I love these gloves! Whenever I go snowboarding, I always have problems with my hands getting cold and wet, even when I have supposedly water-proof gloves. I tried these gloves once, and was sold. They are insulated with gore-tex, which anybody with any outdoor recreational experience knows is a great product, so the water-proofing and breathability is amazing; no more cold, wet hands. Just in case they do get cold, these gloves have a zippered pocket where you can insert a hand warmer into them. They also feature a removable liner that allows you to pick how warm you want them depending on the conditions of the day. Two cinch closures are used, one velcro closure around your wrist and one pull closure at the end of the glove so that it is almost impossible for snow to get in, no matter how bad you wipe out.