I've owned many brands of gloves from companies you would recognize. The High Racer glove is by far the most protective and comfortable gloves I've ever owned. The fit is great my thumbs on many other gloves are jammed and tight. Which is no good on long 8 to 12 hour rides. Now my new Racers gloves I've only wore once yesterday on a eight hour ride through the mountains of N.C. and N.Ga. My thumbs felt great as did the rest of my fingers and hands. I'm a GoldWing rider that tours much wearing full riding leather and an Helite air vest. I believe in protective gear. I wish I would have discovered Racer gloves sooner.