One of the most asked questions about Boxing is what is the best punching bag to train with? Well, it depends on your weight, height, your ability and the level of your boxing.
Some say the punching bag should be one-half of your body
weight while most professional boxers train with much heavier punching bags to
increase punching power.
The best punching bag could be determined by its cover, stuffing and finally, it’s pricing! Modern training methods in boxing have introduced a wide range of punching bags with different shape sizes and stands. Here is a brief review of some of the best heavy punching bags from my list to buy.
Here is the review for the top 10 punching bags
1. Everlast 70-Pound MMA Poly Canvas Heavy
The 70 lb Poly Canvas Heavy Bag is the best choice for home gyms. Comparatively, it is slightly heavier than most of the 70 lb bags. Filled with a mixture of sanitized synthetic and natural fiber, the bag offers great resilience towards shocks. Moreover, its super heavy bag construction and synthetic poly canvas cover add to its durability. Its heavy-duty nylon straps and adjustable chain height ensures safety and greater usage.
This heavy unfilled bag from Flexzion is particularly best for MMA and kickboxing athletes. It comes with 360 degree rotating chains and swivel, making it convenient for nearly all types of combat sport.
The cover is made of
Poly Canvas which requires less care and could be punched with bare hands
(although gloves are recommended for safety).
It could be filled with various stuffing material from the top and the weight could be adjusted as per need.
This is a fairly cheap heavy bag for the gym or home use.
As the name implies “Omni Strike”, this heavy bag from Everlast is an all-rounder. It has a C3 foam round panel at the bottom to absorb low kicks and knees while grip handles at the sides provide clinching support for close punches, elbows, and knees.
Everlast never disappoints on quality and durability and this bag proves to be a good example. The cover is of Synthetic leather which enables original leather-like punching experience (wearing gloves while punching is recommended).
This bag is the best to buy for MMA fighters and kickboxers at a surprisingly low cost.
The kit comes with gloves and hand wraps for protection
The bag offers good resistance for vigorous workouts
Easy to hang and to set it up
Not very long-lasting
Price is a little too high
7. Everlast 80LB Heavy Bag Heavy Punching Bags, Red/Black
With the range of heavy bags from everlast. This 80lb bag is one of the most popular ones made of synthetic leather with reinforced webbing. Filled with high shock absorbent synthetic and natural fibers, it offers a good punching experience for heavy punchers.
The high duty nylon straps are of good quality and offer a bit of security. It has a loop at the bottom, in case if you want to make the bag nor heavy and sturdy.
Synthetic leather provides near to real punching experience.
High shock absorbency for heavy punches.
It could be placed anywhere in the gym, home or outside.
The bag may sway a lot while punching.
It may feel a little lighter to professional boxers who prefer 100 lb bags.
8. Dripex Freestanding Punching Bag
Don’t want to get into the hassle of installing heavy bags from the hanger! no problem Dripex has got you covered with its free-standing bag weighing nearly 135lb. This bag can be kept anywhere on the floor in the gyms or homes.
The bag is made of PU leather and a Stainless steel tube stand. The base is rounded and engineered for maximum stability (recommended to be filled with sand). Dual TPU absorbers and springx4 offer good overall 360 degrees shock absorbency.
It can withstand a heavy assault maintaining a good boxing experience with soft outer cover.
Durable and long-lasting
Perfect choice for professional boxers or MMA fighters
It may be too soft for professional heavy boxers
Not very affordable to be installed at home.
10. Century Original Wavemaster Freestanding Heavy Punching Bag
This is another most selling freestanding bag in the market. Its overall weight is 250lb and has a round base that ensures it can be rolled across the floor to any place easily.
The bag can withstand heavy punches and is quite agile with its rebound. It can be filled with water, however, filling with sand is recommended for higher stability. This one is a go-to bag for all gym owners where most people want to hit the bag with punches and kicks to tone their bodies. Moreover, it has an adjustable height feature to cater to different heights.
A high-quality bag which highly durable and can last long.
Adjustable height feature
It offers good bounce-back and shock-absorbency.
Best for Martial Artists and kick-boxers.
Not recommended for professional boxing gyms.
May trip over if hit with extreme force or if filled with water.
Not very affordable for use at home.
The heavy punching bags are not very cheap. Hence, it is important that you research according to your needs based on the environment you want to keep your bag in, fighters that want to train on it and obviously, your budget.
I have picked some of the most selling heavy punching bags in the market and rated them with respect to its cover, stuffing, durability, and price to make your life easier.