Winter Gloves (I shoot with the D600 so I thought I'd ask it here)
It's just started turning cold and after freezing my fingers off (well, almost) the other day in 10 degree wind chill weather, I thought it was time to replace my old mitten/glove things with the latest in warm outerwear. What's everyone looking to use this season? (I read the older posts and I've already got the warmer packets for inside the palms and my golf gloves are ready for the not quite so cold days) I'd really like Santa to bring me something for cold weather shooting that will allow me to stay outside for extended periods and enjoy the new fallen snows of Wisconsin.
Thanks for the ideas. And as the holidays approach may yours be happy and warm!
#1. "RE: Winter Gloves (I shoot with the D600 so I thought I'd ask it here)" | In response to Reply # 0RECONLEY Nikonian since 18th Jun 2012Mon 25-Nov-13 09:50 PM
My preference is a pair of Simms Windstopper Half-finger Gloves.
You already have the chemical hand warmers, these gloves come with a pocket on the inside of the cuff where the blood vessels near the surface will be warmed. You have great feel and control of the camera and lens.
If the weather is very cold or you will be out for an extended time you should add a pair of mittens over top of the gloves to be worn when not shooting.
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#2. "RE: Winter Gloves (I shoot with the D600 so I thought I'd ask it here)" | In response to Reply # 1Tue 26-Nov-13 09:46 AM
Roy... thanks so much. Great idea for these. Hadn't thought about warming up the blood vessels. And ya, I'd certainly be adding the mittens. I love shooting in cold weather, but the cold is starting to get to me as I age. (I hate to say that AGE thing.)
#3. "RE: Winter Gloves (I shoot with the D600 so I thought I'd ask it here)" | In response to Reply # 0
I bought these foldover mittens from REI three years ago. I guess it's not the latest but they're still going strong--and keeping my hands warm.
#4. "RE: Winter Gloves (I shoot with the D600 so I thought I'd ask it here)" | In response to Reply # 3Wed 27-Nov-13 09:34 AM
Thanks Dan. I've got a pair of those. Wind seems to seep through them at times. If I cover them with another pair, they're fine, but they get a bit bulky. But, you're right, they are warm.
Guess I've gotta find some that break the wind, too.