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How to Buy the Best Everlast Heavy Punching Bag for Training

Updated on September 14, 2011

Everlast Heavy Bag

If you train in martial arts, MMA or boxing an Everlast heavy bag is a piece of key training equipment. Whether your idol is Brock Lesnar, Gina Corano, Muhammad Ali or George Forman the common thread is Everlast boxing bags. Everlast heavy bags come in many different shapes, sizes and materials for different martial arts and boxing training needs. You have the cheapest option with the $90 Vinyl Nevatear Heavy bag and the most expensive $650 Super Leather Heavy Bag. To great results from your training an Everlast heavy bag is key. 

Everlast is a safe brand, check at the local boxing club or dojo for other brands. For mine I want to have my hands, knees and feet working an Everlast heavy bag. What is important when you buy an Everlast heavy bag is make the right choice. You need to choose the right material, weight and shape. Do you want a hanging bag or a bag stand? Do you want a specialty bag like the Everflex Everlast heavy bag or the Hydrostrike Heavy bag? Do you want the heavy bag for extreme fitness, stress relief, boxing, kickboxing or ground and pound on the mats?

Getting the best martial arts gloves and the right Everlast heavy bag are essential for any extreme workout or contact training. Your hands are precious and deserve the respect.

Kickboxing MMA Everlast Heavy Bag
Kickboxing MMA Everlast Heavy Bag

Premium Leather Heavy Bags

Choosing the best heavy bag for you depends on your size, budget and punching power. We all come in different shapes and sizes. The heavier you are and more powerful puncher than you will need a heavier bag. The aim here is to have a bag that lasts and a bag that sustains your workout. If you strike the bag and it moves around too much than it is likely too light.

Premium grade leather bags are the most expensive because of the material but they are the most durable. Super heavy bag weights are 100 lbs, 125 lbs and 150 lbs. You also do not want to go too heavy with the bag as it can put added pressure on your hands and wrists. You want a bit of give, but not too much. Try out what suits you at your local gym. Make sure you sue the correct hand wraps and gloves to prevent injury.

You do get a buffer with the dual-bag shock absorption system that comes with the Everlast super heavy bag. Working out on this bag provides for softer hands with the material used to make the bag. This premium bag has an inner bag that has a 2-inch layer of poly-foam lining. The Everlast Super heavy bags also include a heavy-duty steel chain and swivel and triple-reinforced ring tabs on the bag itself.

Everflex Free Standing Heavy Bag

The Everflex Free Standing Heavy Bag is an excellent option for the home gym. If you do not have roof for the hanger or prefer the mobility feature for an extreme workout that uses the fitness side of martial arts or boxing it is ideal. The spring action response suits this training. The freestanding aspect is very popular in offices that have stress reduction rooms or tools. Hitting a bag such as this has become very popular in high stress jobs like trading, litigation and sales. This is one product the global financial crisis may have helped.

The casing of the heavy bag is Everlast Nevatear®. The base of the Everflex Free Standing Heavy Bags is a reinforced high-density LDPE base. You can adjust the stand up aspect to your height as there are three height adjustments ranging from 52” to a full 70” tall. For maneuverability the Everflex Free Standing Heavy Bag base is filled with 24 gallons of water, which is around 200 lbs.).  

Everlast Hydrostrike Heavy Bag

The Everlast Hydrostrike heavy bag allows you the training benefits of a traditional heavy bag. It is very popular amongst cross trainers because of the weight adjustment possibilities to the bag through the 75-mm bladder inside the bag. The bladder holds up to 80 lbs. of water so it can be adjusted per how heavy you want the bag. If you have a situation where you travel or train on weekends at a different location the water aspect is also useful as only takes 15 minutes to set up the bag.

You have a 100 lbs bag and a 150 lbs bag. Both bags come with a heavy-duty steel chain and swivel. With the water bladder you can adjust the heavy bag to your exercises. You would want the bag to be lighter if you want to move around more to burn fat or increase your stamina. You would the bag heavier to increase your strength and power follow through. This is especially for knee and leg strikes.  

Everlast Nevatear Heavy Bag

Everlast Nevatear Heavy Bag is specifically designed for the lower price tag using vinyl materials for the bag. It is suitable for the home gym and the non-professional or fitness trainer who doesn’t require the extra durability of leather. The bag offers shock absorption for your strikes with the Everlast blended filler.

