JLopez
 
 
 
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Held Air N Dry Gloves Truly innovative, warm weather, waterproof touring glove from Held features GORE-TEX 2in1 technology with two separate chambers. The first chamber is unlined and perforated for excellent breathability in warm weather. The second chamber is 100 waterproof, thanks to the GORE-TEX membrane. Molded knuckle guards and SUPERFABRIC for an extremely high level of abrasion-resistance make this glove as safe as it is comfortable. Features Highly abrasion-resistant kangaroo leather palm DuPont CORDURA (100 polyamide), leather detailed back lining Waterproof compartment with Pique-Push-Pull lining Unlined, non-waterproof compartment GORE-TEX membrane GORE-TEX 2in1 technology (1 waterproof chamber, 1 unlined non-waterproof chamber) Velcro adjustment at wrists cuffs Visor wipe on index finger Elasticated leather panels on back, thumb fingers Perforated leather palm Perforated hand for maximum ventilation, feel and comfort. protection Hard plastic knuckle protection SUPERFABRIC reinforcement on edge of hand and fingers 3M SCOTCHLITEreflectors
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Finely crafted protection that feels like an isotoner or golf glove
PostedOctober 17, 2012
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JLopez
From Mountain View
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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Used for 1 week so far in 57 to 80 degree temps while riding a sport touring bike with some wind protection.
PROs:
-convenient two chamber design which means fewer gloves to carry and more comfort
-very thin and streamlined, it's warmer AND thinner with better feel than the Cortech Thinsulate "winter" gloves I had been using. Feels more like a good fitting isotoner than a big mitten feel of some other gloves
-the "breezy" side for warmer weather gives really great feel though it's a bit thin on the palm side of your hand, feels like a golf glove on the palm side. I can feel the controls more precisely and have greater sensitivity on the clutch and brake
-no sweating, even at 80 degrees I've yet to sweat inside these which is very nice, the gortex really does work
CONs:
-if you slid palms out super man style (which you shouldn't do) i doubt the kangaroo leather would hold up for more than a few feet. However you should make a fist, pull your hands up and roll so hopefully this will never be an issue
-the "breezy" side is slightly tighter than the other chamber and there is excess material in the finger tips when using this side, though it's not a big deal
-the side difference between the two chambers is noticeable
-surprisingly the wrist cuff area is a smaller diameter than the palm of the glove which can make getting them on a little more difficult than it should be, they do break-in though
-at ~58 degrees (at 75mph) for longer than 15 minutes I can feel my finger tips just begin to get cold, so I'm not sure how low of temps these can really handle. Though they are absolutely warmer than the Cortech Thinsulates they replaced.
Overall: I'm very happy with this purchase and will buy Held gloves again.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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