Rated 1 out of 5 by babee i've purchased these gloves about 2 years ago when I first brought Turbo Jam and the gloves says that you can "wash them" but evidently, if you're are actually working out with them, with all the sweat that is coming off your hands and everything, they eventually fall apart at the velcro.
So, now I have to put rubber bands and paper clips on them because I'm no seamstress. Besides the cons, the pros are that the gloves are functional and they work while one is working out but just don't expect them to stay on your hands for long, that's if you're really doing a workout with them.
April 12, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Emmaline Lightweight additions to the workout
At first, I thought these were awkward, but now I really think they're great -- perfect addition to my workout and I can still pick up heavier weights when called for.
March 29, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jessica Love the gloves!
I love the gloves I feel naked to work out without them. They get a little gross after a few weeks but I just use my steam mop on the gloves and they are fresh and as good as new. Works like a charm. I used them so much I wore a hole in them and the sand is leaking out. I wish there was a sealed pouch inside to contain the sand.
March 23, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tex These gloves...
A lot of these reviews are pretty negative. Yes, the gloves do get a little gross looking after a couple of weeks (you should see mine!), but I don't think that it is that horrible. If you're sweating, it's good! I love my gloves and my hands feel naked without them. The only complaint I have is that the velcro on one of my gloves was sewed on poorly, and doesn't always strap on very well... but that is easily fixed! Pick up a sewing needle and some thread and there you go! I do think these could be made a little more durable, but perhaps in the near future Beachbody will change that. Why does Chalene get to wear different gloves, anyway? I want what she's got!
Anyway, I like this product and feel like they've made my punches more effective and my arms stronger. Planning on buying some for my mom!
February 19, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Milliondollarholla Don't waste your money on these.
What a great concept, too bad these things are garbage. I've been looking for a decent pair of weighted work out gloves since I got these. I used them TWICE before the seam started to come apart around the sand section. Within a week I had lost all the sand in one side of the glove. I have to wear these gloves with weights in my palm just to hold them on because of how terrible the velcro is. I actually have to wear elastic bands around BOTH gloves just to keep them on.
Also, they are really nasty. You can't wash these things AT ALL.
Dude, these things are junk. And it's really such a shame, because they could have been so much more!
(PS. These are not the same gloves anyone uses in any of the Turbo Jam videos....interesting...)
February 18, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by LadyRN99 Great idea poor manufacturing.
The idea is great and I would like another pair but hope that I can find one that lasts longer than a month. I have had to repair the ones I received over and over and just cannot justify purchasing the same ones. Sorry Chalene.
February 6, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by justasimplegirl Good Idea. Bad Engineering.
Most reviews I've read are right on spot. They are difficult, if not impossible, to clean. They are not durable, and they move during the workout. The only thing that I found helpful to prevent shifting during the workout was to put the sand/weighted part on my palm.
February 4, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by annemc123 Gloves are uncomfortable
The gloves are too small at the fingers and the wrist. They do not let you pick up things easily, like my water bottle.
January 25, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by jk not secure
gloves move around to much during work out. do to weight being all in one area.
January 23, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Peaches Velcro doesn't stick, sand coming out
I would not recommend these gloves to anyone. I love the idea, but they do not hold up. They are difficult to clean and are not durable. After only using them about a dozen times and cleaning them once, the sand started coming out of the gloves during my workouts. Ick. This of course was reducing the weight of the gloves too. The ones Chalene wears in the Turbo Jam video look a lot different... I wonder where I can find those!??
January 12, 2011