I bought these mittens for my Girlfriend; they keep her hands toasty warm!! She is learning to board and hasn't complained since we got em'. I went to the retail store and looked at the colors, the two black glove look a little cheap with the way the material was finished. I ended up buying the purple ones; they have bigger threading for the exterior which you can't really see in the picture. They are great gloves and look great if you don't mind the purple ones be sure to get them, you won't regret it. Hope this helps and enjoy the mittens!!