Used these gloves for a photoshoot at 8000ft in elevation with temps near 18 degrees. Hands were nice and toasty. These gloves don't fit my hands perfectly (no ones hands are the same) but they worked amazingly.
Haven't had an occasion to use them yet, but they look and feel great!
Bought a pair of Ipsoots for a trip to Norway in March/April. These gloves kept my hands warm in the biting cold and they function well. I’d say at -5C and below you’d want to wear liners underneath but don’t consider that an issue. Particularly impressed as my first pair had a stitching issue but I was sent out a new pair straight away with no fuss. Definitely a worthwhile investment if they last me years. Would recommend buying the size above.
I already had the first pair of gloves which was offered on Kickstarter years ago, but they were a little bit too thin (and tight) for the Norwegian coast in the winter (hunting Northern Lights on Hurtigruten).
I ordered the new pair a little bit larger than recommend (being at the upper end of a size), so they fit very comfortably. The first pair from Kickstarter was very tight, too, so ordering one size larger was a good decision. Good grip, good warmth, and the magnets of the finger tips work fine.
Not cheap, but well worth the money.
I was a bit hamstrung (or, handstrung) with my choice of gloves - very few true XXL gloves out there. As such, I had to go with the Ipsoot.
I measured my hand and found that I should just fit the XXL. And that was true on arrival. My first issue is that it is therefore only just XXL.
This is not an issue unique to Vallerret. I’ve noticed mamas brands “downsizing” sizes over the last decade or so. What used to be an XL is now marked as an XXL.
And the trouble with that is simple: small fits in slightly too big; however, big doesn’t fit into slightly too small.
Why don’t these sizes under promise and over deliver?
The second issue I have is with the magnetic catches for the finger snoot. Put simply, they are not up to the job.
If I am careful with my alignment, they sometimes hold. Most of the time, they simply flap free.
Not a terminal issue, but, strong rare earth magnets are cheap nowadays. These seem cheap, weak and not up to the job.
Anyway, if my history with gloves is replicated, the test will be in the long term strength of the seams. Let’s see...
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|Hand Girth||cm||18 - 20||20 - 21||21 - 22||22 - 23||23 - 25||25-28|
|inch||7.1 - 7.9||7.9 - 8.3||8.3 - 8.7||8.7 - 9.1||9.1 - 9.8||9.8-11.0|
|Hand Length||cm||16.0 - 17.5||17.5 - 18.5||18.0 - 19.0||19.0 - 20.0||20.5 - 22.0||22-24.0|
|inch||6.3 - 6.9||6.9 - 7.2||7.1 - 7.5||7.5 - 7.9||8.1 - 8.7||8.7-9.4|
|EU Size Equivalent||EU 7.5||EU 8||EU 8.5||EU 9||EU 10||EU 11|
|Unisex Glove Models: Markhof Pro 2.0 | Skadi Zipper Mitt | Ipsoot | Alta Over-Mitt | Merino Liner Touch | Primaloft/Merino Liner|
|Hand Girth||cm||16.0 - 17.5||17.5 - 18.8||18.5 - 20.0||20.0 - 21.5||-|
|inch||6.3 - 6.9||6.9 - 7.4||7.2 - 7.9||7.9 - 8.5||-|
|Hand Length||cm||15.5 - 16.5||16.3 - 17.2||17.0 - 18.5||19.0 - 20.0||-|
|inch||6.1 - 6.5||6.4 - 6.8||6.7 - 7.3||7.5 - 7.9||-|
|EU Size Equivalent||EU 6||EU 7||EU 8||EU 9||-|
|Female Glove Models: W's Nordic|