Held Sambia Gloves
- Dual sport/adventure touring glove
- Kangaroo leather palm
- 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®
More Info: this document explains some of the features listed above.
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Held gloves are sold in glove sizes rather than the normal “alpha” sizes you are used to in the US. But fear not, we offer a comprehensive guide to choosing a Held glove size for you:
And here is some information about the long term care of Held gloves:
Our Two Cents
About this sale and warranty: Held gloves (and other apparel products) are made by Held GmbH in Germany and have been distributed in the US for the last 10 years or so by Held USA, which is a small “mom and pop” out of North Carolina. In mid-December, Held USA announced they were quitting business. And at that time, we bought their remaining inventory of Held gloves in the US as a closeout/liquidation. Other retailers may also have some gloves in their stock as well but there has not yet been a new distributor established and therefore no more stock is currently available. We are hoping for the announcement of a new US distributor because we think they are a fine product line, our customers enjoy them and we experience very few warranty issues. And speaking of warranty, since there is currently no US distributor to inspect and repair/replace gloves as a result of a warranty claim, there is no way for consumers to exercise a warranty claim. We will of course still accept returns of new/unused gloves within 30 days of your order (just like any other product), but we will not offer any warranty whatsoever on any glove that has been used or not returned during that time frame. We are hopeful a new distributor will be announced and they will provide normal warranty coverage, but right now, we can’t tell you when or if that will happen.
About this product: I just checked out these Held Sambia gloves myself. I really like the overall fit and look of the gloves. Many gloves have internally sewn finger seams, but many of Held’s gloves are externally sewn, and I really prefer this. With the seams to the outside of the finger, you get a much more comfortable fit without lumps sharing the interior spaces of the gloves along side your fingers! The seams on the bottom side of these gloves are sewn to the outside and they’re very comfortable. These gloves will be a pleasure to wear in summer. The back of the hand is largely mesh and should flow air freely.
The palms are a suede or suede-like material (can’t tell by looking). Update 08-22-12: When I first reviewed these gloves, I didn’t realize it but the palms are actually kangaroo. Here is the quote from Held: The Sambia glove has a Kangaroo palm. This is one piece of Kangaroo leather on the palm (from the finger tips to the cuff or gauntlet). The thumb is also Kangaroo leather on the grip side of the thumb. The Kangaroo leather is reversed on this particular glove. The smooth side is against your skin and the suede side is on the outside or grip side of the glove. There are nifty armor pieces on the knuckles, fingers and around the wrist/cuff area. Also, there is a patch of the super tough SuperFabric® material. Lots of people want a short cuff lightweight glove like this for summer, but very few other gloves like this will have the quality materials and protection features this one does. You get what you pay for! Paul :: 03-25-12