I have both the Ipsoot and the new Merino liner gloves. Ipsoot had to be replaced as grip/design was coming off index finger. Merino gloves had two runs in them after two wearing (No, I didn't get them caught on anything). Just got replacements and seam on thumb is coming apart after one outing. Not going to bother sending in this time as these just don't seem to hold up. Great idea, great customer service, just need to up the quality.
I recently purchased a pair of Markhof Pro 2.0 gloves (with Primaloft liners), and my wife purchased the Women's Nordic, for a trip to Iceland. We visited in late March and the weather was mid 20's to mid 30's F, wicked winds, rain, and driving snow. I have to say that these gloves were worth every penny! I am an amateur photographer (meaning i make zero bucks from my pics) so i was reluctant to spend a chunk of cash on photography gloves. However, after a week in varying weather conditions in Iceland, i am very happy that I invested in these gloves. They made my time outdoors very comfortable and the gloves were more useful than i originally anticipated. That is, not only were they great for keeping my hands warm while photographing, but they were also great for being able to pop my finger tips out to access zippers, credit cards, etc. Our coldest night was photographing the northern lights, so i used the gloves, liners, and inserted a small chemical hand warmer in the zippered pouch on the back of the gloves. That combination kept my hands very warm - i realized how warm when i would pull my finger tips out to take pics and handle my gear - it was very cold outside. I would not have enjoyed the experience nearly as much without the gloves. During the daytime, i just used my gloves and they were more than adequate. We got soaked by rain and waves a couple of times, and the gloves were waterproof as advertised. Regarding size, we both ordered two sizes of each, picked the best fitting pair, then returned the others for a small return shipping fee; spending this much on gloves, i wanted to be sure i had the best fit possible. Lastly, Vallerret's customer service was top notch to deal with regarding sizing and returns. If you are on the fence, i say go for it. I am very happy i spent the money on these high quality gloves and i know i will get many years of use from them.
The liners kept my hands warm when paired with thicker gloves but they seem to be too fragile. I'm currently on my first trip with them. When paired with decent gloves they keep me warm in around 25F weather (haven't been anywhere colder than that with them yet). My biggest disappointment is the build quality. I've already got a half inch rip on one and a sizeable hole in the other, both by the wrist area and I've only had them for less than a month with 2 days of use. I don't recall doing anything strenuous with them except pulling them in a little tighter by the wrist end to ensure a snug fit. I've done the same with cheaper liners and didn't have such an issue. For $34 I was hoping for some better quality liners because you can definitely get better quality ones for cheaper elsewhere.
Received my pair of * Primaloft/ Merino Liner with touch gloves & * Markhof Pro 2.0 Photography gloves and they fit perfectly. Great materials used and fairly light weight and I hope they'll work perfectly during my winter shoot on Hokkaido.
I very much like these gloves. I have 3 pair of them now. I most often use them alone and when it is very cold I use them as liners for the Vallerret mittens. When using them alone, I have found them to be nice insulation between my hands/fingers and the cold surfaces of my tripod. I have also found them to provide a bit of insulation even when wet. The only reason I don’t rate them at 5 stars is that they lack any “tackiness”. I need to be careful when handling my camera or even more so my lenses as these gloves aren’t “grippy”. This is probably a consequence of being designed as a “liner” glove where the “grippyness” would make it difficult to insert them in other gloves. Furthermore, the fabric is, by design, “stretchy”. So any material that would be added to make them more “grippy” would need to also be able to stretch. Maybe they could use little dots of “grippy” material similar to the socks that my grandchildren have so they can run around on hardwood floors without slipping and sliding as would happen with normal socks. ;-). All that said, I very much like these gloves and keep one pair in my down puffy at all times.
FIND YOUR SIZE:
NB: We design our gloves to be snug for best camera feel possible. This sizing chart reflects snuggly fitted gloves.
|Hand Girth||cm||18 - 20||20 - 21||21 - 22||22 - 23||23 - 25||25-28|
|inch||7.1 - 7.9||7.9 - 8.3||8.3 - 8.7||8.7 - 9.1||9.1 - 9.8||9.8-11.0|
|Hand Length||cm||16.0 - 17.5||17.5 - 18.5||18.0 - 19.0||19.0 - 20.0||20.5 - 22.0||22-24.0|
|inch||6.3 - 6.9||6.9 - 7.2||7.1 - 7.5||7.5 - 7.9||8.1 - 8.7||8.7-9.4|
|EU Size Equivalent||EU 7.5||EU 8||EU 8.5||EU 9||EU 10||EU 11|
|Unisex Glove Models: Markhof Pro 2.0 | Skadi Zipper Mitt | Ipsoot | Alta Over-Mitt | Merino Liner Touch | Primaloft/Merino Liner|
|Hand Girth||cm||16.0 - 17.5||17.5 - 18.8||18.5 - 20.0||20.0 - 21.5||-|
|inch||6.3 - 6.9||6.9 - 7.4||7.2 - 7.9||7.9 - 8.5||-|
|Hand Length||cm||15.5 - 16.5||16.3 - 17.2||17.0 - 18.5||19.0 - 20.0||-|
|inch||6.1 - 6.5||6.4 - 6.8||6.7 - 7.3||7.5 - 7.9||-|
|EU Size Equivalent||EU 6||EU 7||EU 8||EU 9||-|
|Female Glove Models: W's Nordic|