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 4 way 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.
Determine your size from the chart by choosing the larger of the two measurement results.
Palm Girth: Around your dormant hand at the knuckles with your fingers together
Palm Length: From the crease at the base of your wrist (on palm side) to the tip of your middle finger.
Very comfortable, protect my hands but aren’t too bulky or clumsy. Great customer service from Rock + Run - I accidentally ordered the wrong size but they quickly sorted it before dispatch after i emailed them