Everlast is arguably the most popular boxing brand in North America, if not the world. However, what many people don’t realize is that this doesn’t necessarily mean all their products are good (some are great, but not all). Furthermore, some of the stuff you see the pros wearing or using just isn’t the same as what is sold at a reasonable price in stores. In this article we will highlight some of the most popular boxing gloves that Everlast has to offer.
We have already provided a comprehensive review of the best boxing gloves, which can be found by clicking here, but in this article we will focus specifically on Everlast.
The winner of KO Boxing Gloves’s Best Value award, these gloves are a bargain. Let’s be clear, there’s nothing special about these gloves, but it’s tough to beat the price. At the very low end of boxing glove prices, these are definitely worth a shot if you are tight for cash, or are a beginner-intermediate boxer that isn’t quite sure what you prefer in a set of gloves yet.
These boxing gloves boast all the standard features you come to expect, including dense two-layer foam, conformed shape the fist, an attached thumb, and synthetic leather construction. That being said, if you are a larger person or tend to pack a lot of heat behind your punches, you may feel like the padding just in front of your knuckles isn’t enough. This also leads us to conclude that they may not be the best gloves for sparring. Additionally, the durability is questionable, but for a low price point, can’t complain about that.
An underrated aspect of Everlast is that you’re dealing with a company that’s big enough and has been around enough to know what they are doing. If there are any flaws with the product upon arrival, they are usually quite good about returns.
Overall, not a top-of-the-line product, but great all around value. At minimum, definitely worth consideration.
We reviewed these gloves in our Pink Boxing Gloves Review section, and similar to the Everlast (Men’s) Pro Style Training Gloves, we picked these as the best value pink boxing gloves. We would also like to make something clear. There is nothing different between the men’s and women’s gloves. The women’s gloves simply are available in smaller sizes and are usually pink, but otherwise are the same.
If you are a woman and don’t like the pink gloves, you can simply order the men’s glove in a smaller size, e.g. 12 oz. Generally speaking, if you are 100-120 lbs or less, 12 oz gloves should be ok. You can use heavier gloves as well, but they likely won’t fit as well and you may fatigue earlier in your workout. Overall, if you are looking for a smaller pair of pink boxing gloves, the Everlast Women’s Pro Style Training Gloves are a bargain.
These gloves are basically a step up from the Everlast Pro Style training gloves. They have a gel lining inside the gloves that helps provide more protection during striking, as well as a dual panel anatomical foam collar that adds more wrist support. We like the feel of the gloves a little more as they incorporate more mesh for ventilation and a moisture-wicking liner.
These gloves can be used for sparring (with caution), but in the case of any gloves we review, we recommend keeping a separate pair of boxing gloves for sparring, as they can wear down from heavy bag use and lose some of the protection. The ProTex2 gloves still aren’t known to be the most durable, so we can’t go as far as saying they are the best value (given the Pro Style training gloves are so cheap), but if they can easily fit your budget than they are worth a shot.
These are very similar to the Everlast ProTex2 EverGel Training Gloves; however, instead of gel they utilize C3 foam technology, which is an upgrade from the standard padding found in the Everlast Pro Style training gloves. Otherwise, they’re pretty much the same as the EverGel gloves, just smaller and available in pink.
As mentioned with the EverGel gloves, there is decent value in these gloves, but since they are an upgrade from the Pro Style training gloves they do cost a little more as well. Overall well reviewed by customers, these gloves are recommended, but only if they fit well within the budget.
These are not strictly boxing gloves, and as the name suggests, are more appropriate for a muay thai setting, or MMA setting in general. These gloves have slightly different construction from the standard Pro Style boxing gloves, which allows for more protection and performance during grappling/clinching.
Specifically, the Pro Style Muay Thai gloves are made of 80% polyurethane and 20% polyester. The adjustable wrist strap offers decent support and protection, and the mesh palms are great for ventilation and comfort. There is also a bit more padding on the palm near the pinky finger, which allows for better protection during clinching as well as blocking kicks.
Overall, these gloves look a little better than they actually are, but are still a pretty good glove for the price. We definitely recommend these for beginners, as they can provide good performance and protection while you figure out your own specific preferences, but if you are more advanced, it could be beneficial to look at better gloves if the budget allows.
First things first, the rules at your gym will play a role in determining whether or not these gloves are appropriate for your training. Definitely check with the trainers if you are training at a gym that focuses only/mainly on boxing. They definitely can’t be used for sparring, but they are good for the heavy bag if allowed. Of course, at home, you can do whatever you want.
These gloves are quite different in that the fingers are exposed and the thumb is completely detached. This is ideal for grappling or clinching, or even those who hate not being able to use their fingers during training. In general, these gloves are better for MMA than boxing.
If these type of gloves suit your training program, than these could be a good deal. They perform well at first, offering a surprising amount of protection from impact with the heavy bag. However, the durability is questionable, and as the glvoes break down, so does the performance. Once notable complaint is that once they start to stretch and break down too much, the optimal padding zone may no longer cover your knuckles completely when making a fist. Additionally, the padding is good, but not the best, so it should be expected that they will become “flat” after heavy and/or prolonged use.
Overall, if you have multiple pairs of gloves that you swap in and out for different types of training, these could be ideal. Basically, unless you are an advanced fighter that has developed specific personal preferences, these gloves are a good deal, especially if your training is light or not too frequent. They are still good if you are a beginner and train a ton, just don’t expect them to last overly long.
These gloves are generally meant for cardio-style kickboxing classes that mix bag work with general exercises. With neoprene construction, extended knuckle padding, and a highly breathable mesh lining on the palm, the Everlast EverGel KickBoxing Gloves are actually pretty good.
Although some customer reviews say they have enough padding for heavy bag work (some even say sparring), we recommend against that, and we ESPECIALLY recommend against using these for sparring. They are just too small and exposed fingers are never a good idea for that type of work, particularly if you intend on sparring with someone else. For sparring, we definitely recommend more standard boxing gloves.
One useful tip with these gloves is to actually hold off on buying these gloves until finishing at least one session at whatever gym you’re at. If you are unsure whether or not you can have exposed fingers, what other people are wearing, what the workout will consist of, etc, make sure you find out all this information before buying. In classes where you are constantly switching between sit-ups, push-ups, bag work, and other exercises, they may be nice to have as you won’t have to take them on and off all the time.
Overall, these gloves are recommended for cardio kickboxing classes, as long as they are suitable for the workout, but we would avoid heavy bag work and sparring with these gloves.
Generally speaking, we tend to recommend most Everlast boxing gloves, but the low cost plays a huge factor. If we are speaking purely in terms of absolute quality, there are better gloves out there, but just not for these prices. Therefore, if you are a beginner or figuring out your personal preferences, Everlast is definitely worth a look. Happy boxing!