Fairtex BGV-1 Muay Thai Boxing Gloves Review (2019)

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5) (1050 users)

I spent 3.5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what combat sport practitioners think about the Fairtex BGV-1 “Tight Fit” Muay Thai Boxing Gloves:

thumbs-upReasons to Buy:

– Majority of users complimented the brand on the high-quality workmanship (stitching) and materials (leather) used.

– One of the most distinctive features of the BGV-1 is a lack of grip bar which makes them more flexible and suitable for clinching.

– Several reviewers commented that there are plenty of colors and designs to choose from.

– A number of users noted that the BGV-1 looks more compact than other brands. The streamlined design makes them more proportionate to body size particularly for smaller boxers.

– A few reviewers recommend the BGV-1 for more seasoned martial artists as the padding gives a “snap” to provide great feedback when you hit the bags and pads.

thumbs-downReason Not to Buy:

– Some users mentioned that the padding is difficult to break in.

– Quite a number of reviewers say that the BGV-1 were unsuitable for sparring due to the dense padding which make getting hit in the face an especially unpleasant experience compared to other brands.

РSeveral users of the BGV-1  dislike the lack of a wrist bar as they find that they find it more difficult to make a fist.

– A few people highlighted that the BGV-1s were less suitable for beginners as the gloves had less padding in the knuckles.

– A couple of reviewers thought that the cuffs could be a little wider to provide a little more support.

Editor’s Take:

Fairtex BGV-1 is the brand’s flagship boxing gloves collection and remains one of the most popular and best-selling Muay Thai gloves in the world. The streamlined design coupled with optimal cushioning protection and top-quality leather make them an excellent choice for most levels. Although not without its share of critics, the pros outweigh the cons for the BGV-1. The sales and good reviews on Amazon and many review sites speak for themselves.

The Fairtex BGV-1 retails for around 2000 baht in Bangkok, which is the average going price for most of the respectable Thai brands. On Amazon, they go for around 70-80USD which is a very reasonable price for gear of this quality.

I would not really recommend these for sparring or beginners to pugilistic sports. For everyone else, it’s really hard to go wrong with Fairtex BGV-1.

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Fairtex Muay Thai Boxing Gloves BGV1 Size : 10 12 14 16 oz. Training Sparring All Purpose Gloves for Kick Boxing MMA K1 (Solid Black, 16 oz)
  • Ergonomically engineered with a unique contoured and tight-fit hand compartment designed to provide a secure and snug fit.
  • Constructed of premium leather with the Fairtex foam system for excellent hand and knuckle protection and shock disbursement.
  • Genuine leather gloves with vectro straps.
  • All-purpose boxing gloves and Tight fit design.
  • Handmade in Thailand. Size: 8 - 16 oz.


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