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Does anybody have experience with non-leather boxing gloves? I tend not to use animal products, but at the same time want a quality pair of gloves. Everlast has a pair of synthetic muay thai sparring gloves that I am considering. Also, does anybody have experience with everlast gloves in general?
Here are the gloves I'm considering:
Everlast, also refered to as neverlast by some... they are good for entry level hobby stuff, not as much for serious training IMO.
Non-leather gloves, I honestly have never seen a pair that was "good".
Every single non-leather piece of equipment I have ever tried for serious training, from gloves, to pads, to bags, has turned out to be not as durable and wear out much faster.
I tend to use as many animal products as I possibly can.
I have one company that makes a decent "pleather' glove for a beginner.
I actually dont want a pair of gloves that last along time. Sanitary issues. $35 for a pair of gloves that last 6 months.
As mentioned above, when it comes to boxing gloves, the synthetic ones don't last. We use them a lot here, because the leather ones are way too expensive. However, it's a given that the significantly lower price equates to a much shorter product life.
Cleto Reyes gloves are awesome and can last a long time.
I dont want an old nasty stinky germy glove to put my hand into.
Im looking at the new Ringside catalog right now.
C.R. training gloves on sale $119.99 reg. $129.99
CR bag gloves on sale $109.99 reg. $119.99
Top contender synthetic leather super bag gloves on sale $19.99 reg $24.99
Top Contender leather training gloves on sale $29.99 re. $39.99
Go with the cheaper ones and change them every 6 months.
Spend what use saved on a private lesson or two.
Jeff, I like your advice given how nasty our gym gloves are. I shudder every time I put them on, they're oh so gross.
So it seems that most people have found leather to be more durable. Are there any other reasons leather gloves are superior?
"I shudder every time I put them on, they're oh so gross."
Yeah think about the germs little cuts on your hands, under your nails...
Leather definitely lasts longer. Because it breathes, good leather gloves get you a smidge less sweaty and dry out faster. They take much longer to get stinky.
The difference in the feel of striking surface is definitely not much, and competitions seem to put people in the vinyl anyway.
To those who prefer leather I would recommend getting more than one pair - I rotate 3 pairs, the oldest 3 years...see avatar...
Our synthetic gloves are pretty much the same as the ones on your link, but only $35 for 12oz. (We have red and black in stock--hint,hint)
And we can get green, purple, pink, yellow....
I wash my hands for a long time after using club gloves and then use an alcohol gel hand sanitizer. They do get pretty stinky. Head gear makes me shiver even more... yuck
Not have soemones elses gunk in your face...
I am thinking about buying some new gear. I HATE my foam pieces of junk. Also, I accidentally bought one size too big, so when my head/hands get sweaty, the gear slides around. So the general consensus is synthetic over leather?
Well my concesus is replaceable / inexspensive without being cheap / bad quality. Over long lasting.
Im going to agree with Jeff here.... If it will work for 6 months of hard use, and then you buy a new set, I think it will serve you better than an expensive thing that will last for a few years.
If I can buy 4 pairs of synthetic training gloves that will last me 6 months each, for the same cost of a leather pair of similar gloves that last 2 years..... I paid the same, got the same use out the money, but I get clean gloves every 6 months.
But I will pay $50 for a pair of leather grappling goves over the $30 they ask for synthetic versions. The extra $20 is worth it in my opinion.
EEEEEEEEwww!! nasty headgear just SKEEVES me out..
And I do agree with leather for grappling gloves - they are going to break in to fit only you and that is a nice thing
Grappling gloves are easier to clean.
I recently told all my people to have all their own gear. All the "school" gear used to be my gear and now its gross and or worn.
I usually dont wear headgear though, but I make my students wear it.
Out of curiousity how much do you sell grappling gloves for?
They are more exspensive than regular gloves.
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