Twins Muay Thai Gloves

Twins Special Muay Thai Gloves Review

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…

Review Overview

Comfort
Protection
Design
Longevity
Price

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Summary : A class act at a great price

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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.

Twins Special Muay Thai Gloves

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.

 

 

About Aaron Jahn

Aaron is an active muay Thai fighter and coach from the UK. He holds a BSc (hons) degree in Strength & Conditioning and is currently studying a Sports Therapy Master's degree in Leeds, UK. Aaron has fought over 20 times in Thailand and has spent years training at different muay Thai camps all over the country.

4 comments

  1. i have always experienced the-leather-peeled-from-the-inside with nearly all of my pairs i bought (i bought classical twins and top king 12oz) and i thought its bec of me since im on the heavy side (100+ kg)! but after you mentioned abt that durability problem as well i would wanna know your opinion on which best pairs should i go for specially when working on sandbags and pads!
    keep up reviewing our gear, we really needed that from a fighter POV not from a marketing team’s lol
    cheers!

  2. Yeah I guess that is the downside of being a heavy hitter – gloves don’t last long haha. To be honest, I’ve mostly used Twins Special. I tried the new brand “Vehement” but those gloves aren’t durable at all and lost their shape after a couple of weeks. I am currently wearing Sandee gloves, which feel really nice and are very supportive and tight fitting, but I would have to try them for a few months to see how they perform. Yokkao and Boon have a good reputation, perhaps you should try those, if you haven’t already.

    • unfortunately i don’t have access to a variety of muay thai gear in here (i live in Egypt) and more like boxing brands EVERLAST and TITLE are what’s available :/ but hopefully i would have a new pair of sandee or boon shipped to me soon to try ( yokkao products always sounded too commercial to me idk lol)

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