Boxing gloves are the soul of a boxer. Yes, gloves also protect boxers from injuring their hands and wrists but a good quality boxing glove’s hit will be something that the opponent will not forget for some time. And contrary to popular belief, they far from soften the blow. With that in mind, let us take a look at the 10 best boxing gloves brands:
1Winning Boxing Gloves
It’s in the name – Winning Boxing Gloves! Made of 100% leather, Winning brand manufactures one of the best gloves in the business. These gloves come with quality padding, are incredibly lightweight and come with comfortable wrist support making it easier for boxers to land a punch. It reduces the chances of injuring the wrist to a greater extent. Winning gloves also tend to be a little expensive in comparison with other brands, but hey, if they can put your opponent on bed rest for a few days, it must be worth every penny.
One of the most commonly used gloves by amateur boxers but a quality product at the same time, Everlast is a brand loved by all. As the brand name suggests, Everlast is famous for its durability, with gloves going strong for two-three years. And if you consider the wear and tear on boxing gloves, that is a hell lot of time for one pair! Made in all kinds of price ranges, these gloves are suitable for everyone from amateurs to professionals. They also come with Thumb lock technology to prevent injuries and padding around the wrist.
Used by professional boxers around the globe, Cleto Reyes is also one of the finest brands in boxing gloves. Perfectly manufactured for both practice and fights, Cleto Reyes also tends to be a little expensive. But its comfort during bag practice, sparring and of course, the actual battle, is a difficult one to match. These are also made of 100% leather, durable and come with protection for thumb and wrist. Cleto Reyes also provides two inches padding around the punching area, excellent protection for any boxer.
An affordable brand for a beginner, Sanabul is the way to go if you are getting just started. With the engineered leather structure and gel cushion in front, boxer gets and additional shock absorbers in these gloves. Although not the best thing you want in the ring, Sanabul are tailor-made for bag training. With comfort and availability in all sizes, Sanabul has made sure that it is the first pick for every beginner boxer.
Hayabusa’s T3 are one of the best gloves ever made and a lot of boxers favourite and there is an excellent reason behind it. Hayabusa’s Duel-X wrist allows the boxer a lot of support, which is also their patented technology. Hayabusa is an epitome of engineering in boxing gloves with 5-layer foam complex and 4x splinting for ultimate balance. The antimicrobial lining helps you keep hands dry during long training sessions and fights. These are also extremely durable. And not to forget, Hayabusa’s S4 is also great gloves if someone is looking for a little cheaper pair to start with.
Yes, it’s a wordplay on the word Venom, but if you try these boxing gloves out, they’ll sting your opposition just as dangerously. (Pun intended!) Venum has been at the top of the business for some time now. A thermal regulation pad inside Venum gloves helps reduce the sweating during training and fights. These gloves also have triple-density foam construction, helping the boxer land a punch without hurting himself/herself at all. Although Venum gloves usually come in large sizes, making it a little difficult for lightweight boxers to use. Venum’s prices also range from affordable to a little expensive.
Founded in Thailand in 1958, Fairtex is one of the oldest and legendary brands when it comes to boxing products. The brand has kept a classic look to their gloves, but in terms of technology, they are on par with every other brand. The Ultra-double Velcro wrist fitting in high ends product of Fairtex makes sure, the gloves are a perfect fit for everyone and also support wrists. The durable but not too firm padding, helps you transfer just the right amount of power from your arm to, you know where – All that while protecting your hand. The size and shape of these classic gloves make it great to use the clinch efficiently. Fairtex also comes in all price ranges, of course, depending on what you want from your pair.
Available in twelve different designs, Ringside Apex provides you with a range of options to choose from for your best pair. The Injected Molded Foam (IMF) technology provides a superior cushioning for these gloves. Stay-Dri lining in the high-end gloves of Ringside Apex also keeps you from sweating during training and fights. These gloves also come with tapered closure, which helps reduce slipping. Unfortunately, these are not as durable as the one would want for the price they are paying. But for whatever amount of time you use them, they are worth every penny.
Not the most widely used brand around the globe, Reebok is a great buy for beginner boxers in India. The 5mm gel shock absorption is a great help for boxer’s protection and comfort. Injection foam padding is also provided for the perfect fit around the hand. Reebok also provides ventilation in almost all their gloves for cooling, but it is obviously not as efficient as some of the best brands in the business. The multi wrap Velcro around the wrist helps with comfortable fir and protection from injury.
A legendary brand founded in the city of London back in 1960, Lonsdale has managed to stay relevant with reasonable prices and making gloves, particularly for training. The layered protective padding helps the boxer’s comfort. Due to their speciality in training gloves, Lonsdale provides a quick wrist wrap on their gloves. The PU outer shell helps with durability and performance as well.