Rated 5 out of 5 by 2reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by MikeM Comfortable and Sturdy These gloves are comfortable and they can handle any job. April 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyGoatroach Excellent Fit I've been looking for a place to review these gloves (they aren't listed on Amazon). I bought them at a hardware store here in Illinois, and they are fantastic! You really should try any sort of clothes on in person before ordering online to be sure they fit you, and with any mass-produced clothes, try on several of the same product, because cuts are often off a bit, even if by 0.25mm, and one will fit ever so slightly better than another of the same make, model, and size. However, STIHL does a fantastic job at quality control from what I've observed, so if one pair fits you, the others are pretty likely to be just as good. Now, for some things that stand out about these excellent gloves:First and foremost, they fit near perfectly (my hands are large, with fingers longer than most gloves have). I was frustrated that most gloves labeled "Large" have stubby 2" fingers. These STIHL gloves are meant for a healthy, large, male hand like mine, NOT chubby hands with stub fingers.Secondly, for the level of protection these gloves provide, they amazingly retain near full dexterity! The only gloves I've used that are more dexterous are surgical gloves. The STIHL Outdoor PRO Gloves are nimble enough to pick up coins, tie shoelaces, handle tiny screws, and manipulate nearly all manner of small objects. This is a huge benefit when working in hazardous areas/terrain where it's ideal to keep your gloves on.Thirdly, though these gloves are a bit pricey compared to their lighter cousins, the impact plates (some kind of silicone or rubber) are placed in key spots where you really don't want stuff to hit your hand (like a 2x4 or scaffold rails). I do wish the padding was a bit more extensive, such as on the knuckles, thumb, and over the finger nails, but it's still very nice. Even the STIHL text on the top of the wrist has impact plates. The palm has excellent padding, thick enough to protect, but thin enough to remain dexterous.Final thoughts: The synthetic leather holds up very well, has decent grip, but isn't too grippy like some of those gecko-fingered gloves I've seen. The nylon fabric that holds the glove together is sturdy, flexible, breaths well, and does a great job at wicking sweat away. The gloves are warm enough to use in cool weather (around 35-40°F), but cool enough to use in warm weather (70-80°F). I like these gloves so much, I actually wear them everyday, even when out and about. They pass for excellent driving gloves, as well as hiking gloves. I'm not sure how they'd do for rock climbing, though, since I don't do that outdoor activity. The overall muted colors work well with many daily outfits, so these gloves I'd rate as excellent general purpose protective gloves. I will buy them again soon, just in case if they are discontinued by the time my current pair finally expires. February 28, 2016