I bought the original BD Legend Glove years ago (like 7 or 8 years ago). They were the warmest and most waterproof glove that I've ever worn. They also lasted me a good 4 years and while they packed out and got a little colder, they were still my Goto Glove. I now have two seasons on the 2nd generation, which I feel just as strongly about. While I've watched friends blow through a couple of hestras and "Patroller" gloves from other major manufacturers, my legends have held up much better. Now I've gotten these for Christmas. They are beautiful gloves. The only challenge; I'll wear my last ones for another year or two before i need these. I'll wax them to keep them soft and break them out when they're finally needed.