These gloves are by far the best I have ever had. I chose them based on the positive reviews here, and I am very pleased. These things kept my hands dry despite my bad habit of sometimes touching the uphill slope while in a tele turn. They kept my hands warm without even a liner in 10F weather. I really like the elastic hand strap too. It is easier to use than the typical glove wrist strap, and it feels more secure. These gloves come with leather wax to apply to the leather palms. I am a little concerned that the wax will not last too long, but only time will tell.