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Held Steve Classic Gloves

Designed from the original Held Steve patterns and dies, but updated with modern technologies.


  • Highly abrasion-resistant kangaroo leather palm
  • Pittards specially treated WR100 leather back
  • Colorfast & sweat-proof
  • Unlined
  • Pre-formed, crease-free palm
  • Special step seam avoids pressure points on inner hand & enhances feel
  • VELCRO® brand closures adjustment at wrists & cuffs
  • Visor wipe
  • Suprotect shock-absorbing special foam on back of hand & ball of thumb
  • SuperFabric reinforcement on edge of hand
  • Schoeller Dynatec reflectors

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 824607 22150110/2215-01-10 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
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Black / 7.5 824602 2215017.5/2215-01-7.5 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
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Black / 8.5 824604 2215018.5/2215-01-8.5 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 9 824605 2215019/2215-01-9 Out of Stock
Black / 9.5 824606 2215019.5/2215-01-9.5 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 10 (Short) 824618 221501K10/2215-01-K10 Available: Requires 2-4 business days lead time prior to shipment.
Black / 11 (Short) 824619 221501K11/2215-01-K11 Available: Requires 2-4 business days lead time prior to shipment.
Black / 7 (Short) 824615 221501K7/2215-01-K7 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 8 (Short) 824616 221501K8/2215-01-K8 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 9 (Short) 824617 221501K9/2215-01-K9 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 10 (Long) 824613 221501L10/2215-01-L10 Available: Requires 2-4 business days lead time prior to shipment.
Black / 11 (Long) 824614 221501L11/2215-01-L11 Available: Requires 2-4 business days lead time prior to shipment.
Black / 7 (Long) 824610 221501L7/2215-01-L7 Available: Requires 2-4 business days lead time prior to shipment.
Black / 8 (Long) 824611 221501L8/2215-01-L8 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 9 (Long) 824612 221501L9/2215-01-L9 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours


