HestraHeli 3-Finger Glove - Women's

Essential gear for powder lovers.

Find yourself in powder paradise when you're skiing fresh snow in the warmth and protection of the Hestra Women's Heli 3-Finger Gloves. Their waterproof construction and extended coverage keep your fingers bone-dry when the snow is flying up over your head with every turn, and removable insulated liners keep your hands toasty when temperatures plummet and the powder is lighter than air. Triton three-layer fabric on top seals out snow while allowing breathability so your hands don't get soaked with sweat, and leather palms offer excellent pole-gripping dexterity while ensuring your gloves last for many seasons to come.

  • Warm and durable glove for skiing powder on cold days
  • Triton 3-layer fabric is waterproof and breathable
  • Cowhide leather palm offers durability and dexterity
  • Removable insulated liner adds warmth when need
  • Gauntlet with cinchable wrist keeps snow out
  • Carabiner cuff for locking gloves together
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Warm and Wonderful

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I had high expectations for these gloves and they did not disappoint. They are warm, cute, AND functional! Who knew you could get all three in one glove. My hand measured a size 6 on the Hestra sizing chart but I purchased a size 7. They do run a bit small. There are small details with these gloves that make them so lovable for me. The caribeaner to attach them together is so nice, since I'm always misplacing thinks, I can keep them together, and they stay together. There is also a wrist strap so you can take off your glove and not have to hold them. Great for taking pics, or walking to and from the car. I wore these on a rainy day skiing, and the leather did get pretty wet, but it never got inside the gloves so I stayed nice and warm. Seriously love these. Color is adorbs as well.

Used Gloves

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

Maybe I would have liked these gloves if I didn't receive a used pair. Not only were they dirty and covered in dog hair but they had someone's name and phone number written on the inside! Not acceptable for a pair of $130 gloves. I order a lot of ski gear for my family from backcountry, but I'll be reconsidering in the future.

Keep Those East Coast Digits Warm

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

Got these for my aunt who lives and skis on the east coast. I grew up there, so I'm well aware of the icy, windy conditions that exist on the ski hills. She loves these gloves. Great quality, keep her fingers warms, and still allows for the use of the forefinger without taking the mitten off - which is a game changer when you're chasing two grommets around the amount.

Quality Glove

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

These are great quality, and the three finger design make foraging for snacks in your pockets really easy. However, if you are looking for heavy-duty warmth these are not the gloves I would recommend. Actually, I would never recommend a glove. If you have fingies that get cold easily, go with a true mitt.

These gloves are awesome for warmer days, and I really like the high cuff. If you're not a person who needs heavy-duty warmth then these are a great investment. If you are, I'd recommend the Heli Mitt over these.


If you have any further questions about this product I am happy to help! You can call me directly at 801-619-7488, or email me at kansari@backcountry.com.

More than a bit small...

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small

Just to help make the point, they are indeed small! The length to width aspect is good ( so they're not long, but skinny for example), but definitely size up. If you're in conditions where this glove is appropriate, you might also want room for a liner.

Best gloves on the market

    These gloves are expertly designed to fit your hand perfectly. They are the warmest gloves on the market. I really like the 3-finger style.

    Still not the ones...

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    Bought these for my girlfriend because her hands turn to icicles almost instantaneously...all the time. Even with these gloves and another set on, she was still getting cold especially during night skiing or just simply walking the dog. The search will just have to continue...

    Best Gloves I've had

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    I have pretty bad circulation in my hands but, these actually keep them warm and dry. They've been incredibly warm, durable and comfortable. I've had these for the past 3 years and they're still going strong. I love the elastic wrist strap also - it's not bulky and keeps me from always dropping my glove. Also, love the claw design

    nice gloves, but not great for cold

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

    I was excited to get these gloves for skiing. They fit great but in cold weather, my fingers feel like they are going to fall off. I'm going to have to return them and find something more suitable for cold weather.

    Best Glove Ever!!

    • Fit: True to size

    I tend to have cold hands period. So when I go skiing I really need a glove that will protect and keep my hands warm. This glove does the trick!!!

    Still couldn't warm my wife's hands

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

    I bought these for my wife. She has horrible circulation in her hands and feet and after much research these looked like some warm gloves.



    Her hands got cold skiing after about 3 hours into a 25F bluebird day. I was extremely disappointed in this. She had to use two hand warmers stuffed into the glove to stay warm. She told me her Swany Toaster glove was warmer and more comfortable for using hand warmers with the zipper pocket, but she liked these more with the extra over-skirt.



