UFC Fighter Arnold Allen reviews the S4 Sparring Glove

Revgear’s top-of-the-line lace-up S4 Sparring Glove has been a huge hit with professional fighters and serious amateurs alike. The S4 Sparring Glove is an impressive addition to a fighter’s kit bag. Here, UFC fighter Arnold Allen shares his thoughts on the glove with Alex Wright and talks about why he likes it so much.

What are you using over at Tristar at the moment?
I am using 16 oz Winning gloves.

How does the S4 Sparring Glove compare to the Winning?
I like the wrist support on the S4 and the knuckle padding is very firm. They feel very snug when you put them on.

What do you look for in a sparring glove?
I like good padding on the knuckles and support for the wrist. I was using a pair of Rivals before when I had a hand injury but they were too big and heavy.

Do you prefer lace-ups to velcro?
I do. I feel I can get much better support on the wrist with lace-ups. I feel a lot safer in these.

What are your overall impressions of the S4 Sparring Glove?
They are top-quality. I really like the old-school look.

The S4 Sparring Glove is a high-end, top-quality glove with a great price tag. The length of the glove means that you get exceptional wrist support and the firm padding over the knuckle means you can punch with confidence. The quality construction will support your game for years to come and can withstand anything you throw at it (or throw it at). Its classic look is given a twist with a bolt of yellow, making it a beautiful glove, as well as a practical piece of kit that won’t let you down. Real fighters rely on Revgear, and it doesn’t get more reliable than the S4.


Tom Billinge Tom is the Editor of Revgear Sports and the founder of WarYoga. He is a 10th Planet purple belt and a Muay Thai Kru having spent over two decades in the sport in Thailand and around the world. Tom has trained Lethwei in Myanmar, Kushti wrestling in India, Zurkhaneh sports in Iran, boxing throughout Europe, and catch wrestling in the USA. Tom also resurrected the ancient techniques of traditional British bareknuckle pugilism from archaic manuals.