This is a review of the Everlast Train Advanced combat training gloves.
After spending a couple of months in martial arts and combat training, anyone will realize just how important high-quality gear is. It is arguably the most important part of the training, at least in some sense, since it really can make or break your training and your progress.
This is why, after years of training several types of martial arts, I have become quite a strict judge when it comes to combat and martial arts equipment. With buying such clothing, tools, or apparel, people place trust into the companies that produce the product, and failing to deliver upon that trust is something that shouldn’t be tolerated when one’s safety or chance of injury is on the line.
I found the Everlast Train Advanced gloves to be compatible with this philosophy, and in all the positive ways. It is reliable, durable, and also looks amazing, which makes it a perfect choice for anyone training in martial arts that require both striking and grappling.
In this review, I will discuss the good, the bad, and the (in this case, nonexistent) ugly about these Everlast gloves. I will talk about what makes it a great choice for many different martial arts, and about the main features that make it such a great product in its niche.
If you are interested in purchasing the Everlast Train Advanced combat gloves, or if you are just scouting for some great combat glove options, this article is for you. Read on!
Everlast Train Advanced Overview
The Everlast Train Advanced gloves are hybrid combat gloves. This means that they are a combination of boxing gloves and grappling gloves. Boxing gloves are usually big and quite bulky, so as to provide enough protection for the constant striking, which can injure the hands easily, or just help them deteriorate faster. Grappling gloves on the other hand are small and have open finger-parts, to provide protection for the athletes’ hand, but also to give enough freedom of movement for one to successfully grapple.
A combination of this is a hybrid glove, like the Everlast Train Advanced gloves, which are also often called MMA-gloves for their versatility and common usage in MMA competitions. They are great at letting different martial arts styles flourish since one can easily grapple, wrestle, box, or perform near any martial art in these gloves.
Everlast is known to produce high-quality sports gear, so it doesn’t come as a surprise to know that these gloves are also of high quality, they are durable and they are also very comfortable to sparr and fight in. Safety is also great, but I will elaborate on that later on in the text. I, and some people who I have talked with during training, all believe that it is one of the best gloves one can buy for certain martial arts, nearly up until the professional level.
Combination of Styles
The reason MMA-gloves look the way they do is that that configuration of glove elements lets almost all martial arts and combat styles be performed, and relatively well. The Everlast Train Advanced gloves provide exactly this. It is great for karate and Muay Thai, which are generally striking arts, but also performs perfectly well in grappling situations.
This means that these gloves are not one-dimensional, and you can use them to train multiple martial arts, or perhaps straight-up MMA. If you are looking to diversify your martial arts resume or would benefit from having a versatile and high-quality product, these gloves are a great choice.
In boxing or any other punching-only martial art, the most affected part of the hand is always going to be the knuckle-area, or perhaps the joints in the hand and arm. However, when you are training something that also involves some clinching or grappling, the thumb is probably one of the most vulnerable parts of your body. It can be broken easily with one wrong strike, hold, or roll. This is where the Everlast Train Advanced’s anatomical thumb-padding comes into play.
Everlast has gone the extra mile to develop a thumb-padding feature on these gloves which are designed to provide the most possible protection from injury, while not limiting the movement of the finger. Both of these characteristics can be improved at the cost of the other, and finding the perfect balance was Everlast’s mission, which they completed.
Due to this technology, these are some of the best gloves when it comes to thumb-safety. This reduced risk of injury can mean more confidence when training, and a higher level of involvement in the martial art. Also, not having your thumb broken or injured is one of the best ways to not miss out on potentially months of training sessions.
One of the best aspects of these Everlast gloves is the durability. They are made of 100% polyurethane, which is one of the most durable alternatives to real leather. The gloves are also produced with a lot of attention to detail, and with durability in mind, so you can rest assured that if you buy these gloves, they will last you a long, long time.
There is a mentality that can be summarized by the proverbial statement “we aren’t rich enough to buy cheap items”. Now, this is just pointing out the fact that buying a high-quality item, though more expensive, will last you so long and serve you so well that in the end, buying multiple cheaper items will be more expensive. These gloves are definitely of high-quality, and they will accompany you on your martial arts journey for longer than a majority of products of this range on the market.
Pros and Cons
|durable||on the expensive side slightly large padding for primarily grappling-oriented martial arts|
|great value for money|
Overall, the Everlast Train Advanced gloves are one of the best ones out there. Most people reading this review are probably on the path to becoming higher-level athletes, and at any point on the journey, may that be beginner level or advanced-intermediate, these gloves are one of the absolute best choices.
The comfort, durability, and quality they deliver are second to none, so if you are planning on purchasing a glove, this one should certainly be on the list.
If you are interested in purchasing it, or if you want to know more about the price and the looks of the product…