Crack Gloves

(88 customer reviews)

£37.50 (exc vat)

The Crack Gloves that are built for crack climbing performance. Whatever grade you crack climb, the features and design of the glove will help your crack climbing experience,  by protecting your hand and helping you to climb harder.
Rubber has been placed specifically on the glove to protect your skin, give friction in all jamming positions (from thin hand jams to hand stacks) yet shaped in such a way that it doesn’t compromise any movements that your hand makes when jamming.
The finger loops have been designed for comfort & security, and the wrist strap is extended to give added protection against abrasion on deep jams.
There is a thumb loop which gives protection and jamming friction for the lower thumb joint on fist jamming, teacup jams and stacking techniques.
The palm and fingers of the glove are left free to ensure you have normal hand to rock friction on face holds.
SKU: CRKG-BLK Category:


For full sizing information, please use the sizing chart which can be found in the product image gallery

Additional information

Weight 0.15 kg
Dimensions 5.9 × 5.9 × 0.78 in

L, M, S, XL, XS

88 reviews for Crack Gloves

  1. christian (verified owner)

    I actually think the thumb covering is a bit too long, but great overall

  2. Neil (verified owner)

  3. sam (verified owner)

  4. Richard Bleech (verified owner)

    great product that unfortunately doesn’t fit me

  5. Will S. (verified owner)

    Weapons grade gloves

  6. Ida Robler (verified owner)

    Ordered XS but still on the large side, especially in hand/wrist circumference. I’m an adult and know plenty of people with smaller hands than me. Havent had a change to climb in them yet though.

  7. Philip (verified owner)

    Excellent product – better than the other two pairs of crack gloves I own in terms of functionality and the quality is high. Should last me a long time.

  8. Gus Layton (verified owner)

    Materials feel quality, would rather the fingers/thumb loops had a little more stretch. The loops on the large gloves are a little too small for my fingers

  9. Espen Warat Lien Stegerød (verified owner)

  10. Peter (verified owner)

    Don’t know, they were to small

  11. Jesper Saron (verified owner)

  12. Greg Twombly (verified owner)

  13. Matthias (verified owner)

    Not us good us marketing! Hope, next charge would be overworked. Look the videos, even wide boyz girl used tape to fixe the gloves …

  14. Leonardo Rojas-Garcia (verified owner)

    Worth the wait

  15. Mark E. (verified owner)

    They look amazing. But I ordered based on the measurements suggested and they are a bit too small. Other than the fact I can’t use them without losing circulation, they seem like fantastic gloves!

  16. Alex Palmiter (verified owner)

  17. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Crack gloves are bomber. I feel invincible in these things. And my first impression is that they are very durable. I wish I had bought more of them!

  18. Jeffrey Hinck (verified owner)

    I have big hands, and it’s really hard to get my fingers in the fabric finger loops.

  19. Michael Hemphill (verified owner)

  20. Patrick Cameron (verified owner)

  21. Rory H. (verified owner)

    Work great and look sharp!!!

  22. Kaz Hatfield (verified owner)

    If I wanted to wear them I should have gotten the XL. They’re tight to get on but the quality is top of the line!

  23. Damien Renard (verified owner)

    A little bit narrow on the fingers. Quite difficult to take off.

  24. Ryan Moss (verified owner)

    They are extremely well built and durable. They feel great on the hands after long periods of time.

  25. Robert (verified owner)

  26. Hilary (verified owner)

    Best crack gloves I’ve ever had!

  27. NATHAN S. (verified owner)

    Please heed the instructions! Don’t force the finger loops! Take your time getting them on AND off! They will stretch to fit your fingers! I had trouble with one of the thumb loops, only because of my misshapen thumb. Once they stretch to fit, there’s nothing better than these gloves!

  28. Nicole (verified owner)

    Used them for the first time yesterday and they are rad!!

