Lonsdale MMA/grappling gloves
So, when getting back into MMA I needed some new gloves as I'd accidentally left my older gloves on a train back from training months before then. So I walk into my local sports direct looking for a pair of fairly cheap MMA gloves to get me going while I can afford some of the better stuff. Here I see a pair of Lonsdale London MMA gloves (didn't know Londsdale did MMA equipment but carry on) for £5... So I picked them up.
They came in two sizes either small/medium or large/xl. I picked up the larger set as the medium size didn't fit at all (not a good start as my hands aren't impressively big). There the type of glove where your thumb goes through a hole in the bottom rather than having a slot for it too.
Trying them on, the pad end is a little too big for my hand making me look kind of ridiculous however the finger slots are incredibly small and tight same goes for the wrist slot that I have to struggle to get my hand out of.
When wearing them, they're terribly uncomfortable. They rub on your fingers and the effect is worsened when they come into physical contact with anything else (punching, block ect..) my hands are red raw after a training session with them, some times to the point that I've got cuts on my fingers from the rubbing.
The pad it self is extremely flat and its really hard to make a fist while wearing them. The whole thing seems cheap, the material seems cheap and the stitching looks terrible. The rubbery leathery feel of it is terrible.
However if I was to give it a pro I'd say that while there's only on colour option it is at least aesthetically pleasing and matches up well with the rest of my training gear. I don't know about the durability of them though I can't imagine them lasting long.
To sum it up. They're uncomfortable, feel tacky and either way too big or way too small. I'd recommend them only if your in desperate need of MMA gloves and you can't quite afford some better gloves. Though get rid of them quick and get something a little more comfortable the investment would be worth it.