Best boxing training gloves according to redditors

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u/TheWooferRoom · 5 pointsr/Boxing

In all seriousness, I use the cheap 30$ gloves (Everlast) that you can pick up in your average sporting goods store. It might just have been my luck, but they've lasted me over a year now with no tearing or other problems. I hit the bag upwards of 5 times a week for anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours. I use the 16 oz. gloves.

Here are the gloves I mean in case you didn't know:

For about 20-30$ more you can get the next "tier" of gloves which include better ventilation and gel inserts. As long as you invest in decent wraps though, the basic gloves should do fine for bag work.

u/snackies · 4 pointsr/MMA

So first you want to talk to boxers that have tried other gloves. I've tried a lot of different gloves. But then you want to go into like... the nitty gritty of 'what is the glove for?'

The biggest thing is if you are actually training (that means REAL training like... 3 hours a day for 4-6 days a week hardcore) you will need a bag glove, and a sparring glove. Because in a month or two even the nicest 'general purpose glove' will get it's foam compacted from hitting the bag and it will be dangerous for you to hit your sparring partner with.

Everlast gloves are... "ok" for only basic bag work and the BIG qualifier is that... once you start developing more muscle and punching power... those gloves, the ergonomics, the wrist protection etc, can actually cause a lot of hand problems and potential injuries. I have hayabusa tonkushu regenesis 16 oz gloves for bag work and even without hand-wraps I feel like the amount of wrist protection they offer I could never hurt myself throwing with them. With everlast gloves you BETTER wrap your hands if you're throwing hard. Because I can bend their wrist support with my pinky. But hayabusa's are like $130 and basically the best bag glove you can buy so... Assuming you're on a budget...

The things you look for in a bag glove: IMF tech and Gel padding are both great for bag gloves, multi-layer foam isn't bad either but gel is specifically something that is great on bag gloves and awful for sparring gloves because it's only purpose is not to soften the impact to the target but to evenly distribute the force through the glove to your hand.

So like the title gel world bag gloves are a great option, ringside's imf tech bag gloves are also great.

A BIG quality flag is going to be, normally you want to look for 100% cow-hide leather or just 100% leather, there's a few exceptions, Hayabusa's synthetic leather is the ONLY synthetic that's actually good. Don't believe any other marketing, with that they've actually done like tensile strength testing (how much force does it take to tear it) as well as like folding tests, it lasts longer than leather, where as every other companies synthetics are generally garbage unless they opt to tell you the results of the tensile strength tests and durability tests (they won't...) if you wanted to order hayabusa's leather it's probably more expensive per square foot than cow-hide leather anyway. Compared to the synthetic leather that other companies use which is... pennies.

The specific glove for bag gloves would be the Ringside Apex bag glove, it's the cheapest imf bag glove, it is synthetic leather, but assuming you're on a budget you can get them for sub $50 off of amazon. Up from that the title gel world bag gloves or the Triumph United Death star gloves are both ~$80 and they're both all leather I think personally you'll get slightly better padding from the gel bag gloves but better wrist support from the triumph united gloves, comfort is a wash between the two I think.

Sparring gloves: On a budget, like looking for a $50 glove the IMF sparring gloves

Would be your entry level sparring glove, just... very solid, very reliable. And very cheap for an all leather glove. One thing with this is you have to do a bit of bagwork on these, hard bagwork, to break in the IMF stuff. IMF is basically like... they make a space in the glove and inject foam (think of a calking gun sorta) into those spaces where they've designed to be like sealed foam padding areas. But once you break them in they're great.

The ultimate sparring glove would still be a winning 16 oz glove, it's the industry 'dream' glove. But they're like $300 and personally I will say that they charge far more for their brand and you can actually get BETTER (yes better than winning) gloves for cheaper. If you go onto the Sherdog forums there are a couple people doing custom gloves specifically top-boxer, a brilliant single man custom glove-maker that works out of pakistan.

LOTS of pro fighters comission a pair of his custom gloves... Why? Because the guy is a fucking wizard, he doesn't just make them with your designs / color choices... you send a scan of your hand to him measurements of your fingers and everything like that so he can custom design the hand compartment FOR your hands. He's even designed some gloves that fit snug for a veteran who was missing like 2 fingers on one hand and his index finger on his other hand. And by all accounts they worked brilliantly for him.

And it's like $150-160. Also if you've watched the recent embeddeds... maybe you've noticed Jon Jones' Top-Boxer gloves with "Jon Jones" On one glove and "LHW Champion" On the other those are top boxer's.

