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Old 06-22-2013, 09:43 AM   #1
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Dainese vs. Held Gloves

In the market to purchase gloves and after doing extensive research online, I still can't decide between these two brands.

Price is not an issue - I'm willing to spend a pretty dime for protective gear. Gloves are primarily used for road use (school/work commute), so air flow, comfort, and durability are my most important factors.

Perhaps you guys have some experience from using these gloves?

I know 2 Wheel Toyz has Dainese in stock, so I'll venture to try them on when I get a break from work.
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I've had both, crashed on both, and the held's held (pun intended) better.
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I crashed hard in Held Titan gloves and they held up great. The titanium knuckle covers were smashed in, but the carbon fiber underneath backed up the ti and provided great protection. Held just came out with a new Phantom glove, reworked. I bet it's a great glove.

Dainese Full Metal Racer gloves are nice too if you can get a deal on them from 2Wheelz.
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I've had both, crashed on both, and the held's held (pun intended) better.
Looks like you're on the same boat with what everyone is saying: Held > Dainese for durability. Thanks!

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I crashed hard in Held Titan gloves and they held up great. The titanium knuckle covers were smashed in, but the carbon fiber underneath backed up the ti and provided great protection. Held just came out with a new Phantom glove, reworked. I bet it's a great glove.

Dainese Full Metal Racer gloves are nice too if you can get a deal on them from 2Wheelz.
I read that the Titans are a bit stiffer on the wrist area, but that is due to protection purposes. Would you feel that this is too much glove for road use?
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I've had some Teknic gauntlets for 13 years and they're still in great shape.
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Looks like you're on the same boat with what everyone is saying: Held > Dainese for durability. Thanks!

I read that the Titans are a bit stiffer on the wrist area, but that is due to protection purposes. Would you feel that this is too much glove for road use?
Well, in my mind, nothing is too much for road use; but, then again, I really want to protect my hands. I would say you would be very happy with the new Phantoms for street. Held finally has the glove thing down and I think they're going to make sure the new Phantom is the high bar (in other words, they will make sure their manufacturers don't screw up quality).

If you like the Titans better, you're be good there too. I got a pair a couple of years ago and the threads started coming out of the index finger. I sent them in to be fixed and they sent me a new set. Sometimes the factories just screw up.
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I have both, crashed in both - both held up nicely. IMHO the quality of Held's has declined the last few years.
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I love my held phantoms. they have held up well since I've owned them (2 years in September). thus far I haven't had the opportunity to test them out, though.

I saw some comments on teknics - I have a pair of the old teknic violator pro gloves, which I loved, but the leather finally wore through the palms. teknic went downhill significantly a number of years ago, so I ended up shopping around elsewhere for replacements. it appears teknic may finally be out of business at this point.
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I used to go through a pair of Teknic gloves per year until Anna bought me a pair of Held gloves. It took 9 years for the palms to start to wear through. Crashed in them twice, but they didn't take much of a hit - just some slight abrasions.

Whatever the ceramic impregnated super alien kangaroo beast uber leather that they make them out of is the real deal. I'm sold on them, and they're one of the few things that really are worth what you pay for them. For the record, We've got 3 Dainese suits and three jackets in the closet so nothing against them, but I don't think it gets much better than Held in the glove department.
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Thanks for the input guys. If I get Held, it will most likely be the Phantom II.

For Dainese, the Full Metal Ride Smart is the successor of the Full Metal Pro, right?
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