Cleto Reyes Boxing Gloves Review – Quality Ones on the Market

Cleto Reyes is very well known MMA, boxing company and always produces very quality boxing gloves. I have been using one of them and I am more than satisfied with my boxing training. In this Cleto Reyes Boxing Gloves review, you will find the most popular pairs on the market, also their features and sizing information for your hand. Also, I update this site more than regularly so if a good quality product releases, you can find on here.

let’s start with the best all around pair…

Cleto Reyes Hook & Loop Training Gloves

Ideal for All Training Types

Protection Rating: 9.8 / 10.0

Training Quality Rating: 10.0 / 10.0Cleto Reyes Boxing Gloves Review

Durability: 9.5 / 10

Quality / Price Ratio Rating: 9.0 / 10.0

Best Place to buy: Amazon

Unique Pros

  • Has all safety features for hand and wrist
  • Delivers the punching impact well ( best in this department )
  • Provides excellent heavy bag training performance
  • Ideal for all training types ( focus mitt, sparring, heavy bag )
  • Lasts around 3 years

These gloves have excellent wrist protection. It is very important to protect your wrists while you are punching the heavy bag furiously. Because most serious injuries happen in wrists and many boxing gloves don’t have this feature. Cleto Reyes has produced lots of boxing gloves with wrist safety and many famous names have worn them including Marcos Maidana, Manny Pacquiao, Juan Manuel Marquez and Kelly Pavlik. Any of them don’t have serious hand injuries in their careers. Are Cleto Reyes boxing gloves the only reason behind it? Hell no, but obviously these gloves helped their hands to stay healthy.


Do you need the Best Leather?

I have witnessed that three cheap vinyl gloves can’t last long as only one pair with quality leather. If I get cheap vinyl one, I know that it won’t last long or lose its padding quality very soon. Due to losing its padding quality, you start experiencing low quality punching experience after couple of months. Personally, the leather is second most important feature after the protection and it shows its quality sooner or later. Also Cleto Reyes always produces gloves with best quality leather. This is why Cleto Reyes Training Gloves last around 3 years and give same good quality training performance.



It is little bit tighter than most of other gloves and I had the same experience. There is a sizing chart below which you can use for choosing training or sparring gloves. However if you can’t decide whether you should get 12 or 14 oz then I recommend you to get 14 oz. Same thing applies for all sizes. In that way you make sure that it fits right. Also if you think of doing sparring too, then get at least 14 oz. Because most gyms will not allow you to spar less than 14 oz.

training boxing gloves sizing chart

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Excellent Training Performance

It will give the best heavy bag session and only other pair which can match its quality is Winning Boxing Gloves. Also, thanks to its premium amazing leather it will be durable in long sparring sessions as well. It is truly the best boxing gloves in this area. There are some other pairs in this price range but none of them can give the quality of this pair, especially punching bag sessions. I have used eight gloves so far and Cleto Training Gloves are my all time favorite. I have used it around 3 years and it gave the same training quality until its leather started to wear off. So you can expect to get same quality training experience around 2-3 years.

Do you Feel the “Handmade” ?

When you wear a pair, sometimes you just feel right and Cleto Reyes always gets this kind of feedback. When I wear it, I exactly felt in this way, too.


It is a rather Personal Choice but…

The design, colors are personal choices and I am not a guy who looks for the design of the gloves. But I have to say this, I love the design of Cleto. Also my all time favorite food is burritos, maybe Mexican style just suits me 😉 Anyway check out the sleek design of the pair below and see if it is for you or not.


Cleto Reyes Fit Cuff Training Gloves:

Cleto Reyes Fit Cuff Training Gloves are the same with previous model. However it wraps your wrists more and the first pair is already tight. I have not used this one however it has some complaints about being extra tight. It is also all around training pair.


Cleto Reyes Extra Padding Training Gloves

Cleto Reyes Extra Padding Training Gloves ReviewProtection Rating: 9.8 / 10.0

Sparring Training Quality Rating: 10.0 / 10.0

Durability: 9.3 / 10

Quality / Price Ratio Rating: 9.1 / 10.0

Unique Pros

  • Have all safety features
  • Provides excellent sparring training performance
  • Best sparring gloves
  • Last around 3 years


  • Long break in period time
  • Do not have the padding quality for heavy bag


This pair is Perfect for Sparring – Is it also Good for Heavy Bag?

This pair has the same features of training gloves. Their leather, lining, wrist protection have same quality. manny pacquiao with cleto reyes boxing glovesAs you may understand from the name, it has extra padding and it is more ideal for sparring. I say more because Cleto Reyes Training Gloves can be used just good as this one for sparring. However if you will have sparring a lot, I mean A LOT, then I suggest both you and your partner to get Cleto Reyes Extra Padding Training Gloves. Even though the training gloves don’t hurt you much, it still hurts. So, getting extra padding pair will make you to have more painless time when you do sparring.

However, when you do heavy bag training with it, it would not give any good training performance. Because extra padding delivers less impact to heavy bag. When you train with punching bag, you probably think like “am I really hitting the bag”. Even though I have not used Cleto Reyes Extra Padding, I have used gloves with extra padding and I exactly felt as I described. With that, if you consider doing lots of sparring training, Cleto Reyes Extra Padding is more suitable than the training gloves.

