Held Sambia Gloves
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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 and tactile kangaroo leather palm
  • Spandex (95% polyamide, 5% elastane)
  • Colorfast and sweat-proof


  • VELCRO® brand closure 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
4.3 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.2 / 5
4.3 / 5
4.5 / 5
4.6 / 5
Air Flow
4.4 / 5

Held Glove Sizing

Sizing Notes!

Sizing for Held Gloves is measured in your hand circumference. If between sizes, go down in sizing.

Size Hand Circumference (in)
6 6
7 7
8 8
9 9
10 10
11 11
12 12

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

How To Measure

HC Hand Circumference Wrap a cloth measuring tape around your hand behind the knuckles, not including the thumb, keeping the tape snug. Measure both left and right hands and use the larger of the two measurements.
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 Only 2 Left: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 7 817249 2163017/2163-01-7 Available: Requires 4-6 business days lead time prior to shipment
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 Out of Stock
Grey / 11 817259 21636811/2163-68-11 Out of Stock
Grey / 12 817260 21636812/2163-68-12 Out of Stock
Grey / 7 817255 2163687/2163-68-7 Out of Stock
Grey / 8 817256 2163688/2163-68-8 Out of Stock
Grey / 9 817257 2163689/2163-68-9 Out of Stock
Black/Grey/Red / 10 1103836 21630910 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Grey/Red / 11 1103835 21630911 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Grey/Red / 12 1103834 21630912 Available: Requires 4-6 business days lead time prior to shipment
Black/Grey/Red / 7 1103839 2163097 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Grey/Red / 8 1103838 2163098 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Grey/Red / 9 1103837 2163099 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours


