Jay, if you're ready to kick it up a notch, skip the padding and just get regular police handcuffs. The extra chafing will lead to tough skin and calluses that will give you that extra edge needed on the tough climbs.
Yay and Happy Birthday to the dude who still rocks the Wyde with style and pride. My friend, I hope this day brings you some nice bouldering, followed by a cool bike ride and then a crab feast. big hug!