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Dakine Titan Review

A solid glove at a great price, which offers a plethora of features and above average warmth, but only so-so durability and dexterity
dakine titan ski gloves review
Credit: Dakine
Price:  $80 List
Manufacturer:   Dakine
By Ian Nicholson ⋅ Review Editor  ⋅  Dec 1, 2022
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RANKED
#18 of 21
  • Warmth - 25% 3.0
  • Dexterity - 25% 5.0
  • Water Resistance - 25% 6.0
  • Durability - 15% 4.0
  • Features - 10% 9.0

Our Verdict

The Dakine Titan is a fully featured glove at an excellent price. Among most other gloves in its price range, we found it stood out not only for its plethora of features, which included a set of touchscreen-sensitive liner gloves but also for offering substantial weather resistance. Having removable liners in this price range is super sweet. This glove isn't very warm compared to the competition, but on super cold days, you can slip a hand warmer into the designated pocket on the glove for a heat boost. It also falls behind the pack in dexterity and durability. That said, if you're into a feature-laden glove, this one has your bells and your whistles.
REASONS TO BUY
Sweet features
Included pair of liner gloves
Screen sensitive thumb and index finger
Comfortable wider fit
REASONS TO AVOID
Average dexterity and weather resistance
Below average durability particularly on the palm
New Colors
While the design of the Titan has remained the same, changes have been made in the form of new colorways.
December 2022

Editor's note: We updated this review on December 1, 2022, with information on color changes and additional comparative product information.

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Pros Sweet features, included pair of liner gloves, screen sensitive thumb and index finger, comfortable wider fitWarm enough, weatherproof, reasonable priceWarm, great features, comfortable, inexpensiveInexpensive, heavily featuredVery dexterous, breathable, great fit, fair price
Cons Average dexterity and weather resistance, below average durability particularly on the palmPoor dexterity, slightly tight fit around the knucklesNot dexterous, bulky and cumbersomeDon't seem very durable, unimpressive dexterity, not as warm as expectedNo wrist leash, soft-shell construction can wear out quickly, overall durability
Bottom Line A solid glove at a great price, which offers a plethora of features and above average warmth, but only so-so durability and dexterityA warm and fully featured ski glove for a great priceA quality mitten that is super warm, comfortable, and relatively inexpensiveThese gloves don't match up to the best on the market, but they are a lot more affordableA more dexterous but less durable deviation from hardware store leather gloves, this model is an OK choice for resort, side-country and short backcountry missions
Rating Categories Dakine Titan Gordini GTX Storm T... The North Face Mont... Gordini AquaBloc Do... REI Co-op Guide Ins...
Warmth (25%)
3.0
7.0
8.0
6.0
1
Dexterity (25%)
5.0
4.0
2.0
5.0
10.0
Water Resistance (25%)
6.0
8.0
7.0
6.0
4.0
Durability (15%)
4.0
8.0
7.0
5.0
2.0
Features (10%)
9.0
9.0
8.0
6.0
4.0
Specs Dakine Titan Gordini GTX Storm T... The North Face Mont... Gordini AquaBloc Do... REI Co-op Guide Ins...
Double or Single Glove Double Single Single Single Single
Gaunlet or Cuff? Gauntlet Gauntlet Gauntlet Gauntlet Cuff
Palm Material Rubbertec Polyurethane Synthetic leather Rugged ripstop softshell, bluesign® approved Leather
Waterproof Material Gore-Tex insert Gore-Tex DryVent AquaBloc® insert None
Insulation Type Back of hand: 230g high-loft polyester fill
Palm: 110g high-loft polyester fill
Megaloft Back of hand: 250g Heatseeker Eco
Palm: 160g Heatseeker Eco
Back of hand: 600-fill GooseDown, Palm: Megaloft® synthetic insulation Polyester fibers
Nose Wipe? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Our Analysis and Test Results

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.

Performance Comparison


dakine titan ski gloves review - while the dakine didn't score near the top of our review, we still...
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.
Credit: Ian Nicholson

Warmth


These gloves don't provide a ton of warmth, but they are more affordable than many warmer options. 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.

dakine titan ski gloves review - we liked the versatility that the included polyester touch screen...
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.
Credit: Ian Nicholson

Dexterity


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.

dakine titan ski gloves review
Credit: Ian Nicholson

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!

dakine titan ski gloves review - the titan features a gore-tex insert and relatively weather...
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.
Credit: Ian Nicholson

Water Resistance


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 in our side-by-side bucket of ice water comparisons.

dakine titan ski gloves review - the titan has all the features and more that you'd expect in a ski...
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.
Credit: Ian Nicholson

Features


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.

Durability


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 wasn't quite as tough.

Should You Buy the Dakine Titan?


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. But for a similar price, we feel there are better options out there.

What Other Ski Gloves Should You Consider?


This glove is very similar to the Gordini AquaBloc Down Gauntlet. If you like the price of these gloves but want a lot more performance, the Gordini GTX Storm Trooper II is our top choice for skiers and riders on a budget. And if you have the money to spend and want a really nice glove, the Arc'teryx Fission SV is our top choice overall.

Ian Nicholson
 
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