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Old 11-08-2012, 03:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i bought some candygrinds last year. They wore out pretty quickly I thought.

Those do look kinda cool though.
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:41 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The only problem with Hestra is although it says "Both design and development is done at the headquarters in the town of Hestra." They are in fact made in China.

Keep that in mind. Paying a premium for clothing that is made in china pissed me off especially since i read this prior to buying them and didnt find until after that even their top end models are made in china.

I emailed their head office saying its very misleading that their sites says "development" is done in Hestra. Their reply was "almost all fabics products are made in china". I said replied saying BS i have plenty of top end cloths made in Italy, Canada, and Germany. While it may cost more to make their its simply reflected in the cost in the product i.e. $200 for a pair of gloves

Is what it is, but the verbiage on their site, and reply to my email pissed me off a little.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:19 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by mitch19 View Post
I personally like mittens, however I see you are from Australia (I grew up there) 90% of the time I found my hands getting reeeaaalllyyyyy hot and I ended up riding bear hands and slipping them on when I got to the bottom or something.
I almost never go to the snow here in Australia . Normally go to Canada or Japan. For the last 3 or so years I've been using some Dakine mittens + inners which were great (although got a bit too toasty quite often). However they finally gave out earlier this year and I'm now in the market to get something new.

I'm thinking I'd like to get a pair of gloves and mittens simply because mittens are not appropriate 100% of the time. But that makes choosing even more difficult, twice as many products to look at.

I was not aware Hestra are made in China, that kind of makes me question the quality a bit...
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:55 PM   #14 (permalink)
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+1 for dakine mitts

i have the mitt plus liner combo.. riding out here in so cal its usually around 40...lowest at like 10

found myself riding just the liners most of the season and i liked them a lot. kept my hands perfectly warm. when it got colder i slipped the full mitt over and was very toasty. good made gloves also. recommend these for sure

my buddy has the same style but in the glove form and also just rode the liners for much of the season
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:10 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I used to swear by my Burton AK mittens .... but now I have a set of Hestra and they are fantastic.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:34 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I've got a buddy who swears by his Hestra trigger finger mitts. He absolutely loves them. I don't care for gauntlet mitts, so I'm using Celtek Radar mitts. Good luck so far, although I know that some people have had less than stellar things to say about Celtek...
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:59 PM   #17 (permalink)
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i got burton gore mits wiht about 3 seasons on em, burned through a few sets of liners, but otherwise they are holding up suprisingly well (i've had several low-medium end burton products absolutely shred to nothing) and look basically new. If I can ever destroy them I will happily move to Hestra.

Last year I started wearing pipe gloves, and I'm pretty stoked, I tend to run hot and they provide all I need unless its like under 25 degrees.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:08 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I'm leaning towards Hestra for my mittens so far. What are the go-to models?
- Seth Morrison Pro 3-fingers
- Army Leather Heli Ski 3-fingers
- Kaj & Sverre Pro Model 3-fingers
- Army Leather GTX 3-fingers

In regards to the pipe gloves, are there any particular brands that make a 'better' pipe glove?
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:29 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Not 100% sure, but I think every glove is made in China. Same with almost if not all outerwear. China pretty much has the lock down on that market.

The Hestra Heli Ski 3 finger is a good compromise over mittens. Just about as warm and gives you some dexterity to operate bindings and such. If cold hands are a problem, those are worth giving a try.

snowklinger, buddy, I've got a lot to show you about Colorado. Hestra's US Head quarters are in Golden. Every year come April-May they have a sale to get rid of excess product they have for the season. Their shit is at least 50% off, usually more than that. Heli gloves for $40 and such. I didn't do it this past season, but I usually stock up on Hestra gloves at the end of every season. You can bet I am doing that this year. There are deals like this going on all over the Metro for everything outerwear. Look for Go Lite, Sierra Designs, Fly Low, and even Burton to name a few that do this on a regular basis. You can get great gear on the cheap. Steep and Cheap can't touch it...
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:40 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I actually found my Dakine mittens a bit too hot quite often, so 3-fingers being a little cooler would probably be better.

Maybe I should move to Golden....
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