"I have been skiing for over 40 years and these are my favorite gloves ever"
I have had a pair of Randonnee gloves for over 6 years and my hands stay warm even in the coldest conditions. I have used these gloves in -30 windchill conditions with hand warmers and they were adequate. I would highly recommend these gloves. Recently purchased a pair for my 20 year old daughter because she constantly pleaded to trade gloves with me.
I was looking for a comfortable, warm pair of gloves for the ski season. These kept my hands warm and functional in subzero temperatures. Furthermore it allowed me to have the dexterity that my warmer arcteryx mitts do not allow for. I have fairly small hands and considered the XS but the smalls fit perfectly. Also the wrists can be tightened for extra security which I loved given my tony wrists
I recently bought these for my wife for a skiing trip in Vermont. I was looking for some high quality, mid-level gloves for her, since I wasn't sure how much she was going to wear these. Her hands get super cold normally and these seem to keep her hands and fingers really cold with minimal activity. She especially likes the little patch on the glove for wiping a runny nose. You could always add liners to the gloves if you want, but they seem to be plenty warm on their own.