Just returned from 4 days at Winter Park, here is my take on FTP short cuff gloves:
I purchased the optional wrist straps which came in very handy skiing with my 12y/o son. I was in and out of the gloves several times per day to take video of him and the straps were very helpful for this purpose. The leashes/straps could have been a bit beefier but other than that they worked as intended.
My hand measured 9 ¼", the large fit well but if your hand is any bigger than 9 ¼", go for the XL.
Under sunny skies temps ranged from -9f to 40f at the base. My hands were never too cold or too hot. On top of Panoramic with winds near 30MPH and temps in the teens, the gloves performed very well.
The leather is very nice and very supple, easy to make a fist and grip poles.
As stated above the stretch material on the back seems very durable.
After 4 days I didn't really notice the insulation packing out.
The cuff is a good length and covers the veins on the underside of wrist well, which i believe aided in the performance of the gloves.
The cuff is cumbersome; it's a bit tough to grab the leather/velcro strap with both gloves on. Once you have one hand free, the cuff strap is easier to manage with the bare hand.
I wore the cuffs over my shell jacket cuffs but had to tighten them very meticulously to get the glove's cuff over the the jacket. It took more fuss that i would lave liked to manage the operation of the cuffs.
I really liked these gloves, the fit, warmth and quality are all 5/5. the cuff design gets 2.5/5 but will not prevent me from buying these gloves for my wife and son. These gloves are an excellent value and the customer service was excellent as well. As soon as FTP launches their cycling gloves I will buy a pair. Buy and use these gloves with confidence knowing you got great value and supported a great little business right here in the U.S.