IDEAL FOR BEGINNERS: It is a reliable choice for those starting out on their journey in boxing fitness, as well as the intermediate or advanced athlete looking for a pair of reliable gloves for work on the heavy bag and speedy mitt work. We DO NOT recommend this glove for sparring.
MADE FOR FLEXIBILITY: The material we use there is a synthetic leather that has much more stretch and flexibility than leather (leather takes awhile to break in) so the cavity inside of the glove feels a bit more spacious to accommodate the bulkiness of a gel wrap.
PAIR WITH HANDWRAPS: The Essentials Training Glove is designed to accommodate quick wrap wearers as well as traditional hand wrap wearers.
FIND YOUR SIZE: Society Nine’s Essentials Training Glove has a more slender fit than standard unisex gloves on the market. The inner cavity of the glove is more flexible due to the synthetic leather quality, and allows for use with quick gel wraps for beginners as well as those who choose to use traditional hand wraps.
VERSATILE FOR COMBAT SPORTS: Ideal for heavy bag and mitt work. Pro design for boxing, kickboxing, muay thai
Review: Machina Carbonados are very popular with both pro and amateur female boxers. They have a slimmer wrist and fist cavity than run of the mill unisex gloves, are made from real leather which moves with your hand and is very durable too.
The molded foam padding is dense and protective and the inner lining is waterproof to ward off odor and maintain the integrity of the glove.
Slimmer wrist and fist cavity-designed for the female fist.
Flexible yet dense and long-lasting padding.
Wrist supporting Velcro closure.
Tend to stretch with time.
Thoroughly protective yet streamlined and efficient heavy bag gloves for women who don’t want puffy gloves.
SECURE & COMFORTABLE PERFORMANCE: Named for the Greek goddess of force and strength, the Bia ("bye-uh") Boxing Glove is at the core of Society Nine’s mission to provide the best gear possible for the fight within every woman. Low profile velcro stays put without snagging performance fabrics or scratching when you’re in the clinch.
STAY COOL & DRY: The palm of the glove is fitted with a breathable mesh that helps to keep the hand ventilated and cool. The ventilation will also allow your gloves to dry faster.
PAIR WITH HANDWRAPS: Designed to be worn with traditional handwraps (NOT quick wraps or gel wraps).
FIND YOUR SIZE: Society Nine’s Bia Boxing Gloves are designed to have a fit that is more narrow and shallow than a traditional boxing glove. Reducing the depth and width of our gloves allows for a closer fit that prevents your hands from ‘floating’ when striking.
VERSATILE FOR COMBAT SPORTS: Ideal for sparring, heavy bag, and mitt work. Pro design for boxing, kickboxing, muay thai
Review: These super versatile Society Nine Bia boxing gloves have you covered whether its sparring or bag and mitt work you have on your agenda.
They are slim and efficient, and don’t feel like pillows on your hand, while still being very protective. They are designed for female boxers, Muay Thai practitioners and all manner of combat sports artists.
Don’t hesitate to pick up a pair, you will not be left wanting.
Great for BOTH sparring and heavy bag.
Well ventilated mesh palm.
Easy on and off wrist wrap closure.
Snug shallow fit – no floating.
Can be tight, take a while to break in.
Absolutely the best women’s boxing gloves in 2022 due to versatility and fit.
Review: Fighting sports makes quality sparring gloves for both men and women. While technically these gloves are unisex, they run small and would make a great choice for women with medium size hands and wrists.
They can feel a little snug at first, especially if you are wearing wraps, which you should be!
But, they will loosen slightly as you wear them in.
Nice tight secure and supportive wrist wrap closures.
Well-padded with three densities of strategically placed gel padding.
Fits like a glove – literally, snug and form-fitting, not oversized.
Gloves run over the stated weight.
Superb gel padding, well placed and comfortable. Try these gloves if others are giving you pain.
Review: These high-quality real leather sparring gloves from Fairtex make a great choice for female boxers because the fist pocket is on the small side and the wrist wraps can be adjusted to be narrower than others.
