Held Race-Tex Gloves
- Held Gore-Tex® glove with X-Trafit™ product technology
- Highly abrasion-resistant kangaroo leather palm
- Colorfast and sweat-proof
- Supple cowhide back
- Pique push-pull lining (100% polyester)
- Gore-Tex® membrane (100% polyester with 100% polyurethane coating)
- Special flat seams
- Tunnel strap
- Velcro adjustment at cuffs
- Visor wipe
- Elasticated leather panels on back, thumb & fingers
- Perforated leather back
- Perforated finger side walls
- Kevlar® protection on back of hand
- SuperFabric® reinforcement on edge of hand
- GFK protectors on edge of hand, covered with Superfabric brand material
- Reinforced edge of hand
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 are in the market for a Gore-Tex waterproof liner in a race glove package, then you are in the right place. There are just a few other gloves that are similar in design to this one. If you take the link on our site for all waterproof gloves and look for the ones over $200, you’ll be looking at the 2 or 3 versions. These gloves employ the X-Trafit™ technology. The technology offers the waterproofing and breathability of Gore-Tex along with a manufacturing process that “bonds” the membrane to the glove so it reduces bulk. In trying them on, it is really hard to tell that the glove is even a waterproof model. I found a link to a good explanation of this process on Gore-Tex’s website. To see what competing gloves we sell that use this technology, just do this site search. You’ll pretty much see the same gloves I referred you to earlier… a few from Alpinestars and one from REV’IT!.
A couple things I do like about this glove that would differentiate them from others… the molded rubber fixture on the outside of the wrist where the wrist strap secures is really kind of neat. It is a combo protector for the wrist and a sharp way to anchor the wrist strap. Just have a look at our photo gallery to view that up close. Also, I like the use of the “SuperFabric” in the heel area of the hand. That fabric is super tough and slides easily when it hits the ground. Some other race gloves use a molded “slider” for this, but the SuperFabric is softer and more comfortable and practical for everyday riders. Like most other gloves, these have substantial molded protectors on the backs of the knuckles, and some additional SuperFabric on the tops of the smaller two fingers. If you look inside, you’ll see the entire back of the hand is lined with Kevlar as an additional layer of abrasion protection. And the palms are Kangaroo… an almost universal first choice in glove materials for the palm in race gloves because of its resistance to decay from sweat and the “feel” for the controls it provides. One last nice touch is the reinforced red tab at the gauntlet you can grab onto to help pull on the gloves with another gloved hand. Nice. There is no doubt, these are the Mercedes of gloves…. the Held overall quality and fit, the X-Trafit Gore-Tex waterproofing and the long list of protective features; I’m not sure what else could be packed into a motorcycle glove! :: Paul, 07-08-14