The 16 Best Boxing Gloves To Shop Right Now

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Whether you want to take on an amateur fight one day or just like to keep fit, boxing is a great way to train with incredible benefits. Just hitting a heavy bag for a few minutes a day or even shadow boxing can be advantageous for many, let alone doing padwork or some light sparring. To do so of course, there’s a good chance you’ll need to get your hands in some boxing gloves.

Just like there are many training exercises in boxing, there are many different gloves with many different features, despite the fact that they can all more or less look the same. Some are lighter, some have more protective padding, some are purely for hitting a bag.

Whatever you’re looking for, below we’ve compiled a list of some of the best boxing gloves out there right now and we’re confident that you’ll find something that suits you. We’ve picked gloves that will work for all kinds of budgets and expert levels. In alphabetical order, here they are.

1. Adidas Hybrid 300 Boxing Gloves

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US Boxing

First of all, the Adidas Hybrid 300 gloves look stunning. There are two colourways, the black/white/silver and the black/gold. Both of them stand out amongst most gloves on the market. Just by looking at the pair, it’s not difficult to tell that they’re great quality. The outer shell is made from genuine leather and the inside is layered with foam padding so that impact is absorbed well. The palm is made from polyurethane. The wrist area is also padded for optimal support and the wide Velcro wrist strap helps with that too. The gloves are unisex too, and come in 12 oz, 14 oz and 16 oz. For this premium buy, you’ll pay a premium price point of $120 which is steep for a beginner, but a good investment regardless.

Buy now, $119.95

2. Cleto Reyes Bag Glove With Elastic Cuff

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Cleto Reyes

You might notice from the image that these gloves look different to the average glove that you see the professionals use in actual fights. That’s because they’re bag gloves. Bag gloves, as the name suggests, are made specifically to be used on a punching bag. They’re lighter with slightly less padding because you won’t need as much protection punching a bag. If you’re buying gloves to be worn while hitting a bag you have at home, perhaps these are the best option. It’s important to note that the recommended way to wear them is with hand wrap underneath. These Cleto Reyes bag gloves were handmade in Mexico with premium leather. The linings are water repellent, which means sweat won’t enter the padding. The elastic cuff also means that they can be put on and removed quite easily. Available in black and classic red in multiple sizes.

Buy now, $85

3. Elite Sports Adult Boxing Gloves

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Elite Sports

These boxing gloves from Elite Sports are a good beginner level buy. If you’re unsure how much you want to train or you know you only want to occasionally hit a bag, these are a good option. The pricing is accessible because they’re made with PU leather. They have a focus on being ultra-lightweight, but won’t feel any softer as a result. The inner lining is sweat wicking and anti-odour while the palm has mesh for cooling. The gloves come in 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz, 14 oz and 16 oz in black, red and white.

Buy now, $34.99

4. Everlast MX Training Boxing Gloves

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When Canelo fought Amir Khan in 2016, he knocked him out with a pair of Everlast MX Professional Gloves. Khan credited not only Canelo, but the gloves with the KO, saying “they were solid, it was like being hit with a baseball bat”. Unfortunately, those gloves are sold out on Everlast’s store, but the training version of them is still up. While the professional gloves are made with custom horsehair and leather, these are handmade with premium Piel Planchada leather for durability over time. They’re currently available in 16 oz and 18 oz.

Buy now, $179.99

5. FIGHTR Boxing Gloves

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Buying something as important as boxing gloves if you’re a beginner and/or on a budget is tricky, because you don’t want something that you feel will tear on you and injure your hands as a result. That’s not something you have to worry about here because these boxing gloves from FIGHTR are durable with their PU leather and durable stitching. The ventilation here is solid so if you plan on wearing them for long durations of time, you won’t have to worry about taking them off to give your hands a break. They’re available in black, black/red and white in 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz, 14 oz and 16 oz.

Buy now, $40.90

6. Grant Boxing Gloves

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Grant is most known for being a popular glove choice of Floyd Mayweather during his career. For casual, younger boxing fans, it’s hard to even see the logo and not associate it with the boxer. More avid boxing fans will know that Mayweather had somewhat brittle hands and that should tell you everything you need to know about these gloves. They’re great for those that want maximum hand protection. The padding is great and evenly distributed. The wrist padding is also optimal. Despite all of this, the glove is relatively lightweight. This glove is available in both blue and blue/red/white in 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz, 14 oz, 16 oz and 18 oz.

Buy now, $129

7. Hayabusa T3 Boxing Gloves


Hayabusa’s T3 gloves are widely recognised and respected as some of the most premium gloves around. They’re famous for having incredible wrist support, not one, but two straps that interlock. Not only will your wrist be protected, but the glove will also align it. The lining of the glove works to keep the temperature cool which is a great feature. If you’ve ever had on gloves while training before, you know how hot and sweaty your hands can get inside them. In terms of how they look, these gloves are available in black/gold, white/gold, naby/yellow, charcoal/lime, rose gold, white/iridescent and many more colour combinations, at least one of which should satisfy every user.

