Your hanging bag purchase will greatly impact your training. Whether you are a young aspiring fighter or just starting to punch and kick for blowing off some steam and exercise, you should buy the equipment that is advantageous to you.
One of the common questions asked when deciding to purchase your heavy bag is the difference of the weight of your bag.
Does it matter whether you have a 70 lbs or 130 lbs heavy bag?
The answer is found in the amount of resistance in your heavy bag. The heavier the bag, the more resistance it will give. The added resistance is needed to develop more powerful and stronger punches.
You might also wonder about the filler in your bag. You can measure the stiffness of the bag by the different type of filler inside. There are three types of filler: a hard fill, a soft fill and a water-filled bag. A bag that is hard-filled may hold its shape but is going to be hardest on your bones and joints. A bag with soft fill is the hard fill bag’s lighter version. It may not hold its shape as well as the hard fill but will give lesser impact to your joints and bones. The water-filled bags can be a unique experience for you. It is also considerably easier on your joints.
To help you in your purchase decision, below are the top three hanging bags you can find on the market right now.
#1. Everlast 70-Pound MMA Heavy Bag Kit – Best Affordable for Beginners
The wrap and gloves are included to protect your hand against the bag’s abrasion. It has a customized chain to adjust the height of your heavy bag. A bungee cord is attached to the bag for greater resistance. The bag is stuffed with custom-filled synthetic and natural fibers mixed with sifted sand. The blended filler is specially made to provide flexible shock absorbency.
♦ The bag is stuffed with custom-filled synthetic and natural fibers mixed with sifted sand.
♦ The blended filler is specially made to provide flexible shock absorbance.
♦ Adjustable height customization chain
♦ Bungee cord for adding greater resistance to the bag
Unless you’re buying professional quality bags at 5x the price, they’re all going to be around 3ft in length, this fits most the average strike area on an american male, with the chain, you can adjust the height to suit your needs.
But it is a beginner’s bag in cheap price. If you’re practicing combinations with lots of low kicks, you’re probably too advanced for this bag anyway. Not recommend for multiple users or for kickboxers, adjust the height each time is not so convenient.
Unlike the Muay Thai Punching Bag and Boxing MMA Heavy Bag, the Everlast Heavy Bag has a shorter warranty of 120-days against defects in materials and artistry.
#2. Muay Thai 130-Pound Heavy Punching Bag – Best Quality and Durability
The Muay Thai Heavy Bag is made of heavy-duty and tear-resistant vinyl, six feet in height (72 inches), and an additional 12-inch D-rings strap. The 6-feet height allows for a satisfying lower body workout. The bag when filled weighs 130 lbs, but you can adjust the weight if desired to a maximum capacity of 300 lbs. The heavier punching bag creates more weight resistance to prevent excessive swinging.
♦ The Muay Thai Heavy Bag is made of heavy-duty and tear-resistant vinyl.
♦ Six feet in height (72 inches), and an additional 12-inch D-rings strap.
♦ The 6-feet height allows for a satisfying lower body workout.
♦ The bag when filled weights 130 lbs, but you can adjust the weight if desired to a maximum capacity of 300 lbs.
It is pricier than the other heavy bag in the market but top quality with regards to the bag’s durability. The bag is filled with machine compressed fabric to perfect its density, consistency, and prevention of creating hollow and hard spots.
The heavy bag has a ten-year warranty certificate. Your purchase is protected against any damage except for damages caused by sharp objects and weather conditions.
#3. Boxing MMA 100-Pound – Best Rated Heavy Bag Well Filled
The 100-pound black heavy bag is a great option for your martial arts, fitness, MMA, and boxing training. The bag’s height is 55 inches and an additional 10 inches for the length of the strap, already attached to the bag, so chains are not required. Like the Muay Thai Punching Bag, its heavy bag can also be filled to a maximum of 300 lbs weight.
♦ The heavy bag also has a ten-year warranty certificate. With the same exclusion as the Muay Thai Heavy Punching Bag, it is also protected against any damage except for damages caused by sharp objects and weather conditions.
♦ This bag get decent reviews, and it is solid and seems well constructed. After using for a weeks, you will find that it is very firm, and for the hardcore that may be fine.
This bag is everything it promised it would be: no dead spots, no hard spots, no settling, no lumpiness. All the guts are distributed perfectly within the bag. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a quality bag to beat on.
The frequency and the purpose of your heavy bag’s use should first be taken into account before you decide on what to buy. You can also try the weighted bags hanging in most sports stores to have a good feel. It will ultimately be a personal decision so take your time before making your final purchase.