The Hestra Fall Line is a sweet under-the-cuff style glove, offering top-tier dexterity and durability. This contender's only downsides are that it provides average warmth (unless that's what you're after) and its weather resistant capabilities need upkeep; we found that these downsides were minor. In fact, most of our review team found that these gloves provided comfort down to 10-15F. Even when using them 50+ days a year in a very damp Pacific Northwest, we found that we only needed to retreat them 1-2 times per season. The upsides are high: the Fall Line is easily among the most dexterous gloves on the market.
They have a cozy fleece lining that allows for damp hands to dry quickly and they feel fantastic. We have used this pair of gloves far more than many of the other gloves in this review; despite a heavier workload, the Fall Line is easily in better shape than many in our fleet, helping to showcase its top-notch durability. On stormy days, if we are going on a tour that requires rope work for setting up a rappel, or for stormy days in the backcountry, these are one of the first gloves we reach for. If these gloves are your favorite, but you find yourself wishing that they were a little more water resistant and slightly warmer (but marginally less supple and dexterous), consider the Black Diamond Legend.