Combat Sports Big Pad Review

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The Combat Sports Big Pad is a kick pad that is structured and designed a bit different than others that are currently out there. Rather than sliding your arm through hook and loop style closures, this item has three different handles that you can simply hold on to. The handles are riveted on so you won't have to worry about them separating from the pad itself. They are made of rope that is covered with synthetic leather to provide you with an excellent grip. You won't have to worry about it sliding around and leaving you open to injuries while you are working with fighters of every skill level.

These kick pads are going to withstand the insane abuse that happens during combat sports training. They are made of materials that are built to last. This is an obvious advantage. Whether you are working with youth fighters just starting out or you are handling heavy hitters, these pads will handle it all beautifully. They are quite large to give a great striking surface. You will find that they are curved which helps the fighter hone in their strikes. Working with training tools like this can help to increase speed, strength, conditioning, and accuracy. Combat Sports has done a very nice job in the development of this set of pads. Overall, consumers are more than happy with the performance and level of protection that this product offers.

Editor's Pros & Cons
  • Affordable
  • Quite Durable
  • High-Quality Materials
  • Large Striking Surface
  • Stands Up To Constant Abuse
  • Solid & Durable Handles
  • Appropriate For All Skill Levels
  • Exceptionally Hard
  • Odd Smell
  • Heavy


There is not a whole lot of information and concerns about this brand. What we do know is that spiders are finding very good options to fit into their routines from Combat Sports. When you spend your day's training hard at home or in the gym trying to further your success in Combat Sports it is important that you acquire the right clothing, gear, and equipment. Not only will these items help to keep you safe they will also keep you comfortable. When you are on the hunt for pads, gloves, shin guards, protective equipment, bags, or other pieces of equipment and gear this brand is going to have an option for you. It appears as if they use high-quality materials and consumers are more than pleased with the results they're getting from their items. Their prices are typically more affordable than other brands that are out there. You may find that some of their items are not the very best quality, however, for the most part, we believe you will be pleased with your choices from this brand.


This brand has chosen to use some very solid materials in the construction of this item. As noted, it is exceptionally durable and will stand up well to the constant abuse that is related to Combat Sports training. The outer material is made from synthetic leather. Typically, synthetic leather is not as durable as genuine leather which means you're not going to get as much use with this product as you would others. However, consumers have noted that they are getting several years worth of use out of this item without showing any signs of a decrease in overall quality. It is filled with extremely dense foam padding. It is decent at absorbing shock and it's not going to break down after being struck thousands of times. The only other real materials are the handles. They are made of rope and covered in synthetic leather. They are riveted onto the pad so that you won't have to worry about them detaching. Overall, as you can see, this item is built to last.


The exceptionally firm padding that they use in this item is going to offer a high level of protection. When you are working with fighters of every level it's important that you're both well protected so you can continue to progress through training sessions. The foam is going to absorb and disperse the impact quite well. It is important to note that your fighters may want to wear shin protection while training with the pads. Unless your shins are exceptionally well conditioned you may end up with some bumps and bruises if training unprotected. From a trainer standpoint, the less shocked you are taking the better your whole body is going to feel after a long day. It's imperative that you feel great so that you can head back to the gym the next day. Overall, customers are very happy with the level of protection that this item provides for not only the fighter but also the trainer.


The fit of this item is not going to be a major concern. Unlike other options, there are three simple handles that you can hold on to while using this product. Typically, you will find a couple of hook and loop style velcro straps that go across your arm and a handle to hold onto. This fit is very secure, however, it can become very uncomfortable when you are training all day. The fact that this option will simply allow you to hold on to it is very convenient. With a good set of handles, you'll get a great grip. You won't have to worry about this item flying out of place while you are using it. Obviously, this is an advantage because you're not going to be leaving yourself open to injuries. The people that are using these pads to train Fighters are very happy with the style as they can simply pick them up and throw them down when they are finished.


Using these pads is going to be a bit more comfortable than others. This is again, due to the fact that it's not going to be strapped to your arm. You'll be able to simply pick the pad up when you are ready to start using it. It is a bit heavy so this can become uncomfortable if you are using them for long periods of time. Consumers are very happy that they don't have to strap this product to themselves. The fact that you're not going to have to worry too much on whether or not this item is comfortable is pretty awesome. You'll be able to disregard thoughts of straps digging into your skin and this can help to keep you focused on the training session that you are currently participating in. This option is a bit unique and structured differently than others but that is not necessarily a downfall. Actually, most people are quite pleased with the fact that this item stands in a different category but still offers a great level of protection.


