The Best Boxing Gloves for Women Reviewed

Best Boxing Gloves for Women

From a novice’s point-of-view, boxing gloves all look the same, but this is not so. There are training gloves, sparring gloves, and the actual gloves that are used in fights. The brands too can be confusing, with each claiming to be better than the competition. Boxers, especially women, have reasons why they choose the brands that they do; there are certain aspects that one should consider when selecting the best boxing gloves for women. You need to know about these features and see which brand is the best for you.

Why you need boxing gloves

When it comes to boxing gloves for women, the choice is very important so as to protect the delicate bone structure in their hands. Unlike other forms of martial arts, where the use of bare hands is honored, boxing embraces protection through the use of gloves during fights and training. Without this protection, your hands will suffer from damage in the long run. Boxing gloves also protect the opponent from head injuries. Parkinson’s disease is a real danger to boxers, and using good gloves reduces the risk.

Selecting the best boxing gloves

Boxing gloves for women come in different sizes and qualities. When it comes to size, you need gloves that fit you comfortably around your fingers and wrist. When you curl up your fist, your hand should feel natural within the glove, and not like the glove is bending it into an uncomfortable position. Gloves of good quality should be able to withstand several fights before they flatten out and should be replaced. The cushioning material in gloves is not the same, and for some, they may flatten out fast.

Pricing of the gloves

You may walk into a boxing glove store expecting the best deal, but you should be prepared to pay more for great gloves. Although not all expensive gloves are the best, you should follow the adage that says you pay more for quality. Boxing gloves for women can cost anywhere from $40 to over $100. Take your time to feel each glove properly, and then ask the store clerk for some help, before you decide on what to buy. Do not simply use the price tag to make your judgment.

Hook & Loop or Lace-up

Lace-up boxing gloves are the traditional fighter’s gloves, and they may be the best for people who want a snug fit around the wrist. One the other hand, hook & loop gloves are convenient for women, since they are easy to wear, and they can put them on without any help. In my opinion, hook and loop gloves have the disadvantage of tearing into the cotton hand wraps, and this is not a good thing. Lace-up gloves can be tied once, and only loosened a bit when wearing and removing them. You can then walk around the gym, to get someone to help you tighten them. This is a great way of getting to meet people in your gym; if you are a lady starting out as a boxer, then this is a wonderful way of getting to talk to the pros.

What color is best?

Red is the classic color for boxing; all boxers can attest to having a pair of red boxing gloves in their pack. Although this is the most popular color, it is very difficult to see. When choosing sparring or training gloves, you need to choose a color that is easily visible; colors like white are best so the trainer can catch your punches well. Blue and Green are also other colors that can be used for training. Red gloves also mask the buildup of blood stains. From the perspective of males, they do find the prospect of blood on their gloves appealing, but it can be grossly wrong for a lady. For ladies, colors such as pink and blue are available.

Different boxing glove types

Bag Gloves for women – these are used to hit the punching bag and there are two different types. The first is the older version used by traditional boxers. These are thin and designed only to protect your skin from tearing when you hit the punching bag. These may not offer the best protection for your knuckles and wrist, and they tend to wear out fast. They are small and lighter, and therefore may affect your timing when you enter the ring with the heavier fight gloves.The second is the modern gloves, which are fully padded, and great for hitting the punching bag hard. They protect your hands better, and will not offset your timing when in the ring. These are possibly the best for lady boxers.

Sparring Gloves for women – These are used for sparring with a partner. They have a thicker cushion for better protection of both partners. They should not be used for hitting the bag since the softer cushion will wear out faster.Training gloves for women – these can be used for sparring and also hitting the punching bag. As a good rule of thumb, you should not get gloves for two different purposes. Have sparring and bag gloves for the best experience.

Fight Gloves for women – these are also called pro gloves and should not be used for anything else apart from fighting in the ring. A lot of care should be taken when you choose your fight gloves. These are the ones that will determine how you perform in the ring.

A review of some of the best boxing gloves for women

Everlast Women’s Pro Style Training Gloves

Everlast Women’s Pro Style Training Gloves

Traditionally, this is said to be the best boxing glove brand in the world. They have been around for a long while, and some of the greatest champions in the world always chose their gloves.

Things We Liked

  • They have great quality, especially in the high-end versions.
  • They are a well-known brand with a history of producing some of the greatest gloves ever
  • They have a great stitch-quality and their cushion is long-lasting.
  • The gloves fold naturally and your fist will not feel constrained by the glove.
  • They have a wide range of boxing gloves, from bag gloves to professional fighting gloves. The weight classes of the gloves are also well calibrated, with each feeling the same as the other.
  • The wrist grasp is excellent and you can get both hook & loop and lace-up types.
  • They come in a wonderful pink color that is great for women boxers.

