Alright guys here's the deal. I ordered it, when it arrived I was expecting to open the box to absolute shit. Through the wrap I could see the gloves and color through the wrapping and was pleasantly surprised because it looked good. As I looked at the stitching I knew what to expect, which was that it just really wasn't that great. Price: 149? No, I'd go top boxer and wait. But got it on sale and paid around 100$. Quality/materials: The quality of the materials is quite good, the leather itself is soft and I enjoy it very much, more so than the twins leather. The leather does feel sort of thin though. The stitching and how the glove is put together? Could be better, definitely not up to par some places the stitching is messed up maybe the logo isn't exactly placed correctly. But I have to say I've been using it for training the past month or so and it's held up pretty good. One month isn't a lot, so I guess I will need to update. Protection/padding: Here's the real kicker, I love the foam used on this glove. It has good feedback and it firm and protective. It's firmer than my twins for reference. And I can go quite hard on the bag, not 100% like topboxer gloves but it has the feedback I miss from my twins (which I use for sparring). Supplied laces: Forgot to add this, the supplied laces are not good they feel cheap but I still use them. not a big deal I'll just replace them when the time comes. The feel of the glove is what gets me, sure a lot of things could improve and I hope they do someday. But when I train with these gloves I just love the feel of them compared to my twins. I switch between these and my top boxers and I have a great time. Conclusion: I don't know what to say guys, you all hate everlast. My first gloves were everlast and I have fond memories of it. These gloves are not as bad as you make them out to be. Here's the deal, two people buy the different model honda sedans and you ask them both you'll get different responses. You don't have to argue via personal attacks in order to make your point. Don't stray from what is being discussed the fact is nobody here has owned the powerlocks yet if you haven't tried it yet you can't knock it, these are my experiences with these gloves. Maybe I got a good pair? I'm fairly new only been training a total of a year maybe I don't know any better but this is what I've experienced. Let's have a positive discussion about gear.