Driving in the Snow? Grab a Pair of Leather Winter Gloves

Review these safety tips for driving in winter weather and check out our safety experts' recommendations for the best leather winter gloves.




Whether you’re looking to stay warm, look stylish, or keep your hands warm while working outside in the elements, a high quality pair of leather winter gloves can help you achieve all those goals and more.


Stay Safe and Warm During Winter Weather

In the winter time, it is important to stay warm and stay safe. Staying warm goes beyond simply selecting which pair of gloves you use. When traveling, make sure you follow the driving tips outlined below and have a warm pair of gloves handy.


Cold Weather Driving Tips

Winter weather can be challenging for automobile travel. Take a few moments to review these safety tips for dealing with winter weather and check out our safety experts' recommendations below for the best leather winter gloves for driving.

  • Always make sure your vehicle is in peak operating condition by having it regularly inspected by your mechanic.
  • When it’s cold outside, always keep at least half a tank of gasoline in your vehicle.
  • Accelerate and decelerate slowly. Applying the gas slowly to accelerate is the best method for regaining traction and avoiding skids. Don't try to get moving too quickly. And take time to slow down for a stoplight. Remember: It takes longer to slow down on icy roads.
  • Drive more slowly than usual. Everything takes longer on snow-covered roads. Accelerating, stopping, turning – nothing happens as quickly as on dry pavement. Give yourself time to maneuver by driving slowly.
  • Try to give yourself more space. Normally on dry pavement, the following distance is three to four seconds. When the roads are icy or snowy, the distance should be increased to eight to ten seconds. This increased margin of safety will provide the longer distance needed if you have to stop.
  • Always be aware of your brakes. Whether you have antilock brakes or not, the best way to stop is threshold braking. Keep the heel of your foot on the floor and use the ball of your foot to apply firm, steady pressure on the brake pedal.
  • Don't fully stop if you can avoid it. There is a difference in the amount of inertia it takes to start moving from a full stop versus how much it takes to get moving while still rolling. If you can slow down enough to keep rolling until a traffic light changes, do it.
  • Be careful not to fully accelerate up hills. Applying extra gas on snow-covered roads just starts your wheels spinning. Try to get a little inertia going before you reach the hill and let that inertia carry you to the top. As you reach the crest of the hill, reduce your speed and proceed down hill as slowly as possible.
  • When driving up a hill, don't stop before reaching the top. There is nothing worse than trying to get moving up a hill on an icy road. Get some inertia going on a flat roadway before you take on the hill.
  • Stay home, if possible. If you don't have to go out, consider staying inside. Even if you can drive well in the snow, not everyone else can. The fewer the number of cars on the road, the lower the risk is for a collision.

If you follow these safety tips while driving, you will keep yourself and those around you safer during this winter season.


Related: While working or driving outdoors may be impossible to avoid, staying warm while working in cold weather is easy. Check out our article on how to dress with winter work clothes.


What Sets Leather Winter Gloves Apart?

Leather winter gloves stand out from other types of gloves because of their unique combination of style, durability, and functionality. They are typically crafted from high quality leather, which not only provides an elegant appearance, but also offers exceptional insulation against cold weather. Some pairs even offer touchscreen compatibility and/or keystone thumb technology.


One key feature that distinguishes leather winter gloves is their ability to maintain warmth even in harsh conditions. Leather is an excellent insulator, keeping your hands cozy and protected from biting cold winds. Additionally, leather gloves often have a lining, such as fleece or thermal material, which enhances their insulation properties.


Finally, leather gloves tend to be more durable and longer-lasting than their counterparts made of synthetic materials. They can withstand wear and tear, making them a long-lasting investment. Their resistance to moisture also ensures that they remain functional in wet and snowy conditions.


Related: Looking to stay warm this winter without sacrificing dexterity? Read our full guide on how to select the right pair of Thinsulate gloves.


Popular Styles of Leather Winter Gloves Available from Wesco

Our leather winter gloves are crafted to offer all-day driving comfort during the harshest winter road conditions.


Superior Glove® Endura® Grain Goatskin Winter Drivers Gloves

Ideal for users in warm environment industries, these goatskin leather winter gloves feature a TenActiv™ liner that is softer, cooler and more breathable than other liner materials.

  • Ergonomic palm padding improves both grip and dexterity
  • Fluorescent orange fingertips increase visibility
  • Thinsulate™ lining withstands temperatures as low as -22°F/-30°C
  • ANSI level A5 cut resistance
  • ANSI level 4 puncture resistance


Superior Glove® Endura® Winter Driver Gloves

  • High tensile-strength goatskin provides outstanding abrasion resistance
  • Keystone thumb produces better durability and comfort
  • Brushed jersey-fleece interior with 100 gram Thinsulate™ lining
  • Good winter protection to -15°C/5°F.
  • Elasticized back for snug fit
  • ANSI level 4 puncture resistance


Cordova Grain Split Drivers Gloves

These leather winter gloves offer protection from rough objects, sparks and heat, and cushioning from blows in heavy-duty work environments. Cowhide is the most common type of leather glove. The advantages of Cowhide include comfort, durability, excellent abrasion resistance and breathability.

  • The Grain Leather (on the palm) is the smooth external side of the hide. This type of leather provides durability and dexterity.
  • The Split Leather (on the back) is the rougher internal side of the hide. This type of leather provides added breathability.
  • Keystone thumb features a separate inset thumb with a double layer of leather for more protection, dexterity and comfort
  • Slip-on cuff allows for easy donning


Majestic Split Deerskin Drivers Gloves

These leather winter gloves offer a combination of a soft deerskin split palm, a non-pilling fleece back with Heatlok™ insulation for added warmth. Glove features a form-fitting contoured pattern with a modified wing thumb. Deerskin is the warmest of leathers and is soft and durable.


Feel free to contact our Safety Support Team to help you select the right leather winter gloves for your particular workplace. No matter what type of situation you have, we can offer you options that best fit your specific budget or needs, allowing your employees to work comfortably and efficiently.



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