To make it easier for you to choose the right glove for your personal photography needs, we have designed warmth rating illustrations and rated all our gloves to help you understand the conditions that that particular Vallerret Photography Glove performs best in.
The warmth of our gloves is influenced by the materials we've chosen for shell and thickness and type of insulation in each glove.
The Markhof Pro 2.0 gloves (left) are are a good choice for a quick photo shoot whereas the Skadi Zipper Mitt PSP gloves (right) are better suited to longer days in colder temps.
We do not assign temperature ratings to our gloves for the simple fact that temperature ratings are too subjective. Everyone feel the cold differently and the warmth needed for your photography will vary greatly depending on the activity you’re doing, the level of humidity, wind chill, and of course, personal reactions to the cold. Some of us feel the cold much quicker than others.
These factors makes it very difficult assign temperature ratings that fits all, so to give you a more accurate recommendation we provide you with a warmth rating and ask you to fill in the blanks (activity level, expected wind chill, personal reactions) and make your own conclusion on how much protection you need against the elements.
While our warmth ratings do not give you a suggested temperature that glove is suited for, it will give you an idea of the warmth of a particular glove compared to our other models. Consider the the type of photography you experience most often. Then think about:
a) Activity level
Are you out in the field, hiking and moving a lot? Are you a wildlife photographer who needs to stay put in a quiet (and cold) spot for a few hours? Think about how much activity you do while photographing and what kind of insulation you need for those situations.
b) How many layers of clothing do you wear?
A good rule of thumb is to mirror how many layers of clothing you wear. If you are bundled up in a base layer, a few midlayers and waterproof outer layer, you'll likely need maximum warmth on your hands too. If you're dressed to go skin up a mountain (i.e. a baselayer and windbreaker) you probably don't need our most insulated glove model.
The Markhofs (left) can be suitable for a photographer who is moving around quite a bit where as the Ipsoots (right) may be more suitable for a photographer who is standing still, despite experiencing similar weather conditions.
Below are our warmth ratings. You'll find these warmth icons next to each glove model on the products page:
This rating indicates that this particular photography glove is best suited for photo session in Arctic temperatures with maximum insulation and protection against the elements.
This rating indicates that this particular photography glove is best suited for photo session in very cold temperatures in deep snow. The glove is heavily insulated and designed with high performing materials that shields you from the elements.
This rating indicates that this particular photography glove is best suited for photo sessions in mid winter temperatures and is a great choice as an Every-Day-Use glove in Winter. Mid Winter gloves have a medium layer of insulation to optimize camera feel and grip.
This rating indicates that this particular photography glove is best suited for photo session in Mild Winter temperatures. Mild Winter gloves have a thin layer of insulation to optimise camera feel and grip.
This rating indicates that this particular photography glove is best suited for photo sessions in very mild winter days or early spring. Check with the models if it is applicable as base layer inside other Vallerret Photography Gloves.
If you need more assistance on choosing the best glove for your winter activities, feel free to give send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you sorted.