Wasn't sure where to go for my son. Was using a 10.75 last year as a 8 year old and he wanted something a little bigger so thought we would try here. Came pretty broke in and he was able to play catch well the first day we got it. Leather seems to be nice quality. Padded well in the thumb area and nice flexibility around the webbing while holding nice integrity. Son thought it felt it a little heavy for him. 9 yrs. old. But he's getting used to it and its not noticeable after a few days.