I had high hopes for these gloves to be the answer to my winter photography needs. Alas, they are bulky, restrict hand movement, and nearly impossible to manipulate the camera controls while wearing them, even with the flipped fingers open. I haven't had a chance to test them for warmth yet, but it almost doesn't matter if I can't use them for photography. Unfortunately, Vallerret charged a fortune in shipping to send them to me in Canada (and I was charged taxes, duties and customs fees on top of this) and they would charge me to return ship them at my own expense, meaning even if I wanted to send them back for a refund, I'd be out nearly a hundred bucks. Worst decision I ever made. Don't be fooled.
Wore these in New Zealand in April, including before dawn and after dusk outings in wind, rain and some light snow. Used them in temperatures down to just below 0 deg Celsius. Very warm and not over-bulky. The palms grip incredibly well on icy handrails (eg the swing bridges over the Hooker Valley) which was excellent. Be aware that if you use them on the beach though that sand will also stick to the palms, so you need to keep brushing it off before handling anything like lenses or filters. Overall very practical gloves. I usually wear a men's medium glove as I have slightly longer fingers and wider palm, but the women's large fits quite well, snug and without excess length in the fingertips. The flip top fingertips work very well for camera handling and fishing things out of bags or pockets. Highly recommended.
Not tried in anger yet but they are so comfortable and quite the best I have seen. I have also bought the liner.
Wish I had found them sooner.
One of my best purchases ever. Just had their first outing in Iceland last weekend - ideal for when I was fiddling around trying to get the right setting for the northern lights at 1am on a cold clear night
Fantastic - quality - they are comfortable, warm, and it is easy to take photographs whilst wearing - just what was required
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