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Held Steve Classic Gloves 4.6 5 52 52
Comfort and Quality I have the hardest time finding gloves that fit me properly. I have a fairly wide hand, and short fingers. The only gloves I found that fit me good so far has been the Dianese MiG gloves. I wanted a different pair of gloves to go with my Dianese gloves, and I noticed these Held Steve Classic's come in short finger lengths! The price is steep, but I decided to take a chance. As it turns out, I am a 8.5 palm, and the "short" finger lengths only come in whole sizes. So I took a chance that the size-8 wouldn't be too small. Once the gloves arrived, I tried them on, and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and comfort. Very soft flexible material, with nice protection where it is needed most. As expected, the gloves were a little snug at first, but after a few rides on the motorcycle, they have broken-in nicely. These gloves are very nice, and I hope they last me a very long time, considering how much I had to pay for them. The only problem I had with these gloves is, on the left hand index finger, there is a rubber strip that can be used to wipe off your faceshield if needed. I don't like or need the little rubber strip, and it looks kinda goofy. So I took a razor blade and VERY CAREFULLY and SLOWLY sliced the little rubber strip off. You have to be super careful you do not accidentally cut through the rubber strip and into the glove leather. Now that the little rubber strip is gone, the gloves look proper. In summary: if you have short fingers, I feel your pain. Companies do not make gloves that fit my hand. I was lucky that these fit me. So now I have TWO gloves to wear while riding. I wish Alpinestars or ICON would make gloves for people with SHORT FINGERS! :-( November 16, 2015
Great glove but double check for fit My last pair lasted about 48k miles. Comfortable and easy to slip on. Happy with the last pair so decided to buy another. I ordered the same size (8M)but for some reason it was too small. Ended up returning it twice to get the right fit. Revzilla gets five stars on their customer service. August 18, 2015
Best gloves I've ever owned... ...and I've been through a few pairs in 45+ years of riding; some looked "cooler", most were less expensive. But this is my second pair, and if I would have followed the care instructions, the ones I have would still be fine. You sweat a lot in South Louisiana, and I never washed them as I should have, so the kangaroo skin finally developed a hole in the palm. The rest of the glove is still fine, and comfortable. My current pair is 7+ years old, with almost 100,000 miles of use, on a KLR 650, Kawasaki Concours, and Honda 230L. They are good down to 40 degrees with the heated grips, and are warm in the summer, but I have ridden in 113 degree heat in Texas with them, no problem. (pour water in them at the stops <G>). I would recommend these to anyone who can only have 2 pairs of GOOD gloves; my winter gloves are Held Icebreakers, also about 7 years old and good as new.... YMMV August 4, 2015
Disappointed I bought my first pair of Held gloves in the 80s and loved them. When I bought a new bike this year, I immediately went and bought a new pair of the Steve Classic. I have short fingers, so I was stoked to find that they sold a short version. The gloves arrived and looked pretty good - but the fit was not awesome. In fact Revit and Dainese gloves in the regular sizes seem to fit my fingers better that the Steves. They are comfortable and offer decent protection - but certainly not as much as some of the race-oriented gloves available. At first glance and after initial use, my sense was that the Held gloves I bought back in the day were MUCH better quality than these. My suspicions ended up being true - after just a couple of month's use, the loop part of the hook and loop closure on the gauntlet came unstitched. I was not too worried as Revzilla claims to have great customer service, and I thought a repair or replacement would be easy. WRONG assumption. Revzilla does not handle Held warranty issues - they make you contact Held - and the person answering the phone at Held NA is not the person who manages warranty issues. So, I am now three emails and a phone call with no clear path to a solution. Buyer beware. July 29, 2015
they're gray! well, the palms are gray -- the backs are black, as always. my last couple pairs had tan palms, which i really liked for some reason. this pair has gray palms -- maybe they're all like that now, but i'm disappointed. the picture looks like it's a black and white photo, so i didn't realize the color had changed. July 2, 2015
a comfortable high quality glove These gloves are comfortable, and meet my expectations (at this price point) for quality materials and construction. The palms are supple and appropriately pre-curved. The option of choosing a specific finger length is the number one selling point for me. The 2XL size with shorter fingers is perfect for me. I have a wide and thick hand (10 inches in diameter), and sized up to allow my hands to close with gloves on. My fingers are of average length for a size large hand. June 16, 2015
My favorite glove This is the second pair of Held Steve gloves I've owned. The first pair are still serviceable after six years of riding and 'get offs'. With Revzilla's help, I found a half-size that worked even better for me. June 13, 2015
Good fit for me These feel well built. I've seen issues mentioned regarding fit, I measured right at a 9 1/2 and these fit fine, no short fingers, which I have experienced before. No pressure points, well contoured. unlined so there is plenty of contact with the bars. May 19, 2015
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Held Steve Classic Gloves
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
scott y: longer fingered glove for a long skinny hand... Nov 19, 2015
Cory M: Friend recommendation Oct 26, 2015
S C: I chose the Steve Classic glove because of the positive reviews and prior experience with Held gloves. Oct 23, 2015
James D: Already own older version of these gloves. Aug 18, 2015
Tor L: Holes in my old Steve's Aug 3, 2015
George T: I like the quality of the product Jun 25, 2015
Steve D: My originals wore out. Jun 11, 2015
Syd W: Held gloves are the best on the market!! They fit LIKE a GLOVE!! May 30, 2015
Jeffrey S: Have been using Held Steve gloves since they had rivets on the palms. Have put well over 100,000 miles on the various pairs all over the country. Its my go-to glove for most rides. Apr 27, 2015
mick s: Best gloves out there. My first pair without the rivets. Apr 19, 2015
Hans J: It seems like it offers good protection. Plus, it's the only glove I found for long narrow hands. Mar 28, 2015
C O: Replacement for a worn out pair of same model. The Steve's have been the best gloves I have had. Looking forward to breaking in a new pair! Mar 22, 2015
Judy G: Best all around touring gloves on the market. Mar 8, 2015
Glen C: returned Feb 15, 2015
Jim H: Love Held gloves! Jan 3, 2015
Patricia C: My husband wants them for Christmas. Dec 1, 2014
William L: Have had a hard time finding Steve gloves my size in stock, now I'm ready for spring. Oct 22, 2014
Acer K: The only glove on planet Earth that comes in 'long' sizes. We'll see how it stacks up. Being tall isn't always an advantage. :\ I can't afford full custom gloves. Oct 6, 2014
Ken P: Was actually looking at the AirStream II's but were out of stock in my size. Got the Steve's because of reputation, looks, and, unlike the AirStreams, I think these will have better protection from the cold. It seems the consensus that Held are among the best riding gloves. Oct 1, 2014
