I had a pair of this that I used for one winter for ice climbing and some alpine climbing. I accidentally dropped one of the gloves during a climb on Mont Blanc massif and I was so bummed about that. I got another pair now and I am looking forward to more adventures with these amazing gloves. The heating on these is just great. I usually use them on low setting to conserve the batteries but I would crank it up to high if the climb is short or if it is particularly chilly. These are not waterproof and for the kind of climbing I do with them, the water resistance is good enough. My favorite part is the dexterity that the gloves have. I used them on cold single digit days to fiddle with twin ropes on a multi pitch climbs and I had no issues with working the ropes or anchors.