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Climbing Glove and Belay Glove Buying Advice

posted Feb 3, 2014, 11:51 PM by Ken Buscho   [ updated Feb 4, 2014, 12:05 AM ]
Here's a handy overview on climbing gloves from Outdoor Gear Lab.  Pretty good explanation of what's out there, and what to look for.  They note:

"There are a literally hundreds of gloves you can use for climbing. To narrow down your selection, the first thing to ask yourself is what you are most likely to use them for. There are three main activities below and any glove that excels in one application will not do as well in others. "

See their full posting at: 

It includes an informative video, we've linked to it from YouTube below:

Climbing Glove and Rappel Glove Buying Advice

The Outdoor Gear Lab page shows some of the options off to the right in their ad area.  You should be able to find reasonable options at your local hardware store. As an example, Ace Hardware has a variety 
of "High Performance Gloves" that are goatskin for around $20, here's an online example:

OSH and Home Depot and other stores have similar styles, of course.