Closeout!
Held Short Race Gloves
Zoom
  • Held Short Race Gloves - Black
  • Held Short Race Gloves - White

Please select a Color and Size to check availability, or to add this item to your Shopping Cart or Wish List.

Select Color:

Black
White

Select Size:

Size Chart
MSRP
$200.00
Savings (20%):
$40.00
Price
$160.00

Select qty:

Please select a Color and Size to view availability.
Add to Wish List

Video Reviews (2)

Held Short Race Gloves Videos

Held Short Race Gloves

The Held Short Race Gloves are everything you want and nothing extra or bulky that you don't need.

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
3.8 / 5
Bang For The Buck
3.3 / 5
Protection & Durability
3.6 / 5
Features
4.3 / 5
Comfort
4.3 / 5
Style
4.5 / 5
Air Flow
3.5 / 5
Fit
Small
 
Large

Held Glove Sizing

Sizing Notes!

Sizing for Held Gloves is measured in your hand circumference. If between sizes, go down in sizing.

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

How To Measure

HC Hand Circumference Wrap a cloth measuring tape around your hand behind the knuckles, not including the thumb, keeping the tape snug. Measure both left and right hands and use the larger of the two measurements.
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
Black / 12 611331 20230112/2023-01-12 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 7 611316 2023017/2023-01-7 Only 2 Left: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 8 611319 2023018/2023-01-8 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
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 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
White / 12 611332 20231412/2023-14-12 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
White / 7 611317 2023147/2023-14-7 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
White / 8 611320 2023148/2023-14-8 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
White / 9 611323 2023149/2023-14-9 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours

Shipping

Orders $39.99 and over qualify for our fast free shipping offer. Click Here for FREE Shipping Terms and Conditions.

Please see our International Orders page for orders shipping outside the US.

We show real-time availability on this product page when you select the size/color item you want.  Most items will ship the same business day an order is placed,however if an item requires additional processing time a message will be shown indicating such.

See our full Shipping Policy for further details.

Returns

If your order arrives and it is not right, we will we'll fix it, NO NONSENSE, we promise.

Doesn't fit or just not happy with it? You can return any new, unused and unaltered item within 30 business days of delivery receipt of your item. We will issue a full refund to your original payment method.

See our full Return Policy for all of the pertinent details.

Write a Product Review for a chance to win our monthly $100 giveaways.
3.8 / 5.0
21 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
8
7
2
1
3
Bang For The Buck
3.3 / 5
Protection & Durability
3.6 / 5
Features
4.3 / 5
Comfort
4.3 / 5
Style
4.4 / 5
Air Flow
3.5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Bang For The Buck
2 / 5
Protection & Durability
1 / 5
Features
3 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
3 / 5
Problems
Great glove that fits snug and secure, BUT: had to return the first pair as the area around the base of the thumb was much smaller on one glove...too tight to get on without a struggle. Revzilla proptly swapped out that pair. Now, after less than a year, the velcro closure on one glove is not staying closed/sticking. Considering the price, these problems are unacceptable. Too bad as they are great fitting comfortable gloves, with great protection and ventilation. I will contact Revzilla tomorrow and see what they propose as a solution.
August 2, 2015
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
3 / 5
Faulty glove, great customer support
When I got these gloves I was immediately struck by the quality of the materials and the care given over to the workmanship. The leather was fantastic in both look and in feel and the stitching looked spot on.

The gloves took very little time to break in and the feel through the kanga-leather is un-matched. Compared to my Astars GP Pluses and my Dainese Carbon Covers it felt almost like no gloves at all. This is probably my favorite aspect of these gloves.

The super fabric is awesome as well. It is hard to tell in videos, but the super fabric is actually quite flexible and comfortable to have on. I will be looking for this material in every pair of gloves I buy from here out. It is good good stuff.

After a couple hundred miles I noticed that the stitching on my right hand at the knuckle was coming apart. I contacted Andy at Revzilla who put me in direct contact with the Held distributor in the US. They asked me for some photos and some information and sent me out a new pair of gloves. It was one of the most painless experiences I have ever had.

While i am disappointed by the failure in my initial glove, both Revzilla and Held made things right and did so very quickly and at no cost. You can't ask for much more from a company than that.
July 28, 2014
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Amazing glove
Great glove, easy on and off. Little costly. My brother low sided his fjr1300 at 60 km/h and slid of his knee, ankle and palm and you can't tell he slid on this glove unless your told. The little pebbling acts as a great slider surprisingly. Meanwhile he wore a hole through his joe rocket over pants where his ankle was on the asphalt. Still wear these gloves for short trips. Would buy a second pair.
March 24, 2014
Ride:
2010 Yamaha FJR1300
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
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
Ride:
2014 Honda NC700X ABS
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
3 / 5
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
Ride:
2009 Yamaha YZF-R1
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
3 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
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
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
4 / 5
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
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
3 / 5
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
Bang For The Buck
2 / 5
Protection & Durability
2 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
3 / 5
Amazing Gloves, but horrible durability...
The Held Short Race gloves were amazing when I first started to use them. The Kangaroo palm is sublime and feels like a second skin. The Super-fabric looks and feels like plastic and is lightweight, but run them over a piece of metal and you will see that they leave small scratches, suggesting that they would hold up against asphalt. The over all feel and fit is great. The air flow is so-so, but given the level of protection this is not surprising.
Where these gloves very sadly, fall short, the only place that they fall short, is the durability! I have had these for just over a year, but I took 3 or 4 months off, as my bikes were down for repairs. So within 6 months of actual use, I had the stitching on the left glove at the tip of the my middle finger came loose, exposing my finger. I sewn it back together. Then the rubber closure flap on the right glove started to tear at the stitching in the rubber. Now the thread on my right hand middle finger is coming apart. This is very disappointing, as I would have bought many more sets of gloves from held.... I would consider a set of Dainese gloves at this price point, before I spent my money on Held products again.
September 5, 2015
Ride:
2008 Honda CBR600RR
Bang For The Buck
2 / 5
Protection & Durability
3 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
3 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
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
Use our Product Q&A for a chance to win our monthly $100 giveaways.

Have a functionality, fit, or otherwise product-specific question about the Held Short Race Gloves? Ask it here! If you have a customer service or shipping question, please direct it to our Customer Service department.

Start typing your question and we'll check if it was already asked and answered. Learn More
Browse 2 questions Browse 2 questions and 20 answers
Why did you choose this?
RevZilla Store
quality gloves finally on sale and Revzilla reputation.
ellen l on Sep 26, 2016
Needed street gloves
Anthony F on Aug 30, 2015
quality gloves finally on sale and Revzilla reputation.
ellen l on Sep 26, 2016
soft, durable, light!
Antony K on Mar 21, 2016
Needed street gloves
Anthony F on Aug 30, 2015
I don't want to always wear the full gauntlet but i still want protection
Shirley L on Aug 27, 2015
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.
Rob J on Jun 10, 2015
Revzilla reviews and research of the Held brand were my primary reasons for choosing this product.
Dennis S on Jun 4, 2015
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.
James V on Mar 15, 2015
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.
Thomas E on Mar 2, 2015
I have the longer gloves and i want the shorty, HELD is my favorite gloves
roger w on Feb 4, 2015
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.
Jordan H on Dec 1, 2014
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.
Robert W on May 19, 2014
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.
Dave P on Apr 3, 2014
soft, durable, light!
Antony K on Mar 21, 2016
I don't want to always wear the full gauntlet but i still want protection
Shirley L on Aug 27, 2015
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...
A shopper on Jun 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 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.