November 20, 2019

We’ve got some exciting things happening at Vallerret! Remember a few months ago when we announced our partnership with 1% for the Planet. With this partnership, we’ve committed 1% of our annual revenue to environmental nonprofits and over the past few months, we have been carefully reviewing a lot of awesome nonprofits and we are stoked to announce our first 1% for the Planet partnership with The Conservation Alliance.  

What is the Conservation Alliance? 

The Conservation Alliance is a nonprofit focused on funding for community-based campaigns to protect threatened wild habitat and outdoor recreation. The Alliance was founded in 1989 by outdoor industry leaders REI, Patagonia, The North Face and Kelty who shared a goal of increasing outdoor industry support for conservation efforts.

So, how does it work? 

The Conservation Alliance is a group of like-mind companies that disburses its collective annual membership dues to grassroots environmental organizations. They direct funding to community-based campaigns to protect threatened wild habitat and outdoor recreation through rigorous grant proposal review processes that ensure the grants go to organizations that can succeed given the necessary financial resources.

Why we chose to partner with the Conservation Alliance:

North America is the third largest continent and contains all the major biomes in the world! From the desert to grassland, to tundra, and coral reefs, the diverse public land on this continent is under constant threat and in constant need for protection. 

Since it’s inception in 1989, the Conservation Alliance has helped save more than 51 million acres of North American wildlands, protected 3,107 miles of rivers, stopped or removed 34 dams, designated five marine reserves and purchased 14 climbing areas. ⠀

In addition to providing funding to grassroots environmental organizations, The Conservation Alliance focus on advocacy by leveraging the collective voice of its members and sending messages to decision-makers in Washington, DC and on the local level about the economic benefit of protected lands and waters.

As recreationists and an outdoor inspired-business, we are proud to partner with the Conservation Alliance to help ensure our wild places and public lands are protected and well-managed. ⠀

What does this mean for you? 

By shopping at Vallerret, you'll be indirectly contributing to the Conservation Alliance. A portion of your money will be directed to help conserve wild areas in North America. 

As a member of the Conservation Alliance, we have the opportunity to nominate two organizations per funding cycle to receive grant funding. We also get a chance to vote on which nominated organizations should be funded. And how will we choose? With the help of our Vallerret community, of course! We want to hear from you. What organizations do you want to see funded? What projects are meaningful to you? We want our contributions to count in communities in which our customers live. 

Want to see what they've been up to lately?

The Conservation Alliance has an impressive collection of accomplishments over the past decade. They have established new protections for high-value backcountry ski and snow terrain in the Lassen National Forest, protected all of Yellowstone's winter backcountry areas for wildlife habitat and human-powered access, purchased and conserved 1,200 acres of Bolton Valley Nordic and Backcountry land in Vermont, as well as many, many other conservation wins. You can read all about their successes here.  

 

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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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