Held Freezer 2 Gloves
Fit: The fit is maybe just a bit on the large side. Would suggest you order your normal American cut size.
Warmth: (Note my bike has heated grips.) There's a range from maybe 35F to 45F where they are just right for warmth. Below that the tips of your fingers will get cold.
Feel: Unfortunately, with these gloves you sacrifice quite a bit of feel with the levers. It takes a while to readjust and requires you to consciously think about what your hands are doing.
Conclusion: Given the sacrifice in feel for the limited gain in warmth, I think that if you are considering these, you'd be better off buying heated gear.
January 21, 2016
I would buy again
Took off in heavy fog around 35 degrees, rode 237 miles, my hands did get cold but not so bad I would need to stop, even though the fog got the exterior wet my hands stayed dry a major plus. you do loose to a degree the feel of the road but it's still better than freezing your fingers off.
March 17, 2015
VERY BULKY, VERY WARM, NOT so good :-(
First time trying out Held gloves and I have to say was a little disappointed, price to protection ratio not great......price to warmth ratio good
The gloves ...... Very bulky but very warm. But didn't try them on when riding. I ended up returning them to Revzilla and they made it very easy and simple. Thank you Revz
Inside the glove was not as soft and comfy as my Astar apex gloves
Outside the glove I have to say, I would expect the protection were more beefier even the palm felt very soft. Wish there were a second layer on the palm side.... I can be sure that the crash rating on these wouldn't come close to a rev it or dainese with the a hard part slider
Sorry Held, not too happy with these. Maybe I will be looking at the artic with more protection or gore Xtra fit with less bulk
February 3, 2015
Warm, Comfortable, Bulky
These are excellent cold weather gloves. I've used them in sub 32 degree Fahrenheit weather at highway speeds with no fairing or deflectors and remained comfortable for 2 hours. The leather gives the impression of being more protective than textile gloves I've used in the past. The gauntlets fit over the sleeve on my jacket and eliminate the draft from the wrist. Worth every penny on a cold night.
February 2, 2015
Not for winter riding - DISAPOINTED!
Since my purchase in October while temp in New York City was still in mid 50’s I used the gloves for my 40 minute rides to work. With an equal mix of highway and street riding I was not going more than 60 m/h. After 15 minutes of riding with Freezer II my fingertips got really cold. I wanted to give it another try, I had them tested few more times, but it had the same effect on me. I tolerate cold well and for years I have been riding with cheap brand gloves and had much better thermal protection. I was hoping to stretch my riding season into low 30’s weather with Freezer II, but they failed the test. Now the tags are off and I am stock with useless and expensive gloves. Don’t make the same mistake - it’s a waste of money.
January 12, 2015
Best non-heated cold weather gloves available
I was really on the fence between buying these gloves or opting for a pair of heated ones. Riding in Phoenix, most mornings in the winter barely dip below 40 degrees, but on occasion we will get a cold snap and we could see low 30s, even high 20s. It was during one of these cold snaps that I purchased these gloves. First day I wore them, 30 degrees out, plus highway speed windchill for my 40 minute commute to downtown. When I got to work, my right thumb was starting to feel the cold, but all my other fingers felt nice and warm, with no movement difficulties. Most days since then have been in the mid-30s to low 40s, and these gloves are perfect for those temps. Warm all the way to work, very comfortable and not too bulky to feel the controls. They won't beat a pair of heated gloves on a sub-freezing morning, but in my opinion these are the best non-heated cold weather gloves available.
January 7, 2015
6 month Review
All rightly, Rider from Washington State:
So these gloves have lived up to the challenge! I have been riding in all the nasty weather ( -snow and ice) so when the temp hit 30° and still dry, I was riding!! OK, so besides being a littler bigger then the chart listed, they gloves are the best! completely dry on the inside, even riding in pouring down rain on the freeway in traffic for an hour. and kept my finger warm even when the temp was below freezing, on the freeway. To wrap this up, they deliver! period. Best gloves I have ever bought.
December 15, 2014
High quality, but not as warm as expected.
I took these gloves on a 12-day ride through Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana. They are of very high quality materials and the fit is snug. They are fairly flexible and I had no problem working controls. I like the visor wiper. My fingers got cold when the temp reached 45 which was a little disappointing... hoped I could go to lower temps without cold fingers. Overall very nice gloves and excellent quality and workmanship.
September 29, 2014