It's about to get frosty in most parts of the country. At RevZilla HQ in Philly, we already have lows in the 40s. And before any of us knows it, it will be sub-40º everyday. It's time to start taking a look at some winter motorcycle glove options. There's no better place to start the search than with Held, a company virtually ubiquitous in the motorcycle industry, manufacturing gloves since 1923. Today we're going to take a look at two extreme cold weather gloves from the Held Glove Company, the Held Freezer Glove and the Held Warm N Dry Glove.
First up is our video review of the Held Freezer.
Held Freezer Glove is soft aniline cowhide throughout with a water-repelling treatment on the leather. The liner is Primaloft, which is known for its use in sleeping bags and military applications. It is an extremely plush and comfortable microfiber fabric that provides exceptional insulation and will keep your hands nice and toasty. The Freezer also has a built-in Gore-Tex membrane which provides waterproofing and windproofing but also allows your hand to breath: perspiration can escape through but precipitation can not penetrate. For convenience, there is a visor wiper on the left index finger to clean your shield on long rides. The temperfoam injection across the knuckle and the Keprotec at the ball of the thumb provide protection
while the stretch paneling throughout the glove allows for
ease of motion. We consider this a top-tier extreme cold weather
sport touring glove.
Next is our video review of the Held Warm N Dry.
The Held Warm N Dry Glove is, in our opinion, the go-to glove for extreme cold weather ADV touring. With a Gore-Tex waterproof breathable membrane and a liner that is a combination of Gore-Tex Thermoplush and pique push-pull, the Warm N Dry ensures that you will stay just that: warm and dry. The goatskin palm is also thin enough to work in conjunction with heated grips, a great feature that meshes well with adventure bikes. The palm also has significant leather reinforcements in high-wear areas and a SuperFabric-coated temperfoam injection at the base of the palm to help protect in the event of a get-off and slide. The knuckle of the Held Warm-N-Dry is protected by a leather-wrapped plastic hard part and there is also 3M Scotchlite
reflective for visibility and stretch fabric for flexibility. The glove
is a mixture of textile, cowhide and goatskin. Before you
get into the range of heated gloves, this is one of the highest-end,
from a protection and weatherproofing standpoint, ADV touring winter gloves.
Both of these gloves are featured in our Cold Weather Motorcycle Glove Guide. Don't miss all of our winter gear guides by visiting RevZilla's Cold Weather Motorcycle Gear Guides. To see the competitors of these gloves, check out our full selection of winter motorcycle gloves at RevZilla.com.
Two wheels down (even when it's 20º outside!),
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