten - Men's

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    Options for winter and spring.

    Wear the Hestra Heli Mitt's removable liner while you skin up to the hut, and slide the liner into the weather-blocking shell when you get ready to shred.
    • Army Goat Leather and wind- and waterproof Triton/Entrant fabric keep the wet out
    • Wear just the removable liner when you're working up a sweat on the skin-track or trying to keep your hands from freezing on the heli ride or the drive up to the resort
    • Wear just the shell for slushy spring skiing
    • Wolf Paw design reinforces the fingertips and eliminates seam exposure
    • Eagle Grip pre-curved design follows the natural curve of your hand for comfort
    • Item #HES0018

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [shell] Triton Entrant, [palm and fingers] goatskin leather
    Removable Liner
    yes, bemberg polyester
    Closure
    elastic cuff, drawcord
    Recommended Use
    skiing, snowboarding
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited lifetime

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    What do you think about this product?

    Have questions about this product?

    Like wearing oven mitts, not warm enough

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

    First I will say I have hands that seem to defy almost every glove I've tried, so understand I'm likely a fringe case, but unfortunately these Hestra's were not even close to the solution. Was promised by a Backcountry rep that these would do the trick, but sadly even on a 25 degree day my hands were still cold.
    The gloves seem well made, and likely would work for most people, but not me.
    Also, they are super wide. I ordered the 10, and the length is right, but the amount of space on the width inside is huge! Feels like wearing a pair of oven mitts. Dexterity is really poor with these.
    Returning, sadly... another failed attempt to find a glove (mitt) that will work for me and my chilly digits.

    I have a similar experience with the Helis. I tried 10s at a store and my middle finger was hitting the end of the mitt, so I bought size 11. I used them for a week in about 5-10F temperatures and my hands got cold. With handwarmers they were a little warmer, but I'd rather not have bulky warmers inside the mitts. I think you're right, the fit is super wide and gets even wider with use as the leather stretches slightly.
    I returned my Helis, but I need new mitts before next season. Not sure what to do. Considering the Heli size 10, or Black Diamond Mercury. The Mercurys seem to have the opposite fit from Helis, narrow and long. Why can't they make anything in between???

    Warmest gloves I've ever worn

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I was looking for a warm pair of gloves and these were recommended to me by everyone I asked, and I have not been let done. From storm days at Alta (which hover in the single digits) to -21 days in Montana, they have never failed me. I love the removable liner, that helps me regulate my temp as well as dry the gloves faster. Additionally, the leather is super durable and I know I will have these gloves for years to come. If you have worn Hestras before, I recommend sizing down one size for the Heli Pro!!

    Hestra is the way to go

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Ive tried a variety of ski gloves and these have been my favorite by far. Hestra makes an awesome glove that is both comfortable and extremely durable. They have yet to let my hands get cold and I definitely recommend them to anyone thinking about taking the Hestra dive!

    Comfortable!

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    I gave these to my husband as a gift and here is what he has to say!

    I initially tried these mittens on in the store and loved how soft and comfortable they feel. So far I’ve used them outside in temps around 20F. My hands were just starting to feel a little cold after about 30 minutes so if you are going to be outside for prolonged periods of time without being active, it probably makes sense to step up to something a little thicker/warmer.

    However, I’m using this primarily for skiing and for that they work well and are a good balance between bulk and warmth. Overall, for skiing or other activities that keep you moving I think would be a great choice. For extremely cold temps or long periods of inactivity, I would step up to something a little warmer.

    Happy Happy!

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    I gave these as a gift, their feedback has been awesome and that they love them. I tried them on, I am not really a mitten fan, I thought there was a lot of extra room in the glove. I tried them on with a glove liner and felt much more comfortable. I may be used to fingers I guess. All in all looked, felt like some kickass gloves.

    Hestra is the Answer

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Hestra has been making gloves for a very long time and definitely know what they are doing. These are the warmest mittens I've ever worn, and everything from the color to the straps and materials look very classy. I never had any issue with snow getting inside them, but the best part was knowing that my hands would be nice and toasty the whole day.

    Stoked for the ski season

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

    Finally made the jump to hestra heli mittens for this season and excited to try them out. I am 6' and about 160 pounds and I got the size 10. They fit perfectly.

