I'd been using a pair of half-finger, heavily-padded gloves from Bell for maybe 10 years. Just got a new bike and decided I could upgrade a few other things as well. I used the sizing chart, ordered a Medium in "sand". They were very snug when I first tried them on, but as another reviewer mentioned, they broke in nicely. For a full fingered glove, I'm extremely impressed with how breathable the mesh is over the top of my hand. Especially if my index and middle finger are over the brake lever, air comes through very easily, cools you down. You wouldn't think this to be the case by looking at it. The dexterity is excellent, you can easily use tools and make adjustments to the bike without removing the gloves. The padding is just about perfect. There's a large rigid pad to protect your pinky and ring finger knuckles. It took a little while for me to not notice it while riding, sometimes I can feel its edges against my hand, but it's no issue. As others have mentioned, the workmanship and the materials used are exceptional. Very happy with the purchase. There are many cheaper gloves to buy, but.. they're cheap. You get what you pay for and this is an excellent glove.