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Held Air n Dry: The original Held 2 in 1 gloves

It’s remarkably difficult to make a pair of gloves that fit AND that can perform two functions by offering two separate inside chambers. Even once conceived as an idea, the Held 2-in-1 gloves concept was 20 years in the making!

The first gloves only made it into production and to the shop shelves after the companies Held and Gore-Tex could line up their different, unique capabilities to make it happen. It is just as well they did: The 2-in-1 concept created the possibility for the phenomenal range of versatile motorcycle gloves now available to you!

The Held Air n Dry gloves: Part of a complete 2-in-1 ‘gloves family’

“They were the best gloves in the test” – Simon Weir, Ride Magazine

The Held Air n Dry gloves were the proverbial first-born, the Original. Since their launch, a whole line-up of Held 2-in-1 gloves has been crafted with styles suitable for every season in the year.

Now, you can choose between Held gloves providing the 2 in 1 functionality for the height of the summer season, for the warmer months between Easter and September, or for the cold of the winter months: Every season has its 2 in 1 gloves. And, who do they appeal to? Basically, if you ride a lot, if you ride all year round, if you value being ready for all situations, these gloves will appeal to you.

Held 2 in 1 Gloves: The Range

  • Held Air n Dry GTX gloves: The Original 2 in 1 gloves designed for sport-touring

  • Held Sambia GTX gloves: The adventure bike version of the original Held Air n Dry gloves

  • Held Solid Dry GTX gloves: Your all-rounder for Spring & Summer

  • Held Twin GTX gloves: Your all-rounder for Autumn & Winter

Held Air n Dry 2 in 1 Gore-Tex gloves

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Held Air n Dry Gloves

The original innovation, the original 2-in-1 Held gloves. One chamber ventilated and fully waterproof for warm days with a chance of rain. The other chamber offering a windproof barrier across the back of the the hand with a highly breathable perforated leather palm for maximum airflow.

The Held Air n Dry 2 in 1 were 20 years in the making: These are perfect for sport-touring in warm, but unpredictable weather. Highly breathable and vented for hot days and slow speeds. Or, cool, wind- and waterproof for higher speeds or showers. Legendary gloves that demonstrate the craftsmanship and skill of the Held brand and its designers.

  • Construction – Textile shell with Gore-Tex membrane & Leather palm
  • Ventilation – Perforations across the leather palm
  • Protection – Knuckle armour and Leather palm with Superfabric impact panel
  • Closure – Mid-length cuff with secure wrist closure

(RELATED: See all Vented Gloves here)

Held Sambia 2 in 1 Gore-Tex gloves

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Held Sambia 2 in 1 Gloves

What could be better than the original? Not necessarily better, the Held Sambia 2 in 1 gloves are the adventure bike version of the original Held Air n Dry gloves. One chamber ventilated and fully waterproof for warm days with a chance of rain. The other chamber offering a windproof barrier across the back of the the hand with a highly breathable perforated leather palm and maximum airflow.

The Held Sambia 2 in 1 are the ‘evo’ version of the original: These are perfect for touring in the heat. Highly breathable and vented for hot days and slow speeds. Or, cool, wind- and waterproof for higher speeds or showers.

  • Construction – Textile shell with Gore-Tex membrane & Leather palm
  • Ventilation – Perforations across the leather palm
  • Protection – Knuckle armour and Leather palm with Superfabric impact panel
  • Closure – Mid-length cuff with secure wrist closure

(RELATED: See all Vented Gloves here)

Held Solid Dry 2 in 1 Gore-Tex gloves

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Held Solid Dry 2 in 1 Gloves

The Spring & Summer version of the Held Air n Dry gloves. One chamber means your hands are encased in a highly breathable waterproof shell, using laminate Gore-Tex for the best possible grip and feel for the road. The other chamber provides you with a waterproof and windproof barrier over the back of the hand, and an unlined leather palm just like the perfect summer gloves do.

The Held Solid Dry 2 in 1 gloves are the perfect choice for an average English summer: Waterproof when required, breathable with a perforated palm when not. The Taslan shell is highly water-repellent, which means these are light in weight, will not soak up rain water, and are perfect for the months between March and September.

  • Construction – Taslan Textile with Gore-Tex membrane & Leather palm
  • Ventilation – Perforations across the leather palm
  • Protection – Knuckle armour and Leather palm with Superfabric impact panel
  • Closure – Mid-length cuff with secure wrist closure

(RELATED: See all Waterproof Gloves here)

Held Solid Dry 2 in 1 Gore-Tex gloves

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Held Satu 2 in 1 Gloves

The Spring & Summer version of the Held Air n Dry gloves. One chamber means your hands are encased in a highly breathable waterproof shell, using laminate Gore-Tex for the best possible grip and feel for the road. The other chamber provides you with a waterproof and windproof barrier over the back of the hand, and an unlined leather palm just like the perfect summer gloves do.

The Held Solid Dry 2 in 1 gloves are the perfect choice for an average English summer: Waterproof when required, breathable with a perforated palm when not. The Taslan shell is highly water-repellent, which means these are light in weight, will not soak up rain water, and are perfect for the months between March and September.

  • Construction – Taslan Textile with Gore-Tex membrane & Leather palm
  • Ventilation – Perforations across the leather palm
  • Protection – Knuckle armour and Leather palm with Superfabric impact panel
  • Closure – Mid-length cuff with secure wrist closure

(RELATED: See all Waterproof Gloves here)

Held Twin 2 in 1 Gore-Tex gloves

(SHOP: Buy the Held Twin 2 in 1 Gore-Tex gloves here)

Held Twin 2 in 1 Gloves

The autumn & winter version of the Held Air n Dry gloves. One chamber features Primaloft insulation over the back of the hand as well as the palm for maximum warmth. The other chamber provides superior insulation over the back of the hand only and a waterproof laminate barrier over the palm, meaning you have perfect control of the bike a direct grip unhindered by insulation.

The Held Twin 2 in 1 gloves are an excellent choice for Winter riding. These are probably the only gloves you need between October and March.

  • Construction – Leather & Textile with Gore-Tex membrane
  • Insulation – Primaloft insulation
  • Protection – Knuckle armour and Leather palm
  • Closure – Mid-length cuff with secure wrist closure

(RELATED: See all Winter Gloves here)

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