Hestra Tactility Glove Review 2017/12/13
The Hestra Tactility Glove is an extremely dextrous and
comfortable pair of outdoor and bushcraft gloves. They are a pleasure
to be put to use on a wide variety of outdoor tasks such as working
with wood, holding tools, grasping walking poles and keeping the cold
at bay when out and about. Read our full review and field test.
For example I always find more protective outdoor gloves get in the way
with your touch and feel of tasks and separate you from the material you
are working with, so much so that I seldom use them. The Hestra
Tactility Gloves have changed my mind. They work flawlessly with you and
I look forward to putting them on every time.
They are tough; with double stitched leather sections covering the high
wear areas on the palm and mid fingers but with details such as the soft
fabric on the back of each of the thumbs to aid in wiping ones nose on
those cold weather days. A secure velcro wrist closure helps keep the
gloves in place and grip you securely without digging in.
Durability normally means you sacrifice
dexterity. On the other hand the Tactility Gloves are made of a really
flexible softshell that allows you to completely clench your fist and
grip tools like no other glove I have used. This in combination with the
leather palms provides extraordinary grip and ‘feel’ of tasks.
They are not meant for freezing winter conditions. However they are well
suited for those frosty morning starts making the fire for a coffee. On
the other hand they are not waterproof. For tasks such as taking down a
tent on a cold start they work well. Hiking or being active in these
gloves would allow you to go slightly colder with them. As you are
generating heat which will keep you a little warmer than normal.
Consequently they also make an excellent fast and light glove for
wintery days where you are active and moving. Above all as
the Tactility Gloves are nice and breathable you will not overheat
in them. Woodsman's Lunch is a video shot in the Swiss Alps featuring
the Hestra Tactility Glove. Highly Recommended