    Done and Done!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    They worked perfectly. Warm, but not too warm. Great fit. Rugged design held up really well. They also were super easy to get on and off in all sorts of challenging situations. The clip that it comes with is also pretty hardy and did the job. Basically, look no further. This will get the job done.

    Great mits!

      Bought these by following a Gearhead recommendation posted on the site, and I was not disappointed. They are super warm and comfortable. I've always gone with finger gloves, and feel that these mits will make it easy to transition.

      best $ i ever did spend

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      i love being outside but i've got those kind of cold hands that make babies cry. i can stay outside all day in negative temps with these bad boys.

      Still Amazing After 1 season

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I ski about 40 days a year - I wore these for a good amount of the time. With the exception of warmer spring days. My hands are never cold with these - they've held up really well - I've conditioned them 3 times this year but honestly, my hands have never gotten wet.

      (I'm the Santa on the far right in the photo.)

      Still Amazing After 1 season

      All the Warmth

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

      I gave these to my husband for Christmas. He's had around three months to truly use them in all conditions (Night skiing, single digit temps during the day, snow days, and also blue bird days). All of which the gloves were great. They are a massive step up from his practically gardening gloves he was skiing with. Since he's gotten these, he says that he has overall more warmth than he did before, not just warmth in his hands. The cuff also fits nicely over his shell which allows for easy on and off access. Solid purchase.

      So warm and comfortable

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I bought a pair of regular five-finger gloves to use in Breck. Day two into my trip, when it was single digit temps and dumping snow, I had to replace the five-finger gloves because my fingers were cold STIFF. I had no choice but to get new gloves and these jumped off the rack at me. After wearing them in rather cold conditions, I am very impressed. So warm and comfortable. I love that the straps under your palm combined with the wrist seal act as a two-tiered defense from the snow even when you take an epic spill. Would recommend to others.

      Warm and dry

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I got these for my boyfriend for skiing, and he has raved about them every time he's worn them. He loves that the outer and inner layers separate so easily, and that they go back together without a hitch. They keep his hands toasty warm and dry!

      hands got COLD

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

      I have been using mittens for years but have never bought expensive ones. I found these to be fine the first 2 hours, but the 3rd and especially 4th hour, my hands got pretty cold - specifically my thumb. Had to go inside. Unfortunately the vast majority of these reviews are extremely (and enthusiastically positive) so I suppose I am S.O.L.. Guess I will just use my old $30 mittens.

      Vassily - OK, so I was FIRST using it skiing in the east with 15F temps and about 85% humidity which obvs doesn't help. I Then used them on my annual help ski trip at CMH/Galena -7 days - Temperature of -4F to 0F BUT about 40% Rel humidity which made them much more tolerable. They were GREAT the first few hours, but definitely got cold later in the day and necessitated a hand warmer in each glove (mind you we are out there for 8 hours). The leather palm gets pretty damp as well, but like I said earlier EVERYBODY on this post likes them - maybe they are all only outside for 3-4 hrs. I believe they are 'good' but not great. I will try Black Diamond and/or OR this year - see what they're like. Best of luck! Scot

      Warm hands are happy hands

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Warm hands are the key to a fun day on the mountain. I love the durability and warmth of theses mittens. The two-piece design increases versatility making this mitten hold up in all conditions from powder days to warm spring sessions.

      Very warm

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Height: 6'0"
      • Weight: 145lbs

      2 of my brothers have these mittens, and they both love them. They stay dry, and keep hands warm in below freezing temps. They are a little warm for spring days, but they do have removable liners if they get too hot.

      Game Changers

        These Hestra Heli Mittens are a GAME CHANGER! I have always suffered through frozen and wet hands which usually required multiple breaks throughout the day to warm them up so I can actually buckle my snowboard. Now, I can shred powder all day with toasty warm hands and no breaks needed. The buckle at the wrist is comfortable and tight while the powder bowl pull cord kept the snow out of my mitten when I had to dig myself out of some deep snow. I would definitely recommend these to my friends and highly suggest looking at the size chart.

        Do these run the same size as the Women's...

