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5 Best Focus Mitts Reviews

I really love focus mitts training because it is a really good place for practicing punching skills, footwork and we don’t have any pressure like in sparring. With that there are top notch quality punch mitts which can make you and mitt holder’s life a lot easier.

These also will not cause any harm to your health and will provide good training performance at the same time. Punch mitts on this list provide all of these and so much more.

Let’s start with best focus mitts’ review…


1. Ringside Heritage Panther

Ringside Heritage Panther Review


  • 100% genuine leather
  • 2.5” quality padding
  • Excellent wrist support for mitt holder
  • Good stitching
  • Quality air regulation and get rids of moisture
  • Last 3+ years


  • Best quality mitts yet does not have good quality/price

Heritage Focus Mitts has everything you need. Its 2″ padding absorbs shock quite well and distributes it. This increases the durability and after you punch or strike heavily, the mitt holder will be relatively relaxed 😉 These are really cool and amazing features however focus mitts are nothing without their stitching quality and this one’s stitches will hold even after the padding loses its quality.

These all make its durability simply the best on the market. You can expect to use it more than 3 years.

Its size is average and its weight is 15 oz. And hold of it gets amazing reviews and when you consider that everyone’s hand has different size and shape, it has great design for holding and won’t slip at all. It will provide smooth and good training session.

Also its genuine leather won’t have rough edges which happen with synthetic leather very soon. In this way it won’t cause any cuts.

Ringside Heritage Panther is truly the most quality mitts on the market and Heritage series always gives top notch quality. Heritage series has also incredible boxing gloves and that pair has amazing qualities as well.

If you are interested, then check out these amazing focus mitts on amazon.


2. Fairtex Contoured Focus Punch Pad Mitts

Fairtex Contoured Focus Punch Pad Mitts ReviewPros

  • 100% genuine leather
  • Shock absorbing foam
  • Handmade
  • Protective finger department
  • Good stitching
  • Excellent air regulation
  • Amazing quality price ratio

Fairtex always produces products which have great thermal regulation including their boxing gloves. This is handmade and you can expect a short break in period.

Its padding absorbs the impact of punches incredibly well and also won’t move much as other padding types. And if a handmade product ,which is made in Thailand by a trustworthy company, then you can assume that it has the most quality air regulating features.

Fairtex also has good stitching and comfortable hold.

These are the reasons why lots of boxing and martial arts gyms use it during long training sessions. So is Fairtex for you? Well its price is almost half of Heritage (first and best mitts on this list) It provides good overall quality and its durability is also very close to durability of Heritage. This one even has better air circulation features.

If you are looking for a very quality product with amazing quality price ratio, you should go with Fairtex Contoured.


3. RDX Cowhide Leather

RDX Cowhide Leather ReviewPros

  • 100% genuine leather
  • Shock absorbing foam
  • Layers of quality padding
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good thermal regulation

RDX uses layers of padding technology for its boxing gloves too and this tech just works well. Even though RDX Cowhide is bulkier than other punch mitts, it has great air channels and trainer’s hand will be relaxed. And thanks to layers of padding, delivered impact will be minimized.

This British company became really popular lately and the most important reason is that their products always provide good quality. Also these have affordable prices. And RDX Cowhide is no exception.

It is also velcro and provides a good fit. It will be stable during the session.


4. TITLE Platinum Punch Mitts Pair

TITLE Platinum Punch Mitts Pair Review


  • 100% genuine leather
  • Incredible design
  • Gets amazing feedback
  • 3″ quality padding
  • Comfortable for trainer


  • Slightly heavier

Have you watched “Southpaw”? It is an incredible boxing movie and the main actor Jake Gyllenhaal trained for his role with Cleto Reyes Training Gloves and Title Punch Mitts. It is bulkier and its padding is 3″. So comparing to other products on this list it is slightly heavier. I personally have not used Title, however it always gets amazing training performance reviews from buyers and trainers in gyms. It is actually quite popular and you can see it in lots of boxing and martial arts gyms.

I also have seen that many people train with these in Thailand too. Title Platinum has genuine leather and classic curved design.

Let’s not forget that trainer’s hand will be comfortable with moisture wicking features.


