These kept my hands completely dry and very warm during a day of sledding with the kids. Unfortunately, I would not recommend them for ski or snowboarding for two reasons. Upon wearing them the first time it took a bit of time (30 second or so) to line up the inner lining and the outer shell on the pinky finger. The inner lining seems detached from the shell but once I got it into place they were fine. Overall, for regular outdoor wear they're great gloves that will keep you warm and dry regardless of your activity.