Fairtex FMV9 Contoured Focus Mitts Review
Focus mitts come in a variety of different styles, from the humble micro-mitt to the Top King Extreme hybrid mitt and beyond. So it’s important to remember that, not all focus mitts are made equal. In the case of the teardrop shaped, Fairtex has really has broken the mould with their Fairtex FMV9 Contoured Pads. These striking pads are designed for professional market. To call them snug is an understatement. Their ergonomic contour compliments the curve of the forearm and wrist perfectly. This makes them some of the most advanced focus mitts in the world today.
Fairtex FMV9 Construction:
From the moment of unboxing to the end of the first session, the satisfying scent of real leather is present. These are handmade in Thailand out of the finest genuine cowhide leather. With a high gloss finish which not only looks great, it increases the water resistance of the pads. From the get go, the construction on these mitts is top tier.
Lightweight and firm, the padding in these Fairtex contoured mitt is taught. Unlike other boxing equipment where the padding feels malleable and spongy, the Fairtex FMV9 is firm throughout. Whilst lightweight, they have a slightly balanced weight to them, making them the perfect targets for a boxer.
Inside the mitt there’s a big hand sized bulge for the holder to mould their hand around. The interior hump and the extra hump of the wrist padding come in quick succession leaving the perfect little valley in-between for the heel of the hand to nestle. The hood of the hand capsule, is lined with a tactile covering of water resistant microfiber for ease of maintenance. The split finger hand compartments and extra, padded hood which covers the fingers are super snug.
One might even call these mitts, tight! Whilst tight is perfect for stability and people with ordinary sized hands! The snugness of the hand capsule may be initially uncomfortable for those of you giant canned hams for hands. If this is the case, fret not – the genuine leather will stretch with regular use to provide a comfortable fit. Overall, the construction of the Fairtex FMV9 Contoured Focus Mitt is faultless.
High Performance Punch Mitts:
The density and corresponding firmness of the FMV9 mitts, combine with a slightly weighted, balanced property. These qualities combine to give the pad holder the ability to fine tune the amount of resistance the Nak Muay experiences. It goes without saying that this leads to a more satisfying experience for the striker. The weight and density of the FMV9, gives the punch experience a real…pop! The teardrop shape, extra wrist coverage and contour, increases the surface area, maximizing the target zone within the relative confines of a precision mitt. These are some of the best performing mitts money can buy.
FMV9 Ergonomic Design:
These punch mitts are specifically designed to minimize wrist injuries during pad work. The teardrop shape of the pad not only covers below the heel of the hand, it has extra padding. This feature gives extra protection from any shots which may drift south. When the pad holder adds a little flexion to the wrist, it has the effect of locking the mitt in. As the extra wrist zone tucks into the wrist, the split finger hand compartment embraces the back of the hand giving them a kind of locking mechanism. This makes these mitts far less likely to fly off the hands mid session. Suffice to say, when it comes to stability on the hand and support for the wrist, the FMV9 are some of the most structurally sound punch mitts on the market.
The genuine leather, high gloss finish and two tone design of the Fairtex FMV9 Contoured Focus Mitt, is a pleasure to behold. These look like a futuristic piece of kit from a fighter pilot’s arsenal. Sleek and teardrop shaped with a bullseye target and familiar Fairtex logo in the strike zone, the FMV9 focus mitt are eye pleasers.
Pros & Cons of the Fairtex FMV9 Focus Mitts:
|Superb ergonomic design||
May be a bit small for people with extra large hands, but the genuine leather will stretch to comfortably fit wth regular use.
|Extra wrist protection|
|Stable on hands|
|Extra punch resistance|
|Genuine high grain leather|
|Easy to clean and keep dry|
Final Thoughts on the Fairtex FMV9 Punch Mitts:
Western boxing focus mitts are good for Muay Thai as well. And while Fairtex offers a number of different styles, the teardrop shaped FMV9’s are among the best of them. Made using the finest cowhide leather, it’s distinctive shape adds extra wrist protection. Nicely firm and weighted for an extra pop to your strikes. These mitts are crafted for a super snug fit, they are very stable on your hands and super comfortable. Some of the best focus mitts on the market today. You can find the Fairtex FMV9 Focus Mitts in a variety of different colors here at Nak Muay Wholesale.