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p.1 #1 · Photography Gloves


I am looking for suggestions on good gloves for cold weather shooting. They don't have to be Arctic certified but should handle cold down to 0 - 10 F with enough grip that the camera won't go slip out of your hand. Fingertip openings would be nice but not essential if there is enough flexibility. Any recommendations for specific gloves?


Dec 10, 2011 at 05:31 PM
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p.1 #2 · Photography Gloves


I have a pair from Lowepro that are really nice, got them from B&H. John


Dec 10, 2011 at 06:43 PM
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This question usually pops up every winter…In the past, the 'Monkey' has recommended Mechanix brand gloves and says they do him good down to single digits. Can't argue with a good recommendation from the Monkey! Lately, I have been eyeing these gloves from Aquatech but I'm waiting to hear some actual user feedback on them first as they are a little pricier. They do look pretty good and I have other Aquatech items that are well made.

HTH,
Omar



Dec 10, 2011 at 06:53 PM
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I just bought a pair a Descente Womba cycling gloves, for an upcoming cold weather trip. I don't plan on wearing them full time, (I'll have warmer gloves for that) but I think they will work when I am just walking around.

http://www.sunandski.com/Descente_Men_s_Wombat_Cycling_Gloves_p/7725068251912.htm

I bought mine here, locally. The picture is the old model, but the gloves they are selling at that price are the new version which are much better suited. They have a tacky material applied to the tip of the index finger and thumb to help with grip. They have a mitten like wind shield, that easily folds over your fingers when you aren't using them. Good luck in your search.




Dec 10, 2011 at 06:59 PM
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omarlyn wrote:
This question usually pops up every winter…In the past, the 'Monkey' has recommended Mechanix brand gloves and says they do him good down to single digits. Can't argue with a good recommendation from the Monkey! Lately, I have been eyeing these gloves from Aquatech but I'm waiting to hear some actual user feedback on them first as they are a little pricier. They do look pretty good and I have other Aquatech items that are well made.

HTH,
Omar



I love it! "the Monkey." And of course, we all know who that is.



Dec 10, 2011 at 09:49 PM
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p.1 #6 · Photography Gloves


I use a thick pair of batting gloves that seem to work, you could also try gloves made for golfing in the winter.
Paul



Dec 10, 2011 at 10:01 PM
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p.1 #7 · Photography Gloves


I have a pair of Mechanix but below about 25 degrees my fingers numb out quickly. Cold fingers has only become a problem as I have gotten a bit older but they get to the point of really hurting even in semi-cold weather.


Dec 10, 2011 at 10:33 PM
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p.1 #8 · Photography Gloves


I use a variety of specialist gloves for carpentry, bicycling, kayaking, and light weight windproof 'high tech material' gloves. My favourite ones are old framer's gloves with the thumb and first two finger tips cut off. When it gets really cold, I also have a pair of windproof, waterproof, lightweight winter mitts that I stick my hands ion - while still wearing the gloves.


Dec 10, 2011 at 10:55 PM
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A two glove system is the only one that works for me, with some help from the chemical pocket warmers. I have a thinner inner glove that I use when actually using the camera. I also have some thick arctic mitts that I pull over my thin gloves when not operating a camera. The chemical pocket warmers are great to bring back feeling to totally frozen fingers.

A single glove approach has never worked for me. I shoot in temperatures down to -30C.



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chez wrote:
.................. I shoot in temperatures down to -30C.


Why?
Now +40C & you're talking-especially with an ice cold beer! Plus a few shrimps on the barbie. There are some gloves around where one can remove the index finger & thumb temporarily. My wife uses them with her digiscope whilst birding when its really cold here-about +2C.



Dec 11, 2011 at 12:38 AM
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Tony B wrote:
Why?
Now +40C & you're talking-especially with an ice cold beer! Plus a few shrimps on the barbie. There are some gloves around where one can remove the index finger & thumb temporarily. My wife uses them with her digiscope whilst birding when its really cold here-about +2C.


One thing -30C has going for it...you don't have to fight other photogs for the best vantage point.



Dec 11, 2011 at 12:46 AM
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Tony, I've actually had a couple of Aussie's visiting this last week at my day job. Nice folk. They came prepared for -30C weather...but all we could muster for them was somewhere's around -8C. Got a little snow, took them cross country skiiing...had a ball all around.

harry



Dec 11, 2011 at 12:49 AM
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chez wrote:
... One thing -30C has going for it...you don't have to fight other photogs for the best vantage point.


Unless I'm there... Not so likely when you're on the West Coast, though.



Dec 11, 2011 at 12:49 AM
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chez wrote:
A two glove system is the only one that works for me, with some help from the chemical pocket warmers. I have a thinner inner glove that I use when actually using the camera. I also have some thick arctic mitts that I pull over my thin gloves when not operating a camera. The chemical pocket warmers are great to bring back feeling to totally frozen fingers.

A single glove approach has never worked for me. I shoot in temperatures down to -30C.



+=1 for me, Thin hunters knit gloves under a thick pair with finger and thumbs that open. There are many outer pair that work - I have several kinds. These have served me in up to -10F to -30F out all day.
















Dec 11, 2011 at 01:12 AM
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jcolwell wrote:
Unless I'm there... Not so likely when you're on the West Coast, though.


Jim, come on over one winter and I'll show you around some unbelievable winter scapes here in BC. Be prepared to do some winter hiking on show shoes or skiis.



Dec 11, 2011 at 01:28 AM
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chez wrote:
Jim, come on over one winter and I'll show you around some unbelievable winter scapes here in BC. Be prepared to do some winter hiking on show shoes or skiis.


Harry,

Deal. I'll be in touch. My brother-in-law lives in Squamish. I was talking with him today, and he mentioned that there's lots of baldies in his back yard today (on the Cheakamus). I'm planning to visit next fall and/or winter. I drove through Salmon Arm a few years ago - beautiful country.

JIm



Dec 11, 2011 at 01:51 AM
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chez wrote:
Tony, I've actually had a couple of Aussie's visiting this last week at my day job. Nice folk. They came prepared for -30C weather...but all we could muster for them was somewhere's around -8C. Got a little snow, took them cross country skiiing...had a ball all around.

harry

Great stuff! I understand from my son, who regularly snowboards at Whistler, that there are almost as many Aussies there as in London. My brother fled the UK for Canada in 1972. My wife & I travelled Canada & the US 1979-1981, in a Dodge Dart bought in Toronto, covering some 40, 000 miles in a round trip. Loved Vancouver Island & the Rockies-in winter.
An early wish for a great Xmas & a prosperous New Year to you & all FMers



Dec 11, 2011 at 07:21 AM
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p.1 #18 · Photography Gloves


A thin glove under a pair of Glomits works for me. In very cold temps ( 0 degrees and lower) I use a very heavy pair of mittens with a remote release in one of them. This system works if you are not doing allot of manual adjustments. I also keep warmers between the inner and outer glove.


Dec 11, 2011 at 02:12 PM





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