These gloves are tight. I've got some aftermarket titanium in both bones of my left forearm and really liked the way the wrist support in the Burton Impact Gloves protected that area. I didn't need to be favoring that arm while concentrating on the mountain and these gloves really did the trick. They were the only gear I bought at full price this year and was glad I did. The only drawback is that they were a little difficult to get on and off - but that just kept me from being the dude who dropped his cellphone off the lift.