The description looked great, the technology looks solid. Other ShowersPass products I have (jacket, shoe covers) work great. However, these are potentially the worst gloves I have ever used. The insulation wasn't enough for a 35F degree morning into a 15mph wind, then on the way home in a 40F degree steady rain, the gloves soaked through within 30 minutes. Once totally wet, they offered no warmth whatsoever. I have other gloves that are not marked as waterproof that are better and calling these waterproof borders on false advertising. Just glad I didn't buy a few pair because they are overpriced and are not waterproof. I commute 30-40 miles a day in the Northeast (Boston) all year in all weather and race competitively throughout the summer and fall. I'll stick with my Swiftwicks for rainy days.
These gloves fulfill their intended purpose by keeping your hands dry in rainy conditions. They also work well as cold weather gloves with decent insulation. However, the glove's materials are pretty stiff (even after a break-in period), which hinders manual dexterity. I find it difficult to zip, grab food from a jersey pocket, and sometimes shift in these gloves. In addition, I my hands are right in the medium sweet spot, but the gloves' fingers seem cut really long, which might add to the dexterity issues I've noticed.
First and foremost these gloves keep your hands warm, even without the optional liners. I did purchase the liners as well, but so far haven't needed them as the wool lining is sufficient. I rated the gloves 4 stars, as the gloves don't breath which means your hands are likely to sweat as a result. I initially was doubtful this was the case but I did a dunk test on the gloves where I held my gloved hands underwater for 15 mins while repeatedly clenching and unclenching my fingers. At the end, the gloves were bone dry.
I rode for 2 hrs. this week in a torrential downpour. At the end of my ride my hands were very dry and fairly warm. The rain in Oregon can deter a ride if your gloves aren't high quality and keep those pinkies dry.
I have used these gloves on tours in cold rains (below 40 degrees). They get wet through and through. I actually have 2 pair and rotate them after 3 hours so that I am have a drier pair. For these kinds of conditions, the gloves need to be more water proof andor more wool insulation. I also use them of warmer, sunny days backcountry skiing-they are excellent in this application.
There are many things to like about these gloves. The padding and control feel are both very good. The gauntlet is long enough to mate well with jacket sleeves. The waterproofing works in drenching rain. But in my use, they are not warm enough when the temperature drops below the mid-to-low thirties. At that point, I have to switch to my Pearl Izumi Lobster Gloves. I know that Showers Pass makes a liner glove, and I have not tried that, it may be that with the liner these would be good down to the low twenties we sometimes get here. So while they are good, to say that Cold, wet hands are no longer a problem, may be something of a stretch.
Gave these gloves their first real test in snowy cross race. Two inches of wet snow on the course, and it snowed steady the entire race. Temperature was about 32 degrees, for me this is the most challenging conditions since you're both wet and pretty cold. In colder temps, a light ski glove works well, in warmer wet conditions then I've had good luck with neoprene. The CrossPoint gloves kept my hands warm and pretty dry in these tough conditions.
I have only used these gloves in one light rain and my hands stayed dry. I This glove may be the warm version of the Showers pass gloves but I found that even with the Shower Pass liners my hands were getting cold with temperatures in the low 40s. If it was colder, it would be snowing anyway!