First off thanks to ECS123 for creating this thread pointing out the sale for these gloves, it is most appreciated. This is my first review on these forums so if I left anything out, please let me know and i'll do my best to add any extra info. Fairtex Super Bag Gloves HBG9 Review by Arkitekt I'll begin by saying that this is probably one of the best buys, if not the best, I have made for my martial arts equipment this year. These gloves normally go for $70-$80 on most sites but it was on sale through ringside for $35 + free shipping with the coupon code. Product Description (as per Ringside's Website): Engineered with pre-curved high quality leather shell and uni-layered high-density latex foam. Enclosed thumb with full-wrist wrap hook & loop closure for maximum comfort and support. Hand made in Thailand with top grain leather. 12 oz in weight. First Impressions (5/5): I've never owned a Fairtex product before but i've read that I could expect top notch quality from this brand. Normally i'm not one for aesthetics, more so for functionality, but even I stop every now and then and think "damn, these are some sexy gloves". Sizing and Fit (5/5): I'm a pretty thick dude and generally wear size large gloves and without wraps, these gloves fit very nicely on my gorilla-sized hands. With wraps, they fit snuggly enough without feeling uncomfortable or turning my fingers blue. Great wrist support which allows a little movement. I was worried at first that 12oz gloves would be too tight for a guy my size but they ended up feeling like they were custom made for me. Construction Quality (5/5): The quality of the leather is very nice. The stitching work is even better, no loose threads and the leather around the seams is folded over very neatly. The inner lining is very comfortable and durable. Inside the glove there seems to be two layers of foam, a softer layer that goes over my knuckles and one that is a little more dense above that. Its just the type of product you look at and know that its built to last. Functionality and Usage (5/5): Recently I used these gloves with focus mitts and thai pads and the foam layers are amazing. The day after I didn't feel sore even though I tried to go a little harder than usual to test how much impact it can absorb. Summary: - One of the best bangs for your buck - Excellent fit - Superior construction quality - Very comfortable - High quality foam - Could use a little more ventilation - No grip bar across palm Conclusion (4.5/5): Overall, this is a steal for a Fairtex product like this one. I'm still in shock that retailers would sell it at this price but i'm not complaining. If I had to be picky though, I would like to have more ventilation as there are currently only 5 perforated holes in the palm. Also, there is no grip bar across the palm like most gloves have. I suppose this can be left to personal preference but its nice to have for those that like it. Bottom line, if you're in the market for bag gloves you can't go wrong with these Super Bag Gloves from Fairtex.