October 05, 2020

Winter is looming and you know what that means. Time to introduce some new photography gloves in the lineup :)

Introducing the Guardian! Throughout the years, our gloves have helped photographers stay warm whilst photographing disappearing ice caps in the Arctic, capturing wild animals in their natural snowy habitat, and accompanied photographers as they visit some of the most impressive and remote winter locations on the planet. We’ve helped landscape photographers, wildlife photographers and urban photographers create their art in comfort and this year, we are introducing The Guardian, a limited edition glove designed for photographers and photojournalists who are tasked with covering conflict areas.  

The guardian photography glove for photojournalists

The Concept:

The Guardian was born out of a quest to find a solution for photojournalists working in high risk, cold locations. Many photojournalists work with the military and are required to wear protective gear whilst on duty. Being out in the field as a photojournalist requires gear that is not only warm and protective but also extremely durable. Photojournalists are at constant risk of harm and need gear that will keep them safe in order to tell their important stories through images. 

 

The guardian photography glove for photojournalists

The Details:

The Guardian has all the bells and whistles that have become signature for our brand. FlipTech on the pointer finger and thumb allow instant access to your camera dials and settings and the sticky grippy palm print gives you a good hold on your equipment without fear of losing your grip, even when tensions are high. The Guardian is insulated with Thinsulate Insulation with a 100% merino wool liner to keep you warm and the back of the hand and fingers feature Kevlar material for maximum protection. 

Glove features:

  • Kevlar & premium goat leather for protection
  • Flip-Tech index and thumbs with magnets
  • Non-slip grip
  • Thinsulate insulation for warmth 
  • Built-in tripod key (tighten your tripod base plate)
  • Pre-curved ergonomic fit
  • 100% Merino Wool lining
  • Jersey cuff for easy on/off

The guardian photography glove for photojournalists

The Magic of Kevlar:

Kevlar is an extremely unique material made from synthetic fibre that is strong enough to stop bullets and knives. It’s five times stronger than steel whilst still being a relatively light material. Kevlar is made from plastic but unlike most plastics, Kevlar doesn’t melt. It stands up to relatively high temperatures and only starts to decompose around 450 degrees Celsius (850 degrees Fahrenheit). Kevlarcan resist attacks from many different chemicals and is virtually unchanged when exposed to long periods of moisture or extremely hot water. 

The guardian photography glove for photojournalists

 


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Help With Sizing

FIND YOUR SIZE:

  1. Measure around the widest part of your hand with a relaxed open palm.
  2. Measure from base of hand to the tip of the middle finger.

PEASE NOTE:  We design our gloves to be snug for best camera feel possible. This sizing chart reflects snuggly fitted gloves.

    Unisex Size Guide XS S M L XL XXL
    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 | Urbex | Powerstretch Pro Liners
    Female Size Guide* XS S M L XL
    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 -
    *This size guide is specific only to W's Nordic Photography Glove

      

    Please note, our gloves are designed to fit snuggly to give you the best camera feel without compromising on warmth. If you prefer a looser fit, please consider to go a size up.

    As we learn more and more about gloves we also learn that all hands are different. Some people have long skinny fingers and slim wrists, others have wide hands with short fingers.

    Our gloves wont fit all even with the right measurements from the sizing chart – but we try!

     

    What size should I get if I'm between sizes?

    For many, the best option will be to go up a size if your measurements are in between sizes.

    If you are between sizes or if your hands do not fit into the measurements on our sizing chart, we recommend prioritizing the fit for the girth measurement. The girth is the most important measurement and if the girth size on the glove is too small, you won't be able to fit the glove.

     

    Should I size up for my liner glove?

    If you’re considering pairing a liner glove with your photography gloves, we recommend choosing the same size liner as photography glove. We designed our liners to be thin and fit inside of our photography gloves so we recommend your normal size in liners. There are two exceptions to this:

    Exception #1: If you are at the very end of the ratio size in the sizing chart, e.g. 1 mm from being a size Large, then we advise going up a glove size if you plan to often wear the liner with the gloves. 

    Exception #2: If your personal preference is to wear fairly loose gloves, then you should also go up a size when adding a liner. We don't recommend this as you will compromise dexterity with loose gloves and our priority is best possible camera feel. But you know best what you like!

    House tip: Make sure to choose a liner size that is snug/tight on your hand for the best Fliptech performance when wearing liners and gloves together.

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