I bought a set of smx2 gloves from a shop nearby before I took the msf and got my endorsement. They are comfortable enough and the breath well. They also offer some decent tactile feedback. That said after a few months with them I decided I needed to get something that offered a little more protection. They don't cuff around the sleeve of my jacket, the velcro is kind of meh and the silicone rubber grip enhancement tears off in a hurry. The stitching is good, the leather and fabric is good. Just one man's opinion.