Where to Buy Muay Thai Gear in Bangkok 2020

The Ultimate Bangkok Muay Thai Shop Guide

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 (Update 2nd February 2020: I update this page from time to time with new stores and price guides. I can’t guarantee the prices are up to date as they may have been adjusted since my last update.

Do NOT buy from some random Muay Thai shop in the malls in places like Nana or MBK as the prices are usually inflated. Read this before your trip to Bangkok if you intend to fit in some gear shopping. And if you find it useful, remember to share this article with your friends!)

If you have the opportunity to visit Bangkok, there is no doubt that shopping for Muay Thai stuff is going to be a definite feature on your to-do list. Hordes of tourists fly into the Thai capital daily to indulge in shopping.

The prices used to be ridiculously cheap compared to what you get back home but rising costs in Thailand along with the world of online retail (i.e. Amazon) has bridged the gap over the years.

Prices for the top brands have increased over the last year but overall, prices in Bangkok are still cheaper compared to online prices. More importantly, there’s nothing like trying the gear or testing the equipment out in person before you hand over the money.

The sexy allure of holding Muay Thai gear in your hands is a pure and ecstatic feeling. Not to mention the overwhelming range of available choices!

I have consolidated a  list of Muay Thai shops that I frequent every time I visit Bangkok as well as others that are well worth a visit. I literally went the distance, putting in the miles to collect all the information but hey, anything for my readers.

This list is really as comprehensive as it gets on the web. It may not be definitive as I have opted to highlight the more centralised and accessible shops in this article for convenience but these are the shops with the best selection at the best prices.

Note: All prices listed below in the article are in Thai Baht.It’s easy to get spoilt for choices. Overcome your choice paralysis by checking out my gear reviews:
Best Muay Thai Gloves
Best Shin Guards
Best Muay Thai Shorts

Where to Shop Muay Thai Gear in Bangkok

You will be able to find all the common and popular brands in the shops I have featured, but if you have a particular gear/apparel model in mind, you may go away empty-handed and disappointed. This is because a lot of the shops, even the official stores, do not carry the full catalog of their products.

But come with no expectations, and be prepared to be blown away by the prices, friendly service and seemingly unlimited options. Here are the best shops to buy Muay Thai gear in Bangkok:

(Note: Shops are marking up the prices and then offer a discount, a practice that is getting more widespread in Bangkok. I won’t name names but you will  still be able to find real great deals if you know where to look. And this guide is pretty all you need. )

1) National Stadium Area

Long established as the sports hub of Bangkok and widely-regarded for its the highest concentration of sports equipment stores, the National Stadium Area is my number one recommendation for sourcing Muay Thai gear.

There are around 10 decent Muay Thai shops, all within walking distance, with the best priced Muay Thai goods that Thailand has to offer. Fan-favorite brands such as Fairtex, Twins Special, Windy, Top King, and lesser known brands like Thai Battle, SKS Empire and FBT can all be found here at much better rates than any elsewhere.

Kee La Pun

Located at the strategic corner of the Rama I – Banthat Thong Road junction sits the new king in town. Kee La Pun has been around as long as all the other shops on the block and while it has always stocked Muay Thai goods like its neighbors, their (former) high prices have repelled most customers.

Things have changed and if you are looking for standard gear from Fairtex and Twins, you are unlikely to find better prices than at Kee La Pun.

Head on in and they will hand you a file with a price list of what’s in stock or you are welcome to walk around in the store. Compared to their neighbors (see Action Zone and Copa below), KLP makes for a more pleasant experience due to the bigger space although customer service is not as warm.

The selection is impressive with everything from gloves to shin guards to gym bags, heavy bags, kicking pads etc.

As they did not allow taking of photos of the price guide, I have tried to recall the prices from memory. As far as I know, prices go for around 30-40% off retail prices. Price guide below serves as a rough estimate but should be close enough.

As you can see, they are cheaper than any other stores down the list. No haggling here, prices are final but there’s really no need to ask for discounts. It’s as cheap as it gets here. If you are looking for top-quality gear at the best prices you can find, this is it. 

Price Guide:

Size Twins Fancy Gloves (FBGV) Fairtex Gloves (BGV1)
8oz 1550 1375
10oz 1550 1375
12oz 1650 1450
14oz 1750 1550
16oz 1750 1550
18oz 1890 1630

How to get there: There are a few gear shops in this area possibly due to the presence of the National Stadium. To get to the shop, take the BTS to National Stadium station. Take exit 2 and head down the road with the stadium to your left.

Keep walking and you will see the huge Tesco on your right on the other side of the road. Keep going in the same direction and cross the street at the intersection where you will see a green building.

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat from 815am to 530pm (Closed on Sundays)


Action Zone
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Action Zone is one of the most well-known Muay Thai gear shops in Bangkok. Its claim to fame is a friendly service and of course even friendlier prices. The shop is very modest-sized and cramped with Muay Thai gear stacked up on all sides of the walls and in the back of the store.

Here, you will find a good range of Fairtex and Twins gear, as well as their house brand. I highly recommend their house brand hand wraps which are cheap (180 baht after discount) and are very good quality.

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bangkok muay thai gear

Not the most attractive shop-front and rather cramped in the store. In fact, the whole store is in need of a fresh coat of paint. But the service and prices make up for it.

They may not stock everything from the Twins and Fairtex catalog but you can email them a month ahead of your visit and they should be able to get you sorted out. Shorts customization service is available and will take 2-3 weeks.

Price Guide:

Size Twins Special Gloves (BGVL-3) Fairtex Gloves (BGV1)
8oz 1700 2100
10oz 1800 2100
12oz 1900 2200
14oz 2000 2300
16oz 2100 2300
18oz 2200 2400


How to get there
: See Kee La Pun above. Just a few more steps down and you will find the famed Action Zone shop.

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat from 8am to 5pm (Closed on Sundays)

Website: https://actionzone2003.weebly.com/


Copa Sport
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Located right next to Action Zone is another family-run mom and pop Muay Thai gear store. This is the place to be if you want to land yourself some old skool brand, Windy gloves and shin guards.

