There’s been a lot of hype about the Everlast EverGel Glove Wraps ever since they came out. We’ve seen pictures of many professionals using them in advertisements but are they really that good? I always thought they looked cool but I never considered them to be much better than regular old fashion handwraps.
For the average price of $24.95, I could be getting at least 5 different colored pairs of professional handwraps that would last a while. Heck, I could get a new pair of boxing gloves on sale. To start with, these things are not that affordable.
They aren’t that durable. I didn’t wear mine all that much and little parts of it here and there began to rip already. The main areas are around the fingers. The design seems to be stressed when you’re shoving your hand in and out of boxing gloves.
This was the biggest part of my purchasing decision. No more having to spend half an hour rolling up my handwraps and wrapping my hands everyday. Wrapping your hands now could take only two seconds instead of half an hour like before.
The comfort is poor. There is a huge velcro seamline on the inside that scrapes my wrist. The fingers and palm feel great. The hole in the middle allows my hand to breathe without sweating too much. My biggest complaint however is that this glove takes up so much room that I can barely fit my hands into my boxing gloves. I also haven’t noticed superior protection for my knuckles over regular handwraps.
These Everlast EverGel Glove Wraps are ok for just regular use like hitting the speedbag or double-end bags but NEVER the heavy bags. I don’t recommend for them to be used for serious punching because they do not support your wrist as well as real handwraps.
I just bought a pair of them yesterday and they ripped within an hour of use. I had the exact same problems with them. Good Stuff.
You mentioned that they were for use on the heavy bag. Not true. I had a pair for a couple of weeks. Used them on the speed bag, a double end ball, and the heavy bag. After those couple of weeks they were ripped at the seems by the fingers and the gel pads inside started to fall out. Very disappointing. Stick with wraps.
OH WOW! This article was written so long ago that it needed to be updated, which is what I did just now. Thank you for leaving this comment. These wraps are pretty terrible and shouldn’t be used for heavy impact punching at all.
if they are bad for the heavy bag they are more than likely a bad decision for sparring
Yes, bad for all heavy impact punching. It can be terrible if you land your fist awkwardly on someone’s head and bend your wrist with no support.
johnny hates everlast. hehehe 🙂
Mainly, their crappy products, which they make a lot of.
What’s your opinion on quickwraps?
I wake up at 5:00 am in the morning to go training and apply the traditional Mexican style quick wraps which takes quite some time. Do you think quick wraps are a fine substitute for the regular wraps? I’m not a serious boxing enthusiast but i’ll hit the heavy bag for about 10 minutes 3 times a week. I understand this particular Everlast EverGel wrap is garbage, but what about the regular quick wraps developed by the more ‘better’ boxing brands? This way i’ll end up saving some time every morning