Quick review of some boxing gloves I’ve been using lately – Fightlab “Flo” muay Thai gloves.
I’ve been training in these for around 5 months now and I’m pretty impressed. Whenever I try a new pair of gloves I guess I’m (subconsciously) comparing them to Twins or maybe Yokkao to see how they measure up against the “top tier” brands – and the Fightlab “Flo” gloves fair pretty well.
First off, the facts – made in Thailand with 100% genuine leather- a pretty standard protocol when you’re talking about muay Thai gear. Thailand brands are almost always of superior quality when compared to gear from any other nation.
But what struck me initially when I first put the gloves on was the strength of the Velcro on the wrist and the firmness of the wrap. This is something I usually associate with good quality gloves.
With regards to design, the Fightlab Flos are almost identical to the Twins except they feel a little less bulky. Less protective? Maybe, maybe not. I have 16oz in both and I can’t say I’ve had any problems with either.
The Flo design comes in a large range of colours including a Thai flag design which you can view on the Fightlab catalogue.
My only real complaint in terms of design is that the colour has started to peel off on the thumb a little which is something I’ve never really noticed with the Twins. I also haven’t tested these in the Thailand climate yet but they’re fairing pretty well in the freezing Irish weather!
Other than that, the fit is good – they’re comfortable and seem to have good protection.
Overall – having great fun using these and would definitely recommend grabbing yourself a pair. With the prices of muay Thai gear soaring at the moment you should find the Fightlab prices refreshingly low, while maintaining a high quality product.Follow MuayThaiScholar