Firm grip: Worked out with these for the first time the other day and they worked great! Kept my hands from sweating because you can take them off right after your lift, provided great grip against the bar and did not have me worried doing heavy bench. Would definitely get another pair after these get worn down. Only downside is they smell like rubber but does that really matter when your working out and smelling? Don’t think so. Great product would highly recommend to anyone who uses gloves or doesn’t have very good grip!