Glove technology has made great advances during the last 25 years in fit, function and protection. The Fieldsheer Cobra Glove exemplifies that progress. Starting with the shell, Fieldsheer uses cowhide on the back and kangaroo leather on the entire palm-side of the glove, with a double layer over the palm itself. Kangaroo leather is not only lighter and more flexible than cowhide, but is claimed to provide increased wear and abrasion resistance. To help with engine vibration, the palms also have a layer of gel padding. For impact protection, the back of the fingers have individual carbon fiber protectors with one large protector over the knuckles at the base of the fingers. The gloves close with Velcro adjustable wrist and gauntlet straps.