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  • Durable, double-layer goat leather protects palms, fingertips and the crotches between thumbs and index fingers
  • Stretchy, abrasion-resistant mesh backs enhance fit and breathability for comfort
  • Neoprene cuffs, with hook-and-loop wrap closures, secure gloves around wrists
  • Reinforced carabiner holes at cuffs let you clip gloves to a harness or stored them on a belt
  • Articulated, anatomic cut provides natural fit
  • With the durability of work glove and dexterity of driving glove, the Cordex can be used for all types of rope work

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Specs

Best Use Climbing
Fabric Goat leather/stretch nylon
Weight 4 ounces
Gender Unisex
Glove Type Full Finger
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Huge hand saver I got these as a Christmas present. I work at a rock wall providing belay services to customers that want to try rock climbing, so as a result my hands tend to take quite the beating. These gloves have saved me lots of wear and tear and many blisters on my hands already. 3 hours of basically nonstop belaying, and they're showing no signs of wear (and neither were my hands!). The anatomical cut is great for comfort, and there's very little loss in dexterity. I can still easily manipulate the ropes and tie knots with little problem, and the belay hole makes storing them on a carabiner easy and convenient. They're always there when you need them. I recommend trying them on in the store to make sure you get the right size, not too tight, not too loose.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Gloves I recently purchased my 2nd pair of these gloves. I can't recall exactly how long my first pair lasted, but probably 2-3 years. I wear/wore them primarily for class 3-4 scrambling, but had some limited rope work use as well. They kept my hands pretty safe and didn't seem to affect my dexterity much; however, I always take them off for harder class 4 or class 5 climbing. The velcro backs are nice for quick adjustments, and the mesh back keeps the hands as cool and dry as could be expected. I only recently discovered the carabiner loops (duh!) which, assuming I can verify both gloves on the carabiner, frees up a lot of pocket space during non-scrambling parts of the trail and likely lessens the chance that one of them gets lost on the walk in/out. After my first pair wore out, I didn't hestitate to buy the exact same thing, and will again.
Date published: 2013-08-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bulky fingertips I use these for technical Search and Rescue work. They are comfortable but the bulky fingertips make tying knots more tricky than it needs to be. There are lumps in the wrong places, which get caught. Not as nice as my old pair (don't remember what brand they were). Would be fine for just belaying, if you're not needing to tie knots much. Dye made my hands orange the first few times I used them and sweat in them and got rained on.
Date published: 2013-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet gloves Bought these gloves for driving, general wear and work. They've held up nicely to moving concrete blocks, chainsaw work, etc. Unfortunately they are not waterproof, and no amount of Nikwax leather lotion seems to help in this regard. The cordex back really helps them fit snugly and allows greater dexterity than other leather gloves. If in doubt on sizing, size down.
Date published: 2012-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tough Gloves I bought a pair of these in May to be used during geological exploration. I have Never found a pair of gloves that could take the abuse I throw at them as well as these have, while still giving me the manual dexterity I want. I wear them hiking in rough terrain and they've saved my hands from many cuts and scrapes, while handling rocks and equipment, when the weather gets cooler. Unfortunately my pair is starting to get ragged, but they are still in serviceable shape and I fully intend to buy a new pair soon.
Date published: 2011-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Investment!!! I had a pair of Metolius gloves (full gloves, not the open finger pair) that were getting old, so I decided to give the new-to-the-marked Petzl's a try. Compared to the Metolius, which performed very well for several years, the Petzl's have better dexterity, which works much better in the rescue applications that I often use them in. The thinner leather means that I can feel heat a little faster then with the old gloves, but the gloves themselves stand up to it better, and it has not melted the stitching yet. The Petzl's have better protection in the notch between the pointer and the thumb then my old gloves, which is where I tend to slide the rope instead of strait over the hand where most of the leather is. The only downside I have found so far is that when you are wearing these gloves for a long time and sweat, or when you use them in a wet environment, your hands will turn very noticeable yellow that is VERY hard to wash off with anything less then time- it goes away after a day or so. I have had them for about 6 months, they wore in after the first couple of uses, and despite some punishment, all of the stitching is holding together very well. Highly recommended, especially when you combine Petzl's reputation for quality and REI's 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Do your self a favor, think of your hands, and get these gloves.
Date published: 2007-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Design and Lightweight Got these prior to some training that required the use of gloves. They perform well. I like the back mesh, it helps keep your hands cool. Easy to get of and on even with wet hands. Large hole for carabiner is great for storing them when not in use.
Date published: 2013-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top Notch My boss ordered a pair of these for me and the other guy in the shop. We do carpentry and rigging for a university forty hours a week, eight months a year. Using these not only as climbing gloves, but also for hoisting chain, running rope & pulleys, building, and demolition they are still holding up beautifully. I baby them a little, but they've lasted two full seasons. They're the most comfortable gloves I've owned. They've lasted twice as long as any other pair of gloves I've owned so far. I can't account for the dye problem mentioned elsewhere, but I'm not out in rain much. These are great for belay, but I wouldn't climb in them. That said, I'd never climb wear anything on my hands but chalk. Additionally, the fabric backing is very nice and stretching, pretty abrasion resistant, but NOT heat resistant. It won't melt from standard use, but keep these clear from sparks, flame, or sources of extreme heat. And you can pick up a dime while wearing them. Great gloves. Don't bother looking around. Petzl nailed it, and REI has the standard price.
Date published: 2009-08-19
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Is there a sizing chart? I usually wear a women's medium in gloves. Should I buy a small?

