10 Best Boxing Gloves For Heavy Bag

Finding the right pair of boxing gloves seems simple, however, there are many different styles of gloves, and not all of them are designed to be used in the same way!

A lot of beginners, in particular, won’t be aware of the key differences between sparring gloves, boxing gloves, and bag mitts, and this can lead to several issues.

Not having access to the right gloves can reduce the effectiveness of your training, as there are many key differences between these styles of gloves, from the material, design, weight, size, and support they offer, all of which can have a massive impact on your ability to train effectively.

Boxing is a sport of fine margins, and if you start training with the wrong equipment these fine margins can quickly be turned into a huge issue as bad habits and poor technique become ingrained into your patterns and combinations.

Training correctly from the beginning and learning the correct technique at the start is very important, as undoing bad habits is far more difficult than learning the right techniques from the start.

Using proper gloves designed for heavy bag use is a key part of this, as they are designed to provide you with the right amount of support without inhibiting your hand speed and movement.

Punching the heavy bag puts a lot of strain on your hands and wrists, and without a decent pair of bag mitts, you will potentially hurt yourself, which is why ensuring you have the right pair of gloves is absolutely essential.

In this guide we’re going to look at 10 of the best heavy bag gloves and mitts currently available, looking at some of the best brands as well as identifying some key pros and cons and details about each pair of gloves to ensure you know exactly what you’re getting.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the gloves and what they have to offer!

OUR TOP PICK

MaxxMMA Neoprene Washable Heavy Bag Gloves - Boxing Punching Training (Neon Yellow, L/XL)

These specially designed heavy bag gloves from MaxxMMA are a great place to start and come with a range of excellent features.

They are designed specifically for heavy bag usage, meaning they offer much more protection for your hands without needing to offer protection to the person you’re punching, as it’s just a heavy bag instead of a sparring partner.

The neoprene material works well and is tough while the moisture-wicking interior lining is ideal for keeping you cool and allowing your hands to remain dry during even the toughest workouts.

The shape of the gloves is snug and secure, and the strap offers great security and stability.

The gloves come in a few sizes and a few different colors so you can get something that suits your taste.

Pros

  • Designed for Heavy Bag
  • Durable Neoprene outer
    Moisture-wicking liner
  • Good straps
  • Good shape

Cons

  • Exposed thumb
  • Lightweight
  • Lack of leather

EDITORS CHOICE

Meister Gel Armor Full-Grain Cowhide Leather Bag Mitts w/ Wrist Support - Black - Large/X-Large (16oz)

These bag mitts from Meister are a great and slightly more protective choice for people throwing heavy shots on the heavy bag and offer excellent protection, especially when using hand wraps.

The leather exterior is excellent and durable, while also offering a satisfying pop when throwing shots at pads, and the gel padding works very well to protect your hands and wrists from the worst of the force your punches subject them to, without reducing the feedback and power of your shots.

The wrist straps work very well and feel secure, and the perforations in the palm help to keep your hands cool while training hard.

The only caveat is that these gloves aren’t designed for use with hand wraps, so you may need to order a size up if using extensive wrapping to add further protection to your wrists and hands.

Pros

  • Excellent leather outer
  • Awesome gel padding
  • Good wrist strap
  • Nice perforations for moisture wicking

Cons

  • Not designed for use with wraps which is a shame, as heavy bags often require wraps to be used.

BEST VALUE

Hawk Boxing Gloves for Men & Women Training Pro Punching Heavy Bag Mitts MMA Muay Thai Sparring Kickboxing Gloves (White, 14 oz)

This offering from hawk is another specially designed bag mitt perfect for use with the heavy bag and offers great protection and some awesome features.

The first thing to note is that the gloves look awesome, particularly the flashy white design.

There is excellent support in place for the wrists and knuckles thanks to shock foam. There are also moisture-wicking perforations in the palm which is key to preventing sweat build-up.

There are various sizes available, from 8oz up to 16oz and the 5-year warranty is a very nice touch giving good peace of mind too.

Pros

  • Nice design and aesthetic
  • Good padding and protection
  • Good moisture management
  • Various sizes available
  • Double-stitched

Cons

  • Synthetic leather
  • Printing may come off after heavy use

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Leone 1947 Touch On Boxing Bag Gloves Black Black Size:Small

These bag gloves from LEONE are a very classic-looking no-frills set that are perfect for beginners and offer a lot of great features to get you started.

The fully enclosed well-padded glove offers good protection, the wrist straps work well and the stitching is solid and durable.

The materials aren’t as refined as leather but are made of durable PVC which should stand up well and offer good long-term protection.

There is a lack of palm perforations for moisture management, however.

Overall these are a very classic bag mitt with a simple, classic design that offers good performance without being too flashy.

Pros

  • Classic aesthetic
  • Good padding
  • Good hook and loop straps
  • Double-stitched

Cons

  • Poor moisture wicking

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Ringside Econo Bag Gloves (Large) , Black

Another classic simple design is the Ringside Econo bag gloves which are a very simple and durable set of gloves that offer excellent value for beginners.

These gloves use a slip-on design which is easy to use, and the fastener is an elastic wrist strap, however, there is no hook and loop velcro system which means the gloves aren’t as secure as some other designs.

The padding is firm and offers decent protection, while the synthetic leather is durable if a little simple compared to other real leather options.

