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Held Air N Dry Gloves

Truly innovative, warm weather, waterproof touring glove from Held features GORE-TEX 2in1 technology with two separate chambers. The first chamber is unlined and perforated for excellent breathability in warm weather. The second chamber is 100% waterproof, thanks to the GORE-TEX membrane. Molded knuckle guards and SUPERFABRIC for an extremely high level of abrasion-resistance make this glove as safe as it is comfortable.

Features:

  • Highly abrasion-resistant kangaroo leather palm
  • DuPont CORDURA (100% polyamide), leather detailed back lining
  • Waterproof compartment with Pique-Push-Pull lining
  • Unlined, non-waterproof compartment
  • GORE-TEX membrane (100% polyester with 100% polyurethane coating)
  • GORE-TEX 2in1 technology (1 waterproof chamber, 1 unlined non-waterproof chamber)
  • Velcro adjustment at wrists & cuffs
  • Visor wipe on index finger
  • Elasticated leather panels on back, thumb & fingers (100% polyamide)
  • Perforated leather back
  • Perforated hand for maximum ventilation, feel and comfort
  • Hard plastic knuckle protection
  • SUPERFABRIC reinforcement on edge of hand
  • 3M SCOTCHLITE reflectors
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Another Held Glove to the bunch Been a follower of Held products since I started and was hesitant to purchase these for my Held glove collection. I wear a size Large in most gloves (be a 9 in the Held industry) and wanted a glove that was in between the summer season and winter season. I ride a 2007 Speed Triple, so I have minimal wind protection for my hands (to give you a bit background). So in the October/November months, my normal summer glove choice is the Held Phantom, and are perfect to wear later on in the day, but were awfully cold in the mornings, and on those cloudy days. I needed something a bit warmer to help out. I picked up these gloves hoping they were the solution. I've owned these for about 18 months now, so I believe I can give an honest review. Some things I really like about these gloves: -Very Comfortable to wear and sizing is spot on -Two different pouches to slide your hands into depending on the weather at hand -Got that nice Held logo on em -Airflow on the "Breezey" pouch is very nice on the palms -Fits perfectly with my Held Carese Jacket (looks-wise and fits perfectly under the zipper sleeve) -Velcro is solid and strong -"Clear Vision" Index finger wiper (found on most Held gloves) Some things I do not like about them: -That pricetag -These are NOT a 4 season glove as I keep hearing from research, incredibly cold in the winter (+ cold mornings) on a naked bike -When taking them off, the inside lining almost always catches my hand, so it almost requires two hands to properly take them off So bottom-line, If you're looking for a good glove to wear in between the warm and cold seasons, this is definitely a good glove if you want to be a Held supporter. To save a few bucks you can easily buy a summer pair of gloves and then buy a winter pair for the two seasons and use one over the other depending on the season instead. I definitely recommend them if you found out about them, and are on the fence about buying them (and have that money to burn on another pair of gloves). They are great for the in between seasons and when it starts to sprinkle (Held's Gore-Tex is amazing and will keep your hands dry and sweat-free!) I have numerous Held Gloves and am reviewing em all since I love the company and find them all incredibly comfortable. Check em out! November 28, 2014
Solid gloves Pros: - Dexterous in both chambers. - Breaks in quickly. - Visor wipe is excellent for clearing rain, bugs, whatever from shield without smearing. - Well made. Seams aren't pulling, waterproof chamber doesn't shift inside glove, materials aren't ripping. - Superfabric works. Involved in lowside that ate the Superfabric and nothing else. Cons: - Can be difficult to feel controls in waterproof chamber. This comes with any thicker glove, though. - Velcro at cuff and wrist snagged my base layer materials. - Velcro at wrist can be hard to undo while wearing glove. - Tabs at inside wrist can be cumbersome to tuck into jacket. - Not very warm, even in waterproof chamber. They aren't advertised as such but I expected more with the thicker chamber. - Pricey. I'm sure we're paying for the research. November 25, 2014
