I've spend most of my life living in cold climates (Colorado, Indiana, and now Wisconsin) and I have never found mittens that really keep my finger tips warm. Until now. The Dakine mittens are amazing. Just the liners or the mittens alone keep my hands warm and toasty. Combined, I can play in the snow and 0 degree weather for hours! Yay Dakine and Yay backcountry.edge!