Top 16 Best Free Standing Punch Bags Review [2021]

Top Best Freestanding Punch Bags Review

To start off this review I wanted to give some advice on how a free standing punch bags can actually benefit you and give you my best 16 free standing bag options further below which will help you make the best decision on which to go for.

Before I go into this detail on all the bags, here are my suggested best 3 options for you to choose from first.

Best OverallBoxing Life’s ChoiceBest Value
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Bag Century Original Wavemaster Punch BagRingside Freestanding Punch BagDripex Freestanding Punch Bag
HeightAdjustable 4ft – 5.6ft6.4ftApprox 6ft 
PriceCheck price on Amazon or CenturyCheck Price on AmazonCheck price on Amazon or Dripex 

What is a free standing punch bag?

Unlike the more common hanging heavy bag, a free standing bag has a heavy base which is generally filled with sand or water. This helps to keep the bag steady, solid and upright as you practice your punching combinations against it.

FightCamp free standing punch bag

How will a freestanding punch bag help you?

Personally I feel that free standing punching bags are very useful for those that don’t have access to a boxing gym/normal gym nearby to practice your punching skills. You do occasionally see more expensive ones in the gym, but generally they are best for those that have enough space to put this in their own home, garage or anywhere else practical.

These bags are a brilliant option for those wanting to learn to box from home and alot easier to set up than your traditional hanging heavy bag which could prove to be a nuisance if you don’t have enough space to hang it up.

If you are complete beginner to boxing, it might be worth checking out my top online boxing courses to get you started.

To make life easier for you here is a list of the pros and cons of a free standing punch bag and how it could help you out below.

FightCamp free standing punch bag

Pros

Set upfree standing punch bags are generally a lot easier to set up than your traditional hanging bag. They usually have minimal installation which means you can get started with training straight away.

Adaptable – You have the ability to move the bag around to the most appropriate place for your training. Also, once you have finished your session you can move it out way to give you more space.

Softer – These bags are generally not as firm as hanging bags which makes it a lot softer for your knuckles or legs when you are punching or kicking during your workout.

Train from home – Standing boxing bags are ideal for working out from home with the ability to practice punching combinations, punching from range and footwork around the target. As I said above, it’s great for those that don’t have regular access to a gym.

Cons

Stability – as the bag is upright it generally designed to stay in place upright. If you have a powerful punch this can sometimes move or even knock over some bags, so be careful!

Training Limitations – there is only so much you can do to train with a free standing bags. It’s a lot harder to practice punching from close range due to heavy base, your lead foot can also sometime clash with this. This type of bag is also very much a stationary target with no movement taking place which can be bad for your boxing foot movement.

Cost – Now the downside to this is that free standing bags can be quite an expensive purchase if you want a quality bag. If you do decide to go ahead, consider it as an investment in yourself to improve your boxing skills and overall fitness.

What are the best freestanding punch bags?

Well there is so many options out there for you to try out, but first and foremost I think you should consider the following bags to get you started somewhere.

*Make sure to check out more detail, images and ratings on each punch bag below the table.

