Personal I love gloves. Not only do they help prevent you from getting calluses, but gloves with wrist wraps help provide stability to the wrist. This is especially great for me as I have fractured both my left and right wrist playing football. I do have clients and colleagues who prefer not to wear gloves, but some who do. As LaRue said, “they can be either a help or hindrance”. The type of glove will also matter as they have some for general fitness which are less bulky and provide basic covering or you can get into the weightlifting type of glove which can come with wrist wraps and more cushioning in the palm area. Some popular brands are Harbinger, Altus, Schiek, and Valeo. Depending on the use there are alternatives such as chalk, lifting straps, and exercise grips (covers palm only).