I grabbed a pair of these a few weeks ago, since my everlast high performance training gloves weren't cutting it, especially for bag work. I ordered a pair of them in large and i chose the red/white colored ones. They arrived about 5 days later. My first impression was that these were some nice quality gloves. The leather is obviously of good quality, you can tell by the smell and feel. It's soft, but not too soft...the leather feels just right. The gloves are also fairly heavy, i'm going to guess atleast 16 oz. maybe 18 oz. The fit of the gloves is awesome, the d-ring allows you to tighten them plenty so you get good wrist support. The knuckle area fits nicely too, it is very easy to make a fist in these...and they aren't even broken in. The gel lining is one step above from anything i've tried, it's a very soft and smooth material (feels like the fabric that gel mouse pads are made out of). It seems to stay cool even when i'm sweating alot. It also seems to add a little cushion to the gloves for an even better feel. The knuckle protection is like no other, it looks to be atleast 2 inches thick...maybe 2.5+. The padding is not hard, but also not soft. It has a nice feel and absorbs shock very nicely. Even when i hit my old 100lb bag which is very hard from the compacted sand at the bottom, i can barely feel any shock on my knuckles/hands/wrists. Out of all the pairs of gloves i've tried, these keep your knuckles protected better than any of them. It's hard to hurt your knuckles in these actually, unless you don't hit the bag properly. The thumb is also attached nice and snug to the main knuckle area so you don't get any thumb injuries. The thumb is very well protected by padding too, this is one of the main features i noticed on the glove. My only complaint is that the wrist protection could be a tiny bit better. If you don't punch properly you can hurt your wrist, although this is true with any gloves. You should be wrapping your hands anyways. The velcro also wraps around a little too far, causing some excess strap to hang over, it isn't a big deal though. I'm sure you could cut them a little shorter if you wanted too, but i personally don't want to take a chance on ruining them. The bottom line is, if your looking for a bag glove that provides some serious protection this is it. I have had alot of hand injuries so this glove does the job well. The knuckle protection can not be touched from what i've seen. I'd also recommend ordering them in large as the knuckle area is even a little snug in large.