Muay Thai Boxing Gloves
Choosing the Muay Thai supplies, namely gloves, is one of the most important things that you can choose when it comes to protecting your hands and protector your partner. It is not an easy task.
So many factors come into play: materials, size, weight, color, style, brand, etc.
The truth is that we are all individuals and have our tastes and unique body shapes from our hands down to our toes. This fact is critical. Just because it is popular does not necessarily mean that it is the right ones for you.
Even though I hate to say it, the best way to find out what works best for you is to try them out. Which is a good thing when you have a good return policy!
So what we will do here is go over the Top Brands making Muay Thai boxing gloves. For more detailed information be sure to check out MuayThaiSupplies.com for more specifics as this page will skim over the brands.
This list is of specific Thai boxing equipment brands of gloves (with a couple of outliers). You do not want to order regular boxing gloves accidentally. The main difference in the two is that Muay Thai gloves have extra padding around the wrist to help block kicks and the like.
Many of the different variants of these gloves have angular designs that are helpful in throwing punches easier.
Fairtex continues to build a solid rep when it comes to design and build. They can tend to be on the pricier side, but a few extra bucks for comfort will pay off when are not going home sore in all the wrong places.
These gloves need no introduction as they are pretty popular, not necessarily for their versatility, but for their looks. It is apparent when we see that they sponsor many fighters in the Muay Thai domain.
Fighters like Fah, Tetsuya Yamato, and Jordan Watson all wear the Italian designed Yokkao Muay Thai gloves and apparel when fighting.
This brand does very well as brand spanking new gloves but tends not to stand the test of time. Which is why the fighters they sponsor can work with them. Every time they fight with them they are brand new (or close to it) gloves.
However, Everyday Joe’s like me and you cannot necessarily buy brand new Yokkao gloves every outing.
Windy is one of those grand older brands that have stood the test of time. Imagine these being the Rolex of gloves. They stand the test of time in heritage and quality and even in the durability category they shine.
They tend to favor fighters with bigger hands but can fit any hand measurement as long as you get the right sizes.
They protect well and has notable inseam stitching to help with aligning your wrist when striking.
Venum is one of my favorite gloves to use. Specifically the Venum Challenger 2.0 gloves.
I tend to favor the black and white versions as that is one of my favorite color schemes.
They are a hugely popular brand similar to Hayabusa (my other definite favorite).
Venum is one of those name brands that can be considered innovate. They take chances with ideas and run with them. This is helpful because they are not shy about achieving the best and safest gloves for fighters.
They tend to be moderately priced, but are worth it because they are built with quality materials and innovative technology.
Contrary to what you may read, the leather included with most of the Venum gloves is synthetic leather and has microbial linings that fight against odor after extended use.
Ok, I understand that the title of this section may rub people the wrong way, but hear me out…
Similar to Venum, these gloves are NOT a Thai brand. I am the first to admit it, but the line nowadays is blurring between MMA brands and Muay Thia brands.
Pure traditionalists will tell me to play in traffic, and I get that. But when it comes to quality, moderately priced gloves that have the technology and veritably, I will have to go with my ole’ gut on this one.
I say all that because Hayabusa offers extreme comfort, excellent protection or hands, wrist correction technology to protect your wrists when striking, thumb support, and the list goes on…
This is huge because when you strike as much as a fighter would traditionally, these things come into play. You do not want to go home with the type of soreness at joints that you could potentially get with another brand.
The gloves are affordable depending on your budget, but you get a quality brand made with quality materials. You get what you pay for in my opinion.
Another favorite of mine is the brand that continues to outshine many older brands and even the pricier brands that maybe more popular.
Top King is arguably the biggest brand in Thailand! They are built well, has the innovative technology of the Hayabusa’s, protects well, they are just great gloves to own and have.
In ways of protection, Top King Gloves do excellently at shock absorption to the wrists and knuckles. This SIGNIFICANTLY reduces injury and soreness that is common to training.
You cannot mention Top King without mentioning Twins.
These gloves are the standard.
The standard that every other brand is modeled upon.
They are not just the biggest and most widely used gloves in Thailand, but outside of Thailand, too!
The best thing about these gloves other than its protection and 100% leather build is the affordability. This in reason alone makes them a great get for those just starting out in the Muay Thai Fighting arena.
Some argue that they fall apart quickly which is why they have the cheaper price tag, but any contact sport where you will constantly be striking an opponent, or a bag, or training gloves will tend to wear over time. So take that for what it is worth, I know guys and girls that swear by this brand.
So there you have it, just a few of the gloves that can take over your world as you enter the Muay Thai world.
Take the plunge, select a brand and see if they are for you. Just because it is popular does not mean they are the best. Find what works for your hands and your style. Trial and error is part of life, use it to your advantage.
Trial and error is part of life, use it to your advantage.