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6 Best Boxing Gloves for Women

There are a lot of different types of women’s boxing gloves on the market as boxing is quite popular among females. And obviously, some are just superior, more protective.

As some of you know, I had trained my female clients over three years and observed how they perform with different gloves during bag workouts, mitts and sparring… In addition to this, I also did thorough research on forums and came up with six best boxing gloves for women.

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Women’s Boxing Gloves List (Best of)

Venum Elite Boxing Gloves


Best Women's Boxing GlovesExclusive Features

  • Triple foam
  • Excellent protection
  • Smooth inner lining
  • Perfect for mitts and bag workouts
  • Popular among women

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Alright, this one performs really well, has a reasonable price tag and these are the main reasons why it is at the top of this list.

On top of that, it is the most popular gloves which are preferred by my female clients.

This glove is made of synthetic sturdy leather and mitts, punching bags will not cause major defects anytime soon. Skyntex leather is also good at absorbing the initial shock and dissipates the shock more. So the shock, which is delivered to the padding, will be less and this improves the glove’s overall durability.

This glove is also handmade and the contours are suitable for hand’s anatomical structure.

Considering that it has triple foam and excellent wrist support for protection this is the best female boxing gloves for bag workouts and all-around training. Also, the air channels are strategically placed, provide constant airflow so there is no surprise that the company is the best when it comes to comfort.

Every quality of this glove (durability, padding, protection)is really good and this pair also has an excellent price tag.

It has a lot of different color selections and unique design. I am sure you can see something you like on here.

Ringside Women’s IMF


Exclusive Features

  • Ringside IMF Model for Women
  • Superb Injected Foam
  • More Padding
  • Many Sizes and Good Fitting Rates
  • Wicks Sweat Fast
  • Decent Price

This one is quite similar to classic Ringside IMF Boxing Gloves however Ringside Women’s IMF has some different qualities and additions as well.

First of all, the foam is injected and it is quite durable, absorbs the shock at a fast rate. This extends the durability of leather by absorbing the shock more. It is protective and these boxing gloves have an attached thumb to protect your sparring partner and it provides your thumb to stay in place.

This training pair can be used for sparring and can be a great choice for regular boxing sessions.

These qualities are the qualities of Ringside IMF however Women’s IMF Tech has an exclusive feature that provides additional protection. This is the vinyl overlay and it adds reinforcement to the inner part and thumbs so when you punch the impact, which you feel, will be less.

Mesh is quite good at getting rid of sweat and the glove will not get heavier at a fast rate. It also provides a surface which water can actually evaporate. So it does not only help the weight stay the same but it also keeps your hands fresh during long drills. Considering the comfort qualities I can say that this glove is ideal for females who spend a long time in a boxing gym.

As a final note, the price is actually good for the performance.

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Cleto Reyes Hook and Loop Training Gloves


alternative good boxing gloves for womenExclusive Features

  • Puncher’s gloves
  • Incredibly protective padding
  • Ergonomic design
  • Looks really amazing
  • Lots of color selections

If you look for punching power and amazing training performance during drills then look no further.

Cleto Reyes is also really protective as well. The padding is shaped according to your knuckles and hand’s structure. In addition to that, the wrist support feels natural and it provides anatomical fit. Thus you feel natural while doing any boxing punches.

So you might ask why Cleto Reyes, which is the most quality one in this list, is at the third spot. Well, the reason is the price and not everyone can afford it. However, if you have the cash, definitely check out Cleto Reyes.

Considering the speed and good protection this glove is perfect for pads and heavy bag workouts.

Hayabusa T3


Exclusive Features

  • Four layers of padding
  • Excellent wrist support (Dual Closure)
  • Premium quality leather
  • Suitable for sparring, all-around training

Cons

  • The quality-price ratio might be better

This glove has a lot of unique and amazing qualities. Leather is handmade and it is tear-resistant. This glove fits perfectly as it is made according to the anatomical structure of your hand so punching with Hayabusa T3 feels natural.

Fabric is premium and many people give feedback like it is the best glove for getting rid of moisture and fabric is the most important factor for it.

This glove’s wrist wrap is quite large and wraps your wrists really tight. When you wear these gloves these will feel like lace-up gloves.

