We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Hestra Heli Mitten – Women’s and summarize the results below:
PeakScore: 84 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.5 stars
Expert Rating: 3.5 stars
Number of Ratings Reviewed: 99
Pros & Cons
Reasons to buy:
- It comes with a small packet of weather-resistant leather balm.
- Good weather-proofing/conditioning on the leather.
- Comfortable material and cozy fit.
- Lanyard attaches around your wrist for security.
- Comfortable elastic band that slips over the wrist.
- Elastic band is ideal for keeping excess snow out of your gloves.
- Room to use an additional liner glove inside.
- Interchangeable liner system for temperature adjustment.
- Fiberfill insulation is soft and provides thermoregulation in the gloves.
- One-pull tightening system at the hem of the gloves adjusts the warmth.
- Triton 3-layer polyamide fabric does a fair job of wicking away moisture and keeping hands dry.
- Long-cuff design helps keep snow out.
- Mitt allows enough room for you to decide which liner to use.
- No noticeable wear-and-tear after exposure to elements.
- Goatskin leather and synthetic polyamide makes these gloves very durable.
- Water-resistant and windproof.
Reasons NOT to buy:
- Useful for temperatures above freezing, but may not suit all users in colder temperatures.
- Not totally waterproof.
- Reports of not keeping hands warm enough during sedentary outdoor trips.
- Not recommended for climates that are wet most of the time.
- Leather needs to be treated 1-2 times a season.
- Dexterity is not the best.
The Hestra Heli Mitten for women is a top choice for most activities in cold and dry weather. The weather-resistant material, durable leather, comfortable inside, and breathable nature allow this to excel in cold climates, but the lack of dexterity and waterproofing make this sub-par for ski mountaineering and wet climates.