They also stock some Fairtex and Twins gear which are fairly priced. As I am personally not a Windy fan, I did not buy anything from the store but the granny and other staff here are absolutely lovely people who left me to browse and take pictures.

Windy gloves are cheaper than the bigger names and some folks that I met while training in Bangkok swear by them. If you like your gear old skool, simple and affordable, Windy can be your thing.

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Price Guide:

Windy Velcro Gloves
Size Price
8oz 1450
10oz 1500
12oz 1550
14oz 1600 – 1650
16oz 1650 – 1700


How to get there
: See Kee La Pun (Above)

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat from 9am to 5pm and Sun from 10am to 4pm (Action Zone is closed on Sunday so you might want to visit on other days so as to visit all three shops).


SKS Empire
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bangkok muay thai gear

A young brand and a very new shop. Founded and run by 2 enterprising brothers from France, SKS Empire seems to take a lot of their design influences from streetwear and hip hop culture. They are partnering with a number of promotions as well as fighters so you may have seen them on social media.

SKS stands for Sport Kombat Strategy but also an abbreviation for Singklongsi Muay Thai gym where the older brother (Romain) trained at for many years. Besides their own line of fight wear, they also offer custom services for fight wear from design to delivery. All handmade in Thailand. Definitely a must-visit. Check out their website to get a feel of their designs.

The brand has a few collections with different price range. I have included a price guide for their core collection.

Price Guide:

Gloves Shin Guards
Size Price Size Price
8oz 1650 XS 1600
10oz 1700 S 1650
12oz 1750 M 1700
14oz 1800 L 1750
16oz 1850 XL 1800


How to get there
: The shop is across the street from Action Zone/Copa and also opposite of Tesco.

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat from 9am to 7pm (Closed on Sundays)


FBT (Pathumwan Shop)

FBT is sporting goods brand that has been around since 1952. FBT stands for “Football Thai” and the brand specializes in football-related equipment and apparel. At some point in the company’s history, they started venturing into Muay Thai goods, and the company has been an official equipment supplier for the IFMA since 2012.

This shop (not their flagship which is located in Bangkapi) is located down a junction, not far from Action Zone and SKS Empire. It’s worth making the brief trek to the shop, passing by a stretch of authentic, cheap and good Chinese food eateries.

It’s 3 levels of sporting goods at the complex with Muay Thai gear on the top floor. Prices are not that attractive, but there is a healthy selection of all things Muay Thai.

You can find the IFMA official Muay Thai shorts at the store as well. The quality seems decent but definitely not comparable to the other premium Thai labels.

Boxing gloves go for Wraps go for 200 THB, IFMA shorts at 399 THB and dye-sublimation shorts at 699-799 THB. There’s a small selection of gear from other brands like Fairtex, S1 and Everlast.

Price Guide

Leather Gloves
Size Price
8oz 2200
10oz 2300
12oz 2400
14oz 2500
16oz 2600


How to get there
: To get to the shop, take the BTS to National Stadium station. Take exit 2 and head down the road with the stadium to your left. Keep walking and you will see the huge Tesco on your right on the other side of the road. Here, it is a left turn down the main road when you come to the junction of Tesco and another 400m (5-minute) walk.

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat from 9am to 7pm (Closed on Sundays)

Website: http://shop.fbtsports.com


Bull Sports

Started in 2015, Bull Sports is another reseller shop in the National Stadium area. It has become a favorite gear shopping option among many foreign visitors in the last couple of years due to its friendly prices and overseas shipping service.

Goods here are at official retail prices with discounts of between 10-20% given, sometimes more for bulk purchases. I would say in terms of pricing, it’s on par with Action Zone. If you shop online, this is the store with the best prices. (remember to use coupon code “muaythaicitizen” to receive 10% off purchase)

Bull Sports stock the usual suspects of Fairtex, Twins Special, Top King as well as old-skool favorite, Windy.  The store feels a bit cramped but there is a second level of stock, so there’s a good chance of finding something here that you are looking for.

They have a good online store and ships worldwide via express shipping. For bulk purchase, it is definitely worth considering. Overall, this is a store you can’t go wrong with.

Price Guide:

Size Twins Special Gloves (BGVL-3) Fairtex Gloves (BGV1)
8oz 1700 2100
10oz 1800 2100
12oz 1900 2200
14oz 2000 2300
16oz 2100 2300


How to get there
: To get to the shop, take the BTS to National Stadium station. Take exit 2 and head down the road with the stadium to your left. Check the map below for directions. It’s about a 10-minute walk (1km) to the shop from the BTS station.

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat from 10am to 615pm (Closed on Sundays)

Website: https://bullsportsdirect.com/


Twins Special (Suanluang Square)

Just around the corner from Bull Sports is this official Twins Special shop. If you are looking for a specific and unique gear/apparel model from this popular brand, then there’s a higher chance of finding it here than at the other reseller shops listed. 

Prices are official retail prices and there are some sales now and then. Discount may or may not be given but you can always try asking like pretty much everywhere in Thailand. Customer service is okay, nothing to shout about.

The location is great compared to other Twins outlets (Lumpinee and Rajadamnern stadiums) and the stock availability makes this store a must-visit for fans of the brand.

Price Guide:

Size Twins Special Gloves (BGVL-3)
8oz 1700
10oz 1800
12oz 1900
14oz 2000
16oz 2100


How to get there
: See directions for Bull Sports above.

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat from 10am to 5pm (Closed on Sundays)


Thai Battle

For those of you holidaying with family and short on time, this might be a good option. Thai Battle is a local brand who’s been around for a few years now but remains off the radar of most Muay Thai fans.

The shop is located in the family-friendly MBK Center which is a popular tourist spot and a very centralised location. They have been sponsoring MBK Fight Nights (an promotion that is held from time to time in front of MBK mall) and random events in Bangkok so I think they are more legit than your generic “Thai Boxing” brands in the same mall.

