Callum McInerney-Riley puts the Easy Off Gloves Zip Photography Gloves to the test
- Thumb and forefinger fold back for camera operation
- Warm and waterproof
- Price: £17.99
- Website: www.easyoffgloves.com
Wearing gloves doesn’t usually lend itself well to operating a camera, particularly in the cold. Often, camera buttons are small and fiddly, and it becomes hard to change settings when a pair of gloves are quite substantial in size. Also, it requires a special type of glove to operate a touchscreen.
Easy Off Gloves has come up with a good solution to these problems with its new Zip Photography Gloves. They’re designed with photographers in mind, and feature a thumb and forefinger that fold back to allow users to operate cameras effortlessly. The clever bit about them is that they have magnets at the end of the fingertips and on the knuckle, to keep the tips from getting in the way of the photographer when operating a camera.
The shell of the gloves is waterproof and they feature a very warm, soft fleece lining. The inner palm side of the gloves has a printed silicone texture running from the palm towards the fingers, to help improve one’s purchase on the camera. On the back of the left glove is a small pouch that is designed to house a memory card, but I found that storing my 52mm lens cap made much better use of the pocket.
Overall, these gloves are well made and will keep your hands warm while still allowing your skin to breathe.