Heavy bags are a great piece of equipment for a lot of different workouts. Whether you’re into boxing, MMA, or Muay Thai, finding the right bag for your space makes your workout even more effective. If you’re looking for the best heavy bag stand or hanging, we've got you covered. We reviewed some of the best options out there to put together this buying guide for you. Before we get into it, let’s take a look at some of the key features.
Weight: This changes with the different styles. Filled bags are easy, they come pre-filled to a predetermined weight. Unfilled bags are as heavy as whatever you fill them with. Freestanding bags are as heavy as whatever you fill the base with.
Style: We included hanging and freestanding bags in our reviews. There are good and bad things about both of them but the key thing is that freestanding bags are somewhat portable while hanging bags definitely are not.
Filling: For hanging bags, some of them are already filled but we included a few that aren’t. You can fill them with a range of materials. Some people use small pieces of fabric or rubber mulch or even sand.
Pieces: While most of our picks include only the bag itself and hardware for hanging, some of them come with a nice amount of accessories. There are a few that include things like hand wraps, boxing gloves, and even a keychain.
Dimensions: These are the dimensions of a hanging bag when it's full or a freestanding one when upright. Note that there are a few freestanding bags that have an adjustable height. Details are in the individual reviews.
Color: While most of these bags are black, you do have some options. There are a few red ones available as well as a few with some flashy graphics. One company will even honor custom color requests.
Now that you know a little more about them, let’s move into our heavy bag reviews. If you don’t have a lot of time, we understand! That’s why we put our top and budget pick right at the top of the list. That’s the best way to see the range that’s available. Stick around if you can, though, there are a lot of options to choose from no matter what type you’re looking for. Alright, let’s get going.