The Best Boxing Gloves in 2019

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Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee…said the legendary Muhammed Ali. To sting like Ali, you will need strength, stamina, technique, and the ultimate pair of boxing gloves. We have you covered on the gloves.Whether it is to punch harder, train longer, or simply hit a training bag, our comprehensive list features some of the best gloves of 2019. They offer premium comfort, protection, and do not skip on the style.

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BEST CHOICE

Everlast Pro Style Training Gloves

Everlast Pro Style Training Gloves

PREMIUM PICK

Fairtex Sparring Gloves

Fairtex Sparring Gloves

BEST VALUE

Sanabul Essential GEL Boxing Gloves

Sanabul Essential GEL Boxing Gloves

The Best Boxing Gloves

      1. Our Pick: Everlast Pro Style Training Gloves

BEST CHOICE

1. Our Pick: Everlast Pro Style Training Gloves

WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT

  • ThumbLok technology provides enhanced protection
  • Improves technique with wrist padding

PROS

  • Easy to wear and remove
  • Easy to adjust
  • Long durability: 2-3 years

CONS

  • Price range fluctuates between sizes
  • The wrist is not completely protected

DETAILS

The Punch Line:

When it comes to boxing, it does not get bigger, or for that matter better, than Everlast. The iconic brand has graced the powerful hands of legends from Ali to Tyson to Klitschko. It is no surprise that it makes the top of our list.

The Pro Style Training Gloves does not lean on the past though. The Gloves have been built with advanced protection in the form of ThumbLok technology that prevents injuries. When you slip the pair on, you will feel that your hands take better shape, more like a pro boxer, to punch harder. This is in no small part to the padding around the wrist that enables better technique.

The Everlast gloves are easy: You can wear and remove them without breaking a sweat; the synthetic leather shell is easy to clean, prevents odor, and lasts long.

A downside to the gloves is that it has been built more for training rather than fighting.

If you are a beginner looking for sparring gloves, the Pro Style is a great option.   

Q&A:

     1. Are the gloves made from genuine leather?

No. They are made from synthetic leather, which is easier to maintain.

     2. Can the gloves be used for other forms of boxing?

Absolutely. You can use them for kickboxing as well as MMA training.

2. Premium Pick: Fairtex Sparring Gloves

                       2. Premium Pick: Fairtex Sparring Gloves

   PREMIUM PICK

WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT

  • Fits snugly around your hands for enhanced protection
  • Multipurpose design: use it for sparring or fighting

PROS

  • The style is simply stunning
  • Has good durability, lasting up to 18 months and more

CONS

  • A bit expensive
  • The gloves feel a size smaller than the mentioned standard

DETAILS

The Punch Line:

From the gritty underbelly of Muay Thai comes a pair of gloves that knocks a straight, powerful punch. No BS. Fairtex has shaped gloves that know only one thing –  attack. They have been designed to provide maximum protection while you generate power, punch after punch. They wrap around your hands and wrists for a second skin-like fit. What this means is that even when the gloves sit tight, the blood circulation is not cut off.

There is the signature three-layered foam that blesses the Fairtex with an impressive lightness without compromising on durability. The pure leather skin ensures that you can carry the gloves around for a few years without feeling the need to replace them. The icing on top of the cake is that gloves are all handcrafted.  

A mention must be made of the eye-catching style of the Fairtex Sparring Gloves. They look so good on the hands, you may just be able to distract your opponent with them.

The only downside to this premium product is the pricing.  

Q&A:

     1. Can the gloves be used on a heavy training bag?

Yes. Their build quality ensures superior protection.

     2. Do they sufficiently cover the wrists?

Yes. They provide 180-degree cover around the wrists.

3. Best Value: Sanabul Essential GEL Boxing Gloves

                     3. Best Value: Sanabul Essential GEL Boxing Gloves

   BEST VALUE

WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT

  • Gel enhanced protection
  • Ergonomic arch design
  • Premium leather construction

PROS

  • Unbeatable price
  • Extensive size range for the best fit

CONS

  • Short shelf-life
  • Built for sparring with training bag

DETAILS

The Punch Line:

There is perhaps not a better pair of boxing gloves available at the price of the Sanabul Essential. What makes it even better is that it does not compromise on protection or design quality. The gloves are infused with gel-enhanced foam that makes it easier for you to throw power punches without risking injury. Your hands and wrists will feel safe and strong inside them. The Sanabul has put comfort at the front and center of its product by providing a wide range of sizes that fit just right.

We are tempted to say that the GEL is one of the best accessories for boxers who are starting out.

We have already mentioned the fantastic price, however, there is a downside: The gloves will fare well against a training bag, wear them against a sparring partner, and the GEL will wear out quickly, in a matter of months.

Sanabul has tried to make up for the lack of long durability by adding comfort features, such as the quick-dry palm surface that whisks away sweat to keep your hands fresh and breathing.

The Essential GEL is an irresistible choice for its selling price and is a great option to have in your duffle bag. Maybe not your primary one.

Q&A:

     1. What is the size you will recommend to an average build male?

The 14-16 oz gloves should be the ideal fit.

