Customer Reviews

Based on 520 reviews
Awesome gloves... but very expensive

I like the grip, and the functionality to remove the fingertips. However I find I need to use a liner below them to really make them suitable for the North Pole's summer (-8 degrees). I am happy with my purchase because it arrived in time for my expedition, but I wouldn't buy them again.


I can’t review the product because I’ve not received it yet!

Seems it's in Australia since Friday, so should get to you soon :)
Cold weather glory

Used these gloves for a photoshoot at 8000ft in elevation with temps near 18 degrees. Hands were nice and toasty. These gloves don't fit my hands perfectly (no ones hands are the same) but they worked amazingly.

Still freezing fingers

I bought these gloves in the hope that they could keep me from freezing fingers at 0 degrees celsius. I tried them at 0 degrees celsius, but still my (covered) fingers were icecold... After replying to the store, I could not return them, because the labels were no longer on the gloves, since I tried them ...

Hi John! Perhaps there has been some misunderstanding, if so, sorry about that! I see we have been corresponding about size exchange couple of weeks ago, but never heard back from you. I'll drop you a line again so we can sort it out :) Cheers!

Haven't had an occasion to use them yet, but they look and feel great!

Great concept. Quality lacking.

I have both the Ipsoot and the new Merino liner gloves. Ipsoot had to be replaced as grip/design was coming off index finger. Merino gloves had two runs in them after two wearing (No, I didn't get them caught on anything). Just got replacements and seam on thumb is coming apart after one outing. Not going to bother sending in this time as these just don't seem to hold up. Great idea, great customer service, just need to up the quality.

Hi Per! Shoot, really sorry to hear about the new Primaloft Liner, I'll drop you a line in a moment and we'll figure something out for the next new season :)
Top Gloves

A qualidade das luvas é impressionante. Muito boas.

Vale cada centavo.

O atendimento ao consumidor é perfeito!

Excellent customer service

Bought a pair of Ipsoots for a trip to Norway in March/April. These gloves kept my hands warm in the biting cold and they function well. I’d say at -5C and below you’d want to wear liners underneath but don’t consider that an issue. Particularly impressed as my first pair had a stitching issue but I was sent out a new pair straight away with no fuss. Definitely a worthwhile investment if they last me years. Would recommend buying the size above.

Stoked you're happy with the gloves Richard :D Happy winter shooting!
Made everything right

I already had the first pair of gloves which was offered on Kickstarter years ago, but they were a little bit too thin (and tight) for the Norwegian coast in the winter (hunting Northern Lights on Hurtigruten).
I ordered the new pair a little bit larger than recommend (being at the upper end of a size), so they fit very comfortably. The first pair from Kickstarter was very tight, too, so ordering one size larger was a good decision. Good grip, good warmth, and the magnets of the finger tips work fine.
Not cheap, but well worth the money.

Awesome Winter Gloves

I recently purchased a pair of Markhof Pro 2.0 gloves (with Primaloft liners), and my wife purchased the Women's Nordic, for a trip to Iceland. We visited in late March and the weather was mid 20's to mid 30's F, wicked winds, rain, and driving snow. I have to say that these gloves were worth every penny! I am an amateur photographer (meaning i make zero bucks from my pics) so i was reluctant to spend a chunk of cash on photography gloves. However, after a week in varying weather conditions in Iceland, i am very happy that I invested in these gloves. They made my time outdoors very comfortable and the gloves were more useful than i originally anticipated. That is, not only were they great for keeping my hands warm while photographing, but they were also great for being able to pop my finger tips out to access zippers, credit cards, etc. Our coldest night was photographing the northern lights, so i used the gloves, liners, and inserted a small chemical hand warmer in the zippered pouch on the back of the gloves. That combination kept my hands very warm - i realized how warm when i would pull my finger tips out to take pics and handle my gear - it was very cold outside. I would not have enjoyed the experience nearly as much without the gloves. During the daytime, i just used my gloves and they were more than adequate. We got soaked by rain and waves a couple of times, and the gloves were waterproof as advertised. Regarding size, we both ordered two sizes of each, picked the best fitting pair, then returned the others for a small return shipping fee; spending this much on gloves, i wanted to be sure i had the best fit possible. Lastly, Vallerret's customer service was top notch to deal with regarding sizing and returns. If you are on the fence, i say go for it. I am very happy i spent the money on these high quality gloves and i know i will get many years of use from them.

Totally thrilled to hear you had an amazing trip and you're happy with the gloves' performance! We love them just as much :) And thanks for taking the time to write the review, much appreciated! Happy winter shooting!

Markhof Pro 2.0 Photography Glove

Not worn in anger yet

Excellent product, no practical experience yet


Super service.......besteld een paar Skadi Zipper Mitt, helaas te klein gemaild en per ommegaande een maat groter binnengekregen. Heerlijke handschoenen ook met dikkere te dragen. Mooi en goed product

Good idea; mediocre execution.

I was a bit hamstrung (or, handstrung) with my choice of gloves - very few true XXL gloves out there. As such, I had to go with the Ipsoot.

I measured my hand and found that I should just fit the XXL. And that was true on arrival. My first issue is that it is therefore only just XXL.

