These gloves worked great... for the first day or two of use. After using them to handle standard cardboard boxes (indoors, in an air-conditioned building) they quickly deteriorated to the point of un-usability. The boxes I was moving were sealed packages with no sharp edges whatsoever, and there were no abrasive factors like heat, chemicals, liquids, sand, or even excessive dust present. I was simply restacking the boxes onto pallets, and I don't use any tools, touch the wood pallets or even wrap them afterwards as part of my job. I just stack the boxes neatly from a large stack into smaller stacks and move on. First, the grip coating quickly started coming off. Then the gloves started smelling really bad from normal sweat. Additionally, the gloves started getting holes all the way through in some spots. I thought it was a bad pair, and since I bought 8 pairs to last me until spring I started using the next pair, with the same outcome. I went through all 8 pairs in a matter of about two weeks. I normally keep gloves for at least a few weeks if they're cheap throw-aways, and a month or longer for better ones. At this price these gloves definitely did not live up to my expectations. They are not anywhere near the long-lasting, quality products I have come to expect from Carhartt. I have been wearing Carhartt products for over 15 years and have never had this kind of poor experience.