        Do these run the same size as the Women's Hestra Heli Mitt? They have limited colors in women's and if there is no major difference I am considering getting the mens.

        Anyone know how this compares to the Black...

        Anyone know how this compares to the Black Diamond Mercury Mitt (http://www.backcountry.com/black-diamond-mercury-mitten-mens#question_269114)? I am looking for the warmest and longest lasting mitten to keep my VERY cold hands warm. I love to ski but my biggest obstacle is keeping my fingers toasty. Or does anyone have any other recommendations for warm mitts? Also, I have seen the Hestra leather balm, but is it possible to use Sno-Seal with these?

        Ive used both mittens, and to be honest, Ill never go with anything but Black Diamond when it comes to mittens. The most recent time that I used mine was in Colorado snowboarding, actual temp on the mountain was 3 degrees with a wind chill of -15 degrees, I wore the mercury mittens solo and had no problem with keeping my hands warm. If you don't think these would be warm enough, go with Black Diamond's absolute mitten...theres no way you'll have cold hands with these ever, they are expedition wieght mittens.

        Ive used both mittens, and to be honest, Ill never go with anything but Black Diamond when it comes to mittens. The most recent time that I used mine was in Colorado snowboarding, actual temp on the mountain was 3 degrees with a wind chill of -15 degrees, I wore the mercury mittens solo and had no problem with keeping my hands warm. If you don't think these would be warm enough, go with Black Diamond's absolute mitten...theres no way you'll have cold hands with these ever, they are expedition wieght mittens.
        Best Answer

        Hi mgl,
        The Black Diamond Mercury mitten is definitely warm, and a superb cold weather mitten. I have a pair and absolutely love them. From everything that I've read, the Heli Mitt is an awesome mitt as well, and could provide some dexterity over the Mercury mitten, but you would loose a tiny bit of warmth. As far as longevity, both are of top quality construction using goatskin leather. The only thing I've ever heard about the Mercury Mitt is that the insulation (removable primaloft insert) looses some of its loft after a long period of hard use. But, I've seen those same mittens worn on neg 20 days in Vermont, so clearly, they still insulate. So, I don't think you'll go wrong with either, but will get a bit more warmth out of the Mercury Mitt. By the way, my next mitt will be the Heli Mitt. Good luck!

        Does anyone have the turqoise color in...

        Does anyone have the turqoise color in this mitt?...bc's pic is not showing up and I"m curious as to what it looks like. Thanks!

        Does anyone know how these mitts stackup...

        Does anyone know how these mitts stackup against the Columbia Monster Mitts? On paper it looks like the Columbia Mitts are a better choice.

        Does anyone know how these stackup to the...

        Does anyone know how these stackup to the Columbia Monster Mitts? On paper the Columbia Mitts look like the better choice.

        I would go with the Hestra. I have put them through a beating and they have held up great, kept my hands super warm in temps as low as -40F, and I have bad circulation and usually always have trouble with my hands getting cold. The leather on these is very strong. I just think these are better put together than the Columbia Mountain Monster Mitt.

        I have used them Skiing, Hiking, around town, at 19,000 ft+, snowshoeing....and never been cold once.

        What size do I want? I have big hands. I'm...

        What size do I want? I have big hands. I'm six foot tall wear size eleven shoes.

        The sizing chart for these are super accurate, so take a measurement around the fat part of the hand, as well as from the tip of the middle finger to the break in the wrist, then reference the size chart and pick your size based on those measurements. Usually height and shoe size has little to no bearing on the glove size. Hope this helps.

        WHERE IN THE WORLD DO I BUY HESTRA LEATHER...

        WHERE IN THE WORLD DO I BUY HESTRA LEATHER BALM FROM? Its like finding a needle in a hay stack. I found some web sites who sell it but they want nearly $13 for shipping HAHAH.. Does anyone know where I can find this stuff at for a decent price?

        WHERE IN THE WORLD DO I BUY HESTRA LEATHER...

