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Ocun Crack Gloves Lite
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Crack Gloves Lite

Rating

My vote: None ( 5.8 avg )

Description

Thin rubber protects the backs of your hands whileproviding maximum sensitivity and friction when jamming

  • Rubber now conceals the quick Velcro closurepreventing unfastening when hard crack climbing
  • The shape of the gloves has been improved to offergreater comfort and hand protection whilst crackclimbing

Retail price

US$ 39.95

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Weight (g) 57 g
Closure location

Closure location

Inside or Outside

Crack gloves close around the wrist typically with a velcro-like strap which lays either on the inside of the wrist (the palm side) or the outside of the wrist (the back of the hand). Most gloves close on the inside of the wrist where the closure is more protected from coming undone while jamming, though some manufacturers choose to close on the back for a lower profile closure that is more comfortable against the softer inner arm.

Outside wrist
Thumb Coverage

Thumb Coverage

Yes/No/Partial


Crack gloves are made with different types of cracks and rock in mind. Some manufacturers have begun building greater thumb protection into their designs which can be beneficial if you are climbing wider cracks where fist-jamming is common. We consider thumb coverage to completely cover the knuckle and at least part of the first digit of the thumb. If only part of the knuckle is covered it is considered partial.

No, doesn't cover thumb knuckle
Features

Features

Strap Coverage

Strap coverage refers to the wrist closure strap having a built-in place to stow once it is closed. This feature is included on some gloves to help avoid the strap being opened when you don’t want it to be.


Vegan

If the manufacturer claims no animal products were used in the production of the product.

Covered strap
Vegan
Sizing
XS
15.5 - 17.5 cm / 6.1 - 6.9"
S
17.5 - 19.5 cm / 6.9 - 7.7"
M
19.5 - 21.5 cm / 7.7 - 8.5"
L
21.5 - 23.5 cm / 8.5 - 9.3"
XL
23.5 - 25.5 cm / 9.3 - 10"

WeighMyRack Tips:

Accurate Sizing. Can be purposely worn oversized to add a bit more volume, or when expected to supplement with tape for fist stacking.

When worn undersized, they perform better than the original Ocún glove due to larger finger and thumb holes, and have less risk of tearing the thumb material.

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Material

Glove Materials

Main Glove

This refers to the material or materials that make up the main body of a crack glove. This is usually either a form of natural or synthetic suede, synthetic material or combination of both. This may include the materials used to make holes or loops for fingers but should not be confused with the Backing material that is added on the back of the glove for contact with the rock.


Backing

This is the material that crack glove manufacturers adhere to the back of the glove to add friction and padding between your hand and the rock. This is usually some form of rubber or synthetic rubber compound and can be in very thin to relatively thick, although not all crack gloves have backing material.

Main Glove: Microfiber stretch suede
Backing: Cat1.5 rubber
Thickness Brand Thickness: Not specified ­
WeighMyRack Says Good for wide hands and narrow fists, this Lite model is a bit better at fitting in thin jams than the original Ocún crack glove. Decent to good on most rock types. Their friction, structure, and flexibility all hit a pretty good balance to stick well in most situations, and improve with better jamming technique. Tied for second best performing that we've tried in flaring slippery basalt pods. Some of the best for building fist stacks this Lite models finger loops fare better for the mandatory undertaping of thumbs and wrists in offwidth. Ok on slippery rock, as long as they fit; Lite gloves fare better here, but just barely. Can suffer from sharp edges stabbing through flexible cutouts in the backing rubber.  

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WeighMyRack Gear Review no rating given just a review

There have suddenly been a lot of gloves to choose from in the past few years, which we think is great for climbers. Because they are all around the same price, the options that most people tend to go for are the gloves that are the easiest to find from brands they see the most in the wild. For those who have already tried a particular glove, we find the most wanted gloves are the ones that either iterate on something they’ve already used like the Ocún Lite, or that are pointed at more specific uses with more wrist and thumb coverage which are found in both the Wide Boyz and Black Diamond models.

WeighMyRack Gear Review no rating given just a review

Overall there is a reason that Ocúns gloves have been considered a standard in thicker hand protection for years, and it is great to see the issues with previous models being tuned and adjusted to create a quiver of options rather than attempting to create a ‘one glove’ to rule them all. Those who had a chance to use their first iteration should feel good about the Lite fitting like their chunkier ancestors but being more agile in performance with some welcome tweaks.

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