Thai Battle manufactures a whole range of Muay Thai products, seriously everything you need from gloves to shin guards to mongkhons, head guards and a good range of kids gear/apparel.

Prices are in-line with the big brands, I can’t vouch for the quality of their gloves but their shorts are pretty good quality. I recommend the Sukothai range of shorts where they use an ethnic Thai fabric for a very unique look.

Given that it’s in MBK, you might be able to bargain down the prices a little but don’t take my word for it. If they are firm on their prices, please respect that. I encountered friendly service and there’s a little manufacturing operations at the store where you could possibly get some custom work done on the spot. 

Price Guide:

Gloves Shorts
All Sizes 1800 (Leather) Different Designs 650 – 1100


How to get there
: MBK is located right next to National Stadium BTS Skytrain station. Getting to the store is the tricky part. They are located on level 3 on the other end away from Tokyu department store. It’s a maze in that corner but you will find them along Zone 3D Soi 6.

Operating Hours: MBK is open 10am to 10pm daily. To be safe, plan on arriving after 12pm.


2) Sukhumvit Area

Sukhumvit is a great convenient location to be based in, with lots of shopping, accommodation and entertainment options. It is also home to a number of Muay Thai gyms like Yokkao, Elite Training Center, Muay Thai Academy and smaller joints peppered around the district. 

Super Export Shop
super export shop bangkok

super export shop bangkok

super export shop bangkok
If you only have time for one shop to get your Muay Thai gear, this is the shop to go to. Everything is reasonably priced and almost on-par with the National Stadium shops.

Super Export Shop, as the name suggests, does a lot of wholesale export business. They stock almost every made-in-Thailand gear from brands like Twins Special, Fairtex, Top King, Yokkao, Raja, Thaismai, Danger Equipment and even authentic items from the (Buakaw) Banchamek Fightgear.

The reason you should come here is because this really saves a lot of trouble from having to shop-hop, although it’s not necessarily the easiest place to get to. This is also the only store in Bangkok where you can get Booster Fight Gear, if you like the brand for whatever reason. 

You can also get the popular Raja colorful shorts here at 600THB a pair instead of making the far trip out to the Raja factory.

Service is personable and friendly, and you are welcome to take your time to try out the gear and equipment. There’s also a clean toilet in the back you can use for trying out the apparel. The gear may be wrapped up in plastic but feel free to ask to open up for testing. First class service here.

They have sales from time to time with the good prices. If you are based around Sukhumvit area or variety is what you are looking for, this is a shop not to be missed.

Price Guide: There are many different brands and gear here with varying prices. Ask for discounts but they are given most of the time without asking. Look out for special promotions that change from time to time.

Size Twins Special Gloves (BGVL-3) Booster Gloves (BGLV3)
8oz 1700 1750
10oz 1800 1800
12oz 1900 1900
14oz 2000 2000
16oz 2100 2100

How to get there: I usually base myself around Sukhumvit area so this shop is just a few minutes by motorbike taxi. If you are going by the subway, the nearest station is Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC) MRT station.

It is about ½ a mile (1 km) walk or alternatively, hop on a motorbike taxi and ask to be taken to “Rompo” which is a hotel located right beside the building where the shop reside. As of writing, motorbike taxi will cost around 30-50 baht from Asok/Phrom Pong BTS stations and 15-20 baht from QSNCC MRT station.

The shop sits on the ground level and faces the road so you should be able to spot it easily. While you are there, head down the road for an exquisitely Asian experience of the fascinating Khlong Toey Market.

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat from 10am to 7pm (Closed on Sundays)

Website: http://www.superexportshop.com/


Yokkao Shop
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where to buy muay thai gear in bangkok

bangkok muay thai gear
The store size is small but stocks a very good selection of their training gear, including their popular CarbonFit shorts and the latest collections from the current season.

More importantly, the retail store is located in the same premise as the gym where Muay Thai legend, Saenchai, trains daily. (Read my review here: “Gym Review: Yokkao Training Center Bangkok”) So even if you don’t buy anything, you can drop by for a training session or just ogle at a Muay Thai master training.

You will also catch the other Yokkao fighters like Singdam, Manachai, and Yodchai.

You will find everything here discounted compared to their US/UK web store prices. Additionally, all gloves are priced the same regardless of their sizes/weights. Yokkao gear features very sharp and cool designs if that’s your thing.

This is the place to get some gloves and you can put them to use straight away for a training session -which was what I did.

Price Guide:

Gloves Shin Guards
Size Matrix Ready to Fight Size Price
8-16oz 2349 2799-2999 S-XL 1499-3149

How to get there: Take the BTS train to Asok station and then head for the Exchange Tower exit. You can either take a 5 minutes walk along the busy Soi 16 traffic or a speedy ride on one of the many motorbike taxis at near the entrance to Soi 16 to reach the gym. Just tell the rider to take you to “Yokkao” or “Muay Thai”. As of writing, the bike ride costs 10 baht (or 15). There are a few ways to get there and I’m familiar with the Asok route. Alternatively, you can take the subway to Queen Sirikit National Convention Center MRT station and change to a motorbike taxi.

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat from 730am-1130am and 230pm-6pm (Closed on Sundays)

Website: https://www.yokkao.com/


Boon Sport
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boon sport bangkok

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Boon is a brand founded by Australian Scott Marr and this store at On Nut (along Sukhumvit Soi 81) is where you can expect the whole Boon shebang. Everything they have is laid out systematically in the spacious shop so you will have no trouble looking for what you want.

They stock the standard Muay Thai goods such as gloves, shin guards, headgear, shorts and training gear as well. I’m quite fond of their t-shirt designs as the prints are very “Thai” but the fabric is not the most comfortable and it shrinks.

I highly recommend the plain black retro shorts which are cheap and good (400 baht). They offer shorts customization service and generally take around 2-3 weeks. However, if all you need is just a simple custom work with your name, they might be able to get it out within 2-3 days. Just check with any of the friendly staff manning the store.

The staff was friendly and I was left to browse around the store but she attended to my many queries promptly and patiently. Boon prices are very reasonable and this is certainly a shop worth stopping by. Check my feature to read their story.

