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    I wrap with these:
    http://www.combatsports.com/Combat-S...ctinfo/WRAP+2/

    I've had the same 2 pairs for going on 4 years. I use the ribbon method for extra knuckle padding. It's always been plenty for me.

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      Figured I'd add a review of a glove I just got. The Combat Sports Thai style sparring glove in 16oz. http://www.combatsports.com/Combat-S...ductinfo/TG+1/

      Pros:
      -Well padded (for your partner)
      -Quality workmanship/materials
      -Ventilated palm for faster drying.
      -Attached thumb (the hallmark of thai style gloves btw)

      Cons:
      -Huge hand cavity (this might be a "pro" if you are a super heavyweight)
      -Not quite curved enough IMO
      -loose lining fabric

      Overall I like these gloves but I preferred my Twins sparring gloves mostly because they fit my hands better.

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        I bought a set of 16 oz Everlast Protex2 Training Gloves over a year ago. At the time they were $30 at Academy Sports & Outdoors, only $5 more than the regular Everlast trainers (and the same price as the normal ones at Hibbett Sports). Academy no longer sells these, though some of the stores sell the normal Protex, and online these look to be about $45 anywhere that has them.

        Anyway, after I tried several sets on I decided to go ahead and buy the upscale glove. It just felt a lot more comfortable and the perceived impact on your hand when you hit a heavy bag was about half while still rocking the bag as much.

        While I was out of training for a lot of last year due to illness it has still received several hard months worth of work. For a while it was hitting focus mitts five days a week, bags three, and thai pads two, in addition to the occasional sparring partner. The glove is still in good shape, with a little bit of fraying on the strap and nowhere else.

        The glove fits surprisingly well, especially when my hands are wrapped. I have very small hands and finding a 16 oz. glove that fits in a brick and mortar store was astounding, especially when you consider that this is the L/XL. It still has a lot of room past the blade or outside of the hand, even in 180" wraps. I also have tiny wrists (seriously, even small gloves tend to need to be taped down around my wrists) and with wraps these gloves fit snugly and give pretty solid wrist support.

        It does have one odd issue, namely that sometimes the thumb slips inside its housing and can cause some irritation, namely that painful feeling your thumb is trying to separate from your thumbnail.

        There are a couple of things to pay attention to if you're using these for muay thai. One is that the glove is more than flexible enough for you to use for clinching. The other is that the strap and velcro are on the inside of the wrist and subsequently there is a chance that they can scratch your sparring partner. I haven't had a problem but the positioning is not optimal.

        One more thing of note: everybody's gloves say their lining will keep the glove from reeking like week old gym socks soaked in sauerkraut but these gloves actually pull that off. I sweat into my gloves like I'm trying to drown my opponent but these things have never developed any odor other than the strange smell of synthetic leather (the outside still smells new, weirdly enough). Note that I keep them in a mesh bag when they are not in use.

        For comparison I have used Revgear Leather Training Gloves in 12-16 oz sizes, Title Club Hook and Loop Training Gloves in 16 oz. and Title Pro Leather Training Gloves in 12 oz.

        Pros:
        Surprisingly comfortable
        Solid construction
        Smells purty
        Very flexible
        Easy to put on/take off

        Cons:
        Annoying thumb
        Potentially uncomfortable for clinching

        Durability - 8/10
        Comfort - 8/10
        Flexibility - 10/10

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          Originally posted by WhiteShark View Post
          Figured I'd add a review of a glove I just got. The Combat Sports Thai style sparring glove in 16oz. http://www.combatsports.com/Combat-S...ductinfo/TG+1/

          Pros:
          -Well padded (for your partner)
          -Quality workmanship/materials
          -Ventilated palm for faster drying.
          -Attached thumb (the hallmark of thai style gloves btw)

          Cons:
          -Huge hand cavity (this might be a "pro" if you are a super heavyweight)
          -Not quite curved enough IMO
          -loose lining fabric

          Overall I like these gloves but I preferred my Twins sparring gloves mostly because they fit my hands better.

          Thanks for the review; I'd been mulling these gloves over.

          A few questions:

          Are they pleather? (Site doesn't say leather, so I'd assumed the worst. But you liked the workmanship/materials, and they do retail for $80 . . .)

          I'm assuming that the "non-elastic wrap around closure" is velcro-ish?

          As to the "huge hand cavity" -- Is it a matter of having the right length for your fingers, but lots of extra width/depth (say, for double wraps)? Do you feel you ordered the wrong size? What size are your Twins, and what size are these?

          By "not quite curved enough" do you mean there's constant resistance to making a tight fist? (I've used gloves like that, and it's kind of annoying.)

          How do you like them for bag work?

          Also: STICKY PLZ!

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            I think they are pleather but it is a very good fake. Not plasticy at all. The wrist wrap is heavily reinforced velcro. The huge hand cavity is about width. Even with cloth hand wraps on I have a lot of space in there. There are no sizes in either glove except weight both were 16oz.

            Not quite curved enough is harder to explain. I do have to close my fist to make it tight but there isn't much resistance so that part isn't a big deal. To me its more about the front striking surface not being flat enough.

            Try this crudest drawing ever:


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              Anyone know off hand the quality of KWON gloves?

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                hayabusa kanpeki gloves are they as good as they are made to seem or are the regular ones the same!

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                  trying to pick bag gloves here and i have a couple of questions:
                  is there any benefit in buying leather bag gloves?
                  I have seen some bag gloves with a cut off thumb, is that more convenient versus a full thumb? thx

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                    I just purchased 10ounce Venom gloves, does anyone have an opinion on Venum gloves? I also bought Hayabusa shin pads!

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                      Leather gloves last longer and they breathe better than synthetic fibres. If you're planning on training quite often, I would definitely recommend spending the extra money, and purchasing leather gloves, they'll last you so much longer.
                      In regards to the covered or uncovered thumb, my original gloves didn't have covered thumbs and my trainer told me to buy new ones as I could easily scratch my sparring opponent or, break my own thumb because of the lack of protection. So I would purchase gloves that cover your thumb!

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                        I'm 5'6", 130lbs. Despite my small stature, I pack a mean left hook, and I consistently bust my knuckles open under 12oz. gloves and ~10 layers of wraps stacked ribbon-style on my knucks. I would move up to 14oz., but numerous sources instruct me to train 2oz. over my fight glove weight, which is 10oz. Should I disregard that and move up to 14oz., buy better 12oz. gloves (suggestions?) or man up and just build callouses?

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