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Held Short Race Gloves

The Held Short Race Gloves are everything you want and nothing extra or bulky that you don't need.

Outer Shell:

  • Highly abrasion-resistant kangaroo leather palm
  • Supple cowhide back
  • Colorfast and sweatproof

Lining:

  • Unlined

Fit/Features:

  • Special flat seam
  • VELCRO® brand closure adjustment at cuffs
  • Visor wipe
  • Elasticated leather panels on back, thumb and fingers
  • Perforated finger side walls
  • Finger-bridge between ring finger and pinkie

Protections:

  • Hard plastic knuckle protection
  • Superfabric reinforcement on fingers and edge of hand
  • Double leather at palm
  • Reinforced edge of hand & thumb
  • DuPont™ Kevlar® protection on back of hand
  • Double material at edge of hand and fingers
3.8 / 5
Bang For The Buck
3.5 / 5
Protection & Durability
3.9 / 5
Features
4.4 / 5
Comfort
4.2 / 5
Style
4.5 / 5
Air Flow
3.5 / 5
Fit
Small
 
Large

Held Glove Sizing

Sizing Notes!

Sizing for Held Gloves is measured in your hand circumference. If between sizes, go down in sizing.

Size Hand Circumference (in)
6 6
7 7
8 8
9 9
10 10
11 11
12 12

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.
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black / 10 611325 20230110/2023-01-10 Out of Stock
Black / 11 611328 20230111/2023-01-11 Only 2 Left: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 12 611331 20230112/2023-01-12 Only 3 Left: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 7 611316 2023017/2023-01-7 Out of Stock
Black / 8 611319 2023018/2023-01-8 Out of Stock
Black / 9 611322 2023019/2023-01-9 Out of Stock
White / 10 611326 20231410/2023-14-10 Out of Stock
White / 11 611329 20231411/2023-14-11 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
White / 12 611332 20231412/2023-14-12 Only 1 Left: Ships within 24 hours
White / 7 611317 2023147/2023-14-7 Out of Stock
White / 8 611320 2023148/2023-14-8 Out of Stock
White / 9 611323 2023149/2023-14-9 Out of Stock

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3.8 / 5.0
30 Reviews
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Bang For The Buck
3.5 / 5
Protection & Durability
3.9 / 5
Features
4.4 / 5
Comfort
4.2 / 5
Style
4.5 / 5
Air Flow
3.5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Bang For The Buck
2 / 5
Protection & Durability
1 / 5
Features
3 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
Problems
Great glove that fits snug and secure, BUT: had to return the first pair as the area around the base of the thumb was much smaller on one glove...too tight to get on without a struggle. Revzilla proptly swapped out that pair. Now, after less than a year, the velcro closure on one glove is not staying closed/sticking. Considering the price, these problems are unacceptable. Too bad as they are great fitting comfortable gloves, with great protection and ventilation. I will contact Revzilla tomorrow and see what they propose as a solution.
August 2, 2015
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
Great 'everyday' gloves for commuting
I recently upgraded my cold & wet weather gloves to the Held Rainstar Gore-Tex gauntlet gloves, and I was so amazed that I decided to give Held a shot at fulfilling my requirement for a 3-season warm 'everyday' glove. These are nicely sealed from a chilly breeze, but they are not insulated for truly cold travel (below maybe 30F without heated grips).

Initially I hesitated because these are oddly named 'short race glove'. I'm not sure these are the right choice for racing on the track, but they are perfect for when you need to throw on a short glove quick and easy, and want great comfort, terrific fit, and yet solid protection. And you're willing to pay for something that will last. When I showed these off at work today, a buddy of mine showed me his Held riding gloves which he's had for 4 years, and he still uses them every day!

One note on fit: this company doesn't use the typical S, M, L system --you have to measure your hand and then look on the size chart. For example, I'm an "8". This might seem like a pain but what you get in return is, in my opinion, a much more precise fit tailored for your hand. Be sure to measure BOTH hands though, because they are sometimes not the same, and then probably match on the size chart with the larger one.

Held is absolutely maniacal about quality, and it shows. Just look at the stitching and how precise and secure the seams are! From the second I put them on out of the box, they felt already reasonably broken in. The styling is nice, but plain: black or white. I read their web site and it says it takes 90 minutes of sewing to make one pair. They seem to have a good amount of armor without sacrificing any agility or comfort.

My single gripe is related to the velcro closure tab. They apparently got cute with the design and decided to make a little artsy triangle instead of a normal rectangle. I wish that the contact surface for hook and loop were a bit larger--yes it looks nice but I would rather have more security in that wrap. This is a pretty small ding however.

Overall, these are extremely comfortable, and they seem to sport a great number of safety features. Oh and by the way, I was concerned that the leather bridge joining the pinkie finger and the next finger would bug me, but it really took about 10 seconds to get used to, and I don't think it hinders my agility riding.
November 18, 2014
Ride:
2014 Honda NC700X ABS
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
3 / 5
Faulty glove, great customer support
When I got these gloves I was immediately struck by the quality of the materials and the care given over to the workmanship. The leather was fantastic in both look and in feel and the stitching looked spot on.

