Thanks for the input musicrocks 9393. I assume that you own them, but when you train with them, do you feel that they are light enough to improve speed with your combos or would they be too bulky for that? Does your holder hit you hard with these pads? The appeal of these pads are that your trainer can actually deliver a small blow for more realistic defensive training. How long have you had them and do they hold up well?
I'm personally used to the contoured classic FMV9 classic mitts (below) and they've been pretty durable at the gym I trained at but they kept slipping on my hands with each punch. I have small hands so maybe something with a strap like the FMV10 would be more secure.
Have you or beaglepuss tried any of these Fairtex mitts? If so, how were they for you?