We brought the Titan into our review among dozens of strong competitors in its price range because of its stack of features. While the Titan has those attributes going for it, we found it to have slightly below-average durability among gloves in our review and the fit a little bulkier and less dexterous.
While the DaKine didn't score near the top of our review, we still think it's a solid glove for the price and we selected it among over 100 gloves considered in its price range for its balance of price while still offering a host of sweet features.
These gloves don't provide a ton of warmth, but the price is decent. Our testing team found they could easily ski down to around 15F as long as it wasn't too stormy. Overall, we found they were not too far behind other gloves in the Titan's price range as long as we wore the liners. We do like the warmth versatility of this double glove, especially for ski touring. We wore the liner on the sweaty ups and switched to the wind-blocking shell for the downs.
We liked the versatility that the included polyester touch screen sensitive liner creates. You can choose to wear the liner and the glove on colder days or leave the liner at home for warmer or spring days.
The Titan offers average dexterity. Our testers agree that while it is ok for its price range, it just wasn't as good for performing fine motor activities. It did well during our side-by-side testing, and we were able to write our name and manually unlock a car door, but the performance didn't blow us away.
A Note on Fit
This was the widest glove we tested. If you have wide fingers, and often struggle to find gloves that fit, try these!
The Titan features a Gore-Tex insert and relatively weather resistance exterior that we found did a solid job of keeping their wearer's hands dry on stormy resort days.
The Titan uses a Gore-Tex insert, which we found to provide solid water resistance for use during near-freezing storms or simply when you are out riding all day. Our review team found that these gloves kept their hands fairly dry, scoring respectably well in our side-by-side bucket of ice water comparisons.
The Titan has all the features and more that you'd expect in a ski glove. However the feature that we liked the most is the Titan comes with a touch screen sensitive liner. While we loved the versatility this creates and find it a nice perk that the liner is touch screen sensitive several of our testers wished the outer of the of the glove is what was touch screen sensitive.
This metric is where the Titan really excels. It sports an included pair of liner gloves. The Titan features touchscreen sensitivity on the thumb and index finger of the liner glove. We didn't find ourselves using the liner gloves at all times, particularly if it wasn't as cold. Our team enjoyed several other features on this glove, like its oversized hand-warmer pockets and easy-to-use gauntlet cinch, which helped keep snow out.
Not that these gloves fell apart, but we found that these were among the least durable gloves we tested. This glove showed wear on the seams around the fingers, and we even discovered several small cuts on the insides of multiple fingers simply from handling ski edges. When compared to other similarly priced gloves in our review, the Titan offered decent durability but weren't quite as tough.
Among the hundreds or more gloves in this price range, the Titan stands out as a solid option. When considering the useful, removable liner, this glove has valuable versatility in its adaptable layers.
While the Dakine Titan
didn't score well in our tests, keep in mind that our assessments are relative to the products in the review. For its price range, this glove certainly has something to offer and be appreciated, especially for the feature-appreciating crowd.