These gloves are expensive, but worth the price if you have to ride in the rain a lot. There's not much insulation, but with a pair of liner gloves, your hands will be both warm AND dry no matter how far you have to ride in the rain.
Before I purchased these gloves I spent a couple days reading the literature on OutDry, Gore-Tex, and other fabrics that claimed to be waterproof. Gore-Tex and most other supposedly waterproof fabrics have a serious defect. After an hour or two of heavy exposure to water, they will 'wet-out'. Getting an hour of waterproofing is great, but getting soaked in the 2nd to 3rd hour is horrible. Gore-Tex clothing simply cannot sustain heavy and persistent soaking. Same goes for most other supposedly waterproof fabrics. OutDry is different. It does not soak-through like Gore-Tex or these other products. Check the Amazon reviews for these Pearl Izumi gloves, and you will find consensus about these gloves being truly waterproof. I tested these gloves myself, submerging them in water for a couple hours, and there was no moisture bleed-through into the interior of the glove. I've also used these gloves in recent heavy rains without any problem. If there is any fault to the OutDry fabric, I have not discovered or read about it yet. Not many clothing vendors are using OutDry fabric. It's new to the market. Pearl Izumi put it into their gloves. Columbia Sportswear has put it into their jackets. Next I'm hoping for shoes made with OutDry fabric.
I have always loved Pearl Izumi products and for a good reason, simply put, they make high quality gloves and they perform as such. These gloves are perfect for a cool, wet fall or early spring rides but can be a bit chilly when temps drop under 30 degrees or so. I use a Merino wool liner glove when it gets under freezing and this works well for me. Keep in mind you should allow a little extra room for liner gloves, I can use a medium in these but but purchased a Large for this reason. The newer design is a improvement and I should because I own and use both. I would not recommend them to people who have a chronic problem with cold hands and fingers. They are also a little warm for temps above 60 degrees but that's to be expected. Overall these are my go to gloves for 70% of my Pacific Northwest riding needs. I love them and you will too! Cheers and may the wind always be at your back...)
I've tried so many different types of supposedly waterproof gloves for fallwinter commuting, all with problems - until these WxB gloves. They're the perfect combination of actually-waterproof, actually-windproof, and actually-breathable. Their ultimate test riding home in an absolute downpour last night, my hands stayed completely dry and comfortable. They were expensive, but not nearly as expensive as buying new gloves every fall and being disappointed with them - I have a feeling I'll be keeping these a long time.