RDX Boxing Brace Review

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The RDX Boxing Brace is not only good for boxers but also for mixed martial artists and every day active people. Ankle injuries are one of the most common injuries in the world of combat sports. This is especially true for those that work on kicking drills. Our ankles and feet are full of small fragile bones that can cause us some trouble when repeatedly striking something. If you have sustained an injury while working with your coach, a heavy bag, or a sparring partner finding the right support to aid you in recovery will get you back into the game faster.

RDX has done a good job in making this item as comfortable as possible. They have built-in aspects to help keep it breathable. In addition, it is quite adjustable so, finding the perfect level of compression and support is fairly easy. It is important to note that this item does take a bit of time to put on and take off. However, it is well worth the effort for a good level of support.  All of the materials used are durable so you will be able to use this brace for a long time without worry of it falling apart. Whether you have weak ankles or you have succumbed to a sprain, this brace can help you feel better. In addition, not worrying about rolling your ankles during practice is something everyone can appreciate.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Good Adjustability
  • Comfortable Design
  • Grippy Gel Sole
  • Secure Fit
  • Low Profile
  • Helps Avoid Ankle Rolling
  • Improves Recovery Time
  • Reduces Pain
Cons
  • Not Sold In Pairs
  • May Irritate Skin

Brand

Twenty years ago, RDX brand came to fruition. They know that the gear and equipment a fighter needs must be of good quality. In addition, they strive to offer affordable prices. They want to help you along the path of your training and know that whether you are into Boxing, fitness, or mixed martial arts you will need a variety of different items. They continue to put research into their items so that they are using the latest and greatest technologies to keep you comfortable and well protected. If you are searching for clothing, hand wraps, gloves, compression gear, protective equipment, or other fight-related products, this brand has everything you need. This brand has done a great job in the development of their items. Consumers are happy to put their trust into RDX because with the experience they have found their products to be a major advantage in their fight training.

Materials

You'll be coming into a variety of different materials when you decide to go with this brace by RDX. They have spent a good amount of time working on this item to ensure that it provides you with all of the aspects you are looking for. The majority of the outer material is made from ballistic nylon. This is exceptionally durable and will offer you good support. They have also built-in padded mesh panels to improve the overall level of comfort and breathability. This is not always an ass back we find in this type of item. There are metal rivets going up the front and a shoelace that you will use to secure this item. Obviously, this offers a good level of adjustability. They have also added silicone grips to the bottom of this brace. When you are wearing this during training it will be much appreciated that your feet aren't sliding around underneath you due to the addition of support. Overall, all of the materials used in this item are high-quality and built to last.

Support

This item is going to give you a higher level of support than a standard compression sleeve or a minimalist brace. It is important to know there are options that offer higher levels of support if you have sustained a major injury. This item can help to improve your recovery time. If you are well into recovery or you need support on a frequent basis due to the fact that your tendons in your ankles have stretched this is a good option. It offers a good level of adjustability so therefore you will be able to adjust the level of support you are getting while wearing it. Your foot will be able to move fairly naturally, however, this brace will help it from Rolling side-to-side. The compression that it gives you will also help to reduce swelling. You will find that it gives you a bit of arch support which also helps to improve how you feel after long training sessions.

Comfort

You will actually experience a good level of comfort while you are wearing this brace. One component that plays a major role is the fact that this item is very adjustable. When you can find the perfect tightness obviously you will be more comfortable. They have also built in a few features to try and improve the level of comfort that you get. They have made the sole of this brace out of gel. Obviously, this is going to be more comfortable against your skin and while you are working through your training routine. There is something that you'll need to take into consideration in terms of comfort. As you get sweaty during a training session this product May shift a little on your skin. Due to the durable nature of the materials, this could lead to Raw rubbed areas that are quite painful. If you're not careful these areas can become infected and cause some major issues. It is advantageous to wear a tall sock underneath this item to ensure your skin integrity stays optimal.

