This is one of those items that I wish I had tried in a store before buying. I bought it after reading a review that it was one of the better oven mitts that chefs used.
The good points: it is more flexible. And it does stop the heat. But I have 2 complaints...well, 3 if you count the color, which is more irritating that I had imagined. But you can certainly find the oven mitt in a drawer easily with the bright red color.
Problem 1: The texture of the cloth is very rough and not pleasant to touch. Maybe if I wash it with some fabric softener it will help.
Problem 2: The length. I thought that longer gloves would be better but hadn't realized how long 15" in. The longer ones take a second more to put on....not a big deal one would think. But it is. I can't explain why except try putting them on when a pan in the oven in sliding.
Also, the length makes them slightly more difficult to use (somewhat less flexible and it seems more difficult to get the hand part to stay properly on my hand as the glove slides down).
And, longer gloves also take up more room in a drawer.
These are all very subjective issues. The mitt DOES do a great job in shielding the heat--which is its job. But I wish I had never bought them. And, since I took them out of the wrapper and used them once, I feel I can't return them.