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BEST PUNCHING MITTS FOR MMA

mma punching mitt reviews

Punching mitts are an essential piece of equipment when training for MMA, Karate or just regular boxing practice.

They allow you to still use your full force when striking but won’t injure your training partner in the process. Most of them have really good padding which reduces the stress put on the wrist when striking and they are also very inexpensive too. 

 

So let’s take a look at a handful of what we feel are some of the best punching mitts for MMA and other Martial Arts as well

Cheerwing PU Leather MMA Mitt

High quality yet cheap mitts for MMA training

Editor
4.4/5
Users
4.3/5

Quality

Price

Rating5.0

Protection

Rating4.5

This is a great mitt which can be used for both punching and kicking. It is very popular for people training for MMA, Karate, kick boxing and Muay Thai.

  • Made of high-quality durable PU leather material
  • High potency foam padding
  • Ergonomic Curved Punching Mitts

These punching mitts are made from a very high quality PU leather material so will withstand hours of impact. They have an ergonomic design with thick foam padding which helps to protect the wrist of your training partner. Due to their pre-curved concave design, the punching mitts offer you a superior striking surface.

 

What really impressed us about these punching mitts was the quality of manufacture. Even though they are fairly inexpensive as compared to other mitts, they do not feel cheap. They are certainly made from quality synthetic materials and are hand stitched on sides which ensures a proper stitching. For the price, these really can’t be beat.

PROS

CONS

  • Hand sewn edges
  • Durable ultra-lightweight PU leather that is easy to clean
  • Fairly inexpensive compared to other punching mitts on the market

  • Can feel lightweight

Sanabul Essential Curved MMA Punching Mitts

Standard black punching mitts

Editor
4.4/5
Users
4.3/5

Quality

Price

Rating4.0

Design

Rating4.5

These mitts by Sanabul Essential have a hand shaped mould so they naturally fit the hand for better comfort and protection. They are very lightweight which means they are easier to use and reduce fatigue. 

  • Hand moulded to fit the natural curvature of your hands
  • Made with Performance Engineered Leather 
  • Santec Ultra Light Foam

They are made from high quality leather which means they will last a long time and also very easy to clean after use. The back of the mitts have a mesh material allowing the hand to breathe and to reduce sweating. However what we really like about the Sanabul punching mitts is that they are fit for both small or big hands. The mitts include a half ball palm grip as well as a hook and loop strap to ensure a really snug fit. In fact after numerous training sessions, never once did we hear any of our review team complain about losing grip, and trust me, they all had some really intense training sessions. 

As with all punchng mitts, make sure they air out properly after use if they get sweaty otherwise you might have them get a rancid smell for their next use

PROS

CONS

  • Fits nicely for both small and large sized hands
  • Designed to hold up for expert strikers
  • Extremely light  – mitts together only weigh about 1 lb

  • Pretty plain coloring in all Black

RDX MMA focus mitts

Quality Maya Hide punching mitts

Editor
4.4/5
Users
4.3/5

Quality

Rating5.0

Price

Rating4.0

Protection

Rating5.0

The RDX Hook & Jab Pads are ideal not just for boxing but for MMA and kick boxing too. They are constructed from both Cow hide and Maya hide leather, which means they are super durable and will withstand a lot of training sessions.

  • EVA-LUTION FOAM, Shell-Shock gel and Tri-Slab padding
  • RDX EZ-Grip Technology
  • Durable Maya Hide leather

RDX is known to manufacture some of the best punching mitts on the market, and these particular ones are advertised as being the most shock absorbing mitts you can buy. Wearing them is also comfortable as you can get a very good grip due to the domed palm pad and it also has a breathable inner lining. RDX mitts feature the exclusive Ez-Grip Technology, which basically creates traction within the pad for a better grip and you can certainly feel that extra grip. 

 

What we really love about these RDX punching mitts is their durability and protection factor (and that’s why they get a 5 STAR rating from us!). They are constructed from quality Maya Hide, ensuring that the focus pads are tough and durable. They also provide some of the best protection on the market, and will easily withstand some of the heaviest hitters in the Dojo. The key to the protection is the RDX Tri-Slab padding, coupled with EVA-LUTION FOAM and  Shell-Shock gel, basically ensuring any force is dissipated through the inner gels. 

PROS

CONS

  • Super durable and will last months
  • Exceptional quality and protection
  • Awesome quality for the price you pay

  • No wrist strap