Hard-hitting performance, lightweight feel.
If dry-tooling fanatics and ice climbers could agree on one thing regarding their respective sports, it would mostly likely be that one must never let go of their axes. And that's precisely what Rab had in mind when it created the M14 Glove. The glove features Pittards Oiltack leather on the palm, which ensures you have a sticky grip on any surface. The main body of M14 consists of the windproof and weather-resistant Matrix fabric—so not only do you remain well protected, but it also allows enough air to circulate in order to prevent your hands from overheating.
Additionally, the M14 is loaded with protective features that keep your hand comfortable despite its lightweight design. Its palm and pinky have a reinforced sidewall that prevents blistering after holding onto an axe for a long time. Not to mention, Rab included an additional reinforcement pad on your pinky finger joint so you won't rub uncomfortably on the bottom loop of your axe. The hook-and-loop closure provides a personalized, secure fit, and Rab lengthened this cuff so the sleeves of your jacket can ride over the glove for more protection against the elements.
- A snug, protective glove for dry tooling and mixed climbing
- Matrix fabric is wind-resistant and weather-repellent
- Palm grip maintains a secure feel on your tools
- Fleece lining doubles down on lightweight warmth
- Hook-and-loop closure assures a secure, personalized fit
- Padded reinforcement on pinkie finger prevents blisters
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- Q & A
Love these gloves, have used them ice climbing, mixed routes and snow travel - work perfectly with ski poles and ice axe/tools. I can grip and hold really well without any kind of slip or uncomfortableness. I climbed some cold granite too without issue. They do provide some protection in cold, but itâs the grip not the warmth that make these great.
Awesome Ice Gloves!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've been trying out a bunch of different gloves this season to find out what works best for me in different conditions, and I've been a big fan of these gloves! I find that these are best for warmer days when you know your hands aren't going to get wet, and for harder pitches when you need all the grip and dexterity you can get! The Pittards leather on the palm is super tacky and helps you hold onto your tools really well, even when they're a little wet. The gloves aren't great for colder days since they don't have any insulation to them, or for snowy climbs when your hands will be in contact with wet snow a lot of the time since they're not totally waterproof. They're thin enough to fit under a larger, more insulated belay glove though, so you don't have to take them on and off before and after every pitch! I went with the Mediums, and they're a perfect fit!
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