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Outdoor Research Splitter Glove



Splitter Glove

Yup, you're one of those climbers who's definitely addicted to crack climbing. With the Outdoor Research Splitter Gloves, you'll never have to pass up a good splitter again. Wrap these durable, PU-reinforced gloves around the back of your hands and hop right into sinking that killer jam without out having to worry about properly taping up your mitts for the dark arts. Perfect for practicing perfect hands in the gym, the Splitters come on and off quickly and easily so you can get right back to sport climbing after a few crack-laps. Or not.

  • Protective gloves for feeding your love your crack climbing
  • Easy on and off hook-and-loop design beats futzing with tape
  • PU construction is durable and protects your hands from abrasion
  • Covers back of your hand to prevent gobies and cuts
  • Item #ODR00R1

[face fabric] 80% polyester, 20% polyurethane, [overlay] 55% polyurethane, 45% nylon
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Recommended Use
trad climbing
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>Rating: 4

Ended Up Buying Ocun Gloves

I returned this product before using it
True to size

I purchased these and some Ocun Gloves around the same time. Able to compare the two, I chose the Ocun brand over Outdoor Research because their gloves had better coverage over the thumb area, had slight padding over the knuckles, had the strap tuck into a pocket (so it wouldn't come unstrapped while climbing), and had what seemed to be better rubber.

>Rating: 5

The new crack climbing must have

I've put it through the wringer

I spent about a month in Indian Creek last fall and probably 50% of people at the crag are using splitter gloves now versus tradition tape gloves. Not only are they easy to take on/off versus a tape glove, you don't end up with a sandy, haggard, giant ball of tape after your tape glove bites the dust. Less probability of leaving trash at the cliff! I've also found them to be handy on a multi pitch where there might be a single pitch of crack climbing, you can toss these on for one pitch and don't have to worry about wearing them all day like you would with a tape glove. Dan - Outdoor Research Rep

>Rating: 5

Saved my hands from utter destruction

I've put it through the wringer

I have been taping my hands like a fool for months and then I saw some gals at the gym sporting these goodies on their hands and I felt like such a scrub for not knowing these existed that I went out and got a pair to try out myself. I was surprised I fit into an XS but I like it fitting tight, so I would size down so you don't have any folding on the back of your hands. Love these gloves, I am never taping my hands again!

>Rating: 4

tape the strap

I bought these cause i tried them at the beginning of last climbing season with a friend and they work really well. What I can see on his though on the strap there is wear and a lot of people recommend taping over the strap to protect it. other than that people claim durability for many days in these gloves; ultimately cheaper than tape and you can take them off when you're not climbing.

>Rating: 5


I've used it several times

When you buy the size that fits you and not just what's available, theyare great. I had the singing chock glove before (i think that's what it was called) and they we're good except they increased my hand size too much. These gloves here feel closer to the size you'd get with tape. But being thinner, i wonder how long they will last.

>Rating: 4

Your Hands Will Thank You... Mine Did

I've used it several times

Worried about using hand jammies? Don't be... remember, there is no cheating in climbing, only lying. Anyhow, since I don't like wasting tape, I took a chance and absolutely love these. My knuckles also love them, as do the back of my wrists. Size note: if in doubt, buy the Small/Medium... which of course is the one always out of stock. I wear ML to L men's gloves and this was the size for me. The wrist strap is a bit tight, and takes some adjusting, but isn't too difficult to get right.

>Rating: 3

Too big.

I returned this product before using it

At the time that I bought these, they only had one size. Turns out, that size was L/XL. As a 5ft 6in girl, these gloves were WAY too big to be of any use to me. I returned them and I hope that they start selling another size, because the idea is great, but not the size!