Bought my first pair in Nov 2009 and have been using them up till Jun 2011! at around 200kms per week that a lot of use for a set of gloves. Ive just got a new pair and used them for two days riding the cobbles of Belgium, again they were up to the task. They are light, with the right amount of padding. They are difficult to get off but thats not really an issue. I highly recommend these gloves.