You might consider buying Venum boxing gloves but want to make sure that they are worth it.
I have trained with Venum boxing gloves for 5 months and can provide feedback on what I have experienced. This is based on the Impact series, which is an entry-level model.
Let’s discuss the pros and cons of Venum gloves and see if they are worth it.
Pros of the boxing gloves
The gloves are very comfortable to wear. Especially the thumb part feels very thick and strong. There is quite a lot of padding in the other parts of the gloves as well.
The strap is great. Even if you punch very hard, the velcro will stay in place. If you plan to spar or use more force, it is good to know that you won’t have to fiddle with the velcro strap.
The build quality and stitching are outstanding. A lot of products have weak stitches or loose threads. This is not the case with these gloves. The attention to detail and the finish are very nicely done.
These gloves come in different colors so you can pick a style that fits the rest of your outfit. Some of the designs are quite outspoken so make sure that they fit with the rest of your outfit.
These gloves come in different oz and based on your weight you have to pick the right one. Check the sizing chart before you get them!
|< 140 lb
|140 – 150 lb
|< 155 lb
|< 177 lb
|> 177 lb
So far I have only used them for a few weeks but the leather seems to keep up. I don’t see any tears or broken parts.
The gloves don’t smell too hard and this is a big pro as the smell of some other gloves can be quite overwhelming.
There are also ventilation holes to make sure that you don’t overheat while you are practicing with these boxing gloves. This can also reduce the smell. As we all know, boxing gloves can start to smell after a few months!
Cons of the Venum Impact boxing gloves
I ordered these gloves from the website of Venum. They didn’t arrive in nice packaging. The gloves that I got from Everlast came in a handy carrying case. Venum just used some plastic wrap that can’t be reused.
If you want to protect your boxing gloves, you can consider getting a separate bag to protect them from the other items in your backpack. I don’t want to get my sweaty t-shirt or wet towel wrapped around my gloves.
The branding of Venum is all over the glove. If you prefer more low-key gloves, you might have to go for another design.
It can be quite difficult to close the gloves with one hand. This is part of how the straps work though and you can ask someone to help you or use your other glove to get it closed.
More expensive gloves contain more padding and can be more comfortable. If you plan to hit boxing bags with a lot of power, you might consider upgrading to gloves with more padding. For me, the Venum impact boxing gloves work just fine.
I hit the bags quite hard but given that I am a lightweight boxer, I can’t produce the same power that other people can.
Where are Venum gloves made?
There was no label on the gloves that I got. After doing some research, I found out that Venum gloves are made in Thailand (Pattaya).
Venum is a French company but they also have an office in the USA. It was only founded in 2004 so it is a relatively new brand. In this short period of time, they were able to attract a wide audience because their gear is affordable and lasts a long time.
They become very famous after they closed a partnership with the UFC in 2020. This has allowed them to become popular amongst MMA fighters as well. Their gear is used by boxers, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jui-Jitsu, and kickboxers.
Venum also makes shorts, shirts, and other boxing accessories. This makes it easy as you can get your whole outfit from this brand.
Their logo is often printed in a large font on their gear so it is quite obvious what brand you are wearing. This can be a great conversation starter for other people.
Conclusion: are the Venum Impact boxing gloves worth it?
Given that they are quite affordable, these gloves are a good choice. The build quality is great and the strap is well done.
If you don’t like the branding, you can opt for other gloves.
Overall the Venum Impact boxing gloves work pretty well and I would recommend them. So far I have only used them for a few months. I will update this review if I notice that they start to break down early.
Venum notices on their website that you can train with these gloves multiple times a week. Let’s see how they hold up.
I bought these gloves during a sale and paid 35 USD. Other models cost more as they are heavier (higher oz).
Venum makes a lot of other gear such as knee protectors, t-shirts, or shorts. This allows you to wear this brand for your complete outfit. All the colors will match if you opt for this approach.