     2. Will the gloves last 12  months?

Yes. The foam padding ensures a decent enough shelf life.

4. Venum Elite

4. Venum Elite

WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT

  • High-density foam construction
  • Enhanced flexibility with an attached thumb
  • Shaped from skintex leather

PROS

  • Interior mesh panel controls heat and sweat
  • Balanced pricing
  • A wide range of color options

CONS

  • Takes a while to feel comfortable in them
  • Heavy, not ideal for lightweight boxers

DETAILS

The Punch Line:

You will find premium boxing gloves with state-of-the-art features and you will find budget gloves that offer a bang for the buck. The Venum Elite tries to do a balancing act between the two kinds – offering enough features without being expensive – and succeeds a great deal.

One of its best features is the mesh panel embedded on the palm area. It may look like a simple addition but does a smart job of allowing air to pass through the hands, eliminating excess sweat as you burn through your workout. The hands will not feel excessively hot either, with the mesh regulating the temperature as well. The end result is that even when the gloves age, they do not emit the much dreaded ‘glove stink’.

Venum has put all of its money on the build quality and the move has paid rich dividends. The triple-density foam absorbs most of the shock when you punch; the skintex leather feels snug and comfortable when the hands slip into them.

The one critique about the Venum Elite is that they are big. Big and awkward for those trading punches with training bags and for boxers who are in the lightweight category.

Q&A:

     1. Are the gloves made from genuine leather?

Yes, they are.

     2. Which is the ideal size for a man training in the gym?

The 14-16 oz. should be the ideal size.

5. Twins Special

5. Twins Special

WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT

  • A great pair for various types of boxing
  • Sturdy wrist protection, easy to adjust
  • Good fit with various size options

PROS

  • High level of breathability, keeping hands fresh
  • Accurate, snug fit

CONS

  • Low shelf life: 9-12 months
  • Strong, chemical smell emanates from color options other than black

DETAILS

The Punch Line:

For all those of you who put in hour after hour in the ring, sweating buckets and buckets of effort, the Twins Special will feel like a breath of fresh air. Quite literally. The gloves are among the few to feature an entire body that is breathable, as compared to only an interior mesh panel found in other gloves.

The Velcro closures allow you to adjust the pair just right while providing enhanced wrist stability. In fact, the focus of the Twin Special seems to be exclusively on the fit. There are a variety of sizes available, all accurate to the fingertip. Color us impressed.

The genuine leather and triple-layer foam construct make the Twins Special a smart choice for the power punchers as well as the beginners.One of the things not so special about the gloves is the shelf life. For the price you pay, nine to twelve months does not feel like a good return. Then there is the strong odor that emanates from color options other than black, which can take a week to dissipate.

Q&A:

     1. How protective is the wrist padding?

The padding is thick enough to block kicks.

     2. When will I receive the product after purchase?

You will receive it within 4-5 business days.

6. Cleto Reyes Hook And Loop

6. Cleto Reyes Hook And Loop

WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT

  • No compromise on quality
  • Available in 30 different styles
  • The signature hook and loop closure

PROS

  • Special goatskin leather boosts shelf-life
  • Easy to wear and remove

CONS

  • Can be quite stiff, tough to break into
  • Expensive

DETAILS

The Punch Line:

Cleto Reyes does one thing better than the rest: Their gloves last and last and then last some more. With an average span of 3 years, you can put the pair through the absolute wringer every day and they will still come out of it ready and raring to go again. Kind of like you.

The secret to their superhero durability lies in the goatskin leather construction. The material has a better ability to soak in sweat and throw it away, enabling them to last longer than an ordinary pair. The slight downside to the material is that it is stiffer than regular leather. You may take a week or two to break into them.

What truly makes Cleto Reyes stand apart from the rest is their commitment to quality. You may not find another pair of boxing-gloves as rigorously tested. And the results show. When you switch from an ordinary pair to the Hook and Loop, the difference is quite surprising.

In terms of style, support, and protection, the gloves are a ‘cut’ above. Where they get ‘knocked out’ is in the pricing department.

Q&A:

     1. How long do the gloves last even with heavy training?

The gloves should last 2-3 years even with heavy training.

     2. Can I tie the lace-up gloves on my own?

No. You will need a bit of assistance.

7. Elite Sports Standard

7. Elite Sports Standard

WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT

  • Eco-friendly Maya Hide Leather
  • High-density gel and foam for impact control
  • Easy to maintain

PROS

  • Budget-friendly
  • Lightweight and comfortable
  • Superior ventilation

CONS

  • Itchy inner lining

DETAILS

The Punch Line:

The Elite is a straight, no-nonsense pair of boxing gloves. They offer excellent protection, are easy to clean and feel like a feather on your hands because of their lightweight nature.

The standout feature of the pair is the Elite’s commitment to producing eco-friendly products. The gloves are shaped from Maya Hide Leather that eschews the use of animal by-products during the manufacturing process. What you get is a high-grade material that is very easy to maintain with a simple wipe down.

