Break-in time for the Latitudes is approximately zero. Thanks in part to pre-curved palms and expansion panels on fingers 3, 4 and 5, they're comfy right from the get-go but don't stretch and get floppy after extended use. They're cool enough to be suitable for hot summer rides, warm enough to keep your digits cozy until the temps start dipping into the forties. And tough? In addition to using them on a daily basis, Senior Editor Dean wore them on his Alaska adventure (CW October, 2011), subjecting them to a week's worth of rain, high-speed gravel bombardments and countless submersions in thick mud; but after a quick hand-wash with mild soap and water, the gloves still look and feel almost like new, with nary a loose stitch or separated seam.