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READ THE WHOLE THING NO MATTER HOW LONG!!!
i got them at amazon looking for the official horsehair ones but instead i got 8 oz. safetec.
DON’T ASK ME WHY I WAS SHOPPING AT AMAZON WHEN I COULD HAVE USED RINGSIDE! IT’S A REALLY LONG STORY!
anyway use ringside if you want the official horsehair ones.
i’ve only seen saftec used in a few pro fights.
so i have the 8 oz. safetec which wasn’t what i was looking for but was also little better than i thought of it. it’s not bad for sparring especially for an 8 oz. glove. in fact i’d use this glove for sparring over the horse hair one any day because of how soft it is. usually an 8 oz. glove in sparring sounds crazy! BUT THIS GLOVE IS EVEN SOFTER THAN MOST 16 OZ. SPARRING GLOVES!!! there is no horse hair in this glove meaning it may not be the official one but i did find more use for it.
it will last longer than the official ones
it can be used on mitts
it can be used for shadow boxing
and it can be used for sparring!
if i was in a pro bout however, i would for sure go with the official ones.
i must state that the horse hair ones are more useful to pros than they are to people like me that are still training to be pro.
safetec now! official later!
even though they’re soft, don’t be fooled they still pack a hard punch! and don’t use these or any pro fight glove one the bags or you’ll mess them up quick!
i give them 5 stars for making me happy even if they weren’t what i wanted. I WAS SURPRISED THAT I COULD A LOT OF USE FOR THEM. them being pro fight gloves.
p.s. i think i made the longest review on this site!
I purchased the gloves at the Title Boxing website last week. I’ve used them for 5 training sessions so far (pads/mitts/heavy bags). These are the best gloves I’ve ever used. I bought a lace converter along with the Cleto’s to get a little bit more wrist protection. A few others at my gym have the regular Cleto’s and the Safetec version is much softer. They have butter soft leather and are really “pillowy”. My previous pair was Top King and Fairtex before that. I have smaller hands and the 8 oz fit my fist perfectly. My Fairtex gloves were meant for giant hands and they would move around my fist. The Top Kings had a good fit but, even after using for a year and a half, never felt broken in. I train in Muay Thai 5 or 6 times a week and will use these as my primary glove. I wouldn’t use for sparring though, in consideration of my training partner. They do have a lot of cushioning but I would not like to spar with someone wearing 8 oz gloves. These gloves were really expensive but worth it since I train so often. If you went running every day for an hour or two you would want the best running shoe you could get no matter the cost. Highly recommended glove.
They aren’t beginner gloves because of the cost, but I have to say they are by far the best glove my hands have been in. Use the 16oz version for sparring and I LOVE them. The lace-up provide MUCH greater support than the velcro.
Used these gloves for pad work and bag work. Not so good for heavy bag work, the padding is too light for good knuckle protection; will need thicker handwraps or knuckle guards when using these for bag work. But overall, really great gloves, good wrist support.