I initially bought for use in wet spring weather. My hands get cold easily, bought these and hoped for the best. A bargain at 3 times the price these really do a great job of keeping me warm. They fit well (women's size large) and are truly functional garden gloves making them my most used gloves in both spring and fall as well as wet weather most any time. They rinse and wash up well and have have held up in my garden for 5 years now. I recommend that you buy more than one pair though. My husband had me order him a pair and several neighbors were anxious enough for pairs of their own that if they hadn't been mud covered I think they might have been 'borrowed' right then and there.