A Great Glove for Transitional Weather I've been very pleased with this glove. It's definitely not a hot summer-time glove, but it is an essential for me now. I've used it best when summer turned to fall and will use it again when spring arrives. Here in the Pacific Northwest, the ride to work can be in 20 to 30 degrees cooler in the morning than it is on the ride home and rain is always a possibility when fall or spring riding. These worked great with heated grips all the way into November here for riding to work (lows in mid 40's) and home (mid 50- low 60's). Heated grips really help this glove stretch into colder weather and sometimes it's best to be wearing the flap up on top of your hand for insulation against the wind while the heated grip takes care of the bottom. That said, I still put them away when the temps slipped below the mid 40's. If only short trips in town were involved, you could get away with them even longer into winter temps. I would take this glove on any trip partnered with the appropriate next season glove (i.e. with either a full summer glove or a winter glove as appropriate). Its a great utility glove and probably among the lightest gore-tex offerings available. Durability... I'm slightly dismayed in the subtle fraying exhibited on the textile finger tips. There are no functional issues, and they have been waterproof for me at 65 mph in heavy rain for 25 minutes (my longest "test"). I have no doubts in the Gore-Tex guarantee. My only constructive feedback to the designers would be that I would like to see waterproof leather on the tops and sides of the fingertips to eliminate the minor fraying. The kangaroo palm feels great. Fit/Finish notes...The gauntlet closure does really help keep water from running down into the glove for the sportbike user. They also tuck inside most sleeves fairly well also. I've experienced zero water intrustion from the gauntlet (this also depends on your jacket cuff design). The palm does soak up water in the kangaroo skin outer, but it does not reach your hand. To me, this is a limiting factor on whether or not I commute with it. I cannot see fully soaking the glove palm and air drying it twice per day, every day on the rainiest days. So when it starts raining here more days than it doesn't, this glove is retired in favor of an insulated Gore-Tex glove with a waterproof leather palm (I've got the Rukka Imatra and the Held Twin) for those cold wet days. Even though I am writing this at the end of November, I am looking forward to using this glove again in March. They'll be in the side case come mid-February just in case some warmish or dry days come early. I would buy this glove again. November 24, 2014
2in1 good idea, ok not perfect First I have owned a pair of Held Steve gloves for close to a decade, they have held (pun) up well, and I still use them, most comfortable gloves I have ever owned. I wanted a pair of good quality waterproof gloves, the air and dry sounded like a perfect combination. this review is written after a year and approx. 8k miles of use. Pros. These are high quality gloves like most Held products, love the kangaroo very comfortable. the perforation on the bottom is nice and does let you get some airflow when you hold the bottoms to the breeze. protection is good and I find them very comfortable to wear in moderate to cold temps as I have heated grips.They will keep your hands dry, proven over and over again. The style of this gauntlet glove lets you use the gloves over or under a jacket a nice feature. Cons. Expensive, the two layer system makes these gloves run small so order a size up. They do not breath well the Gore-Tex liner sits on top of your hand when not used and blocks all airflow to the top of your hand, these are not gloves that I will ever wear in summertime except when it rains. the minimal venting allows water to soak the outer layer of Gore-Tex making your hands feel heavy during rainstorms. It then takes quit a while for the Gore-Tex liner to dry out, however keep in mind your hands will not get or feel wet. Bottom line good quality waterproof gloves that can be used as a non summertime option (except rain), good protection, nice styling. Are they worth the cost? I think so based on my past experience with Held. November 14, 2014
not waterproof completely not waterproof but warm in cold and good airflow in hot weather.if you are going on a trip and you want to take only one pair of gloves this the perfect product. November 1, 2014
