Best Home Boxing Equipment UK | A Buyer’s Guide

Introduction | Boxing kit Buyer’s Guide | Best Home Boxing Equipment UK

A boxer working the heavy punch bag. This image heads the article on the best home boxing equipment uk.

In this review we bring you the very best home boxing equipment in the UK. We’ve trawled the web and read a hundred reviews in our search for the best boxing kit. Our picks provide you with a range of high-quality boxing equipment that will enable you to build the perfect home gym setup.

But why bother building a home boxing gym?

In another Hungry4Fitness article, we outline the many health and fitness benefits that boxing confers. To avoid an unnecessary digression, we won’t go into those benefits in this article. But if you are interested to discover how boxing could improve your health and fitness, follow the link: 10 Benefits of Boxing Training.

Related: Improve your pugilism with our complete Boxing Basics | How 2 Guide

In addition to being one of the best forms of physical exercise, boxing is a great way to beat stress. After a frustrating day at work, or suffering a cortisol-inducing commute, there’s no better way to destress than gloving up and going 12 rounds on the heavy boxing bag.

Furthermore, as you'll discover further down, boxing equipment is relatively inexpensive. So it doesn't matter if you're on a budget, you'll still be able to afford a quality home boxing gym. With that said, before making a purchase, have a look over the Buyer's Guide below.

Best Home Boxing Equipment UK | A Buyer’s Guide

Firstly, we’ll consider the basic boxing kit you’ll need to get going. At a minimum, a boxing gym requires three items of equipment:

1: Boxing gloves
2: A boxing punch bag
3: A wall mount or freestanding heavy bag stand

If you purchased these three basic items of equipment, you’ll be able to develop boxing fitness, diversify your training routine, improve punching technique, and bust stress. It might come as surprise but building a home boxing gym is relatively cheap. The three items listed above, if you were to buy budget equipment, would cost less than £250.

Considering that a decent rowing machine or running machine would set you back thousands, and that’s without buying any weights, boxing equipment is comparatively cheap. And, what’s more, boxing is a superior form of exercise for improving fitness.

Below you will find a guide outlining each piece of essential boxing equipment. The guide will support you in choosing the right boxing kit for your needs and fitness aspirations. Following the guide, a comprehensive range of affordable boxing equipment

Boxing gloves

Prior to selecting your boxing gloves, it is wise to consider how you plan to use them and what type of training you will be using them for. At first, the answer may seem obvious – ‘I’m going to box in my boxing gloves!’ However, you should know that not all gloves are suited for all types of boxing training.

To help support you in selecting the right pair of gloves for your preferred style of training, we have created a boxing glove suitability chart. The chart matches the various weighted gloves with the appropriate boxing training.

By using the chart your will be able to make a more informed purchasing decision.

A boxing mitt weight guide. This guide is supposed to help boxers identify the best boxing glove weight for their training needs.

Boxing punch bags | Hanging Bag vs. Freestanding Bag

Pitting a hanging bag against a freestanding bag is the equivalent of putting an amateur in the ring with a professional – there’s no contest. Hanging bags are miles better than their freestanding counterparts because they offer a more natural boxing experience.

Also, hanging boxing bags are usually filled with rags or sand which offer more resistance against your punches. You can hit a heavy boxing bag a lot harder than you can a freestanding bag. And, if you splash out on a leather sand-filled bag, it will last a lifetime.

But freestanding bags are still a great option if you have nowhere to hang a heavy bag. Granted, though they’re not as robust and they don’t quite offer the same experience, freestanding boxing bags are more than suitable for general boxing training, boxercise and fitness workouts.

The answer to the question ‘Should I go for a hanging boxing bag or freestanding?’ hinges on whether you’ve got enough space and a wall strong enough to support a heavy bag. If the answer is yes it makes sense to go for the hanging bag. If no, then a freestanding bag will have to do.


Best Home Boxing Equipment UK


Boxing Gloves Valour Strike (£29.99)

Product overview (click image for availability)

  • Multi-layered high-density padding offers superior safety while reducing impact trauma injuries.

  • PU boxing mitt is tear-resistant, durable, and built to protect your hands during all types of boxing training.

  • Easy to apply Velcro wrist strap makes using these gloves easy to put on and take off.

‘Better Boxing Gloves for Better Training Sessions.’

Valour Strike is widely recognised for producing high-quality and aesthetically pleasing products at affordable prices. A rare combination of qualities.

These excellently rated 12 oz boxing gloves live up to Valour’s high standards. From the outer material to the inner padding these gloves are clearly engineered for high-intensity training. Unlike cheaper gloves, Valour Strikes feature a multi-layered high-density foam padding.

Of course, this padding has been purposely and thoughtfully engineered to reduce impact trauma to the hands. So, when your fists are encased in a pair of Valour Strikes, you’ll have the confidence to unleash your hardest punches. ‎

Solid customer feedback: 4.5 stars with over 490 reviews!


Beast Gear Advanced Boxing Hand Wraps (£9.99)

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  • Hand wraps are an essential item of boxing equipment as they reduce hand injuries, aches, pains, and post-training soreness.

  • Premium quality 4.5-metre hand wraps offers superior protection.

  • Extra-wide Velcro fastening offers additional wrist support while also reducing unravelling.

Beast Gear manufactures quality equipment, equipment made for fitness and boxing beasts – hence the name. These advanced boxing hand wraps are no exception to the Beast Gear rule.