Price Guide:

Gloves Shin Guards
Size Velcro Lace-Up Size Price
8oz 1420 1360 S 1480
10oz 1480 1420 M 1480
12oz 1550 1480 L 1480
14oz 1600 1550 XL 1480
16oz 1670 1600 XXL 1550

How to get there: The best way to go is to take the skytrain to On Nut BTS station. When you arrive at the station, head to exit 4, you will see Tesco Lotus on your right but take the flight of steps on your left to the side of the road (down the overhead bridge) opposite of Tesco. As always, you can hop on a motorbike taxi ride and ask to be taken to “Boon” or “Muay Thai” which is a quick 2 minutes away. As of writing, the ride should cost you 20 baht. Otherwise it’s a 10-15 minutes walk.

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat from 9am to 6pm (Closed on Sundays)

Website: https://www.boonsport.com/


Top King
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This is the official Top King store in Bangkok and they are often not as well stocked one might hope. On 3 out of my last 4 visits, I had to walk away empty-handed. You are better off going to Super Export Shop (see above) which stocks more or less the same stock as the Top King store, and just a MRT stop away.

The service is minimal (but adequate) and the staff pretty much leave you to browse but they are happy to answer to questions. There is a good selection of TKB stuff for sale and the store is very accessible so it’s worth a visit if you are looking for Top King stuff. Shorts customization is available here but will take around 1 month.

Price Guide:

Gloves Shin Guards
Size Plain Fancy Size Plain Fancy
8oz 1900 2150 S 1800 1950
10oz 1950 2200 M 1850 2000
12oz 2000 2250 L 1900 2050
14oz 2050 2300 XL 1950 2100
16oz 2100 2350  

How to get there: By subway, the nearest MRT station is Lumphini which is not far from Sukhumvit district. Take exit 1, turn right and head down the road with Lumpini Park View apartment on your right. It’s about 5 minutes walk till you hit an overhead bridge. After the bridge, make the first right at the alley and you should see the shop

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri from 10am to 5pm (Closed Saturdays and Sundays)


3) Lumpinee & Rajadamnern Stadiums

Twins Specialbangkok muay thai gear

If you happen to visit Lumpinee or Rajadamnern stadiums to watch some fights, you will find the official Twins Special stores at both locations. Very well-stocked with the largest collection of Twins Special gloves at both locations. Prices are fixed at the official retail prices.

You might be able to find them at lower prices elsewhere but you won’t always necessarily find the exact model or size you want. (Note: There is also a Top King store at Lumpinee stadium with the same prices as the original store at the old location)

Price Guide:

Gloves Shin Guards
Size BGVL-3 Fancy Size SGL-2
8oz 1700 1900 S 1700
10oz 1800 2000 M 1850
12oz 1900 2100 L 2000
14oz 2000 2200 XL 2250
16oz 2100 2300  

How to get there: Lumpinee stadium is a pain to get to. It is located about 18km (about 11 miles) from the nearest train station (Mo Chit BTS or Chatuchak MRT), so the easiest way to get there is by taxi/car. Unfortunately, the fights start around 630pm which is at the peak of the mad Bangkok rush hour. The slow engine grind to the stadium takes between 1 to 2 hours but going back, the trip to train station is just 30 minutes or less. Tell the driver that you want to go to Lumphini Boxing Stadium at Ram Inthra road.

Going to Rajadamnern stadium is a lot more pleasant. It’s about 5km (3 miles) or less from the nearest train station (Phaya Thai) and takes 30 minutes drive even during peak hours.

Opening Hours: Stores are open whole day on fight nights. For Rajadamnern Stadium: Fight nights (Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu) from 10am to 10pm, Closed on Saturdays. For Lumpinee Stadium: Fight nights (Tue, Fri, Sat) from 10am to 10pm (Please check event timings before heading down)


Raja Boxing (Shop Permanently Closed)

As of 2020, the shop at Rajadamnern Stadium has closed. As far as I know, there are two locations where you can buy Raja Boxing products: 1) At Raja factory in Talingchan (see map below), 2) at Super Export Shop in Khlong Toei/Sukhumvit (See above).

Is it worth making the long ride to Talingchan? Probably not, unless you are making a bulk purchase to ship back home. If you are looking for the colorful Raja shorts, you are better off heading to Super Export Shop which is located downtown.

Price Guide:

Gloves RGBV-1 Shin Guards
Size Price Size Price
8oz 1450 S 1450
10oz 1500 M 1500
12oz 1550 L 1550
14oz 1600 XL 1600
16oz 1700  

How to get there: A long way by taxi or grab car. See map below

Opening Hours: Stores are open on fight nights (Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu) from 11am to 8pm.


4) Fairtex Pro

Fairtex

fairtex impark
Fairtex Outlet @ IM Park Community Mall
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Fairtex Outlet @ EmQuartier Q Stadium Zone
fairtex emquartier
Fairtex Outlet @ EmQuartier Q Stadium Zone

There are so many Fairtex Pro shops in Bangkok that it warrants a section of its own. I only visited 2 of the more centralised ones at IM Park and luxury mall, EmQuartier. There’s also a newly opened store at Central World (near Chitlom BTS) for those shopping in the area.

The IM Park outlet (located in the National Stadium area, see above) is a proper, bigger store front and stocks more items than the outlet at Q Stadium Zone within EmQuartier shopping mall. However, EmQuartier is a lot more accessible and has a very good selection of Fairtex gear to choose from.

The service is prompt at both locations and you should be able to find what you need at either stores although I have heard mixed reviews on its customer service.

Prices at the stores seem to be more expensive than Fairtex stockists like Kee La Pun, Bull Sports or Action Zone (See above) but the benefit of shopping here (especially at the malls like Emquartier or Mega Bangna or Asiatique) is a more convenient and comfortable experience.

If you are on a family trip, the rest of the family members can go about their shopping in the malls while you take your time to salivate over the extensive Fairtex product selection.

