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First Pair of Boxing Gloves

So I’m going to be purchasing my first pair of 16 oz boxing gloves. I will keep them for a while, so I want them to be of a company like everlast. I found these http://www.amazon.com/Everlast-Style-Training-Gloves-Black/dp/B000JF4M8C/ref=pd_sim_sg_4

Is this a good deal? Any one have any other suggestions? I don’t want to spend a lot but I definitely want nice ones.

Thanks for any input.

I’d choose another pair, good gloves are really going to cost you in the 70-100 dollar range. Those look like the same pair of boxing gloves I see at big 5 and walmart. And fyi, rarely do you want any kind of sporting equipment sold at those locations. Especially not if you want something long term.

I have these:

http://www.mmawarehouse.com/Windy-Hook-and-Loop-Training-Gloves-p/csi-1048.htm

They’re for muay thai, not specifically boxing.

the only gloves that might be better are:

http://www.mmawarehouse.com/Fairtex-Training-Gloves-p/ftx-1014.htm

for boxing though really depends what you want. If you’re hitting the bag primarily then I’d get a pair of really tough bag gloves so the foam lasts longer in them. If you’re looking for sparring gloves I’d get a completely separate pair. Not many other people do that (especially in mma) but its the proper way. You should have bag/pad gloves and sparring gloves. It protects your partner and improves the life of both gloves.

For specifically boxing I’d get a pair of grants or reye’s

http://www.ringside.com/RS/GroupDetails/GroupLanding1.aspx?gid={c8b21d73-e241-44be-9e26-169d5ea5883b}&SearchType=_GROUP_SEARCH&GroupName=Gloves&

Don’t really like the thai style personally.

Rival long cuff have been on my to get list because of sheer awesomeness visually but I don’t know personally about the gloves quality in terms of construction. I’ve heard good things though.

I’ve used the gloves you posted in the past OP and they worked fine but like everything make sure to wrap your hands well.

Xen’s tip of Reyes is also excellent. Not so sure about grant.

OMC

If you hit hard, the Everlast gloves won’t last. I bought a pair and had worn them out in a couple of months.

These are my fave:
http://store.titleboxing.com/titleboxing-gel-world-bag-gloves.html

They feel great on the hands.

They are easier on your training partners, too.

The problem with Reyes is that they hurt your training partners. Google mexican style boxing gloves. There’s a huge discussion on it on the boxing message boards. Explains why some gloves (like Winning) are easier on your hand and the other guy’s head.

I hit pretty hard, so I use the softest gloves I can.

I don’t have the cashola for Winning gloves.

I like Windy, most comfortable gloves I’ve ever owned. Don’t know how easy they would be o get hold of in the states.

Edit: Just looked at Xen’s links and seen that they are Windy. Next time I should check links before posting haha

thanks for all the responses. I just realized I have a lot of research to do. I picked pretty crappy gloves! I will make my decision in a couple days and post my final pick.

[quote]CaliforniaLaw wrote:
If you hit hard, the Everlast gloves won’t last. I bought a pair and had worn them out in a couple of months.

These are my fave:
http://store.titleboxing.com/titleboxing-gel-world-bag-gloves.html

They feel great on the hands.

They are easier on your training partners, too.[/quote]

Those look niiiceee. I’ve got to look into those- my right hand is all fucked up, and I could go for it not taking a pounding like it does.

I agree that the Everlasts don’t last long at all- they bust up right where knuckles are. Terrible for sparring because that actually becomes dangerous.

Man talk about different preferences, OMC, I HAAAATEEEE long cuff gloves lol. Thus why i prefer the MT gloves. And yea Jonny the windy gloves are the best I’ve ever owned. The only pair i think might be better are the fairtex one’s my training partner has them and they feel fucking great. If I get another pair of gloves they’ll probably be the fairtex ones. CaLaw thanks I didn’t realize that mexican style gloves had such a negative facet. I’ll keep that in mind.

Good luck picking some gloves fluid!

Don’t buy anything training related without doing a shit load of research. Guys chatter like knitting societies over this, but some clear winners come out.

Just wait until you need to shop for head gear. Lots of opinions out there. :wink:

I have owned mine sice I was 7 and Im 18 now and its only now are they starting to fall apart. Mine are made by Blitz and cost about £35 then, so whats that something like $70?

they are like the ones at the top of this page.

http://discount-martial-arts-shop.com/page17.htm

[quote]Xen Nova wrote:

the only gloves that might be better are:

http://www.mmawarehouse.com/Fairtex-Training-Gloves-p/ftx-1014.htm
[/quote]

I freaking love my Fairtex, even if they’re bright white, haha.

