|Even in late May it can get quite cold when you're at a high elevation on a clear night, with a full moon ~ © Royce Bair|
It's surprising how cold and numb your fingers can get while setting up your camera and tripod on evening photography sessions—especially on unseasonably cool nights. Even though it was late May, the high elevation (8700 feet) of this mountain lake and clear skies caused the temperature to drop to 45º F, and I was glad I had on a pair of gloves liners.
|Silk glove liners|
Thermasilk liner gloves are the thinnest and lightest weight of the glove liners. Thermasilk is a brand of 100% real silk, one of nature's most perfect insulators. I have used non-branded silk glove liners in my photography work for over 30 years. They don't grip as well as some of the more modern materials but the are very thin, flexible, and offer an amazing amount of warmth for their light weight. (Thermasilk is also available on Amazon.)
Gordini Lavawool Stretch Gripper II Glove Liners are one of my favorites. The shell is 93% polyester and 7% wool. They are not quite as warm as the Thermawool, but they fit and grip better. Although normally wear a large glove size, but their medium fits perfectly and still offers great flexibility. They are my favorite stand-alone glove for short time periods. (Lavawool is also available on Amazon: Small or Medium to X-Large.)
|On this very cold (below zero) January night, glover liners were a MUST. As soon as camera adjustments were made, I quickly returned my hands back into the larger gloves!|