Everlast Pro Style Training Gloves
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- Full padding on the front and back of the wrist promotes proper technique
- ThumbLok feature keeps thumb and fist positioned correctly to prevent injury
- Available in 12-, 14-, and 16-ounce sizes in multiple colors
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Although the name Everlast is synonymous with boxing, the company actually started out as a swimwear manufacturer in the Bronx in 1910. The son of a tailor and an avid swimmer, 17-year-old Jacob Golomb grew dissatisfied with the flimsy swimsuits of the time, which barely lasted a season. In response, he began making suits that he guaranteed would last for a full year. He proudly gave them the name "Everlast," and although the swimsuits did not last throughout history, the name did. In subsequent years, Golomb transformed his company into a small retail store that carried a full line of sports equipment. In 1917, a young fighter named Jack Dempsey introduced boxing to Golomb and Everlast. Dempsey asked Golomb to construct protective headgear that would last more that 15 rounds of intensive boxing training. In 1919, Dempsey won the world heavyweight championship wearing boxing gloves made for him by Golomb, and shortly afterward, Everlast became the boxing equipment headquarters throughout the world. Dedicated to leveraging the unique qualities represented by the Everlast brand--strength, dedication, individuality, and authenticity--the Everlast brand is now present in more than 101 countries and has 88 licenses worldwide.
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Anyway, on with the review: these are good, all-around sparring gloves. Their over-all quality is quite good and even the velcros are done well so you could use these for thai boxing as well without scratching your partner's neck and shoulders when clinching. However, I found that when you put more power behind your punches your knuckles tend to come through a bit so they're not the safest gloves around. Still they are good enough for pretty much anybody who's looking for a good pair of gloves for sparring.
I recommend that you get a separate pair of bag gloves or 10oz gloves for bag and mitt work since hitting the heavy bag and focus mitts harden the leather which, again, makes the gloves more dangerous to use in sparring. Remember to wrap your hands and wrists when hitting the heavy bag in order to avoid knuckle, wrist, and shoulder injuries.
Everlast is a good company and for the most part they make quality products. These gloves do what they are supposed to do.
This review is based on the 14 oz. version of this glove. My guess is that this review applies to the 2214 glove in all of its weight variations (12 oz - 16 oz).
The exterior of the glove is vinyl. The vinyl exterior reduces the cost of the glove but decreases its longevity compared to leather gloves. The fit is snug to a bit cramped. The hook-and-loop fastener makes it easy to secure and undo. I prefer this type of hook-and-loop closure to the type found on certain training gloves offered by Title and Ringside which have an additional pull down elastic flap to cover the hook and loop fastener. (The Title/Ringside type fastener makes it difficult to secure the glove by yourself. It may be a safer option--likely to prevent facial abrasions--but a boxer, when sparring, is wearing headgear anyway so facial abrasions are kept to a minimum rendering the added pull down elastic irrelevant and the aggravation that goes along with securing the glove needless.)
The 2214 glove is suited for an aerobics boxing class where occasional bag/mitt work is performed. Its weight is ideal for non-contact cardio-type workouts and it offers adequate hand protection for light bag work sessions.
However, this glove is NOT a good choice for sparring or full time training/bag work. Its foam is weak and does not maintain its integrity over time.Read more ›
1) Best gloves this price (less than 35 bucks)
2) The material is very good, they will last very long
3) The color is durable, it doesn't scratch or get's decolored
4) They are very confortable, and they have swet technology (it means that even if you swet, they wont smell or stink)
5) Your hand is very protected (the fingers and the front part of the hand)
I was undecided about buying the 12 OZ, the 14 OZ or the 16 OZ, I went for the 12 Oz because for heavy bag practicing they are the best, Why?
Because your hands like the heavy bag are very harsh, they need better contact, if you have big gloves (16 OZ) there's a lot of space in the glove, and your fingers no matter if you have handwraps, are able to move inside, and that might cause you a broken finger or to get hurt) in the other. so the 12 OZ are PERFECT FOR HEAVY BAG.
In the other hand, if you want good gloves for sparring, then you need to buy the 14 OZ or even better 16 OZ gloves, because they will make you work more your hands and you'll gain speed, also no one will practice with you with smaller gloves, because the impact of smaller gloves is stronger as they have less material your hand impact will be more direct.
For heavy bag if you buy the 12 OZ gloves, depending on your hand strenght you probably won't need handwraps, because the gloves are very confortable as i mentioned before, and they will fit your hands perfectly.
HOW TO CHOSE A SIZE? i had trouble choosing the right size, because almost no one published a review about how to pick the right size so that's the first reazon why i wrote this.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Well fitting gloves with good padding. Don't have as much time to spar as I used to, so these haven't gotten as much use as I'd have hoped. Read morePublished 8 hours ago by Amazon Customer
Good enough to punch Presidents, I tried...I'm still standing...someone new is in office now.Published 8 hours ago by Justin Mcmillian
Fit well and are a great product, but it has this smell to them. Like an industrial petroleum gasoline smell that was so strong it made my closet smell like a gas station. Read morePublished 12 hours ago by Daniele A.
Once you get these broken in they are great. I wish the straps were longer hard to secure without using your teeth. I leave mine velcroedPublished 3 days ago by Dustin