Ring to Cage C-17 Japanese Style Boxing Gloves Review

Ring to Cage is one of the most trustworthy boxing companies out there. Other than Ring to Cage Boxing gloves I sparred with one of Ring to Cage headgears and carried my boxing gears with Ring to Cage boxing gym bag. I am actually a really HUGE fan of this company. With that, Ring to Cage C-17 is vastly popular however what are the reasons for that and does it truly deserve this popularity? Below you can find the answers to these questions, everything you need to know about this pair and also sizing information as well.


Ring to Cage Japanese-Style Training Boxing Gloves 2.0 Review

Ring to Cage Japanese-Style Training Boxing Gloves 2.0 ReviewProtection Rating: 9.8 / 10.0

Training Quality Rating: 9.7 / 10.0

Durability: 9.6 / 10.0

Quality / Price Rating: 9.8 / 10.0

Aesthetics: 10.0 /10.0

Company: Ring to Cage

Best Place to Buy: Amazon

Exclusive Features

  • Very quality and sturdy genuine leather
  • Good padding quality
  • Hand compartment is a bit tighter than usual
  • Suitable for every training type (heavy bag, double end bag…)
  • A myriad of cool design and color selections (more than 40!)
  • Really good quality-price ratio

Firstly I want to talk about the past of Ring to Cage C-17. Unlike other companies, Ring to Cage did not stop changing main things (padding, design etc.) of the pair. Trust me on this, it actually requires a lot of hard work, research, and investment. This is why you always see that the other companies do only minor changes. When I consider all of the things, which Ring to Cage did for this pair, I can easily give Ring to Cage A+ for hard work.

Padding: It has “more balanced padding” distribution. It has also some padding at the upper side, however, it is not much. Many people actually compare padding quality of Ring to Cage to Winning! Well, I only used Ring to Cage for a month and I can easily say that I almost felt the same during punching bag sessions. There are even some people say that Ring to Cage copied Winning. The company certainly took an idea but I would not call it as “copying”. With that, I did not use it until it is useless. However, based on many forum members’ experiences, I can say that it does not start softening after 3 years! So it is fair to say that the durability certainly is more than fine.

Also, the foam is 1.5″ and absorbs the shock quite well. You can also block your sparring partner with the upper side of your glove and don’t feel much soreness after the session. Because it has some padding at the upper side however it is not much so when you punch it does not lower your punching power. According to me, this is the most important reason why many people prefer Ring to Cage’s this model for their boxing training sessions. Because, thanks to the design, you simply have better training sessions with it.

Safety: The wrist part is actually one of the most improved parts of Ring to Cage C-17. It is actually smaller and a bit taller than the old part. This change actually improves wrist safety a lot and stabilizes your wrist more. So you can use it without any issues during long heavy bag sessions.

It is suitable for every training type and according to sizing information below, you can choose Ring to Cage C-17.

Youth 8-12 oz.
101-150 LBS. 12-14 oz.
151-175 LBS. 14-16 oz.
Over 175 LBS. 16-18 oz.

Durability: Alright, if you read above you know that the padding can take a beating over 3 years. With that, high-grade cowhide can actually take a beating a lot more. So you can train more than three years with this pair. After that, the padding starts having some defects like softening etc.

Comfort (my experiences): I used this pair around a month and the meshes provide enough air so I never felt extra discomfort. The lining is thicker than the old version and can wick more moisture so it does not only provide you more comfort but it also extends the durability. The inner part is definitely softer than many other gloves and I can easily give B+ for the comfort.

Color Selections and Design: Alright this is the coolest pair which I have ever seen. It has seriously many color and design selections. I am sure that you will be amazed by them. These include Mexican-Style, lavender. It has even metallic blue and marine green colors! If you are interested, you can see all designs of Ring to Cage C-17 on Amazon.


Do You Really Get What You Pay for?

So far so good right? Actually, it gets better. There is no wonder why Ring to Cage C-17 made many best lists including mine. With that, the price tag of Ring to Cage is actually half of the other really quality pairs. I know very well that it has the best quality ratio among really quality boxing gloves and you can use it for all training types. If these are appealing to you, I highly suggest you have a look at Ring to Cage C-17. Also, it is definitely one of the most popular boxing gloves on the market.


Props to Ring to Cage!

