With so many options on the market, choosing a new pair of Thai Boxing Gloves can be overwhelming. We’ve put together a list of the top 10 Best Muay Thai Gloves. Read the buyers’ guide below to find out where your favorites rank and options to best fit your training needs.
10. Buakaw Lotus Boxing Gloves
Hands down the best new equipment to the Muay Thai scene this year is Buakaw Banchamek Fight Gear’s Lotus Boxing Gloves. They bring together the best of Muay Thai and Western style gloves. Banchamek Fight Gear is specifically designed for Muay Thai training. These gloves go one step above text book Muay Thai gloves. They are absolutely perfect for the sport, offering exceptional padding, hand support, and comfort.
While the same glove structure is currently available with 3 different prints, the Lotus design is proving to be most popular. The color combinations and print are clean and simple, yet eye catching – the perfect amount of flash. World class fight gear designed by a world class fighter, it’s hard to go wrong choosing these! Buakaw Boxing Gloves are available for $95USD for 8oz to 12 oz, and at $107USD for 14 oz or 16 oz. Find a full review on Buakaw Boxing Gloves here.
Top King Empower Gloves provide exceptional wrist support. They are a modified version of the Top King Super Air Gloves, and so are another popular choice for fighters with smaller hands. Empower also has ventilation holes on the fingers and thumb with mesh fabric across the palm for extra air flow. They are available in 3 different styles: Empower Camo, Empower Creativity and Empower. All styles start at $83USD for an 8 oz pair; 10 oz is $85USD, 12 oz is $87USD, 14 oz is $88USD, and 16 oz is $90USD.
These Fairtex Muay Thai Gloves are officially licensed Glory Kickboxing. They are most similar to Fairtex’s BGV14 model but use high grade Thai leather instead of microfiber fabric. These gloves also use some characteristics of the BGV6 sparring gloves, like a padded palm and longer cuff design. They are available in 2 different colors (white with black, or black with gold) and 2 different designs (BGVG1 is simpler, and BGVG2 has more detail). Great glove design with variety in aesthetic makes the Fairtex Glory Gloves a popular choice. All sizes from 8 oz to 16 oz are priced the same at $129USD/pair.
The leather quality on these gloves is superb! Fairtex BGV16’s are an adapted version of Fairtex’s amateur boxing gloves. They offer a compact hand compartment, Fairtex’s signature grip bar, and Muay Thai style velrco cuff. They come in only 4 colors, sizes 8 oz to 16 oz. Did we mention the leather is amazing? Fairtex BGV16’s are available from $82USD for an 8 oz or 10 oz pair. A 12 oz pair is $85USD, 14 oz and 16 oz are both $88USD.
Top King is a popular choice for fighters with smaller hands, or that need more wrist support. The Super Air model uses mesh across the palm and fingers, with ventilation holes on the thumb for optimal air flow. The innovative Super Star and Super Snake designs also follow this model – you’re really spoiled for choice if you prefer Top King Super Air engineering. Top King Super Air Gloves start at $75USD for an 8 oz pair of gloves; 10 oz is $77USD, 12 oz is $78USD, 14 oz is $80USD, and 16 oz is $83USD. Read this article for a full comparison of Top King’s Boxing Glove models.
5. Twins Skull Boxing Gloves (FBGV-53)
These gloves are a hot pick! Featuring a Dia De Los Muertos pattern, these gloves use the same ergonomic design as Twins BGVL3’s. The Skull gloves come in only three colors: orange, red, and pink, but each is a perfect match to the respective colors available in Twins SGL-10 shin guards. Twins FBGV-53’s start at $77USD for 8 oz. A 10 oz pair is $81USD, 12 oz is $84USD, 14 oz is $88USD, and 16 oz are $91USD.
New on the market and a hot seller, these Fairtex Metallic Boxing Gloves really shine. The BGV22 model is a modified version of their classic BGV1 Boxing Glove, with a short cuff and compact glove design. These gloves are perfect for training clinch, elbows, catching kicks and sparring. They look dope and come with a matching tote bag. The metallic gloves start at $90USD for an 8 oz or 10 oz pair, 12 oz is $93USD, and 14 oz or 16 oz are both priced at $95USD. This price includes the matching tote bag. Find a full product review for the Fairtex Metallic Boxing Gloves here.
These gloves are ideal for traditional style Thai training, offering wrist and hand movement necessary to clinch, catch kicks, & parrying away strikes. Windy Fight Gear is a classic brand that really knows what they’re doing. Well engineered equipment at a great price point, available in 13 vibrant colors. It’s no wonder Windy Muay Thai Gloves are still one of our top sellers. Windy BGVH’s are only $60USD for am 8 oz pair, $62USD for 10 oz, $64 for 12 oz, $66USD for 14 oz, and $68USD for 16 oz’s. Here’s a great break down of the classic Windy gloves.
2. Twins Boxing Gloves (BGVL-3)
Twins Special has been around for ages. Their classic BGVL-3 design is a glove that every serious Nak Muay has worn. They have a compact glove compartment with great knuckle padding and hand support, a padded wrist for blocking, and a fully attached thumb. This glove design is one that many of the newer brands work off of, but there’s nothing like the real thing. We have Twins BGVL3’s in 15 different colors, including silver and gold. Twins BGVL3’s are available at $70USD for 8 oz, $74USD for 10 oz, $77USD for 12 oz, $81USD for 14 oz, and $84USD for 16 oz.
1. Twins Embossed Boxing Gloves (BGVL6)
The exceptional Twins Special BGVL6’s top the list of Best Muay Thai Gloves. They do so by offering a level of wrist support that no other Thai Boxing Glove can compare to. If you already have a favorite glove for Muay Thai training, the embossed BGVL6’s are a perfect compliment. They are popular for bag work and western boxing sparring, and used in conjunction with a pair of traditional style Thai gloves (for clinch training and striking) they can help to prevent repetitive injury. These have been a game changer for many fighters. Grab an 8 oz pair of Twins BGVL6’s for $80USD, 10 oz’s for $84USD, 12 oz’s for $87USD, 14 oz’s for $91USD, or 16 oz’s for $94USD. Click here for an article on the top 3 features of the Twins BGVL6 Boxing Gloves.
All of the gloves on this list are made in Thailand, by seasoned manufacturers. They use top quality materials, and trialed and trusted designs. Muay Thai gear is their specialty, so you really can’t go wrong with any of these top Muay Thai Gloves.
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