The Black Diamond Stone gloves offer a great combination of durability and dexterity by using many different layers of goat skin thicker at the high use areas and thinner and the low use areas. The downside is that at $40 they are the most expensive fingerless glove out there. They are the only fingerless glove we know of with longer protection on the bottom of the finger than the top. The thumb area is particularly well protected.
This is our top-rated glove for big wall leading. Is it worth $40? That is a hard call. You could make about seven pairs of Homemade Fingerless Climbing Glove for the same price. Will these make you a better wall climber? No. Will you be really psyched to have such an awesome pair of gloves when thousands of feet off the ground? Yes.