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What size boxing gloves should I get
HOE KIES IK DE JUISTE MAAT KICBOKS HANDSCHOENEN?
Begrijpelijk, want ounces zijn geen alledaagse maten! Om het nog ingewikkelder te maken, zijn er bovendien verschillende manieren waarop je je kickbokshandschoenen kunt kiezen. Hieronder vind je alle informatie die je nodig hebt om de juiste keuze te maken.
HOE KIES IK DE JUISTE MAAT KICBOKS HANDSCHOENEN?
Begrijpelijk, want ounces zijn geen alledaagse maten! Om het nog ingewikkelder te maken, zijn er bovendien verschillende manieren waarop je je kickbokshandschoenen kunt kiezen. Hieronder vind je alle informatie die je nodig hebt om de juiste keuze te maken.
UNDERSTANDING BOXING GLOVE WEIGHT
Boxing gloves are measured in weight, usually indicated in ounces (OZ). The number of ounces represents the weight of each glove. It also signifies the amount of padding between your hand and your opponent or the punching bag.

For instance, a 10 oz glove might have a smaller hand size compared to a 16 oz glove. However, the 16 oz glove offers more padding, making it heavier. This extra padding not only provides added protection for your sparring partner but also increases the intensity of your training.
WHAT WEIGHT ARE BOXING GLOVES
Boxing gloves are typically available in various weights, ranging from 8 ounces to 20 ounces or more. Below, you will find the weight of boxing gloves in ounces (oz) and their approximate equivalent in kilograms (kg). Keep in mind that these are approximate conversions, and actual weights can vary slightly between different brands and models of boxing gloves. Always refer to the specific product details and recommendations provided by the manufacturer.
 
  • 8 oz: Approximately 0.23 kg

  • 10 oz: Approximately 0.28 kg

  • 12 oz: Approximately 0.34 kg

  • 14 oz: Approximately 0.40 kg

  • 16 oz: Approximately 0.45 kg

  • 18 oz: Approximately 0.51 kg

  • 20 oz: Approximately 0.57 kg

STEP 2 : ALIGN WITH YOUR TRAINING GOALS
If sparring is on the horizon, it's advisable to opt for a 14 or 16 oz boxing glove. These gloves offer greater padding, ensuring a safer experience for your sparring partner. Keep in mind that due to the added padding, these gloves will be slightly heavier, intensifying your training sessions.

For those looking to take their training up a notch, even during heavy bag sessions, choosing a slightly heavier glove can be beneficial. The increased weight leads to quicker fatigue, helping to enhance your endurance and strength faster than with a lighter 10 oz glove. Many competitive fighters incorporate heavier gloves into their drills as part of their match preparation.
  • Lighter Gloves (8-12 oz): Ideal for speed and agility training, as they allow for quick movements. However, these are not recommended for heavy bag workouts or sparring, as they offer less padding.
  • Medium Weight Gloves (14-16 oz): Versatile and suitable for various training types, including bag work, mitt training, and sparring. They provide a good balance of speed and protection.
  • Heavier Gloves (18 oz and above): Primarily used for intense bag work and building strength. These gloves offer maximum protection but may feel slower due to the added weight.
     
When choosing the weight of your boxing gloves, consider your training routine and personal comfort. If you're uncertain, opting for a 14 or 16-ounce pair is a good starting point for all-around training. Always prioritize safety and consult with your coach or a boxing expert for personalized advice. 
REMEMBER : PERSONALIZATION IS KEY
Always assess your unique body type and individual training objectives. For instance, if you weigh 50 kg and are 155 cm tall, starting with a 12 oz glove might be a better option than immediately jumping to the 14 or 16 oz.

Your body weight and training goals play pivotal roles in determining the ideal glove size. If you're engaging in heavy bag training or similar activities, it's advisable to select gloves based on your body weight. This ensures an appropriate balance between protection and intensity. For sparring or if you're looking to intensify your training, considering both body weight and training goals becomes essential. Opting for heavier gloves, like 14 or 16 oz, provides added padding for both your hands and your sparring partner, contributing to a safer and more impactful training session. It's all about striking the right balance to enhance your performance, protect yourself, and get the most out of your boxing training. Always refer to size charts provided by manufacturers for precise recommendations based on your weight and training preferences.
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BOXING GLOVE SIZING GUIDE | CHART

Body Weight  30 - 45 kg

​Kids

  • Standard Size: 08 OZ

  • Note: We do not recommend sizing up if under the age of 12.

  • Body Length Exceptions:

    • +150 CM: Standard size 10 OZ

    • -140 CM: Standard size 08 OZ

Body Weight 55 - 70 kg

  • Men

    • Standard Size: 12 OZ

    • For enhanced training, choose 14 - 16 OZ gloves.

    • Body Length Exceptions:

      • +175 CM: Standard size 14 OZ

      • -160 CM: Standard size 10 OZ
         

  • Women

    • Standard Size: 12 OZ

    • For enhanced training, choose 14 OZ gloves.

    • Body Length Exceptions:

      • +175 CM: Standard size 14 OZ

      • -160 CM: Standard size 10 OZ

Body Weight 85 kg+

  • Men

    • Standard Size: 16 OZ

    • For enhanced training, choose 18 OZ gloves.

    • Body Length Exceptions:

      • +195 CM: Standard size 18 OZ

      • -180 CM: Standard size 14 OZ
         

  • Women

    • Standard Size: 16 OZ

    • For enhanced training, choose 18 OZ gloves.

    • Body Length Exceptions:

      • +195 CM: Standard size 18 OZ

      • -180 CM: Standard size 14 OZ

Body Weight 45 - 55 kg

  • Men

    • Standard Size: 10 OZ

    • For enhanced training, choose 12 - 14 OZ gloves.

    • Body Length Exceptions:

      • +160 CM: Standard size 12 OZ

      • -150 CM: Standard size 08 OZ
         

  • Women

    • Standard Size: 10 OZ

    • For enhanced training, choose 12 OZ gloves.

    • Body Length Exceptions:

      • +160 CM: Standard size 12 OZ

      • -150 CM: Standard size 08 OZ

Body Weight 70 - 85 kg

  • Men

    • Standard Size: 14 OZ

    • For enhanced training, choose 16 - 18 OZ gloves.

    • Body Length Exceptions:

      • +185 CM: Standard size 16 OZ

      • -170 CM: Standard size 12 OZ
         

  • Women

    • Standard Size: 14 OZ

    • For enhanced training, choose 16 OZ gloves.

    • Body Length Exceptions:

      • +185 CM: Standard size 16 OZ

      • -170 CM: Standard size 12 OZ

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