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Held Sambia Gloves

The Sambia is a dual/sport or ADV glove, featuring Kangaroo leather on the palm, hard knuckle protection, light breathable nylon material on back of hand.

Outer Shell:

  • Highly abrasion-resistant & tactile kangaroo leather palm
  • Spandex (95% polyamide, 5% elastane)
  • Colorfast & sweat-proof

Comfort/Features:

  • Velcro system on the cuff
  • Mesh on top of glove and fingers
  • Perforated finger layers

Protection:

  • Knuckle protection by hard plastic shells
  • Reinforcement on the edge of the hand with Superfabric
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Held Sambia Gloves 4.3 5 59 59
Great Glove I own a few Held gloves. They are superb and this in particular is great for summer. Vents well and has protection in all the right places. August 4, 2014
Very comfortable glove Great item and fast service. These are a great glove, comfortable right out of the box. July 21, 2014
Good but the knuckles a little stiff The protected knuckles plastic is a little stiff and causes the gloves to not form around my hands as well as I would like. Maybe with some more time the plastic will form a little better but I'm doubting this. July 21, 2014
Love this summer glove As a spring/summer commuter, I sweat a lot and easily. But these gloves offer the air flow I have never experienced in any other glove. The finger and knuckle vents provide great flow even at low speeds. My hands are never sweaty when I take them off and they look and feel great. July 21, 2014
great feel - awkward cuff I really like a few things about these gloves. The kangaroo leather is awesome as is to be expected. The feel is great. The protective features are excellent as well in keeping with Held standards (I own the discontinued Rainstorms - which I love except for the waterproof membrane that slides around inside the glove). I ended up returning these for two reasons. 1.) For some reason I thought the pictures showed a wiper blade (obviously my fault for not checking the full feature list) 2.) The cuff closure is an awkward triangle piece. Not saying this is 'bad' for everyone it just feels less solid. It feels like it's less closed over my hand and it's just a bit awkward to strap down. July 5, 2014
Style and airflow Living in Texas heat I wanted a glove that would provide maximum airflow while still providing excellent protection. Out of the box and into a week trip of 1500 miles in 90+ temps confirms my choice. The Sambia gloves provide a lot of airflow. Tactile feel is excellent making use of the Zumo 550 touch screen a easy. One reviewer described the gray gloves as hideous but I beg to differ, I really appreciate the lighter colors on top of the gloves helping to reduce the sun's heat. Besides, one does want a hint of color! The sizing chart indicated I needed a size 9. My Held Steve gloves are also a size 9 and the fingers are just a tiny bit long so I was slightly hesitant about the size 9 but selected it anyway. The size 9 is spot on regarding the finger length. My right hand measured about an 1/8 of an inch larger than my left hand using the tape measure. The left glove goes on my hand easily but the right glove requires a little tugging to slip on. The photo of the glove gives the impression the glove's wrist has a large gauntlet but actually its quite small which I like because I prefer airflow when its hot. I use a throttle wrist rest for long rode cruising. My hand has a slight pressure point where the glove's protective padding on its outer edge presses but thats a minor issue. I would buy the gloves again. July 3, 2014
This product has great features. Decent gloves, I bought them with the Texas heat in mind. I'd like to see a little more padding, but for 100 bucks, these are great. June 30, 2014
Great Glove, looks good, feels good, must be good! I've had these gloves for about 2 weeks and I love them so far. The fit is really good compared to less expensive gloves I've had in the past. My thumb poked through the last pair from a different manufacturer, I don't see that happening on this pair. Easy on and off, but only when I want them on or off. I can only guess the protection is great, but hopefully I never find out. June 30, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
William L C: This is my second pair. The first sustained a lot of punishment from rocks, mud, sand and sweat. No complaints. Great kit. Thanks, BC Jun 28, 2014
Leonard P: The fit and price point Jun 25, 2014
bruce w: These are killer summer gloves - when they wear out, I'll be getting another pair. My favorite gloves. Held all the way... May 6, 2014
K O: I wanted a cool breathable summer glove for riding on very hot days Apr 27, 2014
Patrick S: They don't actually work fit me so sold them Apr 22, 2014
David P: Held is awesome. Love them. Apr 22, 2014
Christopher T: Sent back. Poor quality control. Was shipped with separation at seam near thumb. To bad. I liked them. Mar 16, 2014
Michael P: Quality build and protection from this company. Feb 9, 2014
Lee W: I have another pair of these gloves I bought last year from revzilla and they fit perfectly and my hands stay cool when it's hot out. Just wanted the grey pair to go with my grey Klim Latitude jacket. The shorter cuff works well with the longer sleeves of the jacket. Dec 26, 2013
Jerry G: I wanted to replace my aging Held Airstream gloves and the reviews were good. Oct 28, 2013
Patrick D: I was looking fo something I can use in the hot summer time which provides good protection for adventure riding. Sep 15, 2013
Andrew S: I like a short glove with a bit of wrist protection, and these fit the bill. There is a seam that runs over the carpal bone of the thumb that's quite uncomfortable. I did try a size up but they were way too big. My first pair blew a seam on the first day of a 10 day trip. A replacement is on it's way. Venting and feel are very good. I wouldn't purchase these again. I think the high end Helds are worth it, but these are over priced for what you get IMO. Aug 9, 2013
Tom M asked: Does this glove has a Visor Wiper? It looks like it in the photos, but not in the review video. Was there an update/change in the product mid-cycle? Jun 4, 2014
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Patrick S: Sort of. There is a flimsy piece of rubber on the index finger finger but I wouldn't say it actually works well as a visor wipe (especially when I compare it to my rev'it h2o gloves and the strip works awesome). Jun 4, 2014
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Greg C: Mine are 2 summers old and they do not have a visor wipe. Very comfortable glove I highly recommend them. They are my go to summer warm weather glove. Jun 4, 2014
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David P: No, my Sambias do not have a visor wiper, but they are awesome and I wear them every time I ride my ADV over 60 degrees. Jun 5, 2014
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christopher t: It looks like it has one in the photo, but there is no wiper. Jun 4, 2014
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Mitz B: NO, these gloves do not have a visor wiper. Jun 4, 2014
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Thomas W: No, they do not. But I do like the gloves. Jun 4, 2014
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Tom M: Thank you. Jun 5, 2014
Gary S: The gloves do not have a Visor Wiper. Jun 5, 2014
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Donato Y: held are the best gloves period. Jun 6, 2014
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Thong L: Nope not this one. Jun 7, 2014
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Robert L: No, it does not. Jun 4, 2014
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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 817252 21630110/2163-01-10 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 11 817253 21630111/2163-01-11 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 12 817254 21630112/2163-01-12 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 7 817249 2163017/2163-01-7 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 8 817250 2163018/2163-01-8 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 9 817251 2163019/2163-01-9 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Grey / 10 817258 21636810/2163-68-10 Available: Requires 4-6 business days processing time prior to shipment.
Grey / 11 817259 21636811/2163-68-11 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Grey / 12 817260 21636812/2163-68-12 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Grey / 7 817255 2163687/2163-68-7 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Grey / 8 817256 2163688/2163-68-8 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Grey / 9 817257 2163689/2163-68-9 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours