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Held Rodney Gloves
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Offering clean and classic lines, the Held Rodney Gloves are an elegant option for warm weather riding. Perforated panels and a Coolmax lining help to keep your temperature regulated while the kangaroo palm and Superfabric reinforcements keep you protected.

Outer Shell:

  • Goat skin upper
  • Highly abrasion-resistant kangaroo leather palm
  • Colorfast & sweat-proof


  • Upper hand lined in COOLMAX

Fit and Features:

  • Special flat seam construction
  • Velcro adjustment at cuffs
  • Stretch fabric panels (100% polyamide) on back
  • Perforated finger side walls
  • Perforated top of the hand for maximum ventilation, feel and comfort


  • Special foam knuckle & finger protection
  • SUPERFABRIC reinforcement on edge of hand
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Held Rodney Gloves 4.5 5 53 53
Quality doesn't come cheap I own about ten pairs of gloves but these became my glove of choice after one ride. The kangaroo palms are soft and give you great feel for the controls. I was a little concerned about goat and kangaroo for durability but the real glove is much sturdier than they appear in the video. Not big and bulky just a feeling that the quality will last a long, long time. I intend to wear them on long highway tours this summer and even though I have gloves that flow air better, the Rodney flows enough and has gotten the nod to be a starter. Last year I was going to buy this glove but the back order was way too long so I settled for another cheaper pair . I should have waited. They aren't cheap but the quality and workmanship are worth it. March 23, 2015
Very Comfortable These are extremely comfortable gloves and offer a lot of flexibility for finger movement. I recently got in an accident and they protected me from road rash thanks to the reinforced leather. February 23, 2015
Threads already separating I purchased this glove based on other reviews. Unfortunately my pair isn't holding up very well. The seam threads are already separating in the fingers of the right hand glove. Overall the glove fits well and the leather quality is good however the stitching in my pair seems to be falling apart. Not good for a glove less than a year old. These gloves were cared for using Pinnacle leather care products. February 12, 2015
Had to return Bought these gloves based on the excellent video review as well as a personal rec from one of Rezvilla's great reps. Unfortunately, the fabric between the thumb and forefinger is cut way too short. The fingers fit fine, but I couldn't wear the gloves at all due to that undercut area. Bummer as they seem like an otherwise excellent glove. I ended up w/ the Icon Pursuit sized medium and they fit perfectly. Cheaper glove, very comfortable, seemingly same level protection. They also have touch sensitive fingertips for smartphone/gps usage. January 17, 2015
Somewhat pricey, but excellent gloves! Fit is perfect. I'm in Florida, and need gloves with a bit of ventilation and these are excellent. Worth the money! November 17, 2014
Held Rodney Gloves - Good Gloves The fit and finish on this product from Held is superb. The gloves feel sturdy, no missed stitching or other manufacturing blemish. Remediated negative – the helmet wipe did not break in after an accumulated 10 hours of riding and hurt my index finger; flipped the glove inside out and trimmed it with cuticle scissors and it fits… like a glove. October 22, 2014
not worth the premium price These arrived yesterday and I am disappointed. The quality just isn't there for a lightweight summer glove with little protection I assumed the value would be in the quality of construction. But what I see is roughly cut fabric - the leather, lining and foam. Poor stitching with lots of loose ends and stitching coming apart in the liner. Even the stitched logo has loose thread ends. If you turn the glove inside out the problems are readily apparent - see pictures. I tried to capture a picture of the threads coming apart at the base of the index finger lining but was not able to. I compared side by side with my similarly priced german designed winter glove - (made in Vietnam) - there is simply no comparison. The winter glove is precisely cut, well stitched not a loose end in sight AND it is goretex. How Held can ask a premium price for this glove is beyond me. The only 'expensive' bits would be the tiny pieces of "Superfabric" of which there are three 1/4" wide strips of 1/2 to 1 1/4 inches long. And the coolmax liners which are cut so roughly you would think they were scrap pieces taken from the production floor. I understand the need to cut production costs to stay competitive but for this quality I would expect to pay 1/2 of what they are asking. September 27, 2014
Another great glove from Held Full disclosure I own 3 sets of gloves from Held. Phantom II's, 2in1's and now these Rodneys. I purchased these as a quick on and off summer glove/spare pair for passengers and they've quickly become my everyday pair for commuting and around town riding. At size 9, the fit and comfort I get out of Helds is better than the other brands I've tried. That said these Rodneys fit just a bit tighter than my other two Helds, but only slightly and nothing bothersome. It gets better after breaking them in..Finish is great, leather is soft and evenly colored, no issues with the seams or velcro. Airflow is awesome with almost every surface of the glove done in perforated leather. Protection is adequate for the type of glove it is. The supple leather is reinforced in all the right areas with a dash of super fabric on the palms (wish there was a bit more). Style is relative, but I like them for their low-key look.They pair well with a more plain traditional black leather jacket. While expensive (biggest downside), these are a great choice if you're looking for high-quality, low-key, short cuff summer gloves. September 8, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
A s: I was looking for a quality summer glove that offers protection and style. I'm anxious to see if the Rodney can deliver. Mar 2, 2015
Ken B: Good reviews from others, and so far, I love them! Feb 26, 2015
Warren T: Held summer gloves are the best I've ever owned, and I've been riding for over 35 years Jan 18, 2015
RICHARD B: To try a HELD product. Next time I buy these I will try 1 size smaller and risk it. Great gloves! Nov 24, 2014
Chip O: for good airflow, comfort and function. looks nice too Oct 17, 2014
Patrick C: Obvious quality components and construction. Luxurious comfort. Rodney Sep 23, 2014
Jason A: Vented, protects and the wiper. Aug 29, 2014
Chadrick D: I wanted a well made summer glove that fit well. I've heard nothing but good things about Held gloves, and these fit my criteria. Aug 24, 2014
William G: Fit was perfect. tough to find gloves to fit my big hands Aug 23, 2014
Edward P: I've owned Held gloves in the past, excellent quality and fit. Aug 5, 2014
IONEL B: Revzilla review. Jul 30, 2014
Steven W: I liked the look and the fact that they provide a lot of ventilation. Jul 29, 2014
John J: Best MC gloves made. Waited months to get them and wasn't disappointed. Jul 28, 2014
John M: Held makes the best motorcycle gloves, period. Jul 16, 2014
Gary J: Product reputation, your customer reviews, your price, free shipping, you pay sales tax, you notify me when back ordered item is available... Jul 5, 2014
Ronald H: I have another pair of Held Gloves for fall and spring riding, they have turned out to be the best gloves I've had in 25+ years of riding. Being in Texas, I needed a good summer glove and this one looks like it fits typical Held quality. Plus, I got Revzilla Cash credit from my prior helmet purchase. As always, the Revzilla service is first rate. Jul 5, 2014
John B: Held reputation and looks. Jun 10, 2014
Jeffrey R: Needed a super comfortable riding glove and this is it. Well worth the $$$ as it is super comfortable. I own this glove in Tan and it's my exclusive riding glove from Spring to Fall now. Can't go wrong with Held. May 14, 2014
Lane D: Recommended by a friend May 6, 2014
ELROY O: Style and features. Apr 15, 2014
John T: Checked out reviews on summer gloves that have Great airflow. This seems to fit the bill. Apr 10, 2014
H. Scott R: Held's reputation and I like kangaroo leather. Apr 8, 2014
Brien G: ZLA review, function, style and color Apr 3, 2014
Kevin S: I've owned a number of HELD gloves and they have all been of the best quality and wear like iron. My Held summer gloves that I have had for 7 years have gotten embarrassing to wear (though still serviceable). I think these will replace them nicely. Mar 26, 2014
Terry D: good reviews Mar 24, 2014
Michael C: So I can ride a motorcycle without looking like a power ranger. Mar 18, 2014
Russell M: Previously purchased Held gloves are good quality and fit Nov 29, 2013
Ron M: looking for a breathable, summer glove to replace my Held Air Streams Nov 15, 2013
John B: Best fit and superior features Sep 4, 2013
A shopper asked: My right hand is 8.5" in diameter and my left is 8"? May 6, 2013
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Ponyboy312: 7.

