I have needed to replace my riding gloves for quite some time now. Since I lost my last 'nice' pair I've been wearing some work gloves. I was quite apprehensive about ordering gloves online due to sizing issues but I simply couldn't find a pair I liked. Well, along comes some cold weather and I needed a jacket so I started shopping. I love Alpinestars gear. The quality is very good. These gloves have a beautiful look and are built bomber tough. While not being 'technical' gloves they offer a great deal of protection for the whole hand. I am not a skinny guy, and I don't have long elegant fingers. I bought size large and was afraid of them being to small. When I first put them on I thought they might turn my hands blue. Ok, maybe they did for a week or two. how ever I knew I could not go any longer on the fingers. Well, attack a few weeks before the gloves became my own. Now I think I may have the best gloves I have ever owned. I am an avid snow skier and have lived on mountain. I have owned many gloves for many uses. These gloves fit, well like a glove. The finish is wonderful. The look is tough yet refined. I might not want to perform surgery in these gloves but I want to go riding sometimes just to wear my gloves. I have only had them a month, so I can't truly attain to the durability, however they feel as rugged as my Alpinstar leather jacket which will last me a lifetime. I truly feel that baring the curse of the gloves these will last forever.
I've owned these gloves for 4 years and absolutely love them. The durability is great, and the only reason I will replace them now is because weather and the sun have bleached out some of the color. For those of you who love that vintage look, you'd love the look of my current pair!