When I started out, I used a Ringside sub brand, the older version of these:

http://tinyurl.com/3pvlf6

They were good and durable, and VERY cheap. After about a year and a half, I finally had some stitching start to separate.

I think Xen Nova hit the nail on the head with his post, spend between $70-100. I really like Ringside gloves, but I think brand preference will vary depending on who you train with and your mentors. A few features that I like are:

  1. Leather
  2. Elastic wrist straps

Don’t forget to pick up some wrist wraps.

[quote]ee4uandme wrote:
I think Xen Nova hit the nail on the head with his post, spend between $70-100. I really like Ringside gloves, but I think brand preference will vary depending on who you train with and your mentors. A few features that I like are:

  1. Leather
  2. Elastic wrist straps

Don’t forget to pick up some wrist wraps.
[/quote]

What are wrist straps? Do you mean hand wraps?

i think he means the part of the glove that you wrap around your wrist. not hand wraps as he mentions those later.

but yea get a good pair of handwraps too.

By boxing gloves are you talking about gloves to work the bag with or to work with a sparring partner? I was brought up having one pair for just bag training and one pair for just sparring/partner work.

One bit of advice before you buy. Buy a pair of handwraps 160-180 inches long. Wrap your hands and try on some gloves at Academy or Walmart or wherever. Just get an idea what size will fit you with your hands wrapped up not bare. You can pick up more handwraps for cheap later by visiting Ringside.com’s clearence rack.
Handwrap Stuff
http://www.boxinggyms.com/tips/handwraps.htm

Anyways, for your reading pleasure here are a couple articles on gloves and equipment.

From Ringside.com
Equipment 101
http://www.ringside.com/RS/Common/fa65e703-eaef-4ee8-b858-178a79443f27.aspx?

From boxinggyms.com
Gloves
http://www.boxinggyms.com/tips/gloves.htm
Glove Size - Fitting
http://www.boxinggyms.com/tips/gloves.htm
More Quality Gear Stuff and Tpis
http://www.boxinggyms.com/equipment.htm

[quote]Bujo wrote:
By boxing gloves are you talking about gloves to work the bag with or to work with a sparring partner? I was brought up having one pair for just bag training and one pair for just sparring/partner work.

One bit of advice before you buy. Buy a pair of handwraps 160-180 inches long. Wrap your hands and try on some gloves at Academy or Walmart or wherever. Just get an idea what size will fit you with your hands wrapped up not bare.

You can pick up more handwraps for cheap later by visiting Ringside.com’s clearence rack.
Handwrap Stuff
http://www.boxinggyms.com/tips/handwraps.htm

Anyways, for your reading pleasure here are a couple articles on gloves and equipment.

From Ringside.com
Equipment 101
http://www.ringside.com/RS/Common/fa65e703-eaef-4ee8-b858-178a79443f27.aspx?

From boxinggyms.com
Gloves
http://www.boxinggyms.com/tips/gloves.htm
Glove Size - Fitting
http://www.boxinggyms.com/tips/gloves.htm
More Quality Gear Stuff and Tpis
http://www.boxinggyms.com/equipment.htm[/quote]

Wow! Thanks a lot for all the info. Thank you everyone for all the input. I went ahead and ordered my fair pair of gloves today. After doing a lot of research, fairtex seemed to continuously come on top.

I spoke with my instructor at the club and he said I needed just one pair of 16 oz gloves for training/sparring. Although I have read online that they should be separate, this is easier on my pockets because I just spent $100 on gloves and I can’t imagine having to spend the same amount again in a couple months when it comes time to spar.

I ordered the black 16 oz training gloves by fairtex for $89.99 + shipping. I am very excited about using them. Thanks again. I have one last question, is there a correct way to wrap your hands because there seem to be many different ways that people are doing it.

Wrapping your hands is a personal thing. Everyone does it a little different. I personally like to wrap between the fingers as it provides more protection to the knuckles. It also requires a longer wrap 170" +/-. If you only have 80"-100" wraps then a basic over the knuckles wrap would be better. You’re just gonna have to play with it and find what works for you.

Basic - for shorter wraps
http://www.boxinggyms.com/tips/wraps/eugene01.htm

Between Fingers - longer wraps
http://www.boxinggyms.com/tips/wraps/jason/knuckles/index.htm

Ribbon Style - Lots of knuckle protection
http://www.boxinggyms.com/tips/wraps/ribbon/index.htm