PachankzHestras pay for themselves through the years. I wear the vertical cut freeride and they're as new as the day i bought them ( 5 years ago) and will last well over a decade. The neoprene cuff, interlocks with a shell that has neoprene wrist gaitors, creating a sealed interlocking wrist system that is second to none. The padding on the fist and knuckles is imperative in my ski world as I ski tight New England trees and bushwhack on the daily , and got tired of hurting my fists . Hestras > any gloves .
what you are saying absolutely applies to freeriding, racing, pow skiing, etc. What you are missing is that a huge majority of the people in this thread are sking park and edges shit on my hestra's which is why I needed a pair of beater gloves so the hestra's would last. Dont get me wrong though, the Hestra's can hold their own for abrasion and abuse, but there is no way in hell they will last through a season of park skiing.
If you ski park, get Kinco's
If you ski anything else, get Hestra's because they seriously are the best gloves I have ever had without a doubt.
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