In this review I’ll be looking at RDX’s F7 Ego Boxing Gloves. I will give you my own experience of using the gloves along with my thoughts on the brand, design, features and the pros/cons.
About RDX Brand
RDX is an established and leading British Combat Sports and Fitness brand hailing from the UK, dominating not only the European markets but expanding worldwide now.
They give athletes of all levels what they need to succeed – technologically advanced high-quality sporting products they can rely on, specifically designed to enhance technique and performance in the lines of Mixed Martial Arts, Boxing, Muay-Thai and General Fitness.
Glove Design and Impressions
The RDX F7 Ego Gloves themselves are a brilliant option for newcomers coming into boxing looking for a semi quality glove, while not looking to spend too much.
In terms of the glove design itself, I was actually incredibly surprised by the quality considering the amount I spent on it. The F7 gloves are made from a synthetic leather, which is quite obvious when you feel the impact zone which does maybe justify the cheaper cost!
However, the other areas of the gloves actually make up for this with the F7 Ego’s double stitching and gel padding round the majority of the glove making it very comfortable to wear for your hands while striking on the punch bag, pads or other boxing equipment.
The gloves also have a reinforced coating and shock resistant padding making them also ideal for sparring. The padding on the open hand of gloves definitely makes it suitable for those parry punches and practice Muay Thai or kickboxing too.
The RDX F7’s also have useful ventilation holes to help release the trapped moisture, but I would recommend you still use deodorizers for these.
The inside of the gloves feel very comfortable and protected with a foam based grip bar. It does also feel a bit spongy at the fingers and over time this could deteriorate if not looked after properly from experience.
Their hook-and-loop velcro strap is a bit on the thin side compared to many other gloves, but in my opinion it has actually felt very secure around the wrist despite this. The thumb is also attached to the main body of the glove and is one of the more comfortable fits I’ve had compared to more expensive gloves I’ve used.
As mentioned above the outer layer of the gloves is created with a durable Maya Hide PU leather (synthetic), which does feel a bit plasticky on the strike point for me, but everywhere else has been crafted extremely well considering the cost
The actual padding on the top of the glove is made with a triple padding sheet for maximum shock absorption and from using the glove on the heavy bag it felt very comfortable when striking.
Overall I quite like the look of these gloves with the paint dripping design effect on them. I personally went for the red option of the glove in 14oz. They also have the RDX logo on the top of the glove and on the hook and loop strap, with a ‘F-7 Ultimate Grip’ print on the thumb. They also have these cool subtle strike marks on the strike zone of the glove.
As far as I’ve seen these gloves come in the following:
Here are some visuals below of my own gloves and also the other adaptations of this glove for you to have a look at:
- Durable Maya Hide™ leather
- Shell Shock™ gel Equilibrium Sheet triple padding
- S.P.P™ Ventilation system
- Quick-EZ™ Hook-and-loop for a snug fit
- Wrist support to enhance punching form
Pros and Cons of The RDX F7 Gloves
|Very affordable for beginners or for a secondary glove||Synthetic leather could be tighter on the strike point|
|Strong Padding||There are better gloves out there by spending a little more|
|Very comfortable to wear||Some might not like the design|
|Different color options to choose|
|Secure wrist strap system|
The RDX F7 Ego’s are really solid boxing gloves for beginners as they can be used for all types of training. I would even recommend those just looking for a secondary backup glove! The product itself is durable and will definitely last you for a while if you are to look after them properly considering the cost.
They have a really good shock resistance foam and aren’t too tight on the hand with breathable space for comfort.
The wrist strap may look quite thin and not as solid as other gloves, but the cuff still feels strong enough once you have it on.
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You can also check out my top RDX boxing glove selections article here for more options!
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