Held Airstream II Gloves
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
Exceptionally comfortable, we'll made gloves
A bit spendy, but absolutely worth the price.
They flow a ton of air and fit, we'll, you get the idea. I also own the Steve gloves for colder weather, but still prefer the airstream because they fit so perfectly.
Just an amazing glove for mild to warm weather. I've worn them into the high 40's and low 50's and still found them comfortable. Much below that and your hands would get pretty nippy.
Best gloves I have ever owned.
May 29, 2016
Significant wear after less than 300 miles
I bought these as a replacement due to my Scorpion exo guardian left hand glove meeting it's untimely demise at the mouth of my father's dog. I would much rather have the Scorpion gloves back.
I have used these gloves for 2 rides totaling about 300 miles. The seam on the right hand glove has already split where the velcro strap attaches to the glove.
On both gloves the end of the velcro straps has frayed apart uncovering very sharp velcro underneath. This velcro put significant scratches on the tank of my bike.
The slider that runs down both wrists digs into my hands where my Palm meets my wrist. This is very uncomfortable and becomes painful after just a few minutes of riding.
I got caught up in the Held hype and reviews when I purchased these gloves. I will not make that mistake again. These are my first and will be my last pair of Held gloves. I very highly DO NOT recommend these gloves.
April 20, 2016
Could've been perfect
I've used it for a couple of days now. Seems high quality, well built, protective, has a nice airflow and feel on the brakes.
However, the stitches are felt in the tips of my fingers which is kind of annoying. Hope it's something I'll get used to.
March 13, 2016
My previous gloves were the Held Airstream Hero gloves, which I loved everything about them for what I do. However, after three years they began to tear at the perforated leather on the top of the hand. I suspect this is the reason Held discontinued the Hero and replaced with this Airstream II.
I have put in a couple thousand miles with these gloves now and they I really like them. I ordered the same size as the Hero's but the Airstream II seemed to be a tad smaller. It took about 300 miles for them to stretch to my hand size (Held says they need to be a little snug at the beginning). The quality is high and the materials are great. The design is what I like most about them. The perforations between the fingers allow for great airflow. This is my 3 season glove commuting 60 miles/day until the temperature drops below 40F (BMW r1200gs has hand guards which block the wind that I take off during the 3 seasons, but put them back on in the winter). The full gauntlet allows more crash protection, but is a little tight to get over the sleeves of a jacket but not too much of a hinderance. Also the price is a little high but then again, they hopefully will last 50,000 miles, so with that perspective, are worth it. They are descent for the occasional track day too with sufficient crash protection.
January 22, 2016