I bought these gloves as a back up pair for a mountaineering trip to Scotland. After 4-5 hours in hail & snow my main gloves were wet, so I changed to these ME gloves for the walk back. I'd say they gave a medium level of warmth and remained dry whilst in a snow blizzard. As secondary gloves they worked well, or for shorter days in the hills. They are not enough for lasting protection in winter mountain conditions.