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84 of 87 people found the following review helpful
on January 7, 2012
As handswraps go, this product is fine ... well, a bit better than most under $7 wraps as they don't get as stinky as fast as other brands. Just don't expect them to last you ages becuz handwraps just don't due to the abuse that they take, what with the constant wrapping and unwrapping, the impact that they help to absorb, and the constant washing (btw, when you wash them, don't use fabric softener, and don't put them in the dryer becuz doing so may damage the fabric). Indeed, there's a reason that one can purchase wraps in 3, 5, and 10 packs.

My only nitpick about this particular Everlast model (#4456B - the cotton/spandex wraps are model #445-PH - don't know why Amazon uses the same reviews for both) is that, becuz they're made of a nylon/polyester blend, the hook and loop strap will, as noted by another reviewer, stick to the wrap and pulling it loose will cause slight damage to the wraps. One can get around this problem by folding the hook and loop strap in half (H & L side in) and securing it with an elastic while rolling it up (if this sounds like too much trouble, just buy wraps made from 100% cotton instead).

Which brings me to another point, also noted by another reviewer: after using/washing the wraps, roll them up starting with the hook and loop strap and ending with the thumb loop (one will then have to secure the wrap roll with another elastic), as doing so will make it easier to apply the wraps the next time one uses them.

As for the diff sizes, well, IF one wraps one's hands properly (incl wrapping around the thumb once, folding three to seven layers of wrap over the 1st set of knuckles, passing the wraps thru the three "webbings" between the four fingers, wrapping the wrist, etc):

- 108" (long) x 2" (wide) wraps are for children around 8 yrs old (assuming that the wraps are as thin as this Everlast model)

- 120" x 2" wraps will fit women who wear an XS or S size glove

- 150" x 2" wraps will suit women with S to, perhaps, L size hands or men who wear an XS size glove (the only company that I know of that sells this size is Rival Boxing, which has products for sale on Amazon Canada and whose handwraps are of higher quality than these Everlast ones, in part, becuz the RB ones are made of cotton)

- 180" x 2" wraps will fit men with S to M (and maybe large) size hands and women with L or XL size hands

- men with large to Sonny Liston-size fists will need 180" wraps that are extra wide and extra thick (like 2 3/4" wide Cleto Reyes models), which require one to fold the wrap over the knuckles and wrap around the hands/wrists less times to get the same amount of protection as thinner, narrower, longer handwraps

Other facts/tips:

- if one wants to play it safe and get several more inches out of wraps &/or if one wants a more contoured fit, order "Mexican style" wraps, which are of a cotton/spandex blend (maybe 5% of the stretchy stuff)

- if one aligns one's fists properly with their forearms and keeps one's fists clenched relatively tightly when throwing a punch, one shouldn't have to wrap their wrists very much for greater stability (if using proper technique, one's wrists should never "buckle" when landing a punch) and, consequently, will have more wrap available to apply to the knuckles if desired

- if one has good quality gloves and is working the heavy bag at home, one can do so without having to fold the extra layers of wrap over the knuckles (unlike the human head, heavybags aren't very hard and one will more likely injure their wrists than their knuckles) - * consequently, if one only boxes in one's home gym, one can get away with wearing one size smaller wraps than recommended above (becuz one will be putting less wrap on the knuckles) *
(btw, if one doesn't weigh very much or has relatively weak wrists, buy/use a lighter heavy bag - 60 lbs or less - that HASN'T been packed rock hard with "stuffing")

- if one has good quality gloves and is working the double end bag at home, one can do so without handwraps altogether (if, however, one is at a boxing club, the trainers will prob insist on all members wearing properly applied handwraps all the time for liability-related reasons)

- if one is working the speed bag at home, simply wearing dollar store cloth work gloves - sans handwraps - will suffice and may only be required to prevent one's hands from getting "scuffed" on the bag's raised seams (KIM that one strikes the speed bag with the SIDE of the hand, so knuckle protection isn't required)

