Easily of the most recognizable brands on the market today, Everlast combines over a century of boxing know-how with modern materials and innovation, making them some of the most thoroughly modern pieces of gear available. But what exactly does that mean for you? Short answer, everything you want, you can get through Everlast, whatever your level of martial arts training. From gloves to bags to apparel to pads and, for the wealthy boxing enthusiast, even full boxing rings and ring equipment, Everlast has, quite honestly, everything you could ever need.
Just because Everlast started as a boxing company doesn’t mean that’s all they know; Everlast also has a huge line of MMA specific gear, designed for everybody from the novice to the professional fighter. With full lines of leather fight gear for both training and competition in a variety of styles, you simply need to sit down with their catalog for an hour or so to see all the options you can get.
From personal experience, I can tell you that anybody starting out in MMA will find that Everlast gloves are the gold standard. They’re built tough, you can find them at any sporting goods store on the planet, and, if you like them well enough, you can easily upgrade to some more rugged Everlast boxing gear. If you’re new to either boxing or MMA and unsure what brand of gloves to buy, you can’t go wrong with a good pair of Everlasts.
Who Uses Everlast?
Everlast has star power to spare, ever since the beginning. A Mr. Jack Dempsey (you might have heard of him) wore a pair of Everlast gloves when he won the world heavyweight championship in 1919, and within the last decade, they’ve helped such fighters as Jon Jones and Randy Couture in their UFC careers. Of course, Everlast is always on the lookout for new talent; between running the New York Golden Gloves amateur boxing tournament and being the official equipment and gear sponsor of Bellator MMA, it’s a good bet that some of your favorite fighters are going to be wearing Everlast as they rise up the ranks.
Why use Everlast?
If you need to know why Everlast is worth using, I can sum it up in one word: History. Quite honestly, boxing all throughout the twentieth century grew up with Everlast gear. If you’ve watched any boxing in the past century, you’ve seen Everlast gear. If you look around any sporting goods store, you’re going to see Everlast gear. If you just crawled out from under a rock, you’ll still see Everlast’s distinct logo, and know that it’s synonymous with boxing. Sure, some companies have been around half as long and still produce a quality, sometimes superior, pair of gloves than Everlast. However, if you’re around for more than eighty years and your gloves have been on world champions in both boxing and MMA, it’s not just your product that’s good; after that long, it’s your entire line. If you’re not sure who you should go with for your first pair of workout gloves or your first pair of professional fight gloves, you can’t go wrong with a pair of Everlasts on your hands.