Compared to other weights, I love these Reebok Neoprene Dipped Dumbells because they are easy on my hands. With metal weights, my hands often end up feeling chafed and are in pain after any circuits where I need weights, but with these, I can easily get through all my circuits without my hands burning. They are a little bit pricey, but are definitely worth it. My children sometimes find my weights and try to play with them, and while I do not allow this, these are much safer to have around. My daughter has even asked for a pair for her birthday, so she can work out like mommy.