Price Guide:

Size Gloves
6oz 1900
8oz 2000
10oz 2100
12oz 2200
14oz 2300
16oz 2400


How to get there
: To get to EmQuartier, simply take the skytrain to Phrom Phong BTS station which is located right at its door steps. The Q Stadium is located on in the Waterfall Quartier.

To get to IM Park, first take the skytrain to National Stadium. From there, it’s at least a 20-minute walk under the sun to the mall. I recommend the motorbike taxi as usual (take exit 2 from National BTS Stadium) which costs 30baht as of writing.

Opening Hours: 10am to 9pm Daily

Website: https://www.fairtexproshop.com/shop


5) Around Bangkok

Thaismai

Thaismai is an old-timer that has been around since the 1960s. They remain an old-favorite with many gyms in Thailand and around the world. Designs are standard Thai style, with the odd standouts like the Powerpuff girls Muay Thai shorts and animal-print handwraps.

Quality is good, and the fact that they have been around for decades is a testament to that.

Prices are reasonable, and they don’t really do discounts but you can try haggling (just don’t quote me on that). Custom shorts take around 4 days and they ship overseas. Overall, really friendly service.


How to get there: The easiest way is by taxi or Grab car. Alternatively, take the free boat (starts around 445pm) from Saphan Taksin BTS to Asiatique. From there, it’s about 10 minutes to walk.

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat from 9am to 6pm (Closed on Sundays)

Website: https://www.thaismai-tsm.com


Where to Stay in Bangkok

Whenever I travel to Bangkok, I prefer to base myself in a more centralized and accessible location near to a BTS or MRT station, as the metro is the best way to get to around central Bangkok. This gives me easy access to most of the shops recommended above as well as a wider range of facilities and other conveniences.

If you are planning a trip to Bangkok but haven’t decided on your accommodation, there is one area I most highly recommend:

Asok-Sukhumvit Junction
In my opinion, the Asok junction with Sukhumvit road is the best place to stay in Bangkok. It does not get any more accessible than this prime area. Four reasons to base yourself here:

1) With Sukhumvit MRT and Asok BTS stations in the vicinity, you can get to practically anywhere in central Bangkok easily.

2) Super Export Shop, Yokkao Shop and Emquartier are a short walk or motorbike-taxi ride away.

3) There are tonnes of massage places and eateries.

4) The whole stretch of Sukhumvit road is a shopper’s paradise and there are loads of activities you can busy yourself with here. If you are looking to eat, drink, shop and be merry, search no further. This is the place for you.

The area and the public transport offer easy access to several top Muay Thai gyms for the ultimate vacation to savour all of what Bangkok has to offer.

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Conclusion

I hope this guide will be helpful for planning your next trip to Bangkok.

If there is a shop guide/review you would like to see featured on this site, please leave me a comment or message and I will do my best to accommodate to the request. If you are a shop in Bangkok and would like to be featured in the article or on the website, feel free to contact me and I will be happy to drop by for a visit on my next trip.


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  2. […] The Mecca for all Muay Thai fans. From attending world class Lumpini Stadium fights, glorious Muay Thai gear shopping, training with legends to great food, wild nightlife and amazing sightseeing, Bangkok has it all. […]

  3. […] colors. There are clean changing/shower/toilet facilities with lockers in the back, and an on-site Yokkao shop right in front. Basically, you have everything you need right there for your Muay Thai training […]

  4. Markus says

    Thanks for the article. Maybe gonna get my gear there for a change. I normally bought all my stuff at action zone near nation Stadium. I mostly buy fairtex or Twins gear. Do you know the prices at the fairtex store at the emquartier mall? I was once at a fairtex store in pattaya and it was pretty expenive compared to action zone shop. I also just found out there is a fairtex store at asiatique near chaopraya river. Gonna check it out the next days .

    1. Kay says

      Hi Markus, glad that it’s helpful. Action Zone prices can oftentimes work out to be cheaper than the official Fairtex stores because of the discounts they give whereas it’s fixed price at the latter. I haven’t been to the Fairtex at asiatique but I figure the prices would be pretty much standardised. The Fairtex at I’M Park has more comprehensive stock the last I checked. Happy shopping!

  5. Ramses says

    I was looking to create my own brand. It has been very difficult to find someone that manufactures custom label gloves, shin guards, wraps, head gear, shorts (mma/muay thai), t-shirts, rashguards and if possible gis.

    Any help or guidance would be appreciated

    1. Kay says

      For Muay Thai gear, you might want to try talking to the people at ActionZone. Or you may want to try emailing Fairtex who has its own factory. Hope that helps and let me know if it works out.

  6. […] good quality gloves between 50 to 80 USD. The cheapest place to get Muay Thai gloves is of course, Thailand. That is obviously out of the question for most people and doesn’t make much sense to travel […]

  7. bbang says

    Thank you for your post. I have a question.
    Is that topking shop updated
    price recently?
    the topking shop near sukhumvit close on Saturday? T.T.

    and another Topking store near the new lumpini stadium closed on Saturday?

    1. Kay says

      Hi, the top king store near sukhumvit (near the old lumphini) is close on weekends. The other Top King store is in the new Lumphini stadium is open on Saturday but to be safe, plan on getting there during the saturday show which usually starts around 430pm. check http://www.muaythai2000.com/en/index.php?page=program for show timing. good luck finding your gear!

  8. Dave says

    Excellent article! Very helpful in order to give an idea of whether it is worth waiting until I get to Bangkok, or just pick the gear up at home. Keep up the good work!

    1. Kay says

      Hi Dave, thank you for your kind words!

  9. Zeke says

    Hi! A great article, but can be even better if a Map locator was used. Thanks!

    1. Kay says

      Hi Zeke! Thanks for the great suggestion. I will update the article with map locator soon!

  10. Tini says

    Do these shops only sell Muay Thai gear? What about just boxing gloves? Thanks!

