Heavy Bag Gloves - Advice Wanted

Discussion in 'Boxing Training' started by Jeffgu, Feb 1, 2023.

  1. Jeffgu

    Jeffgu New Member Full Member

    Jan 28, 2023
    Hey, i just recently got into boxing, and I was wondering if anyone could recommend me a pair of heavy bag gloves? I am a 6' heavyweight with reasonably big hands. I went to our local sports store, and 12 oz felt about right, although they didn't really have much of a selection, and i can get them cheaper online.

    Also, do more ounces in a glove mean the fit of the glove is actually bigger, or does that just mean it has more padding.....or both?

    Thanks a lot
  2. captain hook

    captain hook Well-Known Member Full Member

    Dec 11, 2011
    More ounces means more padding which makes the glove bigger but it doesn't mean that will fit your hand.

    Many brands have sizes specified along with ounces (S, M & L), so I suppose you should buy "L" size gloves. If you need them only for bag work, I suggest less padding - 12oz would be OK, you could even go with less - 10oz.

    MAD_PIGE0N ... Full Member

    Sep 3, 2022
    Can't recommend it like that just because you have to try it on your hand. But go for less padding really. True, the bag gloves are different from the one you fight with, but land the fists more natural. Or even if you decide to go for boxing gloves, again - less padding.
  4. JameAmenda

    JameAmenda New Member Full Member

    Feb 7, 2023
    it sounds kind of terrifying
  5. Cobra33

    Cobra33 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 2, 2006
    I woul go 14/16ozs for the heavybag gloves because more padding protects your hands better. And dont buy those store bought gloves because they suck- you can get away with using them for a month or two but get better gloves.
    I have a pair of Title 16oz gloves I bought off amazon- not the best but they are ok and much better then those everlast gloves I had gotten off of a sports store.
    G & S make pretty good bag gloves and those were my favorite- think the company is based in New York and they have a website.
    Ringside has some pretty good gloves and they also sell other brands. They have a website as well.
    But you dont have to go and spend $200-300 dollars especially when just starting.
    Also watch what the other gloves the boxers in your gym favor and ask to try them and most boxers will let you so you can get a feel for the gloves.
  6. Terror

    Terror Well-Known Member Full Member

    Mar 22, 2010
    For sparring, you need a different glove than for the bag as you will degrade the foam in your gloves by using them on the bag. That isn't possible for most at first, and most new boxers won't be sparring soon anyway.

    Regular Everlast or Title 12-14-16oz all work as a good multi purpose glove. They wear out pretty fast for me, but I have each pair last about a year or 2 before they get ruined. Glove size is different from glove weight. I have Large 14oz gloves, for example, as well as Large 16oz and Large 12oz gloves. The weight affects how fast you can move your hands and also what it feels like to be punched by the glove and how it supports the hand, the size affects how the glove fits around your hand and ties around your wrist (snug/loose/etc).

    If you want some good gloves as your passion for boxing develops, go to @theboxingcollector on IG. Great Mexican made bag gloves and sparring gloves at decent prices. Fully customizable.
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2023