The 10 Best Weightlifting Gloves

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This wiki has been updated 22 times since it was first published in January of 2017. Weightlifting requires a tremendous level of physical fitness, and subjects the hands to sweat, calluses, blisters, and abrasions. In addition to enhancing your grip, these gloves can mitigate those issues by providing cushioning and support for the palms, wrists, and fingers, whether you're into pumping iron to build muscle or you're hitting the machines for weight loss and toning. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Skott Evo 2

2. RimSports Premium

3. Ihuan Professional

Editor's Notes

October 07, 2019:

As we looked over the list, we discovered that the US Muscle Division Double Stitched was no longer available, so we removed those. We also learned that the Fit Active Sports lack dependable durability, often breaking down rather quickly. We dropped this model from the rankings as well.

Reports suggest that users are highly satisfied with the RimSports Premium, as they offer elasticity, a tight Velcro strap, and enough cushion on the palm to minimize soreness. We also noted their fun, colorful appearance. We upgraded this model on the list. We did find that the stitching on the Trideer Workout may not last as long as some users would like, so we dropped this option a couple spots.

Several people seemed very impressed with the durability of the Ihuan Professional, one of our new additions. It’s made with a tough fabric, but it’s not so thick that it hinders your control during a workout, providing a nice blend of flexibility and protection.

Special Honors

Bad Boy Padded The half-finger design of these Bad Boy gloves allows you to enjoy full use of your fingertips, while the substantial padding in the palm area delivers comfort and helps prevent pain when you’re working with heavy weights. Its strong Velcro closure ensures a tight fit.

Ryderwear Fitness Ryderwear offers two options, and they’re both designed with a lightweight fabric that promotes airflow to minimize excessive sweat and potential odors. The standard unisex pair is black, while the women’s pair features stylish pink highlights on the edges.

4. Contraband Pink Label

5. Steel Sweat Zed Black

6. Grip Power Pads Cobra

7. Xhaus Gym

8. Trideer Workout

9. Fenglei Fitness

10. ChicModa Sport

Sam Kraft
Last updated by Sam Kraft

In addition to his corporate career as a marketing and communications professional in Chicago, Sam runs a popular blog that focuses on the city’s flourishing craft beer and brewery scene. He received his degree in journalism from DePaul University (which spurred his interest in freelance writing) and has since spent years developing expertise in copywriting, digital marketing and public relations. A lifetime of fishing, hiking and camping trips has left him well-versed in just about any outdoors-related topic, and over several years spent working in the trades during his youth, he accumulated a wealth of knowledge about tools and machinery. He’s a travel junkie, a health and fitness enthusiast, and an avid biker.

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