Review of 'Fight 2 Finish' (F2F) hook and loop 16 oz. training gloves (USA)

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  1. hangulmalmotayo

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    It's been a while, I've been busy with life, but I have been able to get to the heavy bag regularly.

    I was sent a pair of F2F, made in USA training gloves to try out. Below is a brief review after using the gloves for approximately 130 rounds on the heavy bag.

    The preliminaries: the glove itself fits extremely comfortably and has at least two layers of padding. I'd compare the fit to the Sabas SuperSoft. The gloves felt really nice after 20-30 rounds on the heavy bag. They are very balanced in terms of weight and are a pleasure to use. I'm not a huge fan of hook and loop, but these were fine. In terms of construction, they seem well made. I didn't notice any loose stitching or anything like that. The leather feels good; after 130 rounds, they still look brand new, which is better than some other brands.

    I had my suspicions about whether these are actually made in the USA—but the guy who started the company is insistent that they are. And the tag inside of the glove says as much.

    After about 80 rounds, or so, I began to notice that the padding was flattening out. The foam layers were a bit denser, but still, the gloves felt really good. Additionally, the padding has lasted longer than some other brands I've tried (which will remain unnamed here).

    At about 100 rounds I noticed a split in the first layer of padding. I could feel it through the liner; at about 120 rounds, on my right-hand glove, I noticed a split in two layers of padding, which is when I effectively retired the gloves. Now, I could have continued using the gloves for a bit longer—probably without issue—but I didn't.

    I'd say the gloves are ideal for sparring. They fit really well and are super comfortable. But I think comfort comes at the cost of durability. Nevertheless, if they're not being used on the heavy bag they'd probably last a while longer. I think this is the trade-off for gloves: if you want a durable glove on the bag, it's probably not going to be as comfortable.

    That said, I would heartily recommend these as sparring gloves. If there is a change in padding material (which I think there might be a more durable version for the bag?), then this may be a good option on the bag, unless you have bag mitts, which are the best.

    I'd compare the gloves to the Sabas Supersofts in terms of fit and feel. They're really comfortable gloves. I would not recommend them for sustained use on the heavy bag, though.

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    The glove destroyer is baaaaaaack !!!!!!
    Nice review bud.
     
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    I just looked at their website, I really like the shape they have, it's a very grant style shape.
     
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