Psst! Great looking hand wraps are nice, but there are a few
hand wrap basics that you should consider, first.
(The type, length, stretch-factor, and material of your hand wraps are super-important...)
Sure, hand wraps are functional... But that doesn't mean they can't be fun, too...
Ever since my first Muay Thai classes, I've had a thing for fun, colorful, and uniquely printed hand wraps...
But printed hand wraps are often made of thin, crappy material... and that makes wrapping your hands more difficult & time-consuming. And it's pretty much impossible to discern the weight of the material used in a hand wrap, without feeling them in person.
So it took me a long process of trial & error to find fun hand wraps for Muay Thai and boxing that are also functional...
Here are a few of my favorite boxing hand wraps, based on both style and function...
These Title Boxing hand wraps are my favorite, hands down. They have the perfect amount of stretch (described as "semi-elastic") and the perfect weight... depending upon the print (because nothing is ever easy).
The trick is to buy "prints" that are woven into the fabric... and generally that means stripes.
For example, these designs use the nice, thick material you want:
But these designs do not:
I know... sad, right? The good news is that the solid colors are always a safe bet, and these Title Boxing hand wraps come in a wide variety of colors:
If you really want fancy prints (and are ready roll your wraps after each wash, or set aside an extra few minutes to work through the folds while you wrap)... opt for Meister Hand Wraps.
While Title's printed wraps will cost you $9-$12, Meister offers wraps of similarly crappy quality for around $4... with just as many fancy prints:
Of course, they won't last long... but at $4 a pop, you can afford to buy new ones.
Hand wraps with fancy prints are usually made of thin material. Unless you're willing to take the time to roll-up your wraps after each wash, they will be a bitch to put on...
Designs that are woven into the fabric (like stripes) are often a safer bet than super fancy, printed hand wraps.
Title Boxing's Semi-Elastic or Mexican-Style hand wraps in solid colors or stripes are great.