This is the first glove I have ever owned, or seen (other than a full leather or equivalent where the entire glove is made out of high-grip material) , where the palm is made of the exact same very slippery nylon-like material as the back and has ZERO features for grip enhancement. No texture, no rubber, no dots, no nothing. it is like putting your hand up the sleeve of a nylon wind jacket and then trying to grip something. Works OK on rubber brake hoods, well enough on silicone bar tape, but water bottles are a challenge and anything metal, like a door knob or brake levers, is like trying to grab wet ice. Incomprehensible not to at least have a few rubber sections on the palm at this price. The glove has some good features - held up to steady rain, very pliable and dexterous, packs down really well onto a pocket, reasonably warm. Since it is intended to be taken off and on, perhaps multiple times on a ride, should also have large pull tabs, which it lacks. The other "positive" is that there seem to be few options other than heavier-weight skiing glove shells which do not pack down so well.