New Gloves — Fan Of… #88

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This week’s Fan Of… is my new gloves for photography.

Easy Off Gloves

I needed some new gloves, so began by looking on Amazon at fingerless gloves, but quickly discounted them; didn’t want my fingers exposed the entire time. Next I looked at mittens that had a top section that folded back to reveal fingerless gloves underneath. These seemed the way to go, apart from most were made of wool & I wanted something waterproof; that and the fact that the fold back section were either held down with velcro (never lasts long) or buttons (tend to fall off & fiddly).

In the “more items to explore” section I spotted some gloves specifically for photography (a bit steep at £74). I then put gloves & photography into the search & several showed up. The ones I decided on ticked all the boxes; waterproof, the thumb & forefinger tips hinged back & were held by magnets. There were no fancy buckles either, so they’re easy to slip on & off. They do have grippy material on the palms & fingers, but to be honest, it’s the most slippy, grippy stuff I’ve come across (only downside)! They also featured in Amateur Photographer, and got a thumbs up from them.

Sewn in magnets
Sewn in magnets
Thumb & forefinger tips folded back
Thumb & forefinger tips folded back
Thumb & forefinger tips folded back
Thumb & forefinger tips folded back

There is a zip pocket on the back of the left glove, for spare SD cards; this pocket is actually quite big & a DSLR battery easily disappears inside!

Zip pocket
Zip pocket

I took the gloves with me when I headed to the park in the snow, in temps hovering about zero 🥶; they kept my hands warm & dry throughout. If my finger tips got cold with the tips folded back, I put them back over my fingers, which warmed up again in no-time 😃 The tips folded back easily & were held well by the magnets, & went back over the finger & thumb relatively easy. They are not too bulky, either, so basic operation of the camera could be carried out without the tips folded back. When the tips were folded back, I had full dexterity for finer manipulation of the camera & lens. I could also easily operate my phone for Instagram posts without having to take my gloves off 👍.

When I got back, my wife took a few shots of the gloves in use.

Easy off gloves in use
Easy off gloves in use

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