Cannondale have thrown every possible technology at these gloves and, despite our initial scepticism, it really works. The 'HydroGrid' shield shrugs off any water or wind before it gets to the insulation and there are Spandex inner cuffs and wrist drawstrings to stop draughts getting in. The 'Outlast' insulation really does seem to stay just the right warmth well above or below the temperature range you'd normally expect and it doesn't get that sweaty either.
The gloves are a bit bulky, but less so than similarly warm gloves and the articulated fingers and neoprene knuckles provide surprisingly good feel and feedback. There's acres of soft towelling for nose wiping too. The price is high but not unreasonably so considering the performance.