I got the Couloir glove after I had a problem with the Southback gloves I bought from OR. The Southbacks failed only after a couple of days of use. One of the little plastic pieces that holds the ends of the elastics that run through the cuff of the gauntlet and which is meant to be pulled to tighten the gauntlet broke off when I pulled on it. OR gave me a refund on the Southbacks and I got the Couloirs. Now, after only after a few days of use, the Couloirs seem to have wear/a small rip on the area where the soft material on the thumb meets the heavier material. Check out my picture. The Couloirs aren't going to hold up, I fear. This happened after no more than 5 uses. Now I'm thinking it's time to invest in a pair of Hestras. Just to be clear, OR makes great products; I have a whiteroom jacket and the off-chute pants. Couldn't be happier with those. The gloves aren't cutting it, or I'm just cursed.