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Held Namib Gloves


  • Sport-Touring glove
  • Palm is highly abrasion-resistant sweat-resistant and colorfast kangaroo leather
  • Back is Pittards specially-treated WR100 leather
  • Unlined
  • Adjustable Velcro closure at cuff
  • Knuckles are protected by leather-covered Carbon/GRP shells
  • Additional ceramic/polymer matrix and Kevlar at the ball of the thumb
  • Visor wiper
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Held Namib Gloves 4.5 5 18 18
Really excellent glove This was my third try at getting a new glove since I wore through my old Teknic Supervent gloves. I tried a pair of Dianese which even after going a size up could barely make it onto my hands, then a pair of Icons which had easily 2" of additional finger length and horrible feeling seams inside, then I tried these. The construction of these is much better than any of the others and so is the feel. The materials are great and feel light and strong. There is a really good tactile response from the palms. The fingers are just a little bit long on me but not uncomfortably so. Just a few days after receiving them I got a chance to test the wiper feature (rain is a rarity here in California) and it really worked like a charm. Even in fairly heavy rain it cleared the shield leaving me with instant visibility. It sure beats looking through tons of water drops. The gloves didn't get hard after the rain or bleed any dye. I can't imagine anyone being dissatisfied with these. Great stuff! March 11, 2014
#@%*&!@# Fantastic Gloves You will love these gloves the minute you put them on. I have not taken these gloves off since I received them. I wear them absolutely everywhere........yes everywhere! I will never take these off! .... ever! I love kangaroo. Held Forever........... Video pending.......... December 16, 2013
Held makes a fine glove, but yes, a more expensive glove. You do get what you pay for. I've been a big fan of Held for a while, having owned a couple pairs of Steve gloves in the past. I've been wearing Kevlar gloves on colder days but wanted something for warmer days. I chose the Namib over the Steve because it has the squeegee on the left index finger - why the Steve doesn't, I don't know. I measure out to an 8.75" in the hands, so I went with a 9 - which is a L. It fits fine in the hand - the knuckle armor is stiff and takes some time to break in. I have very skinny fingers and no glove in the world will ever fit them correctly, but this is close enough. I do feel secure in these and haven't had any issues with my controls or feel. There is enough room that I could wear them with a silk liner or even a heated liner if I wanted to. They lose one durability point because on the second wearing I had a thread starting to hang off the third finger of the right hand. Snipped it off, but was annoyed about that. Shouldn't have happened on a $150+ dollar glove. September 30, 2013
Comfortable, fits well, good protection The stitching and leather on these Held Namib gloves is really well done. It is rare, except perhaps with completely unarmoured gloves, to have a smooth and comfortable fit on first use. But I had this experience with the Namibs :) The kangaroo leather on the palm is really soft, and the knuckle protection is solid. I like the fact that they knuckle shield is leather - covered as well. June 14, 2013
Overall great glove - runs a tad small though My first Held glove was the Air Hero - i loved it so much I decided to get this one as a shorty. It's just as nice and provides great protection. A little bit warmer too so it's good into late fall. My only gripe is this runs a tad smaller than my other glove of the same brand and size. However, after some use, it's starting to stretch out and fit nicely. December 10, 2012
Fit like a glove I love these gloves. It's my second pair as I lost my first one. They fit perfectly and are great riding gloves here in CA for almost all year. Only draw back is that they are not water proof, but they feel great and I think that in a crash they will do just as great too. Held gloves are THE motorcyle gloves. November 26, 2012
Nice design, poor quality control I hate reviews from people who got a dud and then assume that everyone else will get a dud. Really, a review should be of a non-defective product so readers can get an idea of what they will likely receive. But I need to get this on the record so readers know that this manufacturer has poor quality control. The specific problem I ran into was that the stitching was off on the palm on one of the gloves. It was hard to track down -- all I knew is that one glove felt turned slightly on my hand. When I finally spotted what was going on, it was obvious. I'm giving Held a low score because this type of flaw should not make it out of the factory. The price they charge for the gloves easily justifies a high attention to detail -- and that isn't the case with Held. In manufacturing, if it can happen once it can happen many times. And this is a subtle flaw that you might miss. That should not happen for a $150 pair of gloves. If you get a pair that's made correctly, you can expect a glove that provides a lot of soft, durable leather and reasonable protection. They're very nice looking. For my hand, they felt a bit on the short side -- both in finger length and length down the wrist. Width was as advertised in the sizing guide. But I'm going to steer clear of Held -- I'd rather not have to get lucky on something like this. September 27, 2012
Excellent protection, control, and comfort. This is great glove and fits true to size. My hand is 9.5 so I ordered 10 and fits perfectly. The leather has great feel and gives you excellent feel and control of the grips. I like how it is not is high cuff and closes great around the wrist. Being a leather glove still has good air flow through the holes in the fingers. The glove offers great protection for the knuckles and reinforced palms and outside hand and small finger. Only done short rides to date and love the glove. 2 Week trip is coming up soon and see after 5,000 or 6,000 miles how it holds up. September 25, 2012
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A shopper asked: I'm looking for a Held kangaroo short-cuff i can use as a summer or all around glove. How is the heat build up on this? Jul 16, 2012
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Spurn77: Those do great during the summer, they have ventilation holes between the fingers (Namib). Highly recommended. Nov 26, 2012
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RevZilla: The heat build up depends on your temperature tolerance. It will be warmer than a glove with more venting. Jul 19, 2012
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HeldWhile most gloves sold in the US are offered in alpha sizes (Small, Medium, Large, etc), Held gloves are sold in numeric glove sizes. The most accurate way to choose a glove size is to measure your hands using the directions and charts below. To get an idea of what Held Glove sizes correspond to in typical american gloves, a conversion guide is included below just to get you started in the right direction.

