You can't really go wrong with IMFs. The last two gloves I've bought recently have been IMFs. In the Ringside thread Minowafanatic asked which glove are the most protective for bagwork. Based on Darrin from Ringside's recommendation I picked up a pair of the HBG18. They are 10oz.
Things about this glove:
-When I got them they were inexpensive, think $25-$30. I'm always looking for the best glove for the price.
-Very good construction.
-They're synthetic, but very soft. It's easy to clean, and you never get any weird cuts of leather (I notice at the lower price range, you sometimes get leather quality issues). After some bag work, I just spray them with some disinfectant and by the next day they're dry.
-Material is shiny and the colors are funky, I'm more of a low key, black and white glove kinda guy, but the baby blue has been growing on me.
-Feels perfect without wraps, snug, with wraps on. It'll take a few rounds to break them in. I normally wear a L sized glove.
-It'll take a few rounds before you're punching with your knuckles (break in).
-The lining is a little scratchy, I'd prefer a smooth nylon lining.
Overall I'm very happy with the purchase. Would buy again.
If you end up buying Ringside/CSI you should message the Ringside/CSI guys on this forum and see if they can take care of you.
Originally Posted by mixedmajik
So would it be safe to say the consensus = Top ten has better padding but really bad quality unless you examine and get the right pair because the leather quality is hit or miss whereas the ringside IMF isn't as protective but the overall glove is more consistent in it's quality when ordering online and trusting the glove will be good? I'm leaning more to consistency atm with IMF if that is the case...the new imf pro fight seem decent with that new lacing system and apparently they can be used on bags and such like any training/bag glove...
@Minow yeah I'm one of those short 5'6 guys with 11 inch (across) hands...so yeah fit is also important to me...hands are far from small...