Better than having a buddy along for your ride, because a buddy doesn't keep your hands from being turned into ground beef when you take a digger. The Pearl Izumi Divide Glove protects your hand without overheating it with a tough synthetic leather palm, gel padding, and breathable Airprene inserts.
Weaknesses: They wore quickly and did not last a full year.
I really like the gloves because of their fit and light weight for riding in hot weather. They have just the right amount of palm padding for me which is very little. However, the thumb and index finger material is shredding and bunching up from working the shifter and I expect the thumb to be worn all the way thru very soon.