July 25, 2019

It was the middle of winter in 2013 and Vallerret founders Stine and Carl had found themselves in the harsh and unforgiving Alaskan frontier, navigating the ins and outs of Alaska’s famous dog mushing. Soaring mountains, pristine rivers, abundant wildlife and infinite miles of snow. They were surrounded by some of the most impressive beauty on the planet and as they stood amongst the grandiose wilderness, they felt two things: 1) the complete and utter shock that such places exist and 2) the need to ensure others could enjoy it just as much.



From the beginning, founders Stine and Carl's love for ensuring others can enjoy winter has driven every product and every decision made at Vallerret. The idea was simple. They wanted to keep hands warm so others could fully enjoy winter’s beauty. They wanted to make a lasting impact.

dog licking lips in the snow

At Vallerret our mission is to help photographers overcome the challenges of Winter Photography. In doing so, we produce gloves made for endurance with high performance materials to help photographers thrive even in the harshest winter conditions.

We strive to make the best choices for the environment in production, but any way you look at it, production creates pollution. We are very aware of that which is why we have committed to offsetting our footprint and continue to explore ways to do better. 

We are far from perfect and while we know there is a lot of work to be done, we are excited to be taking the steps to conduct responsible, sustainable business and give back.

As part of our goal to be better, we are proud to announce our partnership with 1% for the Planet, an organization we have admired for years. Started in 2002 by Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard and Craig Mathews (founder of Blue Ribbon Riles), 1% for the Planet is a global organization that connects dollars and doers to accelerate smart environmental giving. They have created an alliance of businesses who recognize the severity of protecting the environment and who are dedicated to taking responsibility.

Starting now, Vallerret Photography Gloves is committed to giving one percent of our annual revenue to environmental nonprofits to help mitigate the effects our business has on the environment. Now, when you buy Vallerret Photography Gloves, you can rest assured you’re buying a product that gives back.

sewing vallerret photography glovesThe small choices we make every day affect our planet from where we shop, to what we eat, and how we behave. We know we are far from perfect and while we certainly have a long way to go, we are excited to be taking this step towards becoming a more sustainable business.

You can read more about our ever-improving sustainability initiatives here

To learn more about 1% for the Planet and to see how you can get involved, click here.

 

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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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