Holeshot – Summer Mesh Hybrid Gloves

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4.92 out of 5
(12 customer reviews)

 2,899

Safety is paramount even during your daily commute. Keeping this in mind we have designed the Holeshot to offer comfort along with protection even during your day-to-day commute. Holeshot offers high airflow through the 3D air mesh panel on the back of your hand and between the fingers yet provides maximum protection by incorporating perforated goatskin leather on the palm. In addition, we have integrated KNOX SPS sliders as well on the palm to prevent Scaphoid injuries caused by the grab effect when the palm comes in contact with the road in case of a fall.

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Weight .15 kg

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Things to remember

  • Putting on and taking off may be slightly difficult, because the wrist area is narrowed down for safety reasons. This is done to prevent the gloves from coming off your hands during a crash and to offer a snug fit.
  • If you have never used gloves with a pinky bridge you may find it odd or uncomfortable. Give it a few days of riding and you will get used to it. Remember, any protective gear is relatively uncomfortable to wear compared to riding without any protection.
  • You may find the Knox SPS on the palm to be uncomfortable in the first try. But just like any protective gear, over a period of time you will get used to it so you do not even notice it. These devices are incorporated in the gloves is to ensure you are well protected when you most need it.
  • In our research, we found that the palm size and the finger length are not in the same proportion for everyone (that makes each of us unique in the truest sense!). In such cases, primary area of fitment should always be the palm area, even if you are to be left with some extra room near your fingertips.
  • We have used high density TPU to maximise protection and longevity. While we have added an additional foam layer underneath the TPU, they may feel a bit too hard at the beginning. Thinner and more flexible knuckle protectors are not very effective during a crash and do not last long either.

Care instructions

Our gloves use full-grain goat leather that is naturally water-resistant. This means that the gloves do not get ruined if they get wet in rains. However, when leather gets wet, the oils get stripped from the leather - this  will stiffen the leather and eventually cause it to crack. Think of it as your skin after taking a bath - you need to moisturize to replace the natural oils in your skin removed by the water. So, what matters for your gloves is what you do after it gets wet. 

Here is a step by step process to keep your glove well cared for and last longer.

  • If your gloves get wet, dry the gloves by pressing softly with an absorbent towel.
  • If there are stains, clean the gloves by hand with a pH neutral leather cleaner using a damp cloth or a soft-bristled brush. DO NOT USE HOT WATER
  • DO NOT allow your gloves to come in contact with solvents (do not use fabric softener!), fuel, or cleaning agents. DO NOT use any kind of CHEMICAL or ALCOHOL-BASED product.
  • Do not use a washing machine or high-pressure devices to clean the gloves, as high temperatures and pressure will damage the leather.
  • Do not place your gloves near, or let your gloves get into contact with a direct heat source - this will harden the leather and lead to damage. Also dry the gloves indoors away from direct sunlight where there is good ventilation.
  • Just before the gloves are completely dry, put the gloves on and shape them to your hand while still damp. Remove the gloves gently, trying to retain this shape in the gloves and allow it to continue drying. 
  • After the gloves are completely dry, apply a good quality leather conditioner. This is very important. Properly treated and conditioned (oiled) leather will breathe and the internal microfibers will move freely in the leather. Use a good quality leather conditioner that will allow the leather to breathe. Apply conditioner generously and rub it into the leather. Allow the conditioner to soak into the gloves and reapply (you can do this in the sun). Wipe off any excess conditioner and make sure the gloves are not slick on the motorcycle controls.
  • Make sure that your gloves are completely dry before you store them. When gloves are stored wet or in a non-ventilated area, this may cause deformations and ruin your gloves, not to mention this allows mildew to grow on the leather causing discoloration and damage.

12 reviews for Holeshot – Summer Mesh Hybrid Gloves

  1. 5 out of 5

    ajaymore92

    Finally found perfect fit gloves.worth every penny.3D mesh good ventilation during summer ride. High quality leather and Knox sliders. You never miss single gloves in ride. It comes with lock system. Touch screen friendly

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jacob Koshy

    This is my first ever gloves I’m purchasing, so I do alot of research on deciding the material used, all kinds of safety measures, quality of stitching, fit and finish.

    I was little skeptical on the size which i need to buy, since this is my first gloves. But seems to be the gloves came to be the right fit for me.

    It is stiff at the palm at the beginning, which will wear out and fit perfectly to my hands in mean time. Goatskin leather is the best quality leather for the gloves. It’s very breathable, comfortable to wear, and it works well when using my mobile with the gloves.

    It’s the newest product in the market and the quality is top notch!

