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How to choose Boxing Headgear

By March 29, 2018 October 9th, 2019 How to choose

What you’ll learn in this review:

  • The different types of headgear available for Boxing
  • How to fit headgear
  • How to choose headgear for the type of sport and training environment

The different types of headgear available for Boxing:

#1 – Open Face Headgear
– For amateur boxing
– No chin protection and pretty easy on/off
– Maximum vision and maximum coolness
– Lace adjustment on top
– Velcro adjustment at the back
– Low profile – great for ducking and weaving


#2 – Full Face Headgear
– Most protective headgear
– This headgear is specially made with gel cheek inserts
– Extra thick cowhide leather
– Extra thick ears
– Eardrum protection
– Designed for heavy boxing sparring
– Sweat-wicking linings on the side – prevents the headgear moving around
– Velcro at the back
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#3 – Jaw Saver Headgear
– Designed for sparring
– Maximum protection of your face
– Protects your jaw

How to fit headgear

– Make sure it gives you full peripheral vision, especially for Kickboxing and Thai boxing
– Make sure the headgear protects your ear
– Ultimately, the headgear should provide ultimate protection if you’re preparing for a fight or heavy sparring.

How to choose headgear for the type of sport and training environment

– Open Face: Mainly for hotter training climates as the open face won’t feel hot on your face.
– Full Face: Ideal for mild and colder temperatures. Not great for hotter climates as it will sweat alot more.
– Jaw Saver: Pretty similar to the Full Face one.