So whats one important thing we need while training in Thailand? Some sweet ass muay thai gear to rock out while hitting them pads, that’s what. So do we buy at home or wait till we get to Thailand to purchase our equipment? For a more diverse selection of quality brands at a cheap price, you can’t beat buying in Thailand. This only brings up our next question. Where is the best place to shop for muay thai gear.
Here’s a rundown on where to buy, and where not to buy.
If your traveling to Phuket, equipment will always be more expensive then if you shopped around in Bangkok. Even though it is more convenient, you should never buy from the gym that your staying at or any Muay Thai gym as a matter of fact. You will find that they are usually overpriced and don’t have much of a selection. For more variety and competitive prices in Phuket your best off going to Phuket Fight Store located just a walk away form Tiger Muay Thai and Phuket Dragon Muay Thai. They stock not only Muay Thai gear, but MMA gear, supplements and other miscellaneous items. Check out the site at www.phuket-fight-store.com . Here’s a map to help you find your way.
Bangkok has a plethora of places to go for cheap Muay Thai gear. Most people will just head to the Muay Thai stadiums like Lumpinee and Rajadamnern. Theses places are great to go check out while seeing some fights. You might find the prices a bit cheaper than Phuket, but compared to other shops in Bangkok, they can be a rip off. If your a tight ass like me then i would recommend you go to Rama 1 near MBK and head down to Action Zone or even the 100 other sports stores around that area that sell cheap Muay Thai gear. Here’s a map to help you find your way.
Here’s a few things i got from there just to make you all jealous.
For those of you who are too lazy to do the conversions, at the current rate the shorts were all just under $20 AUD and $20 USD since the aussie dollar is about 93c to the american. The Bag gloves were just above $20. Try equipment that dirt cheap back home!
Boon Sports Bangkok
Now the Boon store! Pretty much the only place you can get Boon equipment is from the Boon store or online which will cost you and arm and a leg. SO head down to the actual store in Bangkok if your in the city to get great prices on great muay thai gear. They sell real top of the range equipment in regards to quality. That’s where their focus is, perfect build quality and minimal flamey fancy designs. The owner is an Australian so it makes it extremely easy to discuss designs for custom shorts as there is no breakdown in communication. You can check out the website at http://www.boonsport.com/
To find the place here’s a map.
Here’s a little something i got made up while there for only 390 Baht. Nothing fancy.
You can find a small review i did on Boon with some prices on their equipment HERE
Besides that you can go to Fairtex Bangplee also known as Fairtex RCA. You’ll end up paying though the nose but it’s the only place you’ll find that sells Fairtex equipment in Bangkok.
That just about does it for Shopping for Muay Thai gear. Just remember to haggle and bargain. But always have fun with it and don’t be a dick lol.
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