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Hestra Glove Liners

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In Austria last week my 12 year old Dakine gauntlets decided to fall apart and were replaced by a pair of Hestra Army leather Heli-Ski 3 fingers/glove mittens bought in resort. The same glove as the present Mrs R wears only I noticed that her liners are five fingered whereas mine matched the shell.

I didn't like that too much as I felt that the three fingers together didn't have the same grip. A quick internet search revealed that the five fingered liners were available so I ordered some the other day. Arrived today and I find that I have ordered a natural wool liner as opposed to the manmade fleece of the existing liner.

I am presuming natural will be better than man made but has anyone else used both? Whats best? Does the natural fibre get too warm or does it breathe better? Does the coarser finish irritate your hands or do they soften down with use? Can you clean the real wool as easily as the manmade etc?

Thoughts or experience anyone?
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Wool ones are good. Plenty warm enough for me and no irritation. I wash them 2-3 times a year, got them in 2012 and still going strong.
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Yep, just follow the care instructions and they are as easy to wash as any other wool kit. In terms of comfort and breathability just as good as a decent merino baselayer.
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@robboj, not sure why the liners would make a difference to your grip? The glove itself is still 3 fingered... Puzzled
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I have all combinations of the above. I have the three finger ‘lobster’ leather/fabric outers- they came with a five finger inner. I then ordered new liners as mine were packed out and not warm enough. I bought one wool, one man made, both the three fingered type. (I never understood why the original gloves come with the five finger inners??)

The new liners are warmer. All wash well. Can’t notice any difference between wool and manmade. All ‘refresh’ after washing and improve heat retention.

Can’t notice any difference in ‘grip’.

We ski between 40 and 50 days/year so they get a lot of use.

Great gloves.
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