Everlast Punching Bags Review
Everlast are the most recognised name in boxing and are heading that way in MMA as well. But does that reputation mean that they also provide the best punching bags on the market. That’s the question that this article will answer. We’ll review three of the best that Everlast have to offer and then compare them with three competitor models.
Best Everlast Punching Bags and Kits
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The RDX Punching Bag Kit is an ideal starter bag kit for novices or those who have no boxing or MMA gear at all. It provides you
with everything you need to throw yourself in heavy bag training and more. Your purchase comes complete with the following:
- A heavy duty RDX punching bag
- A wall bracket, hand wraps
- Steel chain
- Jump rope
- Hand gripper
- Boxing gloves
- Punch bag strap
- Boxing glove keyring
The interior filling of the RDX heavy bag consists of shredded textiles. This is in comparison to the high density foam that is used in the majority of everlast heavy bags. The foam and textile give you a pretty similar level of shock absorbency, but the problem with textiles is that they have a tendency to sink to the bottom of the bag over time, leaving the top portion of the bag unprotected. There is, however, a zipper at the top of the bag which allows you to add more padding, so this partially offsets that problem,.
The outer layer of the RDX heavy bag consists of twin coated Rex leather, a synthetic leather that is hardy and smooth. The material is also waterproof. The bag is fitted with four heavy duty D rings to hang from the ceiling and these are both rivetted and double stitched to the top of the bag for extra durability.
The RDX kit is our go to bag for beginners but doesn’t match to the Everlast range when it comes to experienced boxers and MMA fighters.
The Life Gears Black Canvas Punching Bag is a budget alternative heavy bag for those who are on a tight budget. This bag arries unfilled, so you have to provide the interior padding yourself. You can use anything from plastic bags, to old clothes,sand or dirt. This bag is 48 inch long with a width of 17 inches. The chain that is supplied with it is 40 inches long. The exterior material is canvas, which is not overly hand friendly, so be sure to wear gloves or footwear when striking this bag. Canvas also has a tendency to sweat which may make for a slippery surface. One advantage of canvas is that it can be hung outdoors under your carport with no wear or tear damage.
The weight, shock absorbency and reflexiveness of this bag will be very much dependent on the filling that you put in it. This is a decent training bag for those looking for a cheap option, but not in the league of the Everlast range of heavy bags.
The Flexzion Heavy Punching Bag provides you with all the mounting hardware that you need to set up the bag with your purchase, which not that many bag sellers give you. The bag comes to you unfilled. This has the immediate advantage of providing you with a low shipping cost. However, you also have the hassle of filling the bag up yourself. The quality of the bag ultimately depends on the type of fill that you put into the bag. In terms of shock absorbency and give your best best is probably old rags. However, these have a tendency to sink over time, so you may prefer going with sand.
As with the Life Gears bag the Flexzion heavy punching bag represents very good value when compared to pre filled Everlast bags (remember you also have to pay a sizeable shipping cost with those bags).
Everlast is arguably the most well known and iconic name in the boxing and martial arts worlds.The company has been around since 1910, when it was started in New York’s Bronx as a manufacturer of swimwear. The 17 year old who started the company, Jacob Galomb, guaranteed that the swimsuits would last for more than a year and so named them Everlast. The first range of boxing gear was produced in 1917, after Jack Dempsey asked them to make headgear that would last for longer than 15 rounds. Since that time, Everlast has sponsored many of the heavyweight stars of the boxing worlds, most notable among them of whom was Muhammad Ali.
In 2007, after 90 years of operation, the company was acquired by British Retail Group Sports Direct, who remain their parent company. They have since then expanded in the MMA market. They have been awarded the World MMA Award for Best Technical Equipment Brand five times, most recently in 2016.
Everlast boxing equipment is manufactured out of Moberly, Missouri. Other equipment is manufactured outside of the United States under license. Everlast products are sold all over the world. It has been the brand of choice for many of the world’s best athletes. Over the past century, Everlast have established a reputation of excellence that sets them apart from many of their competitors. They are also known for the excellent level of their customer service.
Everlast are the most well known and one of the most popular players in the boxing and MMA heavy bag market. Over more than a century they have forged an enviable reputation as a producer of top quality training gear and a provider of excellent after sales attention. Our favorite Everlast heavy bag is the Everlast 70 Pound MMA Heavy Bag Kit which provides you with a strong synthetic leather exterior, composite filling to provide great shock absorbency and comes with a host of extras. Running a close second is the Everlast 70 Pound MMA Poly Canvas Heavy Bag, with its synthetic and natural filling, great shock absorbency and a heavy chain. Completing our top 3 is the Everlast CardioBlast Heavy Punching Bag, which is a great training bag for the ladies, being especially designed for a hard and fast cardio workout.