What others have said...
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.
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!
Jim Clark - Contributing Editor – Outdoor Photographer Magazine
This past November I went on my first ever trip to Churchill, Manitoba to photograph the polar bears. Chas suggested I try out the Heat 3 Smart Gloves and I am so glad I took his advice. By far these are the best winter field gloves I have ever used, and as a professional nature photographer and a former resident of North Pole, Alaska, I have had my share of gloves and resulting cold fingers! Not only do they keep my fingers warm, the Heat 3 Smart Gloves palm side leather provides a better grip. The weather during my Churchill trip was rather mild compared to what it can be up there, so I did not have to use the extra pocket on the back side of the gloves for hand warmers. But it’s great to have that option. The interior glove is made of elastic microfiber, which is water resistant and designed to make it easy to slip your fingers into the right slot. There is a thumb flap so you can access camera settings without a fuss. The silver fabric on the tip of the index finger is great for operating touch screens on your camera or cellphone as well. The Heat 3 Smart Gloves are now my go to gloves for all my cold-weather outdoor photography activities. I have started showing them to my workshop students (including a couple from the Churchill trip – they ordered them immediately!). These gloves are not checked in my baggage either. I’m keeping them with me at all times! They are that valuable. I only wish I had them when I lived in Alaska more than thirty years ago. Thanks again Chas!