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Held gloves get em while you can
« on: January 05, 2014, 06:54:33 AM »
The USA distributor is shutting down...or has shut down so for the foreseeable future no more local stock. New Enough has them all on closeout at decent prices but limited sizes.

I picked up a pair of Caliber gloves last fall and just grabbed a pair of Freezer gloves now. Hoped to get a pair of Steve's too but my size was not available.

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Re: Held gloves get em while you can
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2014, 07:34:13 AM »
I don't think I would panic just yet.

From what I gather they are just looking for a new distributor stateside.

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Re: Held gloves get em while you can
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2014, 07:36:23 AM »
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2014, 07:36:53 AM »
Indeed.

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Re: Held gloves get em while you can
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2014, 10:03:05 AM »
I don't think I would panic just yet.

From what I gather they are just looking for a new distributor stateside.

I'm not panicking, but if I can get them at closeout prices why not?

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Re: Held gloves get em while you can
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2014, 10:09:51 AM »
Never heard of it.
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Re: Held gloves get em while you can
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2014, 10:16:29 AM »
Never heard of it.

Guess it must not be true then....

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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2014, 10:20:44 AM »
Never heard of it.

Guess it must not be true then....

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If it's on the Internet it has to be true. They can't put anything on the Internet that isn't true.  :lol:

I was talking about the brand "Held"... I've never heard of it.

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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2014, 08:31:12 PM »
Never heard of it.

Guess it must not be true then....

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If it's on the Internet it has to be true. They can't put anything on the Internet that isn't true.  :lol:

I was talking about the brand "Held"... I've never heard of it.

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Re: Held gloves get em while you can
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2014, 09:26:40 PM »
Like helmets, I buy what I'm used to & what has proven maximum protection during crashes. I've totalled 2 bikes on the street & have crashed at least 8 times on the track, high & low side. I like to stick to Arai, Alpine Stars, Tour Master, Olympia, Triumph & BMW gear. Price no object. When I started riding & was shopping for riding protection I don't recall any Held gloves/gear. Just like work trucks, I'm sure they all offer something but im going to stick to what has been proven in my line of work for 18 years. If it isn't broken, don't fix it. Thanks for your concern.
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Re: Held gloves get em while you can
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2014, 11:24:28 PM »
Like helmets, I buy what I'm used to & what has proven maximum protection during crashes. I've totalled 2 bikes on the street & have crashed at least 8 times on the track, high & low side. I like to stick to Arai, Alpine Stars, Tour Master, Olympia, Triumph & BMW gear. Price no object. When I started riding & was shopping for riding protection I don't recall any Held gloves/gear. Just like work trucks, I'm sure they all offer something but im going to stick to what has been proven in my line of work for 18 years. If it isn't broken, don't fix it. Thanks for your concern.


I just got a pair of Held gloves on sale from Revzilla - the Titan Race Gloves - normally $350.00; I paid $280.00. I bought these on the recommendation of Reg Pridmore (http://www.classrides.com) and the fact that he had the gloves he had crashed in on display at one of his classes - still serviceable after a high-speed crash.

Here are the features:

Outer shell is highly abrasion-resistant sweat-resistant and colorfast kangaroo leather
Unlined
Pre-formed with curved palm: no folds or pressure points where your hands grip the bars
Adjustable Velcro closure and tunnel strap
Fingerbridge between ring and little finger
Knuckle shell of Carbon-Aramid-Kohlehybrid covered with titanium
Thumb bend and side of hand protected by Carbon-Aramid-Kohlehybrid shell
Back and thumb fully protected by Kevlar over Suprotect foam padding
Ball of thumb and fingers protected by highly abrasion-resistant stingray leather
Side-of-hand shell covered in stingray leather
Elasticated leather on back, thumb and fingers
Visor wipe

Just out of curiosity, how do your current gloves compare?
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Re: Held gloves get em while you can
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2014, 11:32:42 PM »
Just out of curiosity, how do your current gloves compare?



Reasonably well, thanks.  Mine are the Held Phantoms.

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Re: Held gloves get em while you can
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2014, 11:34:30 PM »
By the way, although the list of features you posted included "Sweat resistant kangaroo leather" that's actually incorrect.  Kangaroo leather is more prone to sweat rot than cowhide or deerskin, so make sure you wash them every so often after hot rides.
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Re: Held gloves get em while you can
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2014, 11:36:12 PM »
That is correct; just learned that recently myself.

