You do your research, read online, search the blogs, but once you’re there… It’s priceless…
Action zone is one of those places to me, as simple as it may sound. When I decided to fly to Thailand to train Muay Thai, I decided I needed new gear, and I read a lot, A LOT. Many bloggers talked about action zone and their great prices, I can only say yes guys, if you’re planing on buying equipment in Thailand this is the place to go.
We where leaving for Chiang Mai that day and I read that they were located relatively close to the train station, so we visited them that same day. We purchased our train tickets around noon and took a tuk-tuk to action zone.
It’s just about 10 minutes from the train station, once you arrive they greet you with iced water bottles and a smile, we wanted to stock up so we basically didn’t even bring hand wraps, we wanted to take advantage of its cheap prices and buy brand names at low prices.
They manage the big names like Twins and Fairtex, but also local brand names. we found everything there, hand wraps, gloves, shin pads, and I was amazed on the large color selection they have, it’s ridiculous, gloves in every imaginable color, some with awesome designs, and you can match your shorts, even your ankle guards.
I have a big problem back home most of the time when selecting gear, the colors are so basic and there isn’t much variety, as a girl I always want cute colors, like pink, purple or light blue. It sounds stupid but for me its important!!! what can I say? Cute gear motivates me.
It was awesome to find exactly what I wanted and in all the colors I wanted, and the prices as are amazing as they all said.
So if you’re stopping in Bangkok on your way to train, don’t bring your stinky old gear, just bring around 200 usd and you’ll buy all you need here.