Whether you are a beginner or a world champion, we have a selection of Muay Thai Boxing Gloves from the most trusted brands in the industry to meet your needs.
Our gloves are suitable for pad work, bag work and sparring, with both velcro and lace-up options available.
With the intense training us Muay Thai practitioners endure, a pair of high-quality boxing gloves is absolutely key.
Muay Thai Gloves Sizing
We have a lot of glove sizes available, starting at 4oz then going all the way up to 20oz.
- 4oz - 6oz: Junior sizes
- 8oz - 12oz: Both juniors and adult sizes
- 12oz - 20oz: Usually reserved just for adults
Which size do you need?
Gyms typically have their own policy on what size gloves they want you to wear for drills and sparring, a safe bet is to ask your coach first before purchasing.
A simple guideline for you to follow:
- 8oz/10oz: Glove sizes for amateur & professional competitions
- 8oz, 10oz & 12oz: Bag/pad work
- 14oz: Light sparring
- 16oz and above: Light and heavy sparring
For a lot of gyms, 16oz for sparring is a must but confirm with your coach if 14oz is permitted for light sparring.
There is also nothing wrong with getting one pair of 14oz (check with your trainer) or 16oz gloves that you can use for everything. We actually advise this if you are a beginner and don't want to spend too much money on your first purchase of equipment.
If you then feel like you'd prefer a lighter pair of gloves or you see another design that you like, you can then get a second pair that is 10oz/12oz just for pad/bagwork.
Velcro or Lace-Ups?
Velcro boxing gloves are the most common glove type you'll see at gyms. This is because they are easier to put on, secure and take off.
Lace-up boxing gloves can be fitted much tighter when tied properly but can be inconvenient to put on at training, especially in group classes when people are waiting on you. If you do personal training with a coach then you won't have to worry about this.
Lace-ups are often used in competition. In training, we also recommend you to wear Lace-ups instead of velcro if you clinch a lot at your gym. This prevents scratching when clinching with your partner.
In summary, Velcro gloves are the most common type and is perfect if you want gloves that you can wear easily.
Aside from competition use, if you want maximum comfort at training then Lace-ups are a good choice but be sure to prepare in advance as they take longer to put on. Alternatively, you can stuff the laces inside the glove so you don't need anyone to tie them for you but this provides less wrist support. For clinch work, we advise you to wear Lace-ups to avoid potentially injuring your partner due to the velcro.
Maintaining Your Thai Boxing Gloves
Caring for and maintaining your Thai Boxing Gloves is essential to ensure their longevity and hygiene. Here are some tips on how to care for them:
- Keep them dry: After each training session, wipe the sweat and moisture off the gloves using a clean cloth or towel. Avoid leaving them in damp or humid environments, as this can lead to the growth of bacteria and unpleasant odors.
- Air them out: Allow your gloves to air out in a well-ventilated area after use. This helps to reduce moisture buildup and prevent the development of unpleasant smells.
- Use hand wraps: Wearing hand wraps can help absorb sweat and prevent it from directly seeping into the gloves, thus extending their lifespan and maintaining their freshness.
- Avoid direct sunlight and extreme heat: Exposing your gloves to direct sunlight or extreme heat can cause the materials to deteriorate, fade, or warp. Store them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
- Clean the interior: Over time, the interior of the gloves may accumulate sweat and odor-causing bacteria. You can use an antibacterial spray or wipe to clean the inside of the gloves. Be sure to follow the instructions on the cleaning product.
- Clean the exterior: Regularly wipe the exterior of the gloves with a damp cloth to remove dirt and grime. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners that can damage the materials.
- Use deodorizers: To combat persistent odors, you can use deodorizing products specifically designed for sports equipment. These can help keep your gloves smelling fresh between uses.
- Rotate gloves: If you frequently train or compete, consider having multiple pairs of gloves and rotating them. This allows each pair to properly dry out and prevents excessive wear and tear.
- Store them properly: When not in use, store your Muay Thai boxing gloves in a well-ventilated area. Avoid folding or compressing them, as this can deform the padding and affect their performance.
By following these care and maintenance practices, you can extend the lifespan of your Muay Thai Boxing Gloves, keep them clean, and ensure optimal performance during training and competition.
We do have cheaper alternatives but we make sure that everything we stock is of good quality, the best materials and ultimately, provides you with proper protection and comfort. As a result, we avoid stocking very cheap equipment as they don't last long for the consumer and leaves you more prone to injury.