After destroying my last pair of gloves (Collins RS4's) in an off it was time to pick up a new pair of gloves. After looking around for a bit and based on some recommendations from freinds I ended up laying out the cash on a pair of Alpinestars GP Plus gloves in Blue/Black/White. They are a summer race style glove that are well ventilated via the knuckle protector and the vented leather area over the back of the hand. Ultimate protection is yet to be tested(touch wood :wink: ) but the gloves feature hard plastic knuckle protection and also some rubber/plastic pads on top of the thumb and under the palm of the hand below the little finger. The little and index fingers also have a bridge of leather keep them together to prevent damage to the little finger in an accident. The palm has a suede panel to provide better grip on the bars and of course being a race style gauntlet they have the usual velcro closure above and below the wrist. As for fit it's pretty common knowledge that Alpinstars make their gloves pretty small, I am a large in most gloves but am an XL in these. That being said even the XL is a tight fit for me...of course gloves do stretch and I kept that it mind when I bought them, with a few more k's they should be perfect. Also bear in mind these are a summer type of glove...I prefer this type of glove for the better feel and control however they are NOT going to keep your hands warm. The only downside I have had so far is that one of my gloves had a bad seam that had come unstitched, which while a bit dissapointing can happen with mass produced items. I purchased my gloves from the US so it was more economical to get them fixed here rather than send them back...so for the princely sum of $12 I had them repaired here and i couldn't be happier. Overall I would give these gloves 2 thumbs up!