Worked as advertized I just got back from a 3 hour ride in the rain and my hands were dry. They get clammy just because it's not going to breathe like mesh but I put my hands inside the glove 3 minutes after taking them off and they were completely dry inside. The fit was what I expected. I measured my hand and ordered the size that that was recommended by Held and Revzilla and they fit good enough. My fingers seem to not be too long or too short for the width of my hand. The left glove pinky is a little tight but I expect that to break in since the gloves have only been worn twice. Someone mentioned the knuckle guard is too small and I agree but it fit well enough on my hand. Two things Held could do to improve the glove is make the knuckle guard larger and ad some protection to the thumb but overall I got what I expected and paid for. I high quality glove made in Germany. There is a string hanging off that i will clip so If the glove falls apart then I will have to take all this back :/ October 22, 2014
Great features I wear XL's in Alpinestars, bought a size 9 in these and they fit. I'll get the only negative out of the way early, the little fingers are STIFF. I've had them for about a month now and they've loosened up a bit and broken in some, but the little fingers are still pretty stiff. On occasion it causes my little finger on my throttle hand to go numb. I'm hoping this will go away eventually. Now on to the good stuff, the air chamber provides a great feel on the controls and breathes well enough to ride into some pretty hot temps. The gore-tex chamber is comfortable and warm, I can definitely wear these into the upper 30'sF with heated grips. Without heated grips I think 40'sF would be about the comfort limit. The visor wiper works really well and I think safety wise these things would do great in a slide; I've heard really good things about the super fabric stuff. I think these are a great all around commuter glove, I'm willing to sweat a little bit when it's hot for the protection and with heated grips they do fine in the cold. Now that I've rambled on about my opinion, I'll direct you to another excellent video review (besides the great Revzilla one above) by OrcaGT, an excellent motovlogger from London. October 10, 2014
I found the size chart to be close, but slightly tight on the finger lengh so went with one size up. Not cheap but very good value. I have never spent more than $5 on gloves in the local hardware store and figured it was time to look for something special. These gloves are very well built and comfortable. They are living up to the marketing and price. September 22, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Deb C: All season rider Dec 6, 2014
Tom M: These are amazing gloves. They fit perfectly. Yes, there is a loss of feel inside the GoreTex pocket, but what cold/wet gloves don't feel thick? The vented Kangaroo air "pocket" feels great. And you can use you touch screen devices with these in the air pocket.
So impressed with these that I bought Held race gloves for track days. Actually, I'm sure that I could have brought these to the track.
Nov 24, 2014
Simon L: Multi season glove, kangaroo and armor. Nov 16, 2014
Dakota K: best investment ever, my friends all have several pairs of other gloves, i only need one . two years all weather riding never fail,word as billed Oct 21, 2014
Matthew T: wanted an all-, or at least most-, weather glove. Held has a great reputation, and from my experience, deserves it. love em! Oct 7, 2014
Kit S T: for dual propose gloves Sep 26, 2014
Kevin C: I have had held gloves in the past and they were great. Sep 19, 2014
Greg S: I commute and rely on my gear to get me 90 miles a day through all weather. These gloves should handle a majority of the times I'll be riding. Aug 20, 2014
Matthew M: I purchased these gloves for the ability to keep my hands dry as well as ventilated. I already have the Held gloves that don't have the waterproof membrane in them and love them. Aug 12, 2014
Darin M: Wanted a summer waterproof glove. This one seemed to fit exactly what I wanted. Jul 15, 2014
JONATHAN N: needed a waterproof 3-season glove for commuting and trips. Temperature range is easily 48-100+ degrees. Great protection. Jun 8, 2014
James S: The reviews were good, and I have bought stuff at Revzilla before and been happy with the service. May 23, 2014
Adam K: I wanted a do it all glove and these seemed to fit the bill. The two separate areas to put your hands is genius and work very well. They kept me comfortable from 45 degrees up to 90. The protection seems decent although I haven't fallen. BIggest draw for me was it's biggest failure. They were not waterproof as described. Despite that, I'm keeping them because they are a very comfortable glove but if I'm caught in an all day downpour I'll don my bulky Harley gloves. May 10, 2014
Joon Se P: seems good May 5, 2014
Brian S: Another pair of gloves were not waterproof May 4, 2014
