I've had these gloves for three seasons and the leather/rubber palm is starting to wear a bit near the stitching, having been dragged through quite a long distance. They're decently rugged. They're still extremely warm and still waterproof, just as the day I bought them. I would highly recommend these gloves to anybody that isn't a first-timer snowboarding because these aren't gauntlet-style. But for non-beginners, it's great because it's soft, warm, lightweight, small, and works for most any situation. It's Gore Tex material so you know it will definitely keep the water out. You can put them on and dunk your hand in a pool and water won't get in (unless it pours in from the cuff, then you're just stupid). The thumbs are a bit long for me, but maybe I just have short thumbs.