The gloves took very little time to break in and the feel through the kanga-leather is un-matched. Compared to my Astars GP Pluses and my Dainese Carbon Covers it felt almost like no gloves at all. This is probably my favorite aspect of these gloves.

The super fabric is awesome as well. It is hard to tell in videos, but the super fabric is actually quite flexible and comfortable to have on. I will be looking for this material in every pair of gloves I buy from here out. It is good good stuff.

After a couple hundred miles I noticed that the stitching on my right hand at the knuckle was coming apart. I contacted Andy at Revzilla who put me in direct contact with the Held distributor in the US. They asked me for some photos and some information and sent me out a new pair of gloves. It was one of the most painless experiences I have ever had.

While i am disappointed by the failure in my initial glove, both Revzilla and Held made things right and did so very quickly and at no cost. You can't ask for much more from a company than that.
July 28, 2014
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Amazing glove
Great glove, easy on and off. Little costly. My brother low sided his fjr1300 at 60 km/h and slid of his knee, ankle and palm and you can't tell he slid on this glove unless your told. The little pebbling acts as a great slider surprisingly. Meanwhile he wore a hole through his joe rocket over pants where his ankle was on the asphalt. Still wear these gloves for short trips. Would buy a second pair.
March 24, 2014
Ride:
2010 Yamaha FJR1300
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
2 / 5
Serious gloves
These gloves are serious. They're an incredible upgrade over my previous short-cuff gloves that were in the sub-$100 range.

The best thing about these gloves is the construction of the leather and armored components. Simply put, not only do they fit my hands like a second skin after 1000 miles, they're super durable. But the durability isn't all in the armor. Just wearing them, you can tell the quality of the leather means business. It feels like you don't even need hard armor.

Of course, the armor is excellent in it's own right. The knuckle guard is solid, and while the superfabric is new stuff to me, it sure is convincing.

I haven't had a chance to really test the airflow as it has yet to get above 80 degrees, but wearing them in 40 degree weather, they were significantly warmer than the S&S gloves I mentioned above. Based off of that, and the lack of more obvious airways, I'm giving it a lower airflow rating. But that's not why I bought these gloves.

Fitment is tight. I was right at the top end of my size, and it was rough pulling it on for a while. I have short fingers; but the finger length is almost perfect. Once it's on; it's fantastic. Getting it on was hard. Still is a little difficult, but not annoying anymore.

Faults? They're expensive, but that's more of a trade-off. Some of rubber on the velcro securing strap started to break off; fixed it with some super glue. Some of the velcro started to come off its strap; also fixed that with some superglue. Those parts are holding fine. The stitching dug into my thumbs during break-in; everything is fine now. These gloves really weren't that fun to break-in, but it was worth it.

Conclusion: These gloves aren't really a bang-for-your buck glove. They're expensive. There's not all sorts of fancy features to try and sell it to you. It has everything you could want in a short cuff glove for aggressive street riding.

You buy these gloves because your hands are worth money and you don't want to be afraid of going down. In fact, you'd like gloves that feel like they can go down more than once.

These gloves are the answer to the short cuff problem. You just gotta pay. I'll be buying another pair if I somehow have enough accidents in the next month to shred them.
April 25, 2014
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
3 / 5
Excellent quality & appearance , precise feel & response with adequate protection.
After considerable research and product comparison I am pleased with my purchase of the Short Race Glove by Held.

It encompasses all the requirements and qualities I was looking for in glove for spirited street riding between 65-80 F. I went with the black in a size medium for my measured 8.5 hand which was a prefect fit.

In my evaluation of a superior street glove safety begins with the precise feel of my controls. The feedback is consistently excellent as is the range of motion and subtle air flow.

The quality-construction, materials and style is first rate. I would have liked to have seen a more substantial fastener-piece at the wrist but time will tell how it holds up.

The protective materials are well constructed and designed. I certainly have a confident sense about me when riding with these on.

Like most things in life excellent performance and good looks is the goal in the vast majority of equipment and "other things" that being said this glove in my opinion accomplishes this nicely. This glove is a welcome addition to my riding gear which I would recommend without hesitation.
July 22, 2015
Ride:
2014 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
3 / 5
Love these gloves!
I've heard great things about these gloves for a while now and now that I have a pair, I see why. They're around the same price as some of the top of the line a* short cuff gloves, but you get more features and better protection. I was torn between the a* gloves in this price bracket and these. As soon as I watched the videos and read the reviews, the choice was obvious. They were super tight during break in but they fit perfectly now. I really like the super fabric and ring finger/pinky being connected. Also the feel you get from the kangaroo leather in the palm is unreal after you break them in.

