Mauy Thai Gloves 14/16oz

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment Discussion' started by titch1984, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. titch1984

    titch1984 Guest

    Hi Guys,

    I am new to this forum so please forgive me for any stupid questions that may have already been answered in previous threads.

    I have just started to train in Mauy Thai and I need to purchase some gloves for bag and pad work. I have had a look around the internet and the general concensus seems to be that Fairtex, Sandee, Twins and Top King seem to be the best brands to look at.

    I am from the London, UK and I am unable to find a store locally that stocks these brands so I am unable to try them on to see which feels and fits the best. I am only 5'5" and weigh about 145lbs and have girl hands so would prefer a snug fitting glove with velcro rather than laces. I have a budget of up to
     
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  2. juanfco3

    juanfco3 Orange Belt

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    you got the glove weight backwards mate. you should be using 12ox for bag and pad and 14-16 for sparring.

    also most companies will make diffrent gloves designed for each. i woud go with a fairtex 12oz bgv7 for bag and pad and maybe a bgl 1 for sparring.
     
  3. juanfco3

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    go to a muay thai gym and they shoul beable to purchase them from there. if not give me a pm and i can help you out
     
  4. titch1984

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    Well I have learnt something new already. :icon_lol:

    Thanks for the reply; have you had any experiecnce with the Fairtex that you have recommended?

    What is the fitting and wrist supports like?
     
  5. juanfco3

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    the BGV7 is ther velcro mexican stile glove. very good wrist support for velcro and a bit firmer padding i really like mine. the BGL 1 are a softer multy layer sparring glove with a good shape for clinch work. i would take the laceups because they will give you much better wrist support and since you wont be sparring by your self you dont need worry about not having anyone to lace them
     
  6. Minowafanatic

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    What's your price range TS?

    edit: okay,
     
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  7. bowlie

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    Hi m8, i was looking for some too. Its hard to find any in the UK, but there must be an MMA place near you? I kept going in circles with gloves, and you really need to try them on. I was set on twins specials, untill I tried them and they didnt fit me right. Then I decided on something else and went to try them on and found a pair of twins specials that were almost identical but had a slightly different fastening and they were great, picking them up tomorow. The ones I liked were Twins BGVF gloves, but they might not fit your hand.
     
  8. RedGladiator

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    amazon.co.uk has some fairtex gloves. I ordered from monstermuaythai.com took a few weeks but they sell elbow pads which my gym requires. Couldn't find them anywhere else. I have small hands and bought BOON gloves. They ship from thailand.
    I live in london too, which gym do you go to?
     
  9. bowlie

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    These recently went on offer. They were recomended to me and look good. Check the website, they have a hand size chart. Although most gloves have the same size regardless of padding size, with these the 12's are smaller.
     
  10. Minowafanatic

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    This is true of nearly all brands. 16oz>14oz>12oz>10oz etc for hand compartments. Bowlie the decision you needed to make was basically what kind of glove you wanted, Thai vs. Western is pretty different. A Western Twins style of glove was even recommended originally as an alternative but regardless...

    TS you might find http://www.sherdog.net/forums/75236069-post30.html useful and if you have a think about what gloves you've used before and what qualities you liked in their fit etc

    Fairtex>Twins>Sandee is the consensus for quality of construction, not tried Top King but they're meant to be comparable to Twins.

    Two most common Fairtex models are the BGV1 and BGV5. I've only had the BGV1 briefly so this is based on reviews I've read.

    Fairtex BGV1 (usually called something just like "Fairtex Training Gloves" by retailers) =

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    Fairtex BGV5 (mostly advertised as "Super Sparring" or just "Sparring" gloves) =

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    The BGV5s have a softer and thicker padding than the BGV1 that is most well suited for sparring as the outermost soft layer of padding may not last as well when used on the bags for an extensive period of time. So, the BGV1s are harder and more of a multi-purpose glove suitable for either bagwork or sparring.

    The BGV1s are a Thai style of glove with a shorter cuff in comparison to the BGV5 which is more of a Western glove. I'm guessing that because of this the BGV5 has better wrist support. Maybe you'd prefer the BGV1 because of greater flexibility for clinchwork. Both gloves will probably have a large hand compartment at 16oz.

    The BGV1s don't have a grip bar - that little bar that goes between your fingers which you curl your first around.

    For Twins they have a few different models of gloves out now, not going to recommend their regular Thai style gloves because you have girl hands and they're very wide. I've never had any of these but they're all more Western styled gloves with longer cuffs as you can see from the stock photos and I'd imagine more tightly fitting than regular Twins and probably tighter than Fairtex. They have padded palms that provide a more snug fit:

    Twins BGVF:

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    Twins BGN:

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    There's another model I wanted to post but I can't find it right now. Just from the stock pictures the BGN looks wider.

    Then you have Top King. There are a few Top King models, complicated by the fact some of them have a ventilated palm. I've had a pair of King gloves which look to have a similar fit to these Top Kings:

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    Really, really tight fit. Long cuff and decent wrist support. Fairly soft padding. Quite a strange design and fit of these gloves, some people will like it more than others.

    Don't bother with Sandee
    edit: if they let you spar with 14oz then get 14oz for the smaller hand compartments
     
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  11. titch1984

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    Great post Minowafanatic.

    Anyone know of a FAIRTEX stockist in London?
     
  12. juanfco3

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    no but i know a place in notting hamm
     
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    or be friends with an american serving over seas then you can avoid the uk custom charges
     
  15. titch1984

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    I did notice Tao Sport on the Fairtex website; I'll give them a call later today. Again thanks for your help Minowafanatic.

    I just had a look on the Tao Sport website and they dont seem to sell Fairtex.

    As i'll eventually be sparring, head gear and shin guards will need to be purchased. Just like gloves there is so much choice out there; what brands would recommend?
     
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  16. AlexeyDnepr

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    I would recommend Fairtex BGV1 - best gloves that I have had.
    - Excellent quality and good looks.
    - Very comfortable, snug fit.
    - Good support the wrist.

    I also had BGV5 - like less. In this model gloves there is no support the wrist and inside the gloves hand is not convenient as in BGV1.

    For weights up to 70 kg gloves 14 oz will be enough. 16 oz will big as pillows.
    In Britain, you can buy through eBay, here for example, British sellers:
    http://www.ebay.com/usr/toprank-sport
    http://www.ebay.com/usr/made4fightersoutlet
     
  17. titch1984

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    Thats awesome, thankk you very much for your advice. Its seems that the gloves to go for are fairtex and twins. I am going to have a good look online and see which ones will be best for me.
     
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    Where are you thinking of?
     

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