Climbing Glove 2010 Editors’ Choice Awards announced by SuperTopo.com
04/30/2010

SuperTopo.com Reviews and Ranks the Gloves for Rock Climbing and Mountaineering

Online PR News – 30-April-2010 – – April 29, 2010

MILL VALLEY, CA--SuperTopo.com, one of the most popular climbing web sites in the world, revealed today the results of the SuperTopo 2010 Editors’ Choice Awards for the Climbing Glove category, listing this year’s best climbing gloves and best value for climbing gloves. The SuperTopo.com staff chose the following winners after extensive field testing in Yosemite, Washington, and Utah. Each climbing glove also underwent extensive side by side tests to evaluate key performance metrics such as dexterity, fit, durability, ease of handling, and other factors. The complete climbing glove review test results for 2010 are available on SuperTopo.com. The winners are:

Black Diamond Stone – winner of the Editor's Choice Award for fingerless glove 2010. It had the most dexterity and best fit of any glove we test. According to gear tester Chris McNamara, "the Stone Glove offered the perfect balance of dexterity and durability – it’s the ultimate aid glove."

Mad Rock Wall Glove – winner of the Editor's Choice Award for full-fingered glove for 2010. It had an incredible articulated fit and great dexterity with above average durability. According to Chris McNamara, "Out of our stack of gloves to test, The Wall Glove was what we reached for the most often for belaying, rappelling, or just doing chores around the house."

Black Diamond Transition and PMI Fingerless Glove – winner of the Recommended award for 2010. This award is given to products that scored very highly, and offered unique capabilities. According to Chris McNamara, "Both gloves scored just below the award winners but were still awesome. We would use them in a heartbeat."

About SuperTopo.com: SuperTopo offers the most detailed and exhaustive side-by-side comparison climbing gear review in the industry. Each product is evaluated on a common set of metrics, tested both hands-on and in a lab setting, and then field tested exhaustively on Yosemite's Big Walls, The Alaska Range, Cascades and other serious climbing areas around the world.

SuperTopo.com is the premier destination site for active, influential, and outdoor-oriented rock climbers in the United States. Offering detailed information on the most popular climbing routes in the United States’ most popular climbing areas, SuperTopo.com serves as one of the critical sites to visit when planning an outdoor climbing trip. SuperTopo.com also features the United States most-active climbing discussion forum, by and for experienced outdoor rock climbers. With topics ranging from how-to-aid climb to bolting ethics, route beta, and general fireside chit-chat, the SuperTopo Climber’s Forum is regularly frequented by many of the most well known and famous rock climbers in America.

Media Contact: Chris McNamara - 530.545.0424 - chris@supertopo.com