Jorge G: I did test these gloves , at summer time are well ventilated and long inof to cover your hands from the sun, at wintertime the y keep you warm, , and when is ice rain ,are hard enofh to keep you riding Apr 26, 2014
Glen C: I ride a KTM 950SM and a Startoliner in Canada. Lots of variety in a good glove is well worth it. Apr 26, 2014
Mark C: Reviews and capability Apr 25, 2014
Bridgette A: State of the art materials and safety features Apr 23, 2014
Tim C: Listened through all of Anthony's videos. Read the reviews here and on other sites. This seemed to fit what I need for a great ride coming up. One lap of Ireland following the coast roads. Mar 26, 2014
D I: Hated carrying two different gloves. These gloves work great from 40 - 95 degrees! Mar 25, 2014
Fernando N: Great option for mild weather. The two chamber system stretchs the glove almost 4 seasons. Mar 14, 2014
James W: Safety. Jan 25, 2014
H Ross R: Needed a multi season glove for a South American trip that will be in climate zones ranging from Tropical to sub-Anaractic Dec 11, 2013
Kevin C: have the held steve gloves for several years, great high quality gloves, wanted to upgrade to a more water proof glove, some more prtection and the price was right Dec 7, 2013
Mark P: Double Zone as far as col and hot weather riding. Safe ! Dec 2, 2013
Daniel O: Because of the innovative two chamber system and Held's quality.
Unfortunately I had to send them back after a few months for warranty. The Goretex liner was separating from one of the glove.
Held's/Revzilla's response was outstanding. I received a new pair within a week from sending them.
Nov 23, 2013
John L: I've been very pleased with the comfort, fit and quality of my previous 2 sets of Held gloves. Since my hands have been the only part of me that gets wet when riding in the rain, I thought I'd give these gore-tex ones a try. I read a lot of the reviews and liked the positive responses. Nov 22, 2013
Michael R: needed a medium weight glove that was versatile. I like being able to use one product for multiple uses, this looked like I will be able to wear in multiple conditions and be comfortable. Oct 14, 2013
Christopher M: Great late season glove for Colorado. 30-40 degrees in the AM, commute 60-80 degrees in the PM return home Oct 2, 2013
Thomas H: After reading the reviews and watching the video, I decided to get these. Oh, and they are PERFECT. Sep 29, 2013
Avery A: Good for summer and winter, nice protection, goggle squeegee (kind of sucks, actually) Sep 23, 2013
bill n: Excellent reviews , and a trusted brand . Sep 11, 2013
Fleming W: needed new gloves and wanted waterproof and summerweight Sep 3, 2013
Victoria F: Based mostly on reviews. I need a 3 season glove to take me through temperature changes-crossing mountain summits, cold rains, desert heat (thinking they may be too warm for 80+ temps, we'll see!). I expect quality from the name. Aug 30, 2013
David V: Florida weather. Enough unpredictable rain to ruin mesh gloves and enough heat (mid 90's daily in the summer) to make ordinary waterproof or even Gore-Tex gear sweaty and uncomfortable. Aug 14, 2013
A shopper asked: wondering about the added bulk of having the Gore-Tex layer stashed in 'Air' mode. If it's hanging out against the top of your hand, doesn't that negate some of the airflow coming in from the vents? Is the bulk noticeable/distracting? Mar 29, 2012
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stevets32: Since I live in Charleston, I was really worried about them being too hot for summer riding and I mean SUMMER riding. So far, I haven't been too uncomfortable commuting in this glove. The won't flow as much air as a shorty, sport mesh glove (which I have), but the perforations on the palm allow you to get really good air flow if you put your hand into the slipstream when you are riding. The do get a little warm when sitting in traffic, but the quick change to "downpour" mode is so quick that I'll pay the price. I just reviewed the product, so check that out. The gloves feel a whole lot less bulky than I thought they would. Oh, and they are amazing in heavy rain! Hope this helps Sep 3, 2012
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Mark C: Can you tell the gore-tex layer is there? Yup but barely, it is not bothersome and in fact it doesn't really feel like a layer, just simply the rest of the glove. It's not something that I even notice after having worn them for a few days. I couldn't quite imagine how it would feel at first either. Perhaps the best way to describe it is that it feels a slightly thicker on top of your hand in summer mode.

