I purchased these to replace some Specialized BG gel gloves that had served well for 9000 miles but were getting pretty thin from repeated washings and wear. They fit well, are comfortable, light weight and cool. The padding on the median nerve (thumb side - makes thumb and index finger numb if compressed) is fine. Unfortunately, it doesn't work so well for my ulnar nerve (pinky side) and I have had more numbness than with the several pairs of gloves from Specialized. Note, I have thin handlebar tape, on better padded bars, they may be fine.