DaKine Titan Mitt
Slay the gods of wind, rain and snow with your DaKine Titan Mitt. And we can throw the god of cold in there too, since this toasty mitten has both Thermoloft insulation, and a removable 4-way stretch 280 gram weight fleece liner glove; perfect to use alone while ski touring or on summer days on Mt. Hood. The Weathershield nylon shell is treated with a durable water repellant (DWR) and backed up by a Gore-Tex waterproof breathable insert. A RubberTec palm continues the waterproof theme, and adds excellent abrasion resistance and durability. An external waterproof zippered stash pocket houses a goggle chamois and there are additional goggle and nose wipes located on the thumbs. The glove also has a wrist strap with slider, and an easy one-hand cinch drawcord at the gauntlet cuff. Get a glove you'll worship, the Titan Mitt from DaKine.
- Material: Weathershield™ Nylon treated with DWR (durable water repellant)
- Lining: Tricot, 150 g
- Insulation: Thermoloft™
- Gore-Tex® waterproof breathable insert
- Removable 4-way stretch fleece liner, 280 g
- RubberTec™ palm
- External waterproof zippered stash pocket
- One-hand cinch gauntlet cuff
- Chamois goggle wipe
- Nose and goggle wipe thumb panels
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- January 3 2011
Good for skiing
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.