This glove has been put through it's paces and doesn't need any wearing in due to the goat skin leather which feels soft straight away. Opening car doors with keys, tying boot laces or even writing is no problem for the Rab Guide glove. These are tough and durable even after several ski touring or alpine climbing trips with tools. Water resistant leather and an Event membrane keeps the moisture out and there is a fleece pile lining on the back of the hand to provide extra warmth. Leather reinforcement on the cuff, back of the hands and over critical seams makes sure this glove is built to last and be a true work horse through the winter months.