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Freehands Men's Stretch Thinsulate Gloves (Large, Black)

You Pay: $29.95
Product Highlights
  • Waterproof / Windproof Back
  • Thinsulate Insulation for Warmth
  • Magnetic Finger Tips
  • Silicon Gripped Palm
  • Designed for a Snug Fit

The large black Men's Stretch Thinsulate Gloves from Freehands are designed to be used when photographing outdoors in cold weather. The gloves have a waterproof and windproof backing and are lined with Thinsulate to keep you warm in the winter while being lightweight enough to wear in milder weather.

When photographing in cold weather you can open the finger tips so that you can more easily access small buttons on your camera, which might be difficult to access if you were wearing normal gloves. When you need to access buttons on your camera, simply pull back the thumb and forefinger tips of the gloves to reveal your fingers. The tips are secured in place by magnets until you are ready to cover your fingers again. The palm patch features a silicon grip to prevent your camera from slipping. The gloves are designed to fit snugly so you can hold and operate your camera easily. For a looser fit, order the next size up.

Size Large
Measurement taken on the dominant hand just below the knuckles should be between 9.5 to 10.0" (24.1 to 25.4 cm)
Freehands Men's Stretch Thinsulate Gloves (Large, Black)
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    FreehandsMen's Stretch Thinsulate Gloves (Large, Black)
     
    4.2

    (based on 98 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (49)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (30)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    85%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (65)
    • Lightweight (54)
    • Durable (46)
    • Reliable (24)
    • Warm (6)

    Cons

    • Not functional (5)
    • Poor design (4)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape photography (38)
    • Travel (35)
    • Everyday (25)
    • Macro photography (10)
    • Portraits (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (47), Semi-professional (22), Professional (18), Casual user (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (81), Yes (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Gloves - Warmth AND Convenience

    For a while now I've been using fingerless gloves during cold-weather shooting. This would, of course, allow me to access my camera's controls rather easily - however it would also lead to freezing...Read complete review

    For a while now I've been using fingerless gloves during cold-weather shooting. This would, of course, allow me to access my camera's controls rather easily - however it would also lead to freezing finger-tips and discomfort rather quickly. I wanted something that would keep my hands and fingers warm... while still allowing me to access my camera's controls with the accuracy that only a bare finger can offer.

    These gloves do the trick perfectly!

    The fit is very good... and the lining keeps my hands quite warm, even in freezing conditions.

    It is very easy to flip back the thumb and index finger covers... and the built-in magnets help keep the flaps secured and out of the way, so there isn't the annoyance of a flapping finger cover.

    These gloves are very comfortable... and I find that movement feels very natural - and not restrictive in the slightest.

    If I had to come up with a "con" - I would say that the lining in the thumb and index-finger flaps is a bit skimpy. Normally that isn't a problem... but in extremely cold weather I find that I notice that it's thinner in those fingers. Of course, in extremely cold weather I don't want to be shooting anyway - so that isn't a problem for me. I would imagine that if they "beefed-up" the insulation in the flaps it would make them more difficult to remove and put back on... and then we'd be complaining about that instead!

    These gloves are so comfortable that I don't just wear them for shooting... they are my primary winter gloves... allowing me to easily use other items such as my iPhone, iPod, outdoor ATM machines, etc.. I wear them just about every day... and have no complaints about their comfort, quality, construction or durability.

    I highly recommend them!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    NOT THE REAL SIZE AND NOT DURABLE

    I bought this gloves less than a month for this winter and when I got them, it didn't fit. My hand is size LARGE and I bought the L size.

    The...Read complete review

    I bought this gloves less than a month for this winter and when I got them, it didn't fit. My hand is size LARGE and I bought the L size.

    The first week using, it did open a hole in the seam.

    I'm not satisfied and I wouldn't buy again.

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    5.0

    Great Glove Great Price

    By ShipleyImages

    from Lehigh Valley PA

    About Me Professional

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    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use

      Comments about Freehands Men's Stretch Thinsulate Gloves (Large, Black):

      Great glove, feels like a quality product and well made. There are magnets that hold back the finger tip ends which was a clever idea and you don't have to worry about them flipping back..

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      • No

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      5.0

      great for winter

      By pablosalgado

      from bogota, colombia

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        Cons

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            Comments about Freehands Men's Stretch Thinsulate Gloves (Large, Black):

            so happy with my gloves. i am going to canada, so perfect!

