over the past couple of years, i had 1 pair of mitts (rarely used) and 2 pairs of burton gloves. the gloves are really warm and keeps the hands dry (even in wet conditions) but they all fall apart after a season. i'm not that hard on the gloves but the quality just isnt there. i would recommend getting their AK gloves if you are going to get a pair from burton. no problems with durability on the palms of the gloves, they just falls apart at the seams.