Updated: Aug 6, 2021
Hand wraps are an essential piece of boxing equipment – which is why we included them in our article: 5 Essential Pieces of Boxing Equipment. Properly wrapped hands improves boxing performance because they give you the confidence to punch with power.
The reason why hand wraps can promote confidence is because they dramatically reduce injury susceptibility. In addition to reducing injury, such as fractures and breaks, hand wraps can also reduce the severity of post-training soreness.
This article brings you the 5 best boxing wraps. Each pair has been selected because they have received extensive positive customer feedback. Furthermore, the hand wraps below satisfy some essential requirements. These requirements have been briefly outlined in the Buyer’s Guide.
When you decide on a pair of hand wraps, you’ll probably want to learn how to apply them properly. Learning to wrap your hands for the first time can be a bit confusing. To help you master the art of hand wrapping we’ve produced a how to guide which can be found at the end of this review.
Boxing hand wrap Buyer’s Guide
Before buying a pair of wraps you should firstly know what to look out for because not all wraps were created equal.
When choosing hand wraps you should always opt for those made from elasticated cotton. This is a superior material because it moulds to the shape of your hands. The same cannot be said of non-elasticated fabrics.
Moreover, elasticated materials stay taught during tough training sessions. This improves the protection they offer as they are less likely to unfold from your hands or bunch in your boxing glove.
4-metre long wraps
The hand wraps you select should be a minimum of 4-metres in length. Hand wraps shorter than 4-metres will not provide the same level of protection. Of course, the shorter the wrap the thinner the protective layer of padding.