Bought these for surfing after a few people recommended against 5-finger gloves (fingers tend to get too cold). I don't have great circulation in my hands, so these seemed like a good idea. The tread on the palms and fingers seem great, though I will say compared to other gloves I've tried on, these are the most difficult to get on. Getting the first glove on was easy, but getting that second glove on was extremely difficult. I managed using my teeth. If you surf with a buddy, then maybe he/she can help you out. That said, once they're on, they feel great and I didn't get any water leaking inside. I didn't notice a problem with the inside seams being uncomfortable, but perhaps it just varies from glove to glove? I also have small hands, so a lot of other brands' size Small were too big for me. The XS fits great.