Are this Gloves enough for sim racing?

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Sgtdomi, Jun 3, 2018.

  1. Sgtdomi

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  2. Dennis Phelan

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    I use gardening cgoves from HomeDepot at times.
     
  3. BluePotato00

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    I really prefer fingerless gloves. I know they look ridiculous, but they allow me to:
    • Use my wireless keyboard + touchpad easily
    • Still keep my palms (where the majority of the friction occurs) protected from the alcantara rim
    • Receive more information from the wheel using my bare fingertips
    • Have better tactile feel on my wheel's buttons
    This is what I purchased for $20.
     
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  4. Andrew_WOT

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    Fingerless gloves bunch and do not protect wheel that much as you don't use palm only to hold the wheel.
    Any gloves you pick will work, to some degree.
    I have tried quite a few. My favorite is Sparco Arrow KG-7
    https://www.sparcousa.com/product/arrow-kg-7

    On budget decent choice is Mechanix Vent or Mechanix Fit, have them both too, will probably give the nod to Mechanix Vent.

    Good coverage of most trending sim racing gloves.
    https://boxthislap.org/simracing-gloves/

    And I would not recommend this Sparco sim racing special,
    https://www.sparcousa.com/product/hypergrip
    Sorry, they just suck on powerful wheels, perhaps fine on something like Logitech.
     
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  5. Jeremy Ford

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    I previously used a pair of OMP karting gloves which wore out. I replaced them with Mechanix gloves, for the low price they're very good quality. Personally Mechanix gloves will be my go to brand for sim racing gloves going forward. They're not dissimilar to karting gloves feel and fit.
     
  6. Mascot

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    I've found these type of thin rubber-palmed work gloves to be the best for simracing. They are cheap as hell (less than a quid each pair), last a long time, give excellent grip/superb feel, don't overheat, and you can cut a finger end off for touchpad/button feel.
    I normally cut all the fingers off between the first and second knuckles.

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    These ones are probably overdue for a change...

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