    Sizing was slightly smaller than anticipated. She is probably a small-medium, and we ordered a 7. Was pretty snug on her.

    Makes a great mitt for ice climbing

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

    Wow, couldn't be happier with these. I use them mostly for ice climbing as a glove to wear when I'm not on route. I can even tie knots with them and yet they warm my hands up great. I even used them on my feet after taking a ride into an ice stream and soaking my boots!

    Almost perfect

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    I've had mine for about 4-5 years. I love the functionality of the index finger. The handcuffs and cuff lock out pretty much all powder. Nothing gets through the cuffs once they are cinched! Well, not through the cuffs, that is. However....these are really NOT waterproof. I have treated them with the Hestra wax (which, by the way, will turn your pretty white leather palm yellowish/gray) to make them more waterproof. I also tried using extra Scotch Guard on the fabric portions. I still get complete soaking of my gloves on wet snow days. I did switch out my original liners for the 3 finger ones, which does keep my fingers warmer. (I have Raynaud's syndrome, so always have cold hands unless it's a spring skiing day.) I wish they made the Goretex version in the women's sizing an colors. I thought these would be my only gloves I'd keep for years. But after my most recent trip to Tahoe (it was kind of slushing out -- really wet heavy snow was falling and intermittently rain), they were pretty useless. They work great on drier days though. Guess I'm going to have to get the men's Goretex version...

    Toaster

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small

    These were obviously a gift, but I have the mens version and haven't had to deal with cold hands since I bought them! The mitt style keeps powder from getting trapped with your fingers, and the long gauntlet style keep your hands dry and toasty. They've also included a high quality wrist strap that is completely unnoticeable when riding, and keeps your gloves secure when you need to take them off for any reason.

    Good glove but sizing is off.

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small

    This is my wifes second pair and we did order up a size yet the golve was too narrow/small. Good quality, would like see they sized accordingly. My wifes hands are not large at all and the glove was way too narrow. If she went up another size the fingers would have been to long. Better to stick to the mens model and at a regualr size.

    Awesome Glove

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

    I bought these for my wife. Her hands stay toasty warm in Alta, Utah Feb/March weather conditions. As the other reviews stated, these run small so order one size up.

    Not just for skiing

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small

    I bought these to wear when I walk my dogs. Normally, my hands go numb from the cold very quickly (once temps go below 40 degrees). I have tried many styles of gloves. Finally! These Heli 3-Finger gloves keep my hands warm, but give me dexterity to deal with leashes, poo bags, and give me a better sense of having control of the dogs on our walks. My only complaint, and it's more of a preference, is regarding the liner portion for the three fingers. The middle, ring, and pinky finger liner is three individual finger slots, like a normal glove. I would prefer to have the liner for the three fingers be together like a mitten (like the shell) with freedom for the middle, ring, and pinky fingers within the liner. My preference only.

    Not just for skiing

    Solid glove

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small

    These gloves were really solid. I think I tested their limits by skiing in the single digits because my fingers did manage to get cold after a while. (I get cold easily tho) If you're planning to ski in these kind of conditions, I would be sure to have glove liners or hand warmers on stand by just in case. Otherwise, I loved the fact that the gloves hook around your wrists (so you can't drop them), and the separate pointer finger made it much easier to use my hands without taking the gloves off. I have fairly small hands, and I went with a size 7 -- I think I could have gotten away with an 8, but the 7 was fine.

    Great Gloves, Though they run small

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

    Order at least one size larger than you normally would, or think you should. These run very small.

    Love the gloves otherwise. Best you can buy!

    Awesome gloves and excellent service

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

    I ordered the size "recommended" by the Hestra charts, and they were too small to be comfortable (I guess my fingers are freakishly long). I had a super easy and incredibly helpful exchange experience, and my new (and perfectly fitting!) gloves arrived quickly.



    These gloves are a HUGE step up from what I was wearing before. Some snow got in them when I took them off between runs, but the moisture wicks away from your hands very quickly and my hands were never cold (which is a revelation for me!). The leather is incredibly soft but seems durable, the plum color is gorgeous, and the 3-finger design is very user-friendly.



    I think the only thing I would change about the gloves would be the "handcuffs". They're slightly elastic cuffs, but they are quite large around my wrists, both in width (running up my arm) and diameter (big around). I think I would like the fully adjustable, slide-the-bead-to-the-desired-location style better, and I haven't yet figured out how to modify the cuffs so that they suit me better.



    Overall, fantastic gloves so far - I'll make sure to take really good care of this high-quality product by keeping up with the leather balm!