Whether you're looking for a pair of technical, snowboarder-specific gloves or a premium pair of classic black leather gloves, Hestra has something for you.
It's easy to take a good pair of gloves for granted. When they're working well you can almost forget you're wearing them — but the minute they fail it's nearly impossible to think about anything other than your freezing fingers. It's not so surprising, then, that some of the best gloves you can get your hands on (or in) are coming from Scandinavia. Hestra has been mastering the glove game for years now, so whether you're looking for a pair of technical, snowboard-specific gloves or a premium pair of classic black leather gloves, the guide below has something for you.
The Freeride CZone is Hestra's first snowboarder-inspired design — which isn't to say it won't work great for skiers too. But the glove was co-designed with Chris Rogers of the Vail Ski and Ride School and features internal seams to prevent wear, reinforcements for board carry, an internal waterproof membrane and even a shortened cuff for smartwatch access.
If your best pair of gloves still doesn't quite keep you warm or dry enough in wet and/or windy conditions, Hestra's Leather Pull Over Mitts are the perfect thing to have on hand (or in pocket). The ultra-packable and lightweight mitts pull easily over other gloves, adding a layer of warmth as well as GORE-TEX Windstopper protection. After all, you layer your outerwear — why not double glove?
Bulky gloves are great for low temperatures and leisure skiing, but clumsy hands can be costly in a pinch. The Ergo Grip Active Gloves from Hestra use unique stitching at each knuckle to eliminate bunching and provide maximum dexterity. Made from supple, durable goat leather with a windproof GORE-TEX back, these gloves are perfect for warmer weather, high output days or anyone who needs to "get a grip."
If your primary concern while keeping warm is looking cool, then Hestra's John Gloves are about as good as it gets. A perennial favorite among Hestra's master glove cutters, the John is made from a thin, soft leather with high gloss and lined with Primaloft Gold insulation in addition to brushed polyester for warmth. The fingers are subtly pre-curved for dexterity and with touchscreen compatibility on the thumb and forefinger, you'll basically never have to take them off.