Four days ago, we had a post about making gloves that fit taking pictures in a cold weather. We also had a giveaway for Etre Touchy gloves.
Well, the Etre Touchy Contest is over and we have our three winners. Scroll to the end to find out if you are one of the Lucky bare handed who get a pair of the coolest photog gloves ever. We had 215 submissions, some had some great tips, some were hilarious to read (yup, I read them all) and some were simply opt-in which is also cool. Thanks for everybody who took the time to chim in.
Random.org provided us with the winning numbers. However, just before we announce the winners, I’d like to share some of the really useful tips we got through the comments
Tipped gloves with grip (Sam)
If you’re going to cut down a pair of gloves, try to get some that have
some rubberized gripping on the palm – just enough to cover where your
hand contacts the camera so you don’t drop it.
I use very thin knit gloves (Steve)
I use very thin knit gloves that I wear in a larger pair of mittens. I
can just remove my hand when I need to shoot, then shove it back into
the large mitten. Thin gloves alone just aren’t enough for Minnesota
I’ve been using a pair of Framer’s Gloves for years now. The fingers are cut
out (typically just the forefinger and thumb) and stitched to prevent
wearing or tearing. Mine have rubberized grips and work wonders.
Synthetic glove liners from Outdoor (kimages)
Best solution so far has been a pair of thin synthetic glove liners
from Outdoor Research. Not cheap, but very tactile, and keeps skin
away from cold contact. Have had my 2nd pair for five or six years
now. They compress to a very tiny volume when not in use, too.
There is a similar issue when mountaineering in the winter : manipulating
cords and gear in freezing cold. There is no way to remove the glove
even for a few seconds when its -15°C or less. A solution is to wear
thin glove that enable you to manipulate (tipped gloves for example)
and add a bigger pair of mittens on top that you can remove on demand.
I use bow hunting gloves (anon)
I use bow hunting gloves whenever I shoot in cold temperatures. Mossy Oak and Manzella make great gloves. I was able to use my camera fully, dial a cell phone, even pick my nose without removing them or exposing my fingertips to the cold, snow, and wind. They also have suede. Grippy
palms and fingers to prevent slipping and their thin, but warm, construction keeps you feeling connected to your equipment.
And the winners are… drum-roll…
If you are not one of the lucky winners you can get your pair here.
We will be in touch with the winners soon for colors and sizes