Hestra was founded in 1936 by Martin Magnusson in the Swedish province of Småland.
Magnusson began to produce durable gloves made of elk leather for the local loggers with
the help of his family. In short time, the Magnusson family gained a reputation which led to
Hestra's worldwide recognition through the introduction of its functional and robust ski gloves
that are worn by the Norwegian and Swedish national ski teams, amongst others.

The company is managed by the third generation of Magnussons and still stands for
functional and warming quality at a good price - performance ratio.