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Hand Measurement: Measure circumference of hand from the base of pinky around to base of index finger
4.3 out of 5
Review on Titan Mitt
August 10, 2011
I am a lover for travels to cold if not freezing countries. I have faced minor froze bites and cold irritants. My suggestion for cold country is a good pair of boots, jackets and golves. This review would be on Titan Mitt which I have purchased. It is a versatile gloves and it provides cooling warmth. It has a elsatic inner gloves with a little rubber for better grips, and an outer layer with insulated water resistant material with rubber grips. Outer gloves has a string which could be pulled to prevent windflow to the inner layers. Advantages: 1. Using only Inner glove is suitable for cool weather. Its Elastic although its a mitt design. Mitt design for easy wearing and taking it off. 2. Using only Outer layer is for cold weather. It is water resistant suitable for snow. and it has a strap to prevent windflow to the inner layers. 3. Using both gloves is suitable for snow activities, light climbing and casual travelling. Good for taking photos on digital camera where it seems impossible to press the snap button especially with thick gloves. User could take off the outer layer while retaining the inner. Disadvantage 1. Not suitable for snow digging, especially with long duration of contact with snow and water. For it is only water resistant. Avoid Inner layers from getting moist. 2. Takes practice for wearing the outer layer with the inner, for inner layer has slight grips which prevent smooth insertion. 3. Users has to decide if Mitts is suitable, as some might prefer gloves with fingers. Summary It is a useful gloves for cool to cold weather, it gives reasonable comfort and most importantly its price is reasonable. Its a one glove for most activities.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Great value, Cons: Low performance
Good for skiing
January 03, 2011
When skiing, I like the warmth of mittens. When I need extra dexterity, I shake them off and let them hang by their retaining cords. I bought the Titan Mitts to replace a cheap pair of mittens I got at slope side shop last year. My hands measure 8.5" which is on the border between L & XL for DaKine. I went with a L since that's what I usually get. I found them to be too snug for my liking (required extra effort to remove and may have compressed the insulation too much). I gave these to my teenager and ordered an XL for me. They worked great during a week of skiing at Steamboat. Without the extra liner mitten, they kept my fingers warm in single digit weather. With temps in the mid 20's, my fingers would get warm by the end of a long run. Sometimes I'd take the mittens off for a few minutes in the lift line (letting them dangle!). Other times, my fingers seemed to cool off on their own. For me, the included liners were awkward. They seemed a little loose, which made it kind of hard to keep on when pulling my hands out of the main mitten. I ended up buying some thin gloves that worked perfectly for me (Burton's with "iFinger" that allows you to work an iPhone with the gloves on). My son wore his DaKine liners on the colder days and was very happy with everything. My only other quibble is that while the glove will snap together, they is no hook or anything to attach them to a zipper pull or the like. Since I only skied a week in the mittens, I can't speak to long term durability, but they held up well to carrying sharp edged skis and clearing the way through limbs when the tree skiing got too tight. All and all, I'm very pleased with the Titan Mitts and expect to get enough years from them.
March 26, 2011
I have not used the mitts yet and won't be for awhile since I'll be waiting for next season. But, I bought it now to take advantage of the lower prices. I did try them on and these pair of medium mitts seemed a bit on the small side. I have a medium pair of gloves and had a large pair of mitts from DaKine. The Large mitts were big enough to fit over wrist braces (being overcautious as I don't ride in the park or anything close to that), which I decided I'll try riding without the braces next time and so ordered a medium. I was surprised that the new pair was so snug, especially by the wrist cinch. They do fit so I'll live with them. So if you're trying to decide between a medium and a large, I'd go with the large. The mitts look well made and felt very warm, more so when I put the liners on. My ratings on the durability and quality are mostly based on having several other gloves and mitts from DaKine and these look to be just as good. I'm looking forward to next season when I'll be able to try these mitts.Pros: Great design, Build quality
June 05, 2011
Excellent gloves for snowboarding! Good size, very warm and comfortable! Do not get wet. Nice design. Very good discount, chipper when everywhere. Recommend for purchase!Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, Great value
February 10, 2011
I ordered xtra large, but the glove is too small for me. I have long but thin fingers. The wrist band was at the bottom of my hand and the thumb was really tight. This meant that you coldn't comfortably use the glove liners, which meant that the gloves weren't warm enough on cold days. The seemed like good, well-made gloves otherwise. So order a size larger, and if you need xtra large, get a different glove. The returns policy and service of Altrec is good thoughPros: Build quality, Cons: Bad design
February 19, 2011
Never used mitts before so i thought i would try them out. First thing i noticed about them aside from being very comfortable is that they keep your hands very very warm. I don't even bother to use the liners because my hands were sweating quite a bit, but the liners will be handy for the colder resorts. I grabbed quite a bit of snow at various speeds, but the mitts never got damp and held up quite well. The only concern I had was the fact that since my fingers were clumped together I would lose some functionality, but that proved to be minor. Although I cant do precise things, the mitts are a breeze to put on and I can strap onto and out of my board without a problem, which are all that matter to me. Also, the goggle wiper works a lot better than I expected and came in handy quite a few times. I don't think I will go back to gloves any time soon, so I highly recommend these mittsPros: Great design, Build quality, Performance
March 28, 2011
The mittens kept my finger tips warm when most gloves won't on cold day skiing. I ordered a large, should have ordered an extra large. Did not need the liner most of the time but when extra warmth was needed it was nice to have.Pros: Ease of use, very warm, easy off and on, Cons: smaller than size
October 25, 2011
I've always eventually gotten cold while wearing gloves so I made the switch to mittens finally. Glad I did! The material is good sturdy quality. The inside of the shell is lined w/soft fabric and is insulated and waterproof. And they do exactly what they should do: keep my hands warm and dry. The liner inserts are also mittens (not gloves - incase that matters to you). With the liners in the mittens are super warm, haven't had cold fingers yet :) The goggle scraper on the left thumb and nose wipe on the right are great additions, and the gauntlet is large enough to go over my coat sleeves easily. Highly recommend!Pros: warm, stylist, durable
February 10, 2013
The fleece'd glove insert and the mitt make the perfect combo for the perfect warmth. You can pull the mitt off and have the dexterity with your fingers for grabbing at zippered pockets, then quickly slide the mitt right back on. No fuss.
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Available sizes, while supplies last, include size small, size medium, size large and size extra large: s, m, l, xl.