The guide gloves are outstanding. I have been using them at -20C and they are warm, my hands do not sweat in them and the leather does not stiffen or crack in the cold. I could not be happier
I will say I was somewhat skeptical at first, as I have a draw full of gloves that were supposed to be the bee's knee's for warmth, water-resistant and durable. After more than 20 years of hunting and soldiering, I was still on the hunt for the all-round winter glove. Fleece lined elk or deer skin gloves are quite good but you loose a great deal of dexterity with them. About two years ago I went back to leather mittens (Nikwaxed) with a wool liner which are great for the intense cold and a pair of Helly Hansen liners for the need of something for working with, having the dexterity required to manipulate a pack or your rifle. I will still need these for the intense cold (-30 and below) but for the temperatures I have right now, from 0 to -20 the Kuiu guide glove is the king of mountain.
To any that are sitting on the fence, these gloves will surpass your expectations.
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For me they work perfect as a glove that I can hike in when I need a little warmth on my hand. Anything more and my hands start to sweat, so for that use they are perfect. I should have specified that in my post earlier...still would like to see a colder version glove that we can use for glassing.
Reference the Guide Gloves, at -20 Celsius these gloves are great for active use, warm and tactile. If I where in a blind or stand, I would not use them at -20. But any time that I am moving they are great. I always keep my wool and leather mittens in my jacket or pack pocket.
And of course, these gloves will work different for everyone, as we all have different uses and different levels of cold we can endure.
Last year I was wearing the old guide gloves (I seem to recall reading the new ones are better) in about -16C and like Angus says, while I was moving, they were great. But if I sat for any length of time I started to feel the cold. A little bit.