Bought these last season (2011) along 2 other comparably spec'd & priced gloves. Put about 30 full days on them both at resorts and back country. Although these are stiffer than both other gloves, they offer much more protection because the leather is thicker, and has the stitched double layer on the palm, and the extra knuckle protection. Riding through BC glades these became my glove of choice over the softer / plusher "resort" gloves. They seem to run small when you first get them, but mine broke in and fit well after a couple uses. I'd say they are warm enough for down to 0(F), and below that I'd be using a mitten. It's leather so reapply water protection as needed, but mine are so far still dry at the end of the day. I'd recommend this glove for those that want a warm, heavy use work glove on the mountain.