|I used to wear some Bauer gloves with wrist support that were given to me by Bauer and they finally needed to be replaced. I bought these gloves with the half fingers. I wore them for the first time today and although they pinched between my thumb, I think they are pretty good. They have some upper wrist protection and the bottom has a nice place. I find these to be good because they don't restrict you like wristguards, but still protect pretty well.