Question for Women (MMA Athletes or Martial Artists)

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  1. DonnieBravo

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    What kind of brand do you trust?

    Do you go for the expensive brands? Or does the quality impresses you the most?

    I just need some suggestions over a new brand for my wife. She needs to get herself fitter, well, proactive! The daily work routine has got both of us bored like hell. It's high time we did something together to spice things up. Anything unusual always gets her attention. Nothing extraordinary but would you recommend these gloves for her?

    Ladies Boxing Gloves

    Pink Bag Mitts

    What can I say, she loves colours!!!

     
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  3. DonnieBravo

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    Thank you for your immediate and honest opinion! I just visited both these links and they seem better than what I have seen so far!

    She's quite happy to see Fairtex's boxing gloves! Spot on!!!!

    I personally have my own apprehensions because I was really looking for something safe and inexpensive. :(

    Let's see we are expecting some cash soon...
     

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    Well with Fairtex they will last longer rather than having to buy new cheap ones every few weeks which works out more expensive, I've had my Fairtex boxing gloves for 15 years now, I use them as bag gloves as well. I don't pay for boxing and bag gloves.
     
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    To me gloves are gloves I've probably worn every single brand through my life and quite honestly I've never noticed a single difference ever
     
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    There's a difference in price, buy cheap ones that may do the job initially but then fall apart or buy a more expensive better quality pair that do the job and last much, much longer. I can't afford to keep buying gloves so I buy the best quality I can so they last.
     
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    I'll just throw RDX out there. I have a good shopping history with them, and their products are pretty high quality with some high-profile UFC endorsements.
     
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    I agree they are quite convincing. The designs are very attractive and there is something for everyone starting from men to women and kids.

    But again, I would insist price remains an issue! I want genuine leather gloves, which can go on for a long time without showing any signs of wear n tear. Boxing gloves and good punching bags are an investment and we need to think hard before spending on them.

    Do you think the price of TurnerMAX leather boxing gloves, which is lesser than RDX's leather gloves, could mean bad quality?

    I also uploaded their pictures, just in case!
     

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    All their gloves are genuine leather. The thing they do is that, instead of cow hide, sometimes they use maya hide, which reduces the price quite a bit without difference in quality.
     
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    I don't know much about either pair, but the outside material is only one factor. Leather is theoretically more durable than a lot of synthetics, so it won't wear out as quickly. But then there's the inner foam material. At least just as important, and possibly more important. Which one's inner material will break down and turn to mush first is probably the better question to ask.

    Just throwing that out there.
     
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    I understand cowhide is the cow skin (might be goat's) but what do they mean by maya hide? or I might have to google it!
     
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    Very interesting! I never thought about that, which just means I need to dig down more deep! I appreciate you for bringing the more relevant question to the table. What do you suggest should be the material inside the leather gloves? How do you know, if the material used inside the gloves is good and will last longer?

    Thanking in advance.. It was indeed a very pertinent question.
     
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    I have thin hand wrap like 'mitts' that I use when wearing my gloves, not sure where you'd get them from as they came from Thailand but they absorb sweat etc and keep the inner fresh and keep wear down to a minimum.
     
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    I have no idea what the inner material should be, and I doubt the manufacturers get specific about it.

    I guess you've got to go by experience with a brand or recommendations from others. Fairtex seems to have a good following.

    I use Century Brave MMA type gloves. I'm not looking for much padding, just for something to keep my knuckles from getting scraped up. I used them consistently for several month stretches (on and off) for about two years now. They haven't fell apart yet. If I was going all out everyday in them, they may or may not have held up.

    I think it's all really trial and error.
     
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    Yes, indeed, it is trial and error. Century is great because I saw their free standing a few days back. It looks solid!!!!

    With people like you, I am sure I am getting the right experience. I often look for padding in the gloves for sparring.

    Whether, it is Fairtex, TurnerMAX, RDX or Century, we should go for them which seem, feel right and guys with experience endorse them!
     
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    From Thailand? Wow I can just get those for a fiver at sports direct lol
     
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    No, afraid you can't, they were made for me in Thailand, so I'm not sure where you can get them from here.
     
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    RDX sounds more like an explosive device.. right?

    I am a peaceful person which is why I like TurnerMAX

     

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