Older Gore Tex gloves got a bad rap, not entirely undeserved, for not allowing sufficient dexterity for the user. The Gore Bike Wear Countdown glove will put that criticism to rest. The Countdown is the thinnest Gore Tex glove ever made. The glove itself is a wind and water proof shell, yet still allows vapor to escape, leaving your hand warm without being soaked, from the inside or out. The reason you should take confidence in the water proofedness is that every glove that has the Gore Tex label attached to it has been flexed for 25 hours straight in a bucket of water. And then washed for 85 hours and then dried and dried again. All this testing earns you a lifetime warranty that the glove won't leak. The palm has synthetic leather stitched to the outside for good gription. The fingers are coated with silicone stripes to further the gripping. The wrist is short, coming just past your wrist, but with stretch Gore Tex and Velcro to have a nice, firm, adjustable seal. The color of the glove is Black. Sizes for the Gore Bike Wear Countdown glove run from Small to XXXL.