We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Hestra Army Leather Gore-Tex Glove – Men’s and summarize the results below:
Number of Ratings Reviewed: 126
Pros & Cons
Reasons to buy:
- Warm and comfortable fit.
- Durable leather that withstands wear-and-tear.
- Retains mobility even with increased insulation.
- Elastic wrist strap to attach ski pole adds to convenience.
- Enough room to wear a liner inside to increase warmth.
- Reported comfortable in temperatures down to 0 degrees Fahrenheit when worn with a liner.
- Cozy fleece lining to provide warmth and comfort.
- Fairly dexterous for the amount of warmth provided.
- Very water-resistant.
- Extremely durable once the leather protection is applied.
- Hanging loop on the pinky to facilitate faster drying times.
- Wrist strap keeps the gloves tight, while keeping a low profile.
- Gore-Tex membrane provides protection from water.
- Even when the gloves are soaked, your hands stay dry and warm due to the waterproof membrane.
- Stitching is durable and withstands all elements and activities.
Reasons NOT to buy:
- For those requiring lots of mobility, this glove is not the most flexible due to the insulation.
- Hands may get hot if you use these gloves on warm days.
- Must treat the leather to prevent damage and increase durability.
- Reports of the gloves not being warm enough in below-freezing temperatures.
- Leather treatment must be applied to prevent stains.
- Reports of the gloves not being warm enough for those with traditionally cold hands in temperatures below the mid 20s.
- White palm shows dirt and stains quickly.
- Sizing-up may make the finger length too long, with a size down making the wrists too tight.
- Leather needs to be treated more often than other similar models.
- Carabiner clip used to secure gloves is big and can get in the way.
The Army Leather Gore-Tex Glove for men is a great winter glove with sufficient insulation, dexterity, comfortable fleece, and a Gore-Tex waterproof membrane. As long as you take care of the leather, this glove is ideal for skiing and mountaineering in colder climates.