Muay Thai Gear and Guides

Your Muay Thai Equipment Will Help or Hinder.

I research gear so you make the best decision as you begin your journey and grow!


Possibly the most subjective piece of gear you will own. Here you will find what to look for in muay thai gloves. Beginners save money now and start your research for your upgrades!

Shin Guards

Conditioning your shins will come in time, but protect them now and don't feel as bad kicking your friends when sparring. PLUS, some extras to help you avoid ripping your achilles skin.


Traditional Muay Thai shorts are a popular design but now there are more options. From material to features, I will explain the pros and cons.


Why You Can Trust This Site and Me For Muay Thai Gear

There is no problem not knowing what to buy, especially when you are just starting out. It is intimidating making sure you have a respected brand and your gear has the best design for Muay Thai.

Luckily, I am wildly analytical and have a ton of experience with analysis paralysis. You are going to benefit from hours of research including watching videos, reading other review sites, contacting the brands themselves, and trying out the gear.

I promise to be honest with you and share our experience.

PLUS, I created this site to help my friends and fellow students make easy decisions. It is a labor of love, so you get my passion and not my attempt to sell you something you don't need. The only way I get paid is through affiliate links. If you click on a product you like and purchase it, I get the smallest amount in return. This does not sway our suggestions in any way.


Not every gym requires you to get your own headgear. But, I suggest you do. You don't know if the last person cleaned them properly, and that is NOT a problem you want.

Mouth Guards

It is way more expensive to fix a chipped tooth than to have a mouth guard...or two...or maybe even 20 or more. Get the point?

Hand Wraps

Seems basic, right? A wrap around your hand. What about size, elastic vs non, slip-ons (with gel!)...get the idea?

Foot/Ankle Wraps

Much like hand wraps but for the opposite end of your body. After a few kicks, you'll see why I recommend them.

Elbow Pads

When the time comes and your gym allows you to spar with elbows, you will need pads. Your partner doesn't want a split eyebrow.

Knee Pads

Another buffer that allows you to throw a little harder but not hurt your partner. Plus, protect your joints as you get older.

"Thai" Pads

These are the most popular pads at your gym. However, sometimes the gyms are destroyed, so own a pair.

Focus Mitts

Great for increasing accuracy and speed. These little pads have huge benefits and can be used anywhere.

Belly Pads

Conditioning your abs in the beginning is great! As you level up, the teeps get tougher!

Strike Shield

This is a very versatile pad and there are slight features that matter quite a bit. You will love this for training with strong kickers.

Thigh Pads

Dead legs hurt! Believe me, I will get to a great story in here of a week long dead leg. These also help you flex into kicks.


What's more important than a cool graphic? Discover why I choose certain materials, length, and brands.

Gym Bags

A big duffel works and so does a backpack. But, what if you ride a motorcycle - where are the waterproof bags? See our suggestions.

Real Leather vs Synthetic Muay Thai Gloves: Which Is Better?

Real Leather vs Synthetic Muay Thai Gloves: Which Is Better?

Real leather and synthetic leather are two commonly utilized materials for the manufacturing of muay thai and boxing gloves. Let's explore their pros and cons! ...more


April 28, 20237 min read

Muay Thai Gloves vs. Boxing Gloves: The Crucial Differences Explained

Muay Thai Gloves vs. Boxing Gloves: The Crucial Differences Explained

Although they share some similarities, boxing and Muay Thai have unique sets of rules and equipment, with gloves being one of the most crucial pieces of protective gear in either discipline. ...more


April 26, 20239 min read

Muay Thai Glove Weight and Size: The Essential Factors to Consider

Muay Thai Glove Weight and Size: The Essential Factors to Consider

Are you confused by the size and weight of Muay Thai gloves? Let's break down the weights/sizes and their ideal uses. ...more


April 25, 20237 min read

How to Clean Muay Thai Gloves

How to Clean Muay Thai Gloves

There are three major parts to this process: Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Drying. Learn how to keep your muay thai gloves clean here. ...more


February 26, 20236 min read

Featured Muay Thai Gear

Below are featured because I have personally used them and they will get you started.

You won't be investing a ton of money and you will have the quality to keep you safe and comfortable.

Elite 16oz Gloves

Affordable, great design, wrist cuff stretch for incredible support

Sanabul Gel Ankle Guard

Ankle support, grip for kicks, protect stressed foot muscles

Venum Predator Mouthguard

Affordable, rubber shell over custom mold top and bottom

Elite Shin Guards

Affordable, ergonomic, ,good strap placement


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