Ok, so I'll admit it.... I bought these gloves because I thought they looked cool. Sure, I needed a pair of lightweight wind resistant gloves for hiking, but with all the options out there, and my expectation that most of them would perform well, I let it come down to style. I was not disappointed. upon arrival, I was surprised that these gloves look even better in person... that dosen't happen too often in my experience.
The gloves are pretty comfortable. mine are just a bit on the snug side, but my hand comes in right at the top of the medium, so I expected that, and that's the fit I was aiming for anyway. The zippers allow for easy entry, and though they are a bit hard to unzip, even with the snug fit, I can slip the gloves off without unzipping, so I'm not knocking points for that... I can't see how they could have designed it to unzip easily, it's just like a law of nature.
The palm is where these gloves really shine. the leather is soft and comforms well to the contrours of my hand. I am used to the function of law enforcement type search gloves, which are light, thin, and have good tactile transmission. these fall right in that comfort and usability range, with the addition of windstopper.... though these have no cut or puncture resistant material, so I would proably not frisk a crack head with them.
overall, I suspect these will quickly become my goto gloves. They have function enough to get the job done and style enough that I'd be proud to wear them anywhere.