Looking to get in shape? Stay in shape with vigorous exercise and high-impact workout routines such as doing boxing and kickboxing. Sure, you can stay fit without the use of equipment, but in some cases you do. If you’re staying fit by learning boxing or kickboxing or if you’re a martial artist looking for a practice target, you can buy heavy bags for this purpose. Heavy bags range from punching bags that hang or heavy bags with a base for space saving. If you want to get more from your workout sessions, then you need the best heavy bag.
- Century Wavemaster XXL Training Bag
- Outslayer Boxing MMA 100lb Heavy Bag
- Lastworld Last Punch Heavy Duty Punching Bag
- Everlast 70-pound MMA Poly Canvas Heavy Bag
- Everlast Omni Strike Heavy 80-pound Bag
- OutslayerMuay Thai Punching Bag
- Life Gears Black Canvas Punching Bag with Chains
- Ringside Powerhide Boxing MMA Muay Thai Fitness Workout Training Heavy Bag
Century Wavemaster XXL Training Bag
The XXL in Wavemaster XXL isn’t just for the name; this training bag is double extra-large in size which makes for a great practice bag thanks to how chunky it is. The surface of the bag is made with high quality padded material that ensures your hands and feet stay safe when delivering your powerful blows. The vinyl outer covering goes can handle a beating (sorry for the pun) and is easy to clean, so you don’t have to face gross sweat stains and stinky practice bags with the Century Wavemaster XXL.
The insides of the bag are made with sturdy foam padding that can give excellent feedback when your blows connect as well as prevent injury in case you hit harder than what your body can currently harder. The base is a low profile plastic case that can be filled with either sand or water. The base is positioned dead center and is low to the ground to provide excellent stability no matter how hard you hit the pad. In the case that you knock the pad off balance, the base can quickly re-center it and keep it standing. The base can be filled to a maximum capacity of 270 pounds, so you know that your practice bag won’t be going anywhere once you fill it up.
The whole bag stands up to 69-inches and is 18-inches in diameter at the base.
Outslayer Boxing MMA 100lb Heavy Bag
The 100-pound maximum capacity of the Outslayer Boxing MMA punching bag is built to keep up with your powerful kicks and punches. The bag is made with heavy duty materials and is designed to withstand even the toughest of abuse from professional MMA fighters and world class boxers. Outslayer is confident with the toughness of their bags that they offer a long lasting 10-year extended warranty that even covers the bag giving up under the abuse of training except for the bag’s only weakness, which is sharp objects.
The heavy bag is well suited for various types of fighting styles from boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, and even for general fitness. Each bag is fully sealed and can be filled with fine sand to give you a stable yet forgiving surface to hit. The punching bag is designed to be 55-inches in height, and the vinyl cover can be removed for washing so that you won’t have any problems with a stinky, sweaty punching bag after a lengthy training session.
If I were to point out flaws in this product, it’s the product’s packaging. The punching bag comes fully filled already, and the bag isn’t cheap or small in size particular. If you were to buy this online and have it shipped, you’d have a nightmare of a shipping fee on top of the already spicy price tag of the training bag.
Lastworld Last Punch Heavy Duty Punching Bag
As one of the cheaper options in this list, the Lastworld Last Punch punching bag is decently priced for what you’re getting. This item comes in empty, so you won’t have any shipping hurdles to go through plus the punching bag is medium is size coming in at 48-inches. If you’re starting out in the world of boxing or martial arts, or you’re only looking for a cheap punching bag to use for fitness, the Last Punch punching bag is one of your best bets.
The punching bag is made of heavy duty canvas that is washable and comes with chains to hang the bag from a viable mounting point such as a tree branch outdoors or an exposed structural brace or even a dedicated base of the bag. As a quirk for the bag, because the bag arrives empty, you can fill it up with whatever filling you like. If you’re starting out with boxing or MMA, you can turn down the difficulty by choosing what kind of filling. If you want a softer bag, you can use old clothes tightly crammed inside the bag or even plastic bags. Of course, you can use sand, but some beginners find sand too harsh to their liking, so it’s nice to be able to have the option to choose.
Everlast 70-pound MMA Poly Canvas Heavy Bag
Coming in at under a hundred dollars, if you’re looking for a product from a famous boxing brand, the 70-pound MMA punching bag from Everlast is an excellent product. The heavy bag is made with sturdy yet forgiving materials such as a combination of polypropylene and canvas. The covering is made from premium synthetic leather that allows for easy clean up without accumulating the odor from getting sweat absorbed by the fabric covers.
If you’re out training, you can be guaranteed that the 70-pound bag will be steadily held in place from its mounting point with the four nylon straps that are securely stitched to the cover. As for versatility, the bag features the nylon mentioned above for the straps up top as well as a dedicated loop at the bottom to secure the bag and keep it from swinging around in case that a severe blow makes it move around. On the inside, the main envelope for the special filling is made from an ultra-heavy duty blend of polypropylene and canvas which effectively keeps the filling inside.