    Great product ViaTerra, looking forward for more products in future. 🙂

  3. 5 out of 5

    sreejith2080

    Both the gloves that are available from Viaterra are really good. I would say best in the market at this price range. I have searched a lot for good quality gloves in 5k range and the only one I though of buying was Rynox Apex Evo. But I would say the full gauntlet available from Viaterra is superior to Apex Evo in material quality and craftsmanship.

    Thank You Viattera!!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Krishi

    This is my second set of gloves from Viaterra. I have used Viaterra Grid full gaunlet gloves for 1.5 months and over 2000 kms of riding, and I was very impressed with the design and comfort.

    I have aspida gloves for city commute but they are old now and I thought the 3D mesh should be an interesting feature to experience on the holeshot gloves, hence I purchased them.

    My thoughts on it Holeshot gloves –

    1. The 3D mesh works well. Despite having leather, the presence of 3D mesh offsets most of the sweating that may occur.

    2. These are the only daily commute/city gloves in the entire Indian market that have the following features –

    a. best in class knox scaphoid bone protectors.

    b. touch screen inserts on both Left and Right hand glove (all city commute gloves, in this price range, have touch screen inserts on only left hand(Royal Enfield gloves). Some gloves, like Aspida brand, do not even have offer it. Such a shame.

    c. nice blend of soft, plush leather and mesh. Very well executed design and stitching.

    Few pointers for buyers :

    1. How to decide on the size of gloves –

    Measure both your hands as shown in Viaterra chart. Most of the times, one hand turns out to be bigger than the other. Take the bigger measurement for choosing the gloves.

    If your hand size according to Viaterra chart is “M”, order “L” sized gloves.

    In most cases, one size up is always comfortable. Especially if you are buying gloves for the first time or you are new to wearing gloves. If you feel the size is too big and the gloves come out easily, then you can exchange for smaller size.

    My advice would be to get the bigger size first and then go for exchange if the fit is not ok.

    2. Please keep in mind that the gloves can feel a little tight if you are used to riding without gloves or with gloves of other material. But gloves will get comfortable after first few 100 kilometers. Do a proper “break-in” and these gloves will last a really long time.

    3. How to do a proper break-in for the gloves

    Do not go on long rides with new gloves immediately after purchase. New gloves need a proper “break-in”, just like new engine. Wear the gloves for 1~2 hours every day for at least a month. If you cannot ride for 1~2 hours, you can wear the gloves at home and move your fingers, close your first etc.

    4. Lastly, follow the leather care instructions given by Viaterra on this webpage. Leather gloves will last really long if cared well.

    Bottom-line :

    Best city gloves that your hard earned money can buy you, in India. Simply go for it! You will love it.

    Hoping to see Viaterra venture into making hard parts like tail racks and top boxes.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Utkarsh

    Got the Holeshot gloves primarily for daily commuting and short breakfast rides and they didn’t disappoint me one bit. I really like their design, fit, and colour combination. The build quality is supreme too. So far, I’ve used them for over 600kms and they have been perfect.

    The only issue that I had was with the mesh on top of the index and middle finger. It started to come off bit by bit as it comes in contact with the hard part of the velcro whenever I take the gloves off. It isn’t a big issue and definitely not something to worry about too much and shouldn’t be a deal-breaker. And I am pretty sure, ViaTerra Team will be sorting it out in their future batches.

    Overall, I’m highly satisfied with the Holeshot gloves and I totally recommend them.
    Now, I’m impatiently waiting for ViaTerra’s riding jacket!

  6. 5 out of 5

    bikersbillet

    Finally found a good city riding gloves at an affordable price. The leather and the mesh combination on the gloves really goes well in our tropical environment , ie : prevents from sweating inside the gloves… The knox armor on the palms adds an additional safety net . The reflectors on the gloves are ideally placed making it safe for night owl riders. I would recommend it to be used atleast for 100 kms before going on a long trip (to get used to the gloves ), this will allow the gloves to take the shape of your hand …
    Overall a great glove for city and highway riding .
    Thanks to viaterra team for bringing such great riding gloves at an affordable price range .

  7. 4 out of 5

    Prateek Bajpai

    I purchased Holeshot after going through a lot of reviews and comparisons. In the price range , it’s definitely one of the best gloves. However, the protection seemed inadequate for my use and hence, I’ve decided to upgrade to Viaterra Grid.
    If you’re looking for something only for the city ride, then this will be a good buy. However, Grid is just amazing and if possible, do go for the Grid.

  8. 5 out of 5

    shreyasnsagri

    Very comfortable, superb for summer rides, has good ventilation. The palm fabric gives good grip on handle and is well padded for abrasion resistance. The best feature is the knuckle protection which looks firm and solid. Wore it for 12 hours on a stretch without any odor, compression problem.

