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Black Diamond Crack Climbing Glove

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Crack Climbing Glove

Black Diamond's Crack Climbing Glove gives greater protection when you're hand-jamming splitters and cracks whether it's in the desert or the alpine. Strong, breathable, synthetic suede leather in a 3D pattern provides a next-to-skin fit and crack-specific dexterity. Black Diamond instilled a rubber adhesive seamlessly to the back of the hand for greater protection and grip that doesn't interfere with dexterity or discomfort. Unlike the competition, Black Diamond's Crack Climbing Glove comes in a white color to reduce heat from the desert sun.

  • Crack climbing glove takes most of the pain out of hand jamming
  • Synthetic suede maximizes abrasion-resistance and breathability
  • 3D patterning articulates the fit next to skin for free mobility
  • Rubber adhesive filmed seamlessly for protection and grip
  • Hypalon strap gives a thin, secure closure
  • Item #BLDZ9C6

Material
synthetic suede
Style
crack glove
Closure
Hypalon strap
Recommended Use
trad climbing
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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>Rating: 4

sizing?

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small

I got a pair of these so I don't have to keep putting on tape gloves when working on the crack machine in my basement. I measured my hands according to the directions on the BD website (palm girth and palm length) and the palm girth was larger so that's what I used to determine my size. My measurement is 8.75", which is right in the middle of the medium size range (8.5" to 9"). I got this pair off the BD site and when they came in I was shocked at how small they were. My thumbs could not get through the thumb loops. I could not get my fingers through the loops and the glove didn't even wrap around my wrist without the thumbs in them. I just gave them to my gf because she could squeeze her hands into them. So I ordered the L size off backcountry, since I know they have an easy exchange process and the large was too small also. I could barely get my thumb through the loop and the finger loops were cutting off circulation to my fingers, but I could at least get the strap around my wrist. I exchanged the larges for XL, and those actually fit on my hands without cutting off circulation to any fingers. The glove still feels tight and climbs well, but finding the right size was a pain. The XL size glove is supposed to be 9.5"-10" and I've measured my hand at least 6 times and it's definitely 8.75". So yea, I recommend it. The gloves work fine for climbing. Good luck figuring out the fit

>Rating: 5

Friends of the fists

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
S
Height
5` 8"
Weight
135 lbs

It's better than tape. Hear me out. The material is soft and cool inside and tacky on the back. Also the thumb protection is unmatched. It makes wide hands feel so much better. I recently punished them in vicious fist crack. I got up the thing without a scratch (on my hands). I have particularly small hands. Thin hand cracks for 90% of men is, well, perfect bomber hands for me. So I got the small. Definitely extra snug at first. But after a pitch or two, they worked into the PERFECT fit. Bonus, they are easy to clean with a little bit of hand soap and warm water. My 5'4" girlfriend also fits well into the smalls, for frame of reference. Most Men I think would not fit into smalls. The picture is after 5 pitches.

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>Rating: 5

Really great for lapping cracks

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small

I was hesitant to buy a pair of crack gloves since tape has always been my go to, but these were well worth the money. they are thin enough where they arent like a tire on the back of your hand, and the coverage over the thumb really saves you. After measuring i shouldve been a size S but i initially bought a M on accident, but they fit me perfectly!

>Rating: 5

Better than you would think.

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 11"
Weight
135 lbs

I originally got these to avoid abusing my hands at my local gyms cracks, but liked them enough that I even take them outside. While nothing can really replicate the feel of a good tape glove, these are thinner and feel more akin to a real glove than the other brands Ive seen around and used. Perfect for someone just getting into jamming to going out and running laps in LCC and the creek on your favorite routes. HOWEVER, they do run a little small. I imagine Im aggressively medium in just about everything, but the medium in these gloves left my hand feeling a little more constricted and pinched than I like. I have since moved up to a large and like the fit much better. Photo below for context on my hand size next to a 12.oz can

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