I was looking for a basic warm and waterproof glove to keep in my top case, incase of unplanned weather here in the PNW or while out touring. But also, something I can use during the chilly morning before it warms up in the afternoon on an all-day ride. So far I’ve been extremely happy with them, definitely warm enough for the cooler spring mornings and fall afternoons. Only ridden in them in light rain and my hands stayed dry, so I can’t speak to the waterproofing in heavy rain. But I’ve used many drystar products in the past so I have no doubt it will work.