Are you a Muay Thai enthusiast looking for your new piece of fighting gear?
If you are searching for your new gloves or you just want to see some reviews before buying then you’ve come to the right place.
We have already written about the top Muay Thai gloves where we have also featured the classic Yokkao Matrix gloves.
Today we are going to present you a more in-depth review of Yokkao Mayan Muay Thai gloves which are basically Yokkao Matrix but with a different design and not just plain color.
Yokkao is a fairly new and exciting brand on the Muay Thai gear scene. The Bangkok company was started in 2010 and quickly took off mainly because of their fight team featuring famous Muay Thai stars including the legend Saenchai.
But that is not the only thing that contributed to Yokkao’s quick success. They also provide high-quality fighting gear with a really cool non-standard design.
These two factors are a recipe for success and this is why the brand is now one of the leading manufacturers of Muay Thai equipment.
Yokkao Muay Thai Gloves Review
- Tribal-inspired design
- Premium-Quality Cowhide Leather
- Comfort Fit
- Double-stitched seams
- Handmade in Thailand
As we already mentioned, Yokkao are famous for their flashy and innovative designs. In this aspect, they are definitely a head above the competition. Even with their simpler designs, you can find colors that you won’t see anywhere else.
If you are a fan of a flashy look then you will definitely like the Mayan style gloves.
The design of these gloves is Mayan tribal-inspired and it looks great especially if you have some other products from the collection. The gloves are from all-leather construction with double stitched seams for extra durability.
A good feature that we noticed are 7 little holes on the palm of the glove for breathability during training.
The logo is stitched on the strap and helps for a more complete look.
Protection & Padding
Protection is one of the qualities that Yokkao Muay Thai gloves really shine with.
The gloves are very well-padded and distributed everywhere on the hand. The padding used is soft and offers great protection for you and your partner.
That is the reason why they are a little bit bulkier. We got 14oz gloves and size-wise they look just as big as 16oz gloves from other brands.
So if you are looking for a well-padded glove that offers great protection then this is the right choice.
As far as fit goes we can agree that there is no one-size-fits-all. In comparison with other brands, we find them a little bit bigger. However, the fit still feels snug and stable.
If you are wondering between 2 sizes then you are a smaller individual maybe it will be better to get the smaller size. As we already mentioned, the protection and padding are one of the best so even if you get smaller gloves you can still use them for sparring.
Now, we can’t talk about durability first hand because we only tried the gloves for a week before writing this review.
However, the fact that they are made from real leather and the stitching looks nice we can conclude that they would probably hold up pretty well over time.
These gloves are a premium product and are priced accordingly. If you are looking for a cheap glove to start training then this is definitely not for you.
If you are serious about Muay Thai training and you want to try high-quality gloves, made from genuine leather and offering great protection then you should give these Yokkao gloves a try.