Industry Press Release

Hestra’s Narvik Wool Terry Glove featured in OUTSIDE Winter Buyer’s Guide 2016


Golden, CO (September 29, 2015) — OUTSIDE, America’s leading active lifestyle brand, has selected HESTRA GLOVES to be featured in their Winter Buyer’s Guide as among the best gear to have for the winter sports season. The Narvik Wool Terry Glove was reviewed in the Gloves category. The entire selection of products appears in OUTSIDE’s Winter Buyer’s Guide, on newsstands September 29.

From winter running shoes and weatherproof cameras to snowboards and avalanche airbags, the OUTSIDE gear team tested hundreds of products to determine the best in gear this year for the Winter Buyer’s Guide. Featuring the most innovative products, killer deals for the price-conscious consumer, and expert ideas for winter outings, it’s the ideal resource for budding adventurers and outdoor aficionados alike. Reviews are organized by sport and activity, and include the ideal setting or experience level for each product, as well as tips for getting the most out of each gear pick. Only the best items on the market make into the pages of the Guide.

“Hestra is proud of the new glove designs being introduced for the 2015 winter season, so acknowledgement of our efforts by the OUTSIDE gear team is great validation,” said Hestra USA Marketing & Sales Coordinator Erin Rain. “The Narvik is a glove we’re especially excited about as it utilizes our new vegetable-tanned goatskin leather that is tanned with natural tannins, resulting in an environmentally-friendly leather.”

“Great gear is essential to making the best of our time outside, and for many of us, it’s the most valuable investment we make,” says OUTSIDE Buyer’s Guide editor Axie Navas. “The gear industry is innovating at an amazing pace to keep up with ever-changing outdoor trends, and we want our readers to reap all the benefits of these advances. The OUTSIDE gear team hit the trails and the back country on foot, bike, ski, and snowboard to put all the newest products to the test, and nearly 300 made the cut, with seven top-notch items winning our coveted Gear of the Year award. With the picks from the Winter Buyer’s Guide, our readers can be confident they’re facing the elements with the best gear on the market.”

Named for a small mining town in Norway, the Narvik Wool Terry glove stays true to Hestra’s Scandinavian heritage with a classic design using leather and wool. The model features vegetable-tanned goatskin leather, a removable wool terry/pile liner, and a waxed fabric finish to keep water out and retain warmth.

The complete list of Buyer’s Guide selections will be featured in the OUTSIDE Winter Buyer’s Guide, available on newsstands September 29.

About HESTRA: Hestra’s first glove was designed in 1936 in Hestra, Sweden by Martin Magnusson. They were created for lumberjacks who needed warm, durable gloves for tough winter conditions. When skiers begin to visit Hestra, Magnusson realized they could also benefit from sturdy, warm leather gloves and in 1941, Hestra’s first ski glove was created. 79 years later, Hestra still makes durable warm leather gloves and the Magnusson family still operates the company in Hestra, Sweden. Today Hestra makes gloves for skiers, snowboarders, cross country skiers, juniors, racers, mountaineers, and gloves for everyday use. Learn more at

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