I purchased a pair of the kangaroo palm Held gloves a few years back. They have been far and away the best gloves I have ever owned. They beat the other brands I have tried (Alpinestars, Olympia, Dainese) hands down. They have also held up incredibly well. I just purchased my second pair, but they were very hard to find. I had to go back to Scuderia West in San Francisco where I purchased the firsst pair. Hopefully the new distributor will make them easier to find here in SoCal.