types of weightlifting gloves

20 Jun 2022

There are various types of sports gloves. "Type" refers to "design concept" rather than "brand". Most of the "best sports gloves" resources you find online only discuss brands, not design concepts.The following shows the most popular weightlifting gloves design concepts based on wrist support, coverage area and the type of material used.


1.Weightlifting gloves with wrist (support)

These gloves usually come with a wrist strap. After putting on the gloves, please fasten the wristband firmly to provide support for the wrist to complete the operation. The size or thickness of the wristband is different. The choice of thickness depends on the amount of support required and the degree of comfort required.

Supported fitness gloves are beneficial in protecting the wrist from twisting and spraining.

2.Weightlifting gloves without wrist strap (support)

These are gloves or grip pads without a wraparound wrist strap, so there is no support on the base or wrist. Some people like these gloves because it reduces their reliance on wrist support wraps-many people think this interferes with correct body shape (slimming).

Area coverage

Regarding the area coverage, weightlifting gloves are divided into three design types:

1.Full finger weightlifting gloves

As the name suggests, the full-finger glove covers the entire surface, namely the palm and fingers. This complete coverage means that no part of your hand is exposed. It can protect you from calluses, blisters or any type of stimulation when lifting weights, such as dumbbells, barbells, etc.

2.Half-finger or fingerless weightlifting gloves

Fingerless gloves can stagnate three-quarters, half, or one-quarter of the fingers. Most reviews of fingerless gloves indicate that this design is preferred because it provides greater comfort. Even without lifting weights, they are more breathable and comfortable when worn in the gym.

Type of material used to

Depending on the material used, there are different types of weightlifting gloves. These include:


Leather weightlifting gloves are very common. They are durable, so they can serve you for a long time. When lifting weights, leather can also provide better grip. In addition, most exquisite leather gloves can reduce the burden of heavy rods and rods.


Rubber gloves are also very comfortable and durable. Although they are not as strong as leather, they can still provide good grip when you bear different weights. Some linings can wick away sweat and make your weightlifting experience comfortable.

3.Neoprene material

This is a synthetic rubber, usually used in the production of weightlifting gloves to improve the grip when carrying. One of the advantages of neoprene material is that it has both heat resistance and water resistance. Therefore, it is good for people with sweating.


This material is widely used in many industries. Because of its rubber-like material, it can be used to produce sports gloves, especially to enhance grip and provide friction. When silicone is worn with neoprene on sports gloves, it can provide extra grip.

5.Cotton net

The best part about cotton gloves is that they are breathable. Generally, cotton is a durable material and is the first choice in all types of clothing. After being carefully crafted and padded, cotton mesh weightlifting gloves provide comfort, protect your hands, and most importantly, keep your hands ventilated (to make your hands breathable).


A synthetic fiber made of polymer, usually used in the production of sports gloves. Spandex materials are usually lightweight, sweat-resistant, flexible, and durable. And they are easy to clean.

Half-finger weightlifting gloves with wrist guard

(1) The most common type of sports gloves.

(2) They have minimal air permeability.

(3) Protect hands from calluses, suitable for use in cold weather.They also have wrist support to help you avoid unnecessary wrist injuries when lifting heavy objects.

Fingerless gloves with extended pad and wrist strap

(1) These gloves have fingerless gears and are exposed at the knuckles.

(2) Designed to provide flexibility while preventing calluses when you lift weights.

Four-finger open palmless gloves

(1) Designed to promote free movement because it does not restrict the thumb.

(2) It also eliminates excessive reliance on gloves.

(3) You can enhance your grip, exercise your muscles and avoid injuries, and prevent calluses and blisters.

Grip pad

(1) If you want to avoid sweating palms that make you lose your grip on the weight, then these are the best grip pads.

(2) They slip easily. Some grip pads have wrist rests.

Five-finger half-finger gloves, open top

(1) These gloves can only protect your fingers from the creases of calluses.

(2) Maximum air permeability.

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