Held Calibur Gloves
- Highly abrasion-resistant kangaroo leather palm
- Pittards® specially treated WR100 leather back
- Colorfast & sweat-proof lining
- Pre-formed, crease-free palm
- Velcro adjustment at wrists & cuffs
- Visor wipe
- Suprotect® shock-absorbing special foam on back of hand & ball of thumb
- SuperFabric® reinforcement on fingers & edge of hand
- Side of hand covered with fiberglass and reinforced with SuperFabric® brand material (32% polyester, 68% epoxide resin)
More Info: this document explains some of the features listed above.
(not all Held models have all the features listed; use your back button after viewing)
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Held gloves are sold in glove sizes rather than the normal “alpha” sizes you are used to in the US. But fear not, we offer a comprehensive guide to choosing a Held glove size for you:
And here is some information about the long term care of Held gloves:
Our Two Cents
About this sale and warranty: Held gloves (and other apparel products) are made by Held GmbH in Germany and have been distributed in the US for the last 10 years or so by Held USA, which is a small “mom and pop” out of North Carolina. In mid-December, Held USA announced they were quitting business. And at that time, we bought their remaining inventory of Held gloves in the US as a closeout/liquidation. Other retailers may also have some gloves in their stock as well but there has not yet been a new distributor established and therefore no more stock is currently available. We are hoping for the announcement of a new US distributor because we think they are a fine product line, our customers enjoy them and we experience very few warranty issues. And speaking of warranty, since there is currently no US distributor to inspect and repair/replace gloves as a result of a warranty claim, there is no way for consumers to exercise a warranty claim. We will of course still accept returns of new/unused gloves within 30 days of your order (just like any other product), but we will not offer any warranty whatsoever on any glove that has been used or not returned during that time frame. We are hopeful a new distributor will be announced and they will provide normal warranty coverage, but right now, we can’t tell you when or if that will happen.
About this product: The Calibur glove from Held is for the serious enthusiast who wants all the protection of a race glove in a style more suited for the street. The Held Steve II gloves have been a long time favorite for street riders because of the kangaroo palms, visor wiper, gauntlet, etc, but you may want more, and this glove is exactly that. The knuckle area is heavily padded and uses SuperFabric® across the knuckles for abrasion resistance; in addition this material is used on the fingers and side of the hand for reinforcement of those critical areas. The palm features kangaroo leather (like the Steve), an especially tough leather long used in high end race gloves. It gives good feel for the controls while providing superior abrasion resistance. Velcro straps at the wrists and cuffs ensure that the gloves stay on your hand. The left glove includes a visor wiper. I tried on a pair of these gloves and they feel very comfortable and secure. The material on the knuckles/side of hand and gauntlet feels wicked tough too. It is very much like stingray material found on some of their models, but of course a stingray didn’t have to die in order to make this material. Please take the “View Larger Images” link above to see the glove in detail.
Happy Customers Who Bought This Product
I really like these gloves but there are some issues with them. My first complaint is that the leather is thin in the wrist area on the palm side. This is exactly where I pull on gloves to put them on. (Read more...)