Let’s continue with quality and very affordable product…

5. Pro Impact Curved Focus Mitts

ProsBest affordable punch mitts

  • 100% genuine leather
  • Quality shock absorbing padding
  • Good thermal regulation
  • Sturdy
  • Has more padding than “regular” mitts
  • Best quality price ratio

If you are looking for a product which has incredibly cheap price and good quality, then Pro Impact Curved can be your training equipment. It provides so much for its price. It has genuine leather and lots of shock absorbing padding. This one also has good thermal regulation features.

If I were to choose mitts ,which can do the job, with an incredibly affordable price then I would definitely buy Pro Impact Curved. You can use it around 2 years and I honestly don’t think that you can get more value for your money.


Let’s wrap it up

Best Focus Mitts Review

These are all best focus mitts on the market and Ringside Heritage is the most quality one among them. Its leather quality is amazing and “hold” of it always gets amazing feedback and ratings. It will also LAST more than any other focus mitts on the market. And let’s not forget that it has very good padding quality and thanks to that you will have same quality training experience for a very long time. I am sure that you will LOVE training with Heritage.

Focus mitts are amazing tools for improving punching skills and when you do uppercut, hook etc. you will face some resistance and it is the only place which you can implement ALL of these techniques against resistance. It has so many other great benefits as well and in my opinion if you do boxing or other martial arts ,which includes strikes, then you should definitely spend a lot of time with punch mitts. If you have any questions, please have a comment below.


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Reader Comments

  1. If I’ve said it one I’ve said it a thousand times. You have to pay more to get good quality products and services. Same goes for the Ringside Heritage. It’s a shame that you’re probably paying too much more though for a quality product here. I was hoping for better from Amazon like I usually see.

    With these mitts lasting more than 3 years, how often would I generally be using this? How often a week or a month?

    1. Well you are absolutely right. Some quality products only cost you initially more and Ringside Heritage is definitely one of them.
      Prices change all the time but I generally see good prices on amazon as well.
      As for your question, it depends on your training routine but in my opinion you should do at least once in a week.

  2. I like how all of them are made out of 100% genuine leather. You have made a great review on these 5 best focus mitts.

    Now when I have learned so much about them, I can choose which one will be the best for me.


    1. Hi Dario,
      I am glad you liked the post, and whichever you choose you will be pleased however I know that you will be more pleased with Ringside Heritage 😉
      It just can take constant punishment a lot longer than others.

  3. The Ringside Heritage looks good but I like the RDX better since it seems more comfortable. Still I am honestly not sure which to choose. Which one would you recommend for beginners?

    1. Whether you are a beginner or advanced, Ringside Heritage is just better and provides much more durability. I can easily say that it can last 2 times more than RDX.

  4. Great post! I personally don’t train for any fighting based sports but my friend owns a MMA gym and is looking for new mitts which I said I would help him do a bit of research for. I’ll definitely be sending him this post.

    1. That is really nice these focus mitts can be really good for his gym. I have seen than some of these focus mitts are used in commercial boxing gyms. I am sure these can take constant punishment for years.

  5. You’ve offered some great insight here. I really never thought about considering how rough that synthetic leather can get. I know it’s true because it’s definitely torn me up a couple times using the mitts at our local gym.

    Since I’m in the market for some new ones I’ll definitely be checking back in here to make a final decision. I know it can mean a lot for hand health and strike training when you have the right mitts.

    Thanks for the advice and quality information.

    1. Hi Dalton, Man synthetic leather can even jeopardize your health in future and genuine leather punch mitts are little expensive however mitts on this list definitely compensate the price difference.

  6. Nice overall review. I never really thought about how important focus mitts were until my coach explained how hard it can be on the body to hold for people regularly. I am just glad I am the one usually punching them instead of holding them. I do know that Trevor’s favorite focus mitts come from fairtex. He has bad wrist and they have very good give to them.

    1. Man if I am in boxing gym 4 times then I probably hold the mitts at least for 3 people and I know what you mean quite well.

      Man if he is using Fairtex Contoured for his real sessions then it is also good enough for us. However just make sure that it is not a product advertisement.

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