Carbon Claw Sabre TX-5 Leather Sparring Gloves View

Carbon Claw Sabre TX-5 Leather Sparring Gloves

The Carbon Claw Sabre TX-5 synthetic sparring gloves are strong and durable leather boxing gloves that ensure good all-round performance for your training and practice sessions. With attached thumb tips and layered foam padding, good impact absorption and safety are ensured. The sewn-in padded finger grip bar lets the wearer clench their fist well inside the glove. The elongated wrist strap adds support, and the hook and loop closure is robust and adjustable. For improved cooling and hygiene the palm area uses mesh material to allow good air flow, and there is a moisture-wicking anti-microbial internal lining.

Carbon Claw AMT CX-7 Red Leather Sparring Gloves View

Carbon Claw AMT CX-7 Red Leather Sparring Gloves

The Carbon Claw AMT CX-7 red leather sparring gloves are great for club workout sessions and provide durability, comfort and safety to let you focus on improving performance. These traditionally designed cut gloves offer a shock absorbent padding to ensure added support and protection and have a hook and loop closure and a wide cuff strap for a secure fit and reduced impact on the joints. Thanks to an internal elasticated ring closure fixture around the wrist, the gloves are easy to put on and take off and they are produced from genuine cow hide leather. Plus, to allow for shaping a perfect clenched fist, there is a sewn in padded finger grip bar.

Carbon Claw Arma AX-5 Leather Bag Mitts View

Carbon Claw Arma AX-5 Leather Bag Mitts

The Carbon Claw Arma AX-5 synthetic leather bag mitts let you take on punch bags or target pads in the knowledge that your hands and wrists are well protected. The boxing mitts offer a great balance of manoeuvrability and protection, being light but strong and durable. The boxing gloves are made with genuine leather in the punching area and more flexible but strong synthetic cross-fibre material in non-exposed areas. There is a built-in grip bar for more support, a vented mesh weave palm for enhanced air flow and cooling and moisture-wicking anti-microbial material that keeps hands fresher inside the gloves. The elasticated wrist strap has a strong hook and loop closure giving an adjustable and comfortable secure fit.


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Boxing Gloves

Boxing Gloves

Anyone who has seen or practised boxing will know that boxing gloves are an essential piece of kit. But what purpose do they serve, why do you need them, what are the different types and what do the weights mean? Read on to find out more and understand which pair will best suit your boxing needs.

Protection’s the name of the game

Boxing gloves are designed to protect the fighter’s hands. Without protective gloves on you’re much more likely to break knuckles, fracture finger bones and suffer other hand and wrist injuries as you make contact with the opponent’s head and body. As a result, your practice sessions and you’re your career as a boxer would be cut rather short. Boxing gloves also lessen facial injuries such as cuts and bruises around the eyes.

The protection comes from padding inside the gloves. The different types and weights of gloves  provide varying amounts of cushioning for hands.

Types of boxing gloves

Different gloves serve different purposes, with the most common kinds being bag gloves or bag mitts, sparring gloves, training gloves, and competition or contest gloves.

Bag mitts – as the name suggests, these are for practising on punch bags and are usually lighter but with some protection for hands and wrists.

Sparring gloves – designed for sparring sessions, they boast thicker cushioning to help protect hands and faces during time in the practice ring. They tend, therefore, to be heavier.

Training gloves – these are multi-purpose and suit sparring, punch bag practice and other boxing training. They are a good choice if you’re looking for a general pair of gloves for varied training activities.

Competition or contest gloves – less thick and with thinner padding compared to sparring gloves, which you’ll use only in the ring.

Size and Weight

The weight of gloves is directly linked to how much cushioning is in the glove. For example, a glove that weighs 14oz will have less padding than one of the same model that is 18oz.

Kids will wear 8oz or less.

8oz is generally the weight for competition gloves

10-12oz gloves will suit adults with small hands or those looking for a lighter option to practise technique and speed.

14oz are a popular weight which will protect hands throughout most training activities.

16oz is the standard and most common weight for sparring sessions, although you could wear lighter or heavier gloves.

18oz and above are heavy gloves most suited to the strongest and heaviest-hitting boxers when sparring each other.

Material and features

Boxing gloves will be made from leather or synthetic leather. Another important aspect is choosing a Velcro fastening or lace-up style. With both of these, neither is better than the other. Gloves in leather will usually cost more than a similar synthetic leather version but may be more durable. It depends on your needs.

You should get a good, comfortable but tight fit from both Velcro and lace-up boxing gloves. If you choose lace-up gloves you’ll have to ask your coach or sparring partner to help tying them! Again, it’s down to your preference.

You will probably also want hand wraps to go under your gloves, which you can find in our Boxing Accessories section.

Here at Sweatband.com we sell a wide range of gloves in each category, stocking high-quality products at attractive prices with fast and free delivery on orders over £15. You’ll find top brands such as Lonsdale, BBE, Reebok, York Fitness and more. So head up this page to start shopping for your new boxing gloves!

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