We all want to get the best product available for the money right? Well, I certainly do and when it comes to fight gear, I research thoroughly and get an amazing product. Because well MMA gears are not really cheap and there are many overpriced and low-quality MMA gloves on the market, however, there are also really good quality ones which have affordable prices. In this writing, I will walk you through all about quality and cheap MMA gloves on the market. I picked these from experiences of people on forums, authoritative figures. I also have my own experiences about one of these and you can also find it and at the end of the content, there is the sizing information.
1. Hayabusa Ikusa
Training Quality Rating: 9.2 / 10.0
Durability: 9.0 / 10.0
Quality / Price Rating: 9.3 / 10.0
Best Place to Buy: Amazon
- Quality leather
- Good wrist support
- Suitable for ALL training types
- Premium quality pair with incredible price
- Handmade and fits well
Hayabusa Ikusa is on many best of lists and I also have experiences with this affordable pair. The padding quality is outstanding and you simply can’t find any better padding than it within this price range.
It comes as one size on Amazon, however, you can adjust wrist closure and it will be a good fit. I looked at many fitting rates including Amazon and it is quite good. The wrist part is a bit tight and stabilizes your wrist well during the workout. It is also suitable for EVERY training type including heavy bag and focus mitt training.
Hayabusa Ikusa is handmade and as you may know handmade pairs are actually made for hand’s curves and obviously, this increases the fitting rate and also improves the training performance especially sparring performance.
In my opinion, you get way more than you pay for and it lasts around 2 years. Seriously if I am on a budget and want to get premium quality, I will get Hayabusa Ikusa.
2. RDX MMA Gloves Grappling Martial Arts
Training Quality Rating: 8.7 / 10.0
Durability: 8.4 / 10.0
Quality / Price Rating: 9.4 / 10.0
- Maya Hide leather
- Good wrist support
- Wicks moisture well
- Lasts 1-2 years
- One of the most popular MMA gloves
- Very good fit
RDX does not overprice MMA gloves and this one is made of sturdy leather and according to my researches on various MMA forums, people generally use RDX MMA gloves for bag work. The inner part of finger department is not bulky and it will surely give freedom for your fingers. As you can guess, this makes RDX really suitable option for sparring.
Please note that no matter what companies say, normally pairs, which are in this price range, are not suitable for sparring. Because the padding does not have quality and the companies use more padding for finger department and thanks to the padding quality, RDX is on this list.
The moisture wicking features also get good feedback on Amazon (I only looked at verified purchase reviews) and a myriad of people seem to have “comfortable” sessions with it.
You can train with RDX MMA Gloves around 1-2 years and the price quality ratio is just amazing. As a side note, it is truly one of the most popular pairs on the market. I constantly see it in local and commercial gyms.
3. Combat Sports Pro Style MMA
Training Quality Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
Durability: 8.1 / 10.0
Quality / Price Rating: 9.9 / 10.0
- Good design
- 0.75″ padding
- Suitable for all training types
- Provides freedom for your fingers
- Cheapest pair which has decent quality
It has a bit more padding and it is 0.75″. If you are interested doing bag work and punch mitt training with a really affordable pair, Combat Sports Pro Style is what you are looking for. The padding quality is decent and cover material also gives you one year of solid training sessions.
My Experiences: I sparred with this pair and finger mobility is quite good. I give 8 out of 10 for sparring and 8.5 for punching bag training. Even though the padding quantity is a bit more than usual, it does not move a lot. I also prefer that the padding of MMA gloves does not move much. According to my experiences, after a certain point, it can just ruin the padding memory. So thanks to the padding’s quality, you won’t have this problem. There is no wonder why it is used a lot for heavy bag sessions. The padding is just ideal for it.
I actually don’t remember how comfortable it is and I read only a few bad feedbacks about it and people generally give good feedback for it. So considering that these are online reviews, you can easily assume that your hands will be comfortable during your workout.
Durability: You can get good training sessions around a year but after that, you can expect that the cover material will have some defects and this will also affect the padding durability badly. However considering the price, having one-year solid training sessions sounds incredible.
Important Note: All the pairs on this list can be chosen according to sizing information below.
Size: S Wrist (A) less than 6.25″ Knuckles (B) less than 4″
Size: M Wrist (A) 6.25″ – 7.00″ Knuckles (B) less than 4.5″
Size: L Wrist (A) 7.00″- 7.75″ Knuckles (B) less than 5″
Size: XL Wrist (A) 7.75″ – 8.5″ Knuckles (B) less than 5.5″
How did I pick these pairs? The first criterion is always safety for me. If a pair does not provide good safety, it won’t be on my site, period. With that, secondly I checked a myriad of reviews and also have experiences with some of these pairs and according to these, I picked 3 quality pairs which will give you good training performance. These also have above average fitting rates as well.
These quality and cheap MMA gloves on this list get very high ratings from everywhere and have very cheap prices. I actually have direct and indirect experiences with all of these. So, I can easily say that either one of these will do the job just fine. However, Hayabusa Ikusa’s cover material, padding and grappling qualities are superior and it is fair to say that this pair is one of the most quality MMA gloves on the market. If you are interested, definitely have a look at the price on Amazon. If you have any questions or experiences about other good quality and affordable pairs, please let me know in the comment section 😉