They felt awesome. I just need to get back to that dealer.Check out Held gloves. I bought a pair of the "Steve" model at Ducati Day Daytona and really like them. About $120 at Motobritalia. Protective padding in the backs of the fingers and hand, kangaroo hide palms, skid rivets backed w/Kevlar on the heel of the palm and extra padding on the outside of the wrist. The gauntlet is long enough and large enough to go over my leather or textile jacket sleeves and there's an adjustable strap on the wrist. Money well spent, I think.