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Hestra Gloves: Your One-Stop solution to staying warm and having cosy hands

Updated: Nov 10, 2023


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Hestra gloves system You can keep your hands dry and warm by combining gloves with different features. The Hestra glove system is based on the layering principle - by using layers of gloves, you can regulate the temperature according to the weather conditions and your activity level.


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1. Closest to your skin, wear a liner that carries away moisture and creates a thin, warming layer. You should keep it on to avoid contact with cold surfaces when performing tasks that require finger dexterity. A thin liner worn inside a glove increases heat by about 20 percent.









a lady in an orange coat and trousers putting her hand into a glove

2. The base glove is the one you use most frequently. It keeps your hands warm in normal cold conditions, wicks away the moisture and provides protection against windy and wet weather conditions. The base glove is available with a fixed or removable liner. A removable liner makes it easier to regulate the temperature.









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3. Shell gloves are a layer of added protection that you pull on when it's biting cold, wet or if you're standing still for prolonged periods. This creates another layer of air that insulates against the cold. Adding a liner and shell glove increases heat by approximately 50 percent compared to only wearing a base glove. A shell glove doesn't take up much space and can easily be rolled up for easy storage and access.







a man in a blue fjallraven winter coat reading a compass in the snow wearing winter gloves

Combination based on your needs

There are many combinations – select models based on your needs and the activities and weather conditions you expect to encounter. Use thin liners when better dexterity is needed. During activity your body temperature rises, but the wind can still chill your hands. Use a windproof base glove that is highly breathable. Remember, gloves with waterproof inserts like GORE-TEX and CZone may limit the ventilation. When you stop to rest you need more insulation than when you are moving - add a shell glove on top of your base glove.



A man standing in the snow in a blue Fjallraven winter parker with Hestra gloves and walking poles

Heart before hands

Hands and feet are the first body parts to suffer when you are out in the cold. They are furthest from the vitals in the core of your body - your heart, brain spinal cord and gastrointestinal tract. The fine mesh of capillaries in the fingers and toes is shut off when it gets too cold and the tips of your fingers turn white. You could say that the body "sacrifices" less important parts in an attempt to save the organs that are essential for survival. The point is that your hands and feet need extra protection when it's cold to compensate for the body's natural function. Remember that even if your body is warm in general, your hands can still get frostbite.


Hestra gloves stay warm


We have an extensive range of Hestra Gloves in store and available on line and if you can't find the pair your looking for then don't hesitate getting in touch and we will get them for you. info@hitthetrail.co.uk










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