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Are you accusing me of being an anti-Hestra shill? I certainly didn鈥檛 make this post just for popularity on this website. I will happily dig my gloves out of my gear bag and post some pics.
Wow, where did that come from? My observation is my observation. I'm surprized to hear about a hestra durabiity problem. Exactly what I said. Simple as that.
 

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I never had a problem with my hestra鈥檚 until we went through 2 months w/o snow last winter. All I did was focus on carving & switch riding. Laying it out for 2 hours every morning destroyed my hestras lol
 

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I've been carving on the same pair of Kinco mittens for a few seasons now. Their palms are polished like dress shoes, but the leather is holding strong. The fit and finish isn't anywhere near Hestra's level, but they're extremely tough.
 

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Let me modify my statement: My hestra's aren't destroyed, I over exaggerated. They are still nice and warm, I can continue to use them! However, the leather around the palms of my hands and at the tips of all fingers looks like I rubbed them against a cheese grater. If only I wasn't a knuckle dragger, they would last for years :) If I continue to create friction in those areas, I think I will wear through them at some point this coming season.
 

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On mine the sewing between the thumb and index cut open... Just like most gloves had. Now that I'm old and can barely grab my board I don't have this problem anymore

Seriously, I was also ripping my pants at the pocket too, I'm just more cautious now. So it might not have been Hestra's fault... But they weren't better either.
 
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