Hayabusa T3 Boxing Gloves Review

Hayabusa T3 Boxing Gloves Review

Hi I’m Arron from Fight Quality and today I’m reviewing a pair of the Hayabusa T3
Boxing Gloves. Check it out.
The t3 range is one of Hayabusa’s main lines of Equipment.
T3 actually stands for the fact it’s the
third generation of their Tokushu range.
Hayabusa sent us over a pair in 16oz. We’ve already written up our
review on fightquality.com but we’re gonna summarise a few points for you here.
Make sure to also head over to
fightquality.com where we’ve also
reviewed the matching shin guards to go with these gloves.
So initially Hayabusa released these in three colours: blue, grey and red which is the version that we’ve
been testing out. Since then they’ve also
released a white version (which is
essentially an inverted colour option),
green or purple so there’s plenty of colours to choose from.
The color doesn’t just change this
panel on the back on hand, it actually
changes the palm, as you can see here, the stitching, so the stitching colour will
change depending on what colour version you went for and also I don’t know how well
you can see this but it changes the
inside of the glove as well, so the inner
lining actually changes depending on
what colour version you get. This is really
cool because it’s not something you see
many brands doing.
So Hayabusa have made these gloves out of by ‘Vylar’ engineered leather. Vylar is a synthetic
leather that Hayabusa created, that they
found performed better in their tests than
real leather did. You can tell it’s not real leather but it’s actually quite
good quality here at fightquality.com out of all the gloves we’ve tested this is
probably the closest that we’ve tried to
the real thing.
So the Sweat-X thumb is a microfiber
suede covered thumb which basically you use
for wiping away the sweat from your brow
in a heavy training session for example
personally I actually really love it
because it’s a lot easier than just
wiping away with the corner of your
t-shirt or you know just sweating all
over the floor but if you use it too
much it can actually get quite soggy and
it’s a bit unpleasant after a while so
maybe it’s better for the quicker
sessions. So with previous Hayabusa gloves people complained that sweat’s getting in
and smelling out the gloves so on these
gloves Hayabusa have tried to remedy that
so in the actual lining there’s traces
of silver which obviously has
antibacterial properties so it should
stop the sweat from ruining the gloves
and then in between the padding and the
lining there’s a thin plastic layer
which just stops the sweat from being able to soak into the padding just to further
remedy that smell and stop it from
building up. While I can’t say I’ve noticed any
terrible smells I will just say that I
have noticed that – perhaps it’s that
plastic lining – but the gloves end up
taking a lot longer than other brands to
dry out so you just have to be really
careful and make sure that you’re airing
your gloves out as well as you can. We
also have an article on fightquality.com
called How To Keep Your Boxing Gloves Clean, so go check that out for some other
tips. So these gloves are now packed with features. One of them is the splints on
the back of the hand. So we’ve already
mentioned the different panels that are
hiding splints underneath them. At the
moment there are four splints on these
gloves. In previous generations they’ve
only have three splints. But basically what
these do is they add a little bit of
protection for the back of your hand so
if you have any incoming strikes they’ll block them, but what they’re really good at
is that when you lock up the wrist
strap nice and tightly they just lock
into place and keep your wrist really
so there’s no accidental bending of the
wrist. The stability this gives is great However
you do have to bear in mind that if
you’re parrying or perhaps clinching up
you don’t have the wrist movement you’re
used to. This isn’t really a problem for
things like pad work or bag work but if
you are sparring it is something to bear
in mind.
One of the other big features about
these gloves is they have a dual strap
as you can see here. So basically what
happens is your first strap is
elasticated and you can really stretch
that around hard and the second strap
pulls over the top of that and then just
locks it in place. Once you’ve done these
two both up you get a really really good
secure fit around the wrist. There’s also
an amount of natural impact protection
that comes with those two straps.
Obviously where you have that extra layer of padding it just gives you that extra
protection from any incoming kicks
perhaps. So when first putting these on
you can really feel the support in the
wrist almost straight away, but they’ve
actually got a really comfortable hand
compartment as well. So the hand
compartment is not too loose but it also
doesn’t feel like it’s crushing your
hand. There’s a little bit of movement, tiny bit of movement but it feels really well
held in place. With these gloves I found
you can make a nice natural fist and the
thumb tucks in quite nicely however I have found that it actually has caught once or
twice when I’m boxing – I’ve just managed
to smash my thumb on the end of
something and it hurt a lot more than I’d expect.
It’s probably because there’s not actually
Vylar leather on that it’s just a microfiber
suede so there’s not as much natural
protection from that. There’s not really
much you can do about it but it’s just
something to be aware of. I’ve already
mentioned just how good that double
wrist strap is, but the problem is when
you’re training it can actually be a
little bit of a pain, especially when
you’ve already got one glove on, to try
and do both straps up. It’s something you
get used to, I mean it didn’t take too
long but it is a bit of pain, it takes a
little bit longer on the extra glove. Admittedly it’s worth it, but it’s just
something to bear in mind that these aren’t a speedy pair of gloves to put on. What you can
do is leave the velcro elasticated strap
underneath just slightly looser than you
normally would just so you can slide
your hand in and only do the one strap
but then I feel like you lose out on the
extra protection that you get from the
elasticated strap in the first place.
The padding is a little bit firm, a little bit
dense, but it’s not too hard and when you
punch you don’t quite have a bounce. So
there’s no bounce you actually sort of
sink in a little bit more, which is why I
really like these for Thai pads and
heavy bags because you can really
sink those shots in hard without
feeling anything in your knuckles and it
works really well. I wouldn’t say you need too
much of a breaking in period with these
gloves because they pretty much feel the same
in terms of padding as they did straight
out of the box, which is pretty good
because it means you can just get in
there and smash up straight away.
So these gloves do of course work in any
training you want to use them for
you could use them for sparring, you could use them for pads. I personally think they’re actually
really good on the heavy bag or the Thai
pads when you’re hitting that slightly
harder surface, especially just because
the wrist support really kicks in and when
you’re hammering in shots you can really
focus on it without having to worry about
whether you’re gonna bend your wrist wrong.
If you have wrist support issues these would be a great pair of gloves for you, so you don’t
have to worry about injuring yourself
again you can just rely on the extra
support from the two straps and the
splints and the wrist just to really
hammer in those shots without having to
worry about hurting yourself.
So these gloves retail for about £95 in the UK and about $100 in the US.
Obviously that’s not a low price, you’ve
got to bear in mind these aren’t aimed
at beginners, these are aimed at someone slightly more advanced who’s looking for this
extra support, stability and these extra
features that come with it.
So just to recap you’ve got some really good wrist support here, the padding’s thick and dense
so you can sink your knuckles in quite
nicely and I think the visual design is
pretty stunning as well. On the flip side
it can take a while to put the gloves on,
you do need to air them out after
you use them and also the wrists can be
a little bit too supportive at times in
fact, just when you’re trying to clinch
and parry and all those things. Catch
kicks perhaps.
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28 thoughts on “Hayabusa T3 Boxing Gloves Review”

