Seth Mo glove over at evo.com
Hestra has been making leather gloves for a long, long time. In 1936 Martin Magnusson founded the company in Sweden, where the gloves are still made to this day. For perspective Vail Resort spun their first chairlifts in 1962. Along the way they have learned a few tricks to make durable and insanely dexterous gloves. Tricks like inverted and double stitched seams help make these gloves insanely durable. The Seth Morrison Pro model glove lives up to the Hestra name and is designed for warmth and durability.
The Seth Morrison Pro Glove is made from Hestra’s most durable leather, army goatskin, intended for use and abuse in harsh conditions. To improve durability high-wear areas feature two layers of this leather. Hestra uses their proprietary C-Zone waterproof membrane beneath the leather exterior to keep hands dry on wet days. Additionally the Seth Mo glove is intended for use in cold conditions and has Thermolite insulation to keep the fingers toasty on days when the temps drop into the tens. The Seth Morrison glove comes in both a 5-finger glove and a 3-finger lobster claw design to keep you out on even the coldest storm days. Hestra ski gloves feature inverted seams, which are more durable and less likely to rip, as well as improving dexterity by reducing volume surrounding the fingers.
Zip cuff for easy on/off.
– Polyester ‘nose wipe’ on back of thumb
– Cuff zipper for easy on/off
– Doubled leather on palm for durability
– Inverted double stitched seams to improve durability and dexterity
– Padding along back of hand for swatting tree branches
Treated with a fresh coat of sno-seal, look how that water beads, J.
The initial fit of the Seth Morrison feels snug, but Hestra has been making gloves for nearly a century, and this is no accident. In a glove that has a life measured in years the focus is on the long-term. The gloves are meant to be sized on the smaller size, so that as the leather breaks in and stretches the glove breaks in to your hand. After a handful of ski days the leather stretches to the contours of the hand, improving the fit of the gloves with time. The cuff is low profile and is designed to easily fit under shell jackets. The palm is roomy to allow for thumb loops from base layers (such as the Patagonia R1) without feeling pinched or tight. The cuff zip is essential in allowing the glove to be practical to take on and off easily, especially if your hands happen to get a little wet (rain happens in the PNW).
After winning a pair of Hestra gloves at a ski movie raffle in 2007, I have looked no further. That legendary pair are still going (as spring gloves) six years later, which is impressive considering they survived a season of riding nutcrackers in NZ. The fit and dexterity is supreme and the construction on the Seth Morrison Glove is way burlier than that pair. The C-Zone waterproofing is mediocre, if the leather is dry it can absorb water which can soak through. As long as the leather is well oiled the waterproofing is top-notch. Even the five-finger glove is warm in weather down into the single-digits. With a price tag of $185, these gloves are expensive, but worth it for comfort and durability in the long run. The leather can be fully waterproofed with a fresh coat of Sno-Seal, which is going for a whopping $7 a can. After three seasons the author’s pair of Seth Morrison Gloves look no worse for the wear.
2013/204 Colors: Black/Frame Red, Black/Grey, Navy/Turquoise, White/Green
Bottom Line: burly glove that keeps the hands warm season after season.