I won a pair of these in the last Strength Shop product review competition (Thank you Strength Shop!!). They are excellently made, well balanced with a nice smooth surface finish. They can be stored easily and also come with 4 Olympic spring collars which is very useful as they are very much needed to use the Farmers Walk properly. This is because until you get used to the exercise, there is a tendency for the handles to rock to and fro as you walk, without the collars the weights fall off! The grip can be a bit of a problem as the handle part is of the same finish as the rest of the Farmers Walk, which is smooth as mentioned earlier. The Farmers Walk exercise is brilliant, for strength and also conditioning, these handles are perfect for anyone starting them and make a great addition to any training regimen.