I got this glove on September 16 and used them for hiking 17 km up to Mount Robson, BC, Canada. On September 22-25. The first day I was hiking in the rain and cold, the weather around -4 to 0c degrees. And another day the temperature around -8 to -4c.
The mitts are a great design for the photographer but the lining is to thin and easy to tear off from my finger after a matter of second-day used, and another finger split out on third-day too. Open the zipper is good, however hard to close them, you need to use your teeth to close it. And the liner gloves do not easy to touchscreens on the camera or the cellphone.
My fingertips hurt in both hands. Due to the cold weather causing the blood to not circulate. And the blood clotting purple to the fingertips. I can't rotate the dial to control a camera or press a button to take a picture because of it to pain. And I got pain around 7 days.
After hiking, I had to go to the store to buy an icebreaker lining for replacement, because I have to go camping at Mount Assiniboine two nights more it work great. I was disappointed with the expensive glove. This glove is good for the temperature around 0c degree up can't not warm under minus.
I rather stupidly ordered the wrong size of these great gloves and contacted Vallerret. The correct size were despatched immediately and arrived almost before I had managed to pack up and return the originals - brilliant!
I couldn’t have asked for more.
The gloves seem great, but it hasn’t been cold enough to use them yet. Maybe send this again in a few months.
These have been awesome while shooting in the frigid cold in Greenland and Iceland! Thanks! =)
This is my second pair of gloves from Vallerret, the first pair being the IPSoot model. I found them to be a little too warm for anything but the coldest of days or for hours of sitting in a hide. I find the Markhof glove a little thinner an more suited to the autumn and winter weather here in England.
As always, the ordering process was quick and easy and the delivery speedy (Less than 3 days from order).
I'm now looking forward to getting out and giving them a real field test over the next couple of months.
this gloves are very comfortable
Unfortunately this glove didn't come close to working out: the slit in the first finger was so tight for my slender finger that I had to pull the finger tip of the glove up then force my finger out, and the thumb slit was gaped open. According to the size chart I selected the correct size. With a very thin wool liner, my finger couldn't get out, the liner on my thumb stayed out when I pulled my thumb in. Not at all happy that I have to pay for return shipping!
Theses gloves for photographers are exemplary. They are made of quality materials that really do keep your fingers warm in cold conditions.
Excellent service and the gloves look great and should be a great help in photographing Arctic foxes in the far north of Iceland next March.
Markhof Pro 2.0 Photography Glove
I had been eyeing up a pair of Vallarette gloves for a while, and a round a month ago i decided to finally buy a pair. Once they had arrived i was immediately impressed with the quality of the construction and the materials. I then tried them on they they fitted amazingly well, however once i flipped the fingers back it was immediately obvious that the insulation was showing. This not only made them look un-neat, but also ruined the idea that they were amazingly well finished. I emailed the customer service and they sent another pair out. I had to ship my pair back at my own expense which i wasn't massively impressed with.
The new pair arrived and the insulation showing was better but not gone altogether. I feel this looks like a bit of a short cut which on such an expensive pair of gloves, to me doesn't seem overly acceptable.
I then decided to test them out in the field, and instantly i could tell that they were very warm and wind proof. The fit still felt good and i could fully use even the smallest of controls on my camera. So far so good, but i them started to notice the second problem with these gloves, the magnets. Ive found that the magnets are a little too weak to really hold the finger and thumb tips out of the way effectively. This is a minor point but when using the gloves in the field i am constantly noticing it, and it does start to annoy me eventually.
Overall after a few months of use i am a bit divided by these gloves. On one hand they are amazingly warm, a good fit and the fit and finish (apart from the finger slits) is truly amazing. However with the magnets not being strong enough, and the insulation showing do sort of dull the product slightly. I think this is the basis of a great product and with a little bit more work i ant wait to see what Vallerret come out with next.
Perfect photography gloves !!
Very happy of my purchase.
Got the gloves fast and first try looks perfect. Nice quality and waiting for winter so see the isolation quality.
The gloves look great and the order arrived very quickly. Great service. The liner of one of them has a slight flaw but I can fix that. I haven't had the really cold weather to try out the gloves yet. I'm sure they will be fine.
So far I didn' really use my gloves on the field but as far as I can imagine, they are very well built, functional and why not, also very good looking! Just an advice... if you are on the edge with the size measures, take the larger ones.
Gloves look very good and stylish. Would have liked the cuffs to be longer though. Ot sure why the postage is so expensive as took awhile to arrive!
Came fast love them fits good
Very satisfied with product other than I apparently should have upsized over what i measured and took off sizing chart as are quite tight fitting - my other gloves are all Large but should have ordered XL. - we will see how they perform when winter season comes
Reçu tres rapidemment, avec un excellente information du suivi départ-Livraison
premier essai parfait
Reste à tester en condition climatique froide et peut etre pluvieuse, en situation statique
J'ai acheté ces gants pour les longues traques à l'affut
Primaloft/Merino Liner with touch Photography Glove
Te gloves seem a good idea. In fact I have some woolen gloves purchased from a market in Lancashire, England at a 5th of the price. My disappointment comes with the protection around the wrist The length up the wrist should, in my opinion, be longer.. I will have to wear a long sleeve jumper to cover the exposed part of skin. Not good in cold weather conditons. It feels uncomforttable because the glove doesn't go further up the wrist.
Arrived quickly, fit fine, seem to be well made. Will try them when it gets cold.
Although I am very happy with the Primaloft liner gloves, I have given them a 4 star because the fingers seem a little on the long side and I bought the small size hoping they would be better for my tiny hands. :)
Comfort and warmth are great though and I'm looking forward to trying them inside the other gloves during winter.
Well, i feel like the gloves are too short. Like, they barely are longer then my wrist, which in winter will leave it exposed i guess. Haven't tested them yet, winter is yet to come.
Received the gloves and tried them on to my delight they are snug without being bulky. Just waiting for winter to see if they keep my hands warm. Already recommended them to other members of my Photography society.