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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 43 43
Very good air flow, style, comfort This is a great looking glove that flows plenty of air. The fit is very comfortable even though the fingers are slightly long for my hand. They are a premium glove with a premium price and I would buy them again. August 18, 2014
Best short glove I've tried The fit is right, the airflow can't be beat, the comfort is top notch, and you still feel reasonably protected. Highly recommend these gloves. August 11, 2014
another well made glove from Held The only glove I've ever had that fit like a glove is the 'Steve' from Held in a long size. These are close. Some reviewers complained about the finger length being too long, for me my finger tips are up against the seam, but they are the best summer glove I've come across. August 5, 2014
I am taking it to a leather shop to fix my problem. Afterwards I'll rate it more thoroughly Beautiful gloves. I'm a 100,000 mile Held glove lover so when the Rodneys appeared I was happy. They fit like a, well, glove EXCEPT in the area of the notch between my right thumb and fingers they shorted me a wee bit of leather. It actually began to ache on my first ride and I have not worn them since. My hand is "pushing" forward but the lack of play in the area is straining my hand. The left glove is perfect. I'm taking my gloves to Anthony's Leather in Corona del Mar, CA next week when we're there on vacation and I'll write a report on a fix (I hope) afterwards. August 2, 2014
great summer glove This is the "second generation" Rodney glove. I have several pairs of Held gloves, and the Rodneys run true to size. The perforations and the Coolmax lining make for a great hot weather glove. A little light in the protection category, but that's the trade-off for a perforated summer glove. I also have a pair of first generation Rodney gloves, which are a touch shorter, have hard plastic knuckle protection and perforations between the fingers only; not as comfortable in hot weather. These have the usual Held quality, which is to say excellent. July 28, 2014
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
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
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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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
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