Owned For: Less than a month
Pros: Washable, stays clean and does not smell. Decent padding. Roomy inside for wrapped fists. Dries quick.
Cons: Very top heavy, makes your wrist face down. paint easily chips away,
Comments: These gloves if used for fitness boxing such as a cardio kickboxing or like a p90X type work out can be great. For beginners who will not put a lot of power in their punches and hate smelly gloves these can be a good purchase. The padding on the knuckles is soft and does a good job of protecting them.
However the gloves, are much better in theory than practice. Hitting the heavy bag can be liability as the glove's design forces ones fist downward. This places ones wrist in a bent and dangerous position when throwing punches. I found myself making an extra effort to to keep my arms straight and parallel. This becomes cumbersome when trying to focus on combos. Also I purchased these gloves almost a month ago and they are beginning to chip, flake and lose paint on the palm side. I suspect this is a result of all the back and forth flexing of one's wrist from the uneven weight of the glove.
(Posted on 1/28/14)
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