I've been wearing the older model of Pearl Izumi's lobster gloves and can't say enough about them. I have chronically cold extremities and have trouble keep my hands warm even in 40 degree weather. These gloves are perfect for me because they allow me to have some dexterity, but not at the cost of warmth. Biking is not the only purpose I use these for - XC skiing, dog walking...you name it. The fleece on the glove it perfect for wiping snot-rockets...don't kid yourself - we all do this! I've had no problem washing them either. They're still in great condition and I;ve beat them up pretty good for over two years now.