I don't do gloves, so I was carrying my barbell through the kitchen into the living room to warm it up with microwavable neck warmers. Amazingly, I never hit any appliances, walls or the floor, but it felt like I was tempting fate each time. The price on this product is worth every penny. I am much less inclined to skip a training session because it's too damned cold in the garage or I'm too damned lazy to carry it in to warm it up. Seriously, unzip and lift. Could not be more pleased.