Held Air N Dry Gore-Tex Glove - Black / Grey
Customer Product Reviews
Brilliant gloves for touring and commuting
Very comfy, definitely waterproof, and the built in squeegee is a great addition. I've gone through several heavy downpours this year and have had no water coming in. I did have to play with the sizing a little, but the top notch returns service with sportsbikeshop quickly put it right. Would definitely recommend.
Pretty good but not as warm as I would like
Bought these based on reviews. They look nice, are made very well with excellent material and workmanship and fit almost perfectly. I liked the 2 glove in one idea for spring and autumn but do not think they would be good in summer as they are rather bulky for summer gloves. I have tested them in heavy rain and they are great and have tested in cold, maybe down to 0 degrees and the only complaint I have is the finger tips are not amazingly protected. Other than that, happy enough
As close to an all round gloves as you can get!
I love these gloves. The price may seem dear but you really do get a lot of glove for the price. I ride all year round and these are definitely the closest to an all round glove than any of the other gloves I've had before. I can happily use the Goretex/Waterproof chamber (which have been thoroughly tested and I can attest to the waterproofness!) in temperatures down to 6-8 Degrees C on my 50 mile work commute (with heated grips mind). And then on the flipside, the vented, non waterproof chamber genuinely feels like you are wearing a sports/race glove and is well vented and cooling for those hot days. I'd have expected a poor fit on the fingers because of the dual chamber system but the fit is genuinely good. Both chambers offer very good feel for controls. I'd always sacrifice warmth/insulation for better feel of the controls and these dont disappoint. There is a little bit of bunching on the tips of the goretex chamber, but no more than any other waterproof glove. I like the hard knuckle protection and the visor wipe on the left thumb. I've not tested smart phone use but I can happily navigate my TomTom Rider with these gloves.. I was concerned the cuff/gauntlet was going to be bulky and cumbersome but its very low profile and comfortable fits under my Textile and Leather Jackets. I was pleasantly surprised that Held offer a 5 year warranty for these as well (although you do have to register for it so make sure you do!). I don't think any product is ever perfect but giving this 4 stars wouldn't be fair either. Buy with confidence!
Like a glove
Quality in construction and safety features makes this the best glove I have ever had. Sizing is spot on. Doesn't feel like a bulky motorcycle glove. You are able to feel controls through it easily. Switching between compartments is as easy as just putting a normal glove on. Very impressed and I feel like I have got what I paid for.
Awesome bit of kit
So I've had these gloves for 2 months now and I have to say so far so good. There have been so very heavy downpours and the gloves have stayed nice and dry. Size wise awesome for both the gortex layer and the unlined layer, I find they dry fairly quickly and nice on the hand with good dexterity to be able to do up zips/straps and use the switches on the bike. I like the gloves that much that I have just ordered the winter version of these, so I have all 4 seasons covers. If you wonder how good these gloves are look up the BWM Motorad gloves, they are the same gloves just with different name.
So far so good
Bought the gloves after reading reviews and magazine long term user testing. Firstly the sizing chart was accurate and the gloves are snug fit with good feel for controls. The long cuffs can be adjusted for either fitting snugly under or over the jacket sleeve and ensure the waterproofing of the sleeves can overlap. One test in light rain so far and no ingress. Await further use in heavier rain.
Lives up to the expectations
I already own the Held Aerosec GTX base and top, and these gloves fit in perfectly. I already own a pair of gloves without the cuff (Rev'it Boxxer), but these didn't really work out in heavy rain or fairly cold weather. Therefore I decided to buy these gloves. Besides being good looking gloves, these gloves keep your hands dry as well. I got soaked once already and besides the usual coldness my hands were dry. Just make sure when using the glove to put the glove under your jacket. Otherwise the water will just flow back in the glove.. A big plus for me is the air part of the glove. When you 'open' your hand while riding you can cool your palms, which is great during long rides. The gloves provide sufficient grip on the throttle. Almost forgot, with these gloves you can easily remove keys from your pocket to open the door or do other stuff. This suprised me, didn't expect it from 'bulkier' gloves. The only downside for me is that it takes a bit longer to put these gloves on compared to short gloves (Rev'it Boxxer). Other people might find the lack of touch support to be a problem, I do not. Review based on use in the Netherlands in September.
Really good quality
BUT the "long" fingers aren't actually that long! I bought them because I have long fingers and needed new gloves, but in reality these gloves don't have any longer fingers than my old AStars. Still excellent quality, great vents, and a very cool grab part at the wrist.
Good but with limitations
I bought these glove based on the enthusiasm of bike mags and other reviewers. My thoughts so far. I normally take an XL these are a fraction tight which I hope will loosen with use. I was hoping that they would replace the 3 pairs of other gloves I use to cover year round riding. Unfortunately I will still use my summer gloves because of the long cuff they are too warm for hot summer use. Yet to try in the winter. I will be going to Spain and Portugal in late Sept for 7 weeks touring so I am hoping that that's were they will demonstrate the broad usability other are enthusing about.
Superb all-weather gloves
Couldn't be more pleased with these gloves. Did a lot of research and these were being raved about (globally). Great design, good fit, comfortable in warm or cold weather and most importantly, kept my hands dry in torrential rain. Not cheap, but well worth the money.
Very good gloves
Had these before, they lasted well, the strap eventually gave out, but I do a lot of miles. Bought another pair, I like the fact you can buy different finger sizes, makes a better fit for me. The warm section of the glove is good for 3 season riding and waterproof. The unpapded section works well in summer. The water does eventually get inside the glove by entering around the wrist, not a fault of the glove though, you just need to make sure you protect that area. Heated grips work pretty well with these to make them a good four season glove, they don't feel very thick, so they aren't restrictive like some winter gloves.
I bought these as an alternative to my heavy winter gore-tex gloves. As an all year commuter I was finding my winter gloves quite restrictive, so wanted a three season glove. I saw all the great reviews for these gloves so traveled to the Milton Keynes branch to try them on. The quality is excellent and I agree with other reviews in making sure your hands fit in the 'breezy, side as this is slightly smaller than the waterproof side. I have already tested these in a downpour on the motorway and they proved to be totally waterproof. They are a three season glove and although I have ridden with them down to 3 degrees, despite having my heated grips on I did find my fingertips getting a cold. But I can't complain as some glove liners would sort that out if its a problem. Now the temperature is picking up its great to be able to use the 'breezy' side. The airflow through the palm is great and stops your palms sweating. Although not cheap these are a great alternative to having more than one pair of gloves for different weather conditions. highly recommend these.
Once again, great service.
I already own a pair of these gloves so sizing wasn't a problem. My old pair lost their waterproofness last year so I bought some summer waterproof gloves to tide me over. Still using the Held gloves on dry cold days for commuting. I'm still hanging on to them now as the only thing wrong is the waterproof lining. I had no reservation in buying another pair of the Held gloves as I reckon by the time these start to leak the original ones will be due to retire. I just hope they still make these gloves when that happens. I find they fit me very well. I don't tend to ride long distance in winter so I don't like a full winter glove due to lack of feel. These are a perfect option for me. They were great for riding down to Spain and back with the changes in weather. Cold and rainy through France, warm and dry (mostly) in Spain.