Glove review: Held Akira Tex
What’s good? Perfect for a typical British summer. These waterproof gloves give a featherlite touch on the bars but with a Pukka Gore-Tex lining.
They also feature a rubber visor wiper stiched along the left index finger, something all waterproof and winter gloves should come with.
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What’s not? I don’t know whether it’s due to the Kangaroo skin they’re made from or the fact they have a waterproof lining but they’ve never really broken in successfully.
Other Held gloves I’ve owned have only required a couple of weeks of use before I forget I’m wearing them but the Akira’s still pinch and squeeze a bit.
Plus the very long cuffs make getting them inside the sleeves of a waterproof jacket difficult.
Product name: Held Akira Tex gloves, £146
Miles covered/time: 2000/12 months