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Hestra - Heli Glove - Men's

Hestra Heli Glove - Men's

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$123.96 Original price:$154.95
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Item #HES0017




Tech Specs

[membrane/laminate] Hestra Triton [face fabric] 100% nylon
Removable Liner:
hook-and-loop, wrist cinch
Palm Grip:
proofed army leather (goat leather)
Recommended Use:
skiing, snowboarding
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited lifetime

Heli Glove

Isolation really sinks in when the helicopter pulls away from the peak after dropping you off with nothing but your guide and planks. At this point, you only have one way down. The suspense of how your ride will go might be rather intense in the moment, but you can at least rely on the Hestra Men's Army Leather Heli Glove keeping your hands warm up there while you scope out the best line for you. The Heli is windproof and water-resistant, and its durable palm helps ensure your grip stays secure when you finally drop in.

  • Hestra's best-selling ski glove is a durable, warm companion
  • Triton fabric is windproof, water-resistant, and breathable
  • Removable liner features Bemberg fleece and synthetic insulation
  • Multiple adjustments ensure a secure fit

Comfortable and Warm

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 10

Very comfortable and warm; actually too warm in spring conditions, I felt. Otherwise very happy with the purchase soo far. Removable liner is a plus. I would not hesitate to recommend.


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Warmest gloves I have ever had. Very nice fit and easy to move fingers. Gloves discolored a bit but that’s probably just because of age and I don’t use the leather balm enough. Would definitely recommend

Overpriced and not that nice

    Looks and feel are great, but their warmth and waterproofing was poor at best. Get a different brand


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

    Disclaimer -- I have only used these for going to snowy football games and tailgates so far

    These gloves are warm, weather resistant, well thought-out, and overall pretty bomber. I recently attended 2 football games (with 6 hr tailgates beforehand) that were cold, mixed conditions, and in late November. These gloves kept me warm and clapped well too! I loved the wrist-straps too. Other gloves would have been lost after the many libations at the tailgate, but these clung with me. When I took them off, they just flopped around hanging from my wrists and were there later when I needed them.

    Stoked to use them up at the Bird this season.

    Glad I pulled the trigger

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I had a cheap pair (like $45 cheap) of Gortex and leather palmed gloves for 7 years. They didn’t have a liner and I never once treated the leather, but they were warm and they were broke in but sadly they needed to go. When I tried these on at the Backcountry, I loved them. They felt like they were already broke in and after using a couple times they proved to be very warm. I was a little worried about how soft the leather was, especially for the price. After a phone call to my gear head and a heavy wax treatment, I think they’ll be good. Not going to lie, It wasn’t fun, but I can handle it once or twice a year. I also had a couple other concerns.....they’re not Gortex and they have liners. I knew most upper end gloves have liners these days but I thought everything was Gortex?! Ive used these skiing twice and on a 4 day snowmobiling trip. While I wouldn’t recommend them for a dedicated snowmobile glove, they did a great job. I never once had a waterproof problem, they stayed dry all day long and my hands stayed very warm even when taking them on and off a lot throughout the day. This is the first glove I can give 5 stars to concerning the liner setup....they’re succured in with some Velcro and never once displaced while taking on and off, fingers even stayed in place. After the 4 day trip I took liners out to air out and they went back in very easy and felt great. Ive also never had the secure wrist strap so your glove doesn’t fall off the lift while messing with your phone, a nice feature. If the straps bug you, they’re simple to remove. Im very happy with how they fit right out of the package, the warmth, the liners, and how they come up just right on the wrist and cinch easy to keep the pow out. I was in between sizes, 9 fit perfectly snug, so I went with the 10 and im glad I did...... Im 5’8”, 135lbs. So far worth the money!

    Solid Glove

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

    Easily kept me warm and dry in temperatures in the teens. Gauntlet style ensure no snow sneaks in even when you take a spill.

    Robust but not as warm as a mitt

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Great glove, soft leather and very wide gauntlet to toss over jackets. May try finding a warmer liner for cold days or go back to my mitts but work great for skiing if over 15*F! Would buy again!
    Note on colors, debated between green and blue, purchased blue but it was nearly black and swapped to this lovely green.

    Digging these gloves.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I really like these gloves so far. I've had them up on the mountain a couple of times and they are nice and toasty, fit well and I really like the extra cuff to keep the from falling to the ground when removing them.

    I did size up one size. The size chart show that my 9" hand circumference should be in the size 9 but I went with the 10 and really like.

    I can't speak to the waterproof or if they get soggy as I didn't experience that.

    Digging these gloves.


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Not even water resistant. I was excited to get these gloves however they completely are not worth the price. My $15 head gloves that I get at Costco are way better than these. When dry they did a decent job of keeping my hands warm but as soon as the snow turned wet they turned into a sponge and soaked my hands. I definitely do not recommend these. These are the worst gloves I have ever owned there is no wateproof or water resistant barrier between the leather palm and the fleece liner so the liner gets all wet. DO NOT BUY THESE GLOVES

    I agree. I was looking at the backcountry website tonight for gloves because I have these ones and they soaked through like a sponge last weekend. The weakness from what I can tell is in the leather. I have applied the oil that comes with the gloves, but it either doesn't work or doesn't last long enough to work

    There is a Gore-Tex version...

    Great for Resort Skiing

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I've worn a lot of ski gloves over the years, but I just switched to Hestra and absolutely love these. The gauntlet style is perfect for fitting over a jacket and the lining kept me warm on top of a blustery and snowy Whiteface summit last week. They're pricey but worth it.

