My advice to anyone who uses the heavy bag and who works out by themselves is to get the gloves that are padded, such as MMA gloves, and that have open fingers and thumb. I found that with my boxing gloves, once I get them on, I am in trouble, because I can't press the play buttom for the DVD player or take a drink of water. Basically, I am screwed until I get done with the workout.
Just my obversations. So I have the boxing gloves and just ordered some MMA gloves from Amazon. Much better.