Punch BagCover and Bag FillerBaseSize
1.
Gallant Max360 Strike Free Standing Punch Bag
5cm-thick EPE foamFloor sucking base and can be filled with water or sand6ft
2.
Dripex Freestanding Punching Bag
Stainless steel tube stand is encased in multi-layer construction: 2mm thickened PU leather striking surface, high-density EPE foam, eco-friendly fabric bufferFloor sucking base and can be filled with water or sandApprox 6ft tall
3.
RDX F6 Kara Free Standing Punch Bag
Made with multi-layers of the finest and most resilient Maya Hide leather with high density foam paddingFloor sucking base and can be filled with Water or sandApprox 6ft
4.
Ringside Freestanding Boxing Punching Heavy Bag Black
The shock-absorbing foam is encased in a durable vinyl shellFilled with water or sand6.4ft
5.
Century Bob XL
Made of high-strength plastisol filled with urethane foamFilled with water or sandAdjustable from 60″ to 78″
6. Everlast Powercore or FIT bagHigh synthetic leather and Tri-disc foam rings, wrapped around the collarFilled with water or sandAdjustable from 132cm (52″) to 165cm (65″)
7. 
Mytra Fusion Free Standing Bag
High grade synthetic leather PU leather and Stitched using a RAW Triple-needle fleece Pico-threadFilled with water or sandApprox 6ft
8. 
FITVEN Free Standing Punch Bag
Stainless steel tube stand, fabric cushion, high-density EPE foam and 2mm Premium PU LeatherFloor sucking base, filled with water or Sand + Spring featureApprox 6ft
9.
Adidas Free Standing Punch Bag
High density foam for optimal shock absorption and Synthetic leather layer.Filled with water or sand6.4ft
10.
Century Original Wavemaster Punch Bag
Consists of high-density foam, covered with durable vinylFilled with water or sandAdjustments from 47” inches to 68” inches
11.
Century Wavemaster XXL
Consists of high-density foam, covered with durable vinylFilled with water or sand5.6ft (larger striking area)
12.
Max Strength 360 Free Standing Boxing Punch Bag
High quality and durable 3 Layers material, ECO friendly PU, cushioned fabric and foam around steel barFloor sucking base. Filled with Water or sand6ft tall
13.
Core Home Fitness FightMaster
Reactive rod system attached to each pad/target. These rods have been set up to replicate punching a focus mittWeights requiredAdjustable from 5’0″ to 6’6”
14.
Nexersys Interactive Punch Stand
Commercial grade steel and high-density foam to provide the ultimate user experience. High-density foam with multi-axis relief reduces user impactNot requiredN/A
15.
FightCamp Free Standing Punch Bag
Consists of high-density foam, covered with durable vinylFilled with water or sand5.6ft

1. Gallant Max Strike 360 Free Standing Punch Bag

The Gallant Max Strike 360 free standing punch bag option is an upgraded version of the original 5.5 Gallant Punch bag. If you are going to pick between the two I would highly recommend you pick this if you looking for a higher quality and durable punch bag to last you a longer time.

This is still a great lower budget bag to consider and is definitely one of the more affordable quality options you can buy today. Gallant have added many design improvement including suction cups on the base and 12 ‘numbered spot’ design cover to help improve your accuracy and combinations.

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2. Dripex Freestanding Punching Bag

The Dripex Freestanding punching bag is a high quality free standing punch bag which has spring features which will move the bag as you punch it.

Dripex have designed this to be ultra silent and have a 360 shock and noise absorption. A great option if you are wanting to keep the noise down as you workout.

So you will have seen from the top of this article I gave this the best value. That is because of the overall customer satisfaction it has been given all round. 

The base is one of the best options with 12 strong suction cups to go with it and can be used outside too. Most people have been able to use water or sand with no issues at all.

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3. RDX F6 Kara Free Standing Punch Bag

RDX KARA 6ft XXL Free Standing Punch bag comes with a massive extra wide punch bag spanning 35cm. This is a custom made for the ultimate punching and kicking experience. It is created with a multi-layered anti-tear and maya hide leather filled with high density foam provides ideal resistance and optimal shock absorption.

RDX have also created a Octa-Truss Technology with 17 heavy duty suction cups attached to 8 sliders which provide rock solid stability for aggressive training. The base can be filled with water or sand due to wider filling hole and a complimentary funnel. This free standing bag is perfect for kickboxing, MMA, boxing or even regular cardio workouts. 

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4. Ringside Freestanding Punch Bag

Ringside have created a beast of a freestanding bag an easily one of the best on this list for you to consider. Standing at 6.4ft this is one of the biggest freestanding bags you can get. With a very large surface this is ideal for boxing or kickboxing training with it being suitable for heavy punches and kicks.

