I was looking for a short waterproof and warm glove for those early spring and late fall rides, I'm not really winter rider. But living in the Pacific Northwest it can get cold fast and rain is always something that could happen. So far I've used this glove into the low 40's with no problem and even went through some light rain off and on during a 4 hour ride. My hands never got cold or wet which is all I could as from these. Sizing wise they are typical Alpinestars for me so I'm in a 2XL.