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Training Gloves
$49.95  On Sale: $39.95 pair 

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Top Value in Fight Sports
  • Quality leather construction.
  • 2 shock absorbing 3-layer foam.
  • Elastic strap.
  • Available Density: 14, 16 and 18 oz.

Constructed with ultimate safety and comfort, Top Contender designed the Training Gloves in order to obtain excellence in training. These gloves are made with quality leather that will withstand advanced sparring and intense heavy bag work outs. It is constructed of 3 layers of foam padding, giving it 2 inches of shock absorbing ability. The gloves feature an elastic strap for enhanced safety. They come in 14, 16 and 18 oz. for your best interest and convenience.

sku: #bx-gl-216

glove weigth 12oz vs 14 oz

hi what's your thoughts about the above for a little lady hitting punching mitts?? only 14 oz in leather...been advised by boxing specialist only to go with leather thanks  
by: lady boxer   
1/3/2010 2:49:34 PM
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It should not make much of a difference, besides maybe feeling a little more fatigue for the 1st few uses. It's only a 2 oz difference in each glove, but it can add up, and improve your workout efficiency.
by: Albert     
1/6/2010 12:40:54 PM
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Decent gloves, but would get something else next time

I use these gloves for rec/amateur boxing class I take 3x a week. There's minimal contact for the class I take - mostly light sparring and bag work.

Foam and leather are good quality
Fit is good

My main gripe is the elastic cuff for these gloves. The elastic cuff makes it nearly impossible to put the gloves on yourself. I expected a simple velcro strap like other gloves I've used. Unfortunately, these gloves use a velcro strap which is hidden under an elastic cuff. If you want to custom fight the strap around your wrist, you'll have to do it before putting the glove on and then jamming your hand into the glove or get someone to adjust the strap for you. Very annoying if you tend to take the gloves on and off frequently.

The nylon material inside the glove seems very thin, so it's easy to tear with your fingers especially when doing lots of bag work. Plus the nylon is not breathable, so expect your hands to get really sweaty in a sort time.  
by: john   
5/9/2011 3:57:32 PM
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Tight fit

Tight fit and a little stiff to be used for sparring. But perfect for bag work.  
by: mganych   
4/24/2011 1:31:39 PM
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Great buy, great price!

My husband is a big guy. I bought these gloves for him along with the 100lb bag and he is so happy! The gloves are a great fit and the price is very comparable to what you'd find in a store. I was extremely impressed with how quickly the order was delivered!  
by: lizziew1977   
4/13/2011 12:30:08 PM
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Hook and Loop

Does anyone know if this glove has a hook and loop enclosure. It only says it has an elastic strap for extra support, but not the type of enclosure. Thx  
by: john   
4/6/2011 5:37:26 PM
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Yes,these are enclosed via hook and loop.
by: TMArtist     
4/8/2011 10:52:39 AM
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Sausage Hands

I have some big hands, how would I know if these fit?  
by: Newbie   
2/18/2011 8:56:40 PM
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It's tough to say if this particular glove model would fit as it only comes in one size. I might recommend you check out this link: Large~1.html, which shows gloves that come in large and xl sizes.
by: TMArtist     
2/21/2011 2:04:36 PM
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Contender Gloves

These are the only gloves I use in my gym and we always put on a good wrap. We have never had any injuries and my clients like the feel of the gloves. I like the extra support the hook and loop wrist wrap gives the gloves also. A great value. I am placing an order for a couple more pair this week.  
by: John   
1/20/2011 7:50:48 AM
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Thumbs up

I am a novice boxer. The gloves were comfotable and provided the right weight and padding to learn.  
by: blueheron19   
5/14/2010 11:01:02 AM
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sparring gloves

Are these sparring gloves?  
by: Jim   
4/12/2010 8:11:14 PM
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by: jeremiah     
4/13/2010 4:15:14 PM
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Hi Jim - yes these could effectively be used for either sparring or bag work
by: TMArtist     
4/21/2010 2:22:38 PM
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Bag Gloves Expert FAQs
  1. Why do I need bag gloves?

    It makes sense that a boxer needs boxing gloves, but what a lot of people don't realize is that for punching a heavy bag or speed bag you want to use bag gloves, not boxing gloves. Bag gloves are designed to optimize a person's punching form and protect both their hands and wrists during training. Bag gloves are used whenever your striking against an object, not a person and are designed to endure the rigors of extended workouts.

  3. Bag Gloves vs. Boxing Gloves

    Bag gloves are the way to go when hitting a bag. They gloves utilize a dense foam that can withstand the day-in-day-out pounding they will receive in the gym. Boxing gloves are the safe choice for training, sparring and competing. They are designed to use a softer less-dense foam combination, mold or gel that increases shock absorbency for both you and your partner. The closure of bag gloves are easy-on, easy-off. The closure of boxing gloves protects your partner from abrasions. Bag glove also can contain a grip bar in the palm, which provides you an enhanced (and safer) fist.

  5. When do I need to use bag gloves?

    Repeated stress on the body from extended bag workouts can result in sprains and injuries if boxers aren't careful. That's why many companies started designing gloves specifically for bag training.
    Bag gloves are designed to optimize a person's punching form and protect both their hands and wrists during training through thicker foam padding and enhanced molded design. Bag gloves are to be used whenever you're striking against bags, objects, or pads.

  7. What weight glove should I get for doing bag work?

    Although many bag gloves look like they weigh the same, there are subtle and importance differences in padding thickness. The level of padding or gel in your gloves will greatly affect the amount of protection you receive. Thicker gloves (which are generally higher in oz) are better for prolonged protection and are recommended for heavy bag use. Other thinner gloves are great for speed bags and fast bags as they are lighter and quicker.

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