The team at Showers Pass lives in Oregon, the only state with more British weather than England herself. So when it says that the Crosspoint Hardshell WP Gloves are the warmest, most protective gloves that it makes, you know that it'll handle a freezing downpour like an absolute champion. As the name implies, they're built from a durable hardshell material that's been bonded to an OutDry waterproof breathable membrane. Not only is it waterproof and windproof, but it also allows sweat vapor to escape. This way, your hands won't get clammy and cold through hard exertions. At the liner, Showers Pass incorporated Merino wool. This material is non abrasive and what's called a hydrophilic fiber. This means that it has the natural ability to positively interact with water. In fact, Merino is able to absorb as much as 30 percent of its weight before exuding the sensation of wetness. Additionally, it's naturally antimicrobial, so you'll experience next to no stink from the gloves. This property is furthered by Merino's natural ability to disperse electrostatic charges. So, the gloves will pick up less dirt, grime, and lint in the first place. Plus, there are reflective accents to improve your visibility to motorists in low light conditions. Silicone grippers have also been added to the fingers in order to keep you in touch with your controls. Basically, if you haven't found riding gloves that are up to the task, and ski gloves are just too bulky, these gloves are right up your alley. The Showers Pass Crosspoint Hardshell WP Gloves are available in the color Black and in five sizes from Small to XX Large.