Dakine Titan Leather Glove Review

Dakine Titan Glove, Photo Eric Odlin | Mountain Weekly News

I’ve owned dozens of pairs of Dakine gloves and mitts. They have always been a staple of good design, form, and function. I’ve had a sort of falling out with Dakine over the last several seasons, which mean I simply haven’t had a pair in a while. But then low and behold when these Dakine Titan Gore-Tex Gloves showed up, we were reunited!

Dakine Titan Gore-Tex Glove Review

Titan Glove, Photo Eric Odlin | Mountain Weekly News

These gloves are warm. I run hot, and the 230 gm High loft synthetic insulation is more than enough to keep me warm on the coldest days. I actually reserve these for really cold days only. They have a Gore-tex insert so I’m not worried about staying dry, but the bag like insert can feel a bit stuffy. Now I know what the zippered pouch/vent is for on the back of your hand. Also, you can put a hand warmer in there if you’re cold blooded.

Size and fit wise these run a bit large. These are mediums, but they fit my size large hands perfectly. They have the decent dexterity for a medium heavy insulated glove. No prob running bindings, but zippers, and helmet straps, not so much.

And did I mention the gauntlets? It’s been a coon’s age since I’ve ridden a pow day with my sleeves inside my gloves and guess what? It works! Now I can never go back. They fit under sleeves well enough if you’re worried about your “kook” status. The leather palms feel soft and durable, but are a little slippery when grabbing the board. Hitting them with the included Nikwax gave ‘um grip and kept the water out.

Eric rocking the Titan Gloves from Dakine, Photo Mountain Weekly News

Eric rocking the Titan Gloves from Dakine, Photo Mountain Weekly News

The Dakine Leather Titan Snowboard gloves ($64.95) are definitely a good value in the mid-range/insulated/gauntleted/Gore-tex/leather palmed/cold weather/takin’ me back glove market. It’s nice to get back together with an old friend like Dakine and find they are still doing it right.

Dakine Titan Glove
3.5 / 5 RATING      

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