I bought these mittens for my 5 year old's ski lessons this year. I found out last year that one of the most important pieces of gear for the little ones are warm, waterproof gloves. Last year he did more playing and eating the snow than he did skiing so it was imperative for his enjoyment to have dry warm hands. These mitts fit the bill perfectly, and I don't have to try to fit each finger in their corresponding hole, which helps my patience level too! Love 'em.