Apparel — Gloves

Review: Camp Climbing Gloves

Review: Camp Climbing Gloves

Gloves are one of the most difficult pieces of climbing kit to get right. I can live with slightly-too-big waistbands and tight hoods and sleeves that rise up a bit and small pockets and a myriad other design details, but an ill-fitting pair of gloves just doesn’t cut it. Over […]

Field Tested Review: Black Diamond Torque Glove

Field Tested Review: Black Diamond Torque Glove

The Black Diamond Torque is marketed as a technical ice / dry tooling / mixed climbing glove ideal for climbing where dexterity and grip are key. I’ve been using my pair for 4 months and I’m quite pleased with them. They deliver exactly what they promise and are holding up really […]

Field Tested: OR Alibi II Gloves & Magic Tape

Field Tested: OR Alibi II Gloves & Magic Tape

Modern mixed routes require all sorts of tricks and tips to get right, whether just training or actually projecting something. Me, I’ll take all the help I can get on these steel-scarred rock climbs : shouted beta, laser-pointed-holds, and anything that will make it easier to hold onto my tools. […]

Comparison: Warm Gloves

Comparison: Warm Gloves

Every cold weather snap finds me digging through the box of gloves in the closet, pulling out the bulky, super-warm ones. Of all the types of gloves I have, and use, these are the hardest to fit: creating maximum warmth with minimum bulk is not an easy task, and maintaining […]