My hands were getting pretty torn up and calloused from the bar grips on my squat and curl bars. I invested in a pair of Harbinger lifting gloves and they make a big difference in the condition of my hands. Do they totally eliminate callouses? No. But, they guard my hands against skin tears, which can be a major pain to heal while continuing to lift.
The things I like best about these gloves is they are washer and dryer safe even though they are leather. I washed them right after purchasing and the leather was still supple and flexible after machine drying them. The mesh on the top keeps glove “stink” from sweat at bay and provides a lot of comfort with a tight fit.
The 1/4 finger slots still allow a bit of the bar rashing to come in contact with the top two sections of my fingers, but it does not seem to produce the skin tearing comparable to my bare palms. If I had to do it over again, I would probably invest in a full glove to guard my whole hand against the bar rashing. But they are very comfortable, easy to clean, and fit perfectly.