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#1 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:09 PM

Best gloves for operating in cold weather. Any suggestions or favorites?
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#2 Stefano Ben

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:30 PM

Etip Gloves by The North Face! Simply the Best for Grip your Gimbal but only in the normal cold weather!
So, not made for use under 14° fahrenheit/-10 celsius


Best, Steve.
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#3 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:57 PM

I use Gore Biking gloves. Same thing don't go on the north pole with them.

Is anyone wrapping their gimbal with some tennis racket grip or similar to avoid touching the freezing metal?
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:17 PM

There's a cold weather trick I adopted a few years ago while on a feature in December with mostly night exteriors in Michigan. I wear a wristband with a hand or toe warmer tucked into the wristband under my palm. The heat warms the blood going to your fingers, and allows for gloveless operating under much colder conditions than without. I will throw a glove on until the last minute on my post hand, and of course can leave a glove on the gimbal hand. I go to the North Face thin gloves if it's colder than that.

I need to move to a warmer climate :-).
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#5 Richard James Lewis

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:42 PM

I had a pair of these until I lost one. It's getting chilly here now, so I may have to re invest. Flip them over and cover your fingers when waiting around, then pop them back when you have to go to work.

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#6 James Puli

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:51 PM

It doesnt get that cold out here, but I just grabbed a couple of pairs of Setwear gloves last time i was in the states.
Got 1 pair of fingerless and 1 pair of full fingered (not the leather ones). Have used them in the cold, and
carrying cases, and they're great! Haven't used them with Steadicam as yet.
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#7 Markus Kuballa

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:25 AM

Is anyone wrapping their gimbal with some tennis racket grip or similar to avoid touching the freezing metal?

I put some on about two years ago when it wAs really cold here in Germany and have left it on since. Helps a ton.
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#8 TJ Williams

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:55 PM

Good idea to put a bit of foam adhesive wrap on the handle/post as it will steal the warmth from your fingertips much slower than the bare aluminum.
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