Boxing gloves recommendation

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  1. That-a-Way

    That-a-Way Orange Belt

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    I'm thinking to just go with the Venum. The $200 price was for the leather ones. The regular ones cost $100 and seen much better than the Adidas and Everlast.

    I'm thinking it's worth to invest as much money as I can into this. If it all works out, I won't be buying new ones for a while.

    Why are the Venum below Everlast in that site? I'm guessing there are more expensive and better Everlast models. I think I'll start looking out for those too!

    Thanks for the replies!

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    According to a few boxers I know, Everlast makes some excellent gloves. But they also make absolute junk too. A lot of elite level pros wear them, but they're most likely not paying for them (free advertising after all), and the ones they're wearing are way more expensive than any hobbyist on a normal salary is going to spend.

    I've heard $75-$100 (here in the US) is the range were Everlast stops being junk and starts to be decent.

    I just bought a pair of Title Gel World Bag gloves. Cost me $100. It's expensive to me, but that's what everyone told me is the best heavy bag gloves (other than $200+ Cleto Reyes and the like). I've been using Century Brave MMA gloves for a few months, and my knuckles are killing me - swelling, sore, etc.

    Hopefully these will do the trick. They just arrived yesterday.
     
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    There is many Boxing gloves brands having good quality but i recommend try to buy complete punch bag set, where you will get original Boxing gloves from original brand but locally you can't get quality gloves............!
     
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    I've heard the same. The cheap stuff from Everlast is compete crap, but the good stuff is good :p
    Yeah I guess the brands here aren't the best. Maybe I should order something from eBay or Amazon...

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    Have you considered buying used gloves? You can get high quality lightly used gloves for a great price. I've purchased a lot of my gear from eBay. I've been able to purchase premium gear for 30% to 50% cheaper I would buying new.
     
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    That's a great idea. I'll look into it.

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    Yeah but they're cheap for a reason. You won't get as much quality use out of them as new ones as they'd already be worn down from previous use
     
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    Yeah that's why they are cheaper. The idea would be to meet with the seller and check them out. Then, wash them multiple times.

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    When you buy online that's not exactly how it works
     
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    It depends on the seller. I've ordered "used" gear and it was practically brand new. You have to do your research and find the gear that has the least amount of use on eBay. Granted there are sellers that are selling worn out garbage, but you can find nearly brand new gear for a fraction of the price if your willing to shop around and look on eBay.
     
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    You usually can't see them in person. Look at the posted pictures and ask the seller if those are the pics of the actual item. Read the description on the use of the gloves, most sellers will post that if it's used. If not, ask the seller about the use of the gloves. Find out if they're machine washable before purchasing them.

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    Yeah honestly I never bought used stuff. I always sell it, but never buy. Everything I sell is good as new, and I sell it for half the price of a new item. It's always a good deal for my buyers.
    I may be new in the martial arts business but I always sell used stuff. I always meet in person with the buyer. I would never buy used stuff that I can't "test". I do understand that you can get swindled. It's sort of a high risk-high reward situation. You can get something good as new for half the price, or something that looks good in a picture. I'll definitely be careful. Thanks!

    Checking if they are machine washable is a very good idea indeed.

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    When we advance (if we do) we know exactly what we want, what we need and how much we are willing to put in our passion.


     
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    I am using Top Ten gloves for almost 20 years now. They are very durable, fit well in my hands and give great protection. I am using the Top Ten 18 Oz gloves for both, heavy bag and sparring.
    Top Ten Superfight Gloves
     
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    really, I'm not that panicky over other peoples sweat, a quick blast of disinfectant will do just fine if they are a bit ripe
     
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    Dod try on a set of cleto reyes the other day. If you are looking around the $200 mark they are well worth a look.
     

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