Size

Unfortunately, there are no size options available with this item. It comes in a one-size-fits-most style. What this means is that if you have exceptionally small or exceptionally large feet and ankles this item may not work for you. As noted, it does offer a decent level of adjustability which means it's going to fit a wider range of people more easily. You want this item to be snug but you do not want it to be overly tight. This could cause circulation issues. In addition, if it is loose it's not going to provide you with the support that you are looking for. It is important to know that there are a large variety of ankle braces that are very similar to this that offer a range of sizes. So, if you find this one is not working well for you, you should be able to find an alternate option fairly easily.

Breathability

This brand is really paid attention to some of the finer details and wants of an item like this. They have worked in several features that improve the level of breathability you experienced while wearing it. This is a major bonus, considering, typically items like this are hot and uncomfortable to wear. They use a technology they refer to as AeroTherm technology. This helps to promote airflow and quick drying. In addition, there is a nylon liner that will help to Wick moisture away from your skin. Obviously, the dryer you are the more comfortable you're going to be. It was surprising to us what a good level of breathability this product offers, especially, when compared with others in the same category and the same level of support. Overall, customers are very pleased with how this item breathes and the fact that they stay relatively cool while wearing it.

Adjustability

As previously noted, you are going to get a very good level of adjustability when you're wearing this item. This is due to the fact that there is a lacing system that runs the entire length of it. You will be able to loosen or tighten it quite a bit. In addition, you can always replace the lace with something longer if it's not quite stretching to your needs. It is important to note that there are no sizes available with this item so the fact that it is adjustable plays a major role in the fact that so many people can use it. When it is time to adjust this item you're going to have to be patient. It's quite a long lacing system so loosening and tightening can't take a few minutes. Some people find this to be frustrating, however, it is well worth it for the great level of support you have while using it. In addition, you'll be able to be more confident during your training sessions which can improve your performance.

Advantages

The great level of adjustability is one of the major advantages of this product. It makes for a comfortable fit for most people. Some days you may need a bit more support than others and having the ability to make adjustments on the fly is advantageous. In addition, this item is exceptionally durable. You'll be able to use it for years to come as long as you take good care of it. This is an advantage due to the fact that ankle injuries happen fairly frequently in the world of combat sports. So, if you injure yourself more than once you'll have the gear that you need to deal with it. This item can truly help to improve your recovery times as well. It offers good support that will help to keep your ankles stabilized. In the long run, this can play a major role. You may not notice it at first but if you don't allow your ankles enough time to heal correctly you'll have problems with them in the future. This is due to the fact that your tendons will stretch and not go back to their original form.

Disadvantages

There are only a couple of disadvantages that you should take into consideration before deciding if this is the right item for you. They are sold individually. This means that if you have done damage to both of your ankles you'll have double the investment to have this type of support on both sides. It's pretty uncommon that people injured both ankles at the same time so the fact that this item is only sold in singles isn't really that big of a deal. The other, and more important, a disadvantage that you should consider is the fact that this item may cause skin breakdown. If you're not careful about how tight you are making it could lead to abrasions. This really is something easy to combat as you can simply wear a tall sock underneath it to help protect your skin. Overall, there aren't too many complaints about the style, structure, or design of this item.

Value

You'll be getting a fantastic value when you decide to call this item your own. Not only does it offer a great level of adjustability it is also quite comfortable to wear. It will offer you a higher level of support than several other options that are available to you. The cost that is associated with this item is also completely reasonable. You won't have to worry about taking a big chunk out of your bank account to find the support you need to make it through each and every training session. The fact that this item is affordable is an advantage, however, it is not the only aspect we should think about when trying to determine the value. The way item for forms and helps you is how you're going to find its actual value. This item will give you a good level of support and help to keep your ankles from Rolling. In addition, it's going to help you recover more quickly from injuries you have already sustained.

Bottom Line

Finding an ankle brace that offers this level of support and is still comfortable is a hard thing to do. RDX has done a very good job of looking at all the fine details to ensure that you're going to get a well-functioning yet comfortable option to keep you supported. The price that they have associated with it is better than many others that offer the same level of protection. There are a couple of disadvantages, however, we feel that the advantages severely outweigh them. The people using this item are very pleased with how adjustable it is. It can be a bit annoying to put it on and take it off, however, it is well worth it in the end. Overall, we don't think you can go wrong by making the choice to purchase this item. It goes how to perform better than you expect and last you a plethora of time.