As far as venting, in summer mode you get a decent amount of air, although not nearly as much as I get with a dedicated summer glove. The air only comes in from the palm side if you stick your hand out into the wind or rest it on your grip palm side facing front. There is zero airflow that I feel from the back side of the glove. In gore-tex mode, there is no airflow that I noticed even with temps as low as the 60's. Here the glove just feels like any other glove. Although there is less tactile feel than in summer mode, it's not even close to wearing a winter glove.

If your only worry is comfort and feel, you can lay that to rest. They are super comfortable!
Jul 26, 2012
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JLopez: I feel it does negate some of the air flow, what it seems to do is keep sweat from accumilating on your hand to a large degree and it's not so much for direct airflow to your skin. If your hands do get warm you just lift the palmside to the air and air quickly flows through the palm and cools you off.

The "bulk" is pretty minimal and these gloves overall are way less bulky than other gloves that aren't as warm.
Oct 17, 2012
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RevZilla: Surprisingly, there is virtually no perceived bulk when wearing these gloves in the "air" mode. The air comes in through the palm, so you won't feel as much on the back of the hand, but you have plenty of ventilation on the front and between the fingers. Apr 3, 2012
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Tacoosh: I don't feel the vents are effective when in the air mode - the air comes through the palm, and I just straighten my fingers and they cool down. The bulk isn't really noticeable Aug 31, 2012
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stxman4: When the glove is in "air" mode there is really no noticeable added bulk but the goretex layer does cut
down on the airflow to the top of your hand quite a bit.
Jul 10, 2012
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Nullzero: It does negate some of the air flow coming through, the bulk itself isn't noticeable or distracting at all though. Its very comfortable. Jul 30, 2012
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Erroyl: It's not really bulky, and doesn't feel like it either. Once the glove is on (either one), you'll adjust after about 5 minutes. Nov 26, 2012
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farmer: i've been using the gortex chamber every morning in the dark i have no trouble using the controls. Held made a great product. Dec 27, 2012
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A shopper asked: Are these gloves too warm for use in Florida? How is the venting on these when riding a sportbike? Mar 27, 2014
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Larry R: I would not recommend this gloves for the south east weather in general. The Gore-Tex liner and can changed with Held's flap system on the inside of the glove but it will always be there on the back of your hand so it does interfere with the vents.

I'm currently in the Pacific -Northwest so these gloves are perfect for the environment here.
Mar 31, 2014
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Mark C: That's somewhat of a subjective thing. Personally I think these are great all around 3 season gloves. I would easily wear them in Florida (maybe not in Aug though), they do get a little warm because of the length, vs say a summer specific glove that is much shorter and allows for more air to get in around your wrist and under the jacket. Keep in mind that the venting is only on the palm side of the glove and only if don't put your hand into the gore-tex layer.

Like I said I would be happy to use these in Florida, year round in fact, except for the stupid summer months you guys have there. For that I would get a lighter shorty glove.
Mar 27, 2014
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brian s: Short answer: I think they are too warm for FL. I live in NC and don't wear these in warm weather unless it's raining. Long answer: Very well built and I am happy with the purchase but I find the duel use to be unfomfortable. Meaning I do not use the dry weather fit of placing my hand OVER the liner. use of placing my hand over the liner. I only use these in rain (very good) and cold weather. Also very good. Mar 27, 2014
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Luiz Philipe B: No they are not. I ride a f800gs with hand guards on.
What I think is that they don´t hold up very well in cold weather but I wear
a second skin underneath it and its fine. Bu they are well ventilated gloves for sure.
Mar 27, 2014
Shashank M: Venting is decent when not using the waterproof chamber, but for FL weather, I would recommend 2 sets of gloves - perforated summer gloves for everyday use and gore-tex gloves for wet weather. Mar 28, 2014
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H Ross R: These gloves would be too hot on a summer day in Florida. Mar 27, 2014
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A shopper asked: Am looking at either this or the Held Evo Thrux to replace a Joe Rocket Highside as a typical 3 season commuter/tourer. Seems the Held air n dry would outperform the Thrux in the summer but am wondering how well it would do at typical spring and fall temps in the NE in keeping hands warm enough? Does the liner add any warmth at all? Can the air n dry be stretched out to a 3 season glove or is is better suited to a 2 season (late spring, summer and early fall)? Perhaps a better question is what would be a good temperature range for this glove? Apr 13, 2012
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SomethingAwesome: I haven't ridden with these gloves in the winter yet, but they feel like they would handle down to snow temps, but I suspect either heated grips or brush guards to get the wind off a bit would be quite helpful. There isn't a ton of thickness to these gloves, but for a short commute, in town in particular, these would do nicely, but that's just the opinion of a guy from WI. Good luck! Sep 10, 2012
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ChrisVA: I think it will depend on your tolerance for the cold. The liner definitely adds warmth but I felt like I could still feel a little bit of airflow at higher speeds. I don't think they would do very well below 40-50 degrees, depending on your tolerance for cold and the speeds you will be riding. You could probably stretch it out an extra 5-10 degrees if you buy winter glove liners which are a relatively cheap option. I plan on using it as a three season in VA which can get rather chilly in the spring and fall. Aug 4, 2012
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Erroyl: The glove will be fine for 3 seasons..I wear it in Okinawa, Japan which is very humid and it does well. The cool temps here is about 55-60F, with rain and wind it feels like 40F. No problem with this glove. There is thinsulate in the liner, and provides warm, but also it's perforated and gets good air flow.. the waterproofing is just okay though. Nov 26, 2012
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Tacoosh: I live in michigan and feel I can use these from march to November, but I do have heated grips. I would estimate the temperature range for no heated gloves to be easily 45f-90f. Aug 31, 2012
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farmer: I live in Pa. have been using the air n dry daily at 18 deg. 70mph i think it to be a 4 season glove Dec 27, 2012
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gary m: I'd say it's a bit chilly under 60 degrees, go with a warmer glove. Apr 17, 2012
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A S asked: Hi, please advice which size should i get? As currently, i'm using alpinstars XP-5 large. Oct 5, 2013
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Brandon P: I can't compare to your current gloves, but this was the first pair of gloves I've ever bought and the size guide was accurate. I think I was around 8.5 and bought a size 9 just in case.

