Ergo Gel Spar 10oz

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  1. killedsirius

    killedsirius Blue Belt

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    I got these for Christmas, so been giving them a few months to break in.
    These gloves have ONLY been used for Sparring, schooling, and for the occasional round of pad work (max maybe 6/7 evenings)

    Some Notes
    These were specifically because they were 10oz gloves. I'm sure to the confusion of some people here my club spars with 10oz amateur style gloves mainly. However, when I first tried them on I knew there was no way they were 10oz, they were actually 16oz. I returned them, ERGO paid the return shipping. They were excellent and then informed me that they had been misled by their factory and that actually it was not possible to get these gloves in 10oz. I was happy with the gloves so didn't mind getting a heavier pair. They also shipped complimentary mini gloves to me as an apology!

    First Impressions
    The gloves came well packaged in a reclosable plastic/nylon package that makes a handy carry case. The smell was absolutely fantastic, the leather looked great and the gloves were nice and comfy on first slip on

    Quality and Craftsmanship
    These gloves are pretty well crafted. The leather is nice and soft. The hand compartment has very comfortable shiny lining that doesn't get too hot. The stitching is consistent and well done. The gloves are used 4 nights a week for drills and sparring and there isn't an ounce of wear on the stitching, leather, or the lining. The velcro closing is very wide and fairly sturdy. There is a slight running of the red paint into the white logo, but nothing to cry about. The wrist support is pretty great, considering it's not got a double strap like the Hayabusas. It does have a good cm of padding on the back of the wrist and some minimal padding on the inside of it that stops the wrist bending unnaturally. The gloves do not flop in the slightest when held by the wrist alone. I know some people dislike elasticated wrist straps but it's sturdy and I like it for my tiny girl wrists :D

    Hand Compartment
    The hand compartment is not too tight, but not huge either. It's just slightly larger than my Hayabusas. The thumb on my second pair was a little wonky (no better way to describe it) at first, but I put a screwdriver in the slit between the thumb and the fist over night and it's been fine ever since. Making a fist is easy and the grip bar is lovely

    Performance and Protection
    I like the gel padding, gives me enough feedback for a good shot but no pain whatsoever. I have a thumb that didn't heal well after an injury and there's not any pain in these. I cracked my fist off my sparring partner's elbow with a uppercut to the body and while it was still painful there was no damage done to my hand. I've landed some pretty heavy shots with this and there's good power transference but I'm not bashing anyone's face in so they offer good protection for the partner too. I wouldn't go quite as far as saying they're pillowy but they're much softer than my Hayabusas. I don't think that these gloves would do well for bag use however, and I haven't risked it!

    Summary

    Pros
    Comfort
    Performance
    Genuine Leather
    Wrist support
    Customer Service
    Durability

    Cons
    Slight issues with thumb
    Weight wrong
    Price -
     
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    Good review on a brand I haven't heard of. I like reading about different gear:) for some reason though your pics aren't showing up.
     
  5. killedsirius

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    sorting the pics now! It's a dropbox issue! Will do it on flickr asap :D just waiting on crummy interent.

    Ergo is super popular in Ireland, and I assume by extension the UK as it's an English Brand. You see their stuff at a lot of amateur fight nights, along with (shudder) addidas. Their club gloves are run of the mill, but DURABLE as hell. Their pads and bags the same. They won't set the world on fire with design etc, but their gear is good club and good amateur gear.
     
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    Cheers for the review! Good to see a review of a product on the UK market
     
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    Looked up their site....nice looking gear:)
     
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    You can see the slightly wonky left thumb in the pics. But it doesn't really impact on punching since I sorted it. It's a little disappointing considering the price, but it's really the only issue
     
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    These look identical to the title boxing gel training elastic gloves. Even down to the color them and exact placement of the genuine leather stamp as well as the strap. Lastly, it seems the weight issues is shared with both title and ergo.

    Good review very indepth, I've owned the title gels. Good gloves.

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    Ahhh, I thought they looked familiar even though I hadn't heard of the brand before. :)
     
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    wow, so its the same glove ss the title one, just with a different brand logo?
     
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    Most like same factory or manufacturer :)
     
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    StRatoCastR Gear Tester/Reviewer

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    ^ this, a lot of big companies share the same manufacturer and same design.

    a lot of brands gloves share similarities, sometimes you get a glove that's identical though.
     
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    if these are indeed the exact same gloves as the Title ones, then I would under no circumstances use the titles on bags btw. I mean they're just gonna get destroyed from what I can tell, they're simply not dense enough for bagwork IMO. They're plenty protective I'd say, but they're that little bit too soft to take several rounds a week punishment on a hard bag.
    My experience with ERGO club gloves is good, they're durable, but they were specific club gloves which are made for the extreme punishment of communal use.
    I think ERGO have marketed this glove correctly as a Sparring glove, and I would not feel it would benefit from prolonged use on the heavy bag.
     
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    StRatoCastR Gear Tester/Reviewer

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    Sparring gloves are softer foam composition so they will break down faster on the bag. You can still use them on the bag just be aware of the accelerated breakdown.
     
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    yup exactly! But title have theirs labelled as "training" gloves no? Implying that they are suitable for both?
     
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    StRatoCastR Gear Tester/Reviewer

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    That's a myth really, there is no one glove all purpose glove. The foam itself may be medium density however still making it suitable for sparring.
     
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    cool! that's good to know! why bother labelling it such so i wonder.
     
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    I think it's a marketing ploy to get beginners or people that simply do not want to get multiple sets of gloves so the training glove was created.
     
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    sigh! Well then I'm glad that these gloves were labelled SPARRING then. I'd be probably have been naive enough to have believed the label "training" and made shit of them.
     

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