  29. Barry (verified owner)

  30. Alan C. (verified owner)

  31. Joshua Meador (verified owner)

  32. Hanson B. (verified owner)

    finger loops are a bit tight for my sausage fingers (especially thumb)

  33. David (verified owner)

  34. Daniel Groz (verified owner)

  35. Nicolas (verified owner)

  36. Austris Cirulnieks (verified owner)

  37. Jarrah (verified owner)

    Quality gloves. Great design. Measurement guide was accurate for a snug fit on my hands. Used them as soon as they arrived and was very impressed. Can recommend.

  38. Jeff (verified owner)

    Pretty decent alround crack gloves. More allround protection and durability than the Ocun gloves, more padding than the BM gloves. The finger straps are a bit tight for the size (M) tho.

  39. Andrew DeChristopher (verified owner)

    Crack on!

  40. Tyler Palmer (verified owner)

  41. Mary (verified owner)

    Pretty happy with these gloves so far. They are thinner than the ocun gloves but thicker than the black diamonds. For sizing, I’m a small in ocun but xs in the wideboyz.

  42. Daniel Nixon (verified owner)

    A bit hard to pinch with, maybe I have a size to small

  43. Andrew F. (verified owner)

  44. Hogan Warlock (verified owner)

    Well, they allowed me to pull harder on cracks in the creek and in Boulder, CO than before, so they work great for me!

  45. Brendan Barrett (verified owner)

  46. Johannes F. (verified owner)

  47. David (verified owner)

    Bomber! Fit, protection and grip best I’ve experienced. Only thing I noticed was the comparatively bulky Velcro wrist strap can ‘hang up’ in constriction jambs.

  48. Linus Klug (verified owner)

  49. Floris van der Gulden (verified owner)

    So far I only tried these gloves only for one weekend. I tried some paddling, perfect hands and a small fist.

    Fancy box:
    They paid a lot of attention to details, they come in a beautiful box. Doesn’t do much for jamming, but it feels like you got yourself a present.

    Nice finger loops:
    The finger loops are in line with your fingers, so no extra cloth rubbing in between your fingers. Ocun for example has just holes in the cloth (just google it, you’ll see the difference. And you can feel that as well)
    I have pretty fat fingers (if you compare it to normal people, I still fit 4 fingers in 1 of Petes). Finger size in the size table would make it even better.

    Thumb protection:
    Another plus in comparison with the ocun gloves is the thumb protection. Fisting hurt less (If you are not on the receiving end) because your thumb doesn’t get so raw.

    Pinky side for fists:
    That is half protected in the small fists I tried. The palm side is still open. I had the same with the ocun and bd gloves. I will add a bit of tape next time I try a fist crack.

    Thickness of the gloves:
    I found that the Ocun and Decathlon gloves are a bit more padded. If you can see past the cloth in between your fingers these gloves a bit better if you do not enjoy pain. That said, crack climbing is dumb if you mind the pain.
    I enjoy the direct contact of these gloves more than these above. I think only the BD gloves are a bit thinner still.

    While I think the BD gloves and WB gloves look and feel pretty much the same I think the rubber of the WB gloves is a bit stickier. It feels a bit more like you only ad tape if you have these white gloves, and it helps a bit better if you use the black ones sold here.

    Would I buy again?
    Yes definitely.
    In the Netherlands the price of all the gloves I mentioned in this endless review are roughly the same. And my first impression is that this glove put all the good bits together. The sticky rubber of ocun and the nice fitting and thumb protection of Black Diamond.
    Also they just look better. It is just cool to put this on your hands.

  50. Matthew S. (verified owner)

    At first I was surprised how tight the finger loops are (I did measure my hand), but I do enjoy the tight fit. My only general concern about the gloves is the stitching on the sides of the glove (pinky and pointer finger) seem a bit strained with the rubber wrapping around the hand. Hopefully this will last as long as the rest of the glove.

    I also enjoyed your tips on keeping the gloves lasting long I will try to keep the finger loops in as good of shape as I can keep them. I think these loops will last quite a bit longer than other gloves on the market.

