I mostly used my mittens when I'm walking my dog. I have Reynaud's disease so my fingers are cold all the time. I've struggled to find a pair of gloves or mittens that my fingers don't freeze within 15 minutes. These gloves actually keep me warm, even when I have to hold a leash. The bulk of the gloves is only a con for me because of what I use them for. However, for other outdoor adventures, I think they are great.