Sure, they might seem a bit antiquated, but driving gloves are a lot more common than you think. Lea
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 top 5 reasons to wear driving gloves below:
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.
Enter auto racing gloves.
For drivers who actively participate in SCCA clubs or driving school's like BMW's track events or Porsche's Driver's Ed, driving gloves offer more precise steering. And greater control promotes safer events and better results.