If you have ever read one of my writing on my site, I generally write some bad things, improvements etc. about the companies and I rarely say that I completely trust this company. However, I completely trust Ring to Cage. Because I know that they work really hard and I also know that the company can spend a lot of money on everything (research, materials, design etc.). I know the first model of this pair and it truly came from a long way and it is not overpriced. Before I finish my writing, I just want to thank Ring to Cage for making boxing enthusiasts like me really happy and please keep up the good work so we can train with good quality boxing equipment 😉 Also, please keep in mind that I run an independent site so you can be sure that I am %100 honest about everything.

I really hope that you enjoyed reading my review and if you have any further questions, you can leave your comment below.

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15 thoughts on “Ring to Cage C-17 Japanese Style Boxing Gloves Review”

  1. Great review on the gloves!

    I have been thinking about hitting the heavy bag for some cardio post workout but will be needing a pair of gloves. Would it be worth while to spend the money for these if I’m just using them for this reason or would I be better of saving the money and getting something a little cheaper.

    1. Man, these are just perfect punching bags and has top-notch leather. Quality gloves for heavy bag also have the same price tag. Also if you decide to do other boxing training (pad work, sparring etc.) in future, you can just train with Ring to Cage c-17.

  2. I agree that Ring to Cage is an excellent company that has some of the best quality gear. I have been purchasing it for several years, now. What I like about Ring to Cage is they do use real leather and not some PU leather. Other leather will fall apart quickly!

    I have been buying their gear for years. Usually get it from a local shop. But, I never thought of getting it from Amazon. However, from your experience do you believe it’s real authentic Ring to Cage gear. I just don’t want to pay for some cheap “knock-off”.

  3. I’ve recently started boxing and bought a set of gloves from another one of your posts, I found them exactly how you described them! I am now looking into other gloves due to a change of fighting background and these are pretty much the ideal fit.

    1. It is good man, and you can be sure that Ring to Cage will provide you a better training performance and as you know, this pair is actually preferred a lot more by people who have trained boxing before.

  4. How many different style boxing gloves are there? These one are Japanese made right? Have you used them before? I would think that they are still heavier weight that UFC gloves. Or are they the same? Get back to me, as I’m interested in this type of thing and always want to know more information!

    1. Yes, boxing gloves are way heavier and different than UFC gloves. You can have a look at this article and see how many gloves are there. I gathered them in one place and you can find learn all about different boxing gloves style.

  5. I have a teammate who has a pair of these glove, has nothing but good things to say about them too. I will have to try them out to see how I like them. He has mentioned that they are sturdy for wrist protection, and that is one of his favorite things about these gloves. Are you a professional fighter?

    1. These gloves basically don’t have any downsides and this is why he has only good experiences with them. The wrist closure is particularly tight and the leather around it is quite rough and so the wrist closure provides enough wrist support for anyone. No but I am a huge fan and even trained a couple of people so far and I really don’t remember when I missed a training session ; )

  6. I have always been a big fan of boxing, heavy weight boxing. I’m not very familiar with MMA boxing gear so I learned a lot about the difference in the equipment between boxing and MMA gear. I just recently got a membership with 9-rounds gym so this site actually helped me in deciding what gloves to buy. There are so many products to choose from. Is there a glove that is better fitted for women?

    1. The heavyweight division is quite competitive and it is really fun to watch. I live in Asia so I did not know your gym I hope you will like going there. C-17 can be used by women as well since it has enough padding at the upper side and as long as you lace the glove tight, you are good to go.

  7. My wife and I used to do boxing workouts every week. However, I stopped due to pain on my wrist after a few sessions. I’m not sure what was the cause but probably not enough gloves support on my wrist. I’m glad to see that this glove has improved support on the wrist as a safety feature. This will encourage people like me to continue knowing that the gloves will help minimize wrist injury. Thanks for the comprehensive review.

    1. Man, you can just trust Ring to Cage about it. It is firm and has a quite solid wrist closure. So I can easily suggest anyone, who has wrist issues, train with this glove. So you can continue training and punch the heavy bag with an ease of mind. So you can go hard as you can knowing that your wrist is safe.

  8. Wow. Three years is a long time to be using a specific piece of sports equipment. It is well worth the money to buy higher quality gloves that may last longer.

    1. Exactly, this is why C-17 deserves every penny. The gloves, which have similar price tags, last way shorter than this one. Also, the leather and the padding quality is close to Winning however, there is a huge difference. You don’t need to break the bank for it ; ) In my opinion, anyone, who takes boxing seriously, should give this pair a shot.

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