The Edelrid Work Glove Close are comfortable, hard wearing and well designed belay gloves ideal for belaying, big wall climbing and via ferrata.
The palm is constructed from plush calf leather with a double thickness layer at the high wear point on the thumb joint. The back of the glove is composed of a breathable and stretchy synthetic fabric with a hook and loop closure and neoprene cuff. Foam inserts provide a bit of knuckle protection (the gloves could also be used for dry tooling).
The tip of the index finger and thumb are left open to give some extra dexterity (for opening carabiners etc). Pull-off tabs can be cut off if not needed, although as the gloves are reasonably close fitting they definitely help when taking the gloves off!
It is worth noting that these gloves are reasonably small fitting - if in doubt between 2 sizes go for the larger one.