Summary : A class act at a great price
The Twins Special muay Thai gloves are a common sight in almost every gym, not only in Thailand, but across the world. They are also a common sight in my gym bag, I must have owned about 5 pairs already. Here’s why…
Firstly, Twins are one of the most trusted muay Thai brands out there, with a rich history of providing quality muay Thai products to Thai boxers all over the world.
Secondly, Twins Special muay Thai gloves are a great quality, all-round product.
They are very comfortable, tight-fitting gloves which allows the wearer to form a natural fist when punching.
They provide good protection in all areas of the hand. I have had particularly painful hands in the past, but I’ve never had any issues with the thumb section or knuckle sections in the Twins. The wrist protection on these gloves is also excellent; the velcro fastening strap is very strong. There really shouldn’t be any issues with the wrist bending in an unwanted direction when punching. I should note that I always go for 14-16oz gloves to get the most protection for my hands.
In terms of durability, they perform “OK”. There is durability in Thailand terms and durability everywhere else terms, in my opinion.
In Thailand terms, they’re pretty poor. The end of the fingers is always the first part of the glove to give way for me, my fingers poke through the end of the glove after about 3-4 weeks. Next, the leather begins to peel away from the inner material and will start flicking into people’s faces in sparring. After 6 months I usually bite the bullet and buy myself a new pair. Most gloves react like this in Thailand due to the humidity, so it’s no biggie.
In terms of training in less humid climates, I’ve never had a major problem and the gloves will usually survive for a few years, maybe more.
As you can see, the emphasis is placed on quality in the Twins Special muay Thai gloves, rather than a flashy design. This comes down to personal taste. The good thing about this though, is that they are a lot less pricey than most other gloves with a more elaborate pattern, which suits me down to the ground.
Overall, the Twins Special muay Thai gloves are a class act at a great price.