There are many types of gloves on the market, so choosing which type to use may be confusing.
In general, boxing gloves are used for exchanging blows with your opponent while offering protection to your hands, as well as to the head and body of the assailed during a match.
Gloves can also be used when practicing with training equipment such as heavy bags. Although most boxing gloves that are sold can be used on punching bags, there are types of gloves that are solely used for heavy bags, and these are referred to as bag mitts or bag gloves.
One way to get the experience of boxing is to punching a heavy bag without facing the threat of harm to yourself or others.
Boxing bags are similar to the weight of a another person and at the same time cushion your hands from the impact of throwing a hard punch.
However, because boxing always poses risks to injure your hands, you need to wear a pair of gloves to keep them protected from the large amount of force and impact they undergo.
Boxing bag gloves for heavy bags usually weigh around 10 to 12 ounces. A feature that most boxing bag gloves have in common is the reduced amount of padding in the knuckle area of the glove.
The purpose of this design is to boost the boxer’s level of confidence by allowing him or her to feel the force produced from the punch.
Thus, using these gloves for any contact activity is not advised due to the possibility of serious injury.
The difference between bag gloves and boxing gloves
When punching heavy bags, using either of the two is usually down to personal preference. Both gloves offer protection for your hands but they are different when it comes to the design aspect.
Bag gloves are solely made for use when throwing punches to a heavy bag. They are commonly lighter and easier to take on and off. They are also less expensive than boxing gloves.
On the other hand, boxing gloves have the added advantage of allowing the user to practice between sparring and punching a heavy bag without having to change gloves.
Boxing gloves are heavier than bag gloves and with more padding for better protection.
Here are the top boxing gloves for heavy bags:
TITLE Gel World Bag Gloves
These gloves are designed to work with heavy bags while safely protecting your hands with their numerous layers of padding.
Made of high quality materials, these gloves can surely take a beating after many uses without showing any signs of breaking down. Each glove features an inner layer made of breathable fabric to prevent your hands from getting sweaty.
A gel-enforced layer over the fabric lining provides a more custom fit for the user while providing protection from strong impact.
You can also easily put on and take off the gloves with an adjustable wraparound strap and hook-and-loop closure that can also be adjusted for a snugger fit.
RDX Cow Hide Leather Gel Boxing Gloves
With the exterior covering made from full grain cow hide leather, these gloves are surely durable enough to withstand a strenuous beating. The gloves feature thick layers of padding made from gel for a more pliable fit.
Layers of gel are distributed accordingly throughout the gloves with a flexible section in the hand area. Wrap straps of Velcro will ensure that your wrists are well supported, and the fitting is snug to avoid displacing the gloves’ fit from your hands.
Hayabusa Tokushu Gloves
Backed by tried and tested medical research, these gloves are quite expensive compared to your regular boxing gloves.
The design features the Dual-X closure system with fusion splinting that offers ideal hand and wrist alignment, resulting in maximum striking performance while providing superior hand and wrist protection.
The gloves effectively absorb impact and are comfortable to wear. Temperature is regulated within the gloves’ interior through the use of a carbonized bamboo lining, which also has a deodorizing effect.
The exterior is not that durable with the engineered Vylar leather, but the punching power is increased.
Cleto Reyes Training Gloves
From a well-known Mexican brand, these training gloves are made from 100% genuine leather with thick, 2” padding placed in the punch zone so your hands are better protected.
It also has a water repellant nylon lining that prevents moisture from getting inside your gloves, keeping it dry.
However, the padding can be quite thin if you are used to very thickly padded gloves. The fitting is also very snug and may take a while to break in.
Venum Challenger Training Gloves
If you are looking for quality, but at a more affordable price tag, these gloves are good alternatives to the premium ones.
They are constructed of polyurethane leather to cut costs, instead of Venum’s premium Skintex leather.
For protection and shock absorption, each glove has triple density foam inside which also makes them ideal for beginners.