Hestra has a long history of making the finest ski gloves from the finest materials. They began producing durable gloves for lumberjacks in Sweden in 1936, and leather quickly emerged as Hestra’s favourite and most resilient material. Today, Hestra continues its leather legacy, bringing you the highest quality handwear built with additional weatherproof materials like Gore-Tex XCR. Hestra is now one of biggest sellers of ski and snowboard gloves and sponsor a local pro and this issue’s cover boy, Nicolas Cruz from France. If you can’t decide whether to go for the warmth of a mitt or the function of a glove then opt for this three-fingered model and have the best of both worlds. Available from Niseko 343. Call 0136-23-0343. ¥14700.