They have an attached thumb to protect you and your sparring partner, and an internal grip bar so it’s easy to get a grip and keep a tight fist.
CUSTOM FIT: The Icon Lace Ups have a bigger fit profile due to extra padding construction overall for sparring. If you're focusing on speed and accuracy, a smaller and lighter glove would be advantageous; whereas an athlete focusing on power would likely want the additional protection and support of a heavier glove.
ULTIMATE PROTECTION: Lace up gloves provide for a truly custom fit for wrist protection and is thickly padded with premium leather for protection around the fist for shock absorption.
LACE UP YOURSELF: Tired of asking someone else to lace your boxing gloves for you? These gloves come with a Lace and Loops tool which is designed to allow you to self-lace your own lace up boxing gloves!
FIND YOUR SIZE: They have the most room in the fist compartment out of all our glove products, but they still will be a more contoured fit compared to most sparring gloves on the market. In general, it is still a fit that is more narrow and shallow than most unisex gloves on the market. Reducing the depth and width of our gloves allows for a closer fit that prevents your hands from ‘floating’ when striking.
VERSATILE FOR COMBAT SPORTS: Ideal for sparring, heavy bag, and mitt work. Pro design for boxing, kickboxing, muay thai,
Review: This is Society Nine’s fight day glove. They are more padded than other models, feature a lace-up close, are extra thick at the wrists for even more support, and are made from long-lasting premium leather.
The best thing about these gloves is they are designed for women. They are more contoured, narrow and shallow than unisex gloves.
Includes lacing tool.
More room in the fist pocket than other society nine gloves.
Amply padded to protect you and your opponent.
A perfect fit, superior protection and a supportive wrist. What more can you ask for?
Super Quick Guide to Women’s Boxing Gloves
What factors to keep in mind before buying?
Women have smaller fists, more delicate joints, and slimmer, more vulnerable wrists. Size of the glove, the fist pocket, and how tight you can get the wrist wrap and all important factors.
Brands like Machina and Society Nine make gloves that fit the shape of a woman’s fist.
Also, keep the purpose in mind…
Heavy Bag Gloves – A heavy bag glove is for mitts and heavy bag. It has dense foam that will not compact and will protect your hands. A heavy bag glove should not always be used for sparring.
Sparring Gloves – If you are sparring you need a glove that protects your partner. It should be soft enough that it does not destroy their face, have an attached thumb so you don’t poke your partner’s eye out or jamb your thumb and have enough padding at the knuckle so you don’t hurt your partner.
Women’s Boxing Glove FAQ
Are Men’s and Women’s Boxing Gloves the Same? Women’s Boxing Gloves vs Men’s?
Women have smaller hands
Most women have smaller hands and wrists than men, on average. This makes unisex and men’s gloves problematic.
Women have more rounded fists
Men’s hands are more square, whereas a woman’s fist is more rounded. There are distinct differences between a man’s hand and a woman’s.
You want a glove that is contoured to your hand so you are not floating around in it. A glove that fits the contour of your hand will protect better than one where your hand moves around inside.
Women have shorter hands
A man’s hands are often longer too, so a women’s fingers may not reach right in men’s gloves.
Women need gloves that are shallower. Brands like Top King and Fairtex tend to be shallower and make good choices.
If you are a woman, look for gloves that are designed for women, such as those made by Society Nine or Machina, or go for a brand known to run small, like Fairtex, Twins, YOKKAO or Top King.
Do I Have to Wrap My Hands Underneath My Boxing Gloves?
Yes, it is a must.
You must wrap your hands under your glove. All boxers and Muay Thai artists do this. If you don’t you will damage your knuckles, joints and wrists.
Ladies have more delicate wrists and joints, making this even more important.
What are the Best Boxing Glove Brands?
Society Nine, Machina, Ring to Cage, Top King, Fairtex, Twins, Winning, Title, YOKKAO, Cleto Reyes, Rival, Lonsdale and Fighting Sports.
After you are done picking out your gloves, you may be in the market for some other boxing equipment.
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