The two main things I look for in a glove are fit and durability. These fit great out of the package, in my opinion, and have held up very well thus far in our early season. It didn't take long at all for the leather to soften up and the insulation to pack out just enough to provide that custom feel. The leash provides peace of mind when cracking a beer on the lift and the 100g of insulation is plenty for most days at the Bird. Like most reviews though, if you're gonna be in single digits or less you may wanna pick up a liner too. All in all, super solid glove.