I was hesitant to purchase these gloves due to the negative reviews however they had an awesome sale and wanted to try them anyway (especially with Eddie Bauer's awesome return policy). I AM SO GLAD THAT I DID! I live in Montana and it's cold so I wanted a great glove that I could take pictures while doing outdoor sports. The touch screen fingers worked amazing and they were so warm! We went snowshoed up to a peak in Glacier Park and my fingers were warm and dry...5 stars for sure. I don't know why the other reviews we so bad.