I have used this glove for two seasons now. They are durable, comfortable, and generally warm. I suffer from cold hands, and these keep my hands warm as long as the temperature does not go below 20 F.
I conditioned these gloves with the Hestra supplied salve when I first got them, and then with another product the next winter. They have remained soft and supple. I never force dry them.
I wore these on a particularly wet day this winter when the temperature was around 28 F and snowing big, wet, heavy flakes. The gloves remained dry inside, but the leather on the palms were getting wet. The leather is not "water proof". This did not affect the performance of the glove.