This is not an issue unique to Vallerret. I’ve noticed mamas brands “downsizing” sizes over the last decade or so. What used to be an XL is now marked as an XXL.

And the trouble with that is simple: small fits in slightly too big; however, big doesn’t fit into slightly too small.

Why don’t these sizes under promise and over deliver?

The second issue I have is with the magnetic catches for the finger snoot. Put simply, they are not up to the job.

If I am careful with my alignment, they sometimes hold. Most of the time, they simply flap free.

Not a terminal issue, but, strong rare earth magnets are cheap nowadays. These seem cheap, weak and not up to the job.

Anyway, if my history with gloves is replicated, the test will be in the long term strength of the seams. Let’s see...

Warm but fragile

The liners kept my hands warm when paired with thicker gloves but they seem to be too fragile. I'm currently on my first trip with them. When paired with decent gloves they keep me warm in around 25F weather (haven't been anywhere colder than that with them yet). My biggest disappointment is the build quality. I've already got a half inch rip on one and a sizeable hole in the other, both by the wrist area and I've only had them for less than a month with 2 days of use. I don't recall doing anything strenuous with them except pulling them in a little tighter by the wrist end to ensure a snug fit. I've done the same with cheaper liners and didn't have such an issue. For $34 I was hoping for some better quality liners because you can definitely get better quality ones for cheaper elsewhere.

Hi there! Great to hear the gloves keep you warm :) Sorry about the rip in them - there's a warranty on the gloves, so please drop us a line at about it :) Cheers!
Arctic Over Mits

I wont be using these until November, but they seem to be just what I was looking for

W's Nordic Photography Glove

Best gloves for photography

Cool looking gloves with great functionality and fit. Recommended

Awesome to hear you like your gloves Emil! - and thanks heaps for showing us a picture in action, always good to see our gloves in the field:-)
Excellent Gloves and Excellent Customer Service!

Ordered these in February, didn't really have a chance to try them out until March. When I tried them on, the Left glove didn't fit right (the index finger was pinched). Vallerret sent out new replacements immediately, before I had even returned the defective ones! New ones fit great, and really keep my hands warm while I'm out on open fields shooting sports like LAX and Track & Field. Love these!

Thrilled to hear you have now a perfect pair of gloves to keep you warm Dan :D Happy shooting!

Ipsoot Photography Glove

Ipsoot as well as Skady zipper mitt and Alta over-mitt glove

I purchased first the Skady Zipper Mitt, because once before in Finland during winter what I had was at that time dramaticaly inadequate. After receiving the glove I felt that it probably wouldn't be enough, so I opted for the Alta Over-mitt in combination with the Ipsoot.
Then finally I went to Finnish Lapland where I tried all of them out.
The Skady Zipper Mit worked but is a bit unpractical with it's zipper, trying to get the under glove out and they aren't that warm.
The Ipsoot has the same level off protection against the could according to the site (deep winter) and is one glove, no over mitt. So it should be more practical
and it was. The top of indexfinger and thump being able to open works and keeps the rest of the hand protected against the cold, in deep winter. It unfortionately wasn't that could, but in the evening temperatures did drop, sometimes to about minus 10. Taking the top of fingers off is easy, getting them back less easy. But accepteble, taking in consideration that you have to give in somewhere, if you want to take pictures in (sometimes deep) sub zero temperatures. So this glove deserves five stars.
Standing still for hours awaiting and admiring (at some point) the northernlights at some point gets to you, because you are not active. So at some point I needed more. Hence the Alta Over-mitt glove. That's like a comfertable downblanket over your hands, a real pleasure. This over mit with zipper works better than the Skady, because the zipper is in the middle of the hand. If in trouble, you can use your teeth to unzipp. No problem. So that combination for me deserves five stars aswell. But I haven't encountered minus 30 with wind yet. But if it holds then, my camera probably won't…

Oh, and the gloves are delivered very quickly, in two days in my case.

Thank you for taking the time to write this thorough review. We're really thrilled you found the good set of gloves for your winter photography adventures! Warm hands and happy shooting :)
Size problem

A bit too small

Hi David! If the gloves are too small, and still unused and with the tags on, we can exchange them to a bigger size :) Just drop us a line at Cheers!

I love my gloves keeping my hands warm for winter's photography.
The shipping for France is very fast.
Thank you.

Loving that you love our gloves :D Happy winter shooting!
Seem good so far!

I had a milder Wisconsin winter day to take these gloves out for the first time. They seem like they will work well for my needs. They are comfortable to wear and don't feel balky like some others I've tried.

Perfect Fit and comfortable!

They are exactly what I was looking for and I am looking forward to seeing how they work for me in Iceland!! The gloves came super quick too I ordered them at night mid week and they were delivered by Friday of that week! Also emailed the company for help about choosing which glove to purchase and they really helped me narrow it down to these! I will add to this post once I return from Iceland 😊

Awesome to hear that Katlyn! Have a blast of a trip! Happy shooting :)


  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.

NB: We design our gloves to be snug for best camera feel possible. This sizing chart reflects snuggly fitted gloves.

    Unisex Sizes 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
    Female Sizes 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 -
    Female Glove Models: W's Nordic