I've owned these gloves for about a year now and they are EXTREMELY comfortable. They're not waterproof but you shouldn't be buying gloves like this if you need something waterproof anyway. The leather is durable and well put-together and it vents air fairly well. By that I also mean that the protection from the cold is practically non-existent; your hands will freeze if riding in cold weather. My only real gripe about these gloves is the fact that the velcro doesn't stay fastened and that worries me as to how well they'll hold up in a crash. I often have to re-do the velcro at stoplights.