I took these gloves on their maiden journey during an avalanche training class. During class, once we had hiked the mountain, I turned on my gloves to keep warm during beacon practice. The gloves heated up and kept my fingers from freezing solid like they normally would. However, during the beacon search, as soon as I turned my BCA Tracker 2 to search, the beacon went crazy (multiple directions with changing distances). I thought I was picking up neighboring beacons, but could not lock in on a signal. I finally found that my gloves, when on, interfer with the beacon. Once the gloves were turned off, the beacon searched normally. Lesson learned, when searching, turn off the gloves!!!!
These shoes stick your feet to those pedals and don't let go. They are super comfy and have saved my legs from becoming complete pincushions. Great shoes!!