Adidas Speed 300D Boxing Gloves Review

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  1. HeavyHands Always learning

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    I decided to give Adidas gloves a try after doing some research. I don't personally see them around much locally but from what I gather Adidas boxing gear is highly regarded outside of the US and I remember being a fan of their Tae Kwon Do gear back in the day so I picked up some 16 oz Adidas Speed 300D Boxing Gloves here:

    https://acsgear.com/products/speed-300d-boxing-glove

    My gloves arrived yesterday and initially I was happy with the overall look and feel. The problem occurred when I tried to slip my hands in. I was wearing wraps and there was no way my hands were going in those gloves. I took off my wraps and still had a hell of a time getting my hands in and when I did they were crammed tight. I tried hitting the bag for a couple of rounds (again, no wraps) and it just sucked. I would say my hands are average sized - not large, not small. I'm 6'2", 190 lbs. I have Fairtex, Cletos, Grant, and Venom gloves as well and none of them have this problem.

    This is my first post to Sherdog. I just feel like I need to give everyone a heads up about these since your reviews of other products have helped me. I realize experiences will vary, but this case was so extreme I had to call it out.
     
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  2. hangulmalmotayo Green Belt

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    Sucks.

    Have you tried contacting Adidas about it?
     
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  3. HeavyHands Always learning

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    Not yet but I think I'm going to have to. I can't use these.
     
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  4. HeavyHands Always learning

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    Just to follow up on this, I emailed returns@acsgear.com per their return policy on 10/4 and have yet to receive a reply. Their policy states they will respond in 1-2 days. I sent a second email today. So far I am not impressed with Adidas ACS Gear.
     
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  5. Woldog Boxer

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    After seeing those gloves I'm not sure I've seen uglier gloves. I hope you get your refund bro.
     
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  6. HeavyHands Always learning

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    Haha! I thought they looked alright.
     
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  7. hillelslovak87 Red Belt

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    Get a refund. Those gloves look to be incredibly poorly made. I tend to only use gloves with laces, but those look poorly made even in comparison to some run of the mill Protex Gloves.
     
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  8. Ryyonvin Orange Belt

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    Really sucks you spent a hundred bucks and that was your experience. Thanks for warning the rest of us and hopefully you get your refund. Let us know what you gloves you decide on next
     
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  9. HeavyHands Always learning

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    Still no response from Adidas.

    Since they didn’t work out I decided to replace my worn out Fairtex gloves with another pair of the same.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00K...dpPl=1&dpID=51O+u05mQPL&ref=plSrch&th=1&psc=1

    The fit has always been good for me and for my training gloves I like that the padding is on the firmer side. However, I normally use 16 oz gloves for training but I decided to try a 14 oz pair this time because I noticed on Rival’s sizing webpage they recommended 14 oz gloves for someone my weight. Since I spar with 16 oz gloves I actually thought I should go with 18 oz gloves to train in but I thought I’d give their recommendation a try for kicks. I’d like to hear anyone’s thoughts on appropriate training glove weights.

    Anyway, as far as the gloves go I have yet to be disappointed in Fairtex. My Cletos are my next favorite after that, followed by my Grants.
     
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  10. Woldog Boxer

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    Mate I'm a big supporter of Fairtex they're my go to glove brand. I recently injured my knuckle badly and have to have 5 months off -_- so I sold my BGV9's and I was about to buy another pair but decided to try Topboxers gear. Glad there is another who loves fairtex.
     
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  11. HeavyHands Always learning

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    Still no response from Adidas...
     
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  12. Avin1973 Yellow Belt

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    Ouch... Adidas is my favorite sports brand by far. Never tried their boxing gloves tho.
     
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  13. HeavyHands Always learning

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    I know I really liked their gear for TKD but these gloves were a big let down. The biggest let down has been their (complete lack of) customer service. If you buy their gear DO NOT purchase direct from their website.
     
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  14. RDL81 White Belt

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    I would post on their Facebook page or tweet them provide a link to this forum as well saying we are all waiting to see if they ever resolve this!
     
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  15. hangulmalmotayo Green Belt

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    That's the way to do it. Make it very public.
     
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  16. HeavyHands Always learning

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    Good call. Just posted on Twitter. Thanks
     
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