This item is named appropriately when they called it the big pad it is a good representation of what it is. You'll be getting a very large striking surface that is suitable for fighters of every skill level. This item is a whopping 24 inches tall and 17 inches wide. As you can see, this is going to offer a large striking surface for any type of blow they can deliver. You'll be able to train your fighters in punches, kicks, elbows, and knees with ease. The thickness of your kick pads also plays a role in how well they're going to protect you when absorbed the blows that are being dished out. The padding used in this item is 5 and 1/2 inches thick. This is quite a bit thicker than the average set of kick pads. You really will be very well protected with ample room for your fighters to strike. Some people do find this item to be bulky, however, that seems to be expected from most people when they look at the overall size of it.


This set of big pants are fairly heavy. They weigh in at 8 pounds. As compared to other items in the same category this is quite a bit in terms of weight. Most pads come in weighing only 3 or 4 pounds. So, as you can see this is going to be a bit more of a burden to handle. When you are using heavy equipment you may notice that your muscles fatigue much more quickly. This could end your training sessions more quickly than you would anticipate. In addition, you may also notice that your recovery times between sessions is a bit longer. This can be a major problem if you have a large variety of fighters that you typically work with. Obviously, keeping things light is going to keep you in the game longer. There are many options out there that provide excellent protection but won't weigh you down. This is one of those aspects you'll need to take into consideration before you decide if this is a great fit for you and your routine.


One of the biggest advantages to using this item is the fact that they are not going to take you any time to put on or take off. You will simply be able to pick them up when you are ready to do striking drills with a set of kick pads. The handles are going to offer you a great grip so you won't have to worry about them flying away after a devastating blow. This option is also exceptionally durable. It is a bit surprising considering the fact that they are covered with synthetic leather. There are definitely different grades of synthetic leather in this brand uses one that is better than average. You will also be getting a great level of impact absorption. This means that when you are working with truly Advanced Fighters these pads are going to be able to handle it. You won't be feeling every single blow as if it was not hitting a pad at all but hitting you. This is going to help to keep you feeling better throughout daily training sessions and in the long run.


Anytime we're looking over an item, obviously, there are disadvantages that need to be taken into consideration. While this item is extremely durable it makes the Striking surface very hard. This is going to help it last for a very long time but it can be painful if your fighter is not wearing their correct protective equipment. Another disadvantage in this product which is honestly more of an inconvenience is that it has an odd smell when you first get it. It takes quite some time for the smell to dissipate. The only other aspects that customers are not truly thrilled with is the fact that this item is quite heavy. It can be a burden if you're going to be using it frequently. You may notice that you're wearing down more quickly in this is something you absolutely want to avoid. Overall, there are not a ton of disadvantages associated with this item especially when you compare it with others in the same category.


We feel as if this product is a very good value. In fact, it's a better value than many other options that are out there. The price that is associated with it is reasonable. Pretty much every budget will be able to work it in easily. It shouldn't require a bunch of time to save up money to call the sight of your own. We can't only consider the price of an item when trying to determine its true value. This item is going to give you a and your fighter a great level of protection. In addition, you're going to get exceptional longevity of use out of it. This makes the price that is associated with it even more reasonable. Overall, people are truly happy with the performance that they get with the set of pads. We believe that if you make the investment you will be satisfied as well.

Bottom Line

There are so many options available in the world of fight sports and the equipment that is needed for them. Trying to determine what is going to suit you best can be very difficult. In addition, can lead to Great frustration. This item is going to suit trainers, fighters, and sparring partners very well. It's going to stand up to the toughest training sessions and be ready to go for the next round. You won't be making a major investment which is an advantage if you're on a strict budget. Consumers like the fact that this item is so easy to use. You won't have to worry about strapping it to your arms you can simply pick it up and put it down when you're finished. If you decide to make the investment into this item we believe that you will be more than happy with it. There are very few negative reviews and the disadvantages are quite limited. Putting your trust and hard-earned money into this product should not leave you disappointed.