I got the 7 and it fits perfect. These gloves can be sized down 1-2 sizes. In my case, going down from the recommended 8 to a 7 did the trick. I hope this helps other riders.
May 6, 2013
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Brett L: My hands are both 9" in diameter and I wear the XL. Using the sizing method they recommend:

"To measure, place your right hand flat on a table or other flat surface and measure under your palm from the knuckle of your pinkie to the knuckle of your index finger."

I have a 4" width which would put me in the L gloves but I found the finger length to be slightly short and this caused my fingers to be jammed into the gloved pretty good.
May 27, 2013
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Paul R asked: I was wondering if Held's sizing has changed from about eight years ago. I currently have an eight old pair that are size 6.5, but when I measure my hand, as instructed, I get 8.5" which is size eight. Should I stick with my old size or go with the indicated size for my measurement? Thanks. Jul 18, 2014
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Roger S: My size 11 Rodney gloves are just slightly larger than my Held gloves from five or six years ago, mainly around the smallest part of the cuff when donning the gloves. I don't think that I'd want to go with a size 10, as the 11 fits pretty well. Sizing seems consistent with the other Held Gloves that I've had in the past. The Rodneys seem a bit thicker than my old gloves, but flow a decent amount of air at speed. I'm pretty well pleased with them. Jul 18, 2014
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John W: I'd go with your hand measurement and the size chart. My hand measures about 9-1/2 inches, which is size 10, and the fit is good.

Held's sizing has been consistent in my experience. I bought the Rodney gloves a week or two ago, same size as my first Held gloves, the original Steve (with rivets, not SuperFabric) which I bought several years ago.
Jul 18, 2014
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Steve M: Hi Paul, I am new to Held. I ordered a size 9 after measuring my hand and although they feel great, they seem a "smidge" large... so in your case I would probably go with the 8, as I'm guessing they will probably "stretch" a little over time anyway. If they seem too tight, RevZilla will always exchange the for free... good luck! Jul 18, 2014
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leo i: I measured as per Held size chart, also 8.5" and bought a size 9 Rodney. They fit my hands perfect. I also have a Held Twin size 9, that fit perfect. My Held Steve II (rivets on palm, about four years old) are size 8 and felt just a tad bit tight, but still comfy. Hope this helps. Jul 18, 2014
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Dustin K asked: Regarding the black, does the dye run if your hands get damp / sweaty? Mar 23, 2015
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Jack H: I bought the gloves in the tan color not black but the palm is black and I have not experienced any staining due to the dye. These gloves have a lining and the only time I have experienced staining is with unlined, dyed gloves. Mar 23, 2015
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Gary S. L: I got the tan gloves they have never stained my hands. They fit pretty good but the thumb is too long . Mar 24, 2015
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John G: My gloves are the beige with black palms no dye run. Great gloves Mar 23, 2015
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A shopper asked: Does this glove allow you to use a smartphone with them on? Can you touch the screen of say an iphone and get response? Mar 25, 2015
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Frans W: They do not. At least it doesn't work on my Samsung Galaxy. But they are awesome gloves for riding a motorcycle though :-) of I ever manage to wear them out, I'll likely try to get another pair just like it. Mar 26, 2015
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Daniel C: Great gloves but I don't think they are iPhone friendly Mar 26, 2015
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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
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