I recently purchased a pair of these gloves to replace my now-discontinued Novara gloves. While these gloves are well made, I found that the thumb was a bit short, and, as a result, the thumb crotch area felt as if it might tear when I opened up my palm. If you have larger palms/shorter thumbs...these are great gloves. For longer-fingered riders with smaller palm, I'd keep looking. 3 stars: good glove, odd fit.