In a hurry? Check out My top recommendations:
While boxing is a punishing sport in general, the body part that consistently takes the most punishment is your hands. This is why one of the most important steps to take when preparing to box is wrapping your hands with an effective handwrap.
A step that a lot of beginners new to the sport will skip over.
In order to help you find a wrap that will work for you, we have compiled a list of some popular boxing wraps on the market today. Included with each product is a description so that you can easily find the type of wrap that fits your needs.
Top 7 Boxing Wraps
The Top Hand Wraps for Boxing
1. Sanabul Elastic Professional Handwraps
These affordable wraps are some of the most popular in the sport because of their durability, length, and comfort. Because of the material, these Sanabul wraps pass the durability test, and the 180″ is a good length for most hand sizes.
Overall, this is a popular and highly rated wrap.
2. Everlast Professional Hand Wraps
Another affordable option, these breathable, comfortable wraps come in multiple colors and lengths to help you get exactly what you are looking for. Like the Sanabul wraps, they are soft and stretchy, which helps protect your hands comfortably.
That said, they do seem to require a bit of care, as many customers reported that the fabric is easily worn down when the velcro catches on the main fabric of the wrap. Overall, they do a good job of comfortably protecting your hands beneath the glove.
3. Ringside Mexican Style Boxing Wraps
Mexican-style wraps are so-named because of the stretchiness of the fabric, and these definitely fit the bill. This stretchiness may help reduce soreness after a workout and is why many boxers prefer this style. While thinner than most wraps because they still protect the hand and wrist bones during a workout or fight.
Like the other wraps, they are offered in the popular length of 180 inches, and so should fit most boxers. Affordable, and with many color options, they are a popular choice. One downside to these wraps is they don’t seem to be quite as durable as some of the others.
4. Venum Boxing Handwraps
A bit shorter than the others listed here, these wraps are great for women or others with smaller hands. They come in two sizes, but both are shorter than 180″. While they are stretchy, they are not quite as stretchy as Mexican-style wraps.
Overall, they are great for people with smaller hands who want a variety of sizes and color options.
5. Sanabul Paw V.2 Gel Handwrap Gloves
Designed as a glove, this product is more versatile than a traditional hand wrap. While they fit under a boxing glove, they also can be used as you do more traditional workouts and strength training, such as sparring, lifting, and using pull-up bars.
Offered in multiple sizes and colors, the customer should be able to get the fit and look they want.
6. Fairtex Elastic Cotton Hand-wraps
Made in Thailand, and more expensive than the other options, these 100% cotton wraps come in two sizes: 180″ and 120,” so each customer can get the size that works best for them. One reason they are so expensive is that they are made from high-quality materials.
Overall, because of the high-quality materials, they do a great job protecting your hands!
7. RDX Boxing Hand Wraps Inner Gloves
The most expensive product on this list is another set of gloves. Like the ones above, the glove-style means they are much more versatile than traditional hand wraps.
These ones have a gel-padding insert that helps protect your hand under the glove, and the webbing between the fingers helps give you maximum movement and comfort.
Overall, they are a very well-made product that is comfortable and easy to use.
How To Wrap Your Hands in the Boxing Style
While purchasing the right product is important, wrapping your hands correctly is just as necessary.
Once you have your chosen wrap, follow these simple steps to ensure you are ready to go!
- Spread your fingers out while you look at the back of your hand.
- Place the thumb loop over your thumb and bring the wrap over the back of your hand.
- Bring the wrap around your wrist, and then do that twice more (three total wrist wraps).
- Next, when it loops back to the back of the hand, wrap it around your thumb going from wrist to the inside of the thumb (between thumb and pointer finger).
- When the wrap comes to the back of the hand after circling the thumb, take back around your wrist once more. This helps stabilize your wrist joint.
- After you go around your wrist once more, bring the wrap up towards your pinkie, and then wrap your knuckles on the inside of your thumb three times. Don’t wrap them too tightly, or you could start to cut off circulation.
- Next, bring the wrap around your wrist again. Now we will pull the wrap between each individual finger.
- Start with your pinkie and ring finger. With the wrap on the back of your hand bring it down between the pinkie and ring finger and then upon your wrist behind your thumb.
- Repeat this with between each set of fingers until you get are finished with the space between your middle and pointer fingers.
- Wrap it around your wrist once more, and then a couple more times around your knuckles.
- As you near the end of the wrap, bring it back around your wrist until you reach the end and can velcro it together.
Wrapping it this way will help give full support to your hand and wrist throughout your workout, and protect the many small bones and joints in your hands.