Hestra Heli Mitt 2015 Review by A Better Ski
The Hestra Heli Mitt is the same great glove as the Hestra Heli, but with the added warmth of a mitten. The Hestra Heli (glove and Mitt) is a tough and durable piece of outerwear. You can tell from day one that the Hestra Heli Mitt is well made, and should last you plenty of seasons to come. The goat leather palm can hold up to a lot of abuse, and the waterproof and breathable Hestra Triton polymide fabric can hold its own as well. Like the Heli glove, the Heli Mitt isn’t the most waterproof mitt out there, but it does a decent job in light deep powder or colder snowy days where the snow remains drier. We could use it for almost any day here in Colorado. When the temps drop, the Hestra Heli Mitt feels toasty. We already found the Heli glove to be warm, but the added warmth of the mitt sends this over the top. My hands run warm, so I don’t often like to use mitts, but those who run cold will definitely appreciate the warmth. I feel I’d could easily wear this mitt in temps closer to zero and be fine. The Hestra Heli Mitt also has removable and interchangeable liners to add or reduce insulation. The Hestra Heli Mitt also has all the same great features as the glove. The Mitt is gauntlet style, and fits really well over a jacket. The wrist can be cinched down tight to keep cold and snow out. The elastic “handcuff” also does a great job keeping the gloves leased to the wrist. Overall the Hestra Heli Mitt is just as bomber as the glove, but with more warmth. If you’re looking for a serious backcountry or resort mitt, check out the Hestra Heli mitt. This version isn’t the most waterproof, but great for dryer climates. Those in wet climates should look at the bomber Hestra Heli Mitt with Gore-Tex. This comes in both a men’s and women’s version.
What I look for in a glove: My hands run really warm, so I like a glove that isn’t too hot! I really love gloves that have removable liners so I can use them together on really cold days, or use just the shell, or just the liner. I also really like to have dexterity when skiing. I don’t necessarily need a glove that allows me to use my phone, or other small electronics, but I definitely want to be able to buckle my boots, zip my jacket, etc…
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