Hestra Heli Mitten – Women’s

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Hestra Heli Mitten – Women’s and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

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:

User Reviews

  • 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.

Expert Reviews

  • 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:

User Reviews

  • 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.

Expert Reviews

  • 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.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web, including here: 1, 2, 3.