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Best Muay Thai Hand Wraps

Muay Thai hand wraps are essential protective gear that every fighter should wear when training.

Wrapping your hands for Muay Thai will protect your knuckles, support your wrists and reduce the risk of breaking bones during training.

In this guide, we discuss some of the best hand wraps available and how to select the best hand wraps for your training.

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Why Use Muay Thai Hand Wraps?

A pair of hand wraps will ensure your wrists and hands are protected when you throw punches.

You should always wrap your hands before Muay Thai training.

Not wrapping your hands in Muay Thai can cause you to bruise your knuckles, sprain your hands or even break a bone.

A hand injury in Muay Thai can leave you out of the ring for months, or even cause your career to end prematurely.

A good pair of hand wraps is one of the most important pieces of Muay Thai gear. For this reason, you should always purchase the best Muay Thai hand wraps available on the market to protect your hands.

Eight Best Muay Thai Hand Wraps 

Let’s take a look at the eight best Muay Thai hand wraps on the market.


Fairtex Muay Thai Hand Wraps

Fairtex is a Thailand based brand that was founded back in 1958 by Bunjong Busarakamwongse, in Bangkok. It is known for manufacturing some of the best equipment, gear and apparel for not just Muay Thai, but also other martial arts and sports. Fairtex’s Muay Thai hand wraps continue to be one of the best Muay Thai hand wraps used by the boxers.

An overview of the features

  • 100% elastic.
  • Made from stretchy, soft cotton.
  • Come in the following size: 120 inches and 180 inches in length and standard width of 2 inches.
  • Durable and sturdy.
  • Product weight: 3.39 ounces.

What we like about Fairtex Hand Wraps

Stretchy and 100% elastic, Fairtex’s HW2-120 Elastic Cotton Hand Wraps, are made from a special, soft and flexible cotton intended to offer maximum comfort, support and padding. It allows full flexibility, without compromising on comfort or mobility in your wrists and fingers.


Sanabul Muay Thai Hand Wraps 

Sanabul Muay Thai hand wraps, just like their entire range of combat sports gear and equipment, are intended to provide fighters with the best possible protective gear to help them ‘stay in good health’ while training.

An overview of the features

  • Available in a variety of colours: black, blue, green, yellow, pink purple and red.
  • Length of the hand wraps 180: inches.
  • Made using a blended polyester material to keep your hands cool, and to allow proper ventilation inside.
  • The hand wrap is washable, made from semi-elastic, breathable and supple fabric.
  • Closure Type: Velcro.
  • Also included in the package is a hand wrap washing bag.

What we like about the Sanabul Hand Wraps

According to fighter reviews, Sanabul’s hand wraps are some of the best Muay Thai hand wraps available in terms of durability and comfort. Rightly so, as the materials used to make these wraps are intended to not just allow your hands to be cool and moisture-free, but also to be sturdy and strong.


Hayabusa Muay Thai Hand Wraps

Hayabusa is one of the leading martial arts manufacturers across the globe that is known for producing some of the best Muay Thai hand wraps.

The brand also produces versatile and durable equipment for boxing, jiu-jitsu and other contact sports. Hayabusa products are definitely on the higher end of the spectrum in terms of price, but, when it comes to quality, nothing is compromised and only the best of the best make it out for sale and distribution.

An overview of features

  • Available in multiple colours.
  • Designed using a latex-free, cotton and elastane blend that provides full flexibility.
  • The fabric is light, stretchy and breathable.
  • It has an extra-wide hook and loop closure system.
  • Size of the product: 180 inches in length, and a standard 2 inches in width.
  • Machine washable and dryer safe.

What we like about the Hayabusa Hand Wraps

What’s not to like? The hand wraps are the perfect blend of durability and elasticity, allowing the product to retain its stretchiness and breathability. This means you have comfort and protection, in one single product.


RDX Muay Thai Hand Wraps 

RDX is a brand based in the United Kingdom, that offers some of the best Muay Thai hand wraps, along with boxing, MMA, and combat sports equipment.

An overview of features

  • Comes in a variety of colours: red, blue, yellow, green, pink and black.
  • Length of the hand wraps is 4.5 meters, and the width is a standard 2 inches.
  • It comes with an easy hook and loop closure to help with easy fastening and removal.
  • The product is made of an elastic, cotton-fibre fabric that offers better protection, padding and insulation.

What we like about the RDX Hand Wraps

Thicker than your average hand wrap, RDX’s collection is perhaps one of the best Muay Thai hand wraps to offer complete padding and support to both the wrist and knuckles. It effectively braces your hand and cushions any major impact without jarring your bones or bruising your muscles.


RDX Hand Wraps – Inner Glove

RDX offer a variety of the best MMA equipment, Muay Thai hand wraps and protective gear on the market. One such product in their collection is the RDX Inner Glove. Offering the same benefits of a regular hand wrap, these gloves provide an easy and quick fix to wrapping up your hands, without any of the usual hassles involved.

