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Best Hestra Ski Gloves of 2016

Hestra has become a name that stands out in ski gloves. The Hestra Heli Glove incorporates modern technology that makes these one of the warmest gloves that you can buy. Hestra Heli Gloves are made in all sizes for men women and children. You can also choose between the Hestra Army Leather Heli Ski 3-Finger Gloves or the Hestra Army Leather Heli Ski Mitts. No matter what Hestra Heli Glove you choose, you can be assured that you are buying a good quality glove that is right for all outdoor winter activities.

Hestra army leather Heli ski gloves and Hestra army leather Heli ski mitts are both designed to last even with heavy use in cold temperatures. A little care and conditioner will help to keep Hestra army leather Heli ski gloves and Hestra army leather Heli ski mitts in top condition so they can be used year after year without having to buy new gloves. In addition, Hestra army leather Heli ski gloves and Hestra army leather Heli ski mitts are able to be worn with extra linings making sure that no matter what the weather, you can keep your hands warm.

There are Hestra army leather Heli ski gloves that will fit for every member of the family. Hestra army leather Heli ski gloves for women and Hestra army Heli ski mitts for children mean that you can find a pair of Hestra army leather ski gloves for each member of the family. They also come in a variety of colours to choose from.

 

HESTRA ARMY LEATHER HELI SKI GLOVES

Hestra army leather heli ski gloves have been designed to keep your hands warm even in the coldest of conditions. The Hestra Army Leather Heli Ski gloves are made to be durable and flexible allowing you to enjoy full movement to get those outside jobs done in cold weather. Features of the Hestra army leather Heli ski gloves include:

  • Windproof
  • Breathable
  • Can be worn with liners
  • 70% Leather and 30% Synthetic
  • Velcro closing snow lock strap

Hestra Army Leather Heli Ski Glove

The Hestra army leather Heli Ski gloves are the ideal gloves to wear in all winter activities.

HESTRA ARMY LEATHER HELI SKI 3-FINGER GLOVES

The Hestra army leather Heli 3-Finger gloves gives the same high quality ski glove as the Hestra army leather Heli ski gloves but without the fingers.

Hestra Heli 3 Finger Ski Glove

These are ideal if you are only wishing to grip but do not have the same kind of flexibility that the glove offers you. The Hestra army leather ski mitt is ideal for those who just want to keep their hands warm when out in the snow.

 

WHO WEARS HESTRA ARMY LEATHER Heli SKI GLOVES?

Hestra army leather Heli ski gloves are designed for the tough and the durable in cold temperatures. The classic Hestra army leather Heli ski gloves and the Hestra army leather Heli ski mitts are used by many people who enjoy outside pursuits such as:

  • Ski Instructors
  • Freeriders
  • Mountain Guides

The Hestra Army leather Heli ski gloves are favoured due to their warmth and their durability which is why they are so popular.

Anyone can wear Hestra army leather Heli ski gloves and they are not just for adults. The Hestra army leather Heli ski range includes:

  • Hestra army leather Heli ski gloves for men
  • Hestra army leather Heli ski gloves for women
  • Hestra army leather Heli ski gloves for kids
  • Hestra army leather Heli ski mitts for men
  • Hestra army leather Heli ski mitts for women
  • Hestra army leather Heli ski mitts for kids

Hestra army leather Heli ski mitts and gloves also come in a variety of colours so that each member of the family can enjoy nice warm hands during the colder winter. Although they are designed for skiing, there is no need to wait to hit the slopes as you can wear Hestra army leather Heli ski gloves any time when you want to protect your hands from the elements.

CARING FOR HESTRA ARMY LEATHER HELI SKI GLOVES

Hestra army leather Heli ski mitts and Hestra army leather Heli ski gloves are meant to last but with a little extra care and attention you can get the most out of your Hestra army leather gloves. Hestra original leather balm when applied to the palm of your Hestra army leather Heli ski gloves will help to weatherproof your gloves and keep them in the best condition that is possible.