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Re: Held gloves get em while you can
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2014, 11:36:49 PM »
Like helmets, I buy what I'm used to & what has proven maximum protection during crashes. I've totalled 2 bikes on the street & have crashed at least 8 times on the track, high & low side. I like to stick to Arai, Alpine Stars, Tour Master, Olympia, Triumph & BMW gear. Price no object. When I started riding & was shopping for riding protection I don't recall any Held gloves/gear. Just like work trucks, I'm sure they all offer something but im going to stick to what has been proven in my line of work for 18 years. If it isn't broken, don't fix it. Thanks for your concern.


I just got a pair of Held gloves on sale from Revzilla - the Titan Race Gloves - normally $350.00; I paid $280.00. I bought these on the recommendation of Reg Pridmore (http://www.classrides.com) and the fact that he had the gloves he had crashed in on display at one of his classes - still serviceable after a high-speed crash.

Here are the features:

Outer shell is highly abrasion-resistant sweat-resistant and colorfast kangaroo leather
Unlined
Pre-formed with curved palm: no folds or pressure points where your hands grip the bars
Adjustable Velcro closure and tunnel strap
Fingerbridge between ring and little finger
Knuckle shell of Carbon-Aramid-Kohlehybrid covered with titanium
Thumb bend and side of hand protected by Carbon-Aramid-Kohlehybrid shell
Back and thumb fully protected by Kevlar over Suprotect foam padding
Ball of thumb and fingers protected by highly abrasion-resistant stingray leather
Side-of-hand shell covered in stingray leather
Elasticated leather on back, thumb and fingers
Visor wipe

Just out of curiosity, how do your current gloves compare?




I have no idea. I've never heard of them before this thread. I haven't road raced since '08 & nobody I knew used the Held brand. I haven't shopped anywhere for gloves other than the Triumph & BMW dealers in the past few years & neither one of those dealers(the ones that I go to) carry that brand. At least not on their shelves. The ones that you have pictured & described above look & sound like they would be okay. They seem reasonably priced as well. Cheers
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Re: Held gloves get em while you can
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2014, 03:57:31 AM »
By the way, although the list of features you posted included "Sweat resistant kangaroo leather" that's actually incorrect.  Kangaroo leather is more prone to sweat rot than cowhide or deerskin.

+1. My Teknic Violator Pro's rotted out faster than anything I've had yet. My very favorite most comfy gloves ever and built like tanks, but he 'roo palm was the first thing to rot. 2 or three seasons from brand new to unserviceable.

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Re: Held gloves get em while you can
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2014, 06:53:10 AM »
Did you ever wash them?

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Re: Held gloves get em while you can
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2014, 07:01:07 AM »
As mentioned, I'm sure Held will connect with another distributor and keep NA operations going.

I've been meaning to do a review of the Held Air N Dry Gloves I acquired in early 2013.  They are a multi-season glove which I can attest works very well in warm summer weather as well as low 30s thanks to an optional (use) inner liner. 

The inner liner is GorTEX so the glove is 100% waterproof (also tested). 


http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/held-air-n-dry-gloves

If you slid your hand in the glove and not use the inner liner, your hand is exposed to perforated kangaroo leather for venting.  If you slid your hand in the inner liner, its wind and waterproof and, with my heated grips, I rode several mornings out west this year with temps in the low 30s very comfortably.
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Re: Held gloves get em while you can
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2014, 12:49:58 PM »
As mentioned, I'm sure Held will connect with another distributor and keep NA operations going.

I've been meaning to do a review of the Held Air N Dry Gloves I acquired in early 2013.  They are a multi-season glove which I can attest works very well in warm summer weather as well as low 30s thanks to an optional (use) inner liner. 

The inner liner is GorTEX so the glove is 100% waterproof (also tested). 


http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/held-air-n-dry-gloves

If you slid your hand in the glove and not use the inner liner, your hand is exposed to perforated kangaroo leather for venting.  If you slid your hand in the inner liner, its wind and waterproof and, with my heated grips, I rode several mornings out west this year with temps in the low 30s very comfortably.


