Held USA: 2010 'our best year ever'

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Held USA is in the new Gear & Apparel section of the exhibit hall. “We will have a special offer for dealers who place a stocking order at the show. Visit the booth for details,” the company’s Tommy Kincaid says. “2010 was actually our best year ever; we experienced over 20 percent growth in sales. Whatever we are doing is working, so we’re not changing a thing!”

Held has three new glove designs: The Calibur ($219.99 retail), the Akira Evo ($239.99) and the RainStar ($199.99). All come in sizes 7-12, with the Calibur and Akira Evo also being offered in half-sizes.

The new Gore-Tex Quattrotempi perforated textile jacket comes with a Gore-Tex Paclite removable shell. The Asuma summer jacket comes in sizes M-2XL and retails for $219.99.

The new Amarillo Gore-Tex jacket is available in sizes M-3XL and retails for $599.99. This jacket also gets the Paclite shell, which may be worn on the inside or outside of the jacket, depending on the weather.

Pezzo Gore-Tex pants come in sizes M-2XL, retail $499.99, and also come with a Gore-Tex Paclite liner/shell. Malavi summer pants are available in sizes M-2XL and retail for $199.99.

New luggage designs include the Scotty tankbag ($149.99), the Case tankbag ($79.99) and the Roll Bag ($79.99).

The Slade race suit is 40 percent kangaroo leather. “It was new last year and immediately sold out (caught us off guard!),” Kincaid says. The suit comes in Euro sizes 48 to 60 and retails for $1,199.99.