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Held Short Race Gloves

Features:

Outer Shell:

  • Highly abrasion-resistant kangaroo leather palm
  • Supple cowhide back
  • Colorfast and sweatproof

Lining:

  • Unlined

Fit/Features:

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

Protections:

  • Hard plastic knuckle protection
  • Superfabric reinforcement on fingers and edge of hand
  • Double leather at palm
  • Reinforced edge of hand & thumb
  • DuPont™ Kevlar® protection on back of hand
  • Double material at edge of hand and fingers
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Held Short Race Gloves 4.5 5 15 15
Excellent quality & appearance , precise feel & response with adequate protection. After considerable research and product comparison I am pleased with my purchase of the Short Race Glove by Held. It encompasses all the requirements and qualities I was looking for in glove for spirited street riding between 65-80 F. I went with the black in a size medium for my measured 8.5 hand which was a prefect fit. In my evaluation of a superior street glove safety begins with the precise feel of my controls. The feedback is consistently excellent as is the range of motion and subtle air flow. The quality-construction, materials and style is first rate. I would have liked to have seen a more substantial fastener-piece at the wrist but time will tell how it holds up. The protective materials are well constructed and designed. I certainly have a confident sense about me when riding with these on. Like most things in life excellent performance and good looks is the goal in the vast majority of equipment and "other things" that being said this glove in my opinion accomplishes this nicely. This glove is a welcome addition to my riding gear which I would recommend without hesitation. July 22, 2015
Great buy My old Icon Arc gloves started falling apart at the palm seam after 5 years of use, so I was looking around for a new pair of all purpose gloves. I was initially going to try out the cheaper mesh kinds for ventilation, but decided it wouldn't be good enough protection at speed. I chose this pair for the protection, style, and Held's reputation for durability. My only worry was there being not enough ventilation. After about a month of use, I feel very satisfied and feel enough air on hot days through the side holes of the fingers. I ordered a size higher than their chart following their recommendation for people with long fingers and I like the fit. It's also much easier to put on and take off when I'm sweating a bit. The Velcro strap, while seemingly a bit small, works great and consistently without being bulky. Looking forward to many great years with these great gloves. June 29, 2015
Good glove I found the seam in the thumb to be a little uncomfortable, but, the glove was warm enough on a cool morning, easily passed heat from heated grips and ventilated on hot days. The glove has a large patch of hook Velcro on it and the tab has the pile, this means if you like to stuff your gloves in your helmet at a stop, you have to peel them out of the liner. June 16, 2015
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
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Rob J: A short glove with a lot of protection. The review by REVZILLA and all the supporting rider reviews helped me to make the jump to purchase gloves that are a little out of my budget, but I guess you have to be careful on the price tag for safety. Jun 10, 2015
Dennis S: Revzilla reviews and research of the Held brand were my primary reasons for choosing this product. Jun 4, 2015
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
A shopper asked: The "super fabric" on these gloves looks vey protective. But if you happen to rub it up against your gas tank or helmet visor, will it scratch them easily? Is it "sharp" in any way? Thanks... Jun 24, 2015
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Eric L: No I don't think so. It's meant to slide across the asphalt if you happen to experience a "getoff" so there's no sharp pointed stuff for it to catch on. I've used it often after I bought it and have not scratched or scuffed any of the surfaces of my bike. Jun 24, 2015
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Anthony F: The "super fabric" is completely non-abrasive. In the Held Titan they classify the fabric as sting ray.

Have had the gloves now approximatley 6 months and have no complaints.. Awesome glove, a bit pricey but worth it.

Good luck
Jun 25, 2015
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mauricio L: Hi, the super fabric is not sharp at all. Is Round, no worries here. However for the investment on this glove I wish I would have gone with the revvit or dainese. Jun 24, 2015
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Jack C: I haven't tried to rub it against the gas tank or helmet visor but I don't think it will scratch them easily. It's not sharp in anyway. Hope this helps. Jun 24, 2015
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Tyson A: Not at all. The material is actually very pliable and comfortable. It is one of my favorite aspects of this and other Held gloves I own. Jun 24, 2015
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Joao K: No, the fabric will not scratch the visor or fuel bike paint. It's made to slide with minimum friction in case of a fall. Jun 26, 2015
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Robert W: No just very tough. The protection would be worth a few scratches. Jun 24, 2015
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roger w: no its not sharp, protective and soft to the touch Jun 24, 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
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black / 10 611325 20230110/2023-01-10 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 11 611328 20230111/2023-01-11 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
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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 Out of Stock
Black / 9 611322 2023019/2023-01-9 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
White / 10 611326 20231410/2023-14-10 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
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 within 24 hours
White / 7 611317 2023147/2023-14-7 Out of Stock
White / 8 611320 2023148/2023-14-8 Available: Requires 2-4 business days processing time prior to shipment.
White / 9 611323 2023149/2023-14-9 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours