Held Warm N Dry Gloves
Nicest Gloves I've Owned
I went back and forth for a while before spending the money on these, but I'm glad I did in the end. They are easily the most comfortable gloves I've ever owned.
My hands stay warm enough down to 45°F without handguards or heated grips. After that, I start to lose some feeling in my fingertips. They're also comfortable up to about 65°F, before they start getting too warm.
My only complaint is that the shield wiper is absolutely useless. It's a limp little strip of rubber that does no better than just using the leather that it's covering.
April 19, 2013
Made for heated grips
The Held Warm and Dry gloves turned out to be what I expected. After reading the reviews and watching the detailed video, I ordered these gloves to wear while riding during the cold weather months (knowing I would be using heated grips). I have worn these gloves since December and they have worked very well. The palms of the gloves allow heat to enter the gloves while the upper material helps remove any internal moisture. They keep the rain out but I would not suggest wearing these gloves in temps below 40 degrees without heated grips.
They offer good protection in the event of a fall and fit true to size. The cuffs could be a little longer but the workmanship is good and I am satisfied with my purchase.
April 16, 2013
Maybe should be named "Safe N Dry"
I've had my pair of Held Warm N Dry gloves for about a month now, and have used them commuting & riding in temps ranging from the mid-30s to high 50s.
I called CS before ordering, and was given spot on advice about sizing, and a warning that these aren't highly insulated winter gloves. I have heated glove liners & grips, so they are exactly what I wanted & expected in terms of warmth. But I do think the name "Warm N Dry" is a bit misleading on Held's part.
- Fit & Comfort are amazing. Feels like a summer glove on the palm and because of the bonded liner.
- Protection & Construction are great.
- Waterproof (5+ minutes submerged in my sink, and my hands were perfectly dry).
- The visor wiper is almost useless... The rubber is too thin, and not tall enough. It ends up collapsing over the top of the left index finger. It also stands up off the index finger, instead of out to the side, requiring that you attempt to wipe your visor with your palm facing forward. If not for this, I would rate the glove 5 stars.
- This is a lightly insulated glove. I have hand-guards on my R1200R, and I'm comfortable in the mid-50s without the heated grips on, and down to mid-to-low-40s with the heated grips on. Below that and my fingertips start to get numb unless I put on my heated glove liners and crank them up.
- The cuff is shorter and a little smaller than many full gauntlet gloves. It still fits over my jacket just fine, and will fit under more easily than most. If you have a jacket that has bulky wrist closures, you may have problems fitting the gauntlets on this glove over them.
- Sizing is meant to be snug. I went a size larger than normal at Revzilla's advise so i could fit the glove liners underneath, and am very glad I did.
April 12, 2013
Not Worth the Money
I bought these gloves due to the need to keep my hands warm (not particularly for wet weather). After a few rides in the cold I believe them to be no better than my warm/hot weather gloves which are perforated. Hard to believe. I cannot attest to their waterproof qualities as I have not had the opportunity to ride in the rain with them but there have to be better gloves for warmth. I would have also preferred that the gauntlet portion of the gloves rise higher on the arm, once again for warmth.
March 26, 2013
Comfortable 3 Season Glove
Held Warm N Dry gloves keep my hands warm into the 40's at highway speed without any other type of wind protection and are comfortable into the 30's with heated grips. Rain protection is excellent keeping my hands dry in heavy rain conditions. They are a great alternative to bulkier heavy weight gloves reducing hand fatigue and providing great tactile feel for the grips and controls. If I were to be at all critical, I would have liked the cuffs to have been a bit longer to provide a better overlap when wearing them over the sleeves of my riding suit.
March 25, 2013
My hands get cold easily, even with heated jacket liners and bulky winter gloves, especially for longer rides. Decided to try the warm and dry's with the Powerlet heated glove liners. The gloves alone get me down to 50degrees on my RT with heated grips, and work nicely. I imagine other riders would be happy at lower temps. Good feel for the controls, good protection, nicely made gloves. I have the Held Steve 2 gloves in a size 10 long and they fit perfectly. I got the warm and dry's in a size 12, and they fit just right in length, a bit big otherwise but that is ok with me as in cold weather I prefer a loose fit. In temps below 50degrees I use the heated liners. It is a bit tight and bulky, but once I dial up the heat I am a happy rider, no more cold hands. Have not ridden in the rain yet, so no comment there.
I am able to fit the cuff under or over my jacket, usually the gloves go over, and they cinch up real well. Very happy with the gloves.
January 28, 2013
Comfortable and warm enough
These are my first Held gloves and I am very impressed with the overall quality and features offered. They are true to size and not bulky like some winter gloves. I rode yesterday with temperatures in the 40's and the gloves worked great; however; if you ride in sub 40 degree weather they may not be warm enough.
January 21, 2013
A Great Winter Glove
This is a perfect glove for cold weather use, especially with heated grips. The fit is snug without being too tight. Dexterity is very good. Construction is first rate. The cuff is on the small side, which some people don't like, but I find it extremely useful in wet weather. The cuff is big enough to go over a jacket and seal tightly. It can also be cinched down to go under a sleeve, which is how I prefer it in the rain. That keeps water from running down my arm and into the glove, which, for me, is more of a problem than wind blowing water up the sleeve.
January 7, 2013