Log In / Register
Cart (0) Checkout
Held Sambia Gloves
  • Held Sambia Gloves - Black
  • Held Sambia Gloves - Black
  • Held Sambia Gloves - Grey

Please select a Color and Size to check availability, or to add this item to your Shopping Cart or Wish List.

Select Color:


Select Size:

Size Chart
Select qty:
Your Price
Please select a Color and Size to view availability.

Video Reviews (2)

Held Sambia Gloves Videos

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


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


  • Knuckle protection by hard plastic shells
  • Reinforcement on the edge of the hand with Superfabric
Write a Product Review for a chance to win our monthly $100 giveaways.
Held Sambia Gloves 4.3 5 69 69
Awesome gloves Very comfortable , great protection and design . I like these gloves . January 20, 2015
Great gloves These gloves are really high quality and comfortable. They flow a lot of air, which is great in the summer. I wouldn't recommend them for riding in temperatures lower than 50 degrees, my hands get very cold in these temps. The kangaroo leather is very nice and feels durable. The Superfabric sliders are what really sold me on these gloves though. It's a great feature to have and combined with the padding on the palm and the coverage on the knuckles and pinky I have no doubt that these gloves will protect me in crashes on dirt and low speed pavement. December 22, 2014
Held makes great gloves I've been through dozens of pairs of gloves and since the first time I bought Held, I've never bought anything else. The feel on the controls is unparalleled and the durability is amazing. They look pretty awesome, too. The complete package of functionality and design. They really do, "fit like a glove". October 20, 2014
Excellent Gloves Excellent Gloves! Provide a good grip and nice ventilation. October 13, 2014
decent glove until seams tear Great lightweight gloves until the index finger opened on a seam after moderate use with no falls or contact with anything other than my handlebar grips. I still love Held as a brand though, just not a shining example of their good work ;-) October 4, 2014
My Favorite warm weather gloves! I have been wanting to own some Held gloves for years, and I finally pulled the trigger and purchased these bad boys. When I first put them on, the little finger on the left side was tight and binding slightly. Amazingly, during the first ride, the gloves began to stretch and conform to my hands, and the worst of the tightness went away. By the 3rd ride, they were really feeling comfortable and now the literally "fit like a glove", a very nice pair of gloves, at that. These flow a pretty good amount of air and I feel very protected in them. Excellent armour, fit, quality, and protection. What more do you need? September 22, 2014
Excellent gloves These gloves are tough. If I ever had a spill these are what I would want to wear. September 8, 2014
2 3 4 5 ... 9 next>>
Use our Product Q&A for a chance to win our monthly $100 giveaways.

Have a functionality, fit, or otherwise product-specific question about the Held Sambia Gloves? Ask it here! If you have a customer service or shipping question, please direct it to our Customer Service department.

Held Sambia Gloves
Already Asked: 3 Questions, 36 Answers
Sort by:
RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
T H: I tried these on at a rally and they are basically just like the BMW GS Pro Rallye gloves, which I have and love. Mar 21, 2015
A s: Looking for protection and fit. Good on both counts but poor stitching around the thumb came apart after about a year. Note that I did not wear these gloves exclusively for that time. Also the leather faded seriously in the Florida sun. Mar 2, 2015
A s: revzilla review Feb 6, 2015
Antonio Z: Great brand, I had a pair of this gloves a long time ago and i liked them a lot.. Jan 30, 2015
Rick R: great gloves for summer riding. Jan 28, 2015
Richard M: Warm weather gloves with superior protection and features. Great air flow. I sized up due to concerns it would fit too snugly. Now I can easily wear a liner when the temps drop. Jan 26, 2015
Royce K: I tried on in the store and really really liked them, even though I was looking to buy a full gauntlet that day. I ended up with the HELD EVO THRUX that day and was very happy, so a few months later I decided to order the SAMBIA as a short-cuff alternative, based solely on that fit experience and my recent experience with my new EVO THRUXs. My previous gloves were REV'IT (don't remember model) and the finger lengths didn't quite match my hand. Both HELDs I have fit well. Jan 11, 2015
Jacquelyne T: My son in law said they are the best!! Dec 12, 2014
Timothy R: Held is a brand known for quality and although the fingers are too long for my hand, the rest of the glove fits perfectly. Anthony's review was spot on. A great glove and now my daily use glove. Oct 31, 2014
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
Thomas 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
Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (0) No (0)
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
Reply to Patrick Good answer? Yes (1) No (0)
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
Reply to Greg Good answer? Yes (1) No (0)
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
Reply to David Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
christopher t: It looks like it has one in the photo, but there is no wiper. Jun 4, 2014
Reply to christopher Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Mitz B: NO, these gloves do not have a visor wiper. Jun 4, 2014
Reply to Mitz Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Thomas W: No, they do not. But I do like the gloves. Jun 4, 2014
Reply to Thomas Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Thomas M: Thank you. Jun 5, 2014
Gary S: The gloves do not have a Visor Wiper. Jun 5, 2014
Reply to Gary Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Donato Y: held are the best gloves period. Jun 6, 2014
Reply to Donato Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Thong L: Nope not this one. Jun 7, 2014
Reply to Thong Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Robert L: No, it does not. Jun 4, 2014
Reply to Robert Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Miguel M asked: Does this gloves have the availability to control touchscreen devices like an iPhone? Sep 21, 2014
Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (0) No (0)
Eric S: Hi Miguel, I have a nokia Lumia 920 and there is a setting on the phone to be able to use it with gloves. When I put it on the normal sensitivity, it was still working, definately not as smoothly, usable, but might be a little frustrating for any real use. Best answer I could give you hope it helps. Sep 22, 2014
Reply to Eric Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Kevin S: No the fingertips are leather so although thin, it only worked about half the time on my heat activated screen which is also what Iphone uses. Sep 21, 2014
Reply to Kevin Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
A s: No. But who need an iPhone when they're on a motorcycle? Just have fun and ride! Sep 30, 2014
Reply to A Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Tyler H: no Oct 13, 2014
Reply to Tyler Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)

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 Item # 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 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
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