Fabricated from premium quality fabrics and extra-wide Velcro straps, you’ll be able to bind your hands into a pair of rocks. The elasticated design ensures that these wraps will mould to the shape of your hand, providing extra protection and comfort.


Everlast Nevatear Heavy Punch Bag (£79.99)

Product Overview (click image for availability)

  • The punching bag uses specially blended filler that provides resilient shock absorbency

  • Layered matrix of synthetic leather and webbed vinyl engineered to outlast the heaviest hitters

  • Weight: 25 kg, size: 4 feet

  • Ground anchor option

  • Heavy-duty nylon straps

  • Double-end loop provides functionality

  • Complete with heavy-duty chain and swivel

The Nevatear 70lb heavy bag from Everlast is built and designed to provide professional-level training for boxers. But it’s also built for those fitness enthusiasts who want to incorporate boxing into their training regime.

Whether you’re looking to improving your boxing skills or enjoy a new form of fitness training, this bag is ideal for all types of workouts. The multi-layered matrix of synthetic leather and webbed vinyl is engineered to endure even the heaviest hitters. Everlast’s Nevatear uses a specially blended filler that provides resilient shock absorbency.

These attributes make this a must-have piece of boxing equipment.


Century Heavy Bag Stand (£122)

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  • Designed specifically for martial arts workouts with training bags to practice a variety of strikes and kicks.

  • Constructed of 3" tubular steel with three weight pegs for stability.

  • Shock absorbing design keeps the frame stationery during vigorous workouts.

  • Designed to hold up to 100lb.

Century offers the most reasonably priced heavy bag stand. For a little over £120, you will be the proud owner of a robust steel frame designed to support heavy boxing bags.

Other features include protruding pegs at the corner of each support. These pegs enable you to stack weights (barbell discs) onto the stand to prevent it from moving around when working out.

Century’s floor stand boasts a max weight of 45kg. Though this doesn’t sound like a particularly impressive load capacity, compared to ceiling hangers, it isn’t far off the upper maximum of the majority of floor stands – without paying stupid money.

Coupled with Everlast’s Nevatear you’d have yourself one enviable set-up.

Nearly 5 stars after over 200 reviews


Dripex Adult Free-Standing Boxing Punch Bag (£109.99)

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  • Ideal size for adults or teens (stands 69’’/175 cm tall, bag diameter 10 inches/26 cm).

  • The dual TPU absorbers and springs achieve 360° shock and noise absorption.

  • The rounded ABS base tank is designed to roll or relocate easily, which improves the boxing experience.

  • Includes 12 strong suction cups at the base to prevent movement during workouts.

  • The industrial-grade stainless steel tube stand is encased in a multi-layer construction to improve durability.

Dripex’s freestanding boxing punch bag is one of the best on the market. It’s received tons of reviews and comments praising it’s durability and affordability.

For the money, you get a lot with this freestanding bag. The body is comprised of multi-layered foam padding. As well as improving the general durability of the bag, the multi-layered foam will also enable you to unload your best shots without it toppling over with every punch.

In addition, the oversized base, which can be filled with either water or sand, and 12 suction cups will keep this sucker rooted to the floor like an old oak tree. Together with the TPU absorbers and springs, this freestanding bag is as close to a heavy boxing bag as you can get.


Dayong Boxing Reflex Punching Bag (£219)

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  • Scientific design cobra reflex boxing bag withstand.

  • Height adjustable from 59" to 71"(150-180cm).

  • Water/sand unfilled durable high-density plastic base with multiple powerful suction cups.

  • Steel rod construction along with high-grade PU bags with inner bladder design

Dayong offers a little bit more than just a reflex bag. Included within their package comes a pugilistic starter kit. As well as something to hit you’ll receive a pair of gloves, wraps and a hand pump. Pretty impressive I think you’ll agree.

The bag itself is inflatable (which explains the pump) and is held in place by a stainless-steel support. That, by the way, is a feature of note. Most reflex balls are propped on an aluminum tube, which usually bends after a strong straight right. Stainless steel, on the other hand, offers superior strength.

In addition, the bag can be adjusted from 59" to 71", making it suitable for people of different heights. And holding it all in place is large capacity fillable base and suction cups.


Beast Gear Skipping rope (£29.57)

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  • This cutting-edge speed rope promises to outperform all other products.

  • Light-weight wire cuts through the air with ease.

  • The machine-engineered ball bearings reduce rotational friction while also reducing wear and tear.

Beast Gear’s skipping rope has got to be one of the best-rated ropes on the market. With over 9,000! reviews and still retaining four stars it is an immensely popular piece of exercise equipment that's made a lot of people very happy.

Its popularity probably has something to do with its durability and ergonomic design. The premium quality ball bearings improve the spin rate which makes for a smooth skipping experience.

Furthermore, the rope can be adjusted to accommodate all heights. This useful function means you don’t have to tie knots in your rope or cut it to length.


Seconds out!

This article has pulled together some of the best home boxing equipment in the UK. For just a couple hundred quid you could have yourself a top-notch set-up. One that will provide you with the perfect space for improving your boxing skills, keeping fit and busting stress.

When you’ve got your home boxing gym, follow the links below for boxing tutorials, best training advice, and workout routines.

Boxing Fitness | The Complete Guide
Boxing Basics | Everything You Need To Know About The Art Of Pugilism


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

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