Held Titan Race Gloves
The Original Titans
Bought these and not the newer EVO version. I have been wearing a pair for 7 years, and they needed replacement (seams on the outside of the index finger were coming loose). After looking at the EVO version, I was not that happy that Held replaced some of the sting ray protection pads on the gauntlet of the original design with plastic sliders on the EVO. Now, I am sure that the plastic sliders will work just as well (we have plastic knee pad sliders, after all), but a $400 pair of gloves had better have something more to distinguish itself from plastic slider equipped $150 gloves. Held may be saving money but they are not passing along the savings to riders. Plus, the sting ray sliders are just cool and a natural product to boot.
June 7, 2016
Top of the line glove that is comfortable and tough.
After doing weeks of in depth research and comparing different brands I decided to purchase Held Titan race gloves in size 7 1/2. These gloves have every safety feature you could dream of for superior protection both on and off the track for a very reasonable price and are comfy right out of the box. After riding with my Helds for a few days on the street they already feel better than my old pair of Icon gauntlets. The first thing I noticed was how much better the seams on the Titans felt because unlike many other brands they do not have internal seams that cause uncomfortable pressure points. As a woman with smaller hands I was worried when people said that Held runs large but for me I didn't notice too much extra space other than in the thumb but it isn't enough to interfere with operating turn signals or other buttons. So far I have only been riding in weather ranging from 60-75 degrees but the perforations seem to let a good amount of air in so they should keep hands pretty cool even in the hot summer weather. I really can't say enough good things about the quality, style, protection and comfort these gloves provide! I would highly recommend these gloves to everyone they are worth every penny!
April 26, 2016
Well built, great protection!
These Titans are my second pair of Held gloves, the first pair (don't recall the model) lasted through many years of hard riding.
The Titans fit well, and the wrist straps will keep them on during a crash. The rubber visor wiper comes in very handy in foggy/wet conditions.
One minor gripe is that because my finger nails angle upward, I need to keep them clipped short or they catch on the finger tip seams of the gloves. Those whose finger nails lay flatter will probably not notice this.
Sizing tip: Measuring my hand per Revzilla's instructions put me half way between a 9 1/2 and a 10. The 10's were too long in the fingers so I went with the 9 1/2, expect that they will stretch out a bit and fit perfect.
The use of my hands is vital to my life, and the Titans have the best protection I've ever seen in a motorcycle glove. Expensive, but my hands are worth it!
September 7, 2015
best gloves I have owned so far
I have owned a number of pairs of other name brand gloves and these fit my hand best. The palms of these gloves allow me to feel everything, Almost like I'm wearing latex gloves. I feel so protected In these, I can see Why the company says they will be the last pair I buy. I plan on purchasing the short race gloves soon.
March 2, 2015
Fits like glove
This is my 4th pair of Held racing gloves.
Top of the line, expensive, but I like my fingers where they are, so I don't skimp on safety gear.
February 16, 2015
I bought this glove, because I was looking for a glove with the highest level of protection, and every Held-glove-owner I talked to spoke highly of Held. I bought them in Dec 2013 and used them this past summer. I have not crashed them yet, but I'm very impressed with the construction, and I've had no issues yet. I appreciate the half sizes (I'm 8.5). And I appreciate the wrist strap being on the top of the wrist - I can adjust it snugly without interfering with my wrist motion or causing fatigue in my forearms. My only slight complaint is that the thumb is a little long, but it doesn't cause any issues.
October 24, 2014
I bought these after reading reviews and looking at the design of the glove, I have crashed in these and my hands were fine after the crash. there was wear on the gloves on all the high impact zones protected by the titanium knuckles, and the stingray patches. Well worth the money.
August 25, 2014
Expensive, but you get what you pay for.
Like the summary says, these are quality and the price reflects. I replaced a pair of Dainese Druids with these and I couldn't be happier. The Druids have this plastic piece on the palm that is supposed to help grip and reduce vibration. I felt that piece really reduced feel through the grips and inhibited comfort for me. So after some research I landed on these Held Titans, and really like them. They have just a single layer on the palms and fingers, which I don't think compromises safety while offering a whole lot of feel that the Dainese gloves were missing. They also took virtually no time to break in and were much less stiff than the Daineses. I really like everything else Dainese makes except their gloves so I am not trying to just post negative things about that company. In fact almost every other piece of gear I have is Dainese. But for gloves, go with the Helds!
February 24, 2014