The base can be filled with either water or sand, but it is recommended you try fill with sand to make as sturdy as possible. However many have reviewed how sturdy this is compared to other freestanding bags with very positive experiences.

The set up of this bag has been the biggest issue for many and you might need hand at first. But once you have this baby all set up, all that won’t matter anymore.

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5. Century Bob XL

The Century Bob XL is by far one of the best options out there due to the mimicking a human which makes it a fantastic and quality option to go with.

As you can see from the above design, ‘Bob’ is created to be human like, this is to give you a far more authentic experience while you practice your punching combinations. It is also comes with a fully adjustable stand depending on your height.

Check out MMA and UFC star Conor McGregor using the Century BOX XL punch bag to give you an idea below.

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6. Everlast Power Core or FIT Free Standing Heavy Punch Bag

Everlast have also come up with high quality product which is on the expensive end, but is probably one of the best quality traditional free standing punch bags out there. This high density foam bag is designed to be flexible and extremely durable with a slight recoil spring on the neck of the bag to help with power punches so it doesn’t move off balance at the base. the bag to have some movement as you punch it.

There are two models of Everlast’s Free standing punch bags which are pretty much the same if I’m being honest. The Powercore and FIT. The FIT version comes with some additional fitness kit and is only available in the UK from what I can see.

In terms of the features for this it comes with a very large base that can be filled with sand or water to keep steady. 

One thing to note is that this bag is probably best for those that just want to work boxing / punching workouts.

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7. Mytra Fusion Free Standing Bag

Now Mytra Fusion free standing bag is great option if you who are just looking to really practice your punching or kicking accuracy. It comes with twelve punching dots in its design which can help you practice different attack combinations help and remind you change up your workout each time you practice.

The Mytra Fusion bag has a heavy duty base which can hold 270 pounds of water or sand for stability. Having read and looked at some reviews people are generally delighted with this bag once using, but struggle with the initial set up. Something to keep in mind if you don’t like a huge set up! 

This bag should definitely help improve your focus and punching accuracy. Or why not check out my Top 5 Target Punch bags here.

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8. FITVEN Free Standing Punch Bag

The FITVEN free standing punch bag is very similar to the above Dripex as it comes with a very similar spring and noise reduction spring. Reading many reviews it has a lot of positive reports and is great option for beginners.

The base can be filled with water or sand and comes with 12 suction cups to help give greater stability when striking. I have to admit that this bag has a slightly better design look with the FITVEN branding. It also comes with a pair of 12oz boxing gloves you can use alongside the bag.

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9. Adidas Free Standing Punch Bag XXL

The Adidas Free Standing punch bag is another heavy duty punch bag standing at 6.4ft. Very similar in size to the above Ringside bag, but as far as I can see is only available in the UK or Europe. If you are based in North America, check out the Ringside bag above instead.

In terms of the bag itself, it has a very large surface area fro striking, elbows, knees and kicks. This makes it a brilliant option for those that practice any form of Mixed Martial Arts.

Overall from reading reviews, many people having positive experiences. However it might take couple of people to set up initially. Sand is also recommenced instead of water to give a much more steady experience.

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10. Century Original Wavemaster Punch Bag

Century is well known for creating the best free standing punch bags on the market. The go to option for many is the original Wavemaster which many of the above bags have tried to replicate in some shape or form. 

This can be used for striking and kicking training making it an optimal option for those looking for full martial art experience. However, I would say this bag is probably better suited for punching. 

The punch bag area is also adjustable from 4ft – 5.8ft making it a reasonable size for most to use for their training. 

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11. Century Wavemaster XXL

Now if the Century 2XL Wavemaster wasn’t big enough! Century wanted to make even bigger bag. This is obviously the largest of all the Wavemaster punch bag range, with main difference in this one being the larger base unit. The larger base helps to fit more water or sand so you can have more stability when punching

The great thing about this bag is that it has twice the striking area than the original Century Wavemaster (see above). If you like to practice kicks along side you punching route, this could just be the free standing punch bag for you!