Cowboy Cerrone also has a pair, as does Conor Mcgregor, as do a lot of UFC athletes. Because they are actually custom TO YOU. They'll tend to actually be better than winning gloves. Which for $160 is a steal. Biggest downside with them would be that you have to wait for him to get to your order. You're ordering from a craftsman not a company. I've heard it's almost always like... 2 weeks to a month for him to finish and ship them then shipping is probably a week or two. But he might arguably be the best fight-gear craftsman in the world.

On the cheaper side but still more expensive than the $50 imf tech sparring gloves, I cannot recommend the triumph united death adder enough. John Wayne Parr uses them Joe Schilling uses them, Mark Hunt uses them.

Yes they are also sponsored by them, they're fucking good gloves. And they're way under-priced for how great they are.

They're a small form factor for sparring gloves at 16 oz, they feel like i'm wearing a 12-oz twins thai glove and yet my wrist and hand are super protected, the padding is fantastic. I only have the lace up (which by the way is fucking gorgeous looking) which is now $90, but this last weekend all of their death adders, hook and loop and lace up were $50. Which was a fucking STEAL, I actually bought their hook and loop just to try it out since I already had their lace up version.

u/DrMrDeath · 3 pointsr/amateur_boxing

Cleto Reyes Extra Padding Leather Training Gloves

Managed to have someone bring me two pairs of these in 16oz in from Mexico at half the price about 3 months ago. If you're familiar with Cleto's you know that they have relatively small hand pockets and a break in period for your thumb to fit comfortably. These are definitely redesigned in that the pocket is bigger and is roomy enough for me to comfortably fit padded hand wraps inside with no discomfort from the get go. The thumb pocket is incredibly comfortable without any tightness around the base of your thumb and angled to form a fist much better reducing the risk of hurting your thumb with glancing strikes. The padding is very thick around the knuckles and slightly less firm than your traditional latex foam Cleto's. On my scale they weigh around 18.5 ounces. The wrist support is far less than the RETG1 as the hook and loop strap is a lot higher on the wrist and the cuff a bit shorter, but as a result has a nicer hand fit when strapped. I was pleased to find out they have the same pop if you buy the red ones, I noticed the black pair did not pop as much and I think it has to do with the acrylic leather paint that the reds have vs blacks being just dyed leather that is very soft.

I don't think anyone would complain about these in sparring as the latex foam is thicker and has nice give when pressed, your knuckles should not be going through it unless you're a super heavy and hard sparring and they're great when giving body hooks to those mean hard settled spots on a heavy bag.

u/D1screet · 3 pointsr/MuayThai

I've bought their 16oz. Challenger 2.0 gloves and a mouthpiece from them. I got the gloves for sub-$50 and I thought that for the price, they did the job well:

It is synthetic leather (although I believe the 3.0's should be actual leather, not 100% sure on that), but the material was able to hold its own quite well. Never had any issues with any of the stitching or velcro coming apart.

That being said, you can certainly find quality, genuine leather gloves from the more established Muay Thai brands such as Fairtex, Twins Special, and Top King (amazon links below) for fairly competitive prices (sub-$100). I would honestly go for one of those, unless you feel compelled to buy from Venum.

u/Platfizzle · 3 pointsr/amateur_boxing

Updated everything with current prices/etc, this should be all you need for a proper home setup, minus maybe a full length mirror to check form.

Bag Stand $156
Heavy Bag $34
Speed Bag $25
Proper Swivel $18
Proper Bag Gloves $40-60
Hand Wraps $12
Medicine Ball $32
Jump Rope $7

u/artchang · 3 pointsr/amateur_boxing

I'm using RDX Elite gloves:

Real leather. They feel great, and have held up. Really good for the price point in my opinion.

u/gorchitza · 2 pointsr/MuayThai

Title leather boxing gloves - 12oz (only in black) - $40

Mexican style handwrap 180' - Pick your favourite colour - $7 or $8

u/chailol · 2 pointsr/MuayThai

I bought the same gloves four months ago expecting it to be brown, when I got it they were more yellowish than brown.
Bought from Amazon.
Here is an album that I just took of my gloves, please compare with what you have. These are my first pair of gloves I don't have a clue if they're genuine or not.

Edit: added pictures of my gloves

u/Retro_sexual-fish · 2 pointsr/MMA

Link for those that are curious?

Edit: I think I found them Ringside Apex Bag Gloves

u/lego_monkey · 2 pointsr/MuayThai

In general you don't want to use the same gloves for heavy bag work and for sparring because you will compress the material over time and risk injuring a partner. For heavy bag gloves I would go with 14-16oz for your size and as far as brand, a bit depends on your body type and preference.

