The gloves are very comfortable with minimal but adequate padding. Problem is that they disintegrated. Completely shot in under 2.5 months and < 2000 miles. Holes in the palms, failed stitching between both thumbs and forefingers. Machine washed 3 times and used moderately hard (some chain grease, tire grit and sunscreen). Every other brand I've owned has been more durable.
Bottom LineNo, I would not recommend this to a friend