- No need for adjusters or straps—so easy to put on/take off!
- Excellent ventilation and breathability; very comfortable
- Durable, reliable, and versatile
No palm support/padding for bench pressing, not suitable for small hands
If you're looking for a minimalist pair of workout gloves, you'll love these. They're actually gym grips, with a slip-on design that provides you added grip while lifting. They won't provide more padding to cushion for bench presses, but the 100% leather palm pad will help you grip more securely as you Deadlift, Squat, and Pull-Up.
People with smaller hands complain that the grips are bulky and interfere with their grip, but those with average- and larger-sized hands love the added traction provided. Their minimalist design makes them comfortable, easy to slip on and off, and versatile enough for any workout.
The gym grip is simple: it's a leather pad atop a cloth backing, with four holes to slip your fingers into. While it helps you to grip bars more easily, it won't provide cushioning for your palms. Their lack of wrist support forces your joints/muscles to adapt to the heavier weight, leading to stronger secondary (stabilizing) muscles.
At $20, these may seem like very little "glove" for a high price tag. These are ideal for those who prefer the minimalist style to enhance their grip without using a fully covering glove. They're one of the most useful pieces of gym gear for CrossFit, HIIT, and traditional resistance training.
- Rated #2 in 8 Best Weight Lifting Gloves