The Bauer Nexus 800 hockey gloves are built with a traditional 4-roll design in mind and are the next step down from Bauer's top-of-the-line Nexus 1000. They may have a classic look, but they include current, modern day upgrades. The 2-piece Free Flex lock thumb provides mobility, but plenty of support against hyper extension. Additionally, the Thermo Max liner is meant to wick away moisture and help the glove maintain a comfortable feel. The exterior of the Nexus 800 is a professional quality, Pro Nylon which is extremely breathable and lightweight. If you are looking for a wide fitting glove with a classic look and great reputation, I would stop looking now.