Enjoy

Incidentally, don't know why these wraps are so expensive here; they're sold for less on Amazon Cda and we Canucks almost always pay more for US products.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on July 3, 2009
Size Name: 180-InchColor Name: Black
After hearing about the quality of Everlast's products declining, I was very careful about buying something from them. But it turned out great after all. I received the package two days after ordering and was not disappointed. The wraps are long enough to fit around my hands and then some. They are very comfortable and can definately absorb a good impact.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on May 26, 2013
Size Name: 180-InchColor Name: YellowVerified Purchase
These are very poorly made and I would love to hear from Everlast. I see some people have had the same issues as myself with the handwraps.

The Velcro comes away from the wrap where it is sewn on... I can't put it any simpler than this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 4, 2013
Size Name: 180-InchColor Name: YellowVerified Purchase
I've used a lot of wraps lately, and I'm glad to have spent the small amount of extra money to get the pro version. The wraps have stood up to washing better than the cheaper ones, and the 180" lengths makes for a much better wrap. The fabric even feels better during the wrapping process.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 7, 2014
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If you have a cat, you better keep this away from them. As I was wrapping my hand, my cat caught it ONCE with his paw and it created a large hole in it. It does what it does, but just be aware that the quality is on the cheaper side.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 14, 2014
Size Name: 180-InchColor Name: BlackVerified Purchase
Perfect fit does the trick! Fit well and were perfect size for man or woman. Durable and has the easy thumb look as well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on June 4, 2012
Size Name: 180-InchColor Name: BlackVerified Purchase
These hand wraps work as expected. When in the package they look like there is only one, but there are two to a package.
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on April 1, 2015
Size Name: 180-InchColor Name: Black
I recommend these wraps for the casual boxing/kickboxing student, including cardio boxing/kickboxing classes for two reasons:
- They are easy to wash
- They are quick drying
For a higher-level student, or someone training for competitions (amateur or pro), there are a few quirks that might make them less than ideal.

These wraps are 100% synthetic (polyester/nylon) so unlike cotton or cotton/elastic wraps, they will NOT absorb sweat/water or promote bacterial growth. The water-wicking aspect makes them easy to wash and dry (just hang overnight), and stored in your gym bag for the next workout. For a casual student, this ease of use is a huge benefit.

For someone that is learning boxing/kickboxing on a higher level, these wraps have a few characteristics that are irksome. They do not have any stretch and are not as smooth to the touch as a cotton-based wraps. They may bunch up unless you are meticulous about how you wrap your hands. This makes them a little less comfortable and more ill-fitting for long training workouts with pad work, bag work, etc.. For long workouts in a training camp format, I have found Mexican style wraps (cotton/elastic) to be the best fitted and most comfortable for the variety of exercises your hands will experience.

Also, as others have written, the velcro can snag the wrap making it messy over time. To minimize snags, I fold the hook side over the back (behind the Everlast label) so it snags the back of the wrap and stays out of the way until I finish wrapping my wrist at the end.

Still, overall I am very happy with this product and would recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 7, 2013
Size Name: 180-InchColor Name: BlackVerified Purchase
very nice raps, extremely long compared to others iv purchased so theres plenty of room to rap the whole hand i would buy again
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on December 18, 2012
Size Name: 180-InchColor Name: BlackVerified Purchase
The wraps were part of a birthday gift I gave to my boyfriend (I also bought him the gloves,Everlast Pro Style Training Gloves). He already had a pair of wraps but he complained that they were not long enough (since I am not familiar with that I didn't know what he meant). I started looking around Amazon and reading other buyers' comments and then I understood what my boyfriend meant by "not long enough." They have to be able to go all around your hands and stay there (securely & tight) so when you put your gloves on they don't get lose and protect your hands better when you are working out with the punching bag.
If you are buying one of these you have to make sure they say 180-inch because those are the ones for adults, the other sizes are more for juniors. So 5 stars because my man is very happy with those, and he knows his boxing stuff very well.
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