the 5 greatest reasons to wear driving gloves
“the truth about driving gloves"
We hear people often saying; “nah, I don’t wear driving gloves, it’s not for me.”
Our top five most heard excuses for not wearing driving gloves:
1. I don’t own a classic car
2. I don’t own a proper supercar
3. I think it looks silly
4. Isn’t it a little prestigious?
5. I don’t drive that fast
But there are some pretty convenient reasons why to wear Driving Gloves:
1. the best way to preserve your interior.
The steering wheel has a rough time during its cycle. It's along with the seats the most used interior part of your car and probably the first thing you look at the moment you step into your car. Being a car fanatic, everything needs to look neat, including your steering wheel. The steering wheel leather suffers from your lovely human oils and sweat thus falling apart bit by bit. Especially Alcantara can be easily damaged and worn out. Driving gloves will protect your steering wheel against yourself and makes sure your steering wheel remains to be in a better shape over time.
2. BE FULLY IN CONTROL AND A BETTER DRIVER.
Sure, nowadays steering wheels are not made of slippery materials and especially Alcantara provides good grip with bare hands.But we are confidend that driving gloves support you a lot in terms of steering wheel grip. Imagine yourself driving on a sunny day on a beautifull curvy road trying to push your car a bit more (of course the road is completely yours and no other road users can be seen). 100% concentration, focus and holding tight to your steering wheel. It isn't inevitable your palms getting sweaty thus your steering wheel slick and that's not particularly desirable in that sharp U-shaped curve.
Driving gloves will overcome this and deal with your hand moisture. Especially the leather species we use, Peccary leather, allows maximum grip. We have experienced lamb leather tends to become slippery. Peccary leather is by far the strongest, durable and most flexible leather species used for driving gloves, and that's just what you need on a nervous breaking road.
3. avoid burning your hands.
With the earth temperature slowly heating up, it isn't inevitable to find yourself in a car, which is parked in the summer sun, with a steering wheel that's that hot you think it's made of lava. A pair of driving gloves will make it much more comfortable to continue and keep on driving.
4. ELIMINATE hand fatigue.
5. the truth about driving gloves.
Really, be honest; doesn’t it look neat when wearing mens driving gloves behind the wheel? Certainly when the colour of the driving gloves matches with a car exterior, interior or a detail like a caliper. Remember Ryan Gosling in the movie Drive? Jason Statham in the movie Transporter? Christian Bale in the movie Le mans '66? The movie director didn’t let these guys wear driving gloves to look silly or prestigious … they needed to look awesome!
The truth is, the biggest advantage of wearing driving gloves: they will contribute to your personal perfect driving experiences, and that’s the best argument we petrolheads can think of! A real paramount contribution to the driving aesthetic!