What is the Aqua Boxing Glove?
By the name itself, I knew it was a boxing glove filled with water. At the same time, it's not what I thought it would be.
The Aqua Boxing Glove is not an alternative to the Aqua Punching Bag – a punching bag filled with water.
Instead, it's just a weighted boxing glove and not meant for punching anything except air.
When empty, each glove weighs 1.5lbs (~0.7kg), as heavy as most weighted gloves. Weighted gloves usually weigh around 1 – 2lbs each. When filled with water the Aqua Boxing Glove can weigh up to 7lbs. It's a lot heavier than your average weighted glove.
The Aqua Boxing Glove is makes home fitness programs like from Mirror and Fightcamp a lot more challenging but it's not because of its' weight. The water in the glove gives it an interesting effect when in use. It gives you a varied weight distribution depending on the position of your hands.
According to the maker it lets you mimic the “fatigue you experience in an actual boxing match”. When partially full, the movement of water in the gloves provides some instability and makes you work harder to maintain proper form while shadow boxing.
Can you use it to punch a wall?
The Aqua Boxing Glove is made of durable commercial vinyl, the same material used as boat buoys.
It's built to last but according to its maker, they are not intended for impact.
So if you it to punch a wall, you could potentially break it and make a mess.
Sizing is based on a standard 16oz boxing glove and it is made to fit a wide rage of adult hand sizes. It has an adjustable velcro strap for you to adjust the fit your preference.
You can get their hand wraps or use your own. The Aqua Boxing Glove quick hand wraps come in S/M and L/XL sizes. S/M fit hands a 6 – 8″ circumference and L/XL fit hands with 8 – 10″ circumference as on the the table below.
Sizing for the hand wraps and not the boxing glove itself
What's in the box?
- Heavier than normal weighted gloves
- Weighs only 1.5lbs without water
- Makes home workout programs more challenging
- Adds you instability when partially full
- It's a kickstarter program
- Not made for impact
If normal weighted gloves are not heavy enough for you, the Aqua Boxing Glove is something to consider. Each glove can weigh up to 7lbs when fully filled with water. The movement of water in the gloves also makes it unstable and forces your muscles to work harder.
For a limited time you can get pair at a discounted price of $99. There's an option where you can a pair of gloves together with quick wraps and a duffel bag for $149.
It's important to note that on Kickstarter, rewards are not guaranteed. However the owner of the project must regularly update backers.