Axo's Kicker gloves have a very thin synthetic leather palm, which has proved to be supremely tenacious on all of the grips that we have tried, and a very comfortable feel.
The palm is super tough. The gloves have had to fend off the ground a couple of times on test, and they have also survived a number of visits to the washing machine.
There are amazingly sticky extended silicone grippers on the first and indexed fingers. They hang on to your brake levers like super glue, with no sign of shifting unless you want them to.
The Kickers would be great cross-country gloves if only they had the essential snot wipe, but as they are they are awesome downhill gloves – well recommended.