Everlast is the classic American boxing brand, practically synonymous with the sport of boxing.
Their gloves are priced anywhere from $20 to $200.
The gloves I’m going to review for you today are in the high-end price range.
Priced at $150.
I recommend you try to get them at a discount.
There are a lot of online outlet stores, that offer discounts from 30% to almost 70% for many brands of boxing gloves, including these Everlast power lock fight gloves.💡
When you open the plastic bag in which they come packed, you’ll find a smell that is not quite leathery, but it’s not a synthetic smell either.
It’s a neutral pleasant smell.
At first glance they look amazing, this color scheme with yellow and navy blue is very attractive to the eye.
They come with nice, thick, long, semi cotton laces, which I changed with elastic laces, so I don’t have to always ask someone else to tie them up for me.
But their original laces offered much better wrist support.
If you buy this type of glove and you have people always around you willing to help, don’t change the laces.💡
You’re gonna attract some envy for sure if you buy them for the gym and also if you buy them for what they’re created, which is to fight in them.
Some blood could complete the color scheme pretty well.😅
✔Leather, stitching, and quality
The leather looks nice and thick.
They used double stitching nylon thread for sewing them.
The quality of the glove overall is great, even for an Everlast product, which makes some crappy gloves also, which you can find even in supermarkets for 20 bucks.
But this is a high-end glove and I can say that they really did a good job with this one.
When you put your hand inside it gives you a very natural feeling.
It is semi-broken in feeling and it allows you to really make a proper fist with ease, you can open your palm very easily also.
They have a thumb attachment like almost all the boxing gloves have in our days.
The grip bar is placed well and it fits perfectly in your palm.
The thumb positioning is also great, for me at least, I have medium size hands.
Inside the glove, there is a very soft water repellent fabric, so that the sweat doesn’t get absorbed into the foam.
The hand compartment is spacious enough so that your hands will feel comfortable.
You don’t get the feeling that they’re gonna slip out from your hands, so being spacious is a good thing in this case, cause it’s a secure kind of spacious.
They weigh almost the same, the right glove weighs in at 290 grams and the left at 292 grams.
They don’t have any kind of vent holes, but being a laced-up type of glove it opens up well and dries out pretty fast after training.
I suggest using an antibacterial spray for the inside of the glove after each training, you will have a fresher smelling glove for longer.💡
They don’t have a lot of padding, but almost all 10 oz fight gloves are like that.
Because they aren’t constructed like a training glove, which has another type of foam or gel or even both of them.
Here you can read more about other types of gloves good for boxing.
The wrist support is very good when you tie them up properly, it has some padding in the wrist area also, not a lot.
But a decent amount of padding for a 10 oz fight glove.
✔Can you use them for heavy bag workouts?
If you are going to use them for hitting hard-surfaced heavy bags, the foam is going to break in no time at all and so there goes the protection…
That doesn’t mean that you’re not going to be able to use them after that point.
I have another pair of everlast power lock 10 oz fight gloves that I’ve been using for 3 years now.
Yes, the padding is fucked up from pounding heavy bags and mitts and I wouldn’t have the courage to fight anyone with them!
Because if you hit an elbow, your hand will get crushed…
What I’m saying is that if you wear proper hand wraps and some extra padding on your knuckles, you will be able to enjoy a nice pop while using them without damaging your hands.
The fact that this is a 10 oz xl fight glove only matters when we talk about the cuff of the glove, which means the length from the end of your palm to the elbow.
These have the cuff made especially for taller people, mostly for the heavyweight division.
So they can take benefit from the longer padded forearm area.
You can see the difference between the 10 oz and 10 oz xl in these pics:
And also the fact that they’re still holding up well after 3 years.
Be aware of the fact that I use a whole lot of other gloves for training.
These are my favorites and I can’t let them go, even with almost no padding left in the punching area.😁
👍 Nice quality gloves
👍 Good double stitching with no missed areas or loose stitching.
👍Great thumb and grip bar placement, you can really make a great fist with them and also easily open up your palm to catch punches.
👍Decent amount of padding for a fight glove.
👍 Comfortable interior & dry up fast after training.
👎 At the tip of the fingers, there is nothing to grip on and you can feel the stitching.
👎At $150 they could have provided a piece of material over that stitched area.
👎 No vent holes
✔ Why choose Everlast Powerlock 10 oz XL Fight Gloves?
There are a lot of boxing’s big names using them in fights.
Boxers like Leo Santa Cruz, Sean Porter, Errol Spence, Willie Monroe JR.
Canelo Alvarez used to wear them, now he’s wearing his own brand “No Boxing No Life”.
They were used by Conor McGregor in the Floyd Mayweather fight.
Also, Marcos Maidana wore them in the Floyd Mayweather controversial second fight.
When Floyd didn’t allow Maidana to use his Everlast MX gloves used in the first fight.
He stated that those didn’t have any padding in the punching area.
So these Everlast Powerlock 10 oz fight gloves made some history among the big names in the boxing world.
Also, they are one of the top names in the boxing community.
The Everlast gloves got the fourth place in this Top 6 best quality boxing gloves
If you’re a boxing fan, it may be motivational for you when you put them on if you choose to buy a pair.😊
Of course, it remains up to you, I’m just trying to help by sharing these details from my personal experience.
“You don’t stop punching when you get old, you get old when you stop punching!” 👊