Best Boxing Punch Bags

Updated: Jun 7

Introduction | Boxing bag Buyer's Guide | Do I need to spend a lot? | Leather vs. synthetic? | 5 Best Boxing Bags

an image of a punch bag and a man running around a boxing gym

In this article we're going to take a look at 5 of the best boxing bags on the market. The boxing bags that feature in this review have been carefully selected. Only the best quality bags and those that feature high customer satisfaction have been included.


After all, they don’t call the punch bag a boxer’s best friend for nothing. Over the course of their careers a boxer, even at an amateur level, will probably have spent thousands of hours thwacking away at what essentially is a stuffed leather sack.


But as you’ll find out, not all sacks are created equal. It is because of this extreme use (or abuse) why we should conduct a spot of research before buying a punch bag. For a cheap or poorly designed bag is not only susceptible to rapid wear and tear but could cause the boxer an injury; hitting a soft bag can result in hyperextension at the elbow and improperly packed bags can cause hand trauma.


Boxing bag buyer's guide


Do I need to spend a lot?

How much you spend on a boxing bag should depend on how often you plan to use it and your ability. If you are going to use your bag 2-plus times a week, then you might want to consider a middle of the road bag, such as ONEX's Heavy Filled bag.


Similarly, if you have boxed before, or you have a weighty punch, or you are of significant stature, you will need a solid, durable bag - such as Turnermax's genuine leather heavy bag.


But if you plan on using you punch bag as part of general fitness training, then one of the more modestly priced product will suffice.


However, it's worth pointing out that a well-made leather sand-filled boxing bag will last a lifetime. Yes, such a boxing bag will initially put you out of pocket but it will only ever do so once.


The Twins boxing bag pictured above hangs from an iron girder in the famous Sasiprapa Thai Boxing Gym. It is well over fifteen years old and gets kicked, kneed, elbowed and punched for 4 hours a day six days a week - by world ranked Thai boxers no less. Yet, besides one indentation and a number of stains of suspect origin, it looks almost as good as new.


Leather vs. synthetic materials

Traditionally boxing bags were constructed from cow hide. Leather has always proved to be a highly durable material for boxing equipment - hence the reason why the best boxing gloves and boxing boots are fabricated from leather.


However, snobbery aside, some synthetic materials are equally as durable as leather. In addition, synthetic materials are easier to clean and more resistance to sweat. In saying that, though, there's nothing quite like working a genuine leather boxing bag.



The 5 Best Punch Bags



1) RDX Punch Boxing

Product overview (click image for availability)

  • Constructed from highly durable Maya hide leather.

  • Multi-layered outer sheath for superior robustness.

  • Filled with textile material to improve shock absorption.

  • Includes a pair of bag mitts and wall mount.






First on the list is the RDX heavy bag. This is one of the best rated boxing bags on Amazon at the moment. It not only looks sleek but is built to last.


With its Anti-Burst material and shredded textile stuffing the bag will retain its shape even after a good beating – an excellent feature I think you’ll agree.


The RDX is the perfect home boxing bag and you’ll probably love showing it off as much as you will punching it.

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2) Maxx 5ft Punch bag

Product overview (click image for availability)

  • Constructed from highly durable Maya hide leather.

  • Multi-layered outer sheath for superior robustness.

  • Filled with textile material to improve shock absorption.

  • Bag weight comes in at a light heavy weight 25kg.

  • Includes a skipping rope, pair of bag mitts and wall mount.




Proudly presenting the Maxx from Pro Boxing Gear. At 25kg it would be classed as a light-weight but what it lacks in size it makes up for in durability and functionality.


The Maxx would make for a perfect addition to a home gym for not only can it take a dig but it’s not so heavy that it’ll bring the wall down in the process.

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3) ONEX Heavy Filled Boxing Punch Bag

Product overview (click image for availability)

  • Constructed from highly durable Maya hide leather.

  • Multi-layered outer sheath for superior robustness.

  • Filled with textile material to improve shock absorption.

  • Bag weight comes in at a light heavy weight 25kg.

  • Includes a skipping rope, pair of bag mitts and wall mount … and a diddy boxing glove keyring!





Next up we have the ONEX heavy bag. In many ways it shares a number of similarities with the Maxx (see above); its size, weight and manufacturing quality.


However, it sets itself apart by what it comes with. If you bought the ONEX you’d receive a veritable goodie bag of boxing bits and bobs.


Thrown into the bargain you will receive hand wraps, a skipping rope, gloves, fixings and a key ring of a miniature boxing mitt. Oh how I want that keyring!

a text box identifying the positives and negative of the ONEX boxing bag.

4) Sportstech Premium Martial Art Boxing Bag

Product overview (click image for availability)

  • Constructed from highly durable Maya hide leather.

  • Multi-layered outer sheath for superior robustness.

  • Filled with textile material to improve shock absorption.

  • Bag weight comes in at a super heavyweight 49.5kg!





Allow me to introduce the super heavyweight Sportstec boxing bag. Weighing in at a whopping 49.5kg this thing would be like hitting a hippo.


The Sportstech heavy bag is the next best thing in durability.


It’s made from high quality breathable leather and comes with a clever 360° fixing that allows the bag rotate freely whilst wail away on it. Because of its immense size and stature this boxing bag is more suited to a gym.

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5) TurnerMAX Genuine Leather Heavy Punch Bag


Product overview (click image for availability)

  • Constructed from superior quality genuine leather.

  • Multi-layered outer sheath for superior robustness.

  • Filled with textile material to improve shock absorption.

  • Bag weight comes in at a light heavy weight 25kg.

  • Includes a skipping rope, pair of bag mitts and wall mount.




Our fifth and final offering is a true king amongst punch bags. The TurnerMax is a genuine leather heavy bag which, when packed to the rafters, weighs in at hefty 40kg.

This bag would be an enviable addition to any boxing, Muai Thai or MMA gym. In addition, if you've got the cash, it would make super impressive feature for your home gym - one that you're certainly going to want to show off to your chums.


And, if you’ve got reinforced concrete walls or you live in a nuclear bomb shelter, the TurnerMax would be equally suited to the home as it would a professional gym.

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In Conclusion

Before buying a boxing bag firstly you should determine how often you plan to use it. Secondly, you need to be realistic with yourself and select a bag appropriate to you perceived pugilistic prowess.


If you’re a self-trained amateur enthusiast who occasionally likes to play fisticuffs for fitness or stress relief then it’s my guess that the RDX or Maxx will more than meet your needs.


But if you’re planning on becoming the next heavyweight world champion and you hit with the force of a horse’s hind leg then go for the Sportstech or TurnerMax.



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Adam Priest is a former Royal Marines Commando, personal trainer, lecturer, boxing and Thai boxing enthusiast.

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