The Elite Sports Standard is quickly gaining a following thanks to the extremely affordable pricing of the product. This has enamored the gloves to all those of us who may not want to invest in a professional pair but get the next best thing for sparring and bag practice.

The gloves are one of the more all-rounded offerings on the market. Because of their lightweight nature, they are an ideal choice for a variety of boxing styles. Though they may be on the lighter side, they are not light when it comes to protection. The triple-density foam is an excellent shock absorber, enabling you to work out longer. The entire glove surface breathes in and out, allowing for ventilation that keeps your hand cool and fresh.

Q&A:

     1. Can I use the gloves for sparring?

Yes. They provide enough protection.

     2. Is Maya Hide Leather synthetic?

Yes. They are a superior form of synthetic leather that enables easy maintenance of the gloves.

8. Trideer Pro Grade

8. Trideer Pro Grade

WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT

  • Excellent shock absorption
  • Superior breathability
  • High-grade foam density

PROS

  • Lifetime customer support
  • Extremely comfortable

CONS

  • Different prices for different sizes

DETAILS

The Punch Line:

This is one punch that you will not feel: A multi-layered foam construction ensures that the resulting after-effects of continuous punching are not felt by the hands. In other words, you can work out harder for longer. The Trideer has kept things simple, focusing on build and quality to provide you with superior performance.

The breathable construction of the gloves keeps your hands fresh and dry as you sweat through your workout. Beneath the faux leather skin lies the multi-layered foam protection that has only one mission: to prevent injuries.

The Trideer’s commitment to offering a quality product is expressed in their 30-day money back guarantee. If you are not happy with the gloves, you can return them, no questions asked. The brand is also committed to offering a stellar service with lifetime support, should you hold on to the pair that long.

One of the issues we have with Trideer is their Muay Thai marketing angle. The gloves are quite handy for any kind of boxing. The identity the brand has chosen may ward off other potential buyers looking for a genuine product.   

Q&A:

     1. Will I need to use handwraps along with the gloves?

No. The gloves provide a superior level of protection.

     2. Can I use the gloves on a training bag?

Yes. They can be used for sparring as well.

9. Ringside Apex

9. Ringside Apex

WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT

  • Superior fit
  • Stay-Dri lining prevents sweat

PROS

  • Tapered wrist closure enhances stability
  • Budget pricing

CONS

  • Short shelf-life
  • Contends to have superior cushioning technology, but not much difference

DETAILS

The Punch Line:

If you have ever needed the motivation to get into the gym and punch, the Ringside Apex will do it for you. Marketed as Muay Thai gloves, the Apex slips on without a fuss and the narrow wrist tapering ensures that it stays on your hand, minimizing any slippage. The pair is available in a variety of colors, allowing you to sport a style statement as well.

You would want to own these gloves for the Stay-Dri technology. The inner lining works extra hard to prevent excess sweat forming on your hands.

The other feature we like is the narrow range of pricing between different sizes. You could select a smaller or larger size and not pay a whole lot different.

We found two drawbacks to the Ringside Apex that threw it down our list. One is the short shelf-life of the gloves: They may not last for more than a year, depending on your usage. The second, more important, drawback is the false promise of superior IMF technology. When we tried them out, there wasn’t much of a difference.    

Despite the negatives, the Ringside Apex is an interesting pair to own and take it around with you.

Q&A:

     1. Which size would you recommend for medium-sized hands?

The 12 oz. would be the recommended size.

     2. Do the gloves offer enough protection for blocking kicks and punches?

The bigger gloves do.

10. Winning Boxing Gloves

10. Winning Boxing Gloves

WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT

  • The absolute premium quality
  • Anti-thumbing design

PROS

  • Lace enclosure for better shock absorption

CONS

  • Expensive

DETAILS

The Punch Line:

You will not find a pair of gloves that are more aptly named. Winning, however, offers more than just a clever name. Over the years, the gloves have acquired a cult-like status for being the ultimate in comfort and premium quality. This is only to be expected with the brand based in Japan. We do not think there is a better quality of gloves out there.

In a day and age of mass-produced merchandise, Winning is dedicated to handcrafting each and every pair. No wonder they have such a high price point.

The lace-up enclosure allows you to feel less even when you punch that match harder. The thick, dense foam construction acts as a superior protective barrier, keeping your hands and wrists safe. The downside to the thick, comfortable protection is that you will need to get the size spot on. The gloves do not break like the rest.

There is something to say about Japanese design and craftsmanship that translates into a premium pair of boxing gloves for the ultimate combat experience.

Q&A:

     1. Are the gloves good for training with a heavy bag?

Yes. They provide superior comfort and protection.

     2. Are the gloves worth the price?

The premium gloves are well worth their price.

Conclusion

Boxing is a great way to exercise your body as well as your mind. A good workout is cathartic: allowing you to release pent-up stress and frustration. The gloves play an important role in keeping your hands safe. We have listed some of the best brands and some of the best performing gloves for you to train harder, longer, and punch stronger!

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Written by Mark Greene

Mark Greene is writer and life coach dedicated to helping men to perform at peak level. He shares dating advice, style tips and strategies for building wealth and success.

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