The Everlast Nevatear Heavy Bag come in four different weights; 60 lbs, 70 lbs, 80 lbs and 100 lbs. Make sure you get a weight suitable for your weight and punching power, Not too heavy too hurt your wrists and not too light to cause the bag to move around too much. The bag also comes with a heavy-duty chain and swivel to attach to a roof hanger or heavy bag stand.  

Everlast C3 Foam Heavy Bag

The Everlast C3 Foam heavy bag is very popular with heavy hitters and fitness enthusiasts alike. Everlast uses its Contoured Closed-Cell (C3) Foam Technology The aim is to disperse the force of your strike, which does two things. Firstly it absorbs the blow and therefore the reverbing shock to you. Secondly it helps maintain bag integrity, as people tend to punch in the same place. This is similar to those mattresses that are designed to adjust after people sleep on them.

The bag is covered with a poly-canvas sleeve that is durable and Everlast Nevatear shell. This bag is a bit heavy for those too light and some women given its weight. The C3 does offer your hands a greater deal of protection but the bag isn’t going to move around like a 40-80 lbs bag. Protecting your hands is important when you are thrashing away on a heavy bag particularly when fatigue sets in, which is very important when pounding on a heavy bag constantly.  

Everlast Heavy Bag Stand, Hanger and Anchor

Before you bought your heavy bag you had three main criteria. They are what do I want to use the Everlast bag for? How much do I want pay? Where am I going to put the Everlast heavy bag? Unless you bought the standalone Everflex Free Standing Heavy Bag you are going to need a heavy bag stand, anchor or hanger. It is important to make sure your attachment is sturdy and can take the punishment otherwise injury is a real risk.

You have the option of buying the stand off Everlast, which is made of heavy-duty powder coated steel tubing. The stands footprint is 69"L x 48.25"W and 84.13" tall per Everlast. The stand has three weight plate pegs to strengthen the stand. The Everlast heavy bag stand is also easy to assemble. Note the stand is for bags over 100 lbs you need the hangar attachments. Everlast uses heavy-duty, powder-coated steel for the hangers they sell for their bags. You have different options for your joists or straight beams. The hangers come with wood joist mounting hardware.

Depending on the weight you can increase the strength of the anchors with coach screws or other fasteners. You can also get the swivel hook which I actually use I prefer this for knee and legwork because of the range of movement. It is very easy to take down. Whether you have your home gym in the garage, back porch or a fitness room you will want to keep the space clear and free when not training.

Best Everlast Heavy Bag - Lets Get it On!

Everlast also makes trainings sets which are aimed at providing value and combining different disciplines. You can get pad and glove sets like the Everlast Muhammad Ali Collection Family Training Set. Other options include the speed bag and martial art sets. These are excellent adjuncts to the Everlast heavy bags. The sets are useful for getting lighter bags under 80 pounds. The 40-pound bags are suitable for more aerobic fitness. The speed bag is for coordination and forearm exercise primarily.

The Everlast heavy bag is great for your home fitness exercise routine there are many workouts you can utilize. If you are serious martial arts, MMA, kickboxing or boxing athlete then it is a must. Just always remember if you are using a heavy bag wrap your hands and wrist and use the right bag gloves. If you can afford it I recommend leather heavy bags. The leather bags are built to take a huge amount of punishment. Male sure you also flex and warm up before hand you are using shoulder, chest and arm muscles in your workout.

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    • billyaustindillon profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Punching bags are great for exercise, stress and a bit of fun Peggy :)

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Wish we had a home gym. I have never used a punching bag but I understand that it is good exercise and would certainly be a stress reducer. Good hub, Billy.

    • billyaustindillon profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      hubpageswriter the quality and strength is all important for heavy hitters and frequent trainers - the artifical or poorly made split pretty easy - that is why I choose Everlast.

    • billyaustindillon profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      KidsPartyFavors sounds like you came to the right place for an everlast punching bag.

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      7 years ago

      Very well researched and written hub, billy. It's good to consider the type of leather, gears and everything. Hub up.=)

    • KidsPartyFavors profile image


      7 years ago

      I have to buy a new punching bag for my gym!

