Golden Gear BGV9N Bag Gloves Review

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  1. Bennosuke

    Bennosuke Blue Belt

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    I purchased the Golden Gear bag gloves on blackfriday. For comparison, my last pair of bag gloves were the CSI Gel Super Bag Gloves. Here is the link to the site: http://goldengearboxing.com/bgv9n-bagpad-gloves-p-38.html

    From the website, "These all new Mexican Style Bag Gloves are finally in stock in size 12oz. We never officially had bag gloves until now. These offer superb protection for your overall hand, especially your knuckles, and write. They are extremely snug and offer a very tight fit. Your hands will never hurt after a session hitting the bag, or focus mitts at the gym. They have been totally redesigned and revamped.

    Hit the bags and pads in your gym in the new Golden Gear Bag Gloves"

    Unfortunately, I have no camera other than my phone with which to take pictures (I can already hear the boos).

    Fit and Feel: These are 12 oz gloves, so I expected them to be small. Unfortunately the hand compartment is still too small, after about a month and a half of use. This is my biggest complaint with the gloves. I am not a big dude at 5'9", and while my hands my be larger for my frame, I think most guys who train have bigger hands then I (not that it says anything about my masculinity :cool:). As a result, I think many people will find these gloves too small. My right hand gets cramped after a long bag routine. The worst part is that the inner seam is pulled into the glove so that there is a ridge of material where the end of your fingers usually fit.
    I also find that the wrist compartment is rather wide, which is surprising given the hand compartment. These gloves a;so hold sweat in a little more then my last gloves. Not the worst I've used, but certainly damper then dry.

    Craftsmanship: I will say, I am very impressed with the craftsmanship. The leather is beautiful. No wrinkles or puckering anywhere. The stitching is perfect as far as I can see. The emblem isn't fading yet. So far the lining stays in place very well, and loose lining is a pet peeve of mine. As I said before the lining holds moisture a little more than I would like. Overall, I am very impressed with the quality.

    Performance- The padding of the gloves is very stiff. When I first started using the gloves I was very surprised by how much protection they have for 12 oz. I will say that there isn't a ton of give to the padding and I would imagine that they protect in a similar way to a glove with d30. One negative to this is that it can be hard to get feedback as to where on your fist you are striking. The gloves also have a ridge of padding that sits in front of the thumb compartment like a shield. You would think this would lead to more thumb jamming, but I've found it near impossible to jam my thumb which can be a real bother if you try to strike with your first two knuckles in boxing gloves. This is a very nice touch. The wrist support is a little poor in my opinion. As I said above, the wrist compartment is a little oversized for me. The material is organized so that it is wide and narrow creating an eliptical space. Even with the strap tied down there tends to be space on either side of the glove. I definitely notice the lack of support when I use my lead hook a lot on the bag.

    Closing Comment: I am overall happy with these gloves. For 75 bucks they are pretty good, though I feel like there are better pairs out there.

    For the Lazy
    Pros: Great knuckle protection, hard to jam thumb, great quality.
    Cons: Small hand compartment but huge wrist compartment, sweaty lining.

    overall 7/10
     
  2. Minowafanatic

    Minowafanatic Black Belt

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    Thanks for the review!

    I had a few questions:

    Is this just the same as the Fairtex BGV9?
    When can we expect the phone pics?
    Have you used d30 gloves before? I imagined they'd have something of a bounce to them rather than just being dense
    Is the lining a thick material?
     
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  3. musicrocks9393

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    I appreciate the review. Our BGV9N model features very stiff padding and certainly has a small hand compartment for even a 12oz glove... I recommend you try BGV1 as those make a great training glove and we have only received phenomenal reviews and feedback on these for both bag work/pad work and sparring. We truly appreciate the feedback as we have tried to actually fix several of those issues with out new line The Collection Series coming out in mid Feb. Will post on here about the gear in a few days and how we tried to fix several issues with most fight gear and even take combat equipment to the next level! ;) As always we greatly appreciate the feedback and thanks for the review! As you def were impressed by the craftsmanship and performance... i have to believe that these gloves may have been slightly small for your hands... pm me if we can interest you in a discount on a different pair of gloves to try for bag work that feature a larger hand compartment
     
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    If so then that's great quality for $75, when they're bout $120 here in the UK.
     
  5. musicrocks9393

    musicrocks9393 Blue Belt

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    yes. but with a cooler logo. ;) lol
     
  6. Bennosuke

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    I don't know if its the same as the Fairtexes.

    Will get some pics up maybe tonight... we'll see.

    I have never used the d30 before. There was a previous thread, which of course I can't find with someone comparing the d30 Rival gloves to Winning maybe it was on Trialbyfire... but they've lost a lot of their old reviews. Basically, the d30 was described as becoming very hard when it made contact, so you felt like you had a hard shell for protection rather than the very pillowy feel of Winnings. It's super protective, especially for 12 oz. which I really like, but it's hard to get tactile feedback.

    How thick is the lining? I'm not sure. It's in place very well, so it doesn't bother me or bunch up like some of the cageside gloves I have do. The material feels nice, but it collects moisture. I can't really say if it is relatively thicker or thinner then other gloves' linings.
     
  7. Bennosuke

    Bennosuke Blue Belt

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    Okay, took some pictures and have them on my computer. If someone tells me the best way to host them and put them in a post I will happily show off my snazzy iphone photos
     
  8. MilesPerGallon

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    Go to imgur.com, click on the computer button on the right.
    Select your images, upload, grab the IMG codes and paste them here.
     
  9. Bennosuke

    Bennosuke Blue Belt

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    Thank you.

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    Trying to show the only loose thread.

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    On this one you can see the thumb shield

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    And finally, comparison with my Cageside training gloves 16 oz.

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  10. GHVA226

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    Looks like you should take advantage of Dan's offer and try the BGV1-BR. Just got a pair for bag and pads in 16oz and they are unbelievable. The craftsmanship is also great and the hand compartment is a bit larger, albeit not loose. The wrist support is good for a Thai glove. Padding is great, with nice pop and the hand remains cooler (IMHO) due to the ventilated palm.
     

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