The Petzl Cordex Plus Gloves are climbing gloves for belay and rappel. The goat skin leather throughout is soft and supple for dexterity and double layer for durability. The main flex areas (knuckles) feature stretch nylon for additional comfort and are abrasion resistant for long life. The palm is padded to protect from generated heat during long rappels or lowers, so you can continue on. The neoprene cuff stretches and secures with Velcro for quick adjustments. A hole at the wrist allows you to attach them to your harness via carabiner. Protect those baby-soft palms of yours.
FEATURES of the Petzl Cordex Plus Gloves
Natural, high-quality leather with reinforced palm
Durable double layer of leather in high-wear areas (fingertips, palm, between thumb and index finger)
Back is made of durable leather with abrasion-resistant stretch nylon at key flex areas
This is a great glove to use while both rigging, climbing and caving. My only issue with them (which the same for all leather gloves) is that the do get a bit crunchy after they become wet. They will soften up but after they have been wet and become dry a few times the shrink a bit. If you are in between sizes opt for the bigger size.
i bought these gloves after having failed with several others. the palms are a little thick but with a little breaking in they limber up. getting used to the lack of sensitivity was a little rough but it happened. the neoprene cuffs work really well and the leather biner tab doubles as a good point to pull on your gloves.the cordex backing wicks sweat and keeps your hands cool. overall im very very impressed with these gloves.