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Gloves - photography for the use of...

Just bought a pair of these from Amazon and on first glance they seem to be exactly what's needed for cold weather photography...

I'll report back once I've used them!
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I got a pair of Sealskinz for Christmas. Very good.
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Re: Gloves - photography for the use of...

I have had a pair of padded thermal mittens that I used in Nortern Norway during several winters. The four finger part folds back so that they fingers become exposed from the joint just below the first knuckle from the palm. Bought from Mountain Warehouse ( Tog 24 Wind Stoppers )roughly 9 years ago and have stood up well to the tests of time.The palm and finger parts are of a clingy dimpled non-slip rubber mixture which is an added advantage .
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Yes, they do look good.

Careful, though, of that magnetic trigger finger cover if you are handling anything that is magnetically sensitive like some payment cards etc. etc.
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Careful, though, of that magnetic trigger finger cover if you are handling anything that is magnetically sensitive like some payment cards etc. etc.
And don't stand near any fridge doors.

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Have to admit using old Thinsulate gloves, nothing special. Old helps as they are quite loose, but warm enough.....
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Have to admit using old Thinsulate gloves, nothing special. Old helps as they are quite loose, but warm enough.....
I've been using Thinsulate and have always found them good, but I froze to death on a photography course with Tesni (as there wasn't much walking) and vowed to get something a lot more windproof!
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I have had a pair of padded thermal mittens that I used in Nortern Norway during several winters. The four finger part folds back so that they fingers become exposed from the joint just below the first knuckle from the palm. Bought from Mountain Warehouse ( Tog 24 Wind Stoppers )roughly 9 years ago and have stood up well to the tests of time.The palm and finger parts are of a clingy dimpled non-slip rubber mixture which is an added advantage .
I know exactly what you mean and Sealskinz do some just like that. here!
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I've been using Thinsulate and have always found them good, but I froze to death on a photography course with Tesni (as there wasn't much walking) and vowed to get something a lot more windproof!
Agree they run out of use when wet.....
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Re: Gloves - photography for the use of...

Good idea, these gloves. Thanks.
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Re: Gloves - photography for the use of...

Always use silk liners and thermal outers, hot hands handwarmers are very useful too.
Also use their hot feet pads, got a bit of old frostbite damage in a couple of toes and they never warm up.
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Re: Gloves - photography for the use of...

Ive got a pair of what must be the previous model of those Sealskinz, Paul, which Ive had for years and are lasting very well indeed. Very good in cold rain since theyre pretty impermeable, but I dont find them warm enough for much below zero for long periods. My hands do get a bit clammy in them.

When its really cold, I wear a pair of Valletret Claw mitts, with a pair of MacWet Climatic photography gloves underneath. The Vallerrets are no longer made, but they have a 3-1-1 mitten arrangement, with fold-down tips on the thumbs and forefingers, while the MacWets allow you to use touch screens on cameras and Phones reasonably reliably. I bought them both at the Photography Show a couple of years ago and got the Claws slightly large for me so the MacWets would fit beneath. The MacWets are good on their own in warmer rain since they retain their grip when soaked.
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"Sealskinz"! I hope that's just a trade name and not a hint of what they might be made of

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Seals are made of this aren't they?

14% Spandex 20% Polyester Nylon, 66% Polyamide/Nylon
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Seals are made of this aren't they?

14% Spandex 20% Polyester Nylon, 66% Polyamide/Nylon
That's why they are so rubbery, to quote Benny Hill......
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