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What brand of gloves do you guys prefer? I need a new pair of training gloves and have been shopping. Lots of new brands it seems. I have my eyes on a pair of Cleto Reyes. I’d prefer leather. Price really isn’t an issue if quality.
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Stay away from the Canadian gloves!
It depends on what you are getting the gloves for Venum, Everlast, Ringside and Title all have good midpriced training gloves. As a guy who helps bulk periodically we mostly use Ringside and Title and they seem to fluctuate in terms of quality. But those are the best bet for training gloves and even competition gloves. Hayabusa has some good products but they are overpriced IMO for what you get a lot of times. I have some Twins that are good but they have not held up well over time. If you are competing you’ll need competition rated gloves.
I agree, I'm a bang for your buck kind of guy. I think the quality issue comes back to all the biggest brands using whichever factory gives them the best price.
For Joe Blow who doesn't know if they're going to stick with it, as long as the padding and wrist support are adequate, everything else is secondary.
I picked up two sets of Hayabusa MMA shinguards for about 100, the real leather ones and the standard synthetic leather ones. The synthetic leather they used seems really tough, maybe even tougher than the real leather they used in their top of the line "kanpeki" gear. They were brown and matched my Boon's lol
Of course you never know exactly what the failure point will be and when.
One company I've been grabbing stuff from that has been on sale, has been ring2cage. They use a lot of the newer innovations on theiur gear, so I've been able to see if I like them on the cheap. Like the double strap that Hayabusa uses in their T3.
I picked up a bunch of their discontinued ugly gear for incredibly cheapon amazon. Ring to cage They had their winning knock off headgear for 30 bucks. I picked up some of their bag and sparring gloves for 30 bucks a pair, and they're legit. I could see the big boys charging a lot more for them.
The good news is no one will want to steal it from you or be dumb enough to wear it to your gym.
So, TLDR. I agree, it's stupid for the Rookie weekend warrior to drop 400 on Winning Gloves. Find something that won't hurt your hands and then play with your gloves and everyone else's to know what you like.