Eric S: Rec from friends, reputation for fit/comfort Sep 26, 2014
Scott H: these were a specific recommendation from an experienced rider friend of mine. Jun 6, 2014
David E: A classic, literally. Also, these are the only gloves I've found that come in finger lengths. May 28, 2014
Christopher N: Had original Held Steve's, probably my favorite gloves of all time. The new version isn't quite as good, but still a pretty good glove overall. Wish they still sold the original, I don't know what changed, but i would take the originals over these new ones. Apr 28, 2014
ERic J: ADV review and a friend use to own a pair. Mar 27, 2014
Erik S: Held gloves are one of those brands that once you buy a pair with the 'roo palms you don't want anything less. My current pair of Helds are 15 years old, have survived their share of get-offs and still they are serviceable...I just felt it was time for a new pair of Helds!! Mar 18, 2014
Erwin A: I've had the same Held Steve since 2007. Love the fit, quality and durability. They've survived 2 falls and use liners to extend their use into late October. Mar 16, 2014
Bart G: I have owned before and are the best gloves I own Feb 1, 2014
Howard M: These are very good comfortable all year round gloves. Jan 3, 2014
Robert W: Sport tourer riding BMW K-bikes since mid 80's. Held is classic with tech. Built for mileage, comfort and durability. Dec 6, 2013
robert w: I bought a pair of Held street gloves (forget model) in1994,wore them everytime I rode on the street till now,including a few crashes.They are just now getting holes in the index finger tips.Amazing. Dec 2, 2013
Scott P: I've heard really good things about Held. Been waiting on the Rodney glove in tan to come back in stock for months now. Hopefully these will be worth the price. Nov 20, 2013
Houck c/o M: Replacement for my old Held gloves. Great product. Not made in China. Nov 17, 2013
Marie S: excellent quality. Nov 7, 2013
ricardo m: I had them before, they are comfortable, i like their stile. Aug 15, 2013
Paul F asked: i've worn out 3 or 4 pairs of steves in 25 years. great gloves. this time i'm wondering about finger length -- i feel i could use just a few mm more. how much longer are the "long size" fingers? Jun 25, 2015
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Paul F: thanks scott. in the end i ordered the regular size. i think they're just the smidge longer that i needed, but until they're fully formed to my hand i can't really tell -- they may be identical to the old ones. summary: i'm sure i didn't need the longs, and the regulars _might_ be a little bit longer than the old regulars. Jul 17, 2015
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Scott C: The long fingers are much longer in my experience. The regular size just cramped my finger tips a tiny bit the longs do not and have some room to spare. Jul 17, 2015
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Victor C asked: Do the fingers stretch on these gloves? Everything fits perfectly except the fingers are just 2-3 cm too short. Oct 22, 2014
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Albert U: This is my second pair of Steves. The first pair's fingers were a little short for me. The gloves stretch a little but not by 2-3 cm . The stitching will break before the kangaroo leather will stretch that far. HELD offers gloves with extended finger lengths but they only add an additional cm. Try those first or size up. Oct 23, 2014
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Houck c/o M: Mine were a little tight at the start but stretched and conformed to a perfect fit after a couple rides. Kangaroo is particularly good at that. 2-3 cm seems like way too much though. 2-3 millimetres maybe. Oct 23, 2014
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Phillip D: you'll probably want to trade them back in for the "long" finger version. the long size is the only gloves i've ever gotten to fit my fingers comfortable. Oct 23, 2014
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Michael C: After about a year of use and 7,000 miles of riding. I have not noticed any stretching at all. The gloves seem to fit just like they did when new. Oct 23, 2014
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Michael Z: I've had mine for a little over a year. I'm very satisfied. However, I don't believe the finger length has stretched. Oct 27, 2014
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Russell B: They may stretch that much. Did you order the long version? If not, that may be a better fit. Oct 23, 2014
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Victor C: Sorry, I mean 2-3 mm. Oct 22, 2014
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A shopper asked: Does it work with a smartphone? My current gloves cannot operate the touch screen, will these? Mar 18, 2014
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rick g: These are solidly constructed gloves and are comfortable. My brother has had them for quite a while and suggested them to me when I needed new ones.
As far as operating a phone; yes, I have no problem using my Nokia Lumia 920 phone, nor the previous version Nokia Lumia 820. Both run Microsoft 8 operating systems.
It's a little difficult when I am downshifting into a turn, though! Seriously, good gloves. Both thumbs up!
Mar 20, 2014
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Greg A: Not unless they have changed the design. However, I know there is a product you can by to add some material to your finger tips to allow it to be used on a smart phone. Mar 18, 2014
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Albert U: These gloves do not have the thermal conductive filaments on the finger tips to operate an iPhone. Mar 19, 2014
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Chuck F: I am not able to operate my iPhone with these gloves. Mar 18, 2014
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A shopper asked: I've had the Held Nero gloves for a while. They were the long/short version of the original Steves, except the originals had insulated studs in the palm and the Neros had a 'super' fabric that was lighter and supposed to perform the same in a crash. However, the super fabric is abrasive and has destroyed all of the rubber on my grips where they make contact. Replacing heated grips is not going to be fun/cheap! I'd buy a pair of the new Steves in a heartbeat if they still had the metal studs. Is the "superfabric" on the new Steves abrasive like that on the Neros? They look different. If it is, i might have to go with Lee Parks... Oct 15, 2015
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Jay G: The "super fabric" doesn't feel abrasive. But it is not soft leather, nor is it like the metal studs of the previous iteration. I don't know the Nero or the super fabric that is used in that glove, but I would suspect that it is similar, given the same manufacture for the gloves. I haven't noticed any abnormal wear on the grips of my BMW R1200GSA. My opinion is that the super fabric would not present a problem in that regard. I suggest you buy a pair and examine them, and if you don't like how the super fabric feels, return them for the small shipping charge. Oct 22, 2015
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Wyman M W: The later model Steve's Gloves do have the "super fabric"....it has not been a problem with either my 2013 BMW R1200RT with 60,000 miles....the studded ones wore the paint off of my bar ends though...not happy about that...

