Held Warm N Dry Gloves
Nice fit for this female rider
I wanted a pair of gloves specifically to use with my heated grips, with less padding in the palms but wind and cold protection for the tops of my hands. I read many great reviews on Held gloves and then called customer service to discuss sizing. My hands measured 7 1/2 but I had some concerns as the Warm & Dry's are made for men, that the size 7 gloves would fit well. Went ahead & ordered the size 7 and I have to say they fit quite nicely - they are not real snug and there is plenty of room in the fingertips. I rode in temps from 71 degrees ( a little too warm for these gloves but the sweat wicked away nicely)' down to 66 degrees and windy (gloves were perfect with the heated grips). The one thing I noted as did many others, is the gauntlet is small and I can just tuck my Re'vit Indigo sleeve into it - barely. The workmanship is great and the gloves are well made. Revzilla customer service, fast shipping and great prices keep me coming back!
February 13, 2014
Great glove, I wear a 10 in the Sambia glove, had to order a 11 in this glove. Great fit and finish. Warm for a thinner glove. The best glove for my winter riding...
January 6, 2014
Held Warm-ish..and Dry
I own Held Air Hero's, size 9, fit perfect. Got these in 9, perfect fit, so quality control at Held is on point. I will simply list pros and cons..
Pros..Excellent materials, fit, and finish, including all stitching. Hard knuckle armor, and super fabric on palms. Gloves really do allow your hands to perspire through, no clammy hands here. Style as well, is really clean and tight, and the darker reflective material is cool touch.
Cons..I have since learned that these gloves were apparently designed for heated grips, so the palms are thinner to allow heat to come through. So I will take that into account. I was walking with them my first day wearing them out in 40 degree New York winter, minimal wind, and my hands were pretty darn cold, within about 15 to 20 minutes. So I was disappointed, truth be told, I was expecting more from the "Warm n Dry" name. But I guess it was designed properly for heated grips, which I don't use:( So these will be used in less than freezing weather, and I will have to own something else for the freezing days. I gave 4 out of 5 for protection, super fabric on the outer pinkies would have given 5, as pinkies tend to go on low sides. On a lesser note, I wish the tabs that attach the gloves together didn't hang off the glove, should be a way to clip it in each glove, out of the way, no biggee
Other than that, another great glove from Held that will get much use. And Revzilla always duh best!
December 24, 2013
Good glove but not below 40 degrees
I purchased the glove at the revilla store in Philladelphia about 3 months ago. I got a chance to try on a few different gloves and happened to like the way this one fit the most. Very comfortable and looks great. The only downside it's not very warm in temperature below 40 degrees. On the highway my hands were getting cold in temp above freezing.
December 23, 2013
Just what you expect from Held.
My second pair of Held gloves,and am quite satisfied with the fit and finish. Have ridden home from work with temps @ 33 deg., and am pleased with the results. Granted, if it is any colder, and I'm riding longer, I would use my heated gloves. But these fit the bill for temps in the 40's. Looking forward to some more riding. ;)
December 17, 2013
Quality glove, but not the warmest.
I bought this as my first winter glove, because it came highly recommended to me by a few other riders.
The quality is amazing, and it's one of the few insulated gloves that also has solid protection on the outside - which I like. I can wear this glove in the low 40s for more than 30 minutes (my longest commute in this weather so far), and my hands will be just fine. Anything below that, though, and my hands still go numb after about 20 minutes. You'll need an extra pair of insulators (in that case, make sure you size up) and/or heated grips if you want to stay warmer, longer.
One other disappointment I've had was that Held gloves appear to be fitted oddly (or, my hands are just weirdly proportioned). The description recommends choosing the smaller size if your measurements are right in the middle of two sizes, like mine were. This apparently allows the glove to stretch and mold to the shape of your hand, which I expected it to do. This was not the case. A size 8 fitted my fingers and the width of my palm perfectly, but the palm's length was too short - which meant I really had to work just to make a fist, and the velcro that should strap across my wrist was now on the lower end of my palm (not comfortable at all). Sizing up to a 9 fixed this, but now the fingers are just slightly too long. Not enough to hinder my riding or even seriously annoy me, but a bit of a disappointment. But other than the weird fitting, the comfort of the materials and stitching, etc. were great.
For clarification, I rated "air flow" as excellent because my hands stay warm, but don't accumulate any sweat. The glove is lined with Gore-Tex, which is waterproof and windproof on the outside - but it allows your hands to breathe from the inside.
Features - it has a velcro wrist strap, to keep it on your hand securely, and also a velcro gauntlet strap, to keep it closed around the cuff of your jacket. Another cool feature is the rubber visor wiper on the finger - works great, doesn't smear.
I was impressed with how bright the reflective bits were on this glove. They appear grey in the product photos, but when hit with light they are BRIGHT white.
(See photo I took for comparison)
December 10, 2013
Solid glove lives up to its promise but needs minor refinement
I live in Northern California, where winter temperatures are mild, rarely dipping below freezing during daylight hours. I purchased these lightly insulated gloves about three weeks ago for my daily commute, half of which is late in the evening after the sun goes down and temperatures drop significantly.
So far these gloves have lived up to their name - my hands have stayed reasonably warm on all rides with temps in the mid 30's and up, but they did get cold on a late night ride with temps in the high 20's. I have ridden twice in the rain with these gloves, and so far they have stayed bone dry inside. After a rainy ride, the gloves dried out overnight and were good again for the next morning.
As far as comfort goes, these are great. They have a double-gauntlet design, which allows me to keep the glove on all the way even if my jacket sleeves are pushing back against the glove. I find that they are insulated lightly enough that I can still use my controls and interact with my helmet sound system without issue.
I have to agree with other reviewers that these gloves could use a better visor wiper, the current one is tiny, and so flimsy that you end up using the goatskin to do most of the wiping. I also wish these gloves had some hide sewn between the pinky and ring fingers, like some of the other higher-end gloves do.
To sum it up, the gloves live up to their promise of keeping my hands warm and dry in mild winter conditions. They are comfortable to wear, but deserve some refinements. For the price I wish that these gloves had received a little extra attention from Held. In spite of this, I'd recommend these gloves to others who are riding under similar conditions to myself.
December 9, 2013
hands stay warm
My hands were able to stay warm riding in cold weather having been someone who didn't bother with cold weather gloves since I started riding. Guess I got tired of frozen hands! I did very slightly feel the cold try to come thru on my ride out in the morning but otherwise, my hands stayed not cold, nonetheless.
Fit felt very different from my Held Phantom gloves. What I mean by that is the fit seemed really fit. Maybe they still need breaking in or it's the gortex material. It's kind of like wearing an under armour shirt where it hugs you. It felt like it hugged my fingers. The fingers felt a little wider. Being a 2-finger braker, it feels the seams hit the neighboring finger when I move to brake. It might just be something to get used to.
But they felt/looked thinner (fit) compared to my Held Phantom (which are more gauntlet). If any, the clip-on felt really thin/small compared to when I wear my Phantoms. :)
Highly recommend these. I probably won't test them in the rain but in 40F outside w/o windchill, they held (no pun intended).
December 6, 2013