Hestra's Jake glove is a smart glove hand sewn in soft hairsheep leather with a wool lining for autumn and winter. Featuring a leather buckle with snap buttons.
Shell: Hairsheep leather
Lining: 100% wool
How it's made
An International Family Business founded in 1936 in Sweden.
Design and development of Hestra gloves is made at the headquarters in the town of Hestra, Sweden. To ensure control of the entire production chain and the high level quality of their product, Hestra gloves are manufactured in their own factories where they also source and buy all their leather, fabrics, wool and other materials. In 2015, Hestra produced about 2 million pairs of gloves. The company has about 45 employees at their headquarters in Sweden and sell to over 30 countries world wide.
Hestra's owners and managers are the brothers Claes and Svante Magnusson. Their two sons each - the fourth generation of Magnussons - work in the company as well.
Love & Care
Hestra gloves are made to last. With some love and care they'll last even long. Good for you, good for the environment.
1) Grease the leather every now and then and it will resist moisture as well as wear and tear better. Use a polishing cloth and rub in a little grease until evenly applied. Do this in the evening and the grease is absorbed during the night.
2) If you have gloves with breathable materials like GORE-TEX©, you should avoid silicone impregnation. It clogs the pores and reduces the material’s breathability.
3) Dyed leather may stain clothing when wet, so don’t place a wet glove on other garments. Choose a model with a natural leather color if you do not want to risk bleeding.
4) Gloves rarely get damaged while skiing. Instead, the edges of skis and boot buckles are normally the cause of damage to your gloves. Be careful when handling your skis or boots!
There should be a small gap between hand and glove to bind air which makes the glove warmer. A sports glove that is too tight will most likely be perceived as colder.
If you are in between two unisex sizes we recommend that you normally choose the larger one. Our women's gloves have a more narrow fit than the unisex models. If you are a woman with unisex size 7 you should normally choose size 8 in our women's gloves.
The size of Hestra's gloves are measured in british inches. To find your size you need to measure the circumference around your palm at its widest point.
size 6: 152 mm
size 7: 178 mm
size 8: 203 mm
size 9: 229 mm
size 10: 254 mm
size 11: 279 mm
size 12: 309 mm
size 13: 330 mm