Held Size Estimated Men's Size
6 – 6 1/2 XS
7 – 7 1/2 SM
8 – 8 1/2 MD
9 – 9 1/2 LG
10 XL
11 2XL
12 3XL

Steps to Measure For Held Gloves

  • Use a flexible measuring tape to measure your hand in inches.
  • Measure around your hand, behind the knuckles, not including the thumb.
  • Take an accurate, snug measurement.
  • Measure both hands and use the largest measurement.
  • Compare your measurement to the size charts below

Held Sizing Guide

Held Glove Fitment Tips

Held gloves should fit snugly when new. They will stretch out during break in and form to fit your hand.

If you have long fingers, but a relatively narrow palm you should order a size up as the size chart does not account for finger length.

Please note, if your hand measures toward the upper limit of the size measurements, the gloves will fit very snugly. If you prefer that your gloves do not fit so snugly, you may want to select the next size larger. Held kangaroo gloves are a very precise fit. Because Held gloves are such a fitted glove, many people enjoy the snug fit. This is actually very comfortable, with few wrinkles and little crumpling in the palm area.

A properly fitted Held will "fit you like a glove".

Men's & Women's Gloves

For gloves available in half sizes:

Glove Size Hand Measurement
6 5" – 6"
6.5 6" – 6.5"
7 6.5" – 7"
7.5 7" – 7.5"
8 7.5" – 8"
8.5 8" – 8.5"
9 8.5" – 9"
9.5 9" – 9.5"
10 9.5" – 10"
11 10" – 11"
12 11" – 12"

For gloves available in whole sizes only:

Glove Size Hand Measurement
6 5" – 6"
7 6" – 7"
8 7" – 8"
9 8" – 9"
10 9" – 10"
11 10" – 11"
12 11" – 12"

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

Click here to see the full Held Size Chart
Product Style RevZilla SKU ID Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black / 10 565626 27630110 Out of Stock
Black / 11 565627 27630111 Out of Stock
Black / 12 565628 27630112 Out of Stock
Black / 7 565623 2763017 Out of Stock
Black / 8 565624 2763018 Out of Stock
Black / 9 565625 2763019 Out of Stock