Overall the basic features this glove offers are fine for beginners, and the double stitching offers good durability, however, this glove doesn’t come with some of the other features slightly more expensive options offer.

Pros

  • Nice understated aesthetic
  • Good padding
  • Double-stitched

Cons

  • Wrist support and strap is lacking security
  • No moisture-wicking or palm perforations
  • Synthetic leather

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Everlast Mixed Martial Arts Heavy Bag Gloves (L/XL)

Everlast is one of the most well-known and popular boxing brands and has a legacy that really needs no introduction, as they have equipped and outfitted some of the biggest names and gyms in the sport, including multiple world champions over their storied history.

If it’s good enough for them, their heavy bag gloves are probably good enough for you, however, they offer some nice features which we’ll take a look at to make sure.

The first thing to note is that the padding is superb and offers great protection for the knuckles and wrists as they use a closed-cell foam.

The Evercool mesh ventilation panels do an excellent job of keeping your hands cool and comfortable while they work, and the adjustable hook and loop wrist straps are easy to use, secure, and offer a nice fit for almost everyone who uses them.

They come in various sizes and the aesthetic is nice and understated.

Overall these are a superior choice and will work very well for their intended purpose of heavy bag use.

Pros

  • Very well known and celebrated brand
  • Quality closed cell padding
  • Good ventilation
  • Good straps
  • Secure
  • Durable

Cons

  • The only downside is the plastic exterior, which isn’t as durable or satisfying as leather.

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Title Boxing Speed-Trax Weighted Bag Gloves, Black/Red, Regular

For boxers who are looking to improve their strength and hand speed, weighted bag gloves can be an excellent training aid that offers something different while still providing all the protection and support bag gloves need to provide.

This offering from Title Boxing offers an excellent package to achieve this.

The infused foam padding delivers a comfortable fit and excellent protection, while the leather covers work well to provide a satisfying and durable exterior.

The hook and loop wrist strap is secure and works well while offering an excellent fit, and the openings for wrist weights are variable and well-positioned here to add weight without putting strain on the hands themselves.

The air vents and perforated palms allow for good moisture management and wicking which is critical especially when using weighted gloves, so this is a great touch.

Overall these are a superb pair of bag gloves for those who want to increase the challenge and add overload to their training.

Pros

  • Nice leather outer
  • Durable
  • Good strap system
  • Weight holders well located
  • Decent moisture management

Cons

  • Not everyone wants the extra weight and padding of the weight compartments

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Title Boxing Pro Leather Speed Bag Gloves 3.0, Black, Large

Another offering from title boxing, these leather speed bags, and heavy bag mitts are a much more inexpensive and accessible option for people on a budget or beginners.

These gloves offer some excellent features, with a nice leather outer, double stitching for durability, and a classic aesthetic, as well as good foam padding for the hands.

The main downside is that the gloves don’t use a hook and loop strap, and use a more basic elastic fixed strap which doesn’t provide the same fit and security. It does however make the gloves easier to put on quickly.

Overall these are a solid starter glove that is great for beginners and comes in a few different sizes to ensure you get a pair which are comfortable and secure.

Pros

  • Classic aesthetic
  • Double-stitched
  • Good leather outers
  • Very durable
  • Good padding

Cons

  • Basic elastic strapping system with no hook loop design

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Ringside Gel Shock Boxing Super Bag Gloves, Black, Large

If you’re looking for maximum padding and protection, this offering from Ringside is just what you’re after.

These awesome bag gloves come with some excellent features, including 2 and a half inches of IMF padding with a further 1/8th of an inch of gel padding for absolutely excellent protection for people who really love battering the heavy bag.

The leather exterior is quality and durable, while the synthetic mesh palm offers excellent moisture wicking and ventilation.

The hook and loop strap system is superb and offers great security and fit while being easy to use, and the lining is water-resistant meaning it won’t be damaged by long sweaty sessions.

Overall these are a quality option that meets all the requirements of serious boxers who have long sessions on the bag, and they offer great value considering the extensive feature list, as well as the classic aesthetic.

Pros

  • Leather outer
    Durable
    Good ventilation
    Good strapping system
    Great padding

Cons

  • Perhaps a little heavy and dense for beginners or younger boxers

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RDX Boxing Gloves, Pro Training Sparring, Maya Hide Leather, Muay Thai MMA Kickboxing, Men Women Adult, Heavy Punching Bag Focus Mitts Pads Workout, Ventilated Palm, Multi Layered, 8 10 12 14 16 Oz

Finally, we have these sparring gloves from RDX boxing, for people who want something that offers a little more padding or more versatility.

These gloves offer a great hook and loop strapping system, great aesthetics, and nice padding to provide a solid all-around glove for various uses in training.

There is decent ventilation and the only letdown is the faux leather which isn’t as durable and satisfying as true leather.

Pros

  • Good strap system
  • Good padding
  • Versatile
  • Nice aesthetic

Cons

  • Faux leather
  • Not dedicated bag mitts like the other designs in this list

Final Thoughts

10 Best Boxing Gloves For Heavy Bag

Finding a quality pair of bag mitts for use on the heavy bag can be very difficult, if only due to the sheer number of great options available to all ability levels and price points.

Ideally, you should look for a good strap system, quality padding, and ventilation for a long-lasting and protective glove that will protect you well and help you to train hard and fast; however , there are many options available so weigh up your needs and budget to decide what's best for you.

Max Goodfrey