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ice climbing gloves for BIG HANDS


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Pascal Ripoche · · Berkeley CA · Joined Oct 2010 · Points: 180

I'm getting ready for an ice climbing trip and I have a hard time finding gloves because I have big hands. The only stuff I can find will not last 2 days. any pointer is welcome!

Cheers!

Rico Tan · · Las Vegas, Nevada · Joined Oct 2013 · Points: 100

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001N92TZQ/ref=pd_aw_sim_sbs_469_2/168-6827158-7197266?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=Y4WT6K0T1ZVB6YDMH3J9 Put layers of snowseal/wax on the gloves to prevent leather being soaked helps..... there are many other models, just search pigskin gloves on Amazon and many x-large are cheaper. I used to have 2 pairs that's way too big for me , wish I didn't give them away already....

ChapelPondGirl · · Keene, NY · Joined Oct 2016 · Points: 20

Hey there fella...just how big are your hands? :) :) :)

Jack C. · · Calgary, AB · Joined Mar 2013 · Points: 325

You might be fine with OR gloves. The thumbs are always huge on me. I have to shorten ever pair with a quick whip-stitch of some excess fabric but aside from that they...er...fit like a glove. But I suppose your post would have read "ice climbing gloves for BIG THUMBS" if you had wanted that advice.

4will · · Wheat Ridge, CO · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 0

You know what they say, big hands, big feet...big shoes and gloves.

I wear a size 15 shoe and a XXL glove. Tracking down gear that fits is a constant pursuit. Shoes are typically too wide and gloves made for fat hands.

I have been pleased with CAMP gloves. I'm not an ice climber so I don't know about dry or durability but the ones I've used have fit well and been warm for my general outdoor use. I also found a pair of Mammut gloves in XXL recently,they were great on Rainier. Of course Hestra makes large gloves but they may not have anything geared for climbing. I search by size on Gear Trade to hunt bargains.

Hope that helps, Will

amockalypsenow · · San Diego · Joined Nov 2014 · Points: 720

can we revive this discussion please?

Briggs Lazalde · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 0
amockalypsenow wrote:

can we revive this discussion please?

No

amockalypsenow · · San Diego · Joined Nov 2014 · Points: 720
Briggs Lazalde wrote:

No

Haha, you're cute.

amockalypsenow · · San Diego · Joined Nov 2014 · Points: 720

now for some non-troll action... I really dig the design, but fwiw the camp geko hot gloves I have in xxxl are too small. The search continues.

Eddie Taylor · · BROOMFIELD, CO · Joined Jun 2014 · Points: 40

I spent the past few years expirementing with gloves. Camp makes the gecko hot and g hot in 3xl, even though they aren’t a super warm the gecko are good for leading and they’ll stretch out after a few uses. Also Hestra makes 1 model, the heli ski glove in size 12, if you can find it. They are the warmest gloves I’ve ever owned and actually fit I used them 90% of the time on denali last summer..

trailridge · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 20

Pascal Ripoche = Mr. Magnum 

amockalypsenow · · San Diego · Joined Nov 2014 · Points: 720
Eddie Taylor wrote:

I spent the past few years expirementing with gloves. Camp makes the gecko hot and g hot in 3xl, even though they aren’t a super warm the gecko are good for leading and they’ll stretch out after a few uses. Also Hestra makes 1 model, the heli ski glove in size 12, if you can find it. They are the warmest gloves I’ve ever owned and actually fit I used them 90% of the time on denali last summer..

Dude, I had the Hestra heli ski gloves also! They were awesome! Lost them a while ago and never knew what they were called, so I couldn't order them- now I can... Thank you!

Bill Kirby · · Baltimore Maryland · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 480

Try OR Alibi gloves. Both The Alpine and IIs..

Those are the only XL gloves I’ve found that fit kinda loose.

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