As with all the Velocio gloves I've tried thus far (WX, Alpha and now Zero+), one has to be riding to keep warm hands. Works on the bike, mostly, but not going to keep your hands warm on a walk if the temps drop much below 50˚ F. That said, good waterproofing, L-O-V-E the long gauntlet and no silly velcro straps, thank you! I mean, I like these gloves, but no glove does it all IMO, and I so one must have an arsenal to fulfill the task. And on the wet, wet, wet + cold days, best to leave the house with 2-3 pairs, because they all eventually wet-out. I live in the PacNW, and it RAINS here. As XL sizing goes these are on the smaller side of XL, which is better than being on the larger size. I can still fit a half-finger glove underneath when I need the extra padding on my palms.