If you are not concerned with quality and durability these are gloves for you. After a weeks use they show considerable wear and I have lost all confidence that they will last a month, I am going to try to return then to the store I got them from. The leather on the palms is ok, the sides of the gloves and the upper is clearly made on a non-leather synthetic material that wears the uncover a white backing fabric (cotton i think) it must be vinyl. I consider that I have given them normal use, scrape snow out of bindings and minimal hand-drags. My Dakine Cobras lasted 2 and a half seasons, I seriously would not recommend these gloves to any serious rider.