The padding seems designed for holding on to straight bars rather than drops. The only time it felt comfortable was when climbing a hill with my hands on top near the center. Gloves also feel heavy. They're probably very nice for a mountain bike, but I think the description should indicate this.
Very happy with these gloves. I intentionally chose the XL size and this worked out well. Each time I put them on they are a tad loose but after riding in the heat of Texas they fit fine. They are comfortable and look good.
These lasted about three months, before some of the stitching started to pull out. I sent them back to Pearl Izumi for warranty replacement, and was sent long fingered Cyclone gel gloves as a replacement. I live in Texas, which means I wear long fingered gloves like... never? Rather than waste more of my time, I'm keeping the replacement gloves to use when riding my motorcycle, and won't buy PI gloves again. Lifetime warranties are only as good as they are executed...
If your number one priority is visibility for safety, try out the Pearl Izumi Men's Select Glove in screaming yellow. Without question, my hand signals are very apparent. And I was pleasantly surprised about its other qualities. The snug fit (at least for me) was comfortable. In summer, I bike in hot and humid conditions yet there is sufficient aeration to keep my hands dry. And these gloves allow a flexible, firm and comfortable grip. I could ask for no more. In other reviews, some folks mentioned that the gloves are difficult to take off. I simply pull them off from the wrist . Of course, this leaves them inside out, but it is easy to invert them. Thanks to WesterBikeWorks, who offered these gloves at a sale price that made them an easy choice.
They were on sale so I added them to my collection of bike gloves. I was anxious to try them after seeing all the negative reviews about the under wrist closure. For me, they are very comfortable. I really like the fact that when wiping my face and mouth the closure is out of the way on bottom and not scratching my face. I will now only buy gloves with this new under the wrist closure.
You can't go wrong with these. My last pair finally wore out after many years of complete abuse, so I treated myself to a new pair. These fit and feel great and I love the color selection. Don't waste your money on a cheap pair. For just a couple of dollars more you get these Pearls.