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Petzl Cordex Belay/Rappel Glove


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    Let the rock tear up your hands, not the rope.

    Save your hands from nasty rope burn and grimy dirt with the Petzl Cordex Belay/Rappel Glove. This double-layer leather glove features a breathable stretch nylon back for moisture control on sweltering crag days, and an ergonomic cut for full dexterity when feeding rope. The hook-and-loop neoprene cuff features a carabiner hole, so you can attach the Cordex to your harness after your buddy finishes flailing on his project.
    • Item #PTZ0224

    Tech Specs

    [shell] stretch nylon, [palm] leather
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    3 years

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    Comfortable Gloves

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I used these for a long weekend canyoneering in Zion. They were very comfortable and I didn't mind leaving them on between repels. I was a little worried that they wouldn't have much grip as they're a smooth leather, but didn't have any issues with that.
    I can't speak much to the longevity of them as I've only used them for the one trip, but no issues so far.

    Nice glove, a little bulky.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These are pretty nice gloves. They do what they are meant to do and have held up just fine after one season of use. I ordered black noticing that everyones tan ones get really dirty looking. But I have noticed they are quite hot to wear on hot days, though I'm not sure how much the color has to do with that. I've actually come to love rappelling with them so I don't have to bother worrying about rope burn when going fast or touching hot belay devices right after when removing them. Otherwise belaying with them has just become a necessity for multi-pitch and top belay.

    My only criticism of it is that they are a little bulky and not terribly flexible. The stitching on the fingers is bulky too making them less agile while wearing them. I'm sure this makes them durable, but my next set I may try the Metolius Sport Glove that my other partners have. They look much more nimble in use as it is single layer leather with out the bulky stitching that are used on these Petzl gloves.

    massively too large

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I ordered a size small glove and was disappointed to find the gloves to be massive for my hands. I don't recommend these gloves for smaller folk who wish to be able to hold onto a rope, or feel anything through the gloves.

    Great gloves!

      These gloves are amazing. I never belay without them. I even use them in the gym. Keeps my hands feeling safe and protected anytime I'm handling rope. And I don't feel like I have to cut the finger tips off. Dexterity is good for a leather glove!

      Tiny handed

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      love these gloves. I got the smallest size, which are snug. I wanted to stretch them out in some wet canyons and now they fit perfect. They seem to be holding up great so far!

      Most comfortable glove yet

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      This is the first rappel glove I've owned that I didn't immediately cut the fingertips off of. Haven't needed to--still have plenty of dexterity without doing that. They are holding up great. I'm 5'6 female and the small fits well. Could maybe have gone size smaller but even with a little extra room, they're good to go.

      Burly but sensitive go to glove

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I purchased this product for use while guiding. It's my go to for long days handling ropes.
      It has superior sensitivity through the finger tips which allows me the dexterity to easily manipulate any of my other gear. But they're thick enough to protect me from wear.

      Used in the North Carolina winter and they do a great job keeping your hands warm and dexterous until you're on belay.

      They break in very quickly and give a second skin feel.

      Overall excellent product!

      Burly but sensitive go to glove

      Solid gloves

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      Bought these gloves for doing Half Dome's cables. Was it necessary that I buy $40 to do it? No. Do I regret my purchase? No.

      Great pair of gloves that still look new after using them on the cables. I foresee getting good amount of use out of these gloves in the future on actual belay/rappel endeavors. Extra plus they've got a decent thickness to them, so they also kept my hands warm. Didn't make my hands sweaty either.

      Knocked a star off b/c the fit is unisex and I have girl hands, so they were a bit loose in my fingers. Luckily the velcro at the wrist cinches the glove well to keep everything in place.

      Great belay gloves

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Ive used these an average of twice a week for about 5 years now, and i finally have put holes in the gloves. they still work though and I will continue to use them. Great gloves, recently in the alpine when my hands were freezing I left them on as I climbed a ridiculously long hand crack. No holes were created on the back of the gloves. I was impressed. These are tough gloves.

