November 09, 2018

Finding the right photography glove is hard, we know. When the weather takes a cold turn, we’re always wishing for the warmth of a glove but we’ve always found gloves too bulky and clumsy when trying to take photos, so this year we’re solving that problem with the Skadi Zipper Mitt: glove, mitt, and complete functionality all in one!

We've talked a lot about the specs of the glove but as with all of our gloves, a lot of care and attention to detail is put into the production. Every stitch has a story, every component has a purpose. Our gloves are made for photographers, by photographers and we designed this glove model in close collaboration with videographer and Vallerret Team Shooter Lukas Riedl.

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Lukas Riedl modeling the all-new Skadi Zipper Mitt.

The Brains Behind the Operation:

 Lukas has been a winter bum at heart for as long as he cares to admit. Transitioning from being in front of the camera, to behind and onto videography Lukas loves to pack the gear and use it. From filming backcountry snowboarding to chefs cooking in the winter outdoors, Lukas needs the ultimate of versatility to enable his work and continue to roll that film throughout the coldest of days.

Lukas has been in search of the perfect glove for him that would give him all access and control of his videography gear without having to expose skin to the elements.

“When I’m out shooting I need to work fast with different gear components changing lenses, operating the gimbal, fiddling with microphones, adjusting camera settings and all that. Sometimes I need all my fingers out to operate and other times just my thumb or index” said Lukas. “I wanted to develop a design that could help me stay warm even when I need to use all my fingers and I’m so pumped with the result – it’s just awesome”

The brown/camo colour is Lukas’ design and we’re so excited to add a little colour to our glove range and line up. And for those who are wondering, yes, the doodle on the bottom is Lukas’ signature. (It’a pretty doodle, don’t get us wrong!)
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It's all in the details:

We designed the glove to zip open to reveal all four fingers underneath. We’re proud to announce that this glove also kicks off a new collaboration with PrimaLoft, the best insulation on the market. Our included liners are made of a PrimaLoft/Merino blend for extra durability and warmth. Panels on the back of the hand protect you from wind and the suede conductive fabric on the index finger and thumb make this glove touch screen compatible.

For a long time during the design process and prototyping, this glove was nicknamed “The gLover” and it was in the late stages of finalizing the design that we landed on the name

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Behind the name Skadi:

“Skadi” (spelled Skaði) in tribute to the goddess of winter in Norse mythology. Skadi is a jötunn and goddess associated with bowhunting, skiing, winter, and mountains. She was raised on a snowy mountaintop where heavy clouds hid the sun and the hard rock made the ground feel dead cold. She felt at home in her wild and inhospitable land where nothing would thrive or grow, and her love for the cold would become a point of division in her marriage to Njord, god of the sea who found her environment too cold and harsh.

While we all shared Skadi’s love of winter, not everyone was quick to adopt the name for the new glove. For a long time during the design process and prototyping, this glove was nicknamed “The gLover” and it was in the final stages of finishing the design that we landed on the name Skadi.

“I thought gLover was a great name,” admits Lukas, “I’m still secretly voting for it. It’s a glove and I love it. Glover!”

The Skadi zipper mitt is designed to be the ultimate versatile glove for Winter photographers/videographers with different needs on the same shoot. We’re excited to have teamed up with Lukas to design a truly lovable glove that will make you feel like the winter goddess Skadi herself.

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Skadi Zipper Mitt
You can find Lukas at luckyreel.eu and on Instagram.


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SIZING CHART

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.

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

    Unisex Sizes 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
    Female Sizes 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 -
    Female Glove Models: W's Nordic