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You don’t have to break the bank when it comes to buying a good pair of boxing gloves. There used to be a time when you had to pay top dollar for anything remotely halfway decent but now that is not the case. You can get comfortable and durable boxing gloves for fairly cheap without having your hands fall apart as you hit the heavy bag.
With the growing popularity of MMA, even more companies have sprung up to produce cheaper, mid-tier gloves for the person just starting out on their martial arts journey. Even already well-established glove manufacturers are releasing cheaper lines of products to satisfy this growing market. This is especially true as MMA and boxing battle it out for combat sports dominance, with both sports fighting for precious market share.
Even with the cheap price tag, none of these gloves are of the shoddy quality you’d find in random non-specialist stores across the country. These are gloves from big names that have built their companies and reputation on providing quality goods that stand the test of time.
Whether you’re just starting out or if you’ve been training for years but just need a new pair of boxing gloves without breaking the bank, we’ve got you covered.
Cheap Boxing Gloves Reviewed
RDX Elite Boxing Gloves
RDX are sitting at the top of the hill when it comes to budget MMA gear. There are tons of companies peddling cheaper MMA and boxing gear these days but none of them come anywhere close to the quality and value for money that RDX provides.
RDX also have the big advantage of selling cheap gear that does not look cheap. All of their products look stunning, stylish and high-quality and of course, these elite boxing gloves are no different.
These gloves come in four different sizes and four different colour options with a stylish, retro look to them.
The knuckles are layered shell-shock gel infused tetra-padding for maximum shock absorption; the gloves will take the impacts, not your hands.
Everlast MMA Heavy Bag Gloves
Everlast have been producing great, budget boxing gear for a long time; long before the current wave of MMA popularity and thus have substantial knowledge and experience in offering great gear for even better prices.
These gloves have more than 1 inch of foam padding in the knuckle area for unparalleled protection. No matter how heavy or dense the heavy bag is, you’ll be able to let off power shots all day without your knuckles being smashed or ground down. It also features a far east open thumb style so you can make a more compact fist. Coupled with the thick padding, you’d be hard pressed to find another bag glove that offers as much protection.
The sturdy velcro wrist closure will remain tight yet comfortable throughout your workout; it won’t cut into your wrists and conversely, it won’t fly open as you load up a big punch either.
Venum Elite Boxing Gloves
We have featured two different sets of Venum boxing gloves on this list because they produce too many top quality gloves for us to choose from.
The Elite gloves are handmade in Thailand and feature Venum’s premium Skintex leather for truly elite level quality.
It features unrivalled shock absorption for your hands with the reinforced palms and triple density foam. The long cuffs also offer extra padding and protection to your wrists.
As with all Venum products, these gloves look amazing. You can choose from 11 different style/colour options to suit your style needs. If you’re a smaller trainer, you’ll also be pleased to know that these gloves start at sizes of 8oz and progress up to 16oz. No matter your size, you can find a Venum glove that fits.
Ringside Apex Gel Boxing Glove
Ringside have been selling high quality gear for years, normally catering to the higher tiers of boxers and offering the more expensive, elite gloves.
With the Apex model, they’ve transferred all of the substantial experience into producing a great glove but at a more competitive price.
The Apex features excellent wrist support with the tapered wrap-around enclosure whilst the hook-and-loop enclosure allows you to take them on and off in seconds.
Ringside use an Injected Molded Foam (IMF) instead of layered foam to provide superior protection and durability. Their exclusive pre-curved molded hand compartment supports a more natural hand and fist alignment to protect you whilst striking. Inside the glove there is also a traditional boxing grip bar to hold on to that allows you to make a tighter and more secure fist so you hands don’t fatigue like they would do in some other gloves.
Venum Challenger 2.0
Venum are one of the best MMA brands out there for cheaper, mid-tier equipment. Whilst they also produce more expensive, premium gloves, the cheaper stuff is still their go-to.
With the Challenger 2.0, you get an incredible set of gloves at a price far less than what they are worth.
These gloves are really the complete package; incredibly durable and able to withstand heavy use day after day, whether against a human opponent or a swinging bag. The inner mesh keeps your hands dry as the rest of your body is dripping of sweat and the large velcro wrist enclosure helps keep the glove tight and secure without reducing your comfort.
There are 17 styles to choose from and each and every one of them looks incredible. All of Venum’s gear has many colours and styles to select which makes it easy and worthwhile to colour code and match your gear.
There’s no need to splash out hundreds and hundreds of dollars on boxing gloves when you’re first starting out. You can have your cake and eat it here by paying cheap prices and getting quality gear.
Don’t settle for the really cheap and really rubbish stuff you find collecting dust on sports store shelves. You can pay the same price and actually get something that’s worth a damn.