A quick review for Rival’s self-proclaimed “boxing’s first and only correct punch mitt designed by (The Coach) Russ Anber”.
The cost was very good when you buy them online. I’ve seen far less detailed focus mitts in stores sell for $129.99. In terms of pricing, these are a bargain at $84.95 and well worth the price!
These are serious punch mitts! The thing is heavily stitched and can take heavyweight punches without wearing down. The finger dividers are thick and the back of your hand is padded around completely so the backside doesn’t rip out.
My fingers fit nicely inside the glove. The finger dividers were made at a pretty good size to be comfortable for small hands or big hands. (I hate punch mitts that don’t let your fingers curve all the way around the back!) The most important thing though is that you will NEVER feel a punch. There is a lot of padding at the wrist area so your wrist won’t ache after you take numerous hooks. This thing can take the hardest punches without the wearer ever feeling a thing.
The weight of this thing is quite light for its ability to take punches. It’s not so light that you feel every punch but also not so heavy that you can’t move the mitts around to challenge the puncher. Overall, the weight of this thing is very considering its cushioning abilities.
Overall, this set is a great buy. If I had to make one small complaint, it would be that the punch mitts might actually hurt the puncher’s hands. I don’t know if it’s the surface of these punch mitts or something else; ironically, the punch mitts are built so that the person wearing the mitts feels absolutely nothing and the person throwing the punches feels the force of his own punches. Either way, it’s just a small note maybe it will get better over time. Again, these punch mitts are an awesome buy from a great boxing brand! You shouldn’t overlook these for over-priced crude-looking punch mitts from other wannabe fighting brands.
Great Punch mitts
I have tried many punch mitts. I got a pair of the Rival-RAPMs a couple years ago and have never gone back to another brand. They break in well without becoming loose and protect my hands when working with heavy weights.
@Jess – My positive review still holds! I’ve had these mitts for 3 years now and they still look brand new! It took my a while to figure out that you could also use them without putting your hands inside the holes. You can just put your hands on the outer layer if you’re wearing handwraps.
These Focus mitts are awesome! I did 4 rounds while my friend was catching everything I was throwing at him, they also provide a great level of protection for the holder and you know when your punches are crisp by a loud “cracking” sound.
All in all, great product, I highly recommend this product.:-)
I think overall Rival makes great equipment. I use their headgear and groin protector. Both fit and function well. My mits are everlast and I am not the biggest fan of them.
Great and excellent gear and as in price it is to high i know there is a moral (more you pay better you get) but there is a lot of people like me who do not afford .Rival is good and cool combination brand but too expensive.I used Title and scorpion professional title (TITLE Boxing Incredi-Ball Beefy Punch Mitts) it goes on 39 $ where as scorpion Punch Mitts goes 35$ good and comfortable for me.
@Jame – if it helps, I still have these punch mitts and they still look brand new even after 2 years. Title does have some good stuff for cheap, I’ll agree with you on that.
@johny-Title is good brand than Everlast is total a waste of garbage.True is that money can not grow on tree that for sure.I like title for his price and quality and my second choice go with a German brand scorpion professional really cool stuff they have not only competitive price also in good quality and thank you for your comments it help a lot people like me
These are now $110 online new.