Hi all, A little background. I'm a 42 year old firefighter who, after watching my 8 year old start MMA training, decided that I could totally take 1/2 the guys coming into the adult class when I was picking him up. So I decided to join. Needless to say, it only took ONE class to debunk that myth. However, I did learn much about my fighting knowledge, which is to say, I had none. I realized quickly (and humbly), that I knew nothing really on how to punch or defend myself (and more importantly, my family). After doing this for 6 months, mainly BJJ (entering my first NAGA No-Gi in a month), I have also come to really enjoy sparring with the MUCH younger guys on my gym's fight team, and heavy bag workouts that I get. That said, the time has come for me to purchase my own gear, as using shit lying around my gym isnt something that I am thrilled about doing. This site has been great as there is info everywhere regarding gear. However, it is VERY overwhelming. Which is why I am looking for some direction. My wife was going to buy me a complete Hayabusa set for xmas. But after reading several threads on here for more than a week, I get the sense that while its some good quality gear, it is pricey (which it is) and that just as good quality can be had for much less. That said, I am looking for some help in choosing a good 16oz glove that can be used for sparring AND bag work. I know that this is not ideal, but I do not see the need nor the justification for multiple gloves. I have look at R2C, Title, Rival, Reevo, and said hayabusa, but just dont know which ones to get. Since price is a factor (piecing together gloves, headgear, shin guards, and new MMA gloves), I'd like to keep the price around $70. Thanks in advance to all that provide their input!