Would recommend to anyone looking for a great pair of gloves for a great price. Going to stick with this brand from now on.
September 15, 2014
Ride:
2009 Yamaha YZF-R1
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
3 / 5
This glove is a high end product and is worth the price
The sizing was dead on. Additionally, the features are of a GP style glove for the every day rider. The only down side of this product is very minimal air flow.
April 13, 2015
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Very happy that I watched the video
After taking the tape measure size test, and it saying that I took a size 10, I watched the video again as something seemed amiss. In the video Anthony said that he was wearing a size 10, and I know from prior videos that his hands are smaller than mine. I then ordered the size 12. They arrived today and are certainly snug, but I have no doubt that they will break in nicely. Overall I'm very happy with them and they should certainly serve me well. The Held quality is certainly there and I see no signs of any production errors at all.
March 24, 2017
Purchased
6 months ago
Ride:
2002 Yamaha FZ1
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
4 / 5
Great buy
My old Icon Arc gloves started falling apart at the palm seam after 5 years of use, so I was looking around for a new pair of all purpose gloves. I was initially going to try out the cheaper mesh kinds for ventilation, but decided it wouldn't be good enough protection at speed. I chose this pair for the protection, style, and Held's reputation for durability. My only worry was there being not enough ventilation.
After about a month of use, I feel very satisfied and feel enough air on hot days through the side holes of the fingers.
I ordered a size higher than their chart following their recommendation for people with long fingers and I like the fit. It's also much easier to put on and take off when I'm sweating a bit.
The Velcro strap, while seemingly a bit small, works great and consistently without being bulky.
Looking forward to many great years with these great gloves.
June 29, 2015
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Why did you choose this?
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They're cool
Justin S on Apr 29, 2017
Great features at a great price
A S on Feb 6, 2017
They're cool
Justin S on Apr 29, 2017
This is my second pair of Held gloves; use another short gauntlet style for my Sport Touring bike. I wouldn't wear nor recommend any other brand when it comes to exceptional quality gloves.
Kyle D on Apr 13, 2017
Great features at a great price
A S on Feb 6, 2017
The perfect amount of protection I was looking for without breaking the bank. SCAPHOID protection for me is a must, and these have it. I would never buy gloves without any SOLID scaphoid protection. Foam isn't good enough,
angelo112233 on Jan 30, 2017
I have been shopping for a new pair of gloves and Revzilla put these on sale making them affordable for me. I really appreciate the product reviews that Revzilla includes on their website. It makes it easy to choose the right product.
Scott F on Jan 30, 2017
quality gloves finally on sale and Revzilla reputation.
ellen l on Sep 26, 2016
soft, durable, light!
Antony K on Mar 21, 2016
Needed street gloves
Anthony F on Aug 30, 2015
I don't want to always wear the full gauntlet but i still want protection
Shirley L on Aug 27, 2015
A short glove with a lot of protection. The review by REVZILLA and all the supporting rider reviews helped me to make the jump to purchase gloves that are a little out of my budget, but I guess you have to be careful on the price tag for safety.
Rob J on Jun 10, 2015
Revzilla reviews and research of the Held brand were my primary reasons for choosing this product.
Dennis S on Jun 4, 2015
I was recommended Held gloves. Protection is always top of mind for me so after reading many reviews and speaking with owners I took the plunge. So far I am breaking them in. They feel great and I am liking them quite a bit.
James V on Mar 15, 2015
I have enjoyed the quality of the Held cold champ gloves. Liked the style of the Held short race glove and the superfabric. Seems to have everything you need in protection and airflow.
Thomas E on Mar 2, 2015
I have the longer gloves and i want the shorty, HELD is my favorite gloves
roger w on Feb 4, 2015
I needed new short gloves for summer and I've heard great things about them.

After using these gloves for 6 months now, I LOVE them, they lived up to everything I heard about them. However, if it's cold, they aren't the warmest. But they are for summer anyway.
Jordan H on Dec 1, 2014
I have 5 pair of held gloves. They are worth every penny of the money. They are the only gloves Iâ??ve worn thousands of miles that donâ??t cause me pain at some point. They also have excellent feel.
Robert W on May 19, 2014
Heard great things about the brand. Everything I've tried so far is either comfortable/good tactile feel but has no protection, or has adequate protection but feel like I'm riding with boxing gloves on.
Nena_Donatella on Apr 3, 2014
This is my second pair of Held gloves; use another short gauntlet style for my Sport Touring bike. I wouldn't wear nor recommend any other brand when it comes to exceptional quality gloves.
Kyle D on Apr 13, 2017
The perfect amount of protection I was looking for without breaking the bank. SCAPHOID protection for me is a must, and these have it. I would never buy gloves without any SOLID scaphoid protection. Foam isn't good enough,
angelo112233 on Jan 30, 2017
The "super fabric" on these gloves looks vey protective. But if you happen to rub it up against your gas tank or helmet visor, will it scratch them easily? Is it "sharp" in any way? Thanks...
A shopper on Jun 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No I don't think so. It's meant to slide across the asphalt if you happen to experience a "getoff" so there's no sharp pointed stuff for it to catch on. I've used it often after I bought it and have not scratched or scuffed any of the surfaces of my bike.