Held Touch Women’s Gloves Review: Better Than Budget Options?

I recently discovered a new pair of motorcycle gloves from Held called the Touch and was eager to see if these perforated goatskin motorcycle gloves could really hold up in summertime weather.

In this Held Touch Women’s motorcycle Gloves review, I’ll provide a detailed overview of the construction and features of the Held Touch gloves, assess their ventilation and temperature regulation abilities, and determine if they provide sufficient safety for summer motorcycle use.

But, the main question I will answer in this review will be: Are these the best women’s motorcycle gloves?. Let’s find out!

Held Touch Women’s Gloves Review


Key Takeaways

  • Goatskin breathes very well overall
  • Molecular armor disperses impact forces
  • Touchscreen fingertips are extremely functional

Held Touch Women’s Motorcycle Gloves – Final Verdict

How Well Do They Handle Hot Weather Riding?

Now for the big question: how do the Held Touch motorcycle gloves (1) really perform in hot, humid summer conditions? I evaluated them in 85+ degrees Fahrenheit weather across multiple long-distance rides.

And the bottom line is…these are some of the most breezy, well-ventilated motorcycle gloves I’ve ever worn!

The perforated kangaroo leather palm stays cool even on hours 3 or 4 of a ride. Furthermore, the mesh-like Superfabric and flexible TPR materials breathe exceptionally well. The gloves allow tons of airflow and moisture wicking.

Overall, humidity seems less oppressive compared to most non-perforated leather motorcycle gloves. Temperatures feel 5-10 degrees cooler thanks to the strategic ventilation. They handle summer heat as well as any leather glove possibly could.

So, in terms of beating the heat for warm weather riding, the Held Touch women’s motorcycle gloves perform fantastically well.

Comparison to Similar Women’s Gloves

Alpinestars SPX v2Full-grain leather construction with injected TPU and rubber sliders for impact protection
Icon Anthem 2 StealthAbrasion-resistant Battlehide goatskin with molded PU knuckles and finger armor
Held Sambia 2-in-1 EvoWaterproof 2-in-1 system glove with Primaloft insulation and Hipora waterproof breathable insert
Sedici LuccaBudget-friendly option with goatskin leather palm and mesh backhand for ventilation
Alpinestars Cayenne 2Kangaroo and goatskin construction with injected TPU sliders and knuckle protection

The Held Touch gloves compare favorably for their combination of airflow from perforated kangaroo leather and palm Superfabric reinforcements.

The molecular SAS-TEC knuckles also provide excellent impact dispersion compared to standard plastic or foam.

However, options like the Alpinestars Cayenne 2 and Icon Anthem 2 may edge out the Held