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Old 05-07-2010, 02:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Confused, which gloves to buy?

I have just started boxing so was wondering which gloves to buy as a beginner. I have some 10 oz gloves but they seem to be too big and do not fit very well which I am worried could damage my hands. I do wear wraps aswell. I have done some research on the interenet but have got lots of different results. Some people say 16 oz, some say 12 oz etc.

In terms of brands Title seem to be recommended a lot. Looking on their website there are heavy bag gloves, training gloves, aerobic gloves, title boxing gloves etc which confuses me more.

I will be mainly using them for bag and pad work at the classes I go to. I will not be sparring.

I have recently ordered some 16 oz gloves on the interenet but I am sending them back as they are really big. There doesn't seem to be any shops where I can go and try on gloves near me so the internet is my only option really.

Thanks for your help

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I have just started boxing so was wondering which gloves to buy as a beginner. I have some 10 oz gloves but they seem to be too big and do not fit very well which I am worried could damage my hands. I do wear wraps aswell. I have done some research on the interenet but have got lots of different results. Some people say 16 oz, some say 12 oz etc.

In terms of brands Title seem to be recommended a lot. Looking on their website there are heavy bag gloves, training gloves, aerobic gloves, title boxing gloves etc which confuses me more.

I will be mainly using them for bag and pad work at the classes I go to. I will not be sparring.

I have recently ordered some 16 oz gloves on the interenet but I am sending them back as they are really big. There doesn't seem to be any shops where I can go and try on gloves near me so the internet is my only option really.

Thanks for your help
Hi Andrew, welcome to BF.com

First off, take a read through this article I wrote up a while back. This will give you some insight on what you should be looking for. http://www.boxingforum.com/training-...ight-kind.html

That said, as a beginner who will be using the gloves for bag and pad work you will want a good "bag glove". They offer better hand protection and durability for hitting the heavy bag and uppercut bag. A "training" or "sparring" glove is not what you want as the padding is designed more for sparring use and will break down much quicker.

I would highly recommend one of these:

1. Ringside IMF Tech bag glove
2. Title GEL world bag glove
3. Grant Campeon super bag glove


Ive also liked the Ringside super heavy bag glove. As far as weight goes, you're looking at anything between 12 ounces and 16 ounces although I would try to stay in the 12-14 ounce range. Check out our equipment review section as well for reviews on all of these gloves.

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Hi Andrew, welcome to BF.com

First off, take a read through this article I wrote up a while back. This will give you some insight on what you should be looking for. http://www.boxingforum.com/training-...ight-kind.html

That said, as a beginner who will be using the gloves for bag and pad work you will want a good "bag glove". They offer better hand protection and durability for hitting the heavy bag and uppercut bag. A "training" or "sparring" glove is not what you want as the padding is designed more for sparring use and will break down much quicker.

I would highly recommend one of these:

1. Ringside IMF Tech bag glove
2. Title GEL world bag glove
3. Grant Campeon super bag glove


Ive also liked the Ringside super heavy bag glove. As far as weight goes, you're looking at anything between 12 ounces and 16 ounces although I would try to stay in the 12-14 ounce range. Check out our equipment review section as well for reviews on all of these gloves.

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Thanks for the advice, I will have a look at those gloves you have listed.

Regarding the weight you say stick to 12-14 ounce range. What is the reason for this? Don't 16oz gloves provide more protection as they are bigger?

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It depends on the type of glove, the type of padding and the distribution of said padding. Ive used cheap 16oz gloves before with inferior cheap padding and they didnt protect nearly as well as the quality 12oz gloves. SOme used stuffed padding, some use gel, some use multi-layer closed cell foam, etc...

If you are saying same glove model, 12oz vs 16oz, well then yes, you will have more padding and you will also have more weight which means more difficult work out. I recommend 12-14 because its a nice middle ground where its not too hard for a novice to get through the workout and they still offer excellent protection.

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If the gloves I listed are too pricey, let me know your range and I'll recommend a few things for you.
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It depends on the type of glove, the type of padding and the distribution of said padding. Ive used cheap 16oz gloves before with inferior cheap padding and they didnt protect nearly as well as the quality 12oz gloves. SOme used stuffed padding, some use gel, some use multi-layer closed cell foam, etc...

If you are saying same glove model, 12oz vs 16oz, well then yes, you will have more padding and you will also have more weight which means more difficult work out. I recommend 12-14 because its a nice middle ground where its not too hard for a novice to get through the workout and they still offer excellent protection.

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If the gloves I listed are too pricey, let me know your range and I'll recommend a few things for you.
They are quite expensive but the problem is they don't seem to sell them in the UK so would have to import them from US which adds a lot to the price in shipping costs. Any reccomended alternatives in the £30-£50/60 price range would be helpful.

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Any suppliers over there that sell Grant gloves? The Grant Campeon super bag gloves are very good as well. Also, Ive heard great things about the Adidas higher end gloves. You could also check out the Lonsdale or Winning gloves which also have a great reputation.
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Any suppliers over there that sell Grant gloves? The Grant Campeon super bag gloves are very good as well. Also, Ive heard great things about the Adidas higher end gloves. You could also check out the Lonsdale or Winning gloves which also have a great reputation.
Doesn't seem to be any websites selling Gant gloves in the UK either.

Have found these Adidas gloves

adidas 'ADISTAR' Bag Gloves with 'ClimaCool' - Sugarrays

or the Title Gel Weighted Bag Glove. Are they much difference to the standard Title Gel Bag Gloves?

TITLE Gel Power Weighted Super Bag Gloves - Sugarrays Boxing Equipment

They also have the Title Gel World Training Gloves but not the Bag gloves.

Title GEL® Hook-and-Loop World Training Gloves - Sugarrays
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