Review: These Fairtex Bag gloves are well known in Muay Thai and made with attention to detail, by hand, in Thailand.
They are made using real leather and dense latex foam for knuckle protection. The Velcro wrist wraps add some wrist support plus makes them easy to get on and off, and secures well, so they won’t slip off.
Velcro hook and close wrist support closure.
Made with care in Thailand.
Dense foam latex inner protects knuckles and hand joints.
Real leather construction for a long-lasting bag glove.
Leather is a bit thin.
Handsomely made, among the best heavy bag gloves for wrist support.
Review: These Cleto Reyes Training gloves are handcrafted using high-quality goatskin leather. The superior design includes features like an attached thumb to protect both you and your training partner.
A hook and loop Velcro type closure allow you to get the gloves on and off very easily, as well as lend a bit of wrist support.
Made with Authentic Goatskin leather.
2-inch thick latex foam padded protects knuckles.
Attached thumb protects your thumb and opponents eyes.
Expensive – but remember, you get what you pay for.
Soft on the hands yet solid on the bag, best boxing gloves for heavy bag 2021.
Review: Title is known the world around for making the best boxing equipment and these Title bag gloves are no exception.
These top-notch gloves feature a gel lining to make hitting the bag more comfortable. The added weight of the gel makes these glove a bit challenging, which gives an advantage when you switch to lighter gloves for a fight.
Gel lined for comfort and knuckle protection.
Fabric lined to keep your hands cool during training.
Wrap around hook and loop wrist support.
Gel lining makes these gloves heavy for size.
These Gel padded boxing gloves are some of the best boxing gloves for heavy bag training.
Review: Venum is a well-known brand in the MMA arena, and for good reason. Venum created these Elite boxing gloves which are great for heavy bag work.
I love the mesh panel under the fist area, it helps the gloves feel cool during rigorous training sessions. The Velcro wrist wrap makes your wrist feel secure and the triple density foam protects your fist well.
Mesh piece under the palm allows good ventilation.
Attached thumb prevents injury.
Made with real leather – long lasting.
Velcro close plus elastic for the best fit.
Venums tend to run large in terms of inner hand space.
From Thailand with love, these Venum boxing gloves are good boxing gloves for heavy bag.
Review: These quality Century Creed heavy bag gloves are a great choice. They are built with attention to detail including an attached thumb to protect your thumbs, an extra wide wrist strap to support your wrists as you pound the heavy bag, and a comfortable nylon liner to keep your fists feeling cool.
The pre-curved multilayer foam and real leather outer means these gloves will keep their form and perform well for a long time.
Real quality leather for long lasting gloves.
Extra wide supportive hook and loop close wrists.
Layered pre-curved latex foam.
Some find the padding too thick to get much feedback.
Protective and attractive, long wearing heavy bag gloves.
Review: These Top King heavy bag gloves are the business! They are the real deal, authentic boxing gear straight from Thailand.
They have a mesh panel at the fist to keep your hands cool, an attached thumb, and are very attractive.
They tend to be large compared to their weight, making them a more puffy style bag glove, so if that is your thing, pick these.
Made from real leather.
Carefully handmade in Thailand.
Smallish hand compartment.
Stylish and well-constructed, well ventilated, some of the best boxing gloves for heavy bag work.
Adidas Speed 300.2 Training Gloves
Review: Pick up the pace and add some lightning to your bag training with a pair of Adidas Speed 300.2. These streamlined training gloves are made with ultra-dense foam to pack more protection in a smaller space for a speedier hit.
These are not puffy oversized heavy bag gloves!
These are quality made, real cowhide gloves with extra-long wrists, ample padding and wrist security for great protection.
Satin nylon lining for a luxurious and cool comfort feel.
Real cowhide leather.
Streamlined speed design.
SDX one piece Molded dense foam padding.
Not too well ventilated.
Speedy & protective, these gloves will have you beating the heavy bag with lightning fast fury.
Review: These low priced gloves come from the classic name in boxing – Everlast. They are very budget friendly, but they are still feature packed, useful gloves.
They feature a mesh panel to keep your fists cool and dry. They are treated with an antimicrobial to ward off a bad odor and they have a comfortable supportive Velcro and elastic close that allows a snug fit.
Evercool mesh ventilation panels.
Closed cell foam won’t shift around and protects fist well.
Inner grip cord for secure fist.
Gloves initially have a chemical smell.
An excellent glove for beginners and occasional users at a great price.
Review: Twins Special Bag gloves are made with exacting attention to detail using 100% leather. They have a full elastic wrist closure so they are easy to get on and tear off at the end of a heavy bag session.
