I bought these as a cold weather ski gloves and consider myself to have cold hands in general, but not to a clinical degree that some others are mentioning. I had to return/exchange them for a larger size so I will re-review them when I get the replacement and can actually test them. The fabrics and insulation seem perfect for me. They are light, compressible, stylish and I have experience with the fabrics and insulation so I trust them to be warm and dry. The materials don't seem super durable, but there is leather in the areas that need extra durability so I think they will hold up fine (if they don't i know OR will treat me right). They do have finger dividers in the mitt which I thought was a little odd. It can make it so sometimes it is hard to get your hand in the "glove" right, but all in all I think they are OK. The major issue was with fit, which I totally was not expecting as I have two other OR gloves that fit great and are even a little long and wide for me, and have tried others on in the store. I got the same size in these and they are really snug laterally, and too short, especially when I try to grip a pole (fingers jam at the end). So they went back and I'll see how things go with one size up. I think I'll be happy with these after it's all said and done. Price could be a little lower but seems fair enough if they perform as expected.