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martinroy
5/30/2016 2:23am,
I want to buy boxing gloves and I have two options to buy. One is made of with synthetic leather and one is made of with cow hide leather. Which will be better and long lasting?

TheMightyMcClaw
5/30/2016 10:45am,
I want to buy boxing gloves and I have two options to buy. One is made of with synthetic leather and one is made of with cow hide leather. Which will be better and long lasting?

As a rule, stay away from synthetic leather anything - boots, jackets, boxing gloves. Synthetic leather is essentially just plastic (hence the term "pleather"), and is extremely prone to tearing and flaking under stress.
I (briefly) had a set of PU boxing gloves that every time you hit a pad, another flake would fall.

BackFistMonkey
5/30/2016 11:44am,
As a rule, stay away from synthetic leather anything - boots, jackets, boxing gloves. Synthetic leather is essentially just plastic (hence the term "pleather"), and is extremely prone to tearing and flaking under stress.
I (briefly) had a set of PU boxing gloves that every time you hit a pad, another flake would fall.

I have to agree here 100%.

When buying leather goods make sure something cool died and then make sure people did awesome things with the corpses. I know the synthetic ones supposedly get better each year but I have been cut and scraped and watched peoples cheap gear come apart time after time. From jinky matts and patch jobs to speed bags to boxing/mma gloves to strapon harnesses to whips and paddles to costumes to leather office chairs, and audition couches.

Always buy leather if there is going to be rubbing and contact with humans. I mean unless plastic flecks in your eyes randomly or cracks and sharp edges magically showing up mid use are your thing.

ermghoti
5/30/2016 12:59pm,
I have to agree here 100%.

When buying leather goods make sure something cool died and then make sure people did awesome things with the corpses. I know the synthetic ones supposedly get better each year but I have been cut and scraped and watched peoples cheap gear come apart time after time. From jinky matts and patch jobs to speed bags to boxing/mma gloves to strapon harnesses to whips and paddles to costumes to leather office chairs, and audition couches.

At some point, you just have to draw the line on belt testing.

ChenPengFi
5/30/2016 3:45pm,
+1 for leather.

Velcro closures are nice too.

martinroy
5/31/2016 2:26am,
I will go with "rdxsports.com/en_gb/rdx-quad-kore-leather-training-gloves" which is made of with cow hide leather and I think it is best for my training. what you say?

GFG
12/17/2016 1:13pm,
leather is still the gold standard for boxing gloves however there has been alot of companies going the synthetic route, as synthetic has been getting better over the years.

http://www.gorillagear.ca/sparring-gloves

slamdunc
12/17/2016 10:38pm,
nice review but it's been a while since we carried that model here is what we replace that headgear with

http://www.gorillagear.ca/cheap-boxing-headgear


leather is still the gold standard for boxing gloves however there has been alot of companies going the synthetic route, as synthetic has been getting better over the years.

http://www.gorillagear.ca/sparring-gloves

Have you considered a Business Membership? If you’re going to hock your wares here at least be on the same level playing-field that other distributors are on. That way it's not like, you know-----------spam.

BeautifulSpring
7/27/2017 3:11pm,
Leather over synthetic, lace over velcro -- Generally speaking. If you're just trying out a class as a beginner, cheap synthetic training gloves are fine for a couple months before you've made any sort of commitment to a gym.

Mind_Wave
9/21/2017 5:44am,
The leather is cow skin
Synthetic is chemical human-made crap.
If you are just a beginner synthetic gloves are fine for you.

Thanks.