Held Titan Race Gloves
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
Just got these gloves after reading reviews and wanting better protection. I have been in A* GP Pros for a year. They were / are good but the Held Titans seem a good step up in armor. Excellent fit and finish. I am pleased.
Size...my palm measures 9". I have long thin fingers. I have been between XL and XXL in A* gloves. I ordered size 10 in the Helds and they seem to fit perfectly. Not too long in any finger and still pretty snug across my palms.
December 17, 2013
Let's get the negatives out of the way:
1. These things cost a notch or two more than any of their competition. They're, like, "holy cow, you can spend that much?!" expensive.
2. They seem to be designed with the singular purpose of protecting your hands when you crash at a gazillion miles per hour. No compromises are made for any other purpose.
3. Per #2, these things are like 2.5 season gloves, at best, depending on where you live. If it's below about 45 degress, you'll feel like you've got frostbite within 5 minutes.
4. Fit on my hands is just a little funky. The ring fingers and pinkies are a little bit too long, so I feel like I'm wearing mittens. I had to take them off to type this review.
5. They look pretty cool, but not as cool as some of the Alpinestars and Dianese gauntlets. I sort of feel like they should, given how much they cost.
Now, the good news:
1. No expense is spared in terms of material quality. These are made of the skins of like ten different kinds of animals in addition to kevlar (I think), carbon fibre, and titanium.
2. Workmanship appears to be excellent. Subjectively, it looks like a lot of hand work goes into these, and I haven't noticed any loose stitching or defects.
3. They sure do FEEL like they'd protect my hands. I haven't crashed in them, so I can't say for sure, but they're REALLY thick, with big meaty sliders and armored plates and pads on the outer edges. Compared to similarly-priced competing products, they really are noticeably stiffer and more fortress-ey.
4. As long as it's not cold, they're super comfortable. They took a little breaking in, but I could totally wear these all day. They have seams inside, but they don't chafe or anything.
My verdict: If you're in the market for a big meaty race gauntlet, you'll have trouble finding one that is quantifiably better than these.
December 9, 2013