Apparel — Gloves

Review: OR Splitter Crack Gloves

Review: OR Splitter Crack Gloves

Early last year we featured a review of the Ocun crack gloves, however since that article was posted more crack climbing gloves have come onto the market including the Super Crack gloves by ClimbX and the Splitter Crack gloves by OR.  While we’ve had the opportunity to try out both, […]

Field Tested Review: Ocun Crack Climbing Glove

Field Tested Review: Ocun Crack Climbing Glove

Crack climbing gloves have been gaining traction in the climbing community over the last few years.  They really came to the forefront for me last summer when I ran into a well known climber in the Bugaboos who was using them.  This may be a result of a shift in […]

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 […]