Asked by: bhube
Sizing for the Cordex Lightweight Belay Gloves is based on length of hand (measured from base of palm to tip of longest finger). Below are the appropriate hand lengths for XS thru XL. XS- 7 7/8 inches Small- 8 1/4 inches Medium- 8 11/16 inches Large- 9 1/16 inches XL- 9 7/16
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Date published: 2017-05-23
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Huge hand saver I got these as a Christmas present. I work at a rock wall providing belay services to customers that want to try rock climbing, so as a result my hands tend to take quite the beating. These gloves have saved me lots of wear and tear and many blisters on my hands already. 3 hours of basically nonstop belaying, and they're showing no signs of wear (and neither were my hands!). The anatomical cut is great for comfort, and there's very little loss in dexterity. I can still easily manipulate the ropes and tie knots with little problem, and the belay hole makes storing them on a carabiner easy and convenient. They're always there when you need them. I recommend trying them on in the store to make sure you get the right size, not too tight, not too loose.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Gloves I recently purchased my 2nd pair of these gloves. I can't recall exactly how long my first pair lasted, but probably 2-3 years. I wear/wore them primarily for class 3-4 scrambling, but had some limited rope work use as well. They kept my hands pretty safe and didn't seem to affect my dexterity much; however, I always take them off for harder class 4 or class 5 climbing. The velcro backs are nice for quick adjustments, and the mesh back keeps the hands as cool and dry as could be expected. I only recently discovered the carabiner loops (duh!) which, assuming I can verify both gloves on the carabiner, frees up a lot of pocket space during non-scrambling parts of the trail and likely lessens the chance that one of them gets lost on the walk in/out. After my first pair wore out, I didn't hestitate to buy the exact same thing, and will again.
Date published: 2013-08-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bulky fingertips I use these for technical Search and Rescue work. They are comfortable but the bulky fingertips make tying knots more tricky than it needs to be. There are lumps in the wrong places, which get caught. Not as nice as my old pair (don't remember what brand they were). Would be fine for just belaying, if you're not needing to tie knots much. Dye made my hands orange the first few times I used them and sweat in them and got rained on.
Date published: 2013-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet gloves Bought these gloves for driving, general wear and work. They've held up nicely to moving concrete blocks, chainsaw work, etc. Unfortunately they are not waterproof, and no amount of Nikwax leather lotion seems to help in this regard. The cordex back really helps them fit snugly and allows greater dexterity than other leather gloves. If in doubt on sizing, size down.
Date published: 2012-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tough Gloves I bought a pair of these in May to be used during geological exploration. I have Never found a pair of gloves that could take the abuse I throw at them as well as these have, while still giving me the manual dexterity I want. I wear them hiking in rough terrain and they've saved my hands from many cuts and scrapes, while handling rocks and equipment, when the weather gets cooler. Unfortunately my pair is starting to get ragged, but they are still in serviceable shape and I fully intend to buy a new pair soon.
Date published: 2011-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Investment!!! I had a pair of Metolius gloves (full gloves, not the open finger pair) that were getting old, so I decided to give the new-to-the-marked Petzl's a try. Compared to the Metolius, which performed very well for several years, the Petzl's have better dexterity, which works much better in the rescue applications that I often use them in. The thinner leather means that I can feel heat a little faster then with the old gloves, but the gloves themselves stand up to it better, and it has not melted the stitching yet. The Petzl's have better protection in the notch between the pointer and the thumb then my old gloves, which is where I tend to slide the rope instead of strait over the hand where most of the leather is. The only downside I have found so far is that when you are wearing these gloves for a long time and sweat, or when you use them in a wet environment, your hands will turn very noticeable yellow that is VERY hard to wash off with anything less then time- it goes away after a day or so. I have had them for about 6 months, they wore in after the first couple of uses, and despite some punishment, all of the stitching is holding together very well. Highly recommended, especially when you combine Petzl's reputation for quality and REI's 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Do your self a favor, think of your hands, and get these gloves.
Date published: 2007-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Design and Lightweight Got these prior to some training that required the use of gloves. They perform well. I like the back mesh, it helps keep your hands cool. Easy to get of and on even with wet hands. Large hole for carabiner is great for storing them when not in use.
Date published: 2013-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top Notch My boss ordered a pair of these for me and the other guy in the shop. We do carpentry and rigging for a university forty hours a week, eight months a year. Using these not only as climbing gloves, but also for hoisting chain, running rope & pulleys, building, and demolition they are still holding up beautifully. I baby them a little, but they've lasted two full seasons. They're the most comfortable gloves I've owned. They've lasted twice as long as any other pair of gloves I've owned so far. I can't account for the dye problem mentioned elsewhere, but I'm not out in rain much. These are great for belay, but I wouldn't climb in them. That said, I'd never climb wear anything on my hands but chalk. Additionally, the fabric backing is very nice and stretching, pretty abrasion resistant, but NOT heat resistant. It won't melt from standard use, but keep these clear from sparks, flame, or sources of extreme heat. And you can pick up a dime while wearing them. Great gloves. Don't bother looking around. Petzl nailed it, and REI has the standard price.
Date published: 2009-08-19
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Is there a sizing chart? I usually wear a women's medium in gloves. Should I buy a small?

Asked by: bhube
Sizing for the Cordex Lightweight Belay Gloves is based on length of hand (measured from base of palm to tip of longest finger). Below are the appropriate hand lengths for XS thru XL. XS- 7 7/8 inches Small- 8 1/4 inches Medium- 8 11/16 inches Large- 9 1/16 inches XL- 9 7/16
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-23
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