Black Diamond Crag Climbing Glove
Black DiamondCrag Climbing Glove

Belaying with a gloved hand is nice, but climbing with sweat-soaked hands is a bummer. Get the best of both worlds with the Black Diamond Crag Climbing Glove. The synthetic leather palm and fingers give you a sure grip while the breathable mesh fabric helps you stay dry and cool.

  • Stretch mesh fabric is lightweight and highly breathable
  • Synthetic leather palm and fingers provide a secure grip
  • Reinforced thumb and index finger add durability to high-wear areas
  • Hook-and-loop cuff provides a snug closure
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Beat em, buy em, rinse and repeat.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Love these gloves- make my canyoneering trips that much more enjoyable because I'm not grating my skin on sandstone all day! Not only are they pretty durable for a $20 dollar glove- but I wear mine walking my dog and they provide enough warmth, and also breath just barely well enough (sometimes) in hotter weather. Beat 'em up, buy yourself a new pair, and then do it again.

Good Gloves

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I don't wear gloves too often to belay and rappel but these have been great! Especially if you don't do the best job of keeping your rope clean of dirt and desert cacti.

Comfy glove

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I like the XS size for a good women's fit, better than other unisex gloves. And as the other reviews say, the glove is light, dries fast, holds up a bit longer than most in its price range. Great for canyoneering.

Thick but a bit clunky

    These gloves are great for belaying. They do feel a bit clunky when lead belaying with an grigri or another assisted belay device, but will keep your hands protected when necessary.

    Great for the Price!!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I use these as a basic belay glove, nothing more than that. They have stood up to plenty of use so far. These aren't anything fancy a basic fabric that is built similar to a work glove from Home Depot. I am usually a medium, but for BD gloves I've bumped up to a large which fit great. Definitely love these more than my $50 pair of leather ones I've bought in the past. Would buy again for sure!

    You get what you pay for

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Seemed nice until the second time I used them, when the seam on the back of the hand blew completely open (between the snot rag / thumb patch and the main colored piece). That seam doesn't even get any wear…shoddy sewing, but they are only $20. You get what you pay for. I'm returning my pair for something that will actually last.

    You get what you pay for

    Black Diamond Crag Climbing Glove

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Nice belay glove with good dexterity. The fabric is breathable and works well in a good range of temps. Good stuff.

    Great for Canyoneering

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have been searching for the perfect canyoneering glove for months now. The BD Crag glove is it! This glove has a sturdy leather palm and fingers. The backside is a lightweight fabric. These gloves grip well when wet. They do not hold water and they dry quickly. Perfect for your approach, as well as rappelling and belaying. I highly recommend these gloves and for the price you can't go wrong.

    Awesome gloves!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I absolutely love these gloves. I wear them for belaying and all sorts of outdoor activities. They offer good protection and warmth, but don't feel bulky, like most gloves that I end up just taking off. I still have great movement with these on. They have held up really well. Definitely recommend these gloves.

    Belay Glove and a half.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These were bought mostly as a belay glove and they've been great. Tight enough to provide great contact, but enough padding and covering to prevent rope burn.

    If I did it again, though, I might have gotten the half-fingers...

    Awesome & Affordable Do-Everything glove

    I use these for Mountain biking, climbing, paragliding, and anything else i need some quick hand protection for. No crazy bells and whistles they just work (though i do wish the loops were big enough to fit a standard carabiner through). Not to hot in the summer since the fo-leather is very thin and slightly breathable, and that being said there is limited warmth . After nearly a year of heavy use there is very little damage to them when they pass on i'll get another pair. The dexterity is amazing and the price omits the need for babying, and they make it through a washing machine just fine without changing size or shape. they stay in my truck waiting for the next adventure.

    Awesome & Affordable Do-Everything glove

    Great glove for scrambling.

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I bought these gloves for a class 2-3 climb of a fourteener in the Eastern Sierra. Worked perfectly and appeared brand new after three days of scrambling and bushwacking. A tough glove.

    Good glove for the money.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I like the fit and feel of the gloves. We use them at work for rope work and they have good grip and seem to be holding up.

    Does this glove have any water proof...

    Does this glove have any water proof properties?

    Best Answer

    This glove doesn't have any water proof properties. I forgot my regular snow gloves last spring and put these on instead. They were soaked in just a couple of minutes. Check out the Black Diamond Dirt Bag Glove. A minimal glove that will keep you dry for the most part.

    Good glove

      my wife picked these up on sale. i'm a little skeptical of the artificial leather, but after a few months of lowering my 195 pounds on 9.2 - 9.8 rope, they don't show any signs of wear. she is super psyched because it takes a lot of fricition to lower me under control.

      it's a cheap way to get your hands some extra protection. worth it.

      Light, Good Fit

        These are great, don't really effect dexterity, they're pretty thin for a leather glove, which is what I wanted. I just use them for belaying so I wanted them to be light and breathable. Definitely nice to have around when I'm belaying my brother who ways a lot more than I do. They do run a bit small. My hand measured 7.25 inches and the XS fits perfectly, but I'm on the smallest end of that size.

        what is the difference between this glove...

        what is the difference between this glove ( and this one ( The only difference that I see is in price. Can someone clarify this for me?

        Thank in advance.


        Best Answer

        Last year's model, that's about it.