I bought these to replace my old cold-weather gloves, which had lining in all the wrong places, resulting in the circulation being cut off in my fingertips. These gloves fit true to size, are very comfortable and do not feel too bulky to wear while shifting/braking, and do as good a job keeping you warm as you could expect from non-heated gloves. I especially like the squeegee on the left index finger. The gloves have lasted me one winter so far with no signs of wear, which is more than I can say for my previous pair of gloves. It has been my experience that A*s gloves are very durable and well-made in general, and these seem to be no exception. I can't comment on water-proofing, as I did not wear them in the rain.