Ice Floe Gloves


Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Ice Floe Gloves
Manufacturer Cloudveil
Page By STW
Page Type Jan 8, 2004 / Jan 8, 2004
Object ID 964
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Quote from the cloudveil web site:
"Heralded by the outdoor press as the "best mixed climbing glove on the market," this ice-oriented glove`s generous padding and tough stretch-woven construction allow it to take a serious pounding. Stretch Schoeller® Dynamic™ fabric maximizes dexterity and breathability, 300-weight fleece lining ensures warmth, the Pittards® goatskin palm guarantees good grip and Ice Armor™ protection stands up to abusive climber personalities."


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STW - Jan 8, 2004 3:42 pm - Voted 3/5

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Terrific fit and dexterity, but just not warm enough for most of the days I go ice-climbing. On a recent day with temps in the high-teens/low- 20's (f), I started a pitch with these and had to stop, tie off, and switch to a warmer set of back-up gloves. My fingers were freezing solid in the Ice Floes. So, for those warm, sunny days when you need max dexterity to push yourself on a hard climb, these might be just the ticket. For typical mid-winter days with temps below freezing, these won't work for me.

rhyang - Jan 23, 2007 6:23 am - Voted 4/5

Great gloves for leashless climbing
When I started climbing leashless I could not believe how pumped I got. Then I started wearing thinner gloves (after trying it using BD Ice gloves). This seemed to help the situation a lot.

These fit me pretty decently in size Large. Definitely try before you buy. They will stretch a bit after use.

On a typical day I tend to bring several pairs and rotate them, keeping the ones I'm not wearing inside my jacket to keep them warm. They aren't waterproof, but using Nikwax Tx Direct spray-on treatment helps with water-resistance.

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