The fingertips ended up being a little longer than I wanted so I should have gotten an 8 but the difference is negligible and I have no regrets about the purchase.

So if Alpinestars gloves (or at least your model) are "true to size" or whatever the phrase is then I would expect the same size to be correct for these Held gloves.
Oct 9, 2013
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Ronald K: I have a bit of a wide hand - about 9.5 in circumference at the widest point. When I ordered these Helds I found size 10XL was most comfortable for me. These have bee great gloves for me, I hope you enjoy them. Oct 5, 2013
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Chad S: No experience with the XP-5, but I have both Alpinestars SP-1 and Dianese Jerico in large and the Air-n-dry in size 9 fit me perfectly. Oct 6, 2013
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Mike M: Refer to the Held size chart for guidance. With my hands the Held was slightly smaller, measured and sized up 1. ymmv. Oct 6, 2013
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A shopper asked: I'm looking for a good adventure riding glove, 50/50 on road, off road that's light enough to allow great tactile feel of the controls. I find some are a little bulky. This glove seems to offer the temperature flexibility, just wondering if there's enough protection there, or would you suggest something else better suited to off road? Sep 17, 2012
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RevZilla: The Air N Dry Gloves are designed as a warm weather vented glove with a two-position waterproof/vented liner. As a vented glove without insulation, it's not suitable for cold weather riding, even with the hand in the waterproof compartment. From a protection standpoint, it is very capable both on- and off-road, due to the leather construction, Superfabric reinforcement, venting, knuckle and wrist protection, and the all-important visor wipe. Sep 19, 2012
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farmer: i've been using the Held air and dry as cold as 18 deg. and as warm as 75deg. I can't imagine a better glove, the look feel and quality are all top notch. the price may seem to sting but one glove for all conditions. think of the money you'll save in the long run. Dec 27, 2012
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Gozar: I went off my bike with these gloves a few time off road. They have excellent knuckle, palm and low side protection. The feel is very good as well - I came from a pure off road glove, so it is not as good as that, but the best you are going to get with a liner. Oct 22, 2012
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Erroyl: The protection is good, but it is a bit bulky as it's two gloves in one. But the tactile is still really good. The airflow is good enough for warm weather and it's insulated enough for fall. Nov 26, 2012
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A shopper asked: I'm wondering if this glove would be warm enough for a 10 to 15 minute commute at about 40 mph in anything from 20-30 degree temps? I have a pretty high cold tolerance and get warm rather easily. Sep 6, 2012
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RevZilla: The Air N Dry gloves really would not be ideal for winter weather. If you were to use the Dry chamber along with some heated grips it would likely keep your hands from getting numb, but we do not feel they would keep you as comfortable as possible. Instead we would recommend the Held Warm and Dry if you have heated grips, or if you want a true winter glove the Held Freezer gloves would be our recommendation to keep your hand nice and warm.

