Held Air N Dry Glove - Black / Grey
Customer Product Reviews
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.
Tried these on in the shops but thought wow, bit expensive! But when you think they're 2in1, starts to make sense. Sporty feel in one side and warm and dry in the other without being bulky or stiff. Amazing. Fit and feel is good, feel worn in from the pack.
To be honest I've only tried them once in the dry. Temp was 13 °C with heated grips I was ok on a 35 min ride. The Breezy compartment is slightly smaller than the GTX compartment so ensure the breezy compartment fits comfortably and the gtx one will be OK. Thumb in gtx is a bit long but fine in breezy. Might be a struggle to get them under jacket sleeves. Great features feel quality. As soon at temps hit 13 degrees I'll get them back on!
Awesome glove - Read this review!
I first saw these gloves at Motorcycle Live while looking for gloves to add to my Aplinestars Drystar Apex - which are a good glove but not quite Gore-tex. I was also looking at the Rukka Virium but once I tried these on I was sold. They are a really good fit and super versatile, with the dual chamber feature usually found on winter gloves - one compartment for rain riding and one with perforated palms which warm up quicker with heated grips or offer ventilation when it gets warmer. I ride a blood bike all year and I honestly can't see any reason to use any other glove unless it gets super cold, in which case I have a full on winter glove I can use (Rukka R-Stars). These have the benefit of easy fit, as they're on and off all the time when on shift, as well as having the visor blade on the left index finger which is itself longer than the regular sizes. A lot of thought has gone into this glove and it shows, with all the important little details. And the bonus is that the guy on the stand at the show didn't want to play with having a deal and Sportsbikeshop were way cheaper as standard!
Well worth the money
Brilliant dual pair of gloves. Been caught in a few downpours and my hands have been nice and dry in the gortex. The days it's been dry I switch to the breezey side and my hands are nice and warm with a little breeze flowing through. I originally ordered large regular and the fingers were a bit tight so exchanged them for the large long and they are perfect fit. They don't feel bulky like some gloves so I still have the dexterity and can feel my grips through them.
These are my second pair, the dog chewed the first pair. Fantastic fit but be aware in the "Air" side the fingers are slightly shorter so I bought the longer finger version which are about 10mm longer and fit perfectly. The waterproof lining worked as it should and kept my hands perfectly dry all day in torrential Scottish rain, would recommend them to anyone.
The only glove you will ever need
First day of use the weather went from fine drizzle to sunshine then heavy rain and a 10 degrees temperature difference...(typical British summer).! Having broad hands and shorter fingers the fit for me is perfect.! Size L short finger.. would highly recommend..
Tested in the Highlands
I got these gloves to wear on a ride through Scotland. Around 1700 miles completed in the glorious Scottish weather. We had some warm dry days (Surprisingly) and some standard rainy days. My hands stayed dry and comfortable throughout. Both "chambers" were tested and I was very pleased with their performance. The other thing to mention is these squeegee finger things. I thought they were just a novelty, wouldn't work, waste of money. However, Held have nailed it, this magical little piece of rubber was absolutely amazing! Going through the mountains you would often get a lot of spray from standing water, making it difficult to see. I normally would have wiped it with my glove, leaving a better view, but still obscured. The visor wipe on these gloves took my view back to crystal clear, I was honestly amazed and a little bit over excited, much to the dismay of my riding buddy who didn't have one and had to hear all about it on the intercoms every time I wiped my visor! Highly recommend these as a good all rounder m/