These were for my son for Christmas. He loves them, repeatedly says how nice they are! They are very nice quality, heavy duty but soft/comfortable and not too bulky. I like the extra protection over the knuckles and some extra padding in the palm.
I am what you would consider an average homeowner, not a 'tool guy'. I have used these gloves for routine household maintenance, driving when the weather is colder, and handling garden and power tools. I thought I bought the ultimate pair of gloves until I noticed not too long ago that the material had worn down on the index finger. My finger pokes through. I probably have a few more uses for this pair before I have to buy another. Moreover when I was in Sears lately, their $9.99 Black Friday specials felt a lot more comfortable and soft inside. With these 'Heavy Ultility' gloves, I can feel the seams on the inside and the material is a somewhat more coarse. The redeeming qualities: the protection on the back side of the hand and the rubberized protection on the back of the fingers. "Looks" tough, but really needs beefing up in some areas and softer material for comfort on the inside.
These are great gloves very versatile protection against tough jobs to yard work! They fit perfectly snug but comfortable... I would definitely recommend to anyone asking!!!