Merino Liner Touch Photography Glove
Brilliant customer service from this company.. first pair of gloves were not good cos they were too big - the company identified this problem for me and have replaced the gloves!
Brilliantly well made with so much attention to the detail. These are not just gloves!
I was really excited for these gloves. However, due to travel restrictions I’ll never get to pick them up from the place they were send. Sad.
Primaloft/Merino Liner with touch Photography Glove
I thought these gloves were wonderful but you might need to consider a slim fit if you have narrower hands.
Just returned from a trip round Iceland where we had wind, snow and sub zero temperatures every day, so the gloves got a full road test. I have a woman's small-ish hand and found the 'S' size fitted perfectly. The mitten/glove combination worked well generally although teeth were needed to help zip/unzip! Slight issue with the thumb 'flip' not staying back... think the magnet needs to be stronger. The side of the mitten clipped back easily onto the press stud. I was pleased at how they kept my hands warm. The inner gloves alone would not have been sufficient and after a while of using the camera, even the finger and thumb got cold. The 'touch screen' finger and thumb tips worked ok but I personally do not need to use that facility too much. It was very useful having the mittens on elasticated wristbands and the palm grip on them was very good. For overall warmth and practicality, these are the best gloves I have ever worn, even without using a camera, and I really recommend them for seriously cold environments. You get what you pay for.
What I like about your gloves is that they are very well made and that you are the only company (to my knowledge), to have a size XXL. I give 4 stars because of your beannie, which for my part is of poor quality, the wind is blowing through and seems to me to be Chinese made at $ 1.50
I am very satisfied with the very quick delivery of the gloves.
Can't wait to use them!!
I ordered a pair of Vallerret Ipsoot Photography Gloves in mid December 2019. When they arrived, my wife hid them away to wrap as a present for me for Christmas or my birthday, the following day. Your email requesting a review arrived on my birthday, before I had had an opportunity to wear them outdoors! This winter there has been exceptionally little cold weather in southern England, so I left it until now to develop my opinions on the gloves. I sense that yours is the type of organization that cares enough about what your customers think to take notice of a late review (and, frankly, given your prices, I doubt whether you will stay in business otherwise).
I got my son to measure my hands as you describe, which suggested I take size L. However, I’m over 6' tall (almost 1.88 m), I think my hands are a fairly normal length for my height, and so I didn’t believe that the fourth largest of a range of six unisex sizes would be big enough for me. I looked at other sizing charts which placed me nearer to EU 10 than EU 9, and ordered size XL. These are almost an ideal fit, although a couple of extra mm length in the thumbs would be ideal.
My current camera, a Nikon D800, has a couple of buttons between the lens mount and the handgrip (the default options are to restore the virtual horizon, and show depth-of-field preview), positioned to be operated by the middle and ring fingers. I believe many other cameras have buttons in a similar position. So it would be helpful if finger caps were provided for these fingers as well.
I haven’t yet found a use for the pockets on the back of the hands, although I haven’t found their presence to be a nuisance.
I suffer from Raynaud's syndrome, meaning that my hands get cold very easily. I find that the Ipsoot gloves work well when the weather is cool. But when it turns cold (by lowland British standards, ~5°C, not the -5°C or 5°F that might be considered the onset of cold in eastern Europe), the gloves aren’t warm enough for me. So I would like similar gloves with much more insulation.
Your website refers to wearing liner gloves inside them. However:
a) The Ipsoot gloves are a fairly snug fit. I suspect that wearing liner gloves inside would compress my fingers somewhat, restricting what little blood circulation there is my hands in the cold, and thus stopping them from feeling any warmer.
b) The only liner gloves you offer have material covering the fingertips, which in my opinion would largely defeat the point of buying gloves with finger caps that can be folded back.
These are the best gloves for winter photography I’ve found so far, but they fall well short of what I would like, because of insufficient insulation, and the inability to release my right middle and ring finger tips for relevant camera buttons.
The cold and the level are no problem for these gloves, with an excellent grip make these gloves the ideal travel companion for the mountain and cold weather photographer. The best choice without a doubt.
So I bit the bullet and decided to ‘invest’ in a pair of black Markhof Pro 2’s. OMG, even with the weather warming here in Ireland, we still have cold, wet, windy, days and having worn these on a few days already I can’t wait for Summer to finish so I get to use them more. Great quality, snug gloves. Thanks Vallerret.
Gloves did not fit well, even though I measured and used the company’s measurements for fit. They were way to big and bulky to use in Yellowstone with temperature of -19. Even with a wool liner my hands were cold. I wasted my money. I do not recommend these over mits or the wool liner. Don’t waste hard earned money.
I received them in time to try them in cold weather and they are good.
I ordered a wrong size and they corrected it immediately. They were sent to me before I could get to my PO and return the small size. I think the ones they sent me had been returned before as the tags were not on correctly and had fallen off. The thumb magnet for the right hand does not work as well as the magnet for the left thumb. But they are beautiful looking gloves.
Buen servicio y producto
I have not received them yet
I’m a sports photographer and these gloves are a great addition to my gear bag. The reason I purchased these gloves was for the ability to have my thumb and finger out during shoots. The magnet held back the finger/thumb perfectly.
Glove size was nice and tight. I’ve only used them once but the build looks great and can’t wait to use them again. Highly Recommend these gloves.
I wasn't sure whether or not I needed photography gloves but after using these, I wouldn't want to shoot in cold weather without them. They are really well made and are great looking too
I used the gloves in arctic climate and I liked them very much.
The seams of your stretch gloves are not good . They tear easely . Gloves are too expensive for what it is
Love the gloves, nice materials and they feel snug.