Heat 3 Smart gloves
I have a container full of expensive gloves, mitts, and combinations thereof that never keep my hands warm in the temperature and weather conditions advertised. Those big cumbersome down or synthetic fill mittens that do provide superior warmth provide little, if any, tactile ability when trying to alter camera settings. Most mittens require a separate liner glove, and the withdrawing or your hand from the mitten to operate the camera equipment. That is until now…enter the Heat 3 Smart glove.
I have personally tested the Heat 3 Smart glove this past winter in Yellowstone National Park, Japan, and the Arctic in temps down to -30F. The gloves are without doubt the best I have ever used in extreme conditions, offering both superior warmth and dexterity. Many of you have experienced the incredible pain of thawing fingers, frostbite, or frost nip. As photographers our extremities are particularly vulnerable as we often remain motionless for long periods waiting for the decisive moment to occur. When our hands become cold and fingers numb we loose concentration. Staying out even longer means we risk permanent physical damage. I have a permanent loss of sensitivity in two of my finger tips, and would like to avoid further damage and/or additional digits to suffer a similar fate.
Tip…when photographing you need only expose your glove liner covered index finger and thumb to work the camera controls, with the rest of your hand remaining inside the mitten.
HEAT 3 Smart gloves have been continually developed over their lifetime. High quality materials and workmanship are the prerequisites for these high performance products. Great emphasis is placed on functional details. The gloves are incredibly versatile as they can be used as mittens providing the ultimate in warmth and also gloves which allow for full freedom of movement.
Thumb and index finger right and left with silver fabric for perfect use of your i-phone and all touch screens. Palm side now full goat leather for more warmth and better grip. Additional 4 oz Primaloft on the cuff has been added for even more warmth. Additionally, hand warmer pockets placed in strategic locations on the glove greatly enhance the comfort in temperatures far below that of other products. Two water tight zips – on the inside of the hand and on the outside keep hand warmers, CF cards, etc, dry. Elastic Microfibre with water resistant and breathable membrane ensures the highest level of dryness, and wind protection.
This product was originally a custom-made item and is now in its third generation. HEAT 3 Smart gloves were designed specifically for special combat forces of Germany and Austria. HEAT 3 Smart gloves are perfect for cold weather photography, skiing, mountain climbing etc.
I bought a pair of the Heat 3 Smart gloves from Shoot the Light and recommend them without any qualifications. Everything Chas and the others have said here is right on. You will not be disappointed or able to find a better cold weather glove for photography….Bruce Cheatham
Best winter photography gloves on the market today, bar none. My wife and I just got back from two trips photographing polar bears in the Beaufort Sea. We were out on small boats 8-10 hours a day, sometimes in blowing snow and very cold wind chills. These gloves did not let us down and we were able to easily operate the camera dials and buttons while retaining warm hands. Great space for hand warmer packets to fit inside the gloves on those brutally cold days. Our best photography purchase in quite a while!….Mark Needham
Retail US $200, includes shipping within continental US
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