The Belay Glove from Mad Rock is Discontinued as of 2016Mad Rock's Belay Gloves were some of the most head-turning belay gloves we tested they look more like mountain biking gloves than climbing gloves. These synthetic gloves are the only ones tested with rubber on the palms. At first I was not sure about this, but they actually offered some of the best dexterity and handling. Also, it was surprising how well the rubber held up; I had expected it to be gone after a few climbing sessions.
My first reaction to these gloves was that they looked funny. But after belaying with them, I came to like the rubber on the palms. It gives great control both with the rope and with handling biners and belay devices. That said, once you start thinking about paying $30 for climbing gloves, these have stiff competition. It all comes down to how much you like the feel of the rubber on the palm and like the fact this can also be used as a mountain bike glove.