      Love these gloves

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I have used these gloves mainly for belay and some rappelling. Never owned belay gloves before but since i got into the habit of using these they are great.

      They protect my hands when they are super sensetive and shredded after sharp climbs, keeps dirt of my hands from the rope, when its cold keeps my hands warm, and keeps bugs from biting me too which can be annoying.

      My hands are small and i ordered the smallest size and initially the gloves felt big. After use they have started to shape to my hands and fit pretty good now so you can tell they will get even better with time. I like the velcro because it helps them fit tighter.

      I'd give these 5 stars if they came in a size smaller for lady hands.

      Buy it if you need it.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I used these gloves for a month straight while I was climbing in Yosemite. Every time I rappelled or belayed a buddy, these gloves were used and they held up perfectly fine. I was climbing in warm weather and they breathed very well, I'd recommend these to anybody who are looking for a solid pair of belay gloves.

      Good Fit, Good Quality

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Listen up folks, these gloves fit like gloves that fit. The double goatskin palm is thick enough to protect your hands from rope burn, thin enough to allow for dexterity, and durable enough to last through a lot of hard use. I generally think its bad form to use gloves when belaying. Rappelling you can move fast with these gloves. I would ignore the comment about decreasing the life of your gear with excessive speed. If you want to burn a hole in your spendy gloves going all out and burn your hands, that is on you. But you'll never do it again. Wear on the rope and figure 8 from normal rappel loads and speeds is negligible. If you're burning down the rope there is even less friction.

      Worth it

        i had never used belay gloves, but they were on sale at the gym so why not? i really love them. they have a great cut that fits (insert pun) and doesn't hinder dexterity much at all. the leather is soft, but untreated. i waterproofed mine (which of course rubs off) to help prevent the leather stiffening up from water.

        gloves allow you to lower much more quickly than without; use some common sense and watch your speed so you don't shorten the life of your gear.

        Best luxury investment

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Bought these a while back as I was tired of using the prusik system for rappelling. They are a tad bit spendy, but absolutely worth it, they are comfortable to wear, light, and breathable.

        For any belayer or someone who simply is tired of rigging up the prusik to rappel, I say fork out the cash and buy them, you won't regret it.

        Only downfall is they run small, I generally wear a medium sized glove, but had to get these in large and they fit snugly!

        These look great, but I have to ask: is...

        These look great, but I have to ask: is there a significant difference between these and a pair of leather work gloves with a biner hole punched in them? Seems like you could save some cash, but I may be missing something...

        Well they have a much thicker palm and te Leather wraps around the base of the index finger so whil rappelling/belaying the rope doesn't ware away on the finger and
        So yes there is a difference
        The petzl's would last longer

        Has anyone tried both the Petzl Cordex...

        Has anyone tried both the Petzl Cordex Belay/Rappel Glove and the Petzl Cordex *Lightweight* Belay Glove? Interested in a comparison. . .does it boil down to desired weight (warm vs colder temps, dexerity, etc.)? Thanks!

        I believe there is only one glove, the "Cordex", which is advertised and is actually a "lightweight" belay/rappel glove. I have used this glove and it is indeed lightweight. If you want something lighter then I suggest a driving glove. These are great gloves and if you try on several pairs, you will inevitably will find one pair a bit thinner (due to the nature of leather) than the others.

        Hiking Yosemite's Half Dome - I'm looking...

        Hiking Yosemite's Half Dome -
        I'm looking for a good glove to climb the cables to the summit, and not sure if this one would be good or if I should try the Metolius Belay Glove, as I thought perhaps that would be a bit much - not sure. Any recommendations for a good raw hide type of glove for the climb up and down the cables? I would need them in a womens size small. Thanks for the help!!

        I am trying to find small or x-small gloves...

        I am trying to find small or x-small gloves for climbing water towers. Would these be a good glove for this type of activity and if so, do you sell it in small. Can you send me a quote? This is for my job at the City of Oklahoma City. Thanks.