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Wanted to love these mittens but they were way to hard to get on and off.
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Even if you're not taking on extreme lines, you need to take care of your extremities; few mitts do that with as much efficiency and style as the Hestra Henrik Windstedt Pro Mitt. This cowhide mitten sports a decidedly retro look, as well as toasty warmth and the distinctive breathability and durability of leather. In time, and with proper care, they will mold to your hand for an unbeatable fit.
Wanted to love these mittens but they were way to hard to get on and off.
The short take is that these are awesome and they are fantastic, but a bit more details. I prefer to wear gloves under my jacket (not on top) so from this point of view they are the best I've tried so far. The cuff is as minimalistic as it gets. They easily slide under my shell.
A few people have commented that they cuff is quite small and I would have to agree. I have big'ish hands and the first few times was a little snug getting through but it's fine now ... and they really make for a slim profile to fit under the jacket.
They have these wrist straps, like you see on kids gloves, I thought these were silly when I first read the reviews, but now I'm sold on them! I've got a 3.5 year old I take skiing and these things make life so much simpler.
My hands fit within the size 10 print out and the gloves fit as expected. I've used them down to -14 C and no issues with cold hands. Dexterity is great for a mitten.
I used to have a pair of Hestra gloves years ago which I found got wet easily and were very cold but not seeing any of those issues with these mittens.
Yes they cost a lotta coin ... but in are def worth it.
Dropping almost $200 on a pair of gloves sounds pretty absurd when taken out of context, but when youre spending that money on Hestra gloves you are getting your money's worth!
I bought these for my younger brother who loves freeriding and shredding powder whenever he can. He needed a lightweight, warm, and durable mitten with a little bit of style and he instantly loved these bad boys. The cowhide and polyester construction allows for superb warmth and grip, which my brother is very happy to have when knee deep in powder. These gloves are perfect for skiers with a flexible budget and a love for their hands.
I have poor circulation in my hands so they tend to get cold easily. I'm not going to say my hands haven't gotten cold in these gloves, but they've done a better job than others that I own, so I have to imagine for most people, these will be plenty warm.
I think what I like most about them is how comfortable they are. People are often worried about mobility with mittens, but I find these to be low profile and not cumbersome at all. I tried the Seth Morrison crab finger and found them to be far less comfortable and not nearly as warm. Both are great options, but for me, these are fantastic. Highly recommend.
"The gloves are fantastic! Would recommend them completely. Warm and dry on a HUGE day. Stoked! "
I have wanted a pair of Hestra mittens every since I tried a pair on at REI two years ago. A few colors of these were on sale and I finally got my chance.
I found the sizing for the mitten is on par. I measured up for a size 9, and the size 9 fits my hands perfect. HOWEVER, the wrists on this model is quite small. I really struggle to get my hands through the opening, but once on they are perfect. The Hestra fall line mittens I tried on in size 9 did not have this issue. Unfortunately, this mittens will eventually fail at the wrist for me since it is such a strain to get my hands through them. This might be just me though, I have very large hands but very short fingers.
I have been snowboarding since 1998. These are the best feeling mittens I have ever put on my hands from an ergonomics standpoint. I've always loved the gloves inside of mittens feel though. Inside normal mittens there is chaos and disorder, fingers are flying everywhere!
So far I can not knock anything on the build quality, they seem solid.
They look like boxing gloves! Awesome!!!!
Oil/wax your leather gloves and mittens. If you take care of them they will last forever and take care of you. If you neglect them they will get you wet and cold fast.
Which were warmer? Fall Line or these? -thx
I was skeptical of the interior gloves, but they are great. Super comfortable. Defininately print out the hand-measurement chart. It makes it very clear what size you need. Great gloves.
These mitts are super warm, the leather is quick to break in, and the quality is super high. Although I thought they were a bit childish at first, I have come to love the wrist loops. Never have to worry about dropping a mitt when on the lift or when snapping a picture if a friend.
January 1984, I purchased leather down filled mittens for $80 while at Sugarbush, VT. Finally had to replace those mittens and picked the Hestra Henrik Windstedt Pro Mitt. Love the leather, the feel of the material inside and the cuff at the wrist. Best part is the handcuff that allows you to take off your mittens and not drop them. Mitten inside is like a glove feel but I had no problem with my hands staying warm (I wear a fleece wristy with mittens so there is no gap between mitten and jacket).Hope these last another 30 years!
I run warm. Fingers never really cold. These.. My pinkys were cold on a 30f day. We will see. I like they are all leather. Seem like they are made well. Oh and i am a 31 yr old male. I notice women have been commenting a lot on hestra, so thats my 2 cents.
I am on the third 100+ day season with these mitts. I use them almost every day unless it is spring-like warm. They seem to have a temperature control built in them so they are not too hot when it is warm and warm when it is cold. I admit that when it is really cold, I use the little 'Hottie" heater packs to keep comfortable. My gloves show no wear even after hard use for all those ski days. The "keepers" are a must and are a little different than those on other Hestra products. The only warmer set-up that I have is the Heli Mitt with the Heli Glove liner in it, and this is just a little warmer maybe because of the long gauntlet. I will buy another pair if I am ever able to wear these out!
These mitts are the warmest and most comfortable mitts, I have a crush on them. If your hands get cold easily these are life savers. The leather is super soft and the interior feels like heaven for your hands. If you would like a pair of mitts and don't need the super, duper cold weather mitts try Hestra's Fall Line mitt- they are not as heavy duty. The wrist strap that comes with the mittens are invaluable- it makes it so easy to rip the mitts off and not worry about losing them.
To keep the mitts in good shape (the leather from drying out) and their waterproofness up, I continually put on the Hestra goop that comes with the mittens. It's good to lube them up before you even wear them for the first time.
I think these mitts fit true to size, I wear a size 7 and I have about a medium sized woman's hand.
These are my go to gloves for cold days (<0F in the AM) when I don't need the dexterity of the Henrik Pro Glove. I.e., I'm not sledding, working with ropes, etc. My hands are usually the first things on my body to get cold but when I'm wearing these mitts it leaves that job to my feet. Some people think the wrist loops are a little goofy, but after rocking them for a season there's no way I'd ski without them. They leave your hands free to move instead of awkwardly sticking them under your arm pit or dropping them off the chair. I treat my gloves with the accompanying balm or a similar store-bought balm to make them a little more supple and to up keep the leather. Not totally required, but it helps give the gloves a little more life and maintains the feel.
Normally I have a hard time finding gloves that are able to keep my hands warm, but these nail it! After a recent trip to the Silverton, I didn't once think about my fingers stay warm. Durability seems to be really good. Very comfy fit, love em!
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