Black Diamond Equipment
Transition Gloves - 2018
Our toughest leather gloves for belaying and rappelling. READ MORE
A full-fingered leather glove with breathable stretch fabric, designed for via ferrata and belaying. Imported.
- Goat leather and Tweave stretch fabric
- Leather knuckle and palm patches with Kevlar® stitching
- Hook-and-loop cuff closure
- CE certified to EN 420 and EN 388 (2142)
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Transition Gloves - 2018 is rated out of 5 by 44.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Foxy from The Glove of all gloves I have to say that when I first spotted this glove I thought that it wouldn't hold up to what I had in mind. It has been a few years and this glove has been through the grinder. Working with ropes was the lightest thing it had to deal with. The toughest job it had was moving broken concrete in the rain the other jobs included lifting hot pots off camp fires, moving hand fulls of stone and chip, keeping my hands from being shredded when coming off a bike on to the gravel and hedge trimming as well as a tonne of other jobs I don't think you had in mind when designing this gem of equipment. This glove alone restores my faith in quality in a product.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by Daniel from Definitely a nice glove, and tough; the hand is properly sized by the wrist is too small/short for me. I've sized these the same as my Crag Gloves and consistent with all of my other ice gloves...the back of the handle knuckle protection is right on. However, they're pretty tight and uncomfortable around the wrist. The properly sized hand is not matched to the wrist which is too small and when velcro'd shut prevents me from bending my wrist. I don't have big-man hands...just normal/average sized. Perhaps I should have got a size up, but then I feel like the fingers may have been too long. I shy away from wearing these because of the wrist symptoms. I guess I'll just say that they run small (for me) according to the sizing guidelines. They are nicely made and very durable.
Date published: 2015-11-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by Peter from Poor stitching - not worth it I've purchased at least 3 pairs of these gloves. I really wanted to love them. They look great and feel great when they arrive. Perhaps they are fantastic for rope work. However, with every pair, after a week or two using them around the house, the seams on the finger joints fail, consistently. After a warranty return to two I gave up. I tried glue and a few other fixes, just not worth it. Just buy the Crag Gloves they are much better for non-rope work, no seam failures.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by ken from The sizing run small and the black gloves stain I use these gloves for big wall climbing. I lead, haul,and jug in them. The gloves lasted three route. The reanimator on Washington's column and lunar eclipse and pacemaker on El cap.The stitching in all the fingers blew out on pacemaker. Nothing a little tape wouldn't fix. The clip in hole it's perfect for clipping your chisel to for heading and cleaning as you can see in the photo. I bought another pair of tan gloves I don't think they will stain my hands. Overall a good glove that lasted 50 + aid pitches
Date published: 2015-07-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by getinthewild from Size Issues I've been using the Crag Gloves for some time now and decided to give the Transition Gloves a try. I ordered the same size Transition Gloves, but sadly they are too small. Inconsistency in sizing is always a major bummer. The gloves "look" pretty nice though.
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kemp from Seem to be holding up well so far... I use these for search & rescue in the mountains; mostly for litter carries or scrambling over rocky terrain. I've seen a few of our folks using them. They seem to be holding up well after a full summer of use. I agree that the sizing tends to run small, so try them on first, or buy at least the next size up. (I'm usually a medium. XL was way too big, and L was slightly tight until after a few uses.) They are not designed to be waterproof, so don't expect that. The holes for clipping them into a carabiner are really handy. My only issue was out of the box. The pinky finger on one glove seems to have been sewn a bit twisted, so a seam runs over the pad of my finger...a bit annoying but not a big deal.
Date published: 2015-09-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by Steve from Back up gloves for light weather I have liked these gloves for mild weather days and light work, moderate shoveling for example. But I used them on a day we were building a ski patrol rescue sled shed and they wore through the fingers while handling shingles and siding. I was surprised how quickly holes developed in each finger on both hands. I might have been expecting too much out of them.
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by Avada kadabra from Look good. I have had these gloves for a month or so and am just using them for hiking, nothing crazy but not on beaten paths. Some climbing, moving rocks.They are wearing out pretty quickly. The leather fingers are fairly thin and are wearing quickly as well as some of the stitching coming out of the finger tips. They fit very snug. The material used on the backside fingers and wrist is not very weather resistant, and tares easily. The glove is not very warm, not a negative temp glove in my opinion. they look cool, fit alright and have held up well enough so far. I'm not sure what they truly intended these gloves to be used for but cost considered they look cool, fit alright and have held up well enough so far.
Date published: 2017-12-02