They sound like  very interesting and versatile glove.
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Re: Held gloves get em while you can
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2014, 06:36:49 PM »
The Titans are pretty kick ass gloves. I personally went for the Knox Handroids for the lower hand protection, but the Titans were number two on my list for track gloves.
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Re: Held gloves get em while you can
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2014, 06:44:01 PM »
Like helmets, I buy what I'm used to & what has proven maximum protection during crashes. I've totalled 2 bikes on the street & have crashed at least 8 times on the track, high & low side. I like to stick to Arai, Alpine Stars, Tour Master, Olympia, Triumph & BMW gear. Price no object. When I started riding & was shopping for riding protection I don't recall any Held gloves/gear. Just like work trucks, I'm sure they all offer something but im going to stick to what has been proven in my line of work for 18 years. If it isn't broken, don't fix it. Thanks for your concern.

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« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2014, 06:53:01 AM »
Like helmets, I buy what I'm used to & what has proven maximum protection during crashes. I've totalled 2 bikes on the street & have crashed at least 8 times on the track, high & low side. I like to stick to Arai, Alpine Stars, Tour Master, Olympia, Triumph & BMW gear. Price no object. When I started riding & was shopping for riding protection I don't recall any Held gloves/gear. Just like work trucks, I'm sure they all offer something but im going to stick to what has been proven in my line of work for 18 years. If it isn't broken, don't fix it. Thanks for your concern.


I just got a pair of Held gloves on sale from Revzilla - the Titan Race Gloves - normally $350.00; I paid $280.00. I bought these on the recommendation of Reg Pridmore (http://www.classrides.com) and the fact that he had the gloves he had crashed in on display at one of his classes - still serviceable after a high-speed crash.

Here are the features:

Outer shell is highly abrasion-resistant sweat-resistant and colorfast kangaroo leather
Unlined
Pre-formed with curved palm: no folds or pressure points where your hands grip the bars
Adjustable Velcro closure and tunnel strap
Fingerbridge between ring and little finger
Knuckle shell of Carbon-Aramid-Kohlehybrid covered with titanium
Thumb bend and side of hand protected by Carbon-Aramid-Kohlehybrid shell
Back and thumb fully protected by Kevlar over Suprotect foam padding
Ball of thumb and fingers protected by highly abrasion-resistant stingray leather
Side-of-hand shell covered in stingray leather
Elasticated leather on back, thumb and fingers
Visor wipe

Just out of curiosity, how do your current gloves compare?




I have no idea. I've never heard of them before this thread. I haven't road raced since '08 & nobody I knew used the Held brand. I haven't shopped anywhere for gloves other than the Triumph & BMW dealers in the past few years & neither one of those dealers(the ones that I go to) carry that brand. At least not on their shelves. The ones that you have pictured & described above look & sound like they would be okay. They seem reasonably priced as well. Cheers


I'm surprised the BMW dealer didn't have them. But it isn't unusual for someone not to hear of them, they aren't main stream really. Its also not unusual for someone to have a brand or two and stick to it. If you find something you like why loom elsewhere???  Me, I have used so many glove brands until I found Held and even though I continued to try other brands I kept coming back to Helds, specifically my Steve gloves. So damn comfortable.



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« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2014, 06:54:56 AM »
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« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2014, 04:19:19 AM »
Did you ever wash them?

I did....and conditioned them.

Didn't help.

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« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2014, 06:49:53 AM »
Blame the cats....or you have toxic sweat.

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Re: Held gloves get em while you can
« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2014, 11:25:32 PM »
Held gloves are now available from Revzilla.com

http://www.revzilla.com/held-motorcycle-gloves
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« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2014, 11:58:36 PM »
Held gloves are now available from Revzilla.com

http://www.revzilla.com/held-motorcycle-gloves


I was in the RevZilla store over the weekend. There was no shortge of Held gloves on the shelf. I picked up a pair of Rodneys.

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« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2014, 06:33:36 AM »
Wait....so the internet panic was unfounded!?

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« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2014, 02:01:06 AM »
Blame the cats....or you have toxic sweat.
Toxic sweat.  I had 'roo palmed Teknic(Violator and Speedstar) and Held(Akira) gloves for over 5 years each.  And I barely ever cleaned or conditioned them.  Lots of touring in them, as well as backroad twistied.  Heck, the Akiras are still, technically, servicable.  I tore a rivit out of the palm in a trackday crash.
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