These fingerless gloves by Harley Davidson Motorclothes belonged to my former. I inherited them and now they serve as a memorial.
The Harley fingerless gloves have a leather outer shell and a 100% Polyester lining. Trying them on, I can see they will allow your hands to breathe but won't provide much protection to your fingers in the event of an accident. However, the palms are double layered, and cushioned, should you use your palms to brace a fall.
My former only had the opportunity to wear these a few times before cancer took him. He told me he liked the fingerless style because operating switches and handling the gear and brake was much easier to achieve with this style. For summer riding, the fingerless gloves also give you a bit more protection as opposed to no gloves at all.
Though these gloves have a few years on them the leather is still soft and pliable. All the stitching, elastic, and detail is tight and still functions as new. I have to say Harley Davidson Motorclothes puts out quality leather riding gear.
Live for the Ride. I miss you.