When you are bouldering, there are few pieces of equipment which are more important than your climbing gloves. Since they are integral to the way which you interact with the wall you are climbing, you will usually want to find a pair of climbing gloves that are effective and useful.
Today we will be taking a look at the Stone model climbing gloves from Black Diamond. We will be going over pros and cons and some of the details of these gloves.
About The Product
The Stone gloves are manufactured by Black Diamond. One of the better manufacturers of equipment such as climbing gloves, you will find that they make some of the most reliable climbing equipment you can find available.
- Gloves are made of goat leather
- Knuckles and palms feature Kevlar reinforcement
- Features hook and loop closure
- Gloves feature a fingerless style
These gloves are available in sizes all the way from extra small to extra large, so you can be sure that you find gloves which are ideal for your hands.
There are many features that we enjoyed while reviewing these gloves. Primarily, we were impressed by the goat leather construction, which ensures that the gloves are grippy and easy to use even in suboptimal conditions, such as when your hands are sweaty.
While goat leather is certainly comfortable, it is not rugged enough to withstand heavy use while climbing, so the gloves feature reinforcement on the knuckles and the palms.
The kevlar reinforcement ensures that your gloves will last you a long time, even if you tend to use them rather often.
The open fingered design is another aspect that we are big fans of. This allows you more manual dexterity when you are climbing, as your fingers will not be hampered by the gloves.
If you find that you need protection for your fingers while climbing, you may wish to opt for another model of gloves.
While there are not many cons to these gloves, no product can be perfect. We had some issues regarding sizing with these gloves, especially for customers with smaller hands. Having reviewed both small and medium sizes, we found that the smaller gloves tend to be a little too tight and the regular ones feel a little loose.
To get the best out of these gloves, buy them one size higher. This ensures that you'll have some quality climbing gloves that actually fit your form.
Stone model climbing gloves from Black Diamond can be found online at retailers like Amazon. They are a little more expensive than low-end climbing gloves, but the price is well worth it. The usual retail price of these gloves varies from around 20 to 30 dollars depending on the size you purchase.
We hope that this review has helped you decide whether or not these gloves are right for you. As always, feel free to leave any questions or concerns you have in the comments section below. Happy climbing!