These mittens seem to keep my hands pretty warm. They have a nice suede like inset on the palms for grip. My only issue is that the seem really big on my hands. I would think my hands are normal size, but when I put these on I feel like I have clown shoes on my hands. Keep in mind with these mittens, you are limited in your ability to use your cell phone. I haven't gotten these wet yet, to see how they do in the snow. These are cute mittens to wear with the matching scarf and hat.