I was sick of wrapping my hands prior to cardio kickboxing classes. I heard conflicting things saying I could wear these in lieu of wraps and under gloves, and then some said no way. I decided to get them and I stopped wrapping my hands. These have lasted me the last four months with 3x a week use. My wrists and knuckles are protected with great support and they fit right under my gloves for heavy bag work. Plus I save so much time now just slipping these on! You can machine wash them and they turn out just fine! A good purchase for sure!