I have to wonder what other kind of glove that folks are using in these reviews that they think are warmer than these. These gloves are not too heavy, but for the weight they are very warm. The upper fabric is pretty tough and does not breath well. This is noticeable. The lowers are beefy and padded (not too many like that these days). That said, for the warmer days I'd go for the Index Air, or the 100% Celium (my choice). However, for days when the temps are 70s or less, I like the protection these give. I both appreciate the palm padding and the knuckle padding. Recently in Park City, my right hand made good contact with a tree at speed (damn those pesky wide bars). The pinky and ring knuckles were OK. It tweaked my shoulder and I didn't even notice till later. If it weren't for the padding in the knuckle I'm sure I would have been even more hurt. That said, I have two seasons on the gloves and they're wearing very well.