Some people like harder gloves that have less give and others prefer ones that may be softer and less responsive but easier on your hands. Also, I would recommend that no matter which gloves you get, make sure they have adequate wrist support (thicker wrist straps made of leather instead of elastic and straps that double back will be the most secure).The brands you named all have quality gloves but there are two others I would recommend:

Title Gel Bag gloves $99:
These are fantastic gloves that will hold up and can take a beating. They have great wrist support and are really easy on your hands.

RDX Bag Gloves $69: These are a bit more dense and have a more snug fit but if you prefer harder gloves these are a good option. Wrist support is good and once you break them in they really form to your hands.

u/artfuldodger8 · 2 pointsr/Boxing

Mctoon gave you some good suggestions, and the ringside IMF pro are a popular pair. (Though I recommend 16oz if you're only going to get one pair, as your sparring partners won't appreciate getting hit with small gloves.)

If you aren't patient enough to wait for sales, I'd recommend looking at Title boxing. They sell a very decent pair of real leather gloves for about $40, which I used for about a year before upgrading to a pair of Hayabusa Tokushus.

From my experience, title and ringside are both very solid for relatively inexpensive gloves. I prefer boxing-specific gear (as opposed to MMA gear) as pure boxing gloves tend to have more padding in the knuckle area which I generally strike with. Stay away from Everlast, at least for their cheaper gear.

Edit: here's a link:

u/d0v14 · 2 pointsr/amateur_boxing

Any thoughts on TITLE Leather Training Gloves as first gloves?

For bag work and some sparring. The reviews are great and they are recommended in some 'best budget gloves' lists, should I get them?

Also what weight should I go for? I am 80kg/180cm or 175lbs/5'11" is 16oz okay?

u/TheLifeOfRichard · 2 pointsr/amateur_boxing

How do we feel about these TITLE Classics? It’s so confusing for me as a beginner finding gloves because I like TITLE but their names and price points are so similar.

u/digitalexecution · 2 pointsr/amateur_boxing

I'm a total noob and joined a gym last week. I bought wraps from the gym I joined for $10 bucks but didn't also want to buy gloves from them too because I'm already spending too much on an enrollment and monthly fees so I bought these

I got the 16 oz ones, did I fuck up or is this a decent starter pair?

u/Toxik_Ninja · 1 pointr/amateur_boxing
u/l00k3y · 1 pointr/MuayThai

Glove Freshener

My friends highly recommend these instead of disinfectant spray, worth a try.

u/jonnyhaldane · 1 pointr/MuayThai

I have some No Stink pads that are designed to absorb moisture from your gloves after you used them. Seems to be working so far.

u/saverism · 1 pointr/amateur_boxing

Have allergy to leather and synthetic leather. Thinking about buying these but have read that muay Thai gloves offer less wrist support because they are designed to facilitate grabbing as well. Wondering if anyone has experience with any kind of Muay Thai glove for that matter.

u/HannibalofBarca · 1 pointr/Boxing



14 oz. Gloves

also I'd highly advise you to find someone to teach you things at least once per week. There's tons of resources if you want to go out and find them. Usually someone at a local boys & girls club will train you for cheap or free or at least meet with you once a week. if you have any more questions ask away.

Don't be embarrassed that you're out there and trying, only be embarrassed if you've never tried!

u/jtl216 · 1 pointr/amateur_boxing

These are pretty good too. The reviews are all high up there and I like them myself from personal experience.

u/justDoItAlreadyyyy · 1 pointr/amateur_boxing

I don't know if they are the same, but I have a pair of these. They are OK starter gloves IMO. Upside: Cheap, and they work for bags and mitts if you are punching properly and not too hard. Downsides: They have little in the form of wrist support and are relatively compressed in the knuckle. I replaced them with these which have a double-wrap around the wrist for extra support.

EDIT: Just to clarify, I have the Regenesis in 14oz.

u/WeldingHank · 1 pointr/kravmaga
u/IB714 · 1 pointr/Kickboxing

I bought the 16oz Everlast gloves from Amazon. They're on sale right now for 35 instead of 50.
Everlast Pro Style Training...

u/helpmeboxinggloves · 1 pointr/amateur_boxing

Help! Looking to buy a pair of gloves and I can't tell what's best for heavy bag at this price range -

I like having my fingers out, but the pairs without fingers seem a little more professional. What's the consensus for a 60~ dollar pair?

u/UseOnlyLurk · 1 pointr/kravmaga

MMA gloves do not do not cover your finger tips and allow you to grab things. It's what you see UFC fighters use, example:

Boxing gloves are very large and bulky, more like mittens. It's what you see Mike Tyson and Rocky wear. You should have one pair for bag work and one for sparring. Right now you just need a pair for bag work. Women usually have different brand preferences than men when it comes to boxing gloves. Typical weight is 16oz, most gyms won't let you spar with anything less.