Things We Didn't Like

  • They have a tendency to make poor quality gloves in the low-end versions
  • They have merchandised most of the gloves and forgotten about quality novice boxing gloves; basically, some of their gloves are just said to be toys, which kids store in the closets.
  • They have the most expensive gloves in the market; this may be due to their relying on their name to justify this high price.

Century BRAVE Women's Neoprene Training Boxing Bag Gloves

Century BRAVE Women's Neoprene Training Boxing Bag Gloves

These gloves come highly recommended. They are of great quality and used in several fights over the years. They have been said to be the puncher’s glove that offers the highest protection. These gloves have been used by professional boxers, who love to hit hard, but have delicate or injured hands. For training and sparring, you should use the larger sizes, which allow you to feel every hit that you make, without you feeling sore thereafter.

Things We Liked

  • They have an excellent cushion and will not flatten out even after years of fighting. The cushion also offers better protection for the opponent’s face.
  • They offer better protection for both the wrist and knuckles and are essentially longer to accommodate the female hand.
  • The stitching is of great quality and will not break apart. After 2 or 3 years of fighting, the stitching will still look as good as new.
  • They have a wide range of boxing gloves, including the lace-up and hook & loop varieties; this offers more choice.
  • Their brand is relatively cheaper and they do not compromise the quality.

Things We Didn't Like

  • The extra cushioning may make them only good for fighting and not for training.

UFC boxing gloves for women

UFC boxing gloves for women

These gloves are especially used for UFC boxing. They are light in weight and come in excellent colors for female fighters, although the pink one is the most favorite.

Things We Liked

  • They have a layered padding which adds to the comfort of the gloves.
  • They are more durable due to the high-quality liner and foam used.
  • They have a heavier nylon lining and this adds to their durability.
  • They do not need to be “broken in”; this means that you will not experience any discomfort or pain when they are new.
  • They are efficient gloves, in that they promote a fighter’s effectiveness. More comfort and protection means more confidence and hence better performance in the ring.
  • They are affordable and a beginner can afford to have great quality gloves at low prices.

Things We Didn't Like

  • There may be some bubbling and loose stitching on some parts of the gloves.

Title Gel World Bag Gloves

Title Gel World Bag Gloves

For several years, Title has come up with long-lasting, high-quality boxing equipment for sparring, training or hitting the bag. There is one type of Title’s boxing gloves that have stood out recently; the Title Gel World Bag Gloves. These gloves are made for people who want to hit hard, but have delicate hands. The technology used is top-notch and you will feel great when using these gloves.

Things We Liked

  • The Gel Enforced Lining is great for absorbing the impact of hitting the bag.
  • The gloves have a better fit due to the presence of the gel in the lining.
  • They have a multi-layer foam padding that also helps in the absorption of more impact.
  • They have a great workmanship and will last long.
  • They are the best boxing gloves that you can get for under $100.
  • The D-ring and hook & loop type of fastening is great for wrist support.
  • It comes with hand compartments which allow for better fitting.

Things We Didn't Like

  • They have an unconventional size. When you order a certain size, when it gets to you, you find that it is too small. They need to use the conventional sizes.

Top King Super Star Air Boxing Gloves

Top King Super Star Air Boxing Gloves

Top King is a well known Muay Thai Brand, and have a wide range of boxing gloves. Their flagship is the Superstar Air Boxing gloves. The gloves have a fantastic design, in keeping with all their glove designs. The glove will last longer than one would expect due to the high-quality manufacturing. No matter how hard you use the gloves, the design does not fade and there is no ripping of the stitches.

Things We Liked

  • They have an inner padding, developed from multi-layered molded shock absorbent foam. The foam is placed on the upper hand and wrist areas to absorb the power of the kicks used in Muay Thai.
  • They offer better fitting and protection for the knuckles, wrist and thumb, when compared to other boxing gloves.
  • They have Climacool technology, which helps keep the hands cools and dry. There is a thin mesh material placed on the underside of the palm, which help in keeping the hand cool and dry.
  • The material on the inside does not rub your skin.
  • They do not smell even after being used for a long time.

Things We Didn't Like

  • They are tight and uncomfortable at the start.
  • They are bulky and pillowy.

In conclusion

Top King Super Star gloves come out as the obvious winner of the best boxing gloves for women. Their excellent design and durability make them a boxer’s dream package. They offer more protection for the knuckles and wrists than any of the others mentioned above. They come with Climacool technology, which makes it comfortable for a boxer to have them on, even for long periods. They are light in weight, despite their bulky appearance, and this helps fighters to be more effective and faster when they are in the ring. The fact that they are easy on the skin and do not smell, make them ideal for novices as well as professionals.

When it comes to the colors, you can note that they do not fade, and their design is flashy. This makes them the best gloves for long-term use since they look as good as new even after years of use. They come with a price tag that is below $100, which makes the affordable to most boxers.