Product: Venum Giant 3.0 Boxing Gloves
Price: $/£ – Check on Amazon here
Boxing Life’s Rating:
In this review I will be taking a closer look at the Venum Giant 3.0 Boxing Gloves – specifically their hook and loop version of the 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.
The Venum Brand
Venum are one of the top mixed martial arts brands in the world and are specifically known for their fighter accessories including headgear, apparel, punch bags, but mainly their impressive range boxing glove options.
For me Venum are creating some of the best boxing gloves on the market in recent years and are quickly becoming one of the go to brands for those currently looking to get into boxing or mixed martial arts. With the likes of boxing ambassadors Vasyl Lomachenko and Jorge Linares now wearing Venum gloves and gear, I can see the brand becoming an established brand for many people.
The Venum Giant 3.0 is their recent adaption of the Venum Giant 2.0 Glove (check out on Amazon here) which is more suited for those that are professionals and not as bulky as their predecessors. The Giant 3.0 gloves on the other hand are better suited for those that are just coming into the sport or those already experienced in boxing training looking for a quality boxing real leather glove that will be very durable and is suited for bag work, pads and sparring.
The glove design itself is one of the best I have used, with it giving you the ultimate protection and comfort all over the glove meaning you can really give your max when practicing power punching on the heavy bag and your quick snapping punches on pads or in sparring.
The top and shape of the glove has a bigger curve on the top than most gloves out are, which perfectly hugs the shape of your fists and helps to disperse the shock. It does also help you to grip down on the grip bar on the open hand when you are throwing punches. The ergonomically fit also gives you a lot more space for your hand which I know some people prefer. Like with every glove I recommend you wrap your hands, especially for these gloves.
I was also impressed with how secure the hook and loop Velcro strap for this glove was feeling very solid and secure on the wrist. The fit for your thumb also feels extremely padded and is attached to the main glove to help reduce that chance of injury to you and your opponent.
One of my favourite things about these Giant 3.0 gloves is that they are made from real 100% Nappa leather which you don’t really see often with entry level gloves like this. These are definitely at premium level for me and are gloves that will hold up fight after fight.
The padding material in this glove has quadruple density foam for advanced shock absorption and protection of the hand.
There’s also an inner-lining in the Venum Giant 3.0 Boxing Gloves which ensures fast drying and moisture wicking features, for enhanced comfort and odor prevention. If you do decide to go with these gloves, I highly recommend you check out my article on how to clean boxing gloves here to make sure these last you for a long time.
I’m a big fan of the visuals of this glove, especially with the Venum brand snake print being the main feature of the strike zone. The famous ‘Venum’ font is also found on the thumb of the glove and wrist strap to give some more personality.
Right now the Venum Giant 3.0 is available in the following colours:
- black/gold (This is what I went for)
Here are some visuals below of my own gloves and also the other adaptations of this glove for you to have a look at:
- 100% Nappa Leather
- Handmade in Thailand
- Quadruple density foam padding
- Secure velcro Wrist strap
- Waterproof lining
- Grip bar
Pros and Cons of The Venum Giant 3.0 Gloves
|Highly durable leather and design construction||Some people might not like the curve top|
|Brilliant wrist support system||You need to look after these gloves for them to last (See how to here)|
|Can be used for all types of boxing training||These gloves might just be out of some people’s budgets|
|100% handmade from real leather|
|Cool design with ‘Venum’ Snake Insignia|
If you are looking for an all round glove for your training that is made with a 100% leather you won’t be left disappointed with Venum Giant 3.0 gloves. With so many gloves made with some sort of synthetic leather nowadays this definitely a nice change to what you usually find on the boxing glove market.
These are definitely a brilliant alternative to the more expensive Venum Giant 2.0 gloves and are definitely more suited for those looking to train on the heavy bag, mitts and sparring.
Let us know in the comments below if you’re thinking of purchasing these boxing gloves.
Thanks for reading!