Just got my gloves and I can say that for the price they are worth it. I will get all the use out of these as I can and need. I see no problem using them for just about everything when it comes to training, I would even use these in a cage or ring. There easy to put on, stay in place and very versital. Good for someone who needs a multi task glove and doesn't have a lot to spend or just needs an extra pair. I would recommend them to someone that is wondering about buying some.
Also I have heard a few complaints about these gloves so let me give you a few tips. The main thing you have to remember about any glove is it takes a little time to get use to them, heres how most problems are easy to deal with. Inbetween your fingers I can see how they can be harsh, just a little athletic tape and maybe gauze till you break them in.Also the lack of wrist padding and support, just get a set of hand wraps. Novice ones can support the palm and wrist if wrapped good. Pro ones can cover most of the hand and take care of the fingerwebbing and help with support. Just use both or too pairs of one kind. More wraps means you can also cover more of the knuckles as well so if you are a beginner try for some heavy padded and extra protective gloves, then try these out. If you know what your doing then you don't have to read this.
And at the time, the price was right. (Since increased by 4 bucks and then came down 2 bucks.) So I ordered them on 5/24/11 from Rose Sports through Amazon with free shipping on an order over $25, hoping to get the ones I wanted. And I did. These gloves are, in fact, exactly what I wanted, for the reasons I said before, and because they're made tough, made to last, support my wrist well - but not as good as a wrap, and fit my hands perfectly after breaking them in (size l/xl, palm size big, 4 3/4" x 4 1/2"). No wraps, too tight for wraps. They feel like they're part of my hand. That's what I wanted. They just feel right. Also, with the open palm, they don't get all wet with sweat. And so they don't stink later. The package (nice, zippered mesh, will keep both gloves in your possession, if you use it) says they're treated with something called "Ever Fresh." Anyway, they don't stink. That alone is worth the purchase. Also, all black, no white trim stuff or gaudy logos, i.e., they look good. Used them maybe ten times so far. No stink.
The end of the glove fingers do not quite cover my second knuckle when hitting with a fist. I'm fine with that. Reminds me to hit square, not at an angle with my second knuckle leading, and that's good IMO. If I do hit second knuckle first, it's not bad, just reminds me not to do it again real soon. True bag-gloves cover the second knuckle, both the ones with separate fingers or a single big pad, BUT then the ends stick out past your second knuckles like flaps. If you use them in the ring, you could scrape or poke your opponent, like in the eye... Might start a real fight. Not always a good thing. These gloves don't do that.
So, I highly recommend these gloves, with the caveat, that they send you the same ones they sent me - and if Amazon comes up with a stable price. (They are made in China, so maybe the problem is in the changing value of the US dollar vs. the Chinese yuan...
One more thing. ALL of these gloves, as tight and form-fitting as they are, would be easier to pull off if manufacturers added a couple small but strong cord loops at the end of the two middle fingers on the PALM side. Many half-finger motorcycle gloves have these unobtrusive loops to help pull the gloves off quickly. If you can't picture them in your mind, check them out at the motorcycle glove store. I sewed loops on my gloves using about an inch and a half parachute cord for each loop. Blackened with permanent marker. They work well.