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    Aqua Tech Gloves

    Hi Folks,
    Need to get a good pair of gloves as I have circulation problems with my hands, I have looked on line at the Aqua Tech sensory Gloves and was wondering if any of you good folks have any experience of them ,
    Best Wishes, Pat.

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    Re: Aqua Tech Gloves

    Interesting topic. I have tried many brands but have not found one yet that allows both good camera control, warmth retention, and is wind and water resistant.

    I have given up looking and rely now on 3 things to keep the hands from freezing. The base glove almost as thin as a surgical glove made of synthetics and fabric to keep out the wind and water. An outer layer of either woven material or fleece for warmth retention. In really bad conditions I will insert a disposable hand warmer.

    Not a perfect combination by any means and has failed in high wind and cold conditions. Then of course it is time to leave.

    What is important is that camera control must be maintained meaning thicker gloves will not work. I wonder sometimes how these winter photographers get their shots in places like the Arctic.

    If you do go around looking do a wind test. Place the glove against your mouth and blow hard through the fabric. If you can feel your breath going through that is not the glove you want.

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    Re: Aqua Tech Gloves

    Hi Bobo,
    Thank you for your thoughts, I to have tried many combinations such as lighter gloves inside fingerless mitts but nothing so far that I am entirely happy with, and the docs cant seem to do anything about the progressive circulation problems sometimes my hands even get cold in mild weather,
    Pat.

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    Re: Aqua Tech Gloves

    I use these

    http://www.outdoorresearch.com/en/or...er-gloves.html

    I have used them extensively in Arctic conditions at between -30 and -40 centigrade. When trecking I wear them inside mitts, and when operating the camera I find them plenty sensitive enough to operate even the smallest buttons on my 5DIII. I think they are aimed at climbing really (for which finger sensitivity is essential).

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    Re: Aqua Tech Gloves

    A combination of these two might be a good choice
    http://www.salewa.com/product/gloves...er+ws+fold+glv
    http://www.salewa.com/product/gloves/maipo-silk-glove
    When not so cold you could wear only the pair that folds over, thus achieving good control
    over your camera.

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    Re: Aqua Tech Gloves

    Pat

    I use a pair of North Face Men's Etip Gloves when shooting in cold conditions which have a tip on the finger so no need to remove them when shooting. (http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-North-Fa.../dp/B00AAV0OU0).
    Also a pair of Kaiser Outdoor Photo Gloves (http://www.speedgraphic.co.uk/clothi...s/21479_p.html) which I put on over the North face ones in very cold conditions. The mitts fold back so no need to remove them when shooting.
    Regards
    Nigel

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