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Best Muay Thai Equipment Shops in Bangkok

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Thaismai - map link -

There is the Thaismai shop that Sylvie visited a few years ago :

and then again, last year:

Thaismai is a super old brand, I've seen photos of lumpinee fights from the 1960s with their logo, and they have pretty nice equipment. I'm don't train much, my job is mostly just being Sylvie's husband, but I love the gloves I bought there. It's well designed, not expensive equipment. Also, it's the only place I know of to buy the 123 Greatest Muay Thai fighters of Thailand book:

which is pretty cool. Worth a visit.

Boon Sport - map link -

There is also the Boon shop, which is all Boon.  Looks like this:

Boon is owned by Scott Marr, a westerner who really devoted himself to top quality Thai made equipment, and it's built a reputation of equipment, long lasting gear. Some people really swear by Boon, and use nothing else. Andy Thomson, a trainer in Thailand for 20+ years, who recently passed, was very into his Boon mitts and Belly pads. They don't cut corners. They also have some nice micro-mitts that you can't find anywhere, Scott designed them himself. We bought a pair as a gift for Chatchai Sasakul, one of the great boxing trainers in Thailand, who wanted a pair.

Actionzone

map link - Actionzone we haven't been to, but this is the most often mentioned shop for equipment in Bangkok that I've seen. It seems like it's what most people have in mind when they imagine walking around and picking from various brands.

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Thanks Kevin, some great information here. Thaismai is the one I remember reading about. Were are located in the Bang Kapi district training at the sasiprapa gym first week then over to the national stadium for the tournament. 

Goingvto check out the best way to get over there and find that shop. Sound ideal. 

Thanks for the advise

Regards

Brian

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Thaismai, Boon, or Super Export Shop are all great. I prefer Boon for gear (for both quality and price), and Thaismai will make custom shorts for a good price (around 700 baht) Skip Actionzone these days imo. 

Edit: I should have mentioned that I would go to Boon for personal gear, and Super Export Shop for training equipment. Super Export Shop has a lot of Fairtex gear for really good prices and will carry several different models of Thai Pads and Belly Pads.

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+1 for Boon and Super Export Shop here as well. The Top King store isn't too far from Super Export Shop either. They only open Monday to Friday, though.

I really like the Twins shop in Suanluang Square (if you like Twins gear, definitely head there). There's a Fairtex store close by, haven't been in there though. Action Zone is pretty close to Suanluang Square as well, they offer pretty good discounts.   

There's a good guide to the different Muay Thai stores around Bangkok on Muay Thai Citizen: http://www.muaythaicitizen.com/where-to-buy-muay-thai-gear-in-bangkok/

 

 

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On 6/24/2019 at 9:38 PM, Snack Payback said:

+1 for Boon and Super Export Shop here as well. The Top King store isn't too far from Super Export Shop either. They only open Monday to Friday, though.

I really like the Twins shop in Suanluang Square (if you like Twins gear, definitely head there). There's a Fairtex store close by, haven't been in there though. Action Zone is pretty close to Suanluang Square as well, they offer pretty good discounts.   

There's a good guide to the different Muay Thai stores around Bangkok on Muay Thai Citizen: http://www.muaythaicitizen.com/where-to-buy-muay-thai-gear-in-bangkok/

 

 

If you go to the Top King store, please check that they are not closed before heading there.
Been in front of the closed door twice already.

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6 hours ago, 515 said:

If you go to the Top King store, please check that they are not closed before heading there.
Been in front of the closed door twice already.

The only shop in the world that doesn't open on a weekend. If you do finally get to visit though, the girl in there is very friendly and helpful.

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6 hours ago, 515 said:

If you go to the Top King store, please check that they are not closed before heading there.
Been in front of the closed door twice already.

Thank you. Heading to action zone today skipping ropes. But will look around before buying gloves etc

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On 7/20/2019 at 4:36 AM, Snack Payback said:

The only shop in the world that doesn't open on a weekend. If you do finally get to visit though, the girl in there is very friendly and helpful.

Also been in front of the door on a weekday 😄, but you can just call them to be sure before going there.
That's very true! Super friendly and helpful.

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