These gloves are great. Light, durable, and comfortable. Had been using Novara gloves previously in the summer and they were way too warm. The padding on the palm is minimal but is still good. I wouldnt wear these gloves if you were going into some single track with heavy brush lining the trail, the padding on the back hand is nonexistent. Ordered the same size that I normally would with any other gloves. Fits "like a glove"!