I've had to stop putting on my cycling clothes in front of a mirror because I can't get over how stylish my hands look when I slip these on. Instead of going and riding, I just end up spending all morning taking these gloves off and on again.
If I do end up going and riding, I generally forget how great they look and instead marvel at their good grip, comfort level, and smartly placed strap under the wrist as opposed to on top (they seem to stay strapped better than other gloves).
But let's be honest. We buy cycling clothes to look amazing first and foremost.
i like the placement of the padding in these gloves. i think they nailed it. i find them very comfortable and relatively cool and breathable. They do not have pull rings between the fingers like some gloves, but i don't find that to be a problem.
The gloves are comfortable, lightweight, and very well made (first pair of gloves my wife hasn't had to sew up a finger after two weeks). The palm is well supported and nicely vented as is the backing. The padding is well placed and not too bulky. And the microfleece won't tear your nose up as you wipe up the snot. IMO, LG gloves run a little big so be sure to measure your palm at its widest. Overall, great job, LG, and great price BTD!
I've used them a few times for 2 hours or so rides. I found the position of the thumb padding somewhat awkward until I realized that they work well for times when I'm not on the hoods and I really didn't need the padding closer to the thumb when I'm riding on the hoods.