Mnt Washington, 3-21, 10-15F, 20-30 MPH winds: I don't normally use gloves that much because my hands get cold, so if it's less that 20F, I'm normally in an overmitt combo. I used these gloves recently on a 15F excursion for dexterity with an axe. After climbing 1400 verticle up a 40 degree snow gully, my hair and wicking layers under double weeve softshells were pretty wet. I was checking out my gloves on the ridge because the wind exposure was much higher and I wanted to swap over to mitts if they were wet. I took the liners out to dry them and... they weren't wet. The inside of the liner wasn't wet either. And this is after periodically dropping little bits of snow into the gloves on the skin and climb up. Whoa, shocking, ok. Keep the gloves on. I trudged and post holed across the ridge for a mile breaking trail across rock, krumholtz and sastrugi, soaking a new hat. I checked the gloves again and still dry. Whoa, still shocking, ok. Love these gloves. Next day, I spent 90 minutes in too little clothing (10f, winds at 20) photographing skiers in tuckermans. It turns out I can work the whole camera including recessed video buttons and zoom with these gloves on. As I started shivering, my hands were still warm. Again, shocked, by the dexterity this time. I don't like the price, but I'm buying a spare pair now in case the populace get's stupid and doesn't buy enough of these gloves for OR to continue to make them. Buy buy buy, these are an heirloom.
Pinkham Notch, NH