Product: Fit Active Sports- Weightlifting Wrist Strap Grip Gloves
Rating: 4 out of 5
These gloves have very large wrist straps for greater support. Compared to other gloves, these will lack some flexibility in the wrist but will work very well if wrist pain occurs frequently during exercises. This is, in my opinion, one of the best features of these gloves as the straps help me ventilate my hand between workouts and support my wrists optimally.
Padding is provided mainly on the palms and wrists and it is extremely effective as well. These gloves do have open backs but there is little contact made on the back of the hand during most exercises. Open finger gloves can provide irritation for some people but the majority of people seem to not be bothered by it. I’ve yet to get any finger or palm injuries while using them. The padding on these gloves provides phenomenal grip strength which helps greatly for exercises like rows or dead lifts.
Durability and Flexibility
With prominent wrist support there is less flexibility than other products but does work very well for myself and others who prefer ventilation and wrist support. The thick padding on the palms doesn’t hinder grip flexibility. Another fantastic quality about these gloves is the individual finger holes which allows for varying grips, for example, taking your thumbs out during a dead lift. The Velcro on the wrists straps provide a large area so they don’t detach themselves or fall apart easily. I’ve had the gloves for almost a year now and they are completely intact. This could change of course in the coming years but, for the cost, I’ve absolutely got my moneys worth.
Ventilation is one of my favorite parts of these gloves. Since the back of the hand has no fabric, your hand can breathe exceptionally. Since the wrist straps are so large and padded, they have very little ventilation besides moving them around in between workouts which leads to sweaty wrists. You can also pull your fingers out of the gloves while the wrist strap is still on to ventilate palms. Since the fingers of the gloves are open, there is full ventilation there as well.
I absolutely recommend these gloves for multiple reasons. The cost effectiveness of these gloves is what brought me to them initially as I didn’t have much to spend. Now this could mean that I skimped in some areas like wrist flexibility or full hand coverage, but I personally prefer wrist support, padding and ventilation. I rate these gloves 4 out of 5 for great ventilation, padding and wrist support. The only reason they don’t get a 5 is because you can find higher quality gloves for more money if you have it to spend.
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