Why wear driving gloves?
Sure, they might seem a bit antiquated, but driving gloves are a lot more common than you think. Leather driving gloves offer both protection and comfort for your hands when behind the wheel.
They’re also a bold fashion statement.
Back in the day, everyone wore driving gloves. Ever wonder why the storage compartment in your dashboard is called the glove box? During the time of Model T’s and roofless Studebakers at the start of the 20th century, automobiles were very different from modern cars. Drivers had to wear hats, goggles, and – you guessed it – driving gloves, to protect them from dust, wind, and rain.
In the modern age, just about every car on the road has a roof to protect the driver. It’s why gloves aren’t necessary for all people. However, driving gloves do come in handy in the right circumstances.
Check out the reasons to wear driving gloves below:
1) BETTER GRIP AND CONTROL
Ever hear of a little race called the Indianapolis 500? Every single driver on the track wears driving gloves.
And no, it’s not just because it makes them look cool (even though it definitely does).
Professional racecar drivers need driving gloves so they can exercise better control over the steering wheel. If you were racing along a track at 200+ miles per hour, you would want every bit of control over the car. Just one little slip of the hand sends you careening off course into disaster territory.
Even though most of us will not be driving racecars in our lifetime, we may encounter daily situations that require quick and accurate responses from time to time. If you're driving on the highway, you'll definitely be grateful for a little extra tack to keep your hands glued to the wheel, especially when entering or exiting interstate on-ramps and driving in adverse weather conditions.
2) REDUCES HAND FATIGUE
If you’re like most Americans, taking a trip to the mall or driving your kids to soccer practice won’t tire your hands out.
Most of us spend less than an hour a day in the car commuting to work or running errands. But there are times when you might spend more than a couple of hours driving.
And these occasions are what make driving gloves so useful.
Little known fact: most truck drivers wear gloves. Why? Keeping your hands on the wheel for upwards of 5 hours at a time will tire your hands out. Although most of us do not drive for a living, truckers who log hours and hours of driving a week report that blisters may form if gloves are not worn to prevent the abrasion of gripping the wheel.
Whether you’re taking a long distance road trip or you drive a vehicle for a living, driving gloves work to keep your hands happy and comfortable in a few different ways:
The leather surface reduces vibration which in turn reduces hand fatigue.
Breathable mesh or holes in the knuckles offers ventilation to keep your hands cool.
The Glove acts as a barrier to prevent abrasion between your bare skin and the steering wheel.
3) PRESERVES YOUR STEERING WHEEL
Who wants to drive a beautiful car with a steering wheel that's falling apart?
Depending on the type of car you drive, it may be worthwhile to wear driving gloves to keep your steering wheel in good shape. Maintaining your car's steering wheel will help it maintain both its aesthetic and resale value.
4) COMFORT IN EXTREME WEATHER
Whether you’re driving in the sweltering heat or biting cold, driving gloves help keep you comfortable behind the wheel.
5) LOOKING AWESOME
Driving gloves carry a certain type of old school charm - it’s undeniable.
In the last few years, driving gloves have become even more popular. Perhaps they fall along the lines of the popular “vintage” trend that has descended over fashion the last few years.
For a lot of people, choosing to wear driving gloves is probably more often about fashion than anything else. So when did this niche-type glove become so popular?
The best driving gloves will provide you with a snug fit, good grip, and dexterity.
The best driving gloves will protect your hands from the elements while also providing a better grip on the steering wheel. They should be made of a breathable material that is also durable.
Some features to look for in driving gloves include:
- Ventilation: This will help to keep your hands cool and dry, even in hot weather.
- Grip: Look for gloves that have a textured or silicone grip on the palm and fingers. This will help you keep a firm grip on the steering wheel, even when your hands are sweaty.
- Touchscreen compatibility: Many driving gloves now come with fingertips on the thumb and index finger that allow you to use your touchscreen devices without taking off your gloves.
Best driving gloves will have a few key features that make them stand out from the crowd. Look for gloves that are made of high-quality materials, such as leather or suede. These materials will be durable and able to withstand repeated wear.
The gloves should also fit snugly on your hands so that they do not slip while you are driving. Look for gloves that have an adjustable wrist strap or Velcro closure to ensure a secure fit.
Finally, choose gloves that offer good grip and dexterity so you can easily operate the controls on your car.
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