Spotlight on: Hestra, a cut above31 Jan, 2017 by Investors In Property
If you’re buying a ski property, there’s a good chance that you’re already more than kitted out for the aforementioned winter sport. From down ski jackets to a new, tighter salopette and perfectly fitted equipment, you’re likely to have everything covered. However toasty the rest of your outfit might be, it’s surprisingly difficult to keep your hands warm. That’s where Hestra come in.
Twelve years ago, my family stumbled across Hestra almost by accident. In the years since then, we have each come to swear by the brand. They are, we would tell you, the very best glove makers around. And as the glove of choice amongst ski instructors, guides and ski patrols across the world, you’d be pretty hard pressed to find someone who really disagreed.
Established in 1937 as a maker of outdoor work gloves, Hestra has been building a reputation for quality material and manufacturing for the last 80 years. Family run through the generations, with a rare dedication to high quality, durable gloves, the company has an international following that has been steadily growing since the 1990s when the third of four Magnusson generations took over the running of the company.
Where other pioneering ski brands have been sold to larger and more influential companies throughout the years, Hestra are still designed and tested in their lab in Hestra (the Swedish town the company is named for). Maintaining control of the business has been crucial to keeping the high standard that the Magnusson family expect from their gloves.
Today, Hestra is the go to company for specialist glove design, from pilots in the Norwegian Armed Forces to biathletes. Those of us who’re looking for a standard Alpine ski glove can rest assured that Hestra gloves are more than up to any task you might need them for. They are after all, regularly named best gloves of the season by those who really do have the chance to test them to the breaking point.
So, after chalets, furnishings and a myriad other necessities that come with buying a ski property check out snow sports’ favourite glove specialists. They’re worth it.