Best Mouthguards For Combat Sports
The ultimate combat sports mouthguard review - from 8+ years’ experience!
We have reviewed over 20 brands, designed hundreds of different mouthguard models...explaining everything from materials, colors, and assembly to shape, comfort, and protection. We have also covered the history of mouthguards and how their technology has evolved over the years.
Of the thousands of "mouth guard reviews" available, most are made up of advertisements and self-serving links promoting non-authentic companies and fake features. Even the honest reviews are written by bloggers that haven't been in a gym or taken a punch in their entire life.
The best mouthguards should be determined by actual athletes that use them.
Discover the best combat sports mouthguards for: beginners, weekend warriors, women, and serious fighters. We've got 8+ years of using and designing mouthguards for sports.
Some of you guys know our story. We've been manufacturing mouthguards and selling them to athletes since 2018. Being the industries only athlete owned Mouth Guard Company, we made it our mission to create high quality mouth guards merging protection with comfort and style.
The current market for boxing/MMA/fighting mouthguards is dominated by large conglomerates ran by individuals that don't even play sports, which makes it more confusing than ever for consumers. If the companies owners don't participate in the industry they serve, how can they know what makes a good product? More importantly, besides making money what motivates these large companies to care about their customers and make sure their product is the best available?
Our verdict is this:
99% of the mouthguards out there are overpriced and badly designed junk.
We've tested and tried many mouth guards and seen them new, used, completely torn apart. Just by looking at the mouthguard, we can tell how it's going to feel and for what sport it is best used in. We can tell you if the guard will mold easily, be comfortable and breathable, allow ease of speech and protect against harsh impacts.
This experience comes from being involved in sports on a daily basis—working with dozens of professional athletes in training and in championships. We've tried many different designs, brands and models to see what everyone else uses and be able to craft our own high end models.
We hope to shine some light on the boxing/MMA mouthguard industry. We'll tell you how our mouthguards are made, which qualities are most important, and which ones to buy. We'll also give you the background and history of the Nxtrnd brand.
The Ultimate Combat Sports Mouthguard Review Guide!
Our favorite mouthguards for training/fighting:
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Top Boxing Mouthguard For Training/Sparring/Bag work
[Nxtrnd ZERO™ Mouthguard]
Being the #1 brand on Amazon under the "best slim fitting mouthguard" category, the ZERO is at the cutting edge of mouthguard material technology. Top quality materials and construction. Don't be tempted by lesser brands, this mouth guard looks and feel amazing. This guard has an expensive price tag to live up to yet not a single customer has called them over-priced.
Many pros and amateurs refuse to wear anything else. The Zero is a must for fighters of all levels. Its ultra-thin design makes it hardly noticeable when in the mouth and is the perfect choice for athletes that dislike the feel of bulky mouthguards.
The low-profile design also makes breathing and speaking with team mates extremely easy while wearing it.
The Nxtrnd ZERO™ is a high quality guards designed to provide enhanced protection and performance. At Nxtrnd, we focus on producing thin, durable and easy to mold guards that could easily be mistaken for a $300 custom fit mouth guard made by a dentist.
Top Boxing Mouthguard For Low Budget
[Nxtrnd CLASSIC™ Mouthguard]
Of all the low budget mouthguards, we recommend only to use the Nxtrnd Classic for serious training. A beginner or anybody else could probably make do with other brands. However, if you feel you may need better protection, go save up the extre cash and buy it. Or do what the pros do and go lighter during training sessions.
The closest you can get to the RUSH mouthguard, and the smartest buy under $20. There's so much cushion and protection, it's shocking how good this are. Most $50+ guards do even come close to it! It's functional and comfortable making it perfect for bagwork.
The Nxtrnd Classic™ is a customizable boil and bite mouthguard featuring a unique high quality EVA material blend that is 38% more impact absorbent than its competitors.
Its soft gel liner allows high impact absorption as well as a snug fit against teeth for optimal user comfort. The mouthguard is BPA, PVC and Latex free and can be used by women, men and children over the age of 11.
For around $16, every Classic mouthguard package comes with 2 mouth guards and a sleek mouth guard case to help prevent mouthguard damage and bacteria build up.
In addition, Nxtrnd offers an Unlimited Defective Warranty on all their mouthguards.
Top Boxing Mouthguard For Professional Fighting
[Nxtrnd RUSH™ Mouthguard]
Professional fight mouthguards are designed for maximum protection and a perfect fit. They're meant to be used when heavy hits are common so comfort, durability and protection are very important. Featuring extra padding in the mouths important impact zones, the RUSH mouthguard is proven to absorb 30% more impact energy than your standard mouthguard.
Designed for the harsh impacts of combat sports like boxing and MMA, this mouthguard is bombproof and will easily protect you when a hard elbow hits your front teeth. The unique material and design this guard features has made it not only safe, but extremely comfortable and breathable as well.
Specially designed with an innovative dual layer system and signature EVA moldable liner to form to your teeth and gum lines, the RUSH offers a tight and comfortable fit. Additionally, this mouthguard has a heavy-duty exoskeletal impact blocking frame which can withstand the biggest direct impacts and blows the court can deliver.
Top Boxing Mouthguard For Women
[Nxtrnd RUSH™ Mouthguard]
Females have smaller mouths and less power, so they prefer a tighter and more low profil fit rather than bulky. When using a bigger mouthguard designed for men, the guard usually doesn't fit well and causes discomfort reducing its protective capacities. It should come as no surprise that many of the smaller/youth fit guards are ranked highly as women's favourites. Generally speaking, we recommend the Nxtrnd RUSH Pink edition for women.
Designed for the harsh impacts of combat sports like boxing and MMA, this mouthguard is bombproof and will easily protect you when going for top sets and personal records. The unique material and design this guard features has made it not only safe, but extremely comfortable and breathable as well.
Specially designed with an innovative dual layer system and signature EVA moldable liner to form to your teeth and gum lines, the RUSH™ offers a tight and comfortable fit. Additionally, this mouthguard has a heavy-duty exoskeletal impact blocking frame which can withstand the biggest forces the gym can deliver.
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