Wearing weight lifting gloves is something that divides people quite evenly. I'd say of the guys and girls who work out with weights, half wear gloves, half use chalk. There are definitely advantages and disadvantages to wearing weightlifting gloves; from grip issues, calluses and blisters to relieving pressure and wrist support. We'll take a look at all of these and more in this review. We'll also give our top three best weight lifting gloves. So if you've decided that they are the way forward to you, then look no further for the best weight lifting gloves around.
In reviewing the best weight lifting? g?loves, we've consider a few different criteria: Grip, durability, fit, ability to reduce pressure and calluses. All of our top three get top marks in these areas and are a great buy too! You'll notice though that our top three are all quite different. They run down the scale from our first placed weight lifting glove that does everything a weight lifting glove could possibly do (and well), to our third placed glove that provides more minimal cushioning and callus protection, without the interference of feeling that you are wearing a glove. So definitely something for everyone!
Harbinger 155 StretchBack Glove
( 3.0 out of 5.0 )
Harbinger 1250 Training Grip Wrist/Wrap Glove
( 4.3 out of 5.0 )
The Gripper Glove: Callus Guard WOD Workout Gloves by Fit Four for Weightlifting and Cross Training Athletes
( 4.0 out of 5.0 )
So we mentioned already that weight lifting gloves are not for everybody. But if you're reading this, then you are either in the "glove camp", or you're considering it. So let's look at the advantages of weight lifting gloves, and why so many choose to wear them.
You'll see from our top 3, that we have a range of different types of gloves. The first place glove will tick all the boxes on the advantages of wearing gloves, whereas our third is more about blisters, calluses and grip to a lesser degree. Work out which factors are important to you, and choose the gloves to match.
On top of the functionality that weight lifting gloves provide, you should also consider a few other important factors.
There's a lot of choice out there, but if you follow this guidance you should be fine.
There are other accessories you may have considered buying. Let's briefly run through a few of them here:
If you don't want to go down the weight lifting glove path, there are some other options you can consider:
We have already covered a lot of what to look for in a weight lifting glove. We tried to get something for everyone in our best weight lifting gloves top three. Take a look.
This glove really does the lot. If you're looking for wrist protection, padding, callus and blister avoidance with a tight fitting, washable glove. Look no further!
It is the full package. If you want a glove that does everything. And does it well, then look no further.
It would be great if it could be washed in a machine. But this is a fussy point as no other gloves of this specification can be machine washed.
This is a lighter weight glove. It is from the same manufacturer as our first placed product, but does a different job. It is a lighter weight glove. Focus is on blister and callus avoidance and light padding.
For a light weight glove it is great. Minimal interference when lifting, tight fitting, prevents calluses and abrasions. Also is a very economical choice.
We felt that, without losing the tight fitting aspect of this glove, it could have had some more padding included in the design.
Something a little different here. This is a callus guard workout glove which is for weightlifting, cross training, hanging bar work and more. It's all about grip and callus guard, and not about padding, wrist guards. It is pretty much at the other end of the spectrum to the Harbinger 1250. And if you want something really minimal is a brilliant option.
They provide the maximum protection for the minimum amount of glove. And they're thin enough that you still can really feel the bar. A great choice for a reluctant glove wearer!
We found them tricky to use on kettle bells. They prevented our testers from getting the handles to glide while swinging the bells. It may be that we need to use them some more to master the technique. Great for weight lifting though.
This is a tough one to call. Each of our top three is very different, and meets a different need. We've gone with the Harbinger 1250 as this ticks all boxes. And well. But really you need to go for the glove to meet your needs. And we'd recommend any of our top three.
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