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Hestra Power Heater Mitten

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    Power Heater Mitten

    It's hard to hold on to your poles when your hands are frozen into icebergs, but the Hestra Power Heater Mitten has a hot-'n'-toasty trick up its sleeve—integrated heat loops, which wrap around your hand to provide battery-powered warmth on the coldest ski days. There are three heat settings, controllable via the built-in control panel, along with replaceable and rechargeable batteries that make it easy to keep the heat on full blast for your whole trip. An included international adapter means you can charge your gloves wherever you're skiing, whether you're in Japan, Europe, or North America.

    The Power Heater is still a Hestra, too, so it has all the construction and durability you'd expect. The shell is made from tough and supple Flextron nylon, with an impregnated cowhide palm and brushed polyester lining. The integrated CZone waterproof membrane keeps your hands from getting soggy and the Power Heater's electronics from shorting out. There's synthetic insulation as well, which keeps the heat from escaping, so your batteries last longer, and your mittens still work even if you forget to charge them up overnight.

    • Heated gloves provide warmth for freezing days on skis
    • Hestra Flextron nylon shell provides lightweight durability
    • Impregnated cowhide palm increases traction on your poles
    • Brushed polyester lining is soft against your skin
    • CZone waterproof and breathable insert seals out snow and slush
    • Synthetic insulation ensures the heat doesn't escape
    • Control panel with heat indicator adjusts for your comfort
    • Replaceable and rechargeable batteries for consistent power
    • Item #HES000L

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [shell] Flextron nylon, [palm] cowhide, [lining] brushed polyester
    Waterproofing
    CZone insert
    Insulation
    synthetic
    Closure
    zipper, drawcord
    Recommended Use
    skiing, snowboarding
    Manufacturer Warranty
    [glove] limited lifetime, [heating unit] 2 years

    Tech Specs

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    Awesome Glove

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Can't go wrong with Hestra. I've used their non-heated gloves for years and these are even better. High quality, durable, and a good fit. Love them.

    Great gloves

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

    In general, Hestra is super warm. Add in the heater and it isn’t possible to be cold with these mittens on! I get cold really easily (my ski boots also have heaters in them), so it was nice to have the same comfort with my mittens as well.

    Stopped working, warranty not honored

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    The LIFETIME WARRANTY was one of the reasons we bought the mittens 4 years ago in spite of the high price. The heating element stopped working in a year and Hestra exchanged the mittens (after a 6 month wait due to out-of-stock).

    Now heating stopped working again - batteries are full, lights are on, but no heat. Called Hestra again, they retroactively changed lifetime warranty to 2 year warranty, with no further response.

    My wife used the mittens only a few times per year, and she is a gentle skier, so the mittens do not have any signs of wear and look like new - but with no heat. Considering the $400+ cost of the mittens and advertised lifetime warranty at the time of the purchase, one would expect that Hestra would stand behind their products. With the number of times they were used, it cost us $20 per skiing day, compared to just a few dollars for chemical hand warmers. You can decide if it is worth it for you :)

    If you would need batteries, they are out of stock everywhere too, I was lucky to have electrical engineering background and being able to test-load the batteries to rule out battery problems.

    We are purchasing Lenz 4.0 heated mittens hoping for better luck. If not, we will at least be able to exchange either the battery or the mittens separately for 1/2 of the total price, instead of the $400+ price tag to exchange not-working Hestra heated mittens. Do not buy Hestra!

    Hestra Heated Mittens Warranty Sucks

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I purchased a few pairs of Hestra heated mittens after reading many reviews about how good their warranty and customer service was. I also own a few pairs of non heated mittens and have always been happy with the quality, so I wasn't concerned with the heated gloves since I was told everything was covered under their lifetime warranty. I had a mitten fail, filled out the warranty claim, but was told they are not covered as the heated gloves and mittens are only covered under a 2 YEAR warranty on the electronics, which is not stated anywhere on their website. After numerous e-mail exchanges with CS, they were not going to cover them and offered me a 30% discount on a new pair. BEWARE when purchasing, that no matter what the website or glove review states on warranty, they are only covered for 2 years. If you own a pair and are not sure when they were produced, look at the plug inside the battery compartment for a 4 digit number, like 1405. That will indicate the year they were produced, plugs without a number were 2013 or older, so beware if purchasing used gloves off E-bay or Craigslist. The overall quality of the mitten is good, but the heating portion is junk, don't waste your $400+ dollars on mittens with only a 2 year warranty, go for a pair that is truly covered by a lifetime warranty.

