Review: Metolius Iron Hand Gloves

The Metolius Iron Hand Glove is now a permanent addition to my climbing rack. The thick leather palm keeps your hands ropeburn- and dirt-free, while the 3/4-finger length provides critical dexterity when threading the GriGri or cracking open the requisite belay brew. Make sure to size them in-store, because my manly bearpaws somehow qualified as a Metolius medium. Available at Barrel and Northern Lights. $25;