I usually wear mittens, and was a little reluctant to switch to gloves. I was recommended to buy these. The only critique I have about these gloves is that the thumb doesn't flex as much as I was expecting, but it doesn't really matter at all. I put a layer of wax over these once and since I bought them at the beginning of the season they have stood up excellently. easy for grabs on skis and knocking branches out of your face. They're incredibly warm and I have not warn a liner with them one time. The Velcro wrist strap is awesome and allows you to wrap it under your jacket. I would highly suggest these gloves. I bought the blue ones and they look great.