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The Best Gear for Sparring with Icy Mike


Icy Mike goes through his best gear for sparring featuring the Travel Locker bag and the S5 All Rounder Gloves

The Revgear Travel Locker is the ultimate gear bag and Icy Mike wouldn’t go anywhere without his. The question is, how does he fill it? In this video, Icy Mike gives us his run down of the best gear for sparring in his opinion.

First up is the Travel Locker itself. Mike likes it because it is a big bag designed to carry all your gear, but it is lightweight, comfortable and affordable too. The first pair of gloves he pulls out are the F1 Competitors. Mike likes the look of them and uses them for teaching seminars and hitting the bag. This is a best gear for sparring video though, so Mike really uses the S5 All Rounders which he has lauded in this video. Mike believes they are the best sparring gloves as they have a padding bias towards the front and a European narrow hand cage giving an unfair advantage.

The next item in his best gear for sparring are the Venum shin guards because he doesn’t get his kicks checked too often. He recommends the Revgear Heavy Hitters for those who need more shin protection. Mike also has a pair of MS1 MMA gloves in his bag so that he can practice self defense, bareknuckle boxing and MMA sparring. They have the perfect amount of padding and have open palms.

Mike also recommends Revgear 180 inch hand wraps in his best gear for sparring. When combined with knuckle guards, they are his go to for hand protection. In addition, while talking about protection, Mike recommends a Diamond MMA cup. Mike also prefers the Impact custom made mouth guard to protect his teeth.

Mike also brings extra shirts because you should always change your shirt between classes. He also packs Lysol, mints and nail clippers.

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.