Very solid all around gloves and I would buy these again in a heartbeat. For the price I paid on sale here, I practically could buy two for the same price as other similar gloves.These are my third pair of Dakine gloves I've ever owned and they always last me at least two seasons. In fact the Dakine pipe gloves ('07 Viper) I'm still using are on their third season and still going strong.
I always wear L in gloves (Dakine or Burton) but in these I had to get XL. For some reason my usual size fit me snugly, even a bit too snugly, and this was even before I'd ever tried the supplied fleece liners.Exchanged them for an XL and they fit just a tiny bit loose, but this was enough for my fingers to articulate and move around comfortably. That allows me to wear the liners on extra-cold days with no problem. But they're usually warm enough without, so I rarely need it, just an extra bonus.
These gloves are extremely dry in addition to being warm enough. I have not tested them in the wettest or harshest of conditions but have worn them twice in a couple of different types of days we had and they worked great in both. The thing which is a concern for these gloves is the cuffs are a little bit unusual. They are not quite designed as a true "under" glove which fits snugly around your wrist with no gaps, underneath your jacket (highly preferred for me). It seems to me by studying the issue, they probably changed the design since the previous model, which makes the cuff slightly looser, but is not really an improvement. For this reason I tend to fasten the velcro as tight as it will go around my wrist (not very), and then pull my jacket sleeve down over it, but it inevitably pops out at least part way while I'm strapping into my bindings after getting off the lift. A bit of annoyance, but something I've learned to deal with. I also think a slightly looser cuff would let some of the heat out of your gloves though on very cold days. However, if you wear wristguards or a watch these will definitely fit over them. So I think that was part of the reason they're designed like this. The liners supplied with these are a hair loose but still work, though they should fit just a bit more snug, not have the same internal size as the outer glove. Doesn't make sense.FYI, as I write this the style of some of the colors pictured are actually the 2009 (last year's) model. The actual ones I received were different and indeed this year's model. You can tell the difference because the latest version have a nylon section sewn directly over the knuckles in black which resembles a "W" (like the logo for Wu-tang), whereas the older versions have what sort of resembles the letter "U" right below the knuckles on the back of the palm.