MMA sparring gloves weigh from 7 to 9oz, and Venum has opted to make these 8 ozs. These are made from rather good quality PU leather, but they can’t match the quality of the more expensive Hayabusa T3 Hybrid MMA Gloves. That said, in this price range, the Venum Challenger 3.0 have pretty good leather quality.
Now, one of the most important factors when looking at MMA sparring gloves is the amount of padding they have. Venum has done a pretty good job with that, as in this price range, these offer the most amount of padding.
Most of the padding is obviously in the knuckle area, but it was surprising to see how much padding these have in the wrist area. The thumb area is also filled with an optimal amount of padding, so you can rest assured that it will be protected as much as it can be.
Where Venum did an excellent job in the sweat absorption department since the inside of the glove is made from neoprene, which also makes the glove more durable.
In terms of wrist support, these feature a Velcro strap like most MMA gloves. The whole Velcro system is pretty large, and we liked the fit it offered.