Held Kyte Gloves
- Certified under norm EN 13594:2015 “protected glove for motorcyclists”
- Reflective sections
- Ball of thumb reinforced with SuperFabric®-brand material
- Reinforced edge of hand & thumb
- Visor wiper
- Elasticated leather panels on back, thumb & fingers
- Velcro adjustment at wrists & cuffs
- HIPORA® membrane: waterproof, windproof & breathable
- Lightweight lining
- Goatskin palm
- Taslan leather detailed back
- Colourfast & sweat-proof
- Polyurethane Outdry®
- Kangaroo leather
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Some Held gloves are sold in Held gloves sizes and some are sold in ordinary men’s “alpha” sizes (Small, Med, Large, etc). This model is sold in Held glove sizes.
For this particular style, I found the glove to be sized correctly. The sizing compares to other major brands of gloves. My advice is to choose a Held glove size using the table below based upon your previous experience with other alpha sized glove you may have owned.
You can also choose a size measuring your hand. Take this link for a full rundown on how to measure your hand and about Held glove sizing in general.
|Held Glove Size||Equivalent Alpha Size||Actual Hand Measurement|
|7||Small||6.5” to 7”|
|8||Medium||7.5” to 8”|
|8.5||Medium||8” to 8.5”|
|9||Large||8.5” to 9”|
|9.5||Large||9” to 9.5”|
|10||XL||9.5” to 10”|
|11||XXL||10” to 11”|
|12||XXXL||11” to 12”|
Our Two Cents
The Held Kyte gloves are a lightweight, insulated and waterproof glove for mild to moderately cold weather. This glove has a leather palm with a sturdy reinforcement in the heel of the hand.
For the money, I think this glove looks pretty good. The palm side is leather and the back of the hand is textile. There is a waterproof liner inside and finally a thin fleecy liner against your skin. The gloves don’t feel like they have any substantial insulation, but the waterproof liner and inner liner will give some resistance to cold weather. I’d suggest these for the milder temps in fall and spring.
I like the abrasion resistant pad in the heel of the hand… an injury prone area if you put your hands out as you fall, so that is nice to see. And the longer gauntlet will give you some coverage over your wrists. The knuckles don’t have any added armor, but it’s not uncommon in a lower cost winter glove style like this. The gauntlet adjusts quite a bit so you should be able to make these gloves work either over or under your jacket sleeve (depending on the size and style of your jacket). Reflective bits are included on the back of the hand.
I really like how light these gloves feel, and I also like the visor wiper on the left index finger. Overall, nice gloves for a reasonable price I think. :: Paul, 01-04-19