        If you can't find Hestra-specific balm, or don't want to order it online, keep in mind that any waterproofing leather conditioner will accomplish the same thing. You can buy leather treatments at virtually any sporting goods store. I use Sno-Seal and Schnee's Premium Leather Conditioner, they both work great.

        hey my lil bro is asking for a pair of...

        hey my lil bro is asking for a pair of hestras and wants a mitt..... he moved to Montana and I'm wondering if anyone knows how the snow is.... and the colder temps... we grew up down the road from a small resort in cali and always used and abused our gear with no probs.... im just wondering if these or the xcr's might be better for montana.... so ya im basically asking whats the weather like over there? thanks

        I have been living Montana my whole life, first in Billings now going to school at MSU in Bozeman. This year I have been skiing at Big Sky/Moonlight and I would have to say the average temp has been around 25 F, however it almost always just depends on the day I have gone skiing when the the temp has been -20 F (not too much skiing was actually accomplished) or may easily reach 35 F. I just have to say that it just usually depends on the day in Montana. I just bought these http://www.backcountry.com/outdoorgear/Mountain-Hardwear-Spearhead-Mitten/MHW0683M.html and plan on using trying them out this weekend. I use to get cold hands all the time but then I switched to mittens and I will never go back to gloves.

        Hi, I have finally managed to get my...

        Hi,
        I have finally managed to get my lady friend on the slopes. She has notoriously cold hands so I want to get her some super warm mitts. We will be skiing eastern NA, mostly Tremblant, where its often colder than -30 celcius with the wind. I am thinking the Heli's or maybe the Swany Legends...anyone have a suggestion?

        im debating whether to get the xcr mitt...

        im debating whether to get the xcr mitt or this and my biggest concern is warmth. i know the xcr is more waterproof but will it help keep my hands uch warmer. i ski in colorado so the waterproof factor usually isnt a big deal

        I have the Heli 3-finger mitts - so I can't speak to the XCR's. Like you stated, obviously they'd be more waterproof. However in 2 years of patrolling and skiing I've never had an issue with my hands being wet OR cold in my Heli's. My hands actually are usually TOO warm and I and up taking the mitts off and letting them hang from the straps for part of the lift ride up. That's in the 20's and low 30's. I haven't had any issues with cold hands down to around zero degrees (Fahrenheit). I would buy them again in a heart beat, best gloves I've ever purchased.

        If you're not worried about them being waterproof, go for these. The XCR I'd say is more for the kind of wet snow you'll find in the PNW - not Colorado. I grew up skiing in Utah and never had goretex gloves or cold fingers!

        Best Answer

        I can tell you the difference from trying both mitts and both the heli glove and xcr you asked about also .
        1. both are very warm but each has a slightly different insulation one goes getter with each outer shell.
        2. Both have a water proof shell The xcr has a different material on it then the heli both work good.
        3. xcr has a bit more stiffness to the glove because of the shell it has for water proofing.
        4. for me the heli is a little more comfortable because of the softer insulation and outer shell fabric.
        5. The heli is a bit easier to grab with
        6. The xcr focus is a bit more for water proofing then extreme cold .
        Hope this helps each is a excellent choice I would say choose the xcr for more skiing snow board etc The heli for more extreme cold and mountain climbing or cold winter treks. ENJOY!

        I have problems with TOO MUCH WARMTH as well Kretzky :) I have the Hestra Mittens and they're a great glove, and I am sure would serve you just fine. I haven't used the XCR's but I am sure you would be fine with either.

        Hi, Do these mittens have an inside glove?...

        Hi, Do these mittens have an inside glove? I have Raynaud syndrome and my fingers needs to be together in order to be warm. I am looking for very warm mittens since my fingers end up always without blood circulation. I'm a ski instructor and already have a collection of mittens....Planning to use them for hiking with snowshoes or even skate skiing. Isabelle

        listen kid so do i and alls you need is a real thin pair of silk gloves inside this mitt and it is toast all day when everyone else was freezing i had my mitts off first time in my life. they are worth every penny last mit u will buy but get the silk gloves for when you take your mitts off

        What is the warmest mitt available?

        What is the warmest mitt available?

        I normally wear a large glove/mitten...how...

        I normally wear a large glove/mitten...how do relate to Hestra sizing? My hands are about 8-9 inches long

        How do I know what size glove I need? I...

        How do I know what size glove I need? I assume these are mens gloves. I am a woman and I have small hands. Is the 7 small enough?