Hatch SP100 Defender II Glove with Steel Shot (Black)
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Top Customer Reviews
Like so many people have said, getting this glove in your normal glove size feels really tight. Especially when you make a fist. It feels weird because the wrist of the glove pulls up further due to the shot displacing space on the top of the glove. But the important thing is that the shot that's positioned over your knuckles is in the right spot to provide you with the desired result. Overall the glove will wear in with time and feel a bit more normal anyway.
When I tried the Large they felt more comfortable in size (like a normal glove) but when I made a fist, the shot didn't cover my fore-knuckles. It stayed back, covering the top of my hand instead. Great option if I was only going to back fist but obviously not what I was looking for. I've read this complaint in other reviews.
So ultimately remember this, these are not normal gloves and won't feel like them. They're an enhanced extension of your body. They're not meant to be super comfy or keep you warm and their intended use should tell you that.
I will say this though, you'll be happy you have them on when you need them.
the weighted portion of each glove is just right. powdered steel is sewn into an area which begins halfway up the back of the hand, and ends just over each knuckle. the weight advertised is accurate - 8oz, or half a pound. dropping these onto a hard surface makes a nice "SMACK" sound. the weight isn't enough to make your hands feel exceedlingly heavy, but is just enough to add some extra stopping power to your punches. i tried these on a heavy bag, and they're very comfortable.
also, a tip regarding size to potential buyers: my hand measures exactly 8" from base of the palm/wrist to the tip of my middle finger, and the XL fits perfectly. the openings on the gloves are rather large, and will accommodate even the chunkiest wrist, thanks to the velcro closures.
The most unfortunate thing is that these seem to be the only model of sap gloves available anywhere online. There's no better alternative I have been able to find. A hard knuckle glove may be the only option for someone seeking a quality item.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought xl size gloves and was pretty disappointed in how little shot was in there. I could feel my knuckles and what little steel was in there kept going to the back of my hand.Published 1 month ago by Gary jarvis
Quality was good, but I am finding the fit of Hatch to be a bit hard to pin down. The last pair I tried was same XL, yet one side was too small and the other fit well. Read morePublished 1 month ago by SoreThumbs
Fits perfect, lightweight given the steel,the steel rolls freely in the space they're sewn intoPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
These make a really terrific impact toy,
If you're into that kind of thing.
They're a little light, so I replaced the shot in mine with lead... Read more
These gloves contain barely any steel shot at all. I saw one reviewer (who worked in security) remark that the size determined the amount of shot and therefor the larger sized... Read morePublished 2 months ago by C.B.