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This review is for Title Boxing's new GEL hook and loop Training Gloves.

I'm always excited to try out the latest gear in the boxing world, and todays product is no exception. The new GEL series of training gloves from Title Boxing are available in hook and loop or lace up versions and in 12oz, 14oz, or 16oz weights. They are constructed of all genuine leather with a gel lining and multi layer foam padding. The hook and loop closure is a heavy duty stretch fabric about 4" wide with an industrial grade velcro fastener. The gloves have a formed fit, and attached thumb as is the standard with all professional quality gloves. The pair I recieved were 12oz weight (my preference)black with white thumb and wrist and are quite attractive.
Shipping was quick and reasonable, and their customer support was very helpful and readily available (even on the Sunday that I called to order them, expecting to get voicemail). Although a bit pricey at the sale price of $69.99, it was evident upon recieving them it was money well spent.



The gloves initially felt a bit stiff, but this is to be expected from most new gloves. They fit a bit more snugly than than my lace up Ringside Bag gloves, and have surprisingly good support for a hook and loop glove. There is no feeling of wrist insecurity, and no "looseness" when wearing these. After about 10 solid workout sessions on the heavy bag, they have just started to break in and feel more comfortable. There are no noticeable inconsistencies in the padding and they are very even and protective throughout. Fit and finish of the gloves is excellent with well stitched seams and cuts. As far as performance and protection goes, I can honestly say that these gloves offer the best padding and knuckle protection of any glove I have used, period. Their Gel and foam padding absorbs the hardest punch impacts with ease, and leaves your hands feeling surprisingly good after a hard workout.




Overall, I think these are an excellent training and bag glove. When you're ready to upgrade or replace your gloves, I recommend taking a goodlook at the Title GEL series.

Ratings (1-10, 10 being the highest)
Quality:9
Value:8
Performance:9
Comfort:7

Pro's: Well constructed, excellent padding and protection, good support, good looks
Cons: A bit pricey, but you get what you pay for here
Manufacturer: Title Boxing
Price: $69.99 (sale) at Titleboxing.com
 

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I'm skeptical about buying these now, cuz I just read a review on another message board. The guy pretty much said the same thing as you CA, with how amazing they are....he followed up 6 months later saying the gel was already starting to break apart and he only used the gloves on the bag 3 times a week.
 

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Well, I can t speak yet to their durability as i've only had mine for about a month. So far they've been very good.

If you want a similar glove that I can attest to their durability on, then take a look at the Ringside IMF Tech glove. They are fantastic.
 

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BladeJrs said:
I'm skeptical about buying these now, cuz I just read a review on another message board. The guy pretty much said the same thing as you CA, with how amazing they are....he followed up 6 months later saying the gel was already starting to break apart and he only used the gloves on the bag 3 times a week.
Oh, and just to be fair:

If you're training 3 days a week for 6 months, MOST gloves will start to break down at that point. Some will yield a little more durability, and some a little less but 6 months of abuse is not too bad actually.
 

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These seem top quality, Problem is Im only 17, I have no credit cards is there any other way I can purchase them off titleboxing?..
 

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Ive never came across a glove that last over 6 months, well I mean they last but the padding is completely worn.
 

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These seem top quality, Problem is Im only 17, I have no credit cards is there any other way I can purchase them off titleboxing?..
I'm looking into that for you. Stay tuned...



Here ya go:

Hi Steve,
We accept several forms of payment that include, mail in check, money order and wire transfer. I hope that answers your questions.
Thank you,
Ryan S.
Title Boxing
[email protected]
1-800-999-1213 Ext: 5127
Fax: 913-492-7546
 

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BTW, Is there a difference between 'Training' And 'Bag' Gloves?.. I Want these gloves For hitting the bag..ALSO How Do I tell what size gloves I should get?
 

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Training gloves are designed to be used also for sparring. The padding is a little different in them. They will not hold up as long as a bag glove if what your focusing on is hitting the bags only.
The hand compartment in these is a little tighter than usual for the "regular" size, but breaks in with usage. I use a regular size and I'm 6'2". My hands are a size XL for any other type of athletic glove (football or baseball) for reference. Hope that helps.
 

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BTW, Is there a difference between 'Training' And 'Bag' Gloves?.. I Want these gloves For hitting the bag..ALSO How Do I tell what size gloves I should get?
bag gloves have heavy padding and are more durable, but if you use them for sparring they will hurt the other guy because of this. Sparring gloves wont bash the other guy during sparring like bag gloves will, but wont last if you use them as bag gloves

I bought Rival Elite Bag Gloves 14oz the other day, I like them a lot
 

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bag gloves have heavy padding and are more durable, but if you use them for sparring they will hurt the other guy because of this. Sparring gloves wont bash the other guy during sparring like bag gloves will, but wont last if you use them as bag gloves

I bought Rival Elite Bag Gloves 14oz the other day, I like them a lot
How about posting a review on them for us when you get a little time in with them ?
 

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just ordered some of these gloves to try out.
been using imf tech training gloves from ringside and eventhough I love Grants, i gotta say the IMFs are the best day-to-day workhorse glove I've ever used.
I've had them over a year and they're not breaking down.
not nervous at all about sparring with them, especially considering the fact that some guys at my gym will spar with bag gloves (the small type with elastic enclosure), or gloves that are completely falling apart.

I'm hoping the title gel gloves will behave similarly.
it sure would be nice to have 2 awesome pairs to rotate between.

The only thing i'm worried about with the Title Gel gloves is how they fit.
The reason I bought them was because I finally got rid of the Twins elastic-enclosure training gloves sold on the Title website. I believe they were not real Twins, but in fact re-badged Title gloves. The biggest reason I got rid of them was because they REALLY didn't fit my fists well & gave me sore knuckles. If Title's gloves are anything like those, then I'll probably have to send them back.
 

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I have these in 14oz. They feel heavier compared to my pro everlast trainers which is also 14oz. The velcro strap may contribute in the weight differences between my 2 gloves.
 

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I finally got the Title Gel gloves in at the end of the summer.
I really don't like the shape of the pocket in Title gloves.
I have the same problem with the Twins gloves I bought last year from Title, when my old pair of Twins gloves didn't have this issue.
Their gloves just don't fit my fist well.
I keep them to let my friends use them when they train.
 

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Ive never came across a glove that last over 6 months, well I mean they last but the padding is completely worn.
I've got a pair of 14oz Blitz training gloves I've had about 1 year now, good as ever :)

Captain as for the IMF training gloves any idea of a site that would sell them in the UK? I've tried looking but only found American sites. I don't want to import due to the shipping/tax costs.
 
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