Venom Steel uses a 2-layer construction for these 6 mil, latex-free, powder free gloves. The outer black layer is lightly textured and gives good grip, while the inner white layer is smooth so putting them on and off is easy. The inner white layer is nice as it lets you know if the glove has been punctured and or been used. The dual layer design is where these gloves get their rip/tear/puncture resistance, and these things are tough. Working on motorcycles involves a lot of sharp edges, hot surfaces, and all forms of things that can snag your glove. Now these things aren’t invincible, but they are worlds tougher than other nitrile gloves at the same price. I use far less Venom Steel gloves per day than the normal single layer nitrile glove. This means I reuse multiple pairs. Which is easy as its relatively hassle free to put an old pair on with sweaty hands, something rarely done with other gloves. Plus you can use these with most chemicals, except for acetones (ie Brake/Carb/Contact cleaner) and lacquer thinners.