I'm not really a person for gloves and hats, I find them restrictive, but sometimes you need something if you're out for a run or a walk. Thick gloves are too clumsy and I get too hot in them, so these are great to just act as a bit of a barrier against the wind. They're not waterproof or anything, but they do seem to dry quickly enough if you get them a bit damp. Due to how thin they are you also have the advantage of pretty much still being able to use a phone/ipod/camera without taking them off all the time.
For the price they're great and spending any more would be overkill for what I'd use them for, but they're great to have with me.