Wet cold hands are a huge limit to outdoor activities from staying home, cutting short, to real danger. I live in the upstate NY snow belt. Our October to May weather is based on the NW wind coming across Lake Ontario. Precipitation is our thing. Snow and by the foot, rain by inch, with big temp and wind variation. Samuel Clement's wrote about the area as "If you don't like the weather wait five minutes it'll change." This mitt shell allows you to layer with your favorite gloves and mittens to cover the temperature and the Shuck takes care of the rest. Get'm! Note: Don't let the oven mitt looks through you off. It really helps at getting some extra air flow through your layering system like vents in a hard shell jacket..