  9. 5 out of 5

    harish0482

    These gloves are too good. Scientifically crafted keeping all the aspects in mind.
    1. Has silicone grip in Palm for better grip.
    2. Knox protection on palms to keep it safe in case of collision
    3. Extra leather padding to the little finger.
    4. Added mesh and perforated leather to keep flow of air.
    5. 3m reflector on fingers for higher visibility to opposite vehicles
    6. Index finger tip and thumb tip is provided with leather to use mobile touch screens while riding
    So these are the major points which makes these gloves a value for money . And finishing off the product is very nice compared to other brands at this price point.

    Refer size chart to buy the gloves and it fits perfect. Feels premium.

    A Big yes for these pair to give value for our money.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Rinu P Mathew

    Quick Shout out to Ajinkya for giving me a call to recheck the glove measurements (the measurement of the fingers was the trick too)
    I bought this glove after its reviews on the Wroom insta page. These gloves are super lightweight when worn and when you hold the handlebars, the bike feels super light.
    Probably the only downside (probably only my point of view) I think is that the Knox sliders will keep your palm raised when you hold the handlebars. That is something to get used to.
    Overall a super good investment, the air ventilation is killer, the fitting is just awesome (more like wearing your skin)

  11. 5 out of 5

    Ritam Chakrabarty

    These gloves are simply too good. Not only are they super comfortable but also, once broken in, provide enough handlebar grip response. The Knox sps pads are well thought out. The tactile patches on the thumb and forefinger aid in navigating the phone. A thoughtful feature is the clip to fasten the pair of gloves together – extremely useful for forgetful people like me.

    A special shoutout to Ajinkya for superlative customer support. I’d ordered these in unlock phase 1 and they delivered it within 4-5days. I’d made an error in measurement and had to ship the gloves back. The Viaterra team promptly sent me the right size gloves and provided me a discount coupon for my next purchase. I redeemed the coupon to buy the Fly magnetic tank bag (will review in the apt section).

    The product and the customer service has turned me into a Viaterra fan and advocate! Keep up the good job guys!

  12. 5 out of 5

    sridhar.k1993

    *Review of The ViaTerra Summer Holeshot Gloves*

    I am using semi Gauntlet gloves
    in the city since I have developed a habit of using gloves even for commutes.

    I see many people not wearing gloves for city commutes but on rides they will suit up fully. I am not accusing all. But if u are like that consider a kind advice from another rider. Chances of accidents in the city are more right.

    Saying this I continue to my experience on gloves.

    First, the Key Features I really liked:

    (1) – Palm Sliders (Knox Certified)
    Knox Certified is very valuable guys. It’s a london based company that has done a lot of R&D in this safety gears dept.

    This specific slider’s function is to reduce the ‘grab’ effect on the 1st impact and thus convert
    the *vertical movement to horizontal ” sliding” movement*
    This feature could save riders from major injuries

    (2) – Knuckle Protectors
    Made of TPU material for better impact protection. In the
    knuckles area and the back region of our hand

    (3) – Synthetic Rubber layer for better throttle control and grip
    on the handlebars

    (4) – Touch Sensitive Leather area for easy access to mobile phones without removing the glove for any small touch activities in google maps,etc

    (5) Mesh area for more air circulation and ventilation

    User Experience:
    I am using this glove more than 2 months and I have to say I am really happy with the purchase.

    Initially when I started to use the glove there was little bit pain (reddening) of palm skin directly above the palm sliders.

    But the thing is we ourselves will adjust accordingly by instinct on the handlebars on our own just like that. So after a week of usage I wasn’t facing that issues.

    But ofcourse the leather will take time to adjust to the exact shape of our hand. So it’s like we have to properly “break in” the gloves. All these are mentioned in the tag labels that comes with glove.

    Another small feature I like is we can connect the 2 gloves together with plastic clips. So it’s very easy to keep them together with the jacket on rides.

    Overall it’s good for city and highways as well in my own experience with good ventilation in humid places like Chennai. So it’s comfortable to wear over a long period of time.

    So enough with the pros!! :p

    Negatives:

    * Not much honestly, but I felt that the touch sensitivity could have been better compared to other gloves I am using (Komine)

    * Maybe a soft padding layer of suitable material could have added directly above the palm sliders to minimise the minor pains I got during initial days and maybe a bit more comfort on the on long run.

    That’s it I can think now. If others I can find I will always update the ViaTerra customer team who are so easy to reach and they LISTEN and IMPLEMENT to proper customer

    Thanks!

    Sridhar Krishnan,
    Chennai

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