    1. Kay says

      Hi Tini. If by boxing gloves you mean boxing brands like Winning, Cleto Reyes, etc., you won’t find them in the shops recommended here. However, you will be able to find lots of Boxing gloves by Muay Thai brands like Twins, Fairtex, Windy and many others. These are very popular options and as far as I know, many boxers use Thai brands for boxing too. Hope that helps!

  11. […] the price hike was made by Yokkao’s established rivals to narrow the price difference. Over at Super Export Shop in downtown Bangkok, the store carries a sizeable range of Yokkao products at very attractive […]

  12. […] No Muay Thai vacation to Bangkok is complete without loading up on a luggage full of gear to bring back home. Bangkok prices for Muay Thai gear are simply unbeatable. All the top Thai brands are here and all at the most competitive prices. Fairtex, Twins Special, Top King, Yokkao, you name them all. Outside of Bangkok, you are better off buying them off Amazon. That is why no one ever leaves Bangkok empty-handed. (See my guide on where to shop Muay Thai gear in Bangkok) […]

  13. Simon says

    Hi,
    I was searching a guide for Muay Thai gear like that since a long time. Since Lumpini Stadium was moved all shops located at this area became also (mostly) moved.
    Today I visited the actionzone and these shop was a pretty good recommendation. Thanks!

    In the past I also dealed with Thaismai shop located at
    2354/19,21 Charoen Krung 84,
    Bang Kho Laem
    Bangkok 10120
    and have also a really good experience with them.

    1. Kay says

      Hi Simon! Glad you found the guide helpful. Will be sure to include Thaismai in my next update. Cheers and thanks for your support.

  14. Mike says

    Hi, the guide is great, thanks for putting it together. I’ve been ripped off before in Nana, MBK, etc, so great to get this info. I’m currently living in Vietnam and we don’t get much Muay Thai equipment here. I’m looking for heavy bag chains and can’t find them in VN or in any of the shops you have recommended. I know it’s a long shot but do you know if any of these shops sell them or any other shops that do? I have a friend visiting BKK this week who will get them for me. Any help would be really greatly appreciated. Kind regards, Mike.

    1. Kay says

      Thanks Mike. Heavy bag chains.. this is a tough one. My best bet would be Super Export Shop who has connections to all the brands. Send them a message over Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/superexportshop/) and they might be able to get them. Alternatively, maybe you can consider getting some swivel, chains and carabiner and DIY?

  15. Wntan says

    I don’t remember it being this expensive the last time I bought mine at actionzone.. but it was a good 3-4 years back.

    1. Kay says

      Hi. Prices went up for many of the brands over the last year. But Action Zone still gives discount, as does Super Export Shop at Sukhumvit.

  16. Daniel says

    Hi,

    Last time I and my girlfriend lived in Thailand she trained Muay Thai. She absolutely fell in love with Buakaw Banchamek. So, now as we’re back in Bangkok again I’d like to get her a Buakaw poster for her upcoming birthday. Do you know where I could find this?

    Thanks

    1. Kay says

      Hi Daniel, I have not seen posters of Buakaw for sale in Bangkok before. Your best bet is to check with Banchamek Gym. Good luck!

  17. esther says

    hello! thanks for this informative article. i was wondering if any of the above shops does customization for gloves? just basic printing of names. cos i notes that u highlighted those who customize the shorts.

    1. Kay says

      Hi Esther, as far as I know, Yokkao offers stitching of names on gloves. I cannot confirm this but my guess is that Boon and Top King will likely offer the custom service for gloves too. I have tried asking Twins Special at Raja and Lumpinee about shorts customization and they wouldn’t do it so they are off. The other thing to take note is that custom service typically take a fair bit of time. I would figure around 1-2 weeks for that. Good luck!

  18. Kenshiro says

    A new shop opened up last May when I was there called Bull Sports you should consider investigating next time

    1. Kay says

      Hi Kenshiro. Thank you for your comment. I believe the shop has been opened for at least a couple of years now. I will make sure to check it on my next roundup. Specially for you. 😀

  19. William Chok says

    Hey Kay! I am from Malaysia and your blog is extremely helpful especially for foreigner like us who wish to buy Martial Art gear, i will continue to follow closely with your post, so please keep writing!

    About my shopping experience, i stayed at Pattuwan area so i went to ActionZone and bought a Fairtex BGV1 Falcon edition, which will cost around 4,000baht in Malaysia but i bought about 2,200baht from there, what a great deal! And i bought their house brand hand wrap. I gotta say you are damn right about their hand wrap, the quality is so good which put my current hand wrap in shame.

    One thing you may want to update is they open at 8:00am, as i went there first thing in the morning.

    Once again, thank you for writing it so detail for us, and i can’t wait to read more from you.

    Cheers mate!

    1. Kay says

      Hi William! Thank you for support and glad you found the information helpful.

      It’s amazing that they open at 8:00am now! Most Thai shops usually open 10 or even later. Thank you for your update.

      Please share the article and website with your friends in Malaysia!

  20. Mathew Ng says

    Heya Kaye,

    Great article and with very detailed information. My Son just started to learn Muay Thai here in Sydney… and we are at a lost trying to track down Fighter brand. We manage to track down the store but even if you translate it… there is no guideline for prices… http://www.fighterthailand.com. Any chance you have some info on this? we are looking at getting some heavy bags.

    1. Kay says

      Hi Matthew, I am not aware of this brand. There are no prices listed on their website. You may try Amazon.com. See this article on heavy bags: https://www.muaythaicitizen.com/best-muay-thai-heavy-bag/

  21. […] at the Yokkao Training Center in downtown Sukhumvit. The second isn’t very far off either, at Super Export Shop which also stocks a wide array of […]

  22. […] I managed to cop a pair of the hard-to-find Superbon Banchamek shorts (pictured here) and they are now my favorite shorts to train in. Comfortable on the waist with a slim retro-cut and a modest side-slit just the way I like it. Fits true to size. Again, these are priced high (in Euros) on their official website but are very affordable in Bangkok where you will find them exclusively at Super Export Shop. […]

  23. Carmela says

    Hi, thanks so much for diligently updating your articles. Found this article very useful when I had to buy gloves at TopKing. Your directions were easy to understand and follow. Long live your blog!

