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Held Steve Classic Gloves

Classic Gloves designed from the original Held Steve patterns and dies, but updated with modern materials and technologies.

Features:

  • 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
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Comfort
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Style
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Air Flow
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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.
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My second pair, love 'em. A+ riding gloves.
My last pair of Held Steve Classic gloves lasted 12 years. I bought them a little small and they took a while to break in but then they... "fit like a glove!" Seriously, I can pick up a dime from a counter wearing them; did it again just now.

Revzilla sent me two sizes to try. I am in between a 7.5 and an 8. Again I chose the tighter pair despite the longer break-in.

I have an interesting story about these Held Steve Classic gloves: Five years ago, in the early spring myself and several members of my posse took a weekend ride to a local pancake house in New Hampshire for brunch. The road out was twisty and we went down by some lakes near the restaurant. On the way back after some waffles we encountered a car in the opposite lane stopped in the middle of the road in a corner in a low marshy area. We slowed down and saw the driver was looking out his window at what appeared to be a dark green trash bag on the centerline of the road. When we got closer we realized the trash bag was actually a HUGE snapping turtle! We stopped.

This was the biggest snapping turtle I have ever seen. I got off of my bike to see if the animal was injured. The turtle was unhurt, but was sitting in the middle of the road paralleling the centerline and she was testy. If you came near, the critter would stretch her neck way out, open her mouth wide and hiss loudly like a snake! Her neck and head had to be 14 inches long. Her jaws were maybe 5 or 6 inches wide from tip of nose to lower jar when opened up; very menacing. This turtle looked as if she could swallow a golf ball. The shell on this turtle was about 20 inches front to back and 14 inches wide. She made no attempt to move off in any direction, even if we tried to nudge her.

Turtles breed in the spring and the females leave the pond where they live to dig a nest in high, dry ground and lay her eggs. That is what was happening here. Now you know the answer to the question; “Why does the turtle cross the road.”

Anyway, we’re standing there wondering what to do. This turtle is going to get hit if we leave it in the center of a bend in a well-traveled road.

I’m walking around the turtle and sizing her up. It appears that the head/neck of the beast can’t reach too far backwards, and she can’t snap me if I grab its shell half way front to back standing behind her. I’m wearing all the riding gear; full leathers, boots, gloves, helmet, but I checked out her “reach” very carefully; if this turtle bites your finger it’s gone!

Finally I approach the turtle from behind, grab the shell on either side in the middle, and pick the girl up. She doesn’t like this but can’t reach me to get a bite. I lifted the turtle; she weighed about 25lb., and I quickly moved her about 15ft to the pond side of the road.

Sure enough the snapping turtle cannot reach over to bite me, but turtles have these long sharp claws on each of their four feet just like a bear. As I’m carrying the turtle, she reaches up with her left rear leg and swipes her claws into my left hand in a motion like a dog scratching itself. The turtle buries the sharp tip of one of the 2 inch claws into the back tip of my left ring finger. The claw immediately pierced the leather of the glove like it wasn’t even there. I watched this happen as I was holding the turtle out in front of me. I could feel the pressure of the claws on my finger and hand, but I didn’t drop the turtle. And I didn’t yell out, but my brain immediately screamed; “AAAAHHH!”

I quickly carried the turtle off to the side of the road where the water was very near the road shoulder, I bent over and dropped the turtle the last 1 ½ ft. into the grass (I had intended to set the turtle down as gently as I picked it up). Immediately after moving away I looked at my hand expecting blood, although I felt no pain.

It turns out that the Kevlar layer under the leather and padding on the back of my Held gloves stopped the claw, and I’ll tell you, those turtle claws are sharp!

The whole incident took about three or four minutes. I got back on my motorcycle which was running the whole time and rode away. As we’re heading down the road I thought; “now there’s something that doesn’t happen every day!”

So there you have it, a true story. Held motorcycle gloves; turtle tested tough!

