Skadi Zipper Mitt Photography Glove
Over the last 10 years, as a landscape photographer, I have been using a popular brand "-30F mitten" for my backcountry treks during winter months. Once on-location, I have been shifting to a wind-resistant glove to provide more dexterity with camera controls.
My wife has another brand of mittens with 'touch sensitive' liners that, quite frankly...suck! So, my mission has been to try out the Vallerret photography mittens with touch sensitive liners both for my own benefit, but also for her.
I am supremely happy with these mittens. They are very warm (temps were 0F -> 14F on day of 1st test trek), the ability to unzip the upper portion of the mitten to expose the liner for camera control was fairly easy and the liner, the touch sensitive liner is, by far, the BEST liner I have ever used with my smartphone.
I would give these a 10 star rating if I could and will be happy to purchase a pair of these mittens for my wife, in the near future.
I went to Yellowstone and the temps were down to -31*. For the most part, the gloves/mitt combination worked well for the cold. The quality is first rate. Now the critique and I hope this helps: When you zip up the gloves, you need to use your teeth on the leather attachment strap on the zipper to get the mitt in order to pull the zipper closed. I decided to pull off the mitt, take my shots, then put it back on. Each time was also a challenge as the cotton? cuff would roll under making it again, a time consuming evolution, when you want to shoot and move on quickly (animal shots). Both the gloves and mitt are mediums and they "fit me like a glove".(I do wonder if a large in the mitt would have worked better) In the snow, they kept my hand dry but I reverted to my REI mitts with the fingerless gloves within as it was quicker and easier when snow was not an issue.
We may have a repeat trip this next year and I may invest in your heavier over mitts as they may offer me quicker access in and out which I find is imperative. I appreciate the interest you have on your end for customer feedback as it shows you care about your customers and your product.All in all, I am glad I bought them. Thank you.
Very well designed. Chose one size up from the size indicated by the measurement chart and they fit perfectly. Their first trial was at -13C, which was a bit nippy for the gloved fingers.😊 Overall, am very pleased!
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|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|
|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|