    1. Kay says

      Thank you Carmela!

  24. 英夫会町 says

    こんにちは
    バンコクの近くでタイガームエタイジムのパンツを買える所はありませんか???

    プーケットまで行かなくてはいけないのでしょうか???

    1. Kay says

      こんにちは
      私の日本語を許す
      バンコクの近くで, おそらくタイガームエタイジムのパンツを買える所はありません.
      オンラインで購入することができます: https://www.tmtfightstore.com/

  25. jiu-jitsu belts says

    Great article. Thank you for sharing this information with us.

  26. Hugo says

    I’m looking for more MMA options. Are there any stores that specialize in MMA gear. If not, which store has the most options/highest quality?

    1. Kay says

      Hi, you can try Fairtex which has a reasonable range of MMA gear. They have many outlets in Bangkok. See article for some of their locations.

  27. […] slightly lower than the other major Thai brands. If you are anywhere in Bangkok, head over to the factory outlet at On Nut where a pair will set you back for slightly lower than the online retail price. These are […]

  28. P says

    Thanks for this article! Really helpful!

    1. Kay says

      Thank you for the support!

  29. Yoshi says

    Thank you for information.
    When I traveled in Bangkok last week, I used several stores posted on this content.
    Especially, the staff of Action Zone was kind, rich in inventory, the price was also cheap.

    1. Kay says

      Hi Yoshi! You are welcome. Glad you find this useful.

  30. Fritz says

    Thank you for this detailed and very helpful information. God bless the internet and people like you, who give information like this away for free!
    From your list I visited Super Export Shop and Action Zone. Must say that Iiked Action Zone quite a bit. Dont let the shitty apperarance there fool you, they are well stocked and had colours of Twin gloves that Super Export did not have. All in all I would recommend to definitely visit some more shops, as the inventory is always a bit different. Just before Action Zone is another sports shop that sells all kinds of stuff from Badminton rackets to volleyballs. But they also had Twins gloves for very good prices so its worth checking that out too.

    1. Kay says

      Yes, agree absolutely. Both those stores are my favorite stores in Bangkok. Possibly the best Muay Thai stores in the WORLD!! 😀

  31. Megan Courage says

    Thanks so much for this list it was really useful. My brother asked me to buy him some Top King shin guards while I was in Thailand. As the Top King shop is closed on the weekend I went to the Super Export Shop. I was based in the Suhkamvit area already and the directions and map were really good. I had a picture of what I wanted and they knew exactly what it was and got it for me straight away, they even threw in a freebie of pain relief cream. Thanks.

    1. Kay says

      Hi Megan, glad it all worked out for you!

  32. chaelvick says

    Muay Thai Mall near Chatuchak is a great place to buy gear also.

    1. Kay says

      It’s near to Sutthisan and I wasn’t impressed with the selection when I visited.

  33. Elsie Kyle says

    Informative article must say……

  34. Wally says

    Hey, great job with the reviews! Do you know a great place to get Venum apparel and gear?

    1. Kay says

      If you mean in Bangkok, you can try ActionZone but may want to email them in advance. There’s the Venum camp in Pattaya so that’s a good place you can check out.

  35. Ray says

    Hey kay,

    Just wanted to say awesome guide by the way! I am going to phuket in april and was wondering do you have a shopping guide for there? If not. How are the shop owners with deals and discounts if you buy a lot? Not like wholesaling but just price negotiation like you would at a flea market.

    1. Kay says

      Hi Ray, thanks for dropping a comment.
      Unfortunately, I do not have a shopping guide for phuket yet but it’s definitely in my plans.
      You can always ask for a discount if you buy a lot, most shops may give 5-10% off. If it’s a licensed store, prices are usually fixed and non-negotiable. With resellers, there may be some leeway.
      All the best!

  36. Aaron says

    I have heard from several people that the Raja Shop is closed. Everyone who has gone to it found it closed up. Is it still operating? Trying to visit on a Sunday before the fights. Thanks

    1. Kay says

      Hi Aaron, if I remember correctly, the shop is closed on Sundays. Try sending Raja a dm via instagram a day before heading over to confirm. Good luck!

      1. Aaron says

        Thanks. I got a hold of the Raja shop sneed they say they’re open on Sundays. When was the last time you updated the price lists for each shop? Are they still accurate? Thanks

        1. Kay says

          Hi Aaron, the last time I visited the shop was in November last year (2018). So the prices should be accurate.

  37. Ray says

    Hi Kay I would like to buy Muay thai pants and have my own name printed, you might know where possible?

    1. Kay says

      Hi Ray, not sure what you mean by “pants” but if you are looking for shorts with name, you can try Action Zone, Boon Sport and Raja. Good luck!

  38. Andy says

    Hey Kay, by any chance do you remember which hotel you stayed at? Or any place you specifically recommend?

    1. Kay says

      Hi Andy,
      Nowadays, I travel to Bangkok for a mix of work and training. I tend to base myself around Asoke because of its accessibility but it depends on your budget. Here are some of my personal favorites and you can see which fits your budget:
      1) Room@Bangkok (Guesthouse feel, easy going)
      2) Citypoint Hotel (Very accessible, staff are so-so, rooms are very nice but showers can be hard to get the right temperature)
      3) Furamaxclusive Asoke Hotel (I really like this 4-star hotel with bathtubs which occasionally offer great deals on hotel booking websites like agoda)

      Send me an email if you have more questions.

  39. Nick Grand says

    Hi,
    I can’t recommend the shorts from SKS Empire
    I bought one and after one month they already looked like garbage.
    I used the short one a day and I washed It cold after training by hand. After only one month the shorts are already in a very bad condition. I have many shorts from different brands like Boon, Twins, Fairtex, ect. but the quality of SKS is not acceptable for the price.
    I tried to contact them but without success.
    If you want high quality shorts better buy the other brands.

