Using tape on your gloves is kinda ridiculous. You don't want these too tight. Company representatives advised me to err on ordering the larger size if I found myself between sizes on the chart. And when are you coming to Cali? I quickly abandoned reusable tape gloves since, to make them stay in place, you had to layer on as much tape as you used to make them. Gear You Ought to Know is a series that showcases underrated, underappreciated, or just plain innovative gear in a discussion-based format. I like that the strap is covered by the rubber. In spite of my wife's threats, I'll probably take them to Indian Creek as well.
I blew through the old models after a month of crack climbing in Liming, China. . I can use the same tape gloves for a surprising long time until I rip out of a crack and I destroy a few finger loops. I find that my ocuns are thin, durable, and stay in place. They grip the crack so well you'll wonder why you've never used them before. It looks like Barrabes still carries the old style: They had a design that worked, yet managed to ruin it in a redesign.
What really makes these gloves stand out is the low profile fit. If you're going to tape anyway, don't. I also appreciate that many people have very strong feelings about the legitimacy of using crack gloves, just like kneepads, and other climbing accoutrements. The Ocun Crack Gloves are beefy compared to their top competitor, the Outdoor Research Splitter Gloves. The Outdoor Research Splitter Gloves are a wonderful replacement for tape gloves, while the Ocun Crack Gloves offer an unprecedented level of protection from jagged cracks. The hole where the wrist-strap threaded through the rubber tore out, rendering that glove useless.
Dave Schultz wrote: I disagree. The author at the base of Grand View Spire in Colorado National Monument before rope soloing Relics 5. To be honest, I don't climb cracks that often nor I am that good when climbing them, but those gloves are life savers in those situations. If you tape, youll never get em tough. Honestly, I'd be concerned about cramps since you'll be countering tension applied across your hand all day. The possibilities for tape gloves are endless.
It's too bad your particular issues make them unusable for you. The straps were consequently always being peeled back by the crack with every jam. And for the kinds of rock and routes that I consistently tape up for, I'm not convinced that they'll be helpful. Well at least if you get the right gloves of course. Of course the reason for this popularity is easy to understand once you try a pair: they work! When you get really old like me, your skin spontaneously splits at the sight of a hand jam, before you even put your hand in the crack. Everytime I see somebody new to crack climbing at the Creek with that horrible tape job from John Long's book, I wanna weep. I did so for singing rock gloves, this older minimalist style and they were soo good.
Sick of taking 15 minutes to tape up your hands before every day of crack climbing? The combination of rubber and padding along the back of the glove adds thickness making it a bit harder to fit into thinner cracks. Arne short for Arnold turned out to be my guy. Back in 2008, I made my share of jokes about the fruity appearance of Arne's crack gloves, but 10 years and umpteen gobies later, I'm no longer laughing. The leather between the rubber and the velcro ripped away. Try putting down a few layers on the backsides of the hands to add a little more comfort, then go for the wrap around. Several friends have also bought these Ocun gloves, after seeing them in action. Forget the tape gloves, just wrap the hands up.
The velcro on the wrist-strap frayed to the point that every time I put my hand in a crack it detached from the velcro on the glove. Sporting the Ocun Crack Gloves in the Black Canyon while pointing at climbers on the Russian Arete. Tenká guma zajišťuje dokonalou ochranu rukou a zároveň poskytuje maximální tření a citlivost během lezení. Roots wrote: Tape still works and you can make gloves however you want. Alpinist Digital Editor Derek Franz learned how to hand-jam on the 5. Whether old style or new.
Whether old style or new. In the past several years, a few companies have started to make pre-made tape gloves with a sticky rubber back and velcro closure. I've used other brands Hand Jammies, Climb X, and another brand I can't remember Ocuns are more comfortable, stay in place, and are durable. Sam Cieply wrote: Finger holes are on the small side, but I have been using them for two years without issue. Design The Outdoor Research Splitter gloves follow many of the same principles as previously produced crack gloves, but with some nice refinements. They are thinner so they fit better in tighter cracks, and the finger loops are of a better design than the Hand Jammies. Outdoor Research Splitter Gloves Climbers looking for the closest replacement to traditional tape gloves will find these gloves to be, pardon the pun, a perfect fit! Just gotta bite the bullet and get your hands tough.