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Ocun Crack Gloves
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Crack Gloves


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Our crack gloves are highly rated by climbers. A thin rubber layer provides perfect hand protection while simultaneously offering maximum friction and sensitivity when climbing. Thoughtful glove design means the velcro is covered by the rubber, so that it doesn’t get in the way while climbing.

  • Anatomical shape
  • Rubber now conceals the quick Velcro closure preventing unfastening when hard crack climbing
  • The shape of the gloves has been improved to offer greater comfort and hand protection whilst crack climbing

Retail price

US$ 39.95

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Weight (g) 57 g
Closure location

Closure location

Inside or Outside

Crack gloves close around the wrist typically with a velcro-like strap which lays either on the inside of the wrist (the palm side) or the outside of the wrist (the back of the hand). Most gloves close on the inside of the wrist where the closure is more protected from coming undone while jamming, though some manufacturers choose to close on the back for a lower profile closure that is more comfortable against the softer inner arm.

Outside wrist
Thumb Coverage

Thumb Coverage


Crack gloves are made with different types of cracks and rock in mind. Some manufacturers have begun building greater thumb protection into their designs which can be beneficial if you are climbing wider cracks where fist-jamming is common. We consider thumb coverage to completely cover the knuckle and at least part of the first digit of the thumb. If only part of the knuckle is covered it is considered partial.

No, doesn't cover thumb knuckle


Strap Coverage

Strap coverage refers to the wrist closure strap having a built-in place to stow once it is closed. This feature is included on some gloves to help avoid the strap being opened when you don’t want it to be.


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Covered strap
14.5 - 16.5 cm / 5.7 - 6.5"
16.5 - 18.5 cm / 6.5 - 7.3"
18.5 - 20.5 cm / 7.3 - 8"
20.5 - 22.5 cm / 8 - 8.9"
22.5 - 24.5 cm / 8.9 - 9.6"

WeighMyRack Tips:

Accurate Sizing. Can be purposely worn oversized to add a bit more volume, which is definitely recommended if you expect to supplement with tape for fist stacking.

When worn undersized, they suffer from risk of tearing the thumb material, which has been addressed in the newer Lite model.


Glove Materials

Main Glove

This refers to the material or materials that make up the main body of a crack glove. This is usually either a form of natural or synthetic suede, synthetic material or combination of both. This may include the materials used to make holes or loops for fingers but should not be confused with the Backing material that is added on the back of the glove for contact with the rock.


This is the material that crack glove manufacturers adhere to the back of the glove to add friction and padding between your hand and the rock. This is usually some form of rubber or synthetic rubber compound and can be in very thin to relatively thick, although not all crack gloves have backing material.

Main Glove: Microfiber stretch suede
Backing: Cat1.1 rubber
Thickness Brand Thickness: Not specified ­
WeighMyRack Says Good for wide hands and narrow fists, this model is not as good at fitting in thin jams compared to the Lite model Ocún crack glove. Decent to good on most rock types. Their friction, structure, and flexibility all hit a pretty good balance to stick well in most situations, and improve with better jamming technique. Tied for second best performing that we've tried in flaring slippery basalt pods. Some of the best for building fist stacks, though finger loops can be fragile if not worn oversized when undertaping thumbs. Ok on slippery rock, as long as they fit; Can suffer from sharp edges stabbing through flexible cutouts in the backing rubber.  

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Overall there is a reason that Ocúns gloves have been considered a standard in thicker hand protection for years, and it is great to see the issues with previous models being tuned and adjusted to create a quiver of options rather than attempting to create a ‘one glove’ to rule them all. Those who had a chance to use their first iteration should feel good about the Lite fitting like their chunkier ancestors but being more agile in performance with some welcome tweaks.

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