Talking about the filling of the bag, this punching bag is not filled entirely with sand. Instead, Everlast has blended multiple fine materials that give the bag a balance of toughness and enough shock absorbency that makes it an excellent beginner’s training bag.
Everlast Omni Strike Heavy 80-pound Bag
This bag has an additional foam pad in the bottom quarter of the bag to absorb low kicks from MMA training. Coming in cheaper than the 70-pound bag from Everlast, the Omni Strike is a cheaper, but a heavier bag with more features than the 70-pound Everlast. The foam bottom uses C3 foam which provides a sturdy punching and kicking surface. In addition to the foam bottom for low kicks, the top portion also sports grab handles for simulation of the Thai clinch when doing knee strike practice.
The bag cover is made with a premium quality synthetic leather that allows you to quickly clean up the sweat and dirt that gets left from intense training sessions. The same premium leather also provides enough padding to absorb blows and simulate body strikes as well as handle the abuse that the bag gets subjected to during training.
The bag comes in at 36-inches in height and comes fully-filled in so you do have to pay extra for the heavy freight and extra-large package. But knowing that this is a superb quality product from the boxing experts at Everlast, you can be assured that you’re getting your money’s worth from the item itself and the shipping.
OutslayerMuay Thai Punching Bag
Unlike the 100-pound Outslayer bag that will give you shipping cost problems, this 150-pound slender bag comes in unfilled, so you’re saving more money from an empty bag than a filled one. Of course, you have to pay extra for the 150-pounds of filling you have to put inside the bag but it still more savings than having to pay the required shipping costs.
The whole bag is made from sturdy vinyl that is easy to clean from sweat stains and dirt. This vinyl material comes with padding to absorb blows and does well to simulate hits to the torso. Also, this extra sturdy vinyl is designed to handle 300-pounds of filling but is used to contain only 150-pounds to handle the extra abuse it will go through from intense Muay Thai practice. This particular bag is shaped in a tall and slender form and is best used for Muay Thai practice. Like the Outslayer 100-pound bag, this bag comes with Outslayer’s extended 10-year warranty that covers the abuse it goes through so if the bag breaks from intense practice, Outslayer’s warranty has you covered and will replace the bag; that’s how confident Outslayer is with their product quality.
The bag comes with four extra tough straps on the top portion of the bag and comes installed with a metal ring that makes the bag ready to go, and all you have to do is to hook it up to a mounting point; no chains needed.
Life Gears Black Canvas Punching Bag with Chains
The Life Gears Black Canvas Punching Bag with Chains is is the cheapest heavy bag of the bunch coming in at a few bucks lower than Lastworld’s Last Punch canvas bag. Like the Last Punch, this canvas bag is made for boxing practice and comes empty. Also, like the Last Punch, you can fill this canvas bag with any material you like such as sand, old clothes, plastic bags, and even cotton wool if you have it lying around. It makes the bag very versatile and adjusts to your needs. Similarly, like the Last Punch punching bag, this heavy bag can be filled up and has a 48-inch height and comes included with chains for easy installation.
The canvas bag is light and easy to wash, and with its bare canvas color, you’d be glad that it is easy to clean; you wouldn’t want to touch this bag if it’s dirty with sweat and dirt from all punching and kicking. If you’re looking for a non-professional and straightforward punching bag that’s there in case you need it, the Life Gears Black Canvas Punching Bag is good enough to handle that purpose. However, if you’re looking for something with more function, then you can skip this bag and head straight for the better options especially the ones from Everlast.
Ringside Powerhide Boxing MMA Muay Thai Fitness Workout Training Heavy Bag
The Ringside Powerhide is your all-around training heavy bag. This bag can handle the abuse from various training and practice such as boxing, MMA, and Muay Thai. This 100-pound bag comes in filled, so you’ll have to pay extra for the shipping fees in weight as well as the extra-large 42-inch by 14-inch dimensions of this bag. What gives the bag its extra bulk is the 2-inches worth of foam padding which allows the bag to absorb heavy blows and simulate accurate hits on the human body. The bag also features a durable D-ring on the bottom portion to anchor the bag to a base to prevent it from moving too much when doing intense training with the bag. It comes in hand especially with the hard hitting kicks of Muay Thai.
The 2-inches of padding all around makes the bag able to take kicks from kickboxing and Muay Thai at the same time prevent injury by safely absorbing the impact and prevent it from reverberating back to you which can be painful.
As part of the package, the bag comes with chains and swivel ring, so you have all you need to get started right out of the crate. All you need is a place to hook it up to like a tree branch or any overhead anchor point that’s sturdy enough to handle the 100-pound heavy bag.
Whether you’re a pro or an amateur, heavy bags are made for one thing, and that is to provide a target to practice hitting. As long as you have a bag that’s sturdy enough to handle the weight and your blows, you’ve got a good bag. However, there are a few points to watch out for and the most important aspect to take note is if the bag is padded so you won’t injure yourself when hitting the heavy bag. The second point is more on specific features for professional use. These specific features include grab handles for individual fighting styles. However, if you’re looking for a general use heavy bag, just make sure it has enough padding or can absorb your hits so you can prevent injury.