This Minnesota girl loves these mittens. They keep out even the coldest temperatures- even on windy days. I took these skiing and really enjoyed them. The skiing features (the goggle wipe) and the capability to cinch the mittens around the wrists prevented me from losing them in wipeouts. (It happens to the best of us...) My one word of advice: leave the fleece liners at home for skiing. The slippery-ness between the two layers made it incredibly difficult to hold on to the rope tow and poles. Otherwise, they're great for extra warmth. Great product!