Training or inner gloves are used in boxing, martial arts and for fitness training. RDX Ladies Training Gloves is made with breathable, soft, permanent-stretch carbon fibre material that fits snug around the hand and covers thumb and half the fingers. The stretchy, moulded material also makes a fantastic wrist and thumb support.
As a wrist brace, it has a few things going for it. It’s one of a few wrist braces that also provide thumb support. It doesn’t look like a splint and when worn at the gym or for outdoor activities, it fits in with the rest of my outfit even though pink isn’t my favourite colour. It’s breathable but does warm up the joints underneath and the additional heat provides extra pain relief.
It provides some compression but remains comfortable to wear. It doesn’t have bulky bits around the bottom of my wrist, allowing me to wear it whilst using a keyboard and mouse or hold a game controller without causing any discomfort. It’s washable and fits smaller hands. It comes as a pair, which in the world of splints, basically means a permanent buy-one-get-one-free discount.
Retailer: Amazon +:
Price: ± £7-10 for a set (2 gloves)
Delivery costs: Free Delivery, eligible for Amazon Prime.
About RDX Sports
RDX Sports is a manufacturer and retailer of high quality, professional boxing, martial arts equipment and sportswear. RDX Sports is the trading name of B2 Fitness Ltd, based in Bury, Manchester, England.
- Target audience: Female boxers and martial arts practitioners.
- Target age range: Adults
- Target gender: Women – the colour (pink) and size is focused on women.
- Indoor and outdoor use
- Alternative use: Removing the stitching between the fingers makes them more comfortable to wear by allowing more finger movement.
Environment & People
Whether bought as fitness gear or wrist supports, under £10 for a pair of gloves or two supports is a highly cost-effective choice. It is a pair of durable gloves that will last for years and as they slip on and require no wrapping or fastening, they also save time and effort.
Sizes: Small, Medium, Large
Colour: Pink with white detail
Materials: “permanent-stretch carbon fiber material”
I never thought I would buy or wear a pair of inner boxing gloves, but after cycling through a large number of splints and struggling to find something that is comfortable to wear no matter what I am doing, it was time to look for creative solution. RDX is well-known for manufacturing high quality equipment and these liners are comfortable to wear, fit my smaller hands well and have helped improve wrist and thumb stability during particularly demanding tasks and reduced pain and discomfort.
They are worth trying for anyone with chronic pain and wrist joint problems, like Carpal tunnel syndrome, repetitive strain, arthritis and Joint hypermobility syndrome. Recommended.
The review is based on the RDX Inner Gloves, Size: Medium. Read more about Ergohacks’ eco and access used in reviews. This article was first published on 1 July 2016.