I mainly use these gloves at home. They are good for driving or just going out in colder weather. I bring these backpacking in colder weather, but they aren't water proof and don't have the e-tip finger so I end up taking them off a lot to take pictures. They are also not super warm - best for fall weather.
I bought these gloves to layer with the Northface Women's Montana Gloves for my study abroad to Antarctica. They were amazing. Thin enough to comfortably fit into other pairs of gloves without decreasing dexterity. I specifically purchased these gloves as they allowed me to operate a camera without exposing my hands to the cold, harsh environment. I could see them being great for mild, dry weather - they were a bit thin and not waterproof enough to use by themselves in my situation. They are the perfect gloves for layering, and using to operate technical equipment in the field.
I've worn these with good success on windy, chilly days. They do the job they're meant for, which is to keep your hands warm & allow functioning without a lot of bulk when doing normal activities outside. We had an unusual snowstorm here in the southeast, and these got pretty cold after getting wet from throwing snowballs, but they are not meant for this type of activity & shouldn't be relied upon for this. Overall, I'm incredibly pleased with this high-quality, comfortable, functional product.
I bought these for use in the fall/winter and eventually in the early spring for morning walks when the temps are low but not frigid. So far they've lived up to my expectations and have done a good job with keeping my hands warm on moderate days. I've also found that I can use these as a base layer under my other North Face gloves. This is the second pair I bought , to use with different coats, and I can say with confidence that I'd reccomend these gloves to anyone looking for a pair of good light weight gloves.
The stretch material on this is amazing and you can never go wrong with North Face! I have the Denali gloves as well and these are just as warm! Very happy with my new gloves that I got for Christmas that I just had to come on here and give it a review! Thank you Moosejaw for providing me with more winter apparel!
I think a glove should be warm, keep your hands dry, and be comfortable, these gloves fail on all accounts. I have several NorthFace products and this is the only one I have given a bad review on. Don't waste your money on these.
"Great gloves for everyday and light trips!"
These gloves serve their purpose: to keep your hands warm. They are nice and thin and not too bulky that would make everyday situations cumbersome, but they are definitely warm. I usually use them for running. I keep them next to me in my tent when I'm out on a trip, and usually use them while I cook breakfast or just wandering around the immediate camp site. Overall great gloves, you will not be disappointed!