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on 11 April 2013
The gloves seem well made and look smart, although I've only been using them for a matter of weeks rather than months, so I don't know how they will stand the test of time. I purchased size 'medium'. I have small hands for a male, and the gloves are quite a tight fit, so err on the larger size when ordering. The padding is good on the palms. If I had to be critical, I would say that the long strap should have been tailored to naturally spiral up the wrist at a slight angle when fastening so as to provide better (higher) wrist support when fastened. This is only a very minor niggle though and the straps can be fastened with the first velcro to achieve a reasonable fit if a highish area of support is required. Otherwise, the wrist straps are very good. I'm very satisfied with my purchase and, subject to 'the test of time', will buy these again when my current pair need replacing.
UPDATE: Well it's coming up to a year since I bought the gloves and their looking very tatty on the palms now and need replacing. I only weight-train twice a week, and I'm more of a 'pumping polystyrene' bloke than 'pumping iron' one, so they have had a relatively easy time for a product of this sought. The straps were useful as I'd broken my wrists prior to getting the gloves, and I wanted some wrist support whilst getting back into the swing of things. I won't be seeking replacements with wrists straps on though, as I think it's probably better for wrist strength not to have straps, albeit you don't have to bind them tight on your wrists if you don't want to.