Updated November 27, 2018 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Sparring Gloves

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This wiki has been updated 5 times since it was first published in November of 2018. The goal behind sparring is to improve your skills without causing injury to anyone gracious enough to step into the ring with you. That's why there are gloves specifically designed for this activity. They feature thicker padding than those used for hitting bags and are often a little heavier, to help you build muscle and increase your endurance so you perform better when the time comes. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best sparring glove on Amazon.

10. Combat Sports Safety

9. Fairtex Muay Thai-Style

8. Ringside Gel Shock

7. RDX Grappling

6. Title Boxing Intense

5. Twins Special Signature

4. Cleto Reyes Extra

3. Hayabusa T3 Kanpeki

2. Ringside Apex Flash

1. Winning MS600

Editor's Notes

November 22, 2018:

Determining the best sparring gloves isn't easy considering the plethora of low-quality options and knockoffs available on the market. To do so, we spent an inordinate amount of time pouring over user and expert reviews. After doing so, we are confident we found the best options you can get. We included models suited to boxing, muay thai, and MMA, all of which are a good balance of price and performance.


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on November 27, 2018 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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