These gloves are great for everyday use, but still smart enough for competitions. They were quite tight when I first used them, but over time they gave a bit. The sizing comes up quite small, so I’d recommend ordering one size larger than normal. They aren’t bulky, offer good grip and were comfortable to wear. They also did a great job of keeping my hands warm in cold weather without making me hot in the summer. Despite being very expensive, there are extra technical elements to the material – the silky inner layer kept my hands warm and improved my circulation, without the bulk of a thicker glove, so my feel on the reins was much better.