Held Air Hero Gloves The gloves formerly known as the Held Air Stream! Palm is highly abrasion-resistant sweat-resistant and colorfast kangaroo leather Back is ventilated mesh (100 polyester with leather detailing Unlined palm Back is fully lined with Kevlar and Cool Max Adjustable Velcro closure at cuff Special step seam prevents pressure points on inner hand and enhances feel Fingers are perforated with mesh sides Hard plastic knuckle protection Side of hand and ball of thumb are reinforced Side of hand and fingers are protected with Superfabric
Best summer gloves I've ever used. Unfortunately.......
PostedJune 29, 2012
Bang for the Buck
Protection & Durability
I've tried a lot of gloves, and I've got a bunch that're sitting neglected in the back of my closet. I got these for hot-weather riding, as they looked like they'd flow some air, protect my hands, and they weren't black. From the first day I wore them, I was amazed with them.
I rode 7,000 miles in a month with these gloves, through heat, cold, wind, and rain. Loved them to the point that I'd say they're the best summer gloves I've ever owned.
Unfortunately, they fell apart on me. The "Held" logo fell off of the fingers. The stitching on the palms came apart. The leather vanished from the thumbs. Starting around the second week of wearing them, they just started to disintegrate.
Revzilla took them back and gave me full credit for them, but unfortunately I'm back looking for another pair of summer gloves.
I picked up one of these jackets in Hi-Viz back in January to use primarily for commuting. I'm 6'2, 200 pounds, and the 46 fits me perfectly. I must have arms like an orangutang, 'cause the sleeve length is perfect for me. The length and cut of the jacket works well on both my R12RT and my Night Train. There's both a waist and a chest adjuster to compensate for different body sizes and/or removing the liner. The sleeves are adjusted with snaps; Velcro would be better and offer more flexibility.
I haven't been caught in a real heavy downpour yet, but in a light mist, the jacket kept me dry. I'd be a bit concerned about water coming in through the top of the collar in a real storm, but that remains to be seen. With the liner in, I've had no issues riding in the mid 30s. My Gerbing's liner hasn't left the closet all winter. The liner gets to be too warm, even with the vents open, at around 60. With the liner out the jacket's good from the mid-50s up to about 80. The vents do make a difference, but they're small and they vent to the lining, not directly to the skin. Anything above about 75, and I'll be reaching for my GX Air.
There are a ton of pockets, and it's clear that a lot of thought was put into them. There's a vertical pocket on the left breast that seems designed for an iPhone. There's the key pocket on the left sleeve. There's enough room in the jacket pockets that I literally think I could pack everything I needed for a 3 day weekend in the jacket.
At the price, this jacket is a steal. It comes with a full compliment of Knox armor, including the back. It's well thought out. It's built like a tank. And the Hi-Viz works without looking too ridiculous.
2/3rd Jacket, with 15 Forward arm rotation Powerskin HP, waterproof / breathable Z liner system Labyrinth waterproof entry system, with YKK Japanese waterproof Nylon zippers Velocity textile, with TexPlus overlays Luxury feel taffeta lining (bonded to the Powerskin HP material) Underarm zipper vents, with YKK Japanese WP Nylon zippers Chest zipper vents, with YKK Japanese WP Nylon zippers Full sleeve, zip out, Alufoil liner with 5oz. Polyfil insulation Armor / Fitment type KNOX CE KFP1 elbow armor, in exterior armor pockets KNOX CE KFP1 shoulder armor, in lining pockets KNOX CE TP2 spine guard, in lining pocket Specific Details Zip off Thermo-Nekie II collar system 8 zipper and Snap belt loop connectors YKK Japanese WP Nylon zippers Micro - Tricot lined collar. Reflective 3M anthracite piping Reflective 3M Printed Teknic Logos Hook n loop upper and lower arm synch straps Hook n loop adjustment waistbelts Hook n loop adjustable jacket hem, and cuffs Unique snap adjustment collar 2x large cargo pockets with waterproof lining and closures 2x hand-warmer pockets, with YKK Japanese WP Nylon zippers 1x forearm key pocket, with YKK Japanese WP Nylon zipper 1x chest pocket with waterproof lining and YKK Japanese WP Nylon zipper 1x rear cargo pouch, with waterproof lining and closure 1x baseball cap pocket 2x interior large mesh pockets 1x interior mesh document pocket, with earphone grommet Soft neoprene edge collar Color Note The yellow on this jacket is a neon day-glow type yellow, which the Teknic stock photography does not accurately depict in our opinion. Size Note We find that the Freeway Jacket fits approximately one size smaller than indicated on the size chart.
Arai Signet-Q Helmet - Solid Colors The Signet-Q takes all the favorite features of the RX-Q and create a whole new series based on all the successes. On the outside, the Arai Signet-Q Helmet looks very similar to it's namesake, the RX-Q, but on the inside you can see and feel the difference. A longer shell shape on the Arai Signet-Q Helmet gives 5mm more space front to back allowing for a larger number of heads to fit comfortably. The shape of the Arai Signet-Q Helmet releases forehead pressures and eliminate hot spots for a more comfortable fit every time. This shape works best for riders with a long oval headshape. Additional Features of the Arai Signet-Q Helmet Both the top vent set and side exhaust cowls are direct carryovers from the RX-Q Brow vent ducting redirects to flow air across the temples DDL-4 exhaust vent to the 10mm wider eye port (5mm on each side) Long Oval Fit SAI MAX-Vision Brow Vent shield Clear Pin Lock Max-Vision Brow Vent pinlock lense included. Elongated shell adds 5mm from front to back Long-Oval shape helps prevent Hot-Spot Multi-Density Single piece EPS liner Removable, replaceable, washable interior Dry-Cool Surface material for rapid displacement of heat and moisture away from your head and into the ventilation airflow for added comfort while riding and a quick dry between rides 5mm peel-away temple pads adds another level of customization, giving the helmet interior a little extra width when needed Enhanced for customizable micro fitment interior without the need to purchase extra interior components New FCS (Facial Contour Support) cheek pad design Innovative and exclusive spring support adds just the right amount of pressure when needed while being worn Meets or exceeds Snell and D.O.T. standards