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            • No

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            2.0

            These gloves do not keep your hands warm

            By JimDaPhotodude

            from Roanoke, VA

            About Me Professional

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Fingers Cold
            • Not Functional

            Best Uses

            • Sports Photography

            Comments about Freehands Men's Stretch Thinsulate Gloves (Large, Black):

            We ordered two pairs of these gloves. One for me and one for my wife. Shooting football Friday night Temperature was 29 degrees.Our hands were freezing. We even tried hot packs. Palms were warm where the hot packs were, but our fingers were frozen. We are requesting a return. I have every faith B&H will make it right.

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            5.0

            this is the best

            By Sash

            from Brooklyn NY

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Freehands Men's Stretch Thinsulate Gloves (Large, Black):

            two finger power

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            4.0

            Good Product

            By bigdomino

            from Wells, Maine

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Freehands Men's Stretch Thinsulate Gloves (Large, Black):

                Fit well. Solid construction. the openings on the fingers and thumbs work well. Would recommend the gloves to anyone looking to keep their hands warm while shooting.

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                4.0

                Good product

                By CeeGee

                from Tarrytown, NY

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape Photography

                  Comments about Freehands Men's Stretch Thinsulate Gloves (Large, Black):

                  keeps my hands warm in freezing weather and is a quality product.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Smart Buy!!

                  By RayzorPDX

                  from Portland, OR

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Freehands Men's Stretch Thinsulate Gloves (Large, Black):

                    The 2014 winter has been extrmely cold and my hands have paid the price. I needed something that I could easliy get to my buttons on my camera without having to expose my entire hand. Came across these gloves at B&H and I gave them a shot. After having them on for a photoshoot at night, outside, I realized I should have picked up a pair several years ago. They do a great job of keeping on my fingers nice and warm, while allowing me to make the adjustments that are needed to get the shot.

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                    4.0

                    They work!

                    By Hylos

                    from Acworth, GA

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Freehands Men's Stretch Thinsulate Gloves (Large, Black):

                        Photography enthusiast. I have used the gloves in 20 degree weather. They are a blessing.

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                        2.0

                        Not good for cold weather

                        By Eric T.

                        from Montreal, Canada

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                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Not Functional
                        • Poor Design

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Freehands Men's Stretch Thinsulate Gloves (Large, Black):

                          These gloves are a good idea, but poorly executed. I used them when I went to North Pole, NY (near Whiteface Mountain) and I ended up using small 1$ cotton gloves under these. When you're taking pictures with your index and thumb out, it's extremely cold for them, then you close them so they are protected, but your fingers are so cold they can't get hotter, being painful. Not really useful. The other fingers were fine though, the rest of the gloves are good.

                          Better off getting full gloves with good grip on the fingers to be able to control your camera. These were pretty much a waste of money.

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                          4.0

                          Useful

                          By HenkB

                          from Eastern Massachusetts

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Landscape Photography

                            Comments about Freehands Men's Stretch Thinsulate Gloves (Large, Black):

                            My hands can get into trouble if they are exposed for long times even in temperatures in the 40s (F). These are light/medium weight gloves that I rate for my own use down to freezing and just a little past, depending on how warm the sun might be. YMMV In order for the finger flap trick to work, the flaps are less well insulated and the index finger and thumb pads just feel colder when the glove is worn normally. As mentioned elsewhere, the sewn-in welts associated with the glove openings are evident and some might find them uncomfortable. I don't particularly find them problematic, nor the magnets on the back of the fingers. It seems counterintuitive but these gloves have a neat trick up their sleeve: they are thin enough and their surfaces are slippery enough that it is relatively easy to retrieve things from pockets with them on. Also works for stuffing your hands in warm pockets. This is huge when it's already colder than you had hoped, your hands are complaining and you need your car keys (or a lens cap, or something..).
                            Four stars - durability to be determined.

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                            4.0

                            Good for outside photo shoot

                            By Tom

                            from Salt Lake City

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                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Freehands Men's Stretch Thinsulate Gloves (Large, Black):

                              I live in Utah and love to go outside for photo shoot. In winter, the gloves will be convenient when holding a camera and shoot.

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                              4.0

                              Good, but a bit small.

