Black Diamond Stone Glove Review
Our Analysis and Test Results
These are the most tricked out fingerless gloves. They have a few features not found on other gloves like an extra leather extender under the fingers and Kevlar stitching. The coolest thing about them is the fit; they have great articulation and the goat skin fits perfectly. There is no extended break-in period: they fit great right away. They have great reinforcement in the high wear areas and great dexterity.
The elastic cuff around the wrist is a little bigger and bulkier than we like. We prefer the smaller Velcro closure on the Metolius gloves. But that is a small dislike and most people may not care.
These are ideal for big wall leading. For belaying, we would rather have a full-fingered glove like the Black Diamond Transition.
This is the most expensive glove we tested. It is $10 more expensive than most other gloves. It comes down to just how much you love the fit and feel of this glove.
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