Brilliant customer service from this company.. first pair of gloves were not good cos they were too big - the company identified this problem for me and have replaced the gloves!
Brilliantly well made with so much attention to the detail. These are not just gloves!
I ordered a pair of Vallerret Ipsoot Photography Gloves in mid December 2019. When they arrived, my wife hid them away to wrap as a present for me for Christmas or my birthday, the following day. Your email requesting a review arrived on my birthday, before I had had an opportunity to wear them outdoors! This winter there has been exceptionally little cold weather in southern England, so I left it until now to develop my opinions on the gloves. I sense that yours is the type of organization that cares enough about what your customers think to take notice of a late review (and, frankly, given your prices, I doubt whether you will stay in business otherwise).
I got my son to measure my hands as you describe, which suggested I take size L. However, I’m over 6' tall (almost 1.88 m), I think my hands are a fairly normal length for my height, and so I didn’t believe that the fourth largest of a range of six unisex sizes would be big enough for me. I looked at other sizing charts which placed me nearer to EU 10 than EU 9, and ordered size XL. These are almost an ideal fit, although a couple of extra mm length in the thumbs would be ideal.
My current camera, a Nikon D800, has a couple of buttons between the lens mount and the handgrip (the default options are to restore the virtual horizon, and show depth-of-field preview), positioned to be operated by the middle and ring fingers. I believe many other cameras have buttons in a similar position. So it would be helpful if finger caps were provided for these fingers as well.
I haven’t yet found a use for the pockets on the back of the hands, although I haven’t found their presence to be a nuisance.
I suffer from Raynaud's syndrome, meaning that my hands get cold very easily. I find that the Ipsoot gloves work well when the weather is cool. But when it turns cold (by lowland British standards, ~5°C, not the -5°C or 5°F that might be considered the onset of cold in eastern Europe), the gloves aren’t warm enough for me. So I would like similar gloves with much more insulation.
Your website refers to wearing liner gloves inside them. However:
a) The Ipsoot gloves are a fairly snug fit. I suspect that wearing liner gloves inside would compress my fingers somewhat, restricting what little blood circulation there is my hands in the cold, and thus stopping them from feeling any warmer.
b) The only liner gloves you offer have material covering the fingertips, which in my opinion would largely defeat the point of buying gloves with finger caps that can be folded back.
These are the best gloves for winter photography I’ve found so far, but they fall well short of what I would like, because of insufficient insulation, and the inability to release my right middle and ring finger tips for relevant camera buttons.
The cold and the level are no problem for these gloves, with an excellent grip make these gloves the ideal travel companion for the mountain and cold weather photographer. The best choice without a doubt.
I received them in time to try them in cold weather and they are good.
FIND YOUR SIZE:
|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|
|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|