Padding consists of four layers. Each one absorbs the shock differently and this provides better protection from the impacts. These absorb the shock from different angles so it effectively absorbs and dissipates the shock. These also distribute the shock evenly so your wrists, knuckles will be protected more and have fewer bruises. Thanks to this Hayabusa T3 is best female boxing gloves for bag work and sparring.

As you can see, high tech is used for this glove and it has many awesome color selections like purple and pink.

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Title Gel Suspense Training Gloves


Exclusive Features

  • Good training gloves
  • Excellent palm and wrist protection
  • Decent durability
  • Ergonomic Design

This glove provides extra safety with gel-infused foam. It is injected into the wrist and strategic places, areas which people tend to have injuries. These compartments are wrist and palm. Also, the wrist wrap is longer and larger than usual. It feels really secure and helps your wrist and knuckles align.

The injected gel provides you to have a better fit as it can fill the compartments without any restrictions thus this glove can provide an amazing fit. This glove is bulky and the knuckle area is bigger than the other boxing gloves however Title uses classic foam for this glove so it is light for its size.

The nylon liner is quite soft and does not irritate your fingers even while you are punching the bag hard. It also gets rid of excess moisture which helps to improve the training performance of long sessions as it will stay light thanks to the liner.

Lastly full-grain leather is quite sturdy and tear-resistant. It basically gets fewer defects than other leather types and when you combine it with Title’s dense padding the durability becomes superb.

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Hayabusa S4


good boxing gloves for female beginnersExclusive Features

  • Suitable for mitts, bag, sparring
  • Comfortable grip bar
  • Small sizes
  • Includes hand wraps!
  • Amazing Price!

This glove is made of PU leather and it withstands the impacts just fine. It is not the most durable material out there for sure. However, it gets B for the durability and it will not get soft spots around a year which is pretty decent for a pair of boxing gloves in this price range. And as you know this may diminish the benefits of the sessions.

This glove uses a single split design which is classic and works for many boxing gloves. So it is a safe choice and it provides your hand and wrist align without any restriction of movement.

The grip bar is pre-curved and it provides an anatomical fit. This tends to improve comfort while making a fist.

The velcro strap is bigger than usual and this part is a bit tapered. You can adjust the velcro according to your wrist and thanks to that your wrists will be quite secure with Hayabusa S4. Also, the inner lining is soft enough however nylon is not quite durable as the other materials but it is still alright and will not stretch over a year.

Hayabusa S4 is good boxing gloves for female beginners. In addition to this, it is a bargain! Keep in mind that you also get a pair of good quality hand wraps.

What to Look for in Women’s Boxing Gloves


Padding: Padding tends to be quite dense in female boxing gloves as these offer more shock absorption which helps women to have better bone, skin health. These are quite important as a lot of women’s boxing classes last really long as many of them attend the classes so they can have fit, healthier bodies. So padding needs to be superb as it needs to withstand constant abuse during these long boxing sessions.

Also, I noticed a specific padding distribution in women’s gloves. The foam is more at the upper compartment and the tip of the gloves. So shock absorption is more with these gloves and this provides more protection during sparring.

Comfort: Air channels and inner lining are the most important qualities for comfort. Obviously, I have not practiced with most of the boxing gloves above however I chose these female gloves according to women’s experiences in boxing gyms and their reviews on forums. The lining of these gloves is good at wicking moisture and some of them also let sweat to escape so the glove will not get heavier at a fast rate. This is especially good if you train long hours.

Also, you can spar with some of the gloves above and if it is suitable for it, you don’t need to take off gloves and wear a new one.

Leather: The leather quality depends on several factors like how it is made, how durable it is etc. So you need to look for specific reviews and material types. For example, cowhide tends to be sturdier and better for bag workouts. And you will generally spend less time to break in synthetic leather boxing gloves. Shortly, each one has own advantages and disadvantages.

Protection: Obviously, this one is the most important quality to evaluate. After all, you will be throwing countless punches, learn various punching combinations and spar so the protection should be superb.

Let’s start with one of the most common problems among females which is wrist pain. The wrist closure should wrap your wrist tightly and it should not let your wrist move whether you are defending or punching.

