Everlast Striking Training MMA Gloves Review
Originally founded in 1910, Everlast have been a big name in the boxing world for many years. They’re now one of the most widely known USA boxing brands, with gear lines for boxing, mixed martial arts, and fitness related sporting goods.
Like every brand Everlast offer multiple colour options with their handwraps, for the 180” wraps they have black, blue, pink, red, white and yellow. I’ve been trying out the black variants, so some of the details might be different on the other colours.
As with all handwraps aesthetics isn’t the highest priority – they’re going to spend 90% of the time inside the gloves out of sight – but Everlast have added a few touches to these that I quite like. The thumb loop on the black variants is picked out in yellow, matching the classic black and yellow Everlast colour scheme, and an everlast logo stitched on so it sits on the back of the wrist when they’re fully wrapped.
In my opinion they look as good as any handwraps can, and the flash of yellow makes them stand out whilst remaining understated.
Traditional handwraps are normally made of cotton, like the Fairtex ones we’ve reviewed a few months ago, but Everlast have chosen to use a polyester/nylon blend, which provides a good stretch as you wrap as well as being breathable to keep your hands fresh as you train.
As an interesting feature they have treated the handwraps with Everfresh anti-microbial treatment, which is supposed to help stop the growth of bacteria and so keep the wraps from smelling after use.
I’ve found these to be great wraps to use. They’re long enough to suit several styles of wrapping (I’ve used them with added padding on the knuckles and just on their own) and they have a decent amount of stretch in them to allow you to get a really tight wrap. The standard thumb loop and velcro closure mean that they’re very simple to use.
Whilst I have found them to be a very comfortable pair of wraps to use, I have to say that the anti-microbial treatment isn’t spectacular – they’re just as bad as other handwraps I’ve used, and no treatment is subsitite for regular washing!
Everlast sell these handwraps for $9.99, about £7.50, on their website, which in my opinion makes them very good value for money. They’re ideal for anyone who needs a fresh pair of handwraps, particularly beginners due to their low price.
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+ Great Value
– Anti-microbial treatment doesn’t work very well