hope this helps

Oct 21, 2015
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Scott M: I replaced my original Held Classic gloves which had the palm studs after about 150K miles last year and have put about 15K miles on my new pair. I have not noticed any deterioration of my grips from the new super fabric. I love the gloves. Oct 23, 2015
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Jeff W asked: Your Website did not show if my question was or wasn't submitted. I was asking if the "SuperFabric" on the new Steves is the same as the abrasive Super fabric that was on the Held Neros which destroyed the rubber on my grips...? Oct 15, 2015
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robert w: Jeff, The only part of the Held Steve glove that touches the grip is kangaroo hide and the soft suede stuff at the inside base of the thumb. The super fabric is at the base of the palm and does not touch the grip, at least not on my hands. I've worn these for two years on a BMW K12 and have had no issues, I would recommend these as a nice touring glove. Fifteen thousand miles and almost no signs of wear. Hope this helps. RW Oct 16, 2015
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James S: I have the Steve gloves and have had no problems with the super fabric being abrasive on my grips or other clothes Oct 22, 2015
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A shopper asked: What kind of knuckle protection does the Held Steve Classic have? Jul 17, 2015
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Jeff H: padded leather across the top of the knuckles, no hard plastic. Jul 17, 2015
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Scott M: Padded foam leather covered. Jul 17, 2015
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Jay P asked: Hey, which glove models does Held offer short sizing in? Jul 16, 2015
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Scott C: I cant answer your specific question about short sizes I just bought the long. I can say that the long is very long on my fingers. But I must say that I love my Steve Gloves. I have been buying Steve gloves two decades now. I guess I shoud say that I have purchased three pairs during that time. I ware them spring summer and fall. I ride a LOT. I got a pair of the Held Freezer gloves for the winter. They get me down to about 17 degrees before I call uncle on too cold. but that is mostly road conditions more than the gloves, ice fog and slippery roads. (not sure of the actual name suddenly) but love them too. Jul 17, 2015
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Kevin T: I guess "Steve Classic" come in short sizes. Because, I have wide, short hands and mine fit great. Bought them on a friend's recommendation, have had them about 3 yrs, am very happy with them. Probably about 10,000 miles. Jul 18, 2015
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A shopper asked: I had an old pair of the original Steves from about 10 years ago. They were made in Germany and lasted forever. Well, until I got them wet and left them in a saddlebag in the heat recently. I bought a pair of the Air Heros last year that were not made in Germany. Some stitching is already coming out in the thumb area. So, I'm not overly impressed with those. Perhaps QA isn't quite the same. Jun 23, 2012
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BeamerBud: Just got a pair of the new Steve Classic. They are made in HUNGARY. Jul 30, 2012
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RevZilla: The Held Steve Classic Glove is manufactured in Hungary. Jun 26, 2012
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A shopper asked: I have an older pair of Held Steves in a 7.5 that I"m quite happy with, except that I've now put on enough miles that I need to replace them. Is the sizing consistent? Aug 6, 2012
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RevZilla: We have found that the Sizing of the Held Steve Classic Gloves to be very similar to that of the original Held Steve gloves.

As the Steve Classics were designed from the original Steve patterns and dies, their respective sizings are quite consistent with each other.
Aug 8, 2012
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Randy B asked: What kind of knuckle protection does the Held Steve Classic have? Jul 17, 2015
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