Zeus Deportes Custom 16oz. Lace-Up Grant-Style Training Glove Review | Page 3

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment Reviews' started by hangulmalmotayo, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. hangulmalmotayo Blue Belt

    hangulmalmotayo
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2015
    Messages:
    770
    Likes Received:
    375
    I'm looking to sell the second pair of gloves I bought from Scarphe (pictured above). I'm having a third pair made by Scarphe and have too many gloves... They have not been used (not even to try them out on the heavy bag) but have been sitting in my closet. They are actually 18oz. in weight with medium density padding for the second layer.

    PM if interested.
     
    #41
  2. hangulmalmotayo Blue Belt

    hangulmalmotayo
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2015
    Messages:
    770
    Likes Received:
    375
    Here is the third pair I'm ordering from Scarphe.

    Freaking beautiful gloves. I got them with super soft padding in 14oz. so they should weigh much closer to 16oz. Also, instead of the weird foam at the finger tips, it has the felt like Grant gloves do. Also, has the original Zeus logo.

    I'm pretty excited to get them.

    IMG_4933.JPG IMG_4930.JPG IMG_4931.JPG
     
    #42
  3. hangulmalmotayo Blue Belt

    hangulmalmotayo
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2015
    Messages:
    770
    Likes Received:
    375
    Just another update. It's been about five months now since I got these gloves, if I'm calculating correctly.

    I've used the gloves probably around 1500 rounds on the heavy bag. Recently I discovered a little tear in a part of the liner in the left glove (previously I found the liner on the right hand glove coming apart from the bottom of the palm). It hasn't been a big deal, though.

    Apart from that, the gloves feel great. I can say that they are definitely broken in now (I had doubts before). The padding has softened somewhat in the knuckle area, but they are not breaking apart or anything like that, just not as stiff as before.

    Anyway, here are five month pictures. I switched out the laces for black ones.

    IMG_5303.jpg IMG_5304.jpg IMG_5305.jpg IMG_5306.jpg
     
    #43
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2017
  4. deh707 Orange Belt

    deh707
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2006
    Messages:
    286
    Likes Received:
    82
    Nice update!

    About the liner; I was told that polyester isn't as strong as nylon (Winning's liner). Scarphe even has blends of liners, such as nylon/cotton, canvas/cotton, etc.....
     
    #44
  5. destroyer4147 Orange Belt

    destroyer4147
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2004
    Messages:
    275
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Long Beach, CA
    How much do Zeus gloves go for, before and after shipping?
     
    #45
  6. hangulmalmotayo Blue Belt

    hangulmalmotayo
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2015
    Messages:
    770
    Likes Received:
    375
    Some details to add to my last update.

    I was looking through my first post and thought it might be helpful to re-score the glove based on its performance after five months.

    Leather: 7 (previously 10). The color leaks quite a bit, but no rips or tears or anything. There is a strange pattern forming on the glove, though (see the close-up picture in the post above). Not a big deal. 10 would be perfect leather, 7 is average. [Note: I believe but am not yet able to confirm, that my next pair will have better leather without the leaking issue.]
    Stitching: 10 (no change). Stitching has held up just fine.
    Padding: 10 (no change). Like fine wine, the padding has only gotten better with age. The gloves are fully broken in now and they feel great when I use them. It took a lot of time and some pain, but it was worth it. If I could rewind, I probably would have given the padding a lower score (maybe an 8) since it was so freaking stiff when I first got them. But I don't really remember anymore.
    Response/Performance: 10 (no change). I'd up this score (along with padding) if I could... Really great response on the heavy bag.
    Fist Formation: 10 (no change). Like the above, it's gotten much better with time. In retrospect I would have said that they were an 8 when I first started using them.
    Hand compartment: 9 (previously 8). It's roomy, but I've gotten used to it. Also, since it's broken in it doesn't feel as spacious as before.
    Weight: 9 (previously 7). I docked a few points for the weight before (the gloves are a little over 19oz.) and the weight has not changed, but I must say that the distribution of weight on the glove is such that they don't feel heavy. So I'm raising the score.

    I'm also adding two other categories:
    Liner: 6 (probably would have said 9 or 10 before). The liner has come apart from the seam in one place and has started tearing at the knuckle in another place. It doesn't pose an issue (don't even notice it, to be honest), but I'd rather not have the liner tearing at all. So this will be the lowest score of all the categories. It's not a deal breaker because I've encountered much worse liners (for instance, my Sabas liners were a lot weaker than these), and it's not noticeable when I use the gloves.
    Finger tip foam: 7 (probably would have said 4 or 5 before). I complained about the foam at the finger tips, and this should no longer be an issue for those who order through Scarphe. But I must say that despite the foam pieces coming apart, it hasn't torn as I expected it to. The foam is attached to a more durable piece of cloth. The foam will come off, but will not tear through (which was my primary concern). Fortunately, this will not be a problem in my future pairs from Scarphe (I have two on the way) as he has figured out a solution to this problem. The gloves will have a felt-like material which is similar to Grant gloves, apparently.
     
    #46
  7. deh707 Orange Belt

    deh707
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2006
    Messages:
    286
    Likes Received:
    82
    Has anyone who ordered Zeus gloves in recent months received their gloves?

    Still waiting on mine ordered April 22nd.
     
    #47
  8. hangulmalmotayo Blue Belt

    hangulmalmotayo
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2015
    Messages:
    770
    Likes Received:
    375
    Update: I retired the Zeus gloves about a month ago (so after seven months of use). The gloves served me well and actually still have a lot of life left in terms of padding; the only issue is the liner came apart.

    I'm still waiting on my next pair. I will update when those arrive. I believe they've already been shipped.

    @deh707: That is to say, I'm still waiting to get my pair. Didn't you get a tracking number? What does the tracking number say?
     
    #48
  9. deh707 Orange Belt

    deh707
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2006
    Messages:
    286
    Likes Received:
    82
    He said he was going to give me the tracking #, but still hasn't.

    Did you get your #? And when did you place your most recent order?
     
    #49

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "fd5733925866a04e50edd70f38dfaa35"
monitoring_string = "603ac9fff68f23709f2a42bf5e29272b"