Rating: 5 / 5
I entirely agree with the previous reviewers: Patagonia capilene glove liners work great as my main gloves and can be supplemented with an outter weather proof / resistant and insulated glove for wet weather or extreme cold or 3/4 trekking or sailing gloves for durability and functionality in better weather.
The trekking gloves shown below weigh 1 oz. per pair (.5 oz. each) and have leather palm and finger pads for gripping. Outters are synthetic breathable material for sun screen and hand protection. I believe I picked up these 3/4 trekking gloves at REI.
The blue glove liners in the photo are like the Patagonia capilene, but they are not because I misplaced my Patagonias. The liners in the picture are generic polypro since we always keep a few around for visitors or to leave in the car in case we ever get stuck in the cold.
A waterproof and insulated glove (2.5 oz each in this case) fits on over the 3/4 glove and capilene liner for snow, rain, colder weather:
Sturdy vinyl gloves, 1 oz. per pair, can be used for waterproofing as well, for short storms, digging in snow, or other uses where they will not suffocate the hand or get too sweaty:
They can even be used with a plastic grocery bag (bag weighs .5 oz. or less if not cut down) for waterproofing hands. The bag is also for trash and to cover a sooted pot, when cool. Here they are with the bag and with Drop Stoppers holding a trekking pole:
For sailing or wet conditions in above freezing temperatures we used to use West Marine 3/4 sailing gloves over the Patagonia capilene liners, a size bigger than for bare hands if necessary. Sailing gloves are designed to be water repellant, to drain and to dry well.
That system worked to keep hands warm in all weather conditions above freezing, and when wet from spray or deck wash in heavy, cold winds. Even when wet that system allowed control of lines, tackle, and ability to pick things up and use fingers easily.
I have been using the Patagonia capilene glove liners for sailing, and then for camping, for a long time now. The design appears to have gone through some changes, but not much since I first got a pair years ago. I use them as my main glove, weighing 1 oz. a pair. I have also used them as pot handle holders w/o melting or burning them (knock on wood). They never wear out, I just misplace or lose them.
For weight, durability, and usefulness/ functionality they are a 5 IMO and they are always in my pack if there is any chance of cold air temps or moisture.
This is the system I am using for now, until the possum down gloves are back in stock. I pray to the Gear God they will be back ... even soon.