  40. Samitchay says

    Merci beaucoup à toi, sur tes conseils je me suis rendu à Action Zone et la jeune femme a été super. J ai pris une paire de gant fairtex , protèges tibias fairtex, 2 sudations twins et 2 paires de bandes. Automatiquement elle te fait 10% si tu prend plusieurs articles et elle offre une petite serviette

    1. Kay says

      de rien!

  41. Amelia says

    Wow that’s informative! I’m a sg expat here and all I do is just to buy from my mt gym instead of hunting. Kudos!

    1. Kay says

      Hi! Glad it’s helpful for you. 🙂

  42. Mirko says

    Hi Kay,

    may it´s possible to create an custom-made boxing glove?
    I like to have an unique glove.
    It would be gorgeous to choose the size, colour, design, branding of an personal identity.

    Thank you very much for your superb article!

    Kind regards!

    Mirko

    1. Kay says

      Hi Mirko, it is possible to create custom-made gloves if you make mass order. If only one or two, you can try muay thai factory. there is also small possibility at Action Zone or Raja but will take months. You can email and ask them. Thank you for your support!

  43. Harold says

    Hi Kay,

    Is it true that Super Export Shop sells the most brands from different suppliers? If I want to buy Windy boxing glove for example. Any idea which store provide the best price? Is that Super Export Shop or Copa Sport? Thank you.

    1. Kay says

      Hi Harold,
      Copa has a wider selection of Windy products. I can’t comment on prices but prices should be about the same at both shops. Super Export Shop is a good place to go as they have a wide selection of brands. Hope that helps.

      1. Harold says

        Hi Kay,

        Thank you for answering my question. Is this correct what I am saying, at Super Export Shop you should not walk empty handed. And at the other shops that rather a question. True? Any recommendation for hand wraps? Thank you.

        1. Kay says

          Copa has other brands besides Windy, such as Fairtex and twins. You can also try next door at Action Zone for fairtex and twins. Hand wraps you can try top king brand

  44. Harold says

    Hi Kay,

    Let me put it this way. The best visited first is Super Export Shop when I am at Bangkok for the first time. Right? Very much appreciated .

    1. Kay says

      Definitely. It’s a candy shop. 🙂

  45. Sean Camp says

    Hi Kay, my name’s Sean. I’ve been studying Muay Thai now for about 20 years. Just wanted to say Thank you very much for the guidance on the Muay Thai Shops and where to buy gear. I first read your article about a year ago, July 2018 because I was planning a trip in November of 2018. When I did go in November I stopped by the Super Export Shop and I have to say you were right…if you only have time to stop at one shop…this is the one to go to. I found basically everything I wanted. They have an amazing selection of top brand names like Twins, Top King, Yokkao, Faitex, etc. I traveled there with a large duffle bag wrapped up in my checked bag and opened it when I arrived and made my trip to Super Export Shop. The Road that I led to the shop didn’t even look like a road that you’d find a store on, but of course I did find it and went in. The Staff was VERY helpful. The store was very well organized. They even had a few sales and specials running that I was able to take advantage of. Great place. I bought a full range of gear from gloves to trunks, focus pads, shin guards, even ankle supports and a mongkol. The prices were very reasonable especially if you compare them to what I would’ve paid for the same gear in the USA. Thanks for the help. Very well put together article.

    1. Kay says

      That’s great to know! I’m glad the article helped you on your trip.

  46. James says

    Hi Kay,
    I am fr Vietnam and i have been reading this article (n blog) for 2 yrs, and now collect lots of shorts from these stores. Thanks for the informative guide.
    I am now trying to add to my collection some local Thai event shorts ie. Thai Fight, all kind of Fight Night at all levels etc… Because my trainers often wear them and students wear Fairtex, Twins…. Vietnam to Thailand is a very short trip then what i am looking for now is something authentic Muay Thai.

    1. Kay says

      Hi James,

      You can buy MX Muay Xtreme shorts at the event. Other events are more difficult, usually given to the fighters only. I believe you can also buy Channel 7 Stadium shorts at the venue. Good luck!

  47. Fabrizio says

    Hi guys,
    I’ll be in Bangkok for 2 weeks in October and I would like know where I can buy a fighter robe and where I can customize it with my team logo .
    Does anyone know where i can do all this stuff?
    Thanks
    Fabrizio 😁

  48. Shara says

    Hi Kay! Thank you for this detailed information!

    I’m looking for Fairtex gloves and considering to buy at Super Export Shop or Action Zone. Do you know whether or not they accept debit/credit card payments? Is the price fixed or negotibale? Thank you

    1. Kay says

      Check email

  49. Harold says

    Hi Kay,

    I traveled last month to Bangkok for some muay thai gear shopping. This is what I have experience.

    Boonsport
    The classic velcro glove are sold for 2000bht and the the plain black retro shorts for 500bht. Unfortunately no discount. I got only a free shirt. There hand wraps are made from bad quality. And not worth buying. When the velcro stick on the fabric of hand wrap. It will tear loose the fabric of the hand wrap.

    Super Export Shop
    Nice store with a wide variety of muay thai gear. Bought a lot of muay gear. Not everything is on stock. Unfortunately no great discount. I got only discount on the bag glove.

    Action Zone
    Bought some hand wraps premium and namman muay oil. Hand wrap are value for money. Also unfortunately got a small discount on totally purchase.

    Please do not hesitate if you have questions about my muay thai gear shopping comment.

    Thanks,

    Harold

    1. Kay says

      Hi Harold,

      Thank you for sharing our experience and keeping us updated. I have yet to visit Boon this year but share the same experience for the other two stores. I updated this article last month. Kee La Pun (located beside Action Zone and Copa) has the best prices right now (as of early 2020).

      Kay

  50. Anthony says

    Do you know any place that sells Hayabusa gear?

    1. Kay says

      Hi Anthony, if you mean in Bangkok, I have not come across any Hayabusa gear before. You will find mainly made-in-Thailand gear in Thailand.

      1. husnain says

        Hi kay thanks for your useful information.

  51. Emir Hamza says

    That is some really nice information regarding muay thai gear.

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