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12. Max Strength Free Standing Boxing Punch Bag

MaxStrength Free Standing Punch Bag is brilliant option to go for is you are based in the UK. Standing at 6ft it comes with a heavy duty base with suction cups for even great stability.

Looking at reviews, most seem to be happy when striking this bag thanks to its use of high density foam and durable fabric padding. 

It is recommended to probably pick at least 3-4 bags of sand for the base of this free standing punch bag. 

13. Core Home Fitness FightMaster

Now Core Home Fitness FightMaster is probably the most unique free standing punch bag on this list which they describe as “The ultimate target striking training station for your home.” They have done this by creating a patented reactive rod system attached to each target.

These rods have been set up in way to replicate punching a mitt, by offering a slight “give” in the pads on impact that has that lovely ‘pop’ when you connect.

This standing punch bag is slightly different and more on the expensive side. But if you are looking for something a bit different this could just be for you!

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15. Nexersys N3 Interactive Punch Stand

Nexersys is an American based company that creates interactive Boxing fitness products for commercial and home gyms. This includes their famous N3 Elite Boxing Trainer Station and Cross Body Trainer.

The punch bag stand provides a personalized experience through interactive & intelligent training with an attached screen tablet. It also comes with N3 head pads which give bilateral movements when you strike them. This helps to give a similar feel to when you hit the mitts with your coach. There is also a torso based punch pas as well to practice body punches, kick and knees.

This is probably the most expensive item on the list, but if you have a big enough budget this might be go to option for your home gym!

16. FightCamp Freestanding Punch Bag

FightCamp is a workout subscription that brings authentic, trainer-led boxing workouts to any home. Thousands of people are loving this interactive, intense and empowering workout, led by experienced trainers including former professional fighters.

The FightCamp’s free standing bags is one of the best you can get with a large strike area for punching and kicking. It makes it and ideal all round option to use.

The only thing to keep in mind to keep this free standing bag you will need to buy all the other packages including their workout subscription, gloves, hand wraps and punch trackers. This could be the best option if you are a complete beginner that wants to learn boxing from home.


*Please note – some of these are manufactured separately in US and UK so make sure to check first. If you are fromm the UK you might want to look at my UK edition of best ‘free standing punching bags’ here to consider.

Also let me know in the comments below which option you might go for.

You can check out more boxing equipment reviews here or why consider some other boxing training equipment here:

Thanks for reading!

 

Jamie - Boxing Life

I'm an amateur boxer and blogger trying to pass on my boxing experiences and passion to anyone looking to learn or find out more about the sport of boxing. Whether that be reviews, news, training tips or my own personal journey, I'll be covering it on "Boxing Life".

12 thoughts on “Top 16 Best Free Standing Punch Bags Review [2021]

  1. For the past few months I have been looking for a good free standing boxing bag for my house. I’m glad that I found this site because from all the listings I really like the TurnerMax Free standing punch Bag. I like its style and the design. I’m definitely ordering it today.

    Thank you so much for the rundown on these boxing bags.

    1. Thanks for the comment Sujandar, I’m gad this article has been useful and the TurnerMax free standing punch bag is great option! 

      J

  2. Hi Jamie,  

    Thanks for the cool review. I bought a stand up bag a while back since I just don’t have the room anywhere in my house to put one. I keep it in the garage and take it outside to use in the yard when it’s nice out. You can’t beat the convenience of it however, it definitely can’t take the beating that a regular bag can. That being said, I think it’s still a great option for people like me with limited space. Wish I saw this list before I made a purchase as the bag I bought isn’t on there and is probably on the cheap side. All of these bags look awesome. I am going to keep these in mind for the future when it wears out. Thanks again! 

    1. Hi Dan, thanks for the comment! As you said they are very convenient if you want to move it around depending on your space, but they do have there limitations in terms of training. Hopefully some of these bags will give you a better idea on what to go for in the future. 

