To help you make the right choice we provide you with an advice for each glove. This advice can be found in the product description. We make a distinction between three skill levels:
- Beginner to amateur
- Amateur to advanced
- Advanced to fighter
Bag gloves are specially designed for training on a boxing bag, punching bag or boxing pole. It's becoming more common every day: punching bag training. Of course you can also use boxing gloves on the punching bag, but there are a number of advantages that make it worth considering to purchase a pair of bag gloves.
The difference between a bag glove and a boxing glove is mainly in the weight, the padding and the way the thumb is shaped. A bag glove often has a flatter padding, which means less pressure on the wrists. In addition, they are smaller compared to boxing gloves and less heavy so you can train explosively. Bag gloves have also been developed in such a way that they generally last longer on the punching bag than boxing gloves. This does dependent on the quality of the bag glove and boxing glove.
With the punching bag gloves we see two different models. Punching bag gloves with open thumb and punching bag gloves with closed thumb. The advantage of a punching bag glove with an open thumb is that you can easily hold a fist while training. The disadvantage of this is that it is more prone to injury, because the thumb is not protected. Are you a beginner? Then we advise you to look at a model with a closed thumb.
For the advanced athletes and fighters among us: when you train with bag gloves on a punching bag instead of boxing gloves, it's easier to feel your technique and correct it where necessary. Your boxing gloves will also last longer when you are not using them on the punching bag.