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Held Rodney Gloves
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Held Rodney Gloves

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 4.6 5 38 38
Overall a great glove for the hot Summer months. Pros: Great ventilation over the whole glove for hot Summer riding. Looks like it has plenty of protection for a glove that is very breathable. Some complaints would be: The inside seams at the end of the fingers get caught under my fingernails and is bothersome. And yes, I do cut my nails ! The inside seams on the outsides of the thumbs can be felt going under the thumbs, but this does not cause any discomfort as the seams do not come between the thumbs and the hand grips. The gloves are not pre-curved so the knuckles are tight when gripping the handlebars. I know the leather will soften up and become more comfortable over time, but I expected it to fit better initially for the price. I do like them more and more each time I use them so that makes me feel better about purchasing them. July 15, 2014
Great for the hottest days These Held's are fantastic if you're looking for comfortable protection above 90F. I measure at 8.5", and decided to go with the size 8, hoping that the gloves would break in well. I'm glad I did. In about a week of daily riding they were already broken in nicely. The protection is minimal compared to a race glove, but they do flow a lot of air and are very well constructed. The 'roo palm gives great feedback, and the visor wiper works as advertised. Overall a great glove for the hottest days. July 14, 2014
Best I've seen After my Tourmaster summer gloves wore out I was looking for more protection in a non-black glove - in the desert sun that is important. There are very few options available. I tried a pair of Alpinestars but they were uncomfortable, the knuckle protection was too tight and dug into my fingers. The DAINESE mesh/leather summer gloves were too hot, they had no airflow, the only perforations were in the palms. The Rodney is the highest quality, with the best airflow and most comfortable of all the gloves I have seen. June 28, 2014
I LOVE THESE GLOVES! It isn't often that I purchase a product that is everything I hoped for. My only complaint? I had to wait several months for my size and color to arrive! The gloves are VERY comfortable, and the air flow is fantastic. While riding down the highway, occasionally opening up my hand provides a nice cooling burst of fresh air throughout the glove. And waiting for the tan gloves was a smart move. Even on a bright sunny day, the tops of my hands are comfortable, even when stopped in traffic. SO much better than black. I have already been in more than one rainstorm as well, and the gloves dry well, haven't noticed any issue with shrinkage or them being overly stiff after drying. All in all, very, VERY happy with this purchase! June 16, 2014
Great fitting gloves Bought these gloves for hot Arizona summer use. Really glad to step up from lesser gloves. Fit is precise, padding is in the right place. At first the palms felt "flimsy" but they are holding up really well-just feel better on the controls. Only drawback is they do not flow air as much as my old mesh gloves but worth it for better fit and protection. June 14, 2014
First set of Held gloves. Very happy with purchase. First set of Held gloves. Good fit from new, gets better with use. Keeps hands cool even in traffic. Great gloves. June 13, 2014
Nice gloves I purchased these at revzillas retail store in Philly... Little more money than I had originally planned to spend but now that I have them I'm glad I spent the extra coin Super comfortable and flows enough air that it doesn't even feel like you're wearing gloves I found the fit on these guys a bit small.... I normally wear a XL glove and needed a XXL in these so plan accordingly... June 11, 2014
great glove I went to the RevZilla store in Philadelphia to find a good Summer glove and was immediately drawn to the Held Rodney because its quality and style really stand out from the rest. I tried a bunch of others but came back to the Held. The overall sense I get from the the glove is confidence through great design. There's a tasteful lack of gaudy, gimmicky gizmos yet there's plenty of effective protection and features. The airflow rivals that of some cheaper meshy gloves with the benefit of perforated palms. Between the fingers are larger diameter holes - maybe 3 or 4mm - which flow a wild amount of air. I noticed the glove is stitched with a natural fiber thread instead of Kevlar which cuts through the leather so I expect years of use. The Held Rodney is a serious, high-quality glove with attention to what matters most. and they're comfy June 7, 2014
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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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Levy4u: 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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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 SKU ID Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black / 10 884237 /2353-01-10 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 11 884238 /2353-01-11 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 6 884233 /2353-01-6 Out of Stock
Black / 7 884234 /2353-01-7 Available: Requires 4-6 business days processing time prior to shipment.
Black / 8 884235 /2353-01-8 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 9 884236 /2353-01-9 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Tan / 10 884231 /2353-50-10 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Tan / 11 884232 /2353-50-11 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Tan / 6 884227 /2353-50-6 Available: Requires 4-6 business days processing time prior to shipment.
Tan / 7 884228 /2353-50-7 Available: Requires 4-6 business days processing time prior to shipment.
Tan / 8 884229 /2353-50-8 Available: Requires 4-6 business days processing time prior to shipment.
Tan / 9 884230 /2353-50-9 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours