Bob Shattuck wore TRUTAJ gloves every day during his 2013 journey on the trail. This is his review:
I just completed my thirteenth John Muir Trail and this time, instead of my usual full-fingered bike gloves, I took along a pair of TRUTAJ
In the past I always found that my hands and the trekking poles were a sweaty, slippery mess when hiking for days in the warm Sierra Nevada mountains with trekking poles, but with TRUTAJ gloves this was not the case. They have a strong grip and were comfortable to use with hiking poles. The TRUTAJ felt cool, especially when dunked in water, with the breathable mesh top acting as an air-conditioning unit.
The bike gloves had worked well enough for protection, but in order to do anything, such as manipulate the small buttons on my camera, tweaking finicky stove valves and temperamental zippers, the TRUTAJ gloves worked much better with their open index fingertip and thumb.
I wore the TRUTAJ pretty much 24/7 for an eighteen day period. Sometimes I forgot to take them off at night, they were just that comfortable and a part of me. Durable, yes . . . this pair will easily see me though another summer of backpacking.