Keep Hands Warm with Hestra Moon Mitts

Keep Hands Warm with Hestra Moon Mitts | Practical Travel Gear

Hestra Moon MittsYou don’t have to be a skier to want quality mittens for winter. Cold digits are one of the main reasons we quit doing things outdoors and head inside for a warm fire, cozy blanket and après-anything cocktails. But just imagine how much fun you’d have if your fingers stayed warm and dry.

Hestra Moon Mitts are designed to keep you warm and moving without hesitation on the coldest days of the year. The exterior shell is windproof, waterproof and breathable ripstop/polyamide fabric, with some hairsheep leather palms for durability and a good grip.

PrimaLoft insulation adds poofy comfort, almost like wearing pillows on your hands, but far more functional. The ultra-plush insulation is soft and warm even when damp. The brushed polyester lining wicks moisture and increases insulation, and is so soft that you may not even want to take the Moon Mitts off when you finally do go inside. An elastic cuff seals in the heat and allows you to keep it all for your hands.

Outdoor gear has a lot of fabric elements that sound good, but when it comes down to it, the names can be confusing. Let’s talk about PrimaLoft. While the human body uses energy to stay warm, PrimaLoft insulation uses a microfiber structure to help the body retain warmth and conserve energy.
The ultra-fine fibers of PrimaLoft insulation form a collection of air pockets that trap heat from your body and keep the cold out, providing an excellent warmth-to-weight ratio. When insulation gets wet, it loses these air pockets and thus its insulating properties. PrimaLoft fibers were developed to be water resistant, so your insulation stays drier and maintains its insulating properties even when wet. That allows you to stay out even longer, chasing fun, instead of being a couch-potato indoors.

If you’re traveling to somewhere cold and pack these in your carry-on bag, their secondary function is as an awesome neck pillow. Believe me, I’ve tried it.

When you’re buying gloves, it’s important to know your glove size for optimal fit. Not everyone buys gloves enough to remember their glove size, so use Hestra’s handy size guide to figure it out.

Hestra Moon Mitts come in white or black and list for $80 on the Hestra site. They’re also available at Amazon.

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