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    Question Driving gloves

    Driving gloves. Are they becoming a thing of the past, given the climate control and warmth comfort in modern cars?

    Or do they provide a valid service e.g. regarding grip on the steering wheel?




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    Default Re: Driving gloves

    My regular gloves slip like mad on the wheel. If it's cold, I use an old pair of paint covered working gloves that have some sort of rubber faces, that grip fine.

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    Default Re: Driving gloves

    Quote Originally Posted by birlinn View Post
    My regular gloves slip like mad on the wheel. If it's cold, I use an old pair of paint covered working gloves that have some sort of rubber faces, that grip fine.

    "If it's cold" I can appreciate on the Isle of Mull.
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    Default Re: Driving gloves

    In my little car without roof, doors or screen gloves are always good...
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    Default Re: Driving gloves

    I remember Dad had a pair, waaaaaaaay back when we had a Beetle with that really skinny rimmed steering wheel. The only other time I've ever seen them, has been on the occasional Brit period piece on tv. Dont think I've ever seen driving specific gloves in a store here.

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    Default Re: Driving gloves

    An aunt, who drove a drop head Delage (present from an admirer) wore rabbit skin driving gloves. Ordered 6 pair at a time.

    But RP, if you intend to wear them you'll need a tweed cap as well.
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    Default Re: Driving gloves

    Not about warmth at all. Proper driving gloves are about grip, mostly ensuring that sweat does not cause slip. Certain people in high stress shooting situations like combat also use such gloves. Fit is very fussy.

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    Finger-less leather driving gloves, that is the answer. The leather allows for good grip on the wheel if your palms get sweaty and the finger-less allows you to feel the input the car gives you as you dive in and out of the corners.

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    Default Re: Driving gloves

    In olden times I simply wrapped my steering wheels ( which tended to be hard and skinny ) with leather. Remember the kits from Vilem B. Haahn? He sold pukka driving gloves too.

    If you are not driving something like an old English roadster ( Austin Healey 3000, Jag XK120, TR4 ) I think you can't get away with it, style-wise.
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    Default Re: Driving gloves

    I think they are an affectation and/ or fashion accessory, unless you are driving on a track.

    Wearing gloves in cold weather doesn't make them driving gloves. For instance, once the truck warms up, I usually drive barehanded.

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    Default Re: Driving gloves

    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    I think they are an affectation and/ or fashion accessory, unless you are driving on a track.

    Wearing gloves in cold weather doesn't make them driving gloves. For instance, once the truck warms up, I usually drive barehanded.

    Kevin
    Down here, and other places here in the US, after the car is parked for while the steering wheel is so hot you can hardly touch it. Gloves would be nice.

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    Daughter of a friend drives oval races in a class called "Super Fours". She prefers her Seattle Seahawks football gloves.
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    Got to be one of the most unwanted Christmas gifts,just behind Cologne

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    Default Re: Driving gloves

    Motorcyclists wear heated gloves in the winter.
    Perhaps John can offer some perspective on steering wheels in Phoenix

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