These Everlast Pro Style boxing gloves are incredibly cheap, as you’re not likely to find another pair for this price that compares. That being said, this pair of gloves barely meets the standards that make an acceptable training glove. The thumb lock and Ever fresh technology are interesting features, but they do not make up for the fact that the gloves are not well crafted.
The most important drawback of these gloves is that they are not optimally designed for comfort and safety, meaning that serious boxers looking to train in extended sessions should look elsewhere for their training gloves. Extended use without proper support can lead to muscle sprains or worse. The material is definitely not the toughest around, so expect a considerable amount of wear after a few months of extended use. This glove is not recommended for anyone aside from those only casually interested in throwing a punch or two without wanting to spend any money on genuinely getting into the hobby.
These Everlast gloves are definitely one of the cheapest boxing gloves I’ve ever seen (Est. $28 at Amazon). Probably that’s why they are very popular these days. Plus they are the best selling gloves on Amazon, and it seems like at least one guy in every gyms owns a pair of these boxing gloves. So I decided to borrow a pair from my friend and to make a review for you guys, and hopefully help you to decide whether you should buy these gloves or not.
* I wear Everlast Pro Style 16oz boxing gloves. I’m 5.8 tall, I weight around 155 pounds, and I have medium size hands.
About Everlast Brand
Everlast is a household name among boxers. Even people who don’t box can usually identify Everlast as a very well-known boxing gear manufacturer. Everlast has a great selection of products with prices ranging from $10 to well beyond $100. As is true with any other boxing glove, you’re going to get out of it what you spend on it. Such is the case with the Everlast Pro Style training gloves. While they sport a low price of only $24 and have a great deal of pros, they are not without their cons.
According to testimonials, the synthetic leather performs adequately for a while, though the glove eventually suffers wear and tear damage (especially after constant use). It’s not to say that this glove doesn’t hold up, but it isn’t likely to be your go-to glove for years to come.
The Everlast Pro Style gloves do feature a couple of interesting features, such as the Thumb-lock and Ever-Fresh technologies. The thumb lock simply ensures that the thumb is in the proper place during strikes, while the ever fresh helps prevent that awful smell that boxing gloves get after extended use. While some consider these gimmicks, they do provide some saving grace to the otherwise mediocre quality of the gloves.
These cheap Everlast pro style gloves will protect your hands just about as much as you’d expect a double layered “Sandwich” of thin foam can. The foam follows the shape of a fist and is also lined across the wrist to help encourage proper punching form, but it detracts from the fact that the front of the glove lacks adequate protection, thus making it hazardous to train with these gloves for extended sessions. Also, from the pictures above, you can see that the strap is really short and it doesn’t secure the wrist. It feels very loose and moves around inside the glove, even with the hand wraps on.
This pair of gloves is designed in a manner synonymous with almost all other Everlast gloves. The Large rectangular Everlast logo is displayed on the wrist, and the gloves are available in the classic black, blue, and red colors. The palm of the glove has an interesting mesh design, but many who have used the glove say that it does not provide the cooling that its design implies.
Amazon Customer Reviews
“Their over-all quality is quite good and even the velcros are done well…However…(read more here: Everlast Pro Style Gloves Review)”
“I own one pair of gloves of 12 OZ, i have to say that this gloves are more than great, and i’m not a fan, why i say this:…(read more here: Everlast Gloves Review)”
“Very nice protection for heavy bags training. Nice grip also….(read more here: Everlast Pro Style Review)”
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