I've had the same Gold's Gym gloves for awhile now, so I was jazzed up to try some new ones out. Never tried ones that leave your hands exposed so I was curious how they would work and feel. The grip is good but doesn't seem as good as the ones I was using that fully enclose your hands except the fingertips. One thing I did notice was that when lifting weights and using machines, the straps on the wrist kept coming undone but not fully. They would just start to loosen a little but never fully came undone or made the gloves themselves loose, could just feel the glove overall loosen a little. Overall, not a bald glove to use, and I will keep testing them out. One last thing I really love is how easy they are to put on and secure around the wrist. My old ones, you have to wrap on the wrist while keeping the glove tight and it's sometimes a pain, so this was a nice convenience of just wrapping on the wrist with these gloves and good to go.