The carabiner clasp that is a feature of Hestra Army leather Heli ski mitts is a useful accessory to keep your gloves safe. You can easily clip the gloves to your backpack keeping them from being lost. When Hestra army leather ski gloves get wet, you can also clip the gloves to the backpack so that they dry while keeping the shape.

Clipping the Hestra army leather Heli ski gloves to your backpack will also help to keep them away from skis or boots. This in turn protects them from damage from the sharp edges found on other equipment.

Hestra army leather Heli ski mitts and Hestra army leather Heli ski gloves are the ideal glove for cold conditions. They are perfect for people on the ski slopes and are also perfect for anyone who wishes to keep warm in cold conditions. Hestra army leather ski gloves are ideal for every member of the family and with the variety of colours, you can always find a pair that is right for you.

With a little extra care and attention from a leather conditioner such as Hestra original leather balm, you can keep your Hestra army leather ski gloves looking in top condition. As well as keeping them in good condition, the Hestra original leather balm will also help to weatherproof your Hestra army leather gloves meaning that your hands will stay warm for many years to come.

Why not find out the benefits of choosing Hestra army leather Heli ski gloves today and know that you have a pair of gloves that will keep you warm for many years to come.

 

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Best Marmot Ski Gloves of 2016

 

Having been around for 40+ years, Marmot is a solid brand that delivers a high quality glove.  Below are some great options for Ski gloves from Marmot.

Marmot Men’s Randonnee Glove

Marmot Men's Randonnee Glove

Product Description:  “Tough leather reinforcement, Thermal R® insulation and the industry’s best GORE-TEX® insert have made the Randonnee one of our most beloved gloves among skiers and guides. Dexterous Falcon Grip precurved fingers and gauntlet quickdraw one-handed drawcord keep hillside fumbling to a minimum.”

Color Options:  Black

Weight:  Lg. 0lbs 6.49oz (184g)

Technologies:  

  • GORE® XCR® Performance
  • GORE-TEX® Waterproof/Breathable Glove Insert
  • Marmot MemBrain® Waterproof/Breathable Fabric
  • Thermal R Insulation
  • DriClime® Bi-Component Wicking Lining

Features:

  • Falcon Grip
  • Gauntlet Quickdraw
  • Nose wipe
  • Safety Leash
  • Wrist Strap

Main Material:  MemBrain® 2L 100% Nylon 4.4 oz/yd

Lining Material: DriClime® 3-Dimentional Wicking Lining

Insulation Material: Thermal R™

Reinforcement Material: Washable Digital Hairsheep Leather 0.5 – 0.6mm

Glove Insert Material: GORE-TEX® Glove Insert – Durably Waterproof, Windproof and Breathable

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Marmot Men’s Ultimate Ski Glove

Marmot Men's Ultimate Ski Glove

Product Description:  “Hand it to the Ultimate Ski Glove to deliver waterproof warmth without being stiff and bulky. GORE-TEX® technology provides durable water-and windproof performance; patented Primaloft One® synthetic down offers warmth without the weight. Brushed tricot DriClime® manages moisture for a cozy interior microclimate. Accordion finger design lends improved dexterity and extends the life of the glove.”

Color Options:  Black/Tan

Weight:  Lg. 0lbs 8.8oz (250g)

Main Materials:  100% Nylon 7.4 oz/yd w/ DWR

Lining Material:  DriClime® 3-Dimentional Wicking Lining

Insulation Material:  Primaloft One® – Patented Synthetic Down, Low Bulk, Warm, Water Repellent

Reinforcement Material:  Washable Cowhide Leather 0.8 – 1.0mm

Glove Insert Material:  GORE-TEX®Glove Insert – Durably Waterproof, Windproof and Breathable

Where to Buy:


 

 

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Top Starter Gloves for Kids

Your kids are getting into skiing or boarding, great!  I’ve got 3 little ones of my own, so know the challenge and cost of getting these young, aspiring skiers geared up.