Jim
April 8, 2014
Ride:
2004 Ducati Multistrada 1000 DS
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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Great gloves!
My first pair of Held gloves lasted over twenty years! The main reason I bought a new pair is that it seems my hands have grown somewhat over the years! The first pair survived going down on the track, which resulted in only minor abrasions.
September 3, 2012
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
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Everything they're cracked up to be.
After hearing riders rave about Steve's for years, I decided to give them a try. I find them to be exceptionally comfortable with excellent control feel, and (rare these days) a gauntlet large enough to easily fit over the cuffs of my riding jackets. I'm glad Held replaced the old (potentially tank-scratching) palm-slider rivets with SuperFabric. Thankfully, I can't comment on protection, nor on durability as I've only had them a couple of weeks and ~400 miles. I find the fit to be as expected compared to other numerically-sized gloves I've owned. I believe the price is very fair for the quality and features.
June 12, 2012
Ride:
2003 Kawasaki ZR-7S
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
3 / 5
Best touring glove out there
This glove is great. Paired with heated grips, I can ride in almost any condition with the padding in the back of the hand providing insulation, and the palm allowing for great heat transfer. SuperFabric patches are very flexible/comfortable. I love this glove.
December 26, 2012
Bang For The Buck
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Protection & Durability
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Held is as always, a great product
Gloves fit well albeit slightly long pinky. This seems to not be an issue as they wear in. My last pair was purchased in 2000 so you can imagine how well these will hold up. Excellent product.
July 7, 2014
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
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Air Flow
4 / 5
Awesome gloves
I received these gloves today and they are an (almost) perfect fit. I love that these gloves come in half sizes. Only the thumb was a bit longer, but the rest of the fingers fit perfectly. As expected with gloves that cost almost $170, they are well made and have many features for protecting your hands. I expect these gloves to last me a long time.
April 16, 2012
Ride:
2004 Honda VTX1300R
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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Great Gloves
I ordered these gloves because of all the good reviews. They are my first pair of Held branded gloves and I'm very please with them overall. My right hand is somewhat larger than my left, measuring at 9in, while my left is just about 8.5. I opted to go with an 8.5 and there may be room to stretch after break-in. The fit was pretty spot on and comfortable. One odd thing is that the thumb length is probably a little too long. Also please be aware than the palm side leather is pretty thin. I've worn these in about 50 degree weather and my hand were a little cold. Then again, I have pretty low cold tolerance so YRMV.

