Best sparring gloves?

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  1. toastyy

    toastyy White Belt

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    I am looking to pick up a pair of good sparring gloves that are easy on my hands / partners face. Any suggestions for something around 80-100$?

    Thanks
     
  2. Smashandgrab

    Smashandgrab Red Belt

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    Ringside IMF's. Best gloves I've ever used.
     
  3. crossdx

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    For that cost, I don't think you can go wrong with Ringside IMF Tech/Ultimate Classic, or Fairtex BGV1 (training gloves) or BGV5 (sparring gloves).

    I'm also liking my Hayabusa 16oz Pro Sparring gloves so far. Will have a review maybe by the end of the month.
     
  4. xDivineSouLx

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    just cause im curious how many pair of gloves do you own?
     
  5. crossdx

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    Just the Hayabusas and I'm getting the Fairtex BGV5s soon. I also have the CSI Thai style training gloves, which I use for bad/pad work. And as you know, I'm getting a pair of Cleto Reyes gloves in about a month or so.

    I recommended the others based on reading a lot of posts on them here on G & E. I read a lot of threads here in my spare time for "research", lol. The search function is my friend.
     
  6. Nathan Tagnipez

    Nathan Tagnipez Amateur Fighter

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    gameness gloves. durable and comfy.
     
  7. Foxx_MMA

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    I always hear Fairtex, SSF, Windy, Twins & KO Fightgear thrown around for sparring purposes, but noone has really thrown them out in this thread. Am I missing something?
     
  9. Foxx_MMA

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    The fairtex were mentioned as for the others the SSF's windys and KO's those are great gloves for the money but if you are willing to spend 100 bucks or so there are slightly better gloves out there
     
  10. crossdx

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    Yeah, I mentioned Fairtex in my first post. I didn't mention the other Thai brands and the lower costing gloves not because they aren't good, I hear and read a lot of good things about them too, but because I think for the budget of the TS, Fairtex is the best pick among all those you mentioned.

    If he were on a tighter budget, I'd gladly recommend those brands as great alternatives to Fairtex, and some people actually prefer them. Just my 2 cents.
     
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    MMA gloves or full gloves? I absolutely love my fairtex 16oz'ers and would recommend them to anyone.
     
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    I am looking for full gloves, not MMA gloves
     
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    I just saw right now they cut the price on the ultimates again at ringside now they are 79 dollars as opposed to the 89 which i bought them at. At 79 that is even more reasonable considering the competition
     
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    blaa_kriger Strength and Honor

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    i have fairtex and ko fightgear sparring gloves...both are very good but i'd give a slight edge to fairtext for a little better fit
     
  17. MIDMOBOX

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    If your looking to be easy on your training partners its hard to go wrong with the IMFs. However they still provide solid feedback to you. I have a pair and did a review sometime ago about them. Plus for the money you save you can afford new wraps to go with them.

    However my personal prefernce goes to the Ringside Internationals. They were close to your budget at $99 but I like the solid feel they give and although not as easy as the IMFs on your partner they are still are easy on your pals.
     
  18. KShaft

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    At first I thought "hey, since Im going to be doing MMA, Ill get Thai gloves, they should be better than regular boxing gloves." I had a pair of twins, fairtex, and even windy. I honestly thought that the twins and fairtex were both better than the windy, but the windy was nice.

    Any way, I began using my red fairtex bag gloves for pad and bag work. They worked good.

    I was a bit dissatisfied with the boxing class at my academy. I just dont like the format. Its not that it was a bad class or anything like that, its just designed to accomidate a lot of people (IE hobbyists) , instead of guys wanting to really immerse themselves in the art. So I called a pro trainer, great guy. We started doing intense pad work and I was using my fairtex bag gloves. At the end of the session my right knuckle and hand were aching.

    Next session I start using my lovely twins gloves. Right away my hand begins to hurt. So, I switch to my winnings glove. No pain whatsoever. Its beautiful.

    If I were you I would stay away from your typical muay thai glove. Traditionally MT guys do not punch very much. It is considered the weakest strike to them, and although the twins and fairtex gloves have an inherent quality to them, muay thai gloves dont seem to protect your hand as well as traditional boxing gloves.

    Okay, lets not forget that sparring is to learn....not to damage your sparring partner, making him more likely to hurt you or not want to train with you. That being said, you'll want 16 oz gloves. I say for sparring make it a lace up glove. Better wrist support, snugger fit, feels better etc... If you do a lot of drills with glove swapping, like ground and pound drills where guy on top uses full size boxing gloves and attempts to beat guy on bottom, and guy on bottom uses mma gloves and tries to improve position or submit guy on top, then you might be better served to use a velcro securing type glove for convienience, not performance.

    My first choice for you would be winning, but thats double your budget.
    My second choice would be grant pro training gloves. Known to also be easy on training partners.
    Now, personally I will be using 16 oz Cleto Reyes gloves for sparring. These are known as a punchers glove, so not so easy on partners, but Im a 135 pounder, so I figure my training partners will be fine w/ me using a 16 oz glove, reyes or not. I can recommend reyes quality wise, but not so much for damaging your partner.
    My other "second" choice would be a product I dont have experience with but have much faith in, are the ultimate classic training gloves. They arent as flashy as some of the other gloves, but I have a feeling that these gloves are just as good quality as the grants or cletos, not to mention they are a bit cheaper, and have a one year warranty. I have a feeling these gloves are made by legacy boxing of New York.

    Honorable mentions are fairtex sparring gloves, which seem to be specifically designed for sparring(hence them being called "sparring gloves")
    BGV5 - Super Sparring Gloves - Locked Thumb
    BGL3 - Pro Sparring Gloves - "Locked Thumb" Design
    Fairtex Safety Training Gloves

    Winning Products

    Grant Professional Training Gloves at Ringside.com

    Ultimate Training Gloves - Lace Cuff at Ringside.com

    Cleto Reyes Training Gloves at Ringside.com

    Fairtex New Zealand - Be Inspired
     
  19. mjfgf

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    I personally like Ringside Gel Shock Training Gloves the best, but for the $ range you are looking at you could go with fairtex or windy too. One of my training partner has the Windy Thai Style training gloves and he thinks they are great
     
  20. mvisit1

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    You're supposed to have a separate pair of gloves for bag/pad work and another pair for sparring right? Because hitting the bag/pads compresses the foam over time and makes it hard so not ideal for your sparring partners face.

    Since you go all out on the bag/pads hand protection is your biggest concern. Since you don't go all out sparring (or at least shouldn't if you don't want to get injured before a REAL fight or get premature brain damage), shouldn't your main concern with sparring gloves be the best padding for your partner's face?
     

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