Given how quickly kids grow, you are probably only going to get 1-2 seasons out of your kids ski gloves.  To ensure that your kids have a good time, I strongly recommend that you don’t give them cheap gloves.  Also, I recommend that you go with gloves and not mittens, as it will give them increased dexterity and will reduce any chance for frustration when they are working with poles, gear, etc.

After much searching, the following gloves are a great option to get your kids started:

N’Ice Caps Kids Thinsulate and Waterproof Geo Lines Print Ski Gloves

Price: $13.99 – $16.99

N’Ice Caps TM boys Thinsulate and waterproof geo digital printed ski glove with solid contrast trim and air hole. Fully covered gripper palm, fingers and reinforced thumb. Adjustable web wrist strap, elastic under wrist, adjustable draw cord with lock on gauntlet cuff, tipped fingers reinforced with gripper.


Simplicity Kids 3M Thinsulate Windproof & Waterproof Snow Ski Gloves

Price: $13.99 – $26.88

3M Thinsulate lined waterproof membrane insert.  Reinforced palm and thumb patch increases your grip.  Adjustable wrist strap allows you to tighten for the perfect fit.  Wrist draw-cord helps keep snow out

Let your kids pick the design!

You can’t go wrong with any of the above options.  Have some fun and let your kids pick out the colors and designs.

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Which hand warmers should I choose?

Good hand warmers are an essential piece of your hand protection ensemble.  But which ones should you choose?

Well, if you are like most people, you probably forgot to bring warmers with you, and just pick up a pair at the lodge.  However, if you plan on hitting the slopes frequently it can really pay off to buy them in bulk.

I highly recommend buying some in bulk (see the verdict below), at the beginning of the season, and just throwing them in your bag so you never have to worry about it.

What types of warmers are out there?

There are 5 different types of hand warmers out there, including:

  • Lighter Fuel – Really!  I’ve never actually seen these for sale, but apparently they were first out in the 20’s and Zippo started selling them in the 50’s.  They can be ‘recharged’ but just refueling, and can last up to 24 hours.
  • Battery – Battery operated warmers use electricity and a resistive element to warm up your hands.  They either run on disposable or rechargeable batteries.  These types of warmers can be expensive, bulky, and heavy.  They typically last around 6 hours.
  • Charcoal – Charcoal warmers work by actually slow burning charcoal sticks.  They tend to be fairly inexpensive and last approximately 6 hours.
  • Supersaturated Solution – These warmers work similarly to Iron in that the heat is generated from an exothermic chemical reaction.  They can be reused, but typically have the shortest heating life span, of only 20 mins to 2 hours.
  • Iron (air activated) – These warmers generate heat by the exothermic oxidation (i.e. ‘rusting’) of the iron.  They typically last from 1-10 hours, and quickly taper off after 1-2 hours.

How do they perform?

I did some researching online and found that Outside magazine did a great comparison test of several popular models.  The link to the article can be found here:  http://www.outsideonline.com/1785906/what-are-best-hand-warmers

In this article they tested various battery, supersatured, and iron warmers.  The brands that they tested were:

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HotHands – Iron – $1/pair

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HotSnapZ – Supersaturated – $12/pair

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Yaktrax – Iron – $2/pair

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DryGuy GreenHeat – battery – $40

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Grabber – Iron – $1.50/pair

The Verdict

The test results in the article show that the HotHands iron based warmers performed the best, and they were the cheapest ones overall!

I found this article to be great validation since I’ve been using HotHands for several years now and they work GREAT!  We never go to the slope without bringing a pack for everyone in the family.

Where to buy?

I buy my HotHands in bulk from Amazon.  I’ve included a link below here:

 

 

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How to clean your ski gloves

Have your ski gloves developed that funky smell?  Ever wonder how to get rid of it?

