The hand stiff feeling is a big problem of off-road driving. Every off-road drivers use hand power for car controlling. If you ever extensively drive off-road car on badly various surface (rough, wet, mud, etc.), your hand will feel stiff. And it is beginning of hand muscle ache. The over hand pressing is the inducement of pain. Many drivers forget to manage their hand pressing power on a steering wheel while control their car.
It's easy to solve this problem. The expert off-road drivers use gloves to reduce their pressing power. Good gloves are thin, increase friction between driver's hands and steering wheel, and have quick air-flowing attribute. However, you should comfortably grip your steering wheel even if you have great driving gloves. You should train your steering wheel gripping skill while drive on normal road.
For forest crossing driving, you may use winch to tow your car (or your crew's car) or you may use any tools that it may hurt your hands (sharp knives, chainsaw, etc.). Therefore, the hand protection is the essential thing. But it isn't unsuitableness if you put on the driving glove for hard usability. Thus, you have to keep another glove for hard working on your car. A gardening glove is a good choice if it should happen that you don't have a winch glove.
If you want to buy a driving glove as a gift. It's harder than clothing buying because looking and estimating the hand size are very hard. First, you must know recipient's glove size before buying. You may peek to his old gloves or pretend to read his palm for hand size finding. Usual glove sizes are XS (Extra Small), S (Small), M (Medium) and L (Large). Second, you should select gift glove's color which he likes. Find out matching color by cognizing his clothing color or his car interior. Fourth, look around for the best price. Department stores and Internet stores often carry a large selection of driving gloves. Don't forget to check return policy. At last, you should purchase the leather or suede cleaner and the spray-on water repellent with your gift.
You can shop a new driving and winch glove at a neighboring off-road store. The store shopping has many merits. You can select a new most matching glove by size, material, color, style and price and some shops allow you to try gloves before you buy it. But the internet shopping is another good choice if you don't convenient to go out.