Got these gloves last year and I must say, they are the best protecting glove I've ever had. They are the DHer's dream glove. Granted the gloves are a little stiff at first, but after a few hours of riding, they really break in and feel like a part of your hand. The padding on the outside of them is stout! If you are looking for a glove that will protect you in the gnarliest wrecks, look no further.