One of the perks of being on the Ergon Commuter team this year was a chance to try out a pair of Ergon's new gloves. The lineup includes short and full finger gloves for "Racing Grips" (GS/GX) "Performance Comfort" (GP/GC) and "Technical" (GA/GE). Since I am not much of a MTB'er I went with short-finger HC1s, which fall under the Performance Comfort group.
(Already well-loved HC1s. Yes, that is sweat.)
I have a hard time with cycling gloves sometimes. I have long skinny fingers and frequently find myself with gloves that fit in length but are huge around my hands/wrists. I took a chance when ordering my HC1s and went with a medium instead of a large, hoping they would stretch a bit like every other pair of gloves I have owned.
So far that has really paid off. After a few months of daily use they are still snug but comfortable. I can't attest to their prowess on a MTB, but they have been great performers on my drop bar touring bike. They are wearing in nicely and construction quality is excellent.
As others have noted, they lack a terrycloth snot wipe on the thumb/back. I really would prefer this. Instead they went with a microfiber-ish fabric over the thumb which suffices but is not really ideal.
If the proof is in the pudding, here it is:
If I am going out for a ride of 5+ miles, I go looking for these gloves, every time.