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Old 12-05-2011, 07:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Cleto Reyes: Training vs. Extra Padding Training Gloves for Bag/Sparring

Hi guys,

I am a novice. After bad experiences with cheaper gloves I decided to invest in two pairs of Cleto Reyes. I want to make sure I get the most out of them.

I have a pair of 16 oz Training Gloves (E-616) which I have been using for bag and mitt work and I love them. I also purchased a pair of 16oz Extra Padding Training gloves (E-816), which are yet to arrive. Both are Hook and Loop style.

I intend to start sparring within the next 2 months. I noticed that some guys in the forums suggest not using the sparring gloves for bag work. There also seems to be an aversion towards Reyes for sparring.

These are my questions:

(1) which of my pairs would make better sparring gloves and which would make better bag/mitt gloves, considered one set is more padded than the other?

(2) Do I really need to have separate gloves for sparring and bag?

Please, note that I do not intend to buy another pair of gloves soon. So I will use one of the Reyes for sparring.

All the best,
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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I am not as seasoned as some of the guys on here, so hopefully I'm not the only one responding. In my opinion though I would use the extra padded ones for the bag work, as to protect your hands better. Cause hitting the bag stresses your knuckles out way more than sparring. I think some people don't reccomend cleto reyes for sparring cause they are a little more firm then other brands. I personally don't think it matters.

I'm about to get a new pair of gloves and I want to get ones that protect my knuckles the best. How much do those padded reyes cost, and how much better are they at absorbing shock, then the the regular ones?
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Hi Saipan,

Thanks for your reply. It does make sense that one would want the more padded glove for bag work. Hopefully we will get a few more opinions as well.

The best price I found for the extra padding gloves was at Bound Boxing.

I bought the regular ones from [email protected] and I can't recommend him enough - excellent service, price and quick shipping. Unfortunately, he didn't have the extra padded available and I really wanted to try them out.

As for how differently they behave. I do not know yet, as I have not received the extra padding pair.

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Old 12-06-2011, 03:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Ok. Let me know how they are when you get them, they look like are really good at protecting your knuckles. Thanks.
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Old 12-10-2011, 08:45 AM   #5 (permalink)
 
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Come on guys... No one else has anything to say?

This topic doesn't interest anyone else?

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Come on guys... No one else has anything to say?

This topic doesn't interest anyone else?

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Honestly, I'd get the extra-padded for both sparring and bag work (so 2 pairs of the same gloves), BUT yes--I do think you need separate bag and sparring gloves.

Cleto Reyes are known for not being well-padded compared to other brands (I can attest, as I have their 18oz, which feel like 14 oz padding). I haven't tried the extra-padded ones, but it sounds like it would be perfect. Everything else on the Reyes training gloves was perfect (fit, support).

As to why you need separate pairs: gloves used on the bag will break down and not be safe to use against your partners in sparring, so a separate pair is necessary for their protection. Also, elbows will can seriously mess up your knuckles and thumbs in sparring, so you want as much padding as possible.
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Old 12-10-2011, 06:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
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Honestly, I'd get the extra-padded for both sparring and bag work
Thanks for the advice.

Looks like I now have a problem

Anyone interested in a (blue) pair of 16oz Cleto Reyes Hook and Loop training gloves? Is there an active classified area in this forum?

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Old 12-12-2011, 09:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
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Quick Update: I wore the Extra Padding gloves for the first time today. I did a heavy bag workout.

First impressions:
- They will need a lot of breaking in compared to the regular 16 oz pair;
- They have a lot more padding to the point where they look big even for me;
- There is a more room in the hand compartment. They are definitely not a glove for guys with smaller hands.

So far I like the regular 16oz better. I guess that's because I am used to them. Will update this as I go.
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:32 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
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They sound good. Do you wear hand wraps? Cause if you don't, those gloves will fit way more snug if your hands are wrapped.
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Hi Saipan,

I do wear hand wraps. They do look good. I will keep you guys posted as they break in.
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