I bought these mittens to replace the same ones I bought 3 years ago. Yes, the last ones lasted 3 seasons, even with riding 100+ days. These are the only mittens that have really kept my hands dry and warm. Very rarely have I had to use the liner, but they do come in handy on those sub zero days. I never considered using a hand warmer, because my hands were always toasty and dry, even when the rest of my body was freezing. The gore-tex keeps your hands dry all of the time, even in spring, slush conditions. The material on the palm was super durable, only in the last season did it start to show some wear, probably from carrying my board.