    Anywho, really impressed with the quality on these gloves. I’ve used some old OR crack gloves from a friend and I’ve had multiple finger loops break on those, so I’ve enjoyed the time I’ve had with the Wide Boyz crack gloves. I love the comfort, and these gloves actually make fisting (no puns this time) actually enjoyable!

  51. Ben Hope (verified owner)

    These things honestly feel like cheating every time you set a jam!
    I sized according the chart, and they’re a tight fit, but just like shoes I can see why that matters!

  52. Liam Graham (verified owner)

    haven’t had a chance to use them yet but they fit perfectly and they feel great

  53. Thomas S. (verified owner)

  54. Anonymous (verified owner)

  55. Martin B. (verified owner)

    Super Duper!

  56. Allegra (verified owner)

    Very well done, the sizing was perfect (xs) and it feels very high-quality at the touch

  57. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Very nice gloves. Although they seem small in the beginning (especially around the fingers), they fit nicely after some use. Total price for me (gloves+shipping+import tax) was 50 euro a pair, which is maybe not really worth it compared to other brands. (although i do feel more psyched when having the WideBoyz logo on my gloves :p )
    After using one week in granite cracks, some of the green stitching at the side already came undone.

  58. Michael Greer (verified owner)

    These are the best gloves I’ve used, but I’m giving them four stars because there are still a few places for improvement. The thumb loop is a bit long, and rubs against the crack for thin hands jams. But, it’s holding up really well despite that. Rope handling is a bit awkward with them on, and trimming up some areas of the pad would make this better. The finger loops are superb and feel very secure, if a bit hard to get on and off. The protective layer on the back is much more sensitive than other gloves I’ve used.

  59. Matt (verified owner)

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  62. John Eastham (verified owner)

  63. Miro Ahola (verified owner)

    Best crack cloves i have used

  64. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Gloves feel really well made, tough and fit really nicely. Can’t wait to really get stuck into them.

  65. Torin (verified owner)

    Well fitting, feel quite sturdy and well designed. Only downside, i’ll miss having tough-looking minced hands after crack climbing now

  66. Rembert Hieronymus (verified owner)

    XL ist a little bit to small for me.

  67. David H. (verified owner)

    Sticky under the tab on crack gloves box caught me out. Excellent design and build quality will last severe battering and abuse & not fall apart. 10/10 on all counts.

  68. Dustin Mcreynolds (verified owner)

    Great gloves high quality materials and feel great

  69. Oliver (verified owner)

    Really well made and fit well.

  70. Kelly M. (verified owner)

    Bought them for my husband and he loves them 😊

  71. Julian Woodcock (verified owner)

  72. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Feel great, work great. I’ve never been a small in gloves, so I was skeptical when the sizing chart told me small, but they fit well.

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  75. Daniel Heath (verified owner)

  76. Thomas A. (verified owner)

    Only had one day with these at the crag was very happy with them did a fist jam (I hate fist jams) and felt secure with much less pain than if I had done it with outh the crack gloves (I have too many scars from painful jams this gives me hope this will be a less frequent occurance)

  77. Colton Kinstley (verified owner)

    These are really great quality and a very well thought out design.

  78. Lesharo Pirtheesingh (verified owner)

    The only downside to these are the fact that they go outta stock so fast

  79. Ólafur Kristinsson (verified owner)

  80. Sanna N. (verified owner)

  81. David E. (verified owner)

    Superb gloves

  82. Richard Lake (verified owner)

    They fit well, about to take them out for a spin!

  83. Nikolai a. (verified owner)

    Har tjen befare Gloves Are great!

  84. Davide (verified owner)

  85. Jeffrey Morrow (verified owner)

  86. Louis B. (verified owner)

    Fit great!

  87. Jonas (verified owner)

  88. Daniel (verified owner)

    Had a bit of an issue with the tacking on the thumb loop coming undone. Still waiting for a response to a message sent through here…

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