Here are a collection of resources I’ve found online for tips & advice for cleaning and maintaining your gloves in top condition:

I found this video on YouTube that describes how to clean your ski gloves.



The Hestra website here contains the following very good tips for washing and drying your gloves:

1) Dry your gloves at room temperature, avoid open flames, heaters, tumble- driers and ovens.

2) Gloves dry best in an upright position. Some models come with a carabiner clasp that, apart from keeping the gloves together, also is useful when drying.

3) Do not turn lined gloves inside out. The liner, insulation and membrane can be difficult to put back into place.

4) Gloves with a removable lining dry faster when the liners are removed, and the removable liners are also easy to wash. Dirt clogs pores and fibers reducing breathability. However, wool liners must be hand washed and dried on a flat surface.

5) We do not recommend washing leather gloves frequently. If you do wash them, put on the gloves and wash with soap and lukewarm water. Squeeze out the water gently without twisting. Models without several layers or leather can be machine-washed at 40°C or less.

 

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Ski Glove Brand Overview Guide

 

With so many options to choose from, it’s the best bet to go with a reputable brand.  Choose a pair of gloves from a company that has been around for years, and is known for high quality materials at a reasonable price.

 

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Website: http://www.thenorthface.com/

Gloves Direct Link:  here

The North Face began as a San Francisco climbing equipment retail store, founded in 1966 by Douglas Tompkins and his then-wife, Susie Tompkins.


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Website:  https://hestragloves.com/

Gloves Direct Link: https://hestragloves.com/sport/en-us/gloves/

Hestra (operating as Martin Magnusson & Co AB) is a family-owned company that designs and manufactures gloves. Founded by Martin Magnusson in 1936, the company makes gloves for Alpine skiing, Freeskiing, Casual and more.  The company’s flagship store is in Stockholm, Sweden.


Marmot

Website:  http://www.marmot.com

Gloves Direct Link:  http://marmot.com/products/men/accessories/gloves–mitts

Marmot is an outdoor clothing and sporting goods company founded in 1974 as Marmot Mountain Works.  The company was founded in Grand Junction, Colorado by local resident Tom Boyce and by two University of California, Santa Cruz students, David Huntley and Eric Reynolds, who wished to make their own mountaineering equipment.


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Website: http://www.swanyamerica.com

Gloves Direct Link:  http://www.swanyamerica.com

Swany is a glove and mitten company based out of New York.


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Website:  http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com

Gloves Direct Link:  http://blackdiamondequipment.com/en/ski-gloves

Black Diamond was founded in 1989 and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.






 

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Website:  http://www.norrona.com

Gloves Direct Link:  https://www.norrona.com/en-GB/Products/?filter=category;7&sg=category

Norrøna is a Norwegian brand of outdoor clothing and sports gear. The company was founded in 1929 by Jørgen Jørgensen and is run by his great-grandson, also named Jørgen Jørgensen.


 

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Website:  http://www.dakine.com

Gloves Direct Link:  http://store.dakine.com/sport/snow/mitts-gloves.html

Dakine is an American outdoor clothing company specializing in sportswear and sports equipment for alternative sports. Founded in Hawaii, the name comes from the Hawaiian Pidgin word “da kine” (derived from “the kind”). Now based in Oregon (products are made in China), the company also sponsors team riders from the lifestyle and sporting fields of skiing, biking, windsurfing, kiting, snowboarding, surfing, and skateboarding.


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Website: http://www.spyder.com/

Gloves Direct Link:  http://www.spyder.com/mens-handwear/l/238

Spyder is an American Colorado-based manufacturer of high-end skiing apparel, founded in 1978 by David Jacobs.


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Website:  http://www.obermeyer.com

Gloves Direct Link:  http://www.obermeyer.com/taxonomy/term/343/355

Obermeyer is an American based manufacturer of skiing apparel.  The company was founded in 1947 by Klaus Obermeyer.

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