Performs as indicated. This is a great alternative to gloves. My hands don’t get sweaty, it is helping me avoid the pinching that I would normally have at the base of my fingers if I didn’t use any gloves.
As an added feature, it allows me to quickly go from a set of weights to a cardio machine and actually use the palm HR sensors without having to fight to remove a pair of gloves.
I wouldn’t have thought so, but the extra padding does help to lift a bit more weight.
The shape is rectangular and I like to use them so the long side curls around the grip of the weights, they could actually be a little bit wider in the narrow direction…then I would use them in the other orientation…I would like a little more coverage (mostly because I wouldn’t have to line them up as carefully–but my hands are a little on the large side).
The ones that I have are the “firm” pads. They appear that they will be at least as durable as gloves, two weeks of use has not shown any signs of wear. I am hoping to try a pair of the “foam” ones next.
By Timothy (MADISON, WI, United States)