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Outdoor Research Splitter II Gloves
  • Outdoor Research Splitter II Gloves
  • Outdoor Research Splitter II Gloves
  • Outdoor Research Splitter II Gloves
  • Outdoor Research Splitter II Gloves
  • Outdoor Research Splitter Gloves

Splitter II Gloves


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New and improved crack climbing gloves for back-of-hand protection. These best sellers are more durable and functional than tape, so you can save money in your wallet and waste from the landfill.

Made for the gnarliest of crack climbing, these climbing gloves provide necessary protection at the back-of-hand and knuckles where you would otherwise use tape. We've improved on previous versions of the Splitter Gloves with even more thumb coverage and added durability to areas more prone to wear and tear. This Splitters' design still wraps a durable synthetic suede around your hand, layering on a knuckle-protective, non-slip synthetic leather, holding the gloves securely in place with finger loops and a wrist attachment. Say goodbye to tape forever.

Retail price

US$ 40.00

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Weight (g) 25 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.

Inside wrist
Thumb Coverage

Thumb Coverage


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


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.


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

Not applicable
16.5 - 18.4 cm / 6.5 - 7.2"
18.4 - 21.6 cm / 7.2 - 8.5"
21.6 - 25.4 cm / 8.5 - 10"

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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.


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: 80% polyester, 20% polyurethane
Backing: 55% polyurethane 45% nylon overlay
Thickness Brand Thickness: Not specified ­
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