You can chose both gloves according to sizing chart below.

training sparring boxing gloves sizing chart


Which one is More Suitable for YOU?

Cleto Reyes is one of the best boxing glove brands and produces its products with serious research and care. These gloves are the best rated on the market and I used the Cleto Reyes Training Gloves quite some time and it gave the most QUALITY training experience which I have ever had. Also, you can do every training type with it. If these are appealing to you, then get your Cleto Reyes Training Gloves on amazon. However if you are looking for doing lots of sparring training sessions, you will love using Cleto Reyes Extra Padding. These pairs also have excellent ratings on boxing forums. I hope you enjoyed Cleto Reyes Boxing Gloves reviews and if you have any questions or personal experiences related to these pairs, please leave a comment below.


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24 thoughts on “Cleto Reyes Boxing Gloves Review – Quality Ones on the Market”

  1. These gloves look great. I’m a kickboxing instructor and i know how important it is to have good quality gloves and i am really liking the selection you got here!

  2. Hey, Furkan looks like a good pair of gloves!

    It’s crucial to have a quality pair gloves and you have reviewed every aspect of the Cleto Reyes Boxing gloves.

    Thanks for helping people decide to buy only the best boxing materials

    You are so onto it! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing and have a good day! 😀

    1. Having a quality pair makes the whole difference and having Cleto Reyes training gloves even make more difference 😉 You are welcome Anis

  3. Good I found your articles, I’ve been looking for a Gloves to buy for my kids… what do you suggest in terms of brand, quality etc what suggestion would you have for 7 year and 11 year old kids my two Champs…?

  4. Hi Furkan, great review on these gloves, especially the training ones. I’ll definitely consider them if i’m looking to buy a new pair of gloves! Thanks Sean

  5. This site is awesome. Ironically, I just purchased a heavy bag for my kids for Christmas and I had no idea what or how to look for the appropriate gloves for them. Your site just gave me all the information that I needed. Thank you so much!

    1. You are welcome, Cleto Reyes training gloves are excellent for punching bag training and will give the best training performance.

  6. another excellent post!! Looks like these gloves the way to go. I see that a lot of hard work went into this post as well. I hope you enjoyed writing it as much as everyone likes to read it,

  7. Hi Furkan, amazing review again =) I have encountered the brand as it is the most favored gloves by our Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao. With the legendary Pacquiao favoring it, it must be one of the, or probably the best. This is also my brand of choice and I am looking forward to getting a pair in the future =) Great one here.

    1. Hi man thank you and I am happy to see you here again, well he uses this brand a lot boxing headgear gloves.. you name it. He is my favorite boxer as well 🙂
      Also I am sure, you will love training with them 🙂

    1. Hi you can certainly use Cleto Reyes Training gloves while training with heavy bag and let me tell you that it would be huge upgrade if you have not used Cleto Reyes before.

  8. Thank you for the review, Furkan!

    We actually have these at my local gym that we use when we get on the bag. Definitely all around great quality product and your description and review matches my insight on them.

    There are no safer gloves if you ask me, as far as protecting the wrist.

    Thanks for the post,

    1. Hi Cody, Cleto Reyes is my all-time favorite boxing gloves and it looks like it will be the same place for a long time. I used 3 pairs after that and none of them come even close to the quality or the safety of it. I also love using Cleto Reyes on punching bag too. And you are welcome

  9. I am going to join a kickboxing club soon. I want to make sure I have a quality pair of gloves. should a beginner Still get a quality pair? Or is vinyl ok for a beginner? Great info thanks

    1. I highly suggest anyone go with quality gloves which have great wrist support because many beginners seem to “learn” more about techniques and actually they are generally prone to injuries. However vinyl is ok for a beginner. Of course, leather will last way more and has less defects but still if your budget does not allow for leather ones you can go with vinyl gloves. Just make sure that glove has good safety and training performance qualities.

  10. These gloves may seem costly to amateurs but I’m right there with you as far as you get what you pay for. It is similar to work boots. I have a $25 pair and a $175 pair. The cost to value ratio is still 5x better on the more expensive pair.

    I would definitely recommend that true amateurs get the pair with extra padding. I’m sure you concur, as hitting a heavy bag wrong can cause damage to the wrists. This will help alleviate that.

    1. It actually works the same. I also have experiences some gloves which are quite cheap. These don’t provide any good training or durability. Yes, I tried a lot of affordable gloves lol.

      Extra padding offers more protection but that pair does not really provide the same punching experience as the Cleto Reyes Training Gloves. The padding distribution of it is a little bit different. It is mostly padded at the upper side and I really don’t know how that affects punching but I am sure that it reduces the impact when you punch.

  11. These gloves have excellent wrist protection. It is very important to protect your wrists because we so many active things with them on the daily. I have witnessed that three cheap vinyl gloves can’t last long as only one pair with mega hold gel and a nice finger wave. When you wear a pair, sometimes you just feel right and Cleto Reyes is one of the best co workers i had ever worked with.

    1. The wrist is the most common area which I get injured so I really could not agree more.

      I tried only one vinyl glove and yeah 3 or 4 vinyl pairs can last as one pair. Well, the gel is not preferred a lot but I know that many sparring gloves have it. But using them with a bag may not be a good idea. Because it doesn’t move a lot and after a lot of bag sessions, this can harden with time.

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