Read this complete Windy Muay Thai Glove review for a break down on their classic Velcro BGVH model.
Windy Fight Gear is one of the oldest Muay Thai brands and they’re largely responsible for the original Muay Thai Glove design. Although they have made some subtle changes over the years, their classic BGVH design remains much the same.
The BGVH Windy Muay Thai Boxing Glove model is considered the original Muay Thai glove design. To date, they have maintained much of their original style. The BGVH model is still a classic sleek design, nothing too flashy with the simple Windy logo on the back of the glove. It is still handmade using premium leather.
These gloves are now available in a wide range of solid colors, but the quality of leather remains the same as original brown. It is strong and durable, exceptionally finished so that the leather almost glows. The seams are all double stitched to perfection, and the edges finished with leather piping. You can tell just by the look and feel of it, that this material is top quality. For example, compared to a Fairtex BGV1 model boxing glove, the leather used for Windy BGVH gloves feels thicker and more supple. It’s no wonder they stand up to years of continued use.
The BGVH model offers great padding and support. Compared to Twins Special BGVL3 Boxing Gloves, the Windy BGVH gloves offer similar cushion only they are not as bulky as the Twins gloves.
The Velcro closure is thick and provides a strong, secure hold. Much like the leather used for these gloves, the Velcro is also built to last. Inside the glove, there is a firm grip bar that allows you to easily form a strong fist. The hand compartment offers lots of room for western sized hands. These gloves provide a snug fit while affording the finger length necessary for longer hands. If you have slim hands, the BGVH gloves will comfortably accommodate a pair of hand wraps.
Padding on the knuckles sticks out slightly over the thumbs to make it look like its tucked in. This provides some overhang to protect your thumb from accidental injury. It also ensures the full striking force is taken across the knuckles. Like most other Muay Thai gloves, the thumb is also attached to the hand compartment of the gloves. The Windy BGVH model does so with a reinforced strap of leather halfway up the length of the thumb. This still leaves the tip of the thumb unattached to allow for some movement. Compared to Twins BGVL3 gloves, which use a complete attachment of the thumb to hand compartment, these Windy gloves still allows for some movement and additional grip. This makes it easier clinching, catching, and sweeping.
One thing to note, when comparing these gloves to many other “newer” Muay Thai brands, the Windy BGVH boxing gloves do not have any ventilation holes across the palm. Not a deal breaker, but something to keep in mind if you hate sweaty hands.
Overall, the Windy BGVH gloves have a great design. This is a premium brand that often gets overlooked because they don’t do a ton of advertising. However, if you’re looking for a pair of OG Muay Thai Gloves, look no further. Windy Fight Gear truly is the lineage of Muay Thai.