I bought these very expensive gloves for my sister because she has extreme reactions to cold and does a lot of winter outdoor activities. They were too large for her so I kept them for myself. I have used them several times to shovel snow and do errands. Within 5 minutes my fingers started to go numb. After 25 minutes of being outside most of my fingers were red and numb. They certainly do not let you enjoy a full day of outdoor activity. The next time I went outside to shovel I wore my cheap mittens and came in after 30 minutes with toasty warm hands. Then I did errands with my $10 fleece gloves and they kept my hands warmer than these $55 gloves. A huge waste of money.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
From National Geographic:Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We regret that these gloves did not live up to your expectations. A windproof product will keep most people warm, but for others an additional layer or hand warmers are needed in very cold weather. Our customer service department will be happy to help you at NGCatalog@ngs.org if you prefer to return the gloves for a refund or exchange.