If it is not solid and stretches while punching then this is a problem. Not only you can hurt your hand but loose wrist support is not comfortable at all and lowers your punch accuracy.

Also the padding quantity and quality matter a lot. If the padding distribution is not good for protecting knuckles and it is not concentrated at the upper compartment, the tip of your fingers then repetitive punching can hurt your bones and your skin may have deformation. Also, quantity needs to be decent so it can actually absorb the impact and generally female boxing gloves above have a good amount of padding.

And most importantly padding should absorb the impact quite well without moving too much so your hands get the best protection possible.

Best Size Boxing Gloves for Ladies


The size depends on your hand size.

These sizes (10, 12, 14, 16 oz.) depend on the brand. According to the specifications, you can choose your own and don’t forget that a brand’s 14 oz. might be another brand’s 12 oz. Also, don’t forget to look at fitting reviews and ratings.

And if you have small hands there are brands which include sizes for you and many of them include 10 oz. boxing gloves for women who have small hands.

Final Thoughts


All of the gloves above can be used for all training types including pads.

You can have amazing sessions with these best boxing gloves for women and these will also protect your hands well during these workouts.

However one of them shines the most.

Venum Elite is not only used by many of my trainees but it also has a good reputation in the boxing community as well. It is well padded and the leather is sturdy enough to last for years. Whether you are a beginner or a more seasoned boxer I recommend you to have a look at this glove on here.

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Reader Comments

  1. Boxing is definitely an interesting fitness route for women – I can imagine it’d feel good letting loose on a punching bag!
    I have a bad back though – a history of herniated discs and my chiropractor says to keep exercising pretty low impact. I know that applies to running/jumping type exercise, but do you know if boxing would be a high impact activity affecting the lower lumbar area?
    Thanks.

    1. It is trending among women in last decade and it is very fast. I understand your health situation.I really don’t recommend sparring and jumping ropes. These can make an impact ANY area and especially lower lumbar are. But other than that you can do other trainings like punching bag or shadowboxing

  2. I guess Everlast is just good at branding that most people associate them with boxing gloves.
    The boxing gloves can get expensive if you choose the wrong gloves and then it falls apart on you so I would tend to buy ones that are leather and are better in quality in the first place. The Venum Elite Boxing gloves seems pretty good. Thanks for suggesting them.

    1. Leather is the most important feature for durability of boxing gloves,You are absolutely right, it can get expensive pretty soon if people don’t make the right choice. good boxing training with Venum:)

  3. These are very good tips for choosing boxing gloves which I think will be very helpful to lady boxing enthusiasts. Boxing is one of the best fitness regimens that women can get into. It’s not only effective but fun too.

    1. You are welcome Sandra, boxing gloves depend on which training you are doing. Also I have been writing a guideline for it I will post in a few days.

  4. Thank you for this article. I remember requesting it on a previous comment. I actually tried out the Everlast gloves a couple of weeks ago but I wasn’t convinced on purchasing it. They didn’t feel good. This article cleared things up for me on what I should be looking for.

  5. I love the pink ones but which ones would you recommend for beginners? I am in the process of gathering my fitness gadgets so i don’t know much about the fabric and brands. Very useful article. Keep up the good work i really like your stuff.

  6. Who knew top models were into boxing as well! Thanks for sharing Furkan. I was always into Zumba to shake the stress away but I could give boxing a try for a change. Very useful post!

  7. I love the Venom Elite boxing gloves, I love the look of them and that they will last. I can see myself setting up my bag in my garage, and using it several times a week 🙂 Do you know if there are any training videos available? I would love to get started!

  8. Omigosh, pink gloves! Love it! I’m not a boxer, but I do take turbo kickboxing classes at the gym. :p I had never thought about the different brands and qualities of boxing gloves. If I ever do get into boxing seriously, I will definitely consult your site. Thanks for the info, Furkan!

    1. That is nice you do some sort kind of boxing 😉 There are lots of brands and types of gloves. If you do, definitely let me know I will be happy to help you.

