Leather bag gloves are popular training tools for many
hobbyists and competitors in the fight game. Yet, some might not
be sure as to whether or not they should add a quality pair of
bag gloves to their collection.
And by quality, we mean you will
need bag gloves made of leather. I believe Non-leather bag gloves
can be decidedly lacking.
Again, bag gloves have been around for decades yet they still
remain a bit misunderstood.
Why is this so?
Basically, many fighters will let their boxing gloves perform
double duty. That is to say, they will use the gloves for
sparring and for training.
That is not necessarily a bad idea. In fact, it is
recommended. However, it is also recommended to add a decent pair
of leather gloves to your equipment collection. They can perform
quite effectively in training which is a major plus.
Vinyl vs Leather
And if you want bag gloves to perform as effectively as
possible, you will want leather bag gloves. The alternative would
be to purchase
vinyl bag gloves
Now, in all honesty, vinyl bag gloves
Now, in all honesty, vinyl bag gloves can be considered
somewhat worthwhile training gloves but they are not as durable.
I for one like to buy something a little more expensive that will
last a very long time.
That means they certainly will not last as long as quality
leather bag gloves. Additionally, they might not be able to
deliver the same levels of safety in training.
Some vinyl gloves are very cheap in their design and that can
prove to be an enormous hazard when training.
Remember, the bones in the knuckles compress on impact which
can prove problematic with weak protection. Leather is much more
durable than vinyl.
That means it provides better protection. Consider that
another reason why it is so well recommended.
Of course, the fact that the bag gloves are made of leather
does not automatically make a particular brand of gloves any
Rather, you need to purchase a decent pair of gloves that have
been made by a quality manufacturer.
Since boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts are so
popular, you will discover that there are a host of manufacturers
that do an excellent job producing high quality leather
Probably the two most popular in boxing circles would be
Everlast and Ringside.
Fans of kickboxing will swear by Twins.
MMA practitioners will generally look towards Revgear, Century
Which ones are the best?
the answer to that will depend upon you own personal needs and
requirements. All of the gloves are excellent and will serve your
training purposes quite well.
Really, you cannot go wrong when you purchase a high quality,
top of the line pair of bag gloves.
There really are not any negatives to a pair of leather bag
gloves. They last a long time and deliver on all expectations.
That is why you cannot go wrong purchasing them.
Leather lasts much longer than vinyl. Buy Leather!
I say buy leather. But I am also one to save my money to get the best.
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