These gloves have a synthetic leather palm that combines the dexterity of a lighter glove with the protection of a heavier leather glove. The pre-curved anatomic design offers a close, comfortable fit, making it easy to work with knots and hardware, yet still provides hand protection when operating a belay system, hauling on the main line, rappelling, chain saw and power tool operation, and busting brush. The mesh back adds comfort and helps keep the hands cool, while elastic on the wrist provides a secure fit. Using the carabiner loops attached at the wrist, the gloves can be clipped to harness gear loops when not in use. The gloves are machine washable for easy cleanup.