Waterproof, breathable protection for all your climbing needs.
The Women's Icefall Gauntlet Gloves from Rab are what you want on your hands when you're reaching above your head to plug in that last ice screw. An eVent membrane throughout helps prevent moisture from getting in, and the cinch-gauntlet ensures that runoff and snow doesn't get down your sleeves and cause problems. Pittards leather on the palms adds a reinforced layer, especially useful when you're doing ropework in sub-zero temperatures. Given that those temperatures are likely to make your schnoz just a bit runny, you'll appreciate the flocking patch on the back of the thumb that will help prevent your nose from getting chapped after a long time in the mountains.
- eVent membrane
- Stretch softshell outer
- Pittards Armortan leather palms
- Primaloft synthetic insulation
- Leather reinforcement patches over seams
- Flocking patch on back of thumb
- Detachable wrist leashes
- Item #RAB002G
- Q & A
For touring as well.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
These are great on Ice, but also as touring gloves, or for spring skiing in the resort.
Didn't meet my expectations
I bought the gloves for ice climbing/dry tooling. I was hoping it could handle carabiners, ropes, ice screws, cams etc. but are very bulky around the fingers. My hand circumference is close to 7.5" and based on a size chart it is Medium. Way too big. I exchanged for small and still the fit wasn't right. They don't make XS.
The gloves remind me of Black Diamond Punishers but more expensive. It's definitely not worth the cost. If you are looking for a ski glove perhaps it can do a trick but if you want ice climbing glove that can handle details of climbing (other than holding on to your ice tools) look elsewhere.
Perfect after short break in period.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
These are stiff at first, so I was very nervous about climbing in them. But, they softened by the end of the day, and got even more comfortable as the days went on.
They are warm enough while climbing (and skiing in 35+ degrees). I've used them down to a bitter cold 15 degrees and they were warm enough, while I was climbing.
The dexterity is perfect, once they break in. So, give them a good work out, and you'll be happy. I got the women's version, in the size medium, which is normal for me. They fit perfectly.