Got a set of these today, in the white/orange. They seem to be super sweet, fit true (XL, I have big hands. A little tight but I think they'll wear in just right) and the feel of the wool is awesome. As other reviews have noted, dexterity is amazing- I'm drinking from a crystal wine glass effortlessly with them on right now.
The orange is actually has a touch more brown/gold in it than they look like in the pictures here. IMO they look better IRL than in the pics.
Without having used them yet, they seem like an excellent glove. For $140, competition with these gloves is very steep. There are excellent choices from First Ascent, MH, BD, OR, etc, I'm hoping these Stoics live up to that price- but I'll bet you can get them on sale here or at S&C for quite a bit less.
-I do wish the gauntlet bit went further up my arm- I'd say its on the smaller/mediumish size of the 'gauntlet' class.
-No dummy straps or loops, which is kinda lame.
-There is a 2 stage cinch strap system, which you can just barely see in the stock photos. One cinch is where you'd expect, at the very base of the gauntlet. The other does a boa-wrap kinda thing further towards your wrist. I don't know why they don't advertise this, its a really great feature.
I will update when I use them to destroy some of this La Nina, however S&C sent me TWO RIGHT GLOVES, so I'll have to wait until they can fix that little boo-boo which I'm sure will be soon.