Fairtex BGV-1 Muay Thai Boxing Gloves Review (2022)

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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:

Reasons 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.

Reason 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.

– Several 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.

Fairtex BGV1BR Muay Thai Boxing Breathable Gloves for Men, Women, Kids | MMA Gloves, Kickboxing, Gym, Workout | Premium Quality, Light Weight & Shock Absorbent 16 oz Boxing Gloves-Black
  • Breathable & Perfect Fit: Fairtex boxing glove 2 pair set has an ergonomic & contoured hand compartment that fits snugly for men & women. Breathable design keeps your hands dry & cool during training.
  • Shock Absorbent: The muay thai gloves are constructed of premium leather with Fairtex foam system and pads for excellent hand and knuckle protection & shock disbursement for heavy bags & speed bag
  • Versatile & Multipurpose: These workout equipment gloves are perfect for boxing, kickboxing, MMA, & other combat sports. Also great for general fitness, martial arts etc

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