Gloves for leading

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Brettinnj, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. Brettinnj

    Brettinnj Member

    Does anyone have a recommendation for a waterproof glove to lead in? I just sent back a pair of OR project gloves. The glove wasn't bad but the thumb sucked.
  2. Jeremy Cote

    Jeremy Cote Member

    I'm glad I'm not the only one that is having problems with the OR gloves.

    I tried on the project gloves at ice fest and the thumb was totally cut wrong. It was way too short and would have pumped out your hand in minutes trying to use it for ice climbing.

    This isn't just specific to this glove either. All of this season's gloves are fucked up now in the thumb. I have an older pair of Luminary gloves that I love and which fit great. I purchased this season's model to use as my second pair on climbs and the thumb was so ridiculously small I sent them back.

    The woman at the OR table said that they had changed factories or something like that. Whatever happened they totally butchered the fit of their gloves.
  3. wewidlund

    wewidlund Member

    Black Diamond Terminators. I've worked in them down to zero F with no problems.
  4. Dave Schultz

    Dave Schultz Member

    OR Alibi II (I have three pairs) (looks like a lot of availability on
    Rab M14 (I have two pairs) (looks like a lot of availability on
    OR Contact for colder wx (not on, still available elsewhere on the internet)
  5. Tom DuBois

    Tom DuBois Member

    I'm wearing Dakine snowboard gloves. All the "climbing specific" brand gloves seem to have something wrong with them:
    >fingers too long an narrow - so cold, and fumbly;
    >not warm enough for me (with Raynaud's);
    >Stupid slippery leather on palms and fingers.

    Dakine gloves fit, have the right amount off insulation, and have a good, grippy synthetic on the palms and fingers.

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