An interesting side note, if you visit ridemyown.com/windchill you can calculate how cold it will feel at a given temperature and speed. At 25 Degree's Fahrenheit and traveling at 40mph the windchill would make it feel like 6 degree's Fahrenheit.
Sep 7, 2012
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SomethingAwesome: I haven't used these in the winter yet, but they feel like a 15 minute ride shouldn't affect you. Of course, brush guards or heated grips would definitely help, but if you have a high tolerance for cold, you should be okay. The only thing is, these gloves aren't terribly thick, not like winter gloves, but I've used Gore-Tex gloves just as thick in the past in WI, without any discomfort. Hope this helps, good luck! Sep 10, 2012
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farmer: i've been using the glove daily here in pa. it has been 18 deg. 4 of the last 6 mornings and my hands could not have been happier. but i do have heated grips. my commute is about 20 min. at 55 to 75 mph. Dec 27, 2012
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Erroyl: It'll handle that with no problem. Don't expect for the waterproofing to be perfect. But it has thinsulate fr insulation. Nov 26, 2012
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HeldWhile most gloves sold in the US are offered in alpha sizes (Small, Medium, Large, etc), Held gloves are sold in numeric glove sizes. The most accurate way to choose a glove size is to measure your hands using the directions and charts below. To get an idea of what Held Glove sizes correspond to in typical american gloves, a conversion guide is included below just to get you started in the right direction.

Held Size Estimated Men's Size
6 – 6 1/2 XS
7 – 7 1/2 SM
8 – 8 1/2 MD
9 – 9 1/2 LG
10 XL
11 2XL
12 3XL

Steps to Measure For Held Gloves

  • Use a flexible measuring tape to measure your hand in inches.
  • Measure around your hand, behind the knuckles, not including the thumb.
  • Take an accurate, snug measurement.
  • Measure both hands and use the largest measurement.
  • Compare your measurement to the size charts below

Held Sizing Guide

Held Glove Fitment Tips

Held gloves should fit snugly when new. They will stretch out during break in and form to fit your hand.

If you have long fingers, but a relatively narrow palm you should order a size up as the size chart does not account for finger length.

Please note, if your hand measures toward the upper limit of the size measurements, the gloves will fit very snugly. If you prefer that your gloves do not fit so snugly, you may want to select the next size larger. Held kangaroo gloves are a very precise fit. Because Held gloves are such a fitted glove, many people enjoy the snug fit. This is actually very comfortable, with few wrinkles and little crumpling in the palm area.

A properly fitted Held will "fit you like a glove".

Men's & Women's Gloves

For gloves available in half sizes:

Glove Size Hand Measurement
6 5" – 6"
6.5 6" – 6.5"
7 6.5" – 7"
7.5 7" – 7.5"
8 7.5" – 8"
8.5 8" – 8.5"
9 8.5" – 9"
9.5 9" – 9.5"
10 9.5" – 10"
11 10" – 11"
12 11" – 12"

For gloves available in whole sizes only:

Glove Size Hand Measurement
6 5" – 6"
7 6" – 7"
8 7" – 8"
9 8" – 9"
10 9" – 10"
11 10" – 11"
12 11" – 12"

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

Click here to see the full Held Size Chart
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black / 10 826222 22420110/2242-01-10 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / 11 826223 22420111/2242-01-11 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / 12 826224 22420112/2242-01-12 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / 7 826219 2242017/2242-01-7 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / 8 826220 2242018/2242-01-8 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / 9 826221 2242019/2242-01-9 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black/Grey / 10 826228 22420310/2242-03-10 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black/Grey / 11 826229 22420311/2242-03-11 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black/Grey / 12 826230 22420312/2242-03-12 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black/Grey / 7 826225 2242037/2242-03-7 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black/Grey / 8 826226 2242038/2242-03-8 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black/Grey / 9 826227 2242039/2242-03-9 In Stock: Ships next business day