One of 3 pairs in the test specifically geared to climbing. These have seen the most use throughout the year, both in winter as a liner/inner glove over which I can get a mitt, and during the other three seasons for the scrambling and occasional climbing that I do. They have soft calf leather on the palm and an elastic and breathable back. The ‘closed’ version leaves the thumb and index fingers exposed at the tip for ropework, the open version (pictured) are fingerless. There’s a Velcro wrist closure, which can be left undone for better ventilation on these close fitting gloves. Not insulated at all, but crag friendly and very comfortable. Weight per pair 70g.
VERDICT: Not warm, but perfect for protection against abrasion from both rock and rope.
BEST FOR: All season ropework.
Review by David Lintern @