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Sanabul MMA Sparring Gloves Review

Sanabul MMA Sparring Gloves Review

We are almost completely finished with our series of Sanabul gear reviews! Wrapping up and keeping things all together here, we have put both Sanabul MMA Sparring Gloves in one post for you to find the information needed!

Grapplers Graveyard has a Scaling System where we look at various factors for each product that we get our hands on. The Product and their respective rating are listed next to the heading of each paragraph! Be sure to watch our YouTube Videos for a real-time look at the products.

Sanabul Gloves Review

  • Sanabul Essentials 7oz Sparring Gloves ($29.99) – Video Review

  • Sanabal CORE Series 7oz Sparring Gloves ($35.99) – Video Review

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Essential 7oz MMA Sparring Gloves (9.3/10)

As you may have known if you followed us for a bit, we connected with the team over at Sanabul to collaborate and give honest feedback on their gear. We are big fans of the products that they sent us and look at them as a leader in the combat sports space for high-quality, durable, and protective gear.

The Sananbul Essential MMA Gloves fit that same level. For only $29.99, you could get these gloves for sparring sessions. Overall, I believe that they are the best bang-for-buck product on the market right now, offer some of the best cushioning around the knuckles for safe training, and have great protection and support for both your hand and wrists. You can also upgrade and get the CORE Series Pair if you like the color ways better!

At Grapplers Graveyard, we have a rating scale known as the Graveyard Scale . For MMA Gloves, the criteria we look at are the following: Quality/feel, Protection, Hand Coverage, and Weight. Being that all sparring gloves are the same weight, the gloves on this list all scored the same rating.

Quality/Feel (1.8/2)

I like the leather on these gloves a lot but the feel of the leather on the RDX sports MMA Sparring/Hybrid gloves feels better. That is the only reason why we were giving Sanabul a 1.7 in that rating. At the end of the day, personal preference is what made it score lower but some of you may feel the exact opposite.

These gloves are a great quality product that is affordable and straight up gets the job done!

Protection (3/3)

The protection and padding on these gloves are incredible. For testing purposes, I was punching both a punching bag and a wall. To my surprise, you don’t really feel much on your knuckles when doing those things with these gloves on. We giving the essential MMA sparring gloves from Sanabul a perfect score in this category!

Hand Coverage (2.5/3)

I ordered a size medium based on the sizing chart on their site and the there was a tiny bit of space between the end of my had and the end of the glove. Nothing that would impair my training capabilities but it was something I noticed.

All my knuckles on my hand are covered and protected including the ones on my thumb.

Weight (2/2)

All sparring MMA gloves should be around 7oz or more for optimal protection of both you and your sparring partner. Generally, heavier gloves provide better protection for both sparring partners and your knuckles.

Pros

  • Only $30

  • Smooth Leather exterior

  • Excellent padding around the knuckles (feel nothing when punching a wall or heavy bag)

  • Three velcro straps for wrist support

  • Breathable, comfortable, and durable

Cons

  • The straps that hold the fingers in place can be a little uncomfortable in between your fingers after long rounds of training

Video Review

Essential 7 oz MMA Sparring Gloves | Sanabul

For only $29.99, you could get these gloves for sparring sessions. Overall, I believe that they are the best bang-for-buck product on the market right now, offer some of the best cushioning around the knuckles for safe training, and have great protection and support for both your hand and wrists. You can also upgrade and get the CORE Series Pair if you like the color ways better!


 

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Core 7oz MMA Hybrid Sparring Gloves (8.8/10)

The CORE Series Hybrid MMA Sparring gloves are a price upgrade from the Essentials Pair that we have reviewed extensively at this point. On the surface, there really is not much of a big time difference between the pairs other than the padding on the hands in our opinion. The Essential series gloves feel a little more squishy compared to the CORE Series but the CORE Series has a cooler design element and just feels a bit more sleek.

Quality (1.7/2)

This is a noticeable trend amongst the gear that was sent over to us by Sanabul. It should not come as a surprise that these gloves are scoring high in this category. The quality of the product speaks for itself and after putting them on and testing them out you can tell these will last a long time.

Protection (2.6/3)

Another high rating in the category for actual hand protection. When comparing the Essential and the CORE Series side by side it looks like the cushion for the essential pair is slightly bigger. They feel equal for the most part when I tested out punching with gloves on but we are giving a slight edge to the Essential Gel Gloves over the CORE Series. I do not think you can go wrong with either pair at the end of the day.

The wrist support on these gloves is phenomenal and offers the three straps of velcro found in the Essential Pair. If you end up getting these gloves, it should be noted that these gloves are built for hybrid training sessions so grappling in these is much easier compared to the Essential Gloves.

Hand Coverage (2.5/3)

I ordered a size medium based on the sizing chart on their site and the there was a tiny bit of space between the end of my had and the end of the glove. Nothing that would impair my training capabilities but it was something I noticed.

All my knuckles on my hand are covered and protected including the ones on my thumb.

Weight (2/2)

All sparring MMA gloves should be around 7oz or more for optimal protection of both you and your sparring partner. Generally, heavier gloves provide better protection for both sparring partners and your knuckles.

Pros

  • Softer cushioning on the glove versus other pairs we have looked at

  • Many different colorways to choose from

  • High-quality material that was made to last

  • Passes the wall punching test

Cons

  • More expensive than the essential gel sparring gloves

Core 7 oz MMA Striking Gloves | Sanabul

7 oz gloves are regularly used by MMA fighters for sparring and technical training. The thick padding provides enough protection for your hands and training partners all in a streamlined shape to allow for grappling plus ground and pound.

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Where can I buy these gloves?

Sanabul CORE Series MMA Gloves are available for purchase both on Amazon and the company Website:

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    Cameron is the Founder of Grapplers Graveyard. He is an entrepreneur, athlete, and life-long learner. His goal is to build businesses that help people become smarter, healthier, and happier. Avid Cold Plunger, Blue Belt, and Tech Sales Professional who has a passion for building websites.

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