I wasn't sure I was going to get on with these, but I added 10kg to my deadlifts immediately!
Normally by the final set on pull downs and deadlifts I'm focusing on my grip not the exercise - not any more!
They are well padded and are very comfortable, and work equally well for push or pull exercises.
I should add I have never used straps so this is a straight swap for my normal gloves.
My sole criticism - and the reason for 4 rather than 5 stars, is that the entire strap is (very well stiched) leather, but it does make the palm of my hands sweat, it would be nice if the palm area was more absorbent.
I might try purchasing a pair of the original Versa Gripps from the States and see how they compare, but these are undoubtedly very well made and definately work - I won't be returning to gloves!