i've always had an interest in grip mitts, even at one stage looking at getting shocktop to sponser my club. Anyway started off with rugbytech, and they were allright for a first pair, then moved onto gilbert and canterbury and to be honest their shite (especially in the wet), then onto shocktop which were brilliant (except the actual gloves had to be wet, like soaking, before they would grip properly in the wet) but now i've invested in nomis grip mitts. They are the best by far!!!! Serisouly if you want to wear gloves, wear nomis. Having said that, I now go bare hands in dry conditions but in rainy or slippery conditions i go the gloves.