Twins Special Thai Boxing Gloves BGVL 3 Review
Based on many positive reviews online and because I found a good discount at my local store, I decided to get Twins Special BGVL 3 Thai gloves myself. At first I wasn’t sure whether I should get 16 oz or 14 oz gloves, because I knew that these are much bigger gloves compared to other brands. But since I’ve already got 16 oz gloves for sparring, I figure that I better buy 14 oz for some heavy bag, and mitt work. So here is my review guys.
Thailand is home to some of the world’s best brands of boxing gloves. This is the country where the deadly martial art of Muay Thai is lived and breathed on a daily basis, after all. Top quality gloves make for top quality fighters, and Thailand is in no shortage for both.
Twins is a leading manufacturer of Muay Thai boxing gear and sports equipment. These gloves were chosen by many as the best Thai-style boxing gloves. The velcro straps on these gloves are fantastic and don't slip the way some of the other straps tend to. The padding is strong and durable and allows for some devastating punches in the ring.
One of the most prominent glove brands in the country is Twins. If you have trained in Muay Thai, then there’s a huge possibility that you have used or encountered Twins brand gloves. The company is considered to be one of the best manufacturers of Thai-style boxing gloves; its products, known for their longevity and comfort, are shipped to martial arts gyms and dojos across the globe. Here is a quick
overview of Twins Special BGVL 3 Thai Boxing Gloves one of the company’s flagship products.
Twins: Padding and Protection
Twins gloves are known for the very generous protection they give to the fists. And I can only confirm that. With the Twins BGVL 3 gloves, you would never have to worry about bruising your knuckles again. The gloves are well-padded all throughout, especially along the knuckles. And I think, because of this extra padding they are so big.
While Thai-style gloves usually look very similar to Western-style boxing gloves, they usually have tighter wrist support and extra padding along the back of the hand for parrying kicks. The Twins Special BGVL 3 does not fail in these aspects.
These gloves took me some time to brake in. And at first it required an extra effort to make a fist. So be careful not to injure your wrist if you just starting off. But once it did brake in, it became very save and comfortable gloves.
What makes the padding for these gloves so comfy? First off, the padding is not made from just a single piece of material alone. It is three-layered, with a soft outer layer, a firm middle layer, and a pillowy inner layer for the knuckles. These make the gloves feel solid on the inside yet pliable on the outside. Its flexibility makes the BGVL 3 perfect for both bag work and sparring.
Design of Twins Gloves
Twins BGVL 3 Thai boxing gloves that they ain’t flashy. There are no fancy graphics here, just the logo of the company on the back of the glove and the Velcro wrist fastener. Since this is a glove designed with Muay Thai fighters in mind, the overall design of the gloves have a few minor variations compared to Western-style boxing gloves.
The back of the gloves have wider cuffs and extra padding for parrying punches and kicks. The thumbs are straight and there are less material on the palms so that people can easily practice their clinches when they need to. As an added bonus, there is also a gel padding on the palms of the gloves for extra comfort and protection when catching punches.
Despite being predominantly designed for Muay Thai, these gloves can still be used comfortably by those that practice boxing, MMA, and other martial arts.
Twins Gloves: Quality and Durability
Unlike most boxing gloves at the same price range, the Twins BGVL 3 Thai gloves are handmade (yes, these gloves are not made on a production line, but rather, in the hands of an expert boxing glove craftsman) and uses genuine leather (instead of the PVC and plastic commonly used in lesser gloves).
The front area of the gloves won’t crack with regular use, and the stitches are tight enough to ensure that the padding is secured inside the glove no matter how hard you punch. These are gloves that will last you for years, no matter what skill level you are in.
Amazon Customer Reviews
[blockquote cite=”BlueBerry”]I have been using a pair of these for training for several months now and have no complaints….. Read full review on Amazon>>[/blockquote]
[blockquote cite=”Thivanka Rukshan Perera”]…Quite expensive gloves, but you get what you pay for……. Read full review on Amazon>>[/blockquote]
Twins Special BGVL-3 Pros and Cons
Very solid construction. Genuine leather feels nice to the touch.
Extra padding gives ample protection. No more bruised and bloodied knuckles.
Great wrist support.
Mid-range price means that this is cheaper than most high-end (yet lower quality) gloves).
Fits snugly around wrapped hands.
You get to support local Thai craftsmen.
Gloves are very durable. Can last for years, not mere months.
Soft padding means less risk for injuries to your partner during sparring.
You get to practice clinches (not just punches) with these gloves.
Due to the extra padding, the gloves might be a bit bulky for some people.
Satin inside lining can cause friction on the hands. (can be remedied with high quality handwraps)
Smell of leather will stick to your hands for a long time.
Gloves may be a bit too snug for those with bigger hands
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