Our first ski trip this season, my boyfriend's hands were just freezing off because... surprise-surprise, his old gloves got soaked through. Well, I just couldn't have my baby's hands all stiff and blue, so, I did some research and some shopping and finally settled on this particular pair of Burton Gore-Tex gloves. Kept his hands really warm, and he didn't even have to use the liners that came with them; not yet, anyway. I have a pair of the same gloves for myself, too. We both appreciate the one handed quick release feature of the gauntlet and wrist elastics. Yeah, they're really nice gloves and worth the expense. I paid full price for them early in the season- now that they're on sale, you all would be stupid NOT to buy them.