Hestra Lars Fält Guide Gloves Review 2016/04/18
A good pair of outdoor gloves can make all the difference to a trip
or a day out in the woods. Having some key features in their design
helps if you are looking for protection, warmth or both out in the
field. Here is our full review of the Hestra Lars Fält Guide
The Hestra Lars Fält Guide Gloves are made entirely out of leather with
a removable wool liner. Lars Fält a Swedish survival expert was involved
in the design process of these gloves.
On first inspection it's amazing how
lovely and comfortable the gloves are. In other words the wool liners
feel great against your hands with the terrycloth offering a more
sensitive connection with what your grabbing and the wool pile on top of
the hand helping trap more heat and keep warmth in.
Two patches of velcro hold the the liners in place. These are found
around the interior of the wrist section. This connects with the leather
of the outer glove. The wrist sections are slightly longer and offer
more coverage in the cold. The advantage of having a removable liner is
that it can easily be separated from the outer and dried or washed. The
outer itself is made of goatskin leather on the palm and with cowhide
elsewhere. The interesting design aspect is that the seams are all on
the exterior of the glove. This means your fingers can connect with what
you are holding more intuitively.
Real world use up in Northern Sweden in well below freezing temperatures
the gloves performed exceptionally well. Firstly the carabiner eyelet
which allows easy storage on a belt. Secondly the warmth that allowed me
to complete both fine tasks such as feather sticking to standing around
Looking after equipment easily is a
positive for me. Consequently that works without fancy gimmicks in real
Above all for those of you looking for a good pair of woodland bushcraft
gloves. Look no further than the Fält Guide Gloves. If you are an
experienced bushcrafter and are starting to make your first trips to the
North to practice winter bushcraft then these gloves are an essential
piece of kit.