Product Review: Held Titan gloves (now Evo, £249.99)
Tested by: Emma Franklin
Time tested: Five years/6500 miles
These are the gloves that refuse to die. The Held Titans (now superseded by the Titan Evo) are the best-made sports gloves on the market. Made from tough kangaroo leather with tougher faux-stingray panels on the heel of the palm and outer cuff for extra abrasion resistance, these gloves have survived many tumbles and remain totally intact. Their structured construction instils a sense of security and makes all other race gloves feel like they’ve been made for gardening, not sports riding.
I managed to bash off the titanium knuckle plate on the right glove when I smashed it against the ground in one particular crash, but it’s not compromised protection.
Quality rating: 5/5
Value rating: 5/5