The heavy bag is one of the most important pieces of equipment for improving your striking skills. Especially for MMA, Boxing, Kickboxing, and Muay Thai. Even if you don't train any of these martial arts it's good for working on your ability to defend yourself. 

A heavy bag helps you work on the strength of your strikes like punches, kicks, and elbows. It's like no other punching bag. Because it's so heavy it helps you work on the power of your strikes. We've reviewed the 8 best heavy bags for your home gym or any martial arts gym. 

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Product Name

Rating

Buy

Outslayer 100lb

Outslayer 130lb

Ringside 100lb

Everlast 70lb

Ringside Soft Filled

Fairtex

Everlast 40lb

Everlast Nevatear




#1
5 of 5 Stars
  • Heavy duty vinyl exterior cover with reinforced sewn-on straps
  • Filled by hand with fabric instead of sand to reduce sinking spots and hard areas
  • 55” in height (61” with straps)
  • Made in the USA

#2
5 of 5 Stars
  • Heavy duty vinyl exterior cover with reinforced sewn-on straps
  • Filled by hand with fabric instead of sand to reduce sinking spots and hard areas
  • 72” in height (84” with straps)
  • Made in the USA
  • Available in two colors: black/black and black/red

#3
4.5 of 5 Stars
  • Premium Powerhide exterior with 2” foam lining for durability and protection
  • Shredded rubber interior filling is moisture-repellent for longevity
  • Comes with chain, swivel, and D-ring attachments
  • Standard size: 13” x 72” (chain is 18”)
#4
4.5 of 5 Stars
  • Made with a special blend of filler mix with sanitized and natural fibers which give excellent shock absorption.
  • Premium synthetic polycanvas
  • Heavy duty straps are made with nylon so it's more secure and safe
  • Double loop gives more functionality to the heavy bag
  • Available in Black or Red
#5
4.5 of 5 Stars
  • Genuine cowhide leather exterior with inner plastic cylinder for added durability
  • Filled with soft, shredded textiles for shock absorbency
  • Comes with chain and swivel attachments
  • Standard size: 16” x 48”
  • Also available in 100, 150 and 200 pounds
#6
4.5 of 5 Stars
  • 95 lb. bag features premium synthetic leather exterior with industrial strength nylon webbing for durability
  • Contact-stitched straps are reinforced at the seams and the rivets for security
  • Designed for Muay Thai training, but can be used for MMA, kickboxing, cardio, and more
  • Many styles and colors
#7
4.5 of 5 Stars
  • Synthetic leather exterior with reinforced webbing for durability
  • Filled with a combination of natural and synthetic shock-absorbent fibers
  • Straps are made of heavy duty nylon and secured with a double-end loop for added safety
#8
4.5 of 5 Stars
  • Synthetic leather exterior with reinforced webbing for durability
  • Filled with a combination of natural and synthetic shock-absorbent fibers
  • Straps are made of heavy duty nylon and secured with a double-end loop for added safety

You can't go wrong with any of the heavy bags listed above but here are some tips that can help guide your purchase. The Outslayer bags are without a doubt the winner of the heavy bag. If you're just a beginner, then the Everlast bags are great quality and affordable. 

Ringside and Fairtex are great brands. Some of the gear and equipment from Fairtex make it #1 on our other top lists. It just depends on where you're at in your journey. 

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MMA Throne


We are a team of brothers that fell in love with MMA around the time Strikeforce and the UFC merged. We spent a lot of time playing UFC Undisputed in between fight cards but we have done our research on the best MMA gear and we hope you find our information useful.