How racing gloves can help you improve your sim racing

1y ago


If you're an experienced eRacer, you've probably been through a few sets of racing gloves and found your lucky pair. They are your companion through the dangerous world of online lobbies, helping you turn in to the classic first corner melee with as much precision as possible.

On the other hand, you may be new to sim racing, riding the wave of the current surge in eSports around the globe. If you're playing hour after hour of intense racing games however, the effort can start to take its tole on your hands through blisters, sweat and general wear.

Sinem (aka SimRacingGirl) took that very journey to proper racing gloves after seeing fellow sim racers using them. After experimenting with a pair of karting gloves, she made the shift to a pair of gloves from Sparco, a brand synonymous with high quality racing equipment.

Proper racing gloves should allow a firm, grippy hold onto your racing wheel while also protecting the material, be it alcantara or suede. With breathable materials also available, sweat and blisters will be a thing of the past, allowing for you to race harder and for longer.

Do you have a favourite pair of gloves for racing? Or do you need to keep your hands free and gloveless to maximise your lap times? Tell us what you think below!

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Comments (5)
  • You..don't...need all. You are sitting home with no force feedback, please, you can do most serious sim with a hand at times

    1 year ago
    • If you use an Alcantara wheel and cherish it (after all it cost you a few hundreds), you will wear the gloves to preserve the fabric of the wheel. Other than that, it also prevents...

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      1 year ago
  • I don't see a single thing these gloves do that a set of work gloves from your local home reno store don't aside from making this chick some ad money.

    1 year ago
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    • They give you at least a basic level of dexterity for pressing buttons on your rim. Heavy duty gloves would be more of a pain, especially for rims with clustered buttons.

      1 year ago
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    • Good point good rim control is essential in a racing environment!!

      1 year ago


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