                              By Dmisita

                              from Wilton, CT

                              Comments about Freehands Men's Stretch Thinsulate Gloves (Large, Black):

                              These gloves are made of nice, warm material. You can easily snap the finger tips back and they are easily held in place with the magnetic holds.

                              My one complaint is that they run a tiny bit small. I tried the larges in store and they fit. But, the ones I purchased were tight. I hope this means they will stretch.

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                              4.0

                              Great for cold weather shoots

                              By Winter shooter

                              from Someplace, Indiana

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                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Portraits
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Freehands Men's Stretch Thinsulate Gloves (Large, Black):

                                These were great for a night time shoot we had outdoors when it was only 10 degrees. They kept my hands warm and the finger tips easy to access when needed.

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                                2.0

                                Cheap

                                By Iggy

                                from New York, NY

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                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Not Durable

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Freehands Men's Stretch Thinsulate Gloves (Large, Black):

                                  The seams of the gloves got unsewn within two days of very light wear. They are great otherwise (but to me this is evidence of very poor build).

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                                  4.0

                                  Fantastic idea!

                                  By Ralph

                                  from NY

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                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Freehands Men's Stretch Thinsulate Gloves (Large, Black):

                                      The ends even stick back with magnets. Soft and warm too!

                                      A little more modern looking that I would have liked, but such a great design I'll put up with that. Pretty reasonably priced too considdering the mark-up that photography gear normally seems to have...

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                                      4.0

                                      Great Photo Glove

                                      By Dave

                                      from New Hampshire

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                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Freehands Men's Stretch Thinsulate Gloves (Large, Black):

                                          I beleive these gloves to be the best gloves for mild winter photography. The magnet mechanism works well, nice way to get the finger tips securely out of the way.
                                          I gave the gloves four stars however, because the finger tips don't have the same insulation as the rest of the gloves, hence the "mild winter" comment. Finger tips get cold.

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                                          2.0

                                          Lightweight and trim cut

                                          By John C

                                          from Northern New Jersey

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                                          Pros

                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Thin Construction

                                          Cons

                                          • Not Very Warm

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Freehands Men's Stretch Thinsulate Gloves (Large, Black):

                                            Size and weight - As other reviewers point out, these gloves are on the tight side. I ordered men's Large and received gloves marked Large that are in fact a very tight fit. Since I intend to use them for occasional cold weather photography, I will keep them. Hopefully their trim cut and thin fabric will facilitate holding and manipulating the camera.
                                            Magnets in the backs of fingers - designed to hold the open part of the fingers and keep it out of the way. I only hope that the magnets do not wreak havoc with the camera.
                                            Warmth factor- I have worn them for an hour in temperatures in the low 20's so far. They were not adequate for meeting my personal needs for keeping my hands warm. Since then I have worn them in temps in the 40's and found them OK.

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                                            5.0

                                            You can count on B&H !!!

                                            By Mighty Mike

                                            from Grand Rapids, Michigan

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                                            Pros

                                            • Durable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Traveling

                                              Comments about Freehands Men's Stretch Thinsulate Gloves (Large, Black):

                                              They have great prices and when you need something quick the deliver !!!

                                              Mike

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                                              4.0

                                              Size may be small but good design

                                              By Alan K.

                                              from New Jersey

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                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Landscape Photography
                                                • Traveling

                                                Comments about Freehands Men's Stretch Thinsulate Gloves (Large, Black):

                                                Although it's listed as Large, my medium size hand fits snugly and just right for me. So it might be too small for larger hands. The magnets that hold the finger tips back work well. I haven't had them out in the cold so I can't comment on how warm they are.

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                                                4.0

                                                I have to buy a second pair

                                                By Bruce P.

                                                from Sebastopol, CA

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                                                Verified Reviewer

                                                Pros

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Everyday use

                                                    Comments about Freehands Men's Stretch Thinsulate Gloves (Large, Black):

                                                    My gloves just arrived (size large). They're a bit small on me (my other pairs of gloves are L), and I was going to exchange them, but my wife said, "I'LL BUY THEM FROM YOU!" So I've ordered a pair of XL for myself. We're both delighted with the design and feel. The perfect gloves not only for camera use, but turning pages in the cold and even finding something in your pocket without removing your gloves. My wife isn't a photographer, by the way. They're just great all-around gloves.

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