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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.

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.

Contact: www.held.de
Stars: ***
Product name: Held Akira Tex gloves, £146
Miles covered/time:
2000/12 months