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Why did you choose this?
RevZilla Store
I needed a more off-road oriented light glove with some protection. It was either Rev-it or Held at the time, and I love HELD gloves. Perfect fit for me.
Ryan V on Sep 4, 2017
Got these a year ago and while I like them over all the wrist velcro does not hold closed at all. I am constantly refastening them. Overall there OK
Jay S on Jun 5, 2017
I needed a more off-road oriented light glove with some protection. It was either Rev-it or Held at the time, and I love HELD gloves. Perfect fit for me.
Ryan V on Sep 4, 2017
Comfy (finger stalls are a hair short) and decent protection. Definitely more of a touring glove than a track glove.
JAMES D on Aug 28, 2017
Got these a year ago and while I like them over all the wrist velcro does not hold closed at all. I am constantly refastening them. Overall there OK
Jay S on Jun 5, 2017
I'm Cuban....
Terry M on May 21, 2017
Revzilla's expert sales advice helped me quickly decide on this choice of gloves.
Duncan S on May 13, 2017
Good reviews from Anthony/Revzilla. However after having them less than a season, seams started to split. Maybe great initial quality, but doesn't hold up without even crashing.
Arthur A on Apr 9, 2017
Super comfortable and cool gloves for the Florida heat.
C H on Jan 10, 2017
awesome gloves.. been riding with them for 6 months and they are the most comfortable gloves I have owned.
William M on Nov 7, 2016
I already have a pair and I'm upgrading from my previous pair. Great glove, love them.
Tim O on Oct 19, 2016
I'm a big Held glove fan. Others may be as good, or better, but I've found what I like. This is on the lower end of their price scale, and is still a good glove.
Mark T on Aug 29, 2016
Needed something lighter for summer riding
Christopher B on Aug 6, 2016
Beefy ulna protection for a short cuff glove as well as super fabric on the palm side. Also heard great things about kangaroo leather. We'll see how the durability stands up but for now they are extremely comfortable They do break in but very slightly. Read reviews about sizing.
Alex C on Jun 27, 2016
I like Held but these fingers are too long.
A s on Jun 16, 2016
great ventilating glove.manufacturer makes some of the best gloves out there
Frank G on May 31, 2016
Best fit
B I on May 8, 2016
These are my favorite gloves of all time in warm weather, they flow air amazingly well.
matthew s on Apr 22, 2016
Outstanding features, good reviews, Held have an excellent reputation. Need some new summer gloves, $200 not in the budget, so here we are...
Dave M on Apr 5, 2016
I love the quality and fit of Held gloves - well worth the premium! These are great hot weather commuter gloves, good protection and the airflow from the knuckle vents is awesome.
unScarred on Mar 21, 2016
In my experience, I've owned 8-10 pair of Held gloves over the years, have travelled in all weather conditions for tens of thousands of miles, and no glove I have found matches the quality, feel, durability, and protection of Held products. I currently own a Held Jacket as well, and am equally pleased.
Sue W on Mar 11, 2016
i've got held winter gloves and these just make sense, used with heater grips these are great for summer and those spring/fall days with huge temperature differentials.
lowell T on Mar 4, 2016
Wanted to use with Klim Badlands jacket. Cuff on wrist interferes with the sleeve cuff on the jacket. It doesn't work well under and won't go over the sleeve. Lunate protection is good but scaphoid is not. Also hard knuckle is uncomfortable. Held sizing is not to chart at all. If the chart says you need a large you probably need an XL or XXL. Chart says I wear a 9 but I have ordered 10, 11 and they are too small now I am waiting for a size 12.
Roger D on Feb 19, 2016
would not purchase again, had to repair them twice due to leather seams coming unstitched. Repairs worked but it took quite some time so I purchased the fox bomber (for half the price of the Held). Haven't looked back, the bomber is now my favorite dualsport glove.
gabriel d on Feb 10, 2016
Was my second pair of Sambia gloves and I really like them except for the short gauntlet.
WTinJax on Aug 20, 2015
Increased protection when commuting/riding from Spring-Fall in Maryland. Read reviews of the quality from other riders and I have no argument. Good stuff.
nholland on Aug 7, 2015
I wanted warm weather gloves with a good amount of protection. I got what I wanted and more! very comfortable and at a good price point.
Jose Emiliano F on Jul 24, 2015
Good protection
Ronald C on Jul 12, 2015
I needed a vented glove with protection and these looked like they would work great
Robert S on Jun 26, 2015
Held always makes the best gloves. I ride a 98 r1100gs and definitely take some spills in the dirt. These gloves seem to be the best all around glove on the market for both dirt and street use.
chris j on Jun 14, 2015
Good warm weather gloves with breathability.
Mark P on Jun 12, 2015
Held has been a trusted glove since I first purchased a pair about four years ago. No pair has disappointed me yet.
Kenneth V on May 28, 2015
Klim construction is bomb proof
John V on May 24, 2015
Tried it in local store it fits well and loved the review video by Revzilla.
Nageshwar P on May 18, 2015
Based on the reviews and the video, I feel these gloves will not only be a good pair for adventure riding, but also for commuting (I live in West Texas, with extremely hot summers). Plus, the grey color is awesome.
James S on May 14, 2015
Excellent glove for warm to hot days. All day comfort. Works on my dual-sport bike or just street riding.
Drew108 on Apr 19, 2015
because reviews
Matt on Apr 6, 2015
I tried these on at a rally and they are basically just like the BMW GS Pro Rallye gloves, which I have and love.
T H on Mar 21, 2015
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.
A s on Mar 2, 2015
jaime g on Feb 10, 2015
revzilla review
Bronson1 on Feb 6, 2015
Great brand, I had a pair of this gloves a long time ago and i liked them a lot..
Antonio Z on Jan 30, 2015
great gloves for summer riding.
Rick R on Jan 28, 2015
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.
Richard M on Jan 26, 2015
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.
Royce K on Jan 11, 2015
My son in law said they are the best!!
Jacquelyne T on Dec 12, 2014
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.
Timothy R on Oct 31, 2014
This is my second pair. The first sustained a lot of punishment from rocks, mud, sand and sweat. No complaints. Great kit. Thanks, BC
William L C on Jun 28, 2014
The fit and price point
Leonard P on Jun 25, 2014
These are killer summer gloves - when they wear out, I'll be getting another pair. My favorite gloves. Held all the way...
bruce w on May 6, 2014
I wanted a cool breathable summer glove for riding on very hot days
K O on Apr 27, 2014
They don't actually work fit me so sold them
Patrick S on Apr 22, 2014
Comfy (finger stalls are a hair short) and decent protection. Definitely more of a touring glove than a track glove.
JAMES D on Aug 28, 2017
I'm Cuban....
Terry M on May 21, 2017
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?
Thomas M on Jun 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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).
Does this gloves have the availability to control touchscreen devices like an iPhone?
Miguel M on Sep 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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.
What happened to The namib?
A shopper on Sep 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I think you mean the Sambia glove. This is the picture depiciton contained herein. I dont think I've ever heard of a KLIM Namib glove. BUt the Sambia is a great dual sport, adventure glove and Revzilla still carries such. I had a pair of these for well over 3 years and even after having both hands stitched up (gloves that is), I use the pair often in fair weather. My pair has well over 10k miles on them and no material wear thrus at all.
How do these fit women?
My wife has glove envy but wears a 7-9 depending on the brand & cut
A shopper on May 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, but don't have an answer for you. I do know however they "fit" very close to the hands/fingers.