An overview of features

  • Compact and shell-shock absorbent padding that provides impact absorption.
  • Thumbhole is fitted for safety and support.
  • Made with a lightweight, woven carbon-fibre fabric that offers better resistance for splits, tears and cracks.
  • The inner gloves come with a 75cm long, Quick-EZ hook and loop system that ensures proper alignment as well as firm, immovable support.
  • Equipped with thermal regulation technology that removes odour and wetness.

Twins Muay Thai Hand Wraps

Twins is a Thailand-based, Muay Thai and martial arts apparel brand, that manufactures some of the best Muay Thai hand wraps for fighters. It offers an affordable range of protective Muay Thai gear to its customers.

An overview of features

  • Made from elastic cotton fabric, these wraps are 100% mouldable, stretchy and soft.
  • It offers maximum coverage, full support and unhindered flexibility.
  • The length is measured at 5m, and the width at 5cm.
  • Twins wraps come in eighteen different colours.

What we like about the Twins Hand Wraps

Twins’ hand wraps are longer than your average hand wraps, allowing you complete freedom and more than enough material to wrap your hands however you see fit.


Sanabul Insert Hand Wraps

Sanabuls MMA equipment is associated with some of the best fighters in combat sports including Michael Bisping and Guilherme ‘Bomba’ Vasconcelos. Exclusive and trendy, Sanabul’s collection is known for its niche designs and eye-catching appearance.

An overview of features

  • Gel padding in the knuckle and palm area.
  • Extra-long wrist support.
  • Lightweight and mouldable.

What we like about the Sanabul Insert Wraps

Completely redesigned, Sanabul’s new range of Muay Thai hand wraps are made to protect your hands. How? The wrap comes fitted with a gel padding along the length of your knuckles and palms. This gel padding technology not only means an extra layer of protective padding for your hands, it also reduces calluses and blisters on your fingers and your palms.


Everlast Muay Thai Hand Wraps

Everlast has been around since the 1900s and has been catering to fighters and trainers for over a century. Today, with branches and stores open in over 100 countries worldwide, Everlast’s collection of martial arts gear offers some of the best Muay Thai hand wraps in terms of durability, support and hygiene.

An overview of features

  • Product length: 180 inches.
  • Machine-friendly.
  • Made from washable polyester and nylon blend material.
  • Breathable and elastic fabric.
  • Provides firm padding around knuckles, palm and wrist to increase protection.
  • Features EverfreshTM technology which treats bacterial and fungal risks.

What we like about the Everlast Hand Wraps

Everlast EverfreshTM has an antibacterial treatment that fights bacterial growth caused by sweat and moisture, as well as offensive odours, to keep your hands fresh and clean.


Muay Thai Hand Wraps FAQ’s

What Is The Best Brand Of Muay Thai Hand Wraps?

We prefer using established Muay Thai brands such as Top King, Twins and Fairtex.

We also recommend international brands such as Sanabul and RDX.

How Long Are Muay Thai Hand Wraps?

The standard length for adult Muay Thai hand wraps is 180 inches (4.5 metres).

There are shorter lengths available for children or females with smaller hands.

How Many Pairs Of Muay Thai Hand Wraps Should I Buy?

You should use a clean pair of hand wraps every time you train.

If you use a dirty pair of hand wraps, they will not only smell bad, but can cause a bacteria infection.

How To Wash Muay Thai Hand Wraps

You should wash your hand wraps after every training session.

To wash your hand wraps, simply put them in the washing machine with your other martial arts equipment.

If your hand wraps are brand new, we recommend washing them on their own for the first wash as the colours might run.

Muay Thai Hand Wraps Top Tips

Below is a list of top tips for wrapping your hands in Muay Thai.

  • Always wrap your hands in Muay Thai
  • Remember to focus on the padding around your knuckles
  • Don’t wrap your hands too tightly as it will cut off blood circulation
  • Support your wrists
  • Wrap your hands tight enough
  • Remember to wrap around your thumb
  • Make sure they are not upside down

How To Wrap Your Hands In Muay Thai

Check out Liam Harrison’s video on how to wrap your hands in Muay Thai.

Conclusion

So, to wrap the article up— the next time you’re looking to buy a new pair of Muay Thai hand wraps, remember that the purpose of them is to ensure that they properly support your wrists, knuckles and hands, without limiting movement and circulation.

Even the best Muay Thai hand wraps, will still be ineffective if you do not wrap your hands the right way.

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Gareth Davies

I'm a martial arts competitor and enthusiast. Over the last 15 years, I have trained and competed in several martial arts. I live in Manchester U.K working as a strength & conditioning coach when I'm not travelling and exploring martial arts around the world.
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