    Hestra Heated Mittens Warranty Sucks

    Hestra takes the W!

      I have been skiing for a few years now with horrible circulation. My hands get painfully cold when during the winter. After picking up a job at a ski resort I knew it was time to get serious and find the right glove for me! I've tried all types of mittens, liners, & handwarmers. It'€™s safe to say these actually do the trick! Having 3 levels of warmth can keep me comfy at any temperature. I never thought this day would come where I could actually find a glove to keep me warm. The only thing that I think can improve a bit is making the cuff length longer and a little looser. Other than these things are a match made in heaven! Thank you Hestra!!

      Mostly in love with my mittens

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I am am woman in my mid 40's and an avid skier. I am also someone with chronically cold hands and feet -- not ideal for snow sports in in New England, where I live! The Hestra heated gloves are a great addition to my winter ski wardrobe as they keep my hands at least somewhat warm on the coldest days. Having said that, I do have a few suggestions for improvement. As another commenter noted, the wrist/cuff runs small and slightly tight when the batteries are inserted. I would prefer a bit more room, as well as some added length, so that they would cover my jacket sleeves. Others have also commented on the batteries not lasting very long on higher settings -- I am in total agreement, and I wish it were possible to buy an extra set of batteries! Otherwise, I am happy with my gloves and would recommend them.

      Love these mittens!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I love these mittens. My hands get cold easily and for years I have used hand warmers inside my mittens. Now I have these heated mittens that are comfortable and soft on the inside and they keep my hands nice and warm! I feel lucky to have them!

      not hot enough for long enough

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I'll start this review by telling you that I have Raynaud's in my hands (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raynaud%27s_phenomenon). If you don't know what this is, count yourself lucky. Basically as soon as I get even a little bit cold, the circulation to my fingers cuts off and they turn white and very painful. Needless to say I've accumulated a pretty big collection of mittens (I can't wear gloves at all). Every time someone tells me that they have mittens that are really warm, I go out and buy them. I'm always disappointed.

      When I saw these battery powered heater mittens on the market a few years ago, I bought them immediately.

      This is the first season that I've had them that I haven't had to return them. Every year, something would break, I would call Hestra and a nice person would have me send my broken ones back and would send me new ones. The pair I have now is the 3rd or 4th set - I can't remember any more. They do have good customer service but I'd prefer not to have to go through this process repeatedly.

      As far as warmth, the mittens have 3 heat settings. When alpine skiing, I need 3 (or really 5 or 6) on most days to keep the blood circulating in my hands. Unfortunately, on 3, the batteries only last a couple of hours. On 2 they last about 4 hours and on 1 about 6. What I normally do now is that I put the mittens to 1 (or 2 if it's super cold) and supplement with a hand warmer.

      I also find that even at max power, I don't feel any heat in my thumbs at all. I can't tell if there's a heating element in the thumb or not but at least in the rest of the mitten I can feel the heat coming through.

      I'm hopeful that battery technology will improve in a few years and not only will there be hotter settings but the heat will last for a reasonable period of time.

      Other than all that, Hestra does make good products and like I said, they do support them with lovely customer service people which is why I gave the mittens 2 stars as opposed to something less.

      not hot enough for long enough

      Hestra Power Heater Mitten

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      These are GREAT mitts! I am an addicted backcountry skier and my hands get extremely cold even with the best unheated mittens available. (My doc says I have Raynaud's; I think it's a result of minor frostbite.) I tried some less expensive heated liners that didn't do the job and quickly fell apart. So I took out a second mortgage on the house and invested in the Hestras. I haven't used them in extreme cold conditions yet but on days with highs in the 20's my hands have been quite comfortable on the low or, occasionally, medium setting. The mitts are so well made and insulated that I think they would do well even without the heating. They look like mini boxing gloves. I like the split battery pack arrangement - two thin batteries instead of one bulky one. I can't comment on durability but, judging from my Hestra lobster gloves which have been my go-to's for the past five years, I expect them to last a long time. And, kinda silly, but the red LED indicator lights look cool when gliding back to the trailhead after dark.
      I also considered the Outdoor Research heated mitts. I have plenty of OR gear and know they make good stuff too. But, from my experience with the lobster gloves, Hestra is THE premier glove/mitten manufacturer.
      I have had a bit of a problem obtaining extra batteries from Hestra USA but I think that has been resolved. Wish backcountry.com carried the batteries.
      Bottom line: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