  1. Great to see the Fight Quality team imparting their sound knowledge in video format too now. Looking forward to more!

  2. I picked up the Hayabusa T3 Boxing Gloves several months ago, after owning the Hayabusa Tokushu Regenesis Boxing Gloves for 3 years.

    The T3 gloves are meaningfully easier to put on – the double-strap was re-designed so that the velcro part of the inner strap won't catch on your handwraps when you put your hands in the gloves. So that fixed a big design flaw from the Regenesis gloves.

    After workouts, I've been putting an activated charcoal bag in each T3 glove when airing it out, and between that and the silver in the lining there is literally no smell.

    I used to air out my Regenesis gloves, but they didn't have silver in the lining and I didn't use activated charcoal bags, and they smelled. I thought this was normal for all gloves, but the T3 are the 1st gloves I've owned that don't smell at all, which is great.

  3. Would you recommend a 14oz or 16oz for small hands? I really want to train in 16 oz for speed and endurance but idk if my hands would fit..

  4. Wud have got these if they didnt keep that cloth thumb i have the regenisis and my only problem is the thumb. if u hit ur partner and the thumb hits the eye itll scratch. Unsafe

  5. I m using those gloves for 1 year now. 4 times a week K1 practice. The gloves are destroyed. Threads came out from the inside. They smell like hell even if I take them out in the balcony opened every night. They keep the moisture inside and don't dry. Very agreessive gloves BUT not strong enough for every day practice. Sorry but I have to buy a new pair of gloves again…

  6. Rival RB10 vs Hayabusa T3 KANPEKI? And Hayabusa lists up to 12oz gloves for bag work and 14-16oz for sparring. Kinda of hesitant with that sizing as I am 240lbs. Both are similar pricing but I want whichever have the best protection and quality.

  7. Awesome and very informational video about these gloves. After watching this video it solidified my decision to proceed to purchasing these gloves. Thanks!

  8. I bought my T3,12 oz 4 months ago and there was a whole lot of hype about these gloves and I'm going to be really honest they look really cool but there CRAP !! My Fairtex gloves are fare better to use and the Fairtex were half the price ! I'm very disappointed I will never buy a hayabusa product again. Your paying for the brand.
    My favorite company to buy gloves are from a company called PUNCH EQUIPMENT there products are world class and at a good price !!!

  9. Ik heb deze bokshandschoenen gekocht en deze begonnen na ongeveer 30 keer gebruiken ontzettend te stinken. Mijn trainingsmaatje heeft hier ook last van. We gebruiken allebei bandages.
    Verder maak de dubbele velcro systeem het lastig om de handschoenen aan te doen.
    Een sterk punt van deze handschoenen is de steun om de pols.

    Ik heb mijn duim inmiddels twee keer bezeerd en ik vermoed dat dit komt door de grote ruimte voor de duim.

    Ik adviseer deze bokshandschoenen niet voor vrienden en familie.


  11. Best review so far. You also mentioned about the inner material and how it dries out. Which brand do you think dries out fastest?

  12. Hey, is this a sparring or bagwork glove?
    And normally i use 2 handwraps on one hand, is that nessary to use 2 if i buy the haybusa?

  13. are these overkill for a beginner? i can afford them but it might be a waste? i would love to have that wrist support!

  14. The conventional wisdom on sizes doesn't work for me, I have no intention of ever going into a ring. I am learning some boxing for fitness and want something good for punching mitts and bags. I'm a petite woman who is much stronger than the average. Would the heaviest I can do be my best option for weight loss and muscle gain? I assume I can sometimes switch to lighter gloves for speed work. Would 16oz. be an issue or should I be thinking about it differently?

  15. I've had these. Made me start wearing their gloves. The wrist support is what won me over since I have small wrists. If just used as a bag glove, expect the padding to give out in about a year.

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