  9. oh shucks!
    Love the details, I always wondered what was the difference between male and female boxing gloves. My daughter does Taekwondo and she has expressed some interest in boxing, she’s very young, might change her mind when she’s ready.

    Thanks for the article, enjoyed it much!

    1. There are some little differences 😉 and some pairs are actually preferred much more by females. That is nice that she will start training and I am sure this pair will give her quality training.

  10. Boxing gloves certainly have come a long way since they are now also available for ladies – that’s great!

    I love that they are made of leather, because natural fabrics ‘breathe’ better than synthetics.

    I also like the added benefit of losing weight, as well as getting fit.

    1. As you said Eril it has amazing benefits for women. And I am sure you will have amazing training sessions either of these. And when I first saw boxing gloves for women long time ago I was really surprised as well.

  11. Boxing is one of my favorite sports simply because it works every part of your body; and a good pair of boxing gloves can help you work out harder.I really enjoyed reading this post and learning about the different types gloves. Definitely something I will be purchasing in the future.

    1. Well it is my favorite and I seriously love heavy bag training 😉
      I have bad pairs and good pairs… It truly makes a real difference. Some bad ones can even jeopardize your health. And good ones make you train better and harder.
      You are welcome anytime.

  12. Hey,
    I love this article and I think it is important that women know what gloves fit best, especially when just getting started with it. I have done kickboxing for years and think it is a great way to keep fit and let out some anger if you have any 😉 I love the pink gloves!! and can see a lot of women wanting to buy those.
    Great Job

    1. It is really important and quality pairs will give you incredible training sessions 😉 I have seen lots of women in my boxing gym prefer Cleto Reyes and I am sure many people will also love it too.
      I am also glad that you care about training.

    1. You are welcome and I have not found one either. I only found one and that post basically says what women boxers use and then decided to write about it. And I am glad that you found it informative.

  13. There is not enough information about this subject on the web. You explain it in an easy way to understand. To be honest the few times I tried boxing I did not pay attention to the quality of the gloves. Luckily you’ve given some good advice for next time.

    1. I actually could not find anything about it so I figured that I should write about it 😉
      I am really glad that you liked it Dira. And I know that it is really hard to start boxing training, do heavy bag, sparring, focus mitt training etc. It sounds hard, but when you get used to it, you will always want to train. Well at least I feel that way 😉

      1. Thanks Furkan. I’m still looking for gloves but you are right I need to double check which type of exercise I would like to do and which gloves are more appropriate for that exercise.

        1. You are welcome Dira,
          You definitely need right boxing gloves for your training. If you want to ask anything more you can just leave a comment again.

  14. I really like the idea of boxing as a fitness routine. Previously, I had done a routine with quite a bit of kickboxing type movements, however, now I have knee osteoarthritis and find that the pain I experience afterwards makes it less enjoyable. It appears that boxing would be easier on my knees but I don’t know much about it. Do you think it would be a good choice for me given my knee condition?

    1. I actually suggest that you do boxing. Because it puts very little tension on joints which includes knee joints. For your condition boxing training is really suitable.

  15. I love mix martial arts, I have to do something fun to keep this mother of three looking like I’m 25…yes indeed. I can tell you that finding a glove that makes me feel bad ass is difficult. I’m loving the Everlast Women’s Pro Style gloves though. This one I will try for sure…will let you know how I like it.

    1. That is really nice that you love martial arts. The bag will swing just more with these gloves and you can feel bad ass 😉
      That would be great and you can let me know how it goes with Everlast in this post or any other.

  16. I have always been interested in taking a boxing class, kickboxing to be exact. Having the perfect boxing gloves never crossed my mind thank you for all the information you provided!

  17. Thanks for this information. I am actually looking into starting boxing and this gives me heads up on what type of gloves I should get.

    I know that the Venum Elite boxing gloves don’t have quality as good as Cleto Reyes. So as a beginner, should I stick with Venum Elite since I’m just starting out?

    1. Exactly the difference between Venum and Cleto is similar to the difference between Ferrari and Renault lol : )
      I also suggest Cleto to more advanced boxers since it has less palm protection and when you start punching faster you need to know what you are doing so you don’t have any hand injury. Also, Venum Elite’s cost efficiency is quite high as well.

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