Not sure why some people are complaining about the gaiter not being warm enough or wind proof. I have worn mine 5 times so far this year. Easily warm enough and wind proof enough when it was 5 degrees with 50 MPH wind snowboarding down a hill. Wore it the other day when it was 50 degrees outside and sunny, was to warm, but that's expected. I will still more than happy to have it when it started to rain(yuk!). Bottom line, this is my MUST have now while snowboarding. I am actually going to buy one for my dad and another one in a different color for myself. Only cons I can think of are it's a little to warm for 45+ degree days and little fibers got in my mouth the first two days I used it. Hardly cons, especially when considered with all the advantages. Buy this thing!!! Also, smartwool is an awesome company from my little experience with them. Socks are are seconds to none!