    • billyaustindillon profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Mel depending on his power you need weight for resistance the Everlast Super Leather Training Bags

      are the best routes most likely.

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      7 years ago

      What punching bag would you recommend for my 17 year old son who weighs 285 pounds and wants a punching bag to relieve stress? Thanks.

    • John B Badd profile image

      John B Badd 

      8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      They make great punching bags.

    • stars439 profile image


      8 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      The pretty girl in the picture can kick me seven days a week with that lovely leg. And if she kills me I would die a happy man. Wonderful hub, Excellent photographs, Great and skillfull writing, in my humble opinion. God Bless You.

    • billyaustindillon profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      LeanMan get out there and hit the Everlast bag - you will feel the better for it.

    • billyaustindillon profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Victoria thanks for your feedback on the Everlast heavy bag

    • billyaustindillon profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Money Glitch Everlast are masters of brand recognition but there are in one of the most demanding sports so they have had to back it up - all those shots with Muhammed Ali and his Everlast head gear and shorts stills seem fresh in people's minds.

    • billyaustindillon profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Jane you can put the Everlast heavy bags in your garage, lounge room, patio ... so many places

    • billyaustindillon profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Katie I agree boxing and martial arts are such great forms of training for the body - the everlast heavy bag is a natural aid to get it all done.

    • LeanMan profile image


      8 years ago from At the Gemba

      I need to do some training, these look ideal.

    • Victoria West profile image

      Victoria West 

      8 years ago from Toronto

      Great hub, good work on this.

    • Money Glitch profile image

      Money Glitch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      You know it is so funny how advertising can brain wash you and you may not even know it. Was just reading and thinking that I would say that 99 percent of all the heavy bags I've seen has had the name Everlast on them. It seems only natural that this would be the brand that I would buy. :) Thumbs up!

    • Jane@CM profile image


      8 years ago

      I didn't know about Everlast Heavy Bags until now. Wonder where I could put one?

    • katiem2 profile image


      8 years ago from I'm outta here

      I love the Everlast product line, boxing and kicking a bag is an amazing work out that tones the entire body. I think I might need a new bag. Peace :)

    • billyaustindillon profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Carolina it is hard to go past Everlast for either a heavy bag or any sparring equipment

    • carolina muscle profile image

      carolina muscle 

      8 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Everlast is still one of the best product lines made.

      Cool hub!

    • billyaustindillon profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Wavegirl I think the Everlast Nevatear Heavy Bag is perfect for you and glad to help you hit that bag! Make sure you sue your skincare cream after. :)

    • billyaustindillon profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Nifty@50 you can have fun with the Everlast heavy bag too :)

    • billyaustindillon profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Izzy ordering the everlast bag online is very convenient - through Amazon you may find there will be free shipping also.

    • billyaustindillon profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Marty Ware the Everlast Heavy Bags are very popular in martial arts also - I am sure the martial arts workouts would have helped your surfing.

    • billyaustindillon profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Don I agree Everlast is such a powerful brand name - you think boxing you think Everlast. The different Everlast heavy bags suit different weights, sizes and disciplines nicely.

    • wavegirl22 profile image


      8 years ago from New York, NY

      For me I am choosing to get the Everlast Nevatear Heavy Bag! I am just hoping that this is going to get me back to a good workout, thanks billyaustin, I needed a little push in the right direction!

    • nifty@50 profile image


      8 years ago

      A heavy bag is a good way to work out your aggressions, but the speed bag is more fun!

    • IzzyM profile image


      8 years ago from UK

      I probably couldn't even carry one home, still if I order online I wouldn't have to! Could do with the exercise

    • MartyWare profile image


      8 years ago from New South Wales Australia

      I have trained on one of these Everlast Bags when I was practicing hard style martial arts.

      I agree they are top bag to kick!

      Marty Ware

      The SEO DAD

    • Don Simkovich profile image

      Don Simkovich 

      8 years ago from Pasadena, CA

      This is great! I never realized there was so much variety when it came to workout bags. Everlast has built such a powerful brand name, too!

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      Charles Fox 

      8 years ago from United Kingdom

      Gotta get one of those Everlast Heavy Bags. I've got some serious kicking to do.


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