These gloves protect hands only in the places where impact occurs so they stay fully flexible. Rubber pads on the back of the hands protect against knocks without creating stiffness. A waterproof liner between the outer and inner layers keeps hands dry and a thick fleece lining keeps hands warm. The PVC SureGrip palm patches provide excellent grip and are cushioned for comfort. The entire length of the thumb crotch features a tough Kevlar patch that extends the life of the glove in the highest-wear area. 2 in. neoprene cuffs allow for easy donning and extra cushioning at the wrist.