I'm a huge fan of these. We recently began increasing our personal gym and as much as I love lifting weights, I hate what the metal does to my hands. I always seem to have calluses and not only are the uncomfortable, they get really rough and are not pleasant. These gloves have saved me from this. I wasn't sure what to think of the silicone padding but after trying them, I have to admit that I love them. They do a great job of protecting my hands from the rough bar that we have.