If you have / need a pair of mallets in your stick bag, why wouldn't you have a pair that you can flip over to use on the drums?!
As mallets they're pretty soft, but they're perfectly adequate for producing a nice cymbal swell.
As sticks they're a bit light for my taste; they feel like a 7A to me. But you wouldn't want to use them as sticks full time - the felt gets in the way a bit and the shaft feels like a softwood, so they probably wouldn't last too long as full-time sticks.
In my perfect world, these would have hickory shafts and slightly firmer felts; in this world, I'll take the flexibility.