Hestra started out in Sweden 1936 making hardy and durable gloves for lumberjacks in the Swedish uplands. Today they’re still a family business, responsible for producing some of the highest quality gloves in the world for skiing, snowboarding, horse riding, golf and the outdoors.
Distributing their products in over 30 countries, Hestra is without a doubt an industry leader, and they’ve set the standards for how gloves are made. Their extremely technical gloves are all made in their own factory, with personally-curated supply lines, which gives them total control of production quality and standards.
Hestra make gloves using a huge variety of materials, but they’re most famous for their use of natural materials like leather and wool. Their wide and diverse range of models caters for every situation and set of weather conditions, so you can be sure to find something that’ll keep you dry and comfortable whatever the mountain throws at you.
Traditional roots, technical focus
Despite being steeped in history and famed for using traditional materials and techniques, Hestra have always got an eye on the future. They work with some of the world’s top skiers and snowboarders, testing and improving their products at an elite level in some of the harshest conditions on earth.
As well as supporting the Swedish and Norwegian national ski teams, their Hestra Team consists of big-hitters like Jon Olsson, Mike Douglas, Henrik Windstedt and Seth Morrison.
Built to last
Hestra counts sustainability as one of its core values, constantly working to improve their sourcing of raw materials, energy consumption, transportation practices and waste management. They’ve achieved the level of being one of the few environmentally certified manufacturers in the outdoor industry, but one of their key strategies is simply to produce products that are hard-wearing and durable.
Giving their gloves the potential for a long life and encouraging customers to care for them – treating the leather and replacing liners rather than whole gloves – reduces their consumption of raw materials and leads to far fewer pairs ending up in landfill.
Need help to choose the right glove?
Choosing the right glove or system of gloves for your next trip can be a tricky business, but don’t fret! We’ve put together this awesome glove and mitten buyer’s guide to help you make sense of the huge range of styles and materials available.
If there’s anything you’re unsure about or you just want to deal with a real human being, that’s cool too, just get in touch and we’ll be happy to help you.