When winter comes to Colorado and you want to still enjoy the outdoors having the right gear is very important. Some of the best gloves I have used to date are the ones in this review. Normally I use a very light weight North Face glove for almost everything, however I have recently picked up these Ergo Grips from Hestra and will never look back. Below is some history of Hestra.
“About the company
Hestra - one of the world's leading glove brands”
The family business Martin Magnusson & Co. was founded in 1936 and is now run by the third generation of Magnussons. Both design and development is done at the headquarters in the small town of Hestra.
Our gloves are manufactured in our own factories and we personally buy all leather, fabric, wool and other materials. This gives us control of the production chain and ensures a high level of quality. Several of our models are handmade by some of the most experienced glove makers in Europe.
Exclusive outdoor glove with Ergo Grip construction creating pre-curved fingers, minimal excess material, and seams positioned for optimal grip. Durable goat leather on the palm, upper section made of windproof and breathable Gore WINDSTOPPER© Breeze.
Article number: 32950 Color: 861700
Proofed aniline goat leather
GORE® WINDSTOPPER® Breeze Windproof and breathable. 100% polyester.
Brushed polyester Durable lining which is brushed for a softer feeling and containing more air for better insulation. 100% polyester.
Reinforcement at index finger
Leather pull strap with velcro
Durable goat leather on the palm,
Upper section made of windproof and breathable Gore WINDSTOPPER© Breeze.
Brushed polyester Durable lining which is brushed for a softer feeling and containing more air for better insulation
The key feature on these gloves is by far the “Ergo Grip.” At first I thought this feature was not needed as I had never had gloves that were shaped to hold items easier and never felt like I needed. After using the gloves for a couple months now I am in love. The gloves hold a pre-curved shaped to allow your fingers to actively grip items with ease. Even when bringing these gloves down to the park on a snowy winter day, I had found the gloves to preform perfectly while throwing the ball for Breck to fetch.
TOP TIER MATERIALS
The Goat leather used on the palm of the glove has broken in nicely and now even moves better than before. The leather is soft yet gives a surprising amount of grip as well. Ever stich on the Ergo is in line and feels perfectly placed. The craftsmanship on the glove is truly amazing.
WINDPROOF GORETEX LINING
The outside of the glove is made with a breathable but Windproof Gore-Tex lining and feels like a good compliment to the goat leather palm of the glove. It allows for great movement and space for the knuckles to move as well.
The Ergo grip is not fully waterproof which is somewhat of a downside, for that you will have to spend another $60 for the Ergo Grip Outdry. I opted for the normal version because if I needed anything more heavy duty and waterproof I would move up to my Hunters Gauntlet CZone. For what I have used the Ergo Grip for the wind proof lining has been plenty to keep my hands dry and warm. I had used them one time while building a snowman and after about an hour of picking up heavy, wet snow my hands started to get wet. If you really need a fully waterproof glove I suggest upgrading to the Outdry version.
The gloves secure with a Velcro strap and a stretch collar for easy on and off. Using the Velcro was very easy and it gives a great feel when strapped up.
The gloves not only preform well but they look the part as well. I like the looks as I feel it blends the line of a functional but fashionable look with the tan palm.
Goat Leather Palm
GoreTex Windproof Lining
Not 100% Waterproof
Overall, I think the Ergo Grip Active glove from Hestra is by far my favorite do-everything glove. It moves like a dream and is lightweight enough to wear almost anywhere. The windproof lining does an amazing job keeping the cold air out and as long as you’re moving and not messing with water your hands will stay warm and dry. The gloves come in at $110 which is not cheap but I believe to be an amazing deal for this nice of a product. I will be looking to get more gloves from Hestra in the future.