7 Best Boxing Gloves for Beginners (Updated 2017)

Boxing gloves are essential tools for protecting your hands from the impact of hitting focus mitts and heavy bags. Furthermore, boxing gloves will also cushion the force you impose on your training partner during sparring. No single pair of boxing gloves will last forever. Their features and prices vary greatly between each other. Therefore, this article will help simplify and narrow the choices down to 7 boxing gloves that are recommended to beginners.

1. Venum Challenger 2.0 Boxing Gloves

The Venum Challenger 2.0 are fantastic training gloves that utilize three layers of foam to protect the user’s hand. In addition to the synthetic leather construction, the section underneath the glove’s finger section consists of a mesh material that enhances its breathability factor. This Challenger glove, as well as the other 6 gloves below, all use a velcro enclosure system. I purposely chose boxing gloves that utilizes velcro wrist straps over laces because of the convenience of not needing to rely on the help of a teammate to tighten them. Venum has increased the appeal of the glove by embossing their logo onto the wrist straps.

Pros

  • Breathable mesh interior

  • Color options

  • Size options availability

Cons

  • Synthetic leather construction

  • Inside lining durability

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2. RDX Ego Boxing Gloves

The RDX Ego’s padding is constructed with a unique design that allows it to be used in long training sessions while distributing the impact effectively away from your knuckles. Furthermore, its wrist strap sits flushed between two raised bars, which decreases the chance of the wrist straps being undone during training. RDX haso designed the Ego gloves to be visually appealing and it easily stands out from the other boxing gloves. An important thing to note for the Ego is that its “Maya Hide” is what RDX named their synthetic leather material.

Pro

  • Solid padding
  • Color options
  • Visually appealing

Con

  • Thin inside lining

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3. Sanabul Essential GEL Boxing Gloves

Sanabul is not a well-known brand in the boxing community, but the popularity of its fight gear is quickly rising. They offer budget friendly boxing gloves that are designed with very bright colors to contrast with its clean black leather. Their mesh palm design supply its users with fantastic ventilation, which helps reduce the amount of sweat built up over time. Just like the RDX Ego gloves, you should be weary of Sanabul’s “engineered leather” exterior that may simply be a play on words for synthetic leather, instead of the real thing.

Pro

  • Mesh palm ventilation
  • Price
  • Great velcro design

Con

  • Padding can be softer for sparring
  • Durability

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4. Title Classic Pro Style Training Gloves

Title is a brand that is mainstay for many boxers. This particular Title gloves are commonly seen being used by beginners in many boxing gyms. These gloves have a very clean and classic look, which is great for those not interested in buying gloves with a ton of graphics and are actually more interested about the gloves’ quality. This Pro Style gloves stays true to the classics and do not incorporate mesh materials, unlike some of the gloves mentioned here. Even though it lacks the ventilation offered by the other choices, the synthetic leather for this Title boxing gloves have proven to be durable and the gloves can be bought at a reasonable price.

Pro

  • Good padding for hitting heavy bags
  • Price
  • Comfortable

Con

  • Lacks ventilation

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5. Ringside Apex IMF Tech Boxing Gloves

The Ringside Apex gloves selected are designed to be sparring gloves. However, its quality and features lend itself to also be reliable everyday training gloves as well. There is no doubt that the Apex is a flashy pair of gloves. Even though it is one of the pricier options, the extra cost is well worth it and they are great for beginners looking to spar early on.

Pro

  • Mesh palm for ventilation
  • Anti-microbial inner liner
  • Great for sparring
  • Color Options

Con

  • Construction quality
  • Stiffness

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6. Reevo RXR Boxing Gloves

Reevo RXR gloves utilizes genuine leather that is durable and gives it a longer lifetime than the standard synthetic leather. Even though it is only available in the colors shown above, the graphics, gold stitches and embroidery makes it a unique and visually appealing pair of gloves to wear. These gloves are comfortable to use in all aspects of boxing and provides excellent protection for your knuckles with its four layers of padding. Another benefit of purchasing these gloves is that it includes a mesh carry bag that allows your gloves to dry out quicker than leaving it inside your gym bag. Similar to the Title boxing gloves, the RXR does not integrate mesh material in its design and only have holes at designated spots for air circulation.

To check out a more in-depth review of these gloves, go here.​

Pro

  • Premium leather
  • Thick solid padding
  • Great wrist protection

Con

  • Lack of color options
  • Breathability

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7. Meister Boxing Gloves

Meister boxing gloves incorporates a fully meshed palm feature that are not available with the other 6 selections listed. This feature allows for maximum breathability. Another interesting component of the gloves are the distinct texture seen over the top of the knuckles and fingers. The image above display the orange and black color scheme, which is available for the 14 oz. and 16 oz. options. The 12 oz. option for the Meister gloves replace the orange trim with the color pink. Meister has developed these gloves with a synthetic leather construction and incorporated a medium density foam padding to protect its user hands. Medium density foam padding are normally ideal for dual purpose training gloves because they fall in between the firm padding used in bag gloves and the soft padding used for sparring gloves.

For a more in-depth review of these gloves, go here.​

Pro

  • Most breathable option
  • Great Price
  • Durable 
  • Comfortable

Con

  • Padding thinner than ideal
  • Color options
  • Wrist support

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