Best Punching Bag for Home

Best Punching Bag for Home

Are you looking for the best punching bag for home?

Perhaps you need something to take your stress out on? Maybe you’ve read about the awesome fat burning benefits? Or perhaps you just want to practice your jab, straight, hook combo?

Either way, you’ll need to consider a few key things to find the perfect punching bag for home.

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Let’s get into it.

1. RDX Punching Bag
2. Everlast Punching Bag
3. Ringside Punching Bag

How to pick the best punching bag

Note: whenever you see the words boxing bag, training bag and heavy bag, I’m always referring to a punching bag. All of which are essentially the same thing.

Before buying a boxing bag there’s a few considerations you should make.

It’s also important to note that I haven’t included any free standing boxing bags in my reviews. The reason being, free standing punching bags usually always move around too much. i.e. if you punch or kick them, they wobble way too much and slider along the floor. Or they come with a stand and take up way too much space.

For this reason, I haven’t included them. Perhaps I will in a future post once I’ve found some that are actually worth the money!

Hanging a punching bag

Your heavy bag mounting type is probably the most important consideration. If you don’t have somewhere to hang it, then you might need to get a free standing one.

So, there are 2 different ways to mount your punching bag.

Ceiling Mount

Using a ceiling mount is the preferred way to hang your punching bag. This allows you to work out around the training bag while saving as much space as possible.

Wall Mount

The second way to do it is using a wall mount. This is still ok, especially if you don’t need to train 360 degrees around the bag. You will be more or less front-on. Technically you will have 180 degrees of movement around the bag.

Outside material

The outside material of your punching bag is directly proportional to the cost. It will also determine how durable the bag is and what it feels like to punch and/or kick.

Most punching bags are now synthetic leather, which reduces the cost. Synthetic leather also makes it less stiff and more comfortable to punch.

On the other hand, you can buy leather punching bags. As you can imagine, this will be more expensive, stiffer but also more durable.

Inside Material (Filler Material)

Punching bags usually come filled or unfilled. For convenience sake, I always buy bags that come filled. The manufacturer will have determined the best mix of materials to ensure durability and comfort.

However, you can easily buy a punching that comes unfilled and just fill it with old clothes.

Boxing bags usually come filled with one of the below materials:

Shredded Textiles (this is essentially shredded clothes or rags)
Wood Shavings

The idea behind filled a boxing bag is to increase the weight of the bag for less movement. But also to reduce stiffness slightly to ensure your wrists don’t break when punching. Otherwise, you may as well just go punch a wall 😉

So a mixture of the above materials is usually used. And this is done in layers. e.g. sand in the middle and wrapped in clothes or rags.

Boxing Brand

In many cases, a product brand is just a logo slapped onto the same product that another company is selling. However, in the case of punching bags, this is usually not the case. So I highly recommend going for bigger brands or equipment with loads of great reviews.

Punching Bag Reviews

1. RDX Punching Bag
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The RDX punching bag is one of the most affordable but highly rated boxing bags on the market. Considering how affordable the training bag is, it’s hard to understand why it ALSO comes packaged with awesome extras.

Weight = 4ft bag is up to 44lbs | 5ft bag is up to 50lbs

Height = 48 inches (4ft) | 60 inches (5ft)

Mounting Type = Ceiling OR Wall

Outer Material = Synthetic Leather (Maya Hide Leather)

Filler Material = Shredded Textiles

Extras = Wall Bracket, Ceiling Bracket, Swivel, D-shackle, Steel Chains, Hand Wraps, Skipping Rope, Hand Gripper and RDX boxing gloves.


Very Affordable

Ceiling AND Wall Mount Options

Comes with boxing gloves, hand wraps, skipping rope and gripper

4x Color Options


Weight of 5ft bag is only 50lbs, therefore you'll need to purchase a bungee cord separately.

2. Everlast Punching Bag
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Everlast is no doubt one of the most well known brands. So you can be assured of a quality product. This punching bag also comes with a couple extras including: boxing gloves, wraps and a bungee cord!

Weight = 70lbs

Height = 41 inches

Mounting Type = Ceiling Mount (need to buy seperately)

Outer Material = Synthetic Leather

Filler Material = Natural and synthetic fibers blend with sifted sand

Extras = Boxing gloves, hand wraps and bungee cord


70 lbs weight

Comes with a bungee cord to reduce lateral movement

Comes with Boxing Gloves and Hand Wraps!


You need to buy a ceiling mount separately (relatively cheap though!)

3. Ringside Punching Bag

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This ringside punching bag comes in at 100lbs of weight. It’s very durable and comes with a 2 inch thick foam liner for added punching comfort. This boxing bag is considerably more expensive because of its relatively higher 100lb weight. But it’s a good pick for those who need a bag that’s more durable with less lateral movement.

Weight = 100lbs

Dimensions = 42 inches

Mounting Type = Ceiling

Outer Material = Synthetic Leather

Filler Material = Shredded Textile

Extras = None


100lbs weight!

Very durable

Quality stitching


Ceiling mount needs to be purchased separately (relatively cheap though)

Final thoughts about the best punching bag for home

If this is your first time buying a boxing bag for home, then I highly recommend the RDX punching bag. It literally comes with everything you need to set up a punching for your home gym. And at a super affordable price!

If you are still in the planning phase for your home gym, check out my beginner’s guide to home gym equipment.


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