Held Air Stream II Gloves
- Highly abrasion-resistant kangaroo leather palm
- Mesh fabric (100% polyester), leather detailed back
- Colorfast & sweat-proof
- Unlined palm
- Kevlar® & DuPont COOLMAX® lined back
- Special step seam avoids pressure points on inner hand & enhances feel
- Velcro adjustment at cuffs
- Perforated leather back
- Perforated finger panels & sidewalls of fingers in lightweight mesh fabric
- Perforated hand for maximum ventilation, feel and comfort
- Visor wipe
- Hard plastic knuckle protection
- SuperFabric® reinforcement on fingers and edge of hand
- Side of hand has hard plastic protection with leather covering
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)
Please Note: We can only ship Held products to addresses in the 50 US states, US Territories and any APO/FPO addresses (per manufacturer’s restrictions).
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:
I find Held gloves to be very consistent for fit from one model to the next and these are no exception. Choose the size you wear in Held, or use the sizing advice above to choose.
And here is some information about the long term care of Held gloves:
Our Two Cents
If you hadn’t noticed, Held gloves are now back in the USA after about a 9 month absence beginning in December of ‘13. This Air Stream II glove is a new one with the re-introduction of the line to the States. I’ve reviewed four pair of gloves today and all are heavily protective, each with its own distinctive feature. One was a Gore-Tex race, one a short cuff race, and the distinctive feature for this glove is that it is built for hot weather use. Take a look at the close-up photos we took. You’ll see on the outside the vented knuckle protector and two vents on the backs of the fingers, and there are also micro perforations between the fingers and probably most significantly there are larger perfs in the entire palm side of the hand. On the inside, they have added a layer of Coolmax fabric over the Kevlar that reinforces the entire back of the hand. All these features will flow a lot of air.
But the glove also is built for race quality protection like many of the other gloves in the line… Here are the key things I’d consider to be “race features”: Kangaroo leather is used in the palm, soft and flexible for good control feel, yet extremely abrasion resistant in case of a fall. Kangaroo is also known to resist decay from sweat… another plus for a hot weather glove, right? The back of the glove has a leather shell, and the interior is reinforced with Kevlar (backed by the Coolmax against your skin mentioned above). Also, on the back of the hand there is a vented knuckle protector. In the palm and side of the hand area, there are protectors made of SuperFabric. This material is very tough and slides easily on a hard surface. When you fall, the likely contact point will be in those areas and having something tough and also something that will allow your hands to slide cuts down on the possibility of injury as compared to a glove that might “catch” or “grab” the asphalt upon contact and tend to twist your hand or wrist. While these gloves don’t have an extensive gauntlet, I do see a rather large molded protector over the outside wrist bone. It has a rather sharp looking metal logo inset. I doubt it does anything but the protector seems substantial and the whole setup adds some style. Overall, I really like these gloves because they give a high-end, protective option to those who ride in hot weather. :: Paul, 07-08-14