Not all sim racers use gloves, but for comfort over a long run and especially when using a high-end wheel with strong levels of force feedback they are almost a must-have.

Since two months ago I’d been using my old karting gloves. Some cheap ones that were forming holes from fabric that had seen better days. However, this was the norm for all of my gloves, developing an increasing number of holes and becoming less and less comfortable every time I would put them on. Brands form Sparco, to MOMO, to Alpinestars. All had the same problems after a while.

Recently I got my hands on some Minus 273 karting gloves, they are made from elasticated, light and breathable poly-spandex material. The fabric stretches four ways and has a pre-curved, perforated palm to allow for cooling whilst driving.

The feel of air flowing through the glove is only noticeable for the first use and quickly becomes the norm whilst driving, eliminating sweat and are never uncomfortable to wear like other gloves.

Comfort is a huge factor in any form of motorsport, online or in the real-world and the Minus 273 gloves fit my hands perfectly, however, I did go a size up on the recommended sizing chart.

I’ve used them whilst karting and in-sim for long periods of time, and amazingly, with absolutely no sweat on my hands. And I’ve not had any holes form, just a small bit of the rubber grip come off from the palm of the glove.

Overall these gloves are definitely worth the investment, being more durable and comfortable than all of their competitors.







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