    First season with Hestra

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This is my first experience with Hestra gloves this season and they have been impressive thus far. My previous gloves were a pain to get on and off in wet/storm conditions. These gloves do not have that problem. A comfortable and convenient wrist strap is a highlight, as is the unmatched comfort of these gloves. The bulk gets a little annoying when trying to navigate through my pack, or inside my jacket. Dexterity is good, not great. Durability is always public enemy #1 for me with gloves, so only time will tell whether these pass the test.

    First season with Hestra

    Warm and Dry

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These gloves are awesome! I use these inbounds and haven't had a problem. They keep my hands warm and dry and the wrist strap is nice for keeping the gloves on your person!

    Not good for storms

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

    I was really excited about these gloves. I was sick of cold hands and wanted a good strong pair to keep me toasty. I was stoked when I got these gloves, because they were warm and looked good.

    Alas. They are poorly made and do NOT stand up to wet snowstorms. They started dying during a 2 week road trip around BC, 75% storm days. But the nail was in the coffin when I tried to take them out on Tahoe's more wet storm days. They only lasted me 1.5 months. (but, I did ski ~20 days during that time)

    NOTE: I religiously used the Hestra leather balm. Did nothing.

    Nice, but doesn't live up to the hype

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 10

    These gloves are fine but they don't quite live up to the expectations set by the other reviews.

    They're warm, but not warmer than other gloves in this price range. The dexterity is slightly worse than similarly warm gloves (I've used OR, Black Diamond, and Marmot gloves in the recent past). The lining is removable, which is nice, but it spreads lint around, which is annoying. Also, they aren't waterproof, although this probably wouldn't matter for most people since if it's cold enough to use these gloves you aren't likely to find liquid water.

    Overall they aren't bad, but a little worse and a little more expensive than their competition.

    Also I would say size 9 lines up best to a Large in other gloves, 10 is between what's normally L and XL.

    Good Glove

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 12

    Pros: Great fit, plenty of room. The trend in a lot of these gloves seems to smaller versus larger. For example, I have a ten year old pair of Black Diamond Guide gloves in XL, but I can’t get my hand in the new BD XL Guides. In contrast, the Hestra’s fit great both length and width are appropriate. They have a super gauntlet, long and wide that slips easily over the bulkiest layers keeping out the cold and snow on deep powder days. Construction is high quality and rugged, leash is good as well. Liner removes easily for drying and probably can be hand washed if needed without being damaged. (I’ve not tried to wash it). The elastic gather lands where it ought to be on the wrist owing to proper fit of the glove. In contrast other gloves I own, even my beloved decade-old BD Guides, are a bit short with the elastic gather landing around the base of the hand.

    Cons: For some, may not be the warmest of gloves as the insulation is a tad on the thin side compare to other gloves. I find them warm down to the high teens, or on colder, sunny blue bird days where the sun gives a boost to overall body warmth.

    Over-all I very much like this glove.

    Speaking of warmth, I find keeping hands warm is an art and science and everybody is different. Gloves that fit too tight cut of circulation making you cold. Hands that are cold to begin with can tend to stay cold no matter what glove or mitt you put on. Gloves that are soaked form the inside from sweat can be very cold as most gloves are designed to remove moisture which creates evaporation which equals cooling. To avoid this, don’t over-glove. Be realistic in the definition of activity. Are you bombing down groomed runs at 50+ MPH making hardly any turns? Face it that does not generate much body heat and any heat is taken away by that 50 MPH wind chill. Or are you hammering bumps, which generates far more exertion and far less cooling due to the slower speed.

    Lastly, I get some strange looks for this. I tried wearing latex or nitrile gloves as liner gloves. This prevents any moisture from accumulating inside your glove or mitt. It is a bit awkward at first but you get used to it. At the end of the day, you have a glove or mitt that is completely clean and dry inside and does not get cold due to evaporation. It is great for multi-day use because the glove need not be dried out from the inside every night. True your hands do get moist but it is not as bad as you think and you just throw the liner glove away at days end. Latex is naturally hypoallergenic so there is no funk .

    Skiing Le Massif in Quebec

    • Fit: True to size

    Gloves fit true to size and most importantly keep your hands warm. This is my second set of Hestra's in 20 years and they are the best gloves out there.

    Skiing Le Massif in Quebec

    Gud Välsigne Sverige

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

    I'm in my fourth season with my Hestra's and still love them. Their well-built, durable and WARM! I've used them skiing, snowshoeing, and even a night in a snowcave on the side of Mt. Rainier. They are worth the price.

    Hestra = AWESOME

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

    That's all I have to say about that! Well, not really… as with all Hestra products these gloves take an absolute beating and just don't die! Look as good as new even with 100+ days of skiing and trail work on them.

    for price and bulk, not warm at all

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Size Bought: medium

    My fingers get cold as soon as it dips below freezing in these gloves. They are bulky yet they keep my fingers about as warm as a thin spring glove would. I've been riding with these for almost two years hoping I was just imagining things, but its true. I now wear a black diamond primaloft filled mitten for days below 20 degrees and i'll probably buy kinco work gloves to replace these Hestras. They are just too disappointing.

    i found these gloves get cold initially, but once you actually start to do stuff, they warm up very quickly. I had same initial complaint but then 20 minutes on the hill and i was cool... and this was in -10F weather, without warmers. My fingers were not going numb even after 3-4 hours before warming. I also only spent 70$ on my pair... I do use a pair of cellphone liners combined with them, though.. they provide 0 warmth but when i need to pull a glove off for a second, i have my hands covered still.

    Hestra is the BEST!

      These gloves are the bomb! We now have 4 people in our family skiing in the gloves. They are warm and yet provide good finger movement and dexterity. Despite the cold, my son's fingers were warm and he was happy. Nothing better than warm hand/fingers on a cold, blower POW day.


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