Winter in Portland, OR was ending but we were still getting some cold snaps here and there so I was on the search for gloves that would keep my hands warm during my long rides to work each morning and eve, as the riding gloves I had just weren't cutting it. I looked and looked, read review after review. I was on a budget so after my research I narrowed it down to about 5 gloves. I chose the 'Cortech Scarab Winter Gloves'. A lot of the companies that make riding gear make certain claims about how warm their gear is ect, soI think that with a lot of these "winter" gloves you have to take the description with a grain of salt. With that said the 'Cortech Scarab Winter Gloves' is a great glove that's obviously durable, you can tell once you handle it. I've ridden in the hard rad with these gloves on and my hands have stayed dry and warm. I've also ridden in 40 degree weather with these gloves on and my hands did start to get a bit cold after about a half hour on the road. BUT with these gloves I also purchased a pair of thermal glove liners. That's the key! With thermal liners these gloves keep my hands nice and toasty on long rides. I would recommend these gloves in a heart beat, with the caveat that these are truly late fall, early spring riding gloves.