I'm hoping to start training in September and I have a real problem with traditional hand wraps: I am absolutely hopeless with them. It's embarrassing but regardless of the instruction with them and the internet it takes me nearly half an hour to get them on and I do such a bad job of it I wouldn't be surprised if the caused me more harm then good. So imagine my surprise and joy while browsing Everlast's online store that they have slip on hand wraps. My big question is this: how well do they protect the hand compared to traditional hand wraps and can they be used in sparring (not concerned about actual bouts since I'm quite sure that's my corners job [or at least for most professionals it seems to be] and unless I want to get my ass kicked I'm not likely to even enter a amateur bout for around two years)? If it makes any difference I'm 20 years old, turning 21 in a few months. +EDIT+ Slightly off topic, does Kombatgear.com do MMA shorts? They only appear to have kickboxing/boxing shorts.