Held Airstream II Gloves
Very good as usual from Held
Great gloves, but as others have mention the pinky finger is a little to long. Luckily that does not bother or effect anything while riding. My other Held gloves have never had this problem, so they should address this minor issue. Cheers Dale Walker @ Holeshot Performance Products.
August 23, 2016
Ordered these gloves a year and half ago and so far no issues. They're completely bombproof and function well in both hot and cold weather. Haven't crash tested them but hard to fit my jacket sleeves into the gauntlet glove. If you want a glove that does everything then you might consider these and price friendly too.
The circumference of my left-right hand palm (behind the knuckles) was between 7.5"-8.0" (my right being bigger). The measurement from the top of my middle finger to the bottom of my palm (at the wrist) and it came out at 7.5 inches. I ordered the size 8, but I probably should have gone for a size lower for a tighter fit.
August 5, 2016
Round 2 was the winner
I previously had a pair of shorty Held Airstream gloves that were about 5 years old with a fit that was perfect and great cooling capabilities. The thumbs were wearing out so I knew I wanted to get Held again but with a cuff for improved crash protection. I ordered the same size, 8, but they were way too small! So I returned them and got the size 9 (great customer service and VERY speedy swap!). The fit was tight but they are stretching out a little and becoming more comfortable. I think if they had a 9.5 that would've been perfect. So definitely order a size up as suggested in the video.
They flow air well so that I have to wear my winter gloves in the morning and the Held in the afternoon due to how the Oregon marine layer affects our climate -- chilly mornings, hot afternoons, up to a 30+ degree temperature differential. Anyway, they look great and I can still manipulate controls easily. I think I'm a Held fan.
August 3, 2016
Overall a great warm weather glove
I'll state up front that I am a Held glove customer thru and thru. This is my 5th pair of Held gloves.
The fit, size 11, fits me as well as the previous pairs in that size. I have gone through three different styles of Held glove and the 11 has always fit as desired. If I have a gripe, it is the same one I always have :) Why they make the gauntlet barely large enough to fit over the cuff of my riding jacket! Isn't that what the velcro overlap is for? I guess I'll just never know. A bit more trail and error and they would have seen this too. Oh well, buy them, you won't be disappointed with this product.
August 3, 2016
HELD fan for life.
Spot-on fit, size 8 as measured.
Gauntlet design works better beneath sleeve.
Little finger-side hard protection a little stiff but doesn't affect grip or function on bars; otherwise very comfortable gloves.
These gloves are summer alternative to my HELD GTX race gloves, and I have to say I love them both.
July 5, 2016
Excellent comfort and protection
Have used these gloves for a month so far from temps 60-100 degrees F. Gloves are very comfortable, allow great airflow and seem to be well made. Fit is a little snug to begin with but stretches to conform to hand over time. Hand measure was 8.5 inches, ordered size 9 (L).
July 5, 2016
It all works and fits great.
I have the Held Steve and their rain gloves. Superior quality is always worth the extra money.
My 10 year old Steve's have been thru the wringer and I still love and wear them all the time. I expect the same from these as well.
July 5, 2016
Nice Glove with lotsa perforations. Delicate feel of goat skin on palm and fingers (grip side). A fair amount of protection for fast road riding. Not quite as protective as a full race glove, but that is what you trade off for a bit more comfort and dexterity.
Sizing. I am XL in Alpinestars and most other Euro style gloves and Large in US market gloves. Size 10 in dirt bike gloves like Fox. Out of the box, the Size 10 (marked XL) fits perfectly. Smaller size would not have worked. Room for thicker fingers.
Revzilla review was spot on.
June 30, 2016