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What are the things that you look for in a pair of boxing gloves?
What are the differances between a ****ty pair and and awesome pair?
How long should gloves last? sparring gloves? bag gloves?


I started a company gorilla fight gear about a year ago and our goal is to make some kick ass gloves well kick ass everything, so any feedback would be awesome.

we have 2 styles of sparring gloves and 1 type of bag gloves? but after seeing a few local muay thai clubs using my nice soft sparring gloves on their heavy bag and thai pads i'm thinking i'll need to make an all purpuse glove as no matter how good those sparring gloves are i can't see them putting up with 1-2 hrs a day of heavy bag/pad work, and that freaks me out as i don't want people to think i have a ****ty product.
 

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Well the bag gloves need to be hard at the front. Take a pair of everlast bag gloves, and examine what they did with it. The same with sparring gloves. Just change a little and try to make it better.
 

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yeah we are going 2 routes on this one first we are improving on our manufacturers top gloves that we allready liked, and the second route is we are picking up gloves that we have seen rave reveiws on and making our our with minor improvements but everything takes time.
 

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What are the materials your manufacturing with? Are you using leather for the cuffs and skins? As you probabaly know already, leather is supremely durable when compared to most of the other materials 1 off brands are producing these days. Also, are you stuffing your gloves or using a foam or equivalent mold type? Alot of gloves are using an injected foam mold for protection and durability, usually in several layers.

On a side note,
If you need someone to "test" or examine a product for you, let me know. I train regualrly, and have 2 pro's boxing out of the gym in my area. I can give you honest objective opinions on what we consider to be the weaknesses and strong points of the item/s your manufacturing.
Best of luck to you!
 

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well we are working with all leather on our bag gloves and our sparring gloves, but we went with a pvc for our cheap kids gloves i'm curious which would you guys think is better pvc or pu, or is there some other material that would be more durable but just as cheap an alternative for our starter/kids gloves.

i might take you up on that when we get some samples of a new product in
 

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michel said:
well we are working with all leather on our bag gloves and our sparring gloves, but we went with a pvc for our cheap kids gloves i'm curious which would you guys think is better pvc or pu, or is there some other material that would be more durable but just as cheap an alternative for our starter/kids gloves.

i might take you up on that when we get some samples of a new product in
I do the same as the Captain, train regulary and there are 2 pros in my gym, and one 08 hall of famer, Larry Holmes. So I could check them out.
 

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ohh i hate PVC i'm curious about this microfiber material rival uses on their bag gloves, more durable then leather? I think i'll have to check that out one of these days.
 

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gloves have been in for a month now and are selling fairly well no complaints, but i have noticed some gym owners would like to see us stock some wider mexican style gloves, so now we've cloned some cletos and some ringside gloves which will be tested but gloves are a personal thing and i don't know if it's possible to make everybody happy, makes me wonder if i should even bother getting more then one style of gloves.
 
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