November 01, 2019

Introducing the brand new Urbex Glove for Street Photography. This glove is new to our 2020 glove lineup we are so excited to be offering a solution to all of the winter street photographers who brave the streets during the colder months. 

Man with urban photography gloves holding a camera

From candid shots to geometric compositions to vacant alleyways, the concrete jungle is a photographer’s playground with endless opportunities for interesting shots to be had.

Street photography can be one of the hardest types of photography because it requires a great deal of patience and flexibility. Your subjects are often on the move, it's quick pace, your composition is ever-changing in front of the lens and that magic moment of interaction really does only last for a split second  

It's all about having your gear dialed and ready to press that shutter in split second, which is why we’ve created the Urbex Street Photography Glove. 

The Urbex was created to help street photographers maintain a balance of style, warmth, and functionality. We wanted to make a glove that looks great while walking around town but also performed for the photographer.

These guidelines led us to creative decisions, like a timeless tan goat leather shell. Keeping the urban look with a soft and pliable feel, allowing the photography to wrap their hand firmly around their kit. A DWR coating has been applied the leather to protect against that winter precipitation.

For warmth, we utilise our favourite merino wool liner to keep you warm and comfortable, and keeping the glove thin enough to operate your gear.

With warm hands and access to your dials, you can now forget about messing with your gloves and instead spend your time looking for that angle. Getting that shot no matter which city you are exploring.

Click here to Shop the Urbex

Urbex Design Details

This glove is jam-packed with photography-specific specs so let’s jump into it!

Tech Specs:

  • FlipTech finger caps: This glove comes with our signature FlipTech finger caps so you’re ready to shoot in seconds. Just flip the finger cap and enjoy full access to your dials. The caps are held back by a magnet so they stay out of your way while you get your shot. 
  • 100 % Merino Wool inner: The benefits of merino wool are many but in short, even just a thin layer of merino wool will help keep you warm and toasty without adding bulk to your glove proving that merino continues to be nature’s best weapon against the cold. It’s natural antimicrobial properties help keep the bacterial stink down and the merino fibres are moisture wicking meaning you stay warm even if the merino gets wet. 
  • Magnets: The magnets on the back of the index finger and thumb keep the FlipTech open and out of the way so you have full access to your camera. 
  • Genuine Goats Leather: Tan genuine goats leather for that street style and durable use.
  • Knit Cuff: Comfortable and cosy knit cuff with a snap button strap to keep the glove snug and your wrists warm.
  • Touch Screen Compatible: Conductive suede Index and Thumb so you can swipe, send, answer and scroll as per usual. Use your touchscreen devices without ever having to take off your glove. 
  • Fitted Glove Design: Slim and fitted design for reduced bulk, comfort and great camera feel.

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Sizing:

This glove is unisex sizing so when measuring your hand, compare the measurements to Unisex Sizing Chart. Remember, we design our gloves to fit snugly to ensure the best camera feel so if you like a looser fitting glove or are between sizes, you might want to size up. 

Click here to view our sizing chart.

Warmth:

This glove is designed for mild winter conditions. It’s perfect to photography where you need to take the chill off your skin but you’re never too far from a warm cafe or a hot cup of tea.  

Mild winter rating

 

winter street photography gloves

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Winter is no joke! Keep warm and shop our range of Vallerret Photography Gloves.


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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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