Buy now, $126.65

8. Liberlupus Boxing Gloves

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These gloves from Liberlupus are a great buy for those on a budget. At just $33 amongst some of the gloves on this list, you could think that the significantly lower price means a significant drop in quality. While you’re obviously not going to get something close to professional gloves with these, they still have some great features. The leather is synthetic but still will more than do the job for most with a low budget and the material is still breathable. The padding is layered with a soft inner layer, a thick mid layer and an elastic outer layer.

Buy now. $32.99

9. RDX T17 Aura Boxing Gloves

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These Aura boxing gloves by RDX are special because they are made with their patented Kalix Skin. It’s essentially a foam-laminated vegan leather that promises to be durable and won’t wrinkle easy. The padding itself is made with seven faux leather panels, so it’s going to be sturdy and able to withstand hard punches. The inside of the glove also features moisture wicking technology so that your hands aren’t smelly and soaked at the end of a tough session. They’re available in a black/gold colourway in 10 oz, 12 oz and 14 oz.

Buy now, $69.99

10. Reebok Retail Boxing Gloves

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Reebok is a trusted brand worldwide and their Retail boxing gloves are a great option for someone looking to try out some light boxing training for the first time or someone who is only going to lightly use the gloves every day. They come in black with the white Reebok logo on them. They’re made from synthetic leather and have a padded grasp bar and solid padding. They come in 10 oz, 12 oz and 14 oz.

Buy now, $32.99

11. Ring To Cage Japanese Style Training Gloves 2.0

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Ring To Cage

Ring To Cage’s Japanese style gloves are a great choice that are a little on the high-end if you’re just a beginner but can also be considered a bargain for the quality you’re getting. Later on this list is a Japanese brand called Winning and they’re premium, but these Ring To Cage gloves are widely heralded as a great competitor for a much lower price. They’re great not only for hitting a bag but for sparring too. Their design, padding and construction are hard to beat. What’s also great about this product is you can not only pick the color and weight of the gloves, but you can choose between Velcro and lace-up too. Regardless, weights are 12 oz, 14 oz, 16 oz and 18oz and colours include yellow, pink, gold, white and silver.

Buy now, $99.95

12. Rival RB1 Ultra Bag Gloves 2.0

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Rival Boxing

Like the Cleto Reyes gloves that appeared earlier on this list, these Rival RB1 gloves are also made only for the bag. In fact on the manufacturer’s website, they come with a warning that they should never be used for sparring, so keep that in mind if buying. This is the new and improved version of the original RB1 boxing gloves that were first introduced in 2003 and were a great success. The inner padding is ergonomic to enhance comfort and protection and the new adjustments also allow your hand to fit deeper inside the glove. They come in black, blue, red and white in S, M, L and XL.

Buy now, $99.99

13. Sanabul Essential Gel Boxing Gloves

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Sanabul Sports

Sanabul’s Essential Gel boxing gloves are another good entry level glove for those unsure about where they want to take their training, or where their training will take them. As the name suggests, the gloves feature gel impact protection which aim to absorb big impact. The palms have mesh on them, so that they’re breathable and help disperse heat away from your hands. The gloves come in 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz, 14 oz and 16 oz. In terms of colour, the base of all the gloves is black, but the trim can change between options like blue, red, pink and orange.

Buy now, $29.99

14. Trideer Pro Grade Boxing Gloves

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These gel boxing gloves from Trideer are made with faux leather and a thick material which makes them less likely to tear or let moisture through. The fist and thumb area are ergonomically designed to support your hand and like many of the higher-end gloves on this list, curve naturally so your hand doesn’t have to do all the work to make a fist. These gloves are available in black/white, red and rose in 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz, 14 oz and 16 oz.

Buy now, $49

15. Venum Elite Boxing Gloves

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Venum have been a respected brand in combat sports for a long time now. Currently, they’re widely recognised as being the UFC’s partner brand that makes all of their shorts and other fight gear like shoes and shirts. Their Elite boxing gloves are completely handmade in Thailand. They have triple density foam that means you can both pack and absorb a punch and the reinforced seams mean you can do so without feeling like the gloves are going to break on you. The gloves also feature a reinforced palm, a Velcro enclosure and long cuffs to help the wrists stay protected. The design here is really nice, with the shiny black Venum logo over an all-black glove. It’s subtle enough to not look whacky but cool enough to not look too simple.

Buy now, $59.99

16. Winning MS-200 Pro Boxing Gloves

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Winning U.S.A.

Winning is an aforementioned Japanese brand that produce some of the best quality boxing gloves on the market. All of their gloves are handcrafted in Japan and most famously, they were worn by Manny Pacquiao. So while they’re a hefty investment and recommended mainly for the intermediate level and above, they’re a reputable brand. Their MS-2000 gloves are available in red, blue, black and white, with each one sporting their ironic logo on the padding. They come in 8 oz. The gloves themselves are made with high quality leather with their vintage anti-thumbing stopper.

Buy now, $275
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