Head, hands, feet, forearms and shin dipped foam protectors provide great overall protection for freestyle martial arts sparring covering all the areas that receive the most amount of contact.
Out of all the various types of sparring protection you can wear the dipped foam protectors are definitely the lightest and easiest to put on and take off. The foam is also great for absorbing most of the light to medium impact and fair amount of the full contact blows as well.
The most recent improvement with the dipped foam protectors is there are now more breathing holes to increase the air flow. Because the dipped foam is sealed it does not breathe making the skin naturally sweat more so increasing air flow to reduce body heat created via breathing holes brings a major improvement to the sweat factor.
Also the improvements in the foam technology and the dipped foam process have improved the ability of dipped foam protectors to absorb more impact and has made them at lot more durable than older models.
At Universal Self Defence you can buy the dipped foam protectors as individual items or you can buy a complete pack which includes all you need except of course your mouth and groin guards which you also never want to forget to wear.