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Warm gloves

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Someone (I forget who) asked me to put up the make of the gloves I was extolling at the bash.

HESTRA, are a swedish make and are the warmest gloves I've every found. they do gloves, mittens and half and half ones with thumb and forefinger and the other fingers in a mitt.

I don't know how widely they're available, but I highly recommend them for people with cold hands - oh I should say theyare very expensive though.
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easiski, How long do they last ? I had a pair, very warm, and Mrs Ski has mitts which she loves, but my gloves only lasted 6 weeks ? I now have Marmot 'Guide' (I think) which are as warm but way more durable....
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ski, gloves that only last six weeks? What on earth do you do to them?! Puzzled
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TallTone, Carrying kids more than one pair of skis is very destructive especially around the base of the thumb
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Frosty the Snowman, blimey, another good reason to insist that kids carry their own! Shocked
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I always want leather in the glove around the fingers and the palms but I think it helps if you can rotate
them every other day so you don't have to 'fry' them on the raditator if damp. As I don't slaughter gloves day in day out and do indeed rotate them they are never wet....can't put on wet gloves or socks for that matter...and they tend to stay weather proof much longer. I have had my Hestras and Eider gloves for at least 4 years now so have been well worth the extra initial cost.

Widely available in SNR and EB and I have seen them all over the alpes..
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I had some Ami Chaud goretex one which I loved. They fell apart in Canada and I replaced them with something else, but I would give my eye teeth for my Ami chaud's the ones I have even have an extra fleece liner, but in Serre Che in January my hands were freezing.
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TallTone, I get my kids to carry mine. And they have to bring a choice if the snow conditions are variable wink
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TallTone, wear them, carry skis, dry them carefully overnight ? Puzzled
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I dump my kids with the Crystal staff and let them worry about it! wink For the record, my gloves are Tog24 Goretex. Worked well enough for me!
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Just wear a marmot on each hand but dont tell Rachel Q Twisted Evil
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Scarpa, which end do you put on your hand?
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ski, My half & halfs lasted 2 seasons. I used them this season as well as I couldn't get replacements! They're pretty duff now though! Holes all over etc. I use dubbin to waterproof the leather bits btw.
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slikedges wrote:
Scarpa, which end do you put on your hand?


One end bites your fingernails, the other end stops you biting your fingernails.
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easiski, How long do they last ? I had a pair, very warm, and Mrs Ski has mitts which she loves, but my gloves only lasted 6 weeks ? I now have Marmot 'Guide' (I think) which are as warm but way more durable....


I've been wearing mine for three seasons, which is 100's of days. Last week at the BASI course I reckon 40% of people were wearing Hestra's.
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JT wrote:
Widely available in SNR and EB and I have seen them all over the alpes..


I've only seen Hestras in resort but can't find them in the UK.
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A quick google for "Hestra Gloves site:uk" shows UK stockists include Beans (Bicester), Finches (London), and Edge2Edge (Crawley). And yes they are warm - usually can pick a pair up at the ski shows, where all the above retailers usually have a stand.
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spyderjon,

I got mine from either EB or SNR a few years back but haven't got this years catalogue - they didn't send me one - so apologies for that if they no longer stock them. I can't imagine why as they are just about the best around IMO.
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