I was skeptical going with Burton gloves being a skier and all but I was proved wrong. These gloves are tough, durable and very well constructed. The leather is thick, sewn well and the IPOD controls are geniously thought out. Super warm for being such a low profile glove. When you don't wanna hear the dude on the tram talking about his beach front property in Maui just crank the tunes up with the push of a button or a chomp with a tooth works well too.