Cheers Keithy. I've now had two pairs of Joe Rocket GPX gloves. They're full leather Summer kit with nasty big plastic Grobby-style mirror removers on the knuckles. Here's what I like about 'em: - The price is good for a full leather brand name glove: $130 a pair IIRC. - The ventilation is effective - spread your fingers and there's holes between them that let a nice amount of air through. - The fit is beaut for me. - Protection has proven effective in the few times I've had them down the road. They haven't torn or split in a fall - in fact a 120kmh highside left them only slightly scuffed. - Single wrist strap and double cuff straps anchor them on your hand nice and tight - and the double cuff bit expands or contracts to go over all my jacket sleeves - or under them, if I get caught in the rain. - Being nice and thin and well fitted, the feel through to the levers is fantastic. - They look a bit badass and darth-vadery in black. Here's what I don't like: Both pairs have lasted almost exactly one year. I buy them one summer, and when it comes around the next year, both gloves seem to start disintegrating at once. The seams themselves are fine, but the leather around them slowly tears, leaving holes around the palm, around the wrist and even side-exit slits for my fingers so I can get a good nose pick happening. The little plastic covers on the foam side-armour start breaking off. This may be due to the occasional drenching they get when I get caught in the rain, or the internal sweat drenching they get on trackdays, but I find it interesting that 12 months seems to be their destructo-limit. And the way they fall to bits means they're not even very useful as spares. Granted, they get worn pretty much every day, but that's what they're built for, right? And I do get into 'em with the beeswax leather care stuff from time to time. I think I'll go for something else next time.