I wear them walking in the rain, camp cooking in the rain, chopping mega-weeds in the rain, piloting a boat in the rain (or even just wind), and groping in underwater silt for hours cleaning up debris. The layering is thick enough for warmth but not too thick to affect touch and dexterity. Rubber-like dots on the working surface give traction even on our tugboat’s stainless steel “destroyer wheel.” It takes a while to rinse dirt out of SealSkinz, but that is their only flaw. Some suppliers have a gauntlet form that reaches almost to the elbow.
[Please see the more recently-reviewed Glacier Gloves.]