Held Twin Gore-Tex 2-in-1 Gloves
Excellent winter gloves
These gloves keep my hands warm as toast during winter riding. The fact that you have the option to select from two chambers, one for the really cold weather and one for warmer weather is an awesome feature.
They are a little bulky but that is to be expected for a winter glove, nonetheless you still have great dexterity on the grips.
I haven't had the opportunity to try them in the rain yet but overall I am extremely happy with these gloves and highly recommend them for winter riding.
July 15, 2014
Perfect NW glove
In Oregon the weather changes on a good day,i.e., we have to go over mountain passes to reach allot of areas. So on a recent weekend trip I left on a 82 deg sunny day, and returned home 2 days later in 42-55 deg and raining. I used the light side coming into the mountains, and then switch to the Monkey fur side going over the passes, and switched back in the valley. These were very comfortable from the start, with good feel,no notice of a 2 way flap, and I'm sure the feel will get better with more break in. I wish I had these 3 yrs ago. If you ride over mountains, you need this glove.
June 17, 2014
Finest glove I have ever owned.
My favorite glove that I have used for the last 30yrs finally wore out and wouldn't keep my hand warm anymore. So I looked at what seemed like hundreds of gloves and even the original manufacturer of my last pair and just couldn't find a pair that I liked. I was looking for something that required no break in time, a perfect fit and still be able to feel the controls and not have muscle strain in the process. I wasn't willing to compromise especially since I knew I would be paying a higher dollar amount for them. I was a little worried about my decision to by the Held gloves but that quickly faded after my first ride with them. My hands stayed warm and dry and comfortable even when the temperature was in the low 30's. I'm glad made the decision to go with Held glove. They are an excellent replacement for my old gloves.
May 26, 2014
Great glove for SF!
I live in San Francisco and this glove serves as my go-to for most of the year when it's foggy, windy, and a bit chilly. When it's 49 deg F on the highway, my hands stay relatively warm (except for my finger tips).
May 19, 2014
A critical, but positive review
I was freezing my hands off in my Alpinestars GP Pros, but I didn't want to bother with heated grips. Having found that glove liners are pretty much useless, the search was on for a cold weather glove. I didn't want to sacrifice *all* of the protection the GP Pros gave me just to stay comfortable. A fellow biker let me try some of his Held gloves on and I was pretty much sold from the start.
Putting on the gloves is easy and the gauntlets allow for fairly bulky bike jacket sleeves. Once they're on, they're not coming off because the wrist is velcro secured. The first thing you notice after you put on these gloves is how comfortable they are. You don't feel any seams on the inside and the inside is very soft and plush. The gloves are extremely warm. Down to about 50f on the highway I haven't come close to needing to use the warm side of the gloves. These gloves do have a hard knuckle and a ceramic palm slider that's better than nothing, but not as confidence inspiring as a race glove.
As far as I can tell, there are only a couple downsides to these gloves. First is that these gloves are bulky compared to racing gloves. It takes some getting used to if that's all you've ever worn. Another downside is that they definitely don't provide the race proven protection that gloves like the Held Titan and Alpinestars GP Pros offer, but I have yet to find a true cold weather glove that does. Other than that, the only other thing I can argue is the price, but I haven't found anything I'm convinced would be better for cold weather even at much higher price points.
So far, I believe I would buy these gloves again, but only time will tell. I really like these gloves, so hopefully I will get a few seasons out of these.
May 10, 2014
I wanted to like them, but I can't
I tried, very hard, to convince myself that I should keep these gloves, but I cannot.
These gloves are SO close to being spectacular. The protection looks to be top notch, the build quality appears excellent, the styling is wonderful to look at, the sizing is just right for my longer fingers, and the two chamber technology is brilliant (in theory).
Long story short, I have tried on four separate pairs of these gloves (two 10's and two 9's), and all of them had issues with the interior liners. Somewhere, in every pair, there was a place where the liner was either bunched up or twisted such that there was a permanent and annoying lump, seam, or wrinkle where it should not have been. In one pair, the left thumb seemed to be misaligned. The right thumb was fine, where the interior palm fabric ran down the inside of my thumb and the oval shape of the glove matched up with the oval shape of my thumb. On the left hand, the interior palm fabric was only about half under my thumb, and the rest was up around the outside. Also, the oval shape of the glove was rotated in the same direction and didn't match up with the shape of my thumb.
These gloves are just too expensive for me to overlook these issues. Given the price point, I don't feel that I should have to deal with these issues. If they were priced closer to $100.00, then I would likely keep them and just get over my relatively minor complaints. At over $200.00, I am going to continue to shop around until I find something that doesn't annoy me the entire time I have it on.
April 25, 2014
Perfect glove! exactly what I was looking for...
Excellent glove and worth the price. The design is perfect for very cold and dual approach is very useful, particularly for heated grips. Love this glove.
April 14, 2014
Excellent winter glove.
Finally had a chance to ride wtth this new glove. It was 36 degrees, no heated grips. Interstate at 70mph for about an hour. Hands were perfectly comfortable temperature wise. These gloves feel very tough and protective. No trouble using the controls. It might need a little more break in but thats about it. My only criticism is there seems to be a little bit more extra material at the finger tips than I like. But overall EXCELLENT glove. Comfy and warm. Have not tested waterproof ability yet.
February 15, 2014