      After two years and over 100 ski days, the power to one of the mitts quit working. Because, even without the heat, they are the warmest mitts I have, I waited until the end of the season to return the non-operable mitt. To my surprise, I promptly received a brand new PAIR from Hestra. So, in addition to making the best hand wear on the planet, Hestra has great customer service.

      Re batteries, I have three sets and carry a spare set or two on longer, colder outings.

      Re durability, except for some minor chipping of the paint on the switch, my original mitts look virtually brand new.

      I'll be a Hestra customer for life.

      life saving mittens

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Given the price, I was extremely hesitant to buy these mittens, but as a die hard outdoor enthusiast who is always cold , I decided it was worth a try. I am so glad I bought these. I debuted them on a week long ski trip to Big Sky, MT and my hands were toasty warm all week long. Gone are the days of going into the lodge to get warm, now I have my mittens and know I will always make it thru the ski day. Easy to charge, easy to use, they fit great (although they run very small, I am always a 7 had to return for the 8) and the charge lasts the whole day, no problem.

      Peter, It doesn't go directly to the thumb, but will radiate to keep the thumb warm. However, it will make your thumb feel cold, in comparison to the fingers. More questions? Just call or email me, directly. 801.746.7587 ---->ejenson@backcountry.com

      Hestra power heated mittens

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: True to size

      It was by accident that we found where to purchase these mits . I work and play outside a lot and my hands are the only part of me that get cold . My wife happened across the Hestra mittens , so we contacted Backcountry . There are no outlets in Alberta Can. ,so we had to make kind of round about methods of getting them here . That , being the only downside , the mittens are terrific . Being in Alberta , we have our share of cold and snow to play and work in . The mittens make anything we do outside a lot more pleasant and comfortable. The sizing was right on , they fit perfectly. Thank you for a great product . We only need a distributor on western Canada, .....okay ? Thanks again , Lee

      Wow, great!!!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size

      Gotta say that with battery-powered gloves being recent entries into the market and still uncommon (offered by only Hestra and Black Diamond, as far as I know), I was skeptical that the technology would be mature enough to meet expectations. Boy, it is nice to have a product that works as advertised and better. My wife has Reynaud's syndrome which causes her fingers to turn blue and painful in the slightest cold. This has been the limiting factor in her skiing for years. I got her these gloves for Christmas and she was able to comfortably ski all day long on a frigid Breckenridge day for the first time that I can remember. I thought battery life might be an issue but it never was. She was able to keep her fingers toasty for 6+ hours, mostly on the first level setting, switching to level 2 as needed - and only once needing to use level 3, after she had to take the gloves off and her fingers were exposed. The batteries never ran out. These are worth every penny.

      My fingers have been sweating!

        I have low blood pressure and get very cold when skiing. I bought these gloves and have worn them every time I have gone skiing since. They WORK!



        1. Very Warm- I have always worn silk liners with my gloves, but i do not suggest doing that with these. the heat generated at the tip of the gloves if felt better when not wearing lining. The fingers also heat each other when touching. On super cold days (for me that is under 20F) I throw in a hand warmer, it helps the glove function, even though i am sure that is not necessary.



        2. Battery- great battery life. Hours are just as described if not longer.



        3. the only thing I found a problem with them is the size of the wrist when closed- for me its a tad tight. but that might be due to the fact that i wear to many layers.



        overall I am in love, and I am sure you will be too.

        Mitten OK, but battery life inadequate

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        Batteries are tight on wrist. Would be nice to have ability to loosen wrist collar. Battery life on high (level 3) is short lived. Only 2.5 hours at best. Wish it had better battery life.

        Unanswered Question

        On the Hestra site, it says that heating elements may interfere with avalanche transceivers.
        If the batteries are turned off, would interference be an issue?