Held Twin Gore-Tex 2-in-1 Gloves
My go-to glove for the coldest days
I rode these for 10% of my winter commuting rain or fog (no shine in Seattle). They pair nicely with heated grips and allow heat in and do a decent job preserving it with the extra thick top side (back of hand) insulation. They never let my hands get wet even though I always wore them over the jacket cuffs. I wish they were not quite so bulky, but they are probably average in the "bulkiness" department as compared to other heavy winter gloves. If you ride in very cold climates, I highly recommend them. For what it's worth, I really liked the Held's on the coldest days #low 40's down into the teens#.
I typically wore my Rukka Imatra's on days 45-55 degrees as they were less bulky.
These gloves were just as comfortable as the Rukka's and definitely suited to usage in colder weather. The Rukka could not keep me comfortable in the very low temps like the Held did. if you don't mind the bulk, the internal flap allows them to work well in the warmer temp range as well, but I stuck with the Rukka's since I already had them. Both were equals in the waterproof department. I prefer the long built-in squeegee on the Held's.
I wish the Held gloves had used more leather for durability, but I don't doubt the good protection provided.
April 15, 2015
Good cold weather glove with nice options.
I was looking for a cold weather riding glove to keep up with the rest of my gear. Most of the gloves I had tried were too bulky and made me feel out of touch with the bike. These gloves provide good warmth when you utilize the insulated pocket with some reduced tactile sensation. When you use the outer waterproof section you get the benefit of the insulated layer on the back of your hand with a thinner palm section. This configuration allows me to use my heated grips to keep my palm warm and the insulation keeps the back of the hand warm. I have worn them in some light rain and had no issue with water getting in. Two complaints: 1. The gauntlet does not open up wide enough to fit over the sleeve of my riding suit without difficulty. 2. The visor wipe located on the left index finger is an awkward placement. I know it is fairly common but placing it on the thumb is much more functional.
Overall it appears to be a well made glove. I had initial thought about returning them but kept them and gave them a little time to break in. They are comfortable to wear from the 50'sF down into the low 20'sF. They cost as much as a pair of boots but the cheaper options were not working for me.
Sizing: These fit true to Held's sizing. I wear an XL in my Scorpions but these in a 9 fit almost perfect. No issues with material bunching up inside the glove.
February 2, 2015
These gloves are warm
These gloves are great. I received them as a Christmas present, rode with them on Christmas Day, didn't need my heated grips, my hands were not cold at all. The tactile side was warm and gave me great feel for the controls on my bike, I will probably use this arrangement the most with heated grips. The warm side was plenty warm and still provided decent feel for the controls. The warm side does feel a bit 'bulky' while the tactile side didn't feel bulky at all despite containing all of the same material. I haven't had them long so I don't know how they will hold up - but so far I am impressed.
December 29, 2014
Great for changeable weather
I'm a fan of HELD gloves as I use three pair depending on conditions. Fit of the HELD glove is perfect for my hand.
For this product I needed a late fall glove for changeable conditions and these fit the bill. The grip side is just that-you can feel the controls no problem and they are very comfortable. When it got chilly on my ride-around 42 degrees the warm/waterproof side was just that. When it started raining really hard the gloves stayed 100% dry inside. The waterproof side takes away a bit of feel due to the extra thickness-that's to be expected-but not enough to matter. I adjusted fine. I'd mention that for me anything over about 70 degrees and the gloves were a bit too warm for me.
What I liked is that for a late fall mountain trip I only needed two pair of gloves total as these filled the bill very well.
December 29, 2014
I haven't ridden them yet. This is an unpacking review. I've worn held gloves exclusively while riding for 10 years. These were a serious let-down. They are also the first made-in-China gloves Held has sold me and are almost a perfect knockoff of the 'Rukka 2 in 1'. It's painfully obvious that they only made one size knuckle guard for this model because on size 11, it only covers 3 of my knuckles and looks absolutely ridiculous. The back of the thumb and first two fingers are cheap nylon/neoprene that likely will not hold up to any abrasion. The visor wipe is 100% useless. The leather overlaps the wiper. I think this is a manufacturing flaw and not a design flaw but it's never been an issue on any of the other many pairs of (EU-made) Held Gloves.
They fit a size up from normal Helds and are comfortable. I like the palm-slider, wrist and gauntlet closures. They are definitely warm.
If the knuckle guard didn't look so ridiculous and the thumb was leather all around, I'd likely keep them. As it is, I think I'm going to send them back,
December 10, 2014
Warm and Dry
I have used these gloves several time in moderate to really bad riding conditions and they have performed well. Like many gloves on the market they run small. I am not sure who chooses the sizes for these but I wear an XL size mechanics glove but have to go to 3X or 4X on most motorcycle gloves produced off-shore. No exception here.
December 1, 2014
Pretty adaptable gloves
I was looking for the warmest functional moto gloves I could find and Revzilla recommended these when I called.
The good: 2 chambers are quite good for riding with grip warmers, and without. There's a real difference.
I like the protective qualities of the gloves.
Niggles: they could still be warmer (I just need to be sure all my bikes have grip warmers).
The finger tips aren't perfectly aligned leaving seams in less than perfect places causing rub spots sometimes.
Not great for interacting with GPS.
Overall: with grip warmers these are the most comfortable. I think (intend and hope) these will be my main winter gloves for the next couple of years. Not much to be done about the GPS and hope the alignment issue will work itself out.
November 24, 2014
Cold riding plus
First off, if you're doing any serious riding, you need either heated grips or heated gloves. I bought these because I only commute to work and back (15 minutes) and didn't want to go through the hassle of running wires. I ride all winter, as long as the roads are dry. When it gets in the lower 30's, my fingers tips get a little bit cold by the end of my 15 minute commute. That being said, they keep my hands warmer than other gloves. I used to stop for a couple minutes and put my hands on the side of the engine, but I can make it in a straight shot now. I imagine in the 40's, these gloves will work just fine, even for the longer rides.
I love the style and the option of a more tactile feel. I bought XL because that's what I usually wear, but I didn't do the measurements. Wish I had because it's a bit bigger than I'd want but didn't want to wait for the shipping back and forth. I'm stationed in Italy so these things take time.
Overall, great gloves, but remember, serious winter riders need more than just a glove to keep those mitts warm!
2004 Yamaha RoadStar 1700
November 21, 2014