Preview: Fairtex Tight Fit Breathable Boxing Gloves and Double Padded Shin Guards

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  1. Sally

    Sally White Belt

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    It's been very difficult for me to find gloves and shin pads that fit but I've finally succeeded. Fairtex Tight Fit Breathable boxing gloves (16oz) $66.95 and Fairtex In Step Double Padded Protectors (size small) $53.95 from www.muaythai-fighting.com
    Reviews coming soon to Breaking Muscle.

    Excuse the unintentional resting bitch face in below photo.

    My measurements:
    5'0, 106 lbs

    Hand width: 3.25inches
    Hand height: 6.5 inches
    Wrist circumference: 6 inches
    Forearm length: 9 inches
    Shin length: 11 inches
    Calf circumference: 13.5 inches
    Foot size: 6

    Gloves
    Cuff circumference: 12 inches
    Cuff height: 3.5 inches
    Glove height: 8 inches
    Glove width (top): 6.5 inches
    Fastening strap: 10 inches
    Thumb attached with strap
    Mesh palm

    Shin Pads
    Instep: 5 inches
    Shin Pad length: 12 inches
    Shin Pad width (rounded top): 8 inches
    Fastening strap: 13.5 inches

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  2. nomilkforsanta

    nomilkforsanta Nathan

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    How is the fit of the gloves different than the regular version? My girlfriend has the same shin length as you and top king small, old boon, and twins small all fit her well.

    P.S. You post the review directly on here...
     
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    My buddy recently bought those shinguards. He's having slippage issues, but it is probably due to them not being broken in yet. My Fairtex (non loop version) slipped a bit in the beginning, but after hours of sweat sweat sweat, I absolutely love them.
     
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    Good work including measurements. Look forward to the full review.
     
  5. StRatoCastR

    StRatoCastR Gear Tester/Reviewer

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    Sally that face is awesome! Btw are the shin guards synthetic? I have fairtex as well and mine are synthetic but look completely different ill have to check out the model number
     
  6. Sally

    Sally White Belt

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    I haven't tried Twins, Top King or Boon. I've tried Cageside and they were huge. I've seen people with Twins and they look too fat for my liking. I prefer a streamlined looking shin pad. Same with Twins gloves. They look like Stay Puft marshmallow mittens.

    My shin pads are synthetic and I don't like that because I feel like they're going to crack eventually. The gloves are leather. They feel smaller than any other glove I've had and lighter. I prefer Fairtex overall although I do have a pair of 10oz Twins that I bought about 6 years ago for a kickboxing class I was taking that was all padwork and technique.
     
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    StRatoCastR Gear Tester/Reviewer

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    hmm weird my synthetic guards different model obviously show 0 signs of use despite me throwing hard rounds on them.

    So far Boon is the most impressive Thai glove Ive used right behind it is Windy.
     
  8. nomilkforsanta

    nomilkforsanta Nathan

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    Fairtex shin-guards last years on the legs of professionals. They are going to outlast most of your gear if you take care of them.

    I would wear them if they made them longer.
     
  9. Harukaze

    Harukaze Brown Belt

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    You can always consider the Twins competition model shinguards. It's what I use now and I really like them. They're very reminiscent of Fairtex's old leather professional model shinguards (what I used prior to my Twins).
     
  10. ironwolf

    ironwolf Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Fairtex shin guards are great, I ha the same ones you have, the sp3 I believe for a long time and they were still like new. I have the sp5 now and they are awesome. I actually got the fairtex sp5 and some top kings. The top kings are nice but the fairtex is what I normally use, they will be going to Thailand with me this winter.
     
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    I doubt I will ever wear these out. I don't train muay thai very much, I just have my boyfriend giving me private lessons with some sparring at this point but I wanted good gear to protect him from my massive power.
     

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