      Thanks again,

      J

  3. I don’t box but I have used the hanging bag a few times during my years of doing taekwondo. It was pretty fun but I do agree that the hanging bags are very firm which was quite an experience punching something that was so hard. In terms of the options you gave, I like #3 with the focus on building accuracy, that looks good as well as #4 as they offer variety with the resistance band and wrap-around strap. Have you personally ever knocked over a standing bag?

    1. Hi Cyndy, 

      Yes I personally prefer the hanging heavy bags as you can get a lot closer to them without your feet clashing. The free standing bag however gives you an opportunity to focus on your punching technique. I think the the Everlast option is great if you are also wanting other training elements. For your question, I’ve never knocked one over personally, but I have made them move from some harder punches. You need to make sure it has enough weight in base to stop this from happening

      Thanks for commenting.

      J

  4. Looks like ‘Bob’ had a bit of a ‘seeing to’ but looked to be able to stand up to it. I’ve been toying with the idea of a free standing punch bag. I have had a hanging bag for many years, bought second-hand and in all honesty, it’s hardly ever been used due to space. The room it’s in now has loads of other stuff that has no place to go. I like the idea of a free standing bag as it would be able to go outside. Do you know if you can get covers for them ? I was also surprised by the pricing. Not as bad as I was expecting, although I think ‘Century Bob XL’ might be out of my range but the Mytra Fusion looks the business.

    1. Hi Romero, 

      Thanks for the comment, yes hanging heavy bags definitely need the space if you are going to use them. Potentially you may just need a slight upgrade to what you have – check out my top 10 heavy bag review here

      As you said maybe an standing punch bag will be a lot more practical for you going forward. I wouldn’t go for the  ‘Century Bob XL’ if you are unsure on what to go for as it does have a slightly different feel to it over other standing punch bags when striking it. The ‘Mytra Fusion’ bag might just be the perfect solution for you! 

      Hope this helps man! 

      Thanks

      J

  5. Hey Jamie thanks for this review. My brother is an amateur boxer and he was just talking to me last night about getting a free standing boxing bag. He prefers to workout at home after work instead of driving back and forth to the gym.and was thinking of putting a hanging bag in his garage. But to conserve space for his car he wants a free standing bag. I am going to share this review with him because he is the one that will be making the purchase.

    I personally like the look of the TurnerMax but my brother will probably go with the Everlast Everflex being that he loves Everlast boxing gear. Perhaps if he can afford it I can see how the Century Bob XL would be better, seeing how it resembles a human and can be height adjusted. I assume the head is mounted on a thick spring to prevent it from going too far in any direction from a hard punch. Do you think it can withstand multiple hard jabs and uppercuts to the head?

    1. Hi Robert, thanks for the comment! Like you said the free standing bags are a lot easier to move around as you see fit. If you are going to be working out from home they are usually a lot more practical to move than your traditional hanging heavy bags. 

      In terms of your option I would go with it would probably be the Everlast Everflex. From my own personal experience of using the Century Bob in the boxing gym, it can definitely withstand multiple punches, but it does have a slightly different feel to punching any other free standing punch bags.  

      Hope this helps Rob. 

      Thanks 

      J

  6. Thank you for the thorough review.  My son seems to be interested now and then in practicing boxing but there is not enough space in our home for a normal bag so he has one in his grandfather’s garage but it would be much better for him to have one bag here and a free standing boxing bag could be a good solution. I can understand the pros of it so I’ll consider getting one for my son as a a present.  Do you recoomend Gallant 5.5ft Free Standing Punch Bag or only a more expensive one?

    1. Hi Agnes, thanks for your comment! That’s great to hear your son is interested and it’s a great idea for keeping him active. Yes I think the Gallant is a good cheaper starting option to go with if you are unsure. If you know he is going to use it a lot and for few more years to come, its probably worth going for a more expensive option. Hope this helps you!  

      J

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