Alpinestars designed its Gravity Shorts to be tough enough to stand up to the toughest riding that you can throw at them. The byrly construction can handle serious diggers, and the ripstop back panel won't leave your ass in the wind while you ride lifts. The Gravity has a soft side, too. Strategically-placed mesh and stretch panels and vents keep you cool and won't limit your range of motion.
Strengths: Lightweight, fit true to size, thumb sweat wipe.
These are a good thin glove for summer riding. I really like having the soft fabric on the back of the thumb for a sweat wipe as I sweat a lot when it's hot out. The only downside to the thin gloves is the leather on the palms are already showing major signs of wear after 3 months of riding 1-2 times per week. I expect these to last through this summer and maybe for a little bit next year too. Will up date as they wear even though now I have another pair to rotate with for the rest of the riding season.