There is extra padding in the wrists for greater support and a full thumb that is NOT attached, which allows for flexibility.
Elastic close for easy on and easy off.
Made with 100% leather.
Thumb not attached.
A great heavy bag training glove with a full unattached thumb.
Ring to Cage Japanese-Style Training Boxing Gloves
Review: A finer pair of bag gloves is hard to find. These Japanese style training gloves by Ring to Cage are their high-end bag gloves are made with high-grade cowhide leather, are embossed on the outer fist and wrist wrap with the ring to cage logo, and are true to weight, unlike many competitors.
True to weight.
Heavy duty nylon lining for comfort.
5 inches of impact absorbing foam.
Best bang for the buck, some compare them to Winning brand gloves at a quarter of the price.
What You Should Keep in Mind Before Buying Heavy Bag Gloves?
Sparring gloves are different than heavy bag gloves.
Sparring gloves are thicker and have a lot of padding, That’s because sparring gloves are designed to protect your sparring partner.
Bag gloves do not necessarily need to be heavy, although some athletes use a heavy glove to train for speed, because when the heavy glove comes off during a fight, they are able to move faster because their punches overcompensate for the missing weight.
Heavy bag gloves are set apart specifically for heavy bag use. Heavy bag gloves have a different type of padding than sparring gloves. Usually, the padding is a high-density foam padding that can withstand training every day.
Is it financially smart to buy a low-quality glove every 6 months, or a more expensive glove every few years?
A rule of thumb here is that the more expensive the glove, the longer it lasts, and that is certainly true in my list of the best heavy bag gloves here.
The Winning brand gloves are the most expensive and not coincidentally, the longest lasting heavy bag gloves.
What’s the Best Type of Boxing Gloves for Heavy Bag Training?
Get a glove designed specifically for heavy bag use. These heavy bag gloves incorporate high-density latex molded foam that can hold up under the strain of training every day and punching with all you got!
Gloves made for only heavy bag use can take a beating in a way sparring gloves cannot.
Heavy gloves are made to hit hard ass heavy bags, sparring gloves are for doing the punch tango with other athletes.
Heavy Bag Gloves FAQs – Everything You Ever Wanted to Know
What Size Boxing Gloves for Heavy Bag?
Anywhere from 6 to 14 oz. gloves are good for the heavy bag. Keep in mind, the heavier the gloves, the less feedback you can feel with them when you strike the bag.
A bag that is too big is probably too puffy for the heavy bag and may shift around and end up causing injury.
The heavy bag is often hit with your full force, so the question you should ask when searching for the best heavy bag glove is which is the most protective.
Do You Need Boxing Gloves for a Heavy Bag?
Some athletes occasionally hit the heavy bag without using gloves, and if it’s only once in a while, and you hit with good form at less than 100%, there is no problem with that.
After all, hitting a heavy bag, sans gloves, is good training in the event you end up in a street fight.
Most of the time it’s best to wear a decently padded heavy bag glove with dense molded latex foam, to protect your knuckles and fist.
A word of caution…
Always, always use wraps when hitting the heavy bag. Once you hurt your wrist, knuckle skin, joints… there is always a penalty in the form of time lost while recovering from injury.
Some injuries may never fully recover. That whole “ounce of prevention… pound of cure” thing.
Is Light or Heavy Boxing Gloves Better?
Depends on your preference and goals. If you are training to get faster, using a super heavy glove, like a 16 ox glove, can help increase your speed once you switch back to the lighter set.
Light gloves are OK too, as long as they have the appropriate padding, which is dense and does not shift around like pillow stuffing.
Is it Bad to Wear MMA Gloves for the Heavy Bag?
MMA gloves are minimally padded, open fingered gloves designed for grappling.
MMA gloves are NOT a good choice for the heavy bag. They leave the knuckles exposed and vulnerable to injury.
Use bag gloves for training with the heavy bag.
What oz. Boxing Gloves for Heavy Bag?
Use anywhere from 6 oz. to 14 oz., as long as they have the right type of padding.
12 oz. size is pretty common for heavy bag training.
How Should I Wrap My Hands when I use Gloves with the Heavy Bag?
You should ALWAYS wrap your hands and wrist.
Check out this Expert Boxing video to see how to wrap your hands and wrist. It includes some tips and technique you may not have seen, so be sure to watch.
Now that you have your heavy bag gloves out of the way, maybe you are ready to pick out an awesome heavy bag to pound on, or a speed bag to go to town on, or heck, go all out and set up your own boxing gym at home using this guide.
What are you waiting for?
Pick up a pair of the best heavy bag gloves and come out swinging.
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