I would definitely recommend these gloves.
October 14, 2016
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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Excellent Gloves
They fit like... well, gloves, but better! An excellent product, leather is buttery soft. I have a smaller palm size but long fingers and the 8 Long fits my hand exactly. Great gloves, highly recommend any held products as they are top notch quality.
February 18, 2013
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
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Comfort
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2nd pair - Great gloves
I wore the first pair for 7 years! I'm a commuter, 55,000 miles on an FJR 1300 Yamaha. These are my most of the time gloves. I have heated gloves for winter and summer gloves for "over 95 degree" days. Great in the rain. Tough. Well made high quality. Twice the costs but last 3 times as long...
June 16, 2014
Another awesome Held glove
These replaced 10 year old Held mid weight gloves. Same temp range with 1/2 the weight and better protection! win win win
March 31, 2014
Ride:
2007 BMW R1200GS Adventure
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my 2nd pair...1st pair lasted 10 years
William P on Sep 2, 2016
Great fit and good protection.
Gregory C on Apr 3, 2016
my 2nd pair...1st pair lasted 10 years
William P on Sep 2, 2016
Recommended by a friend who's ridden 400,000 miles on a motorcycle.
Bart R on Jun 2, 2016
Great fit and good protection.
Gregory C on Apr 3, 2016
Recommended by many friends.
LAWRENCE C on Mar 30, 2016
Most amazing leather glove I've owned. I had a pair of thorlow deerskin gloves with no lining for 35 years. They were like wearing a second skin and disintegrated this summer so I had to have something to replace these. The steves are breaking in beautifully and love the long gauntlet and amazing protection without the knuckled warrior look. I have another pair of held gloves, with goretex extra fit, quattro tiempo and the outlast liner. With heated grips these take me through winter in seattle
eli f on Mar 22, 2016
The best gloves bar none. I've been riding with them for over 300,000 miles and they're just great.
Fred B on Feb 27, 2016
This will be my third pair of Steves. I found this model a few years ago and plan to stay loyal as long as Held keeps making it.
Holden L on Feb 22, 2016
I have an older version of the glove that is completely worn out. The tactile feel of the old glove was amazing, so I bought the newer model.
Robert T on Feb 9, 2016
Features and high cuff style
Jerry S on Dec 19, 2015
longer fingered glove for a long skinny hand...
JSY04 on Nov 19, 2015
Friend recommendation
Cory M on Oct 26, 2015
I chose the Steve Classic glove because of the positive reviews and prior experience with Held gloves.
MotoMusings on Oct 23, 2015
Already own older version of these gloves.
James D on Aug 18, 2015
Holes in my old Steve's
Tor L on Aug 3, 2015
I like the quality of the product
George T on Jun 25, 2015
My originals wore out.
Steve D on Jun 11, 2015
Held gloves are the best on the market!! They fit LIKE a GLOVE!!
Syd W on May 30, 2015
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.
Jeffrey S on Apr 27, 2015
Best gloves out there. My first pair without the rivets.
mick s on Apr 19, 2015
It seems like it offers good protection. Plus, it's the only glove I found for long narrow hands.
Hans J on Mar 28, 2015
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!
C O on Mar 22, 2015
Best all around touring gloves on the market.
Judy G on Mar 8, 2015
returned
Glen C on Feb 15, 2015
Love Held gloves!
Jim H on Jan 3, 2015
My husband wants them for Christmas.
Patricia C on Dec 1, 2014
Have had a hard time finding Steve gloves my size in stock, now I'm ready for spring.
William L on Oct 22, 2014
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.
Acer K on Oct 6, 2014
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.
Ken P on Oct 1, 2014
Rec from friends, reputation for fit/comfort
Eric S on Sep 26, 2014
these were a specific recommendation from an experienced rider friend of mine.
Scott H on Jun 6, 2014
A classic, literally. Also, these are the only gloves I've found that come in finger lengths.
David E on May 28, 2014
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.
Christopher N on Apr 28, 2014
ADV review and a friend use to own a pair.
ERic J on Mar 27, 2014
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!!
Erik S on Mar 18, 2014
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.
Erwin A on Mar 16, 2014
I have owned before and are the best gloves I own
Bart G on Feb 1, 2014
These are very good comfortable all year round gloves.
Howard M on Jan 3, 2014
Sport tourer riding BMW K-bikes since mid 80's. Held is classic with tech. Built for mileage, comfort and durability.
Robert W on Dec 6, 2013
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.
robert w on Dec 2, 2013
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.
Scott P on Nov 20, 2013
Replacement for my old Held gloves. Great product. Not made in China.
Houck c/o M on Nov 17, 2013
excellent quality.
Marie S on Nov 7, 2013
I had them before, they are comfortable, i like their stile.
ricardo m on Aug 15, 2013
Recommended by a friend who's ridden 400,000 miles on a motorcycle.
Bart R on Jun 2, 2016
Recommended by many friends.
LAWRENCE C on Mar 30, 2016
What kind of knuckle protection does the Held Steve Classic have?
A shopper on Jul 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: padded leather across the top of the knuckles, no hard plastic.
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?
Paul F on Jun 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 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.
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?
A shopper on Aug 6, 2012
BEST ANSWER: 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.
Do the fingers stretch on these gloves? Everything fits perfectly except the fingers are just 2-3 cm too short.
sennateg on Oct 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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.
Does it work with a smartphone? My current gloves cannot operate the touch screen, will these?
A shopper on Mar 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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!
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...
A shopper on Oct 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 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.
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...?
Jeff W on Oct 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 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
Hey, which glove models does Held offer short sizing in?
Jay P on Jul 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 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.
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.
A shopper on Jun 23, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Just got a pair of the new Steve Classic. They are made in HUNGARY.
I have a pair of Held gloves . The tag says 10xl. What size I need?
A shopper on Jun 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The pair I bought last year also say 10XL . Fit fine except the Thumbs are tight.