Wildlife photography is an obsession for most requiring patience and persistence. Like the postal service, only more dependable, we brave the elements to get the shot. In fact, often times we seek out those miserable rainy days as they add a dimension to a wildlife photograph that a clear blue sky just can’t compare to. Enter the search for the perfect wildlife photography glove.
So what do you look for in a wildlife photography glove? My checklist included the following: windproof, waterproof, breathable, light weight, thin enough to work the camera controls but warm enough to withstand a bit of cold. I have purchased numerous gloves but there was always a compromise one way or the other.
I purchased the Mountain Hardwear Epic Gloves in Canada for $59 at the Live Out There Store about a year ago and I am happy to report that they are as close to the perfect waterproof photography glove as I have found. In fact I just ordered my second pair because I gave my first pair away to my Alaskan Bear guide Buck Wilde cause he liked them so much. Continue reading