These mediumweight belay/rappel gloves offer extra protection without sacrificing dexterity. Double-layered leather and padding protect the palm from heat generated during long rappels or lowers. Fingertips and other high-wear areas are reinforced for increased durability. The back is made of leather with abrasionresistant, stretch nylon at key flex areas. The low-profile neoprene cuff with a Velcro® closure features a reinforced carabiner hole for attaching the gloves to your harness.