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Outer Shell:

  • Highlty abrasion-resistant kangaroo leather palm
  • Supple cowhide back
  • Colorfast & sweatproof


  • Unlined


  • Special flat seam
  • Velcro adjustment at cuffs
  • Visor wipe
  • Elasticated leather panels on back, thumb and fingers
  • Perforated finger side walls
  • Finger-bridge between ring finger & pinkie


  • Hard plastic knuckle protection
  • Superfabric reinforcement on fingers and edge of hand
  • Double leather at palm
  • Reinforced edge of hand & thumb
  • KEVLAR protection on back of hand
  • Double material at edge of hand & fingers
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Held Short Race Gloves 4.5 5 12 12
This glove is a high end product and is worth the price The sizing was dead on. Additionally, the features are of a GP style glove for the every day rider. The only down side of this product is very minimal air flow. April 13, 2015
Great product! Very confortable and great protection for a tourer glove. March 16, 2015
Nice comfortable fit The grove is good quality and the seam work is very good. But I think it is little pricey. The finger-bridge needs some getting used to. Other than that the glove is very nice. February 22, 2015
Good, but not as comfortable as others I've owned. I bought these to replace some Fox gloves that has split at the palm seam. These are built well but they are not as comfortable as the Fox. They are however more rugged. Fit is good. January 19, 2015
Great 'everyday' gloves for commuting I recently upgraded my cold & wet weather gloves to the Held Rainstar Gore-Tex gauntlet gloves, and I was so amazed that I decided to give Held a shot at fulfilling my requirement for a 3-season warm 'everyday' glove. These are nicely sealed from a chilly breeze, but they are not insulated for truly cold travel (below maybe 30F without heated grips). Initially I hesitated because these are oddly named 'short race glove'. I'm not sure these are the right choice for racing on the track, but they are perfect for when you need to throw on a short glove quick and easy, and want great comfort, terrific fit, and yet solid protection. And you're willing to pay for something that will last. When I showed these off at work today, a buddy of mine showed me his Held riding gloves which he's had for 4 years, and he still uses them every day! One note on fit: this company doesn't use the typical S, M, L system --you have to measure your hand and then look on the size chart. For example, I'm an "8". This might seem like a pain but what you get in return is, in my opinion, a much more precise fit tailored for your hand. Be sure to measure BOTH hands though, because they are sometimes not the same, and then probably match on the size chart with the larger one. Held is absolutely maniacal about quality, and it shows. Just look at the stitching and how precise and secure the seams are! From the second I put them on out of the box, they felt already reasonably broken in. The styling is nice, but plain: black or white. I read their web site and it says it takes 90 minutes of sewing to make one pair. They seem to have a good amount of armor without sacrificing any agility or comfort. My single gripe is related to the velcro closure tab. They apparently got cute with the design and decided to make a little artsy triangle instead of a normal rectangle. I wish that the contact surface for hook and loop were a bit larger--yes it looks nice but I would rather have more security in that wrap. This is a pretty small ding however. Overall, these are extremely comfortable, and they seem to sport a great number of safety features. Oh and by the way, I was concerned that the leather bridge joining the pinkie finger and the next finger would bug me, but it really took about 10 seconds to get used to, and I don't think it hinders my agility riding. November 18, 2014
excellent gloves Held Short Race gloves are amazing. Right out of the box they were comfortable. I bought these because i wanted a glove that would protect my hands if i were to go down but allow some airflow. Living in Texas it gets very hot in the summer and the air flow is very important. You always have a trade off between comfort and safety but these gloves deliver in both. A descent amount airflow through the knuckle guard really helps. Great glove from Held!!! September 21, 2014
Love these gloves! I've heard great things about these gloves for a while now and now that I have a pair, I see why. They're around the same price as some of the top of the line a* short cuff gloves, but you get more features and better protection. I was torn between the a* gloves in this price bracket and these. As soon as I watched the videos and read the reviews, the choice was obvious. They were super tight during break in but they fit perfectly now. I really like the super fabric and ring finger/pinky being connected. Also the feel you get from the kangaroo leather in the palm is unreal after you break them in. Would recommend to anyone looking for a great pair of gloves for a great price. Going to stick with this brand from now on. September 15, 2014
Excellent fit when new - amazing once broken in! I needed a glove that provided ample protection, breathes but not too much (I live in New England), is stylish and comfortable. This glove seemed to be the answer. They are beautiful gloves, I have received many compliments from other riders and waitresses and innocent bystandards along the way. The initial fit was tight, now that they are broken in they fit like a glove. The kangaroo palms are very comfortable. There is no touch screen tip integrated into the index finger - however I can still use my iPhone without taking the glove off!? I did have to return the gloves for another pair, for the right glove fit tighter than the left and started to tear from pealing the glove on and off. Revzilla customer service was quite prompt. They walked me through the return process and sent me a prepaid UPS shipping label almost immediately. I now have the second pair and have broken them in again. I love the fit so much that I do not want to take them off... ever. August 9, 2014
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James V: I was recommended Held gloves. Protection is always top of mind for me so after reading many reviews and speaking with owners I took the plunge. So far I am breaking them in. They feel great and I am liking them quite a bit. Mar 15, 2015
Thomas E: I have enjoyed the quality of the Held cold champ gloves. Liked the style of the Held short race glove and the superfabric. Seems to have everything you need in protection and airflow. Mar 2, 2015
roger w: I have the longer gloves and i want the shorty, HELD is my favorite gloves Feb 4, 2015
Jordan H: I needed new short gloves for summer and I've heard great things about them.

After using these gloves for 6 months now, I LOVE them, they lived up to everything I heard about them. However, if it's cold, they aren't the warmest. But they are for summer anyway.
Dec 1, 2014
Robert W: I have 5 pair of held gloves. They are worth every penny of the money. They are the only gloves Iâ??ve worn thousands of miles that donâ??t cause me pain at some point. They also have excellent feel. May 19, 2014
Dave P: Heard great things about the brand. Everything I've tried so far is either comfortable/good tactile feel but has no protection, or has adequate protection but feel like I'm riding with boxing gloves on. Apr 3, 2014

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 Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black / 10 611325 20230110/2023-01-10 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / 11 611328 20230111/2023-01-11 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / 12 611331 20230112/2023-01-12 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / 7 611316 2023017/2023-01-7 Available: Requires 2-4 business days processing time prior to shipment.
Black / 8 611319 2023018/2023-01-8 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / 9 611322 2023019/2023-01-9 In Stock: Ships next business day
White / 10 611326 20231410/2023-14-10 In Stock: Ships next business day
White / 11 611329 20231411/2023-14-11 Available: Requires 2-4 business days processing time prior to shipment.
White / 12 611332 20231412/2023-14-12 In Stock: Ships next business day
White / 7 611317 2023147/2023-14-7 Available: Requires 2-4 business days processing time prior to shipment.
White / 8 611320 2023148/2023-14-8 In Stock: Ships next business day
White / 9 611323 2023149/2023-14-9 In Stock: Ships next business day