Well i went ahead and bit the bullet on these. Absolutely perfect for me. Wrist guard fits, though it seems to be somewhat stretched, so left the guards off for today. But as far as usefulness is concerned - awesome! Flip the mitten cover back any time you want to get the slope map out or whatever. As for warmth, best way i can describe it is a bed where the blanket is too warm, but without it its cold. Stick one leg out and you are at perfect temperature. Yeah thats what this glove is like.