Hot on the trail of my last article on Muay Thai life hacks, there is one fight brand that deserves a major shoutout. For when it comes to martial arts gear maintenance solutions, Meister MMA is truly the meister to watch for.
About Meister MMA
Meister MMA is a USA-based (Minneapolis) fight brand that offers the whole shebang of MMA and fitness training gear and apparel. The company was founded in 2006 and has since built up a wide range of products as well as a following. In my opinion, Meister stands out from their competitors through their innovation and affordable pricings.
If you are looking to enhance your whole training experience, you certainly need to check out some of Meister’s niftiest products. While they offer standard training gear like boxing gloves, shin guards and fight apparel, it’s their “miscellaneous” range of products that really stand out. Training stench? Wrap washing woes? Say no more. Here’s my personal top 5 Meister must-haves:
This popular gym bag needs little introduction. This is one of the best-selling gym bag amongst my gym bag recommendations. I accredit it to two things: affordability and exceptional functionality. The X-large especially, is a huge yet lightweight sack of durable mesh material that will hold all you need for training and more. Not many compartments to speak of, save for 2 side ones for your mouthpiece, phone, keys and smaller items. Simple design overall but effective and works like magic. Forget about reading my popular gym bag article. If you are on a budget, this is THE ONE for you.
|– “The bag is badass! It holds so much of my MMA gear. It’s light weight and flexible.”
– “Over a year in, I still love this bag. “
|Rating: (4.5 / 5)|
If your gloves are just starting to stink up, it’s still not too late. Slot each end of these fresh-smelling “nunchucks” into your gloves and everything’s settled. While glove deodorizers are offered by many other boxing brands, none has been able to sell them as well as Meister. These nunchucks work by absorbing excessive moisture from your gloves while leaving an aromatic fresh scent. On top of that, these work as well for shoes as they do for gloves. Each deodorizer lasts 6 months which is really value-for-money. No more smelly gloves!
|– “So far I have had nothing but compliments on the fresh smell of my gloves.”
– “My gloves have smelled awful for the past year, threw these babies in and poof like magic an entire week in and the smell is 95% gone.“
|Rating: (4.6 / 5)|
Throw this into your gym bag and you will be the freshest smelling dude or dudette in the entire gym. If you are not using a mesh gym bag, the combination of post-workout clothes with a lack of ventilation can be odorously lethal. The crown works in the same way as the glove deodorizer by absorbing moisture and leaving a fresh scent. It can smell overpowering fresh out of the pack so leave it in the open for about 24 hours before use. Put one in your bag and watch as rainbows and flowers burst out from your bag each time you unzip it. Figuratively speaking.
|– “Does a great job at keeping that sweaty gym bag smell out of the gym bag!”
– “It’s a nice, fresh scent, but it is absolutely in your face.“
|Rating: (4.3 / 5)|
This is basically a thicker mesh laundry bag but Meister has been clever enough to rebrand it as a wrap bag. Throw your wraps in this bag and let the washing machine do the rest. No more tangling with the rest of the laundry; more importantly, no more piling of the fabric. You can also use this for your rash guards, muay thai shorts or even delicates too. This is definitely one of my favorites.
|– “The mesh feels really durable and I like that it helps keep wraps untangled.”
– “The mesh is thick, not like a typical mesh laundry bag.“
|Rating: (4.4 / 5)|
First thing that came to my mind when I saw this: how lazy can people get?! It takes less than 5 minutes for me to roll up my wraps after training while I simultaneously chat with my gym mates and allow my body to cool down. So why would anyone get these? But then as I read one good review after another, I took it upon myself to investigate this tool.
I figured that if you have several pairs of hand wraps to roll (after washing), this could save a significant amount of time. It’s certainly high quality and very well-made. The design is simple but effective as per most Meister solutions. It doesn’t wrap as tightly as you would by hand but it gets the job done. This is definitely a conversation starter if you use it in the gym.
|– “With this, 30 – 45 seconds and they’re rolled just as well as if I did it by hand.”
– “Great time saver. Doesn’t wrap as tightly as if done by hand but saves you a significant amount of time.“
|Rating: (4.5 / 5)|
Now all these fight brands must be wondering why they didn’t think of these great products themselves. If you are looking for ways to improve your game without having to worry about the nitty-gritty stuff, give Meister MMA and the these products a try. Happy training!