Review: RucPac Tech Photography Gloves – A Solid Budget Offering

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After writing my guide to the best photography gloves on the market, RucPac contacted me to ask whether I would like to try out their own RucPac Professional Tech Gloves for possible inclusion in that guide. I certainly don’t put all products in my gear guides, or it wouldn’t be the “best” stuff, but I did add these RucPac gloves after I’d had a chance to use them.

Putting the name aside – I dislike it when brands needlessly put the word ‘professional’ in a product name – these are a solid offering for someone looking for a lightweight liner-style glove for mild winter usage. They are touchscreen compatible, and the rubber pattern printed on the palms of the glove adds a remarkable amount of grip.

The gloves are made from stretchy fleece material and are comfortable in milder winter temperatures. As I have said before, applying a specific temperature rating to gloves is difficult because everyone has different cold tolerances. I suspect mine is quite high because I live in the far North. I will say that they were comfortable for me in temperatures approaching zero Celsius (32F). If I knew it would be colder than zero, I’d pick something different from my gear closet, but for those milder, above-zero temperatures, these are a great, budget-friendly choice at around $40.

Although they are touted as ‘weather-resistant,’ as far as I can tell, the fleece has no moisture-resistant coating, so these are for dry cold usage only. Something like the Vallerret Milford glove will be better if you expect slightly colder temperatures or wetter, snowy conditions. However, that will stretch your budget an additional $25 or so. As a budget-friendly photography glove, backup photography glove to keep in your car, or liner glove to wear inside a larger winter glove, the RucPack Professional Tech Glove is a fine, comfortable option.

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Professional photographer based in Yukon, Canada, and founder of Shutter Muse. His editorial work has been featured in publications all over the world, and his commercial clients include brands such as Nike, Apple, Adobe and Red Bull.

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