Everlast is one of the best known martial arts accessory brands in the world. In fact, Everlast is often the first company that comes to mind for many people when they think of martial arts training gear. Everlast makes many great heavy bags and we review 4 of their top bags. See below to get all the details you need before purchasing an Everlast punching bag.
Everlast Polycanvas Heavy Bag
- Weight: 70 pounds
- User Rating: 4.8
The Everlast Polycanvas Heavy Bag is a little lighter than many punching bags that you see in a boxing or MMA gym. This bag comes pre-filled with a specially blended filler mix of synthetic and natural fibers, which makes for excellent shock absorbency. This shock absorbency, and the fact that it is made out of highly durable synthetic poly canvas, means that it will last a very long time. There is quite a bit of give when you hit this bag, which is excellent for avoiding accidental injuries. This makes it a good choice for Muay Thai or MMA fighters who are working on their kicking technique as it would be more forgiving than a heavier bag with less give. However, it is important to always wear gloves while punching heavy bags.
This bag comes with an adjustable chain and heavy duty nylon straps for hanging purposes. A hanging punching bag provides a moving target, which allows the fighter to work on their range and timing, as well as footwork and accuracy. The Everlast heavy bag is an excellent size for training children, as well as lighter weight fighters, as it provides little resistance. It is also ideal for recreational users who are not concerned with their power and just want to get a good workout. This Everlast punching bag is also good for wrestling practice and any kind of drills or activities that involve picking up and carrying bags over some distance.
While this bag is great for recreational users, it isn’t really meant for either well-trained fighters or heavier people. This is because it’s a rather light bag, and so people with decent power will make the bag swing around, which creates a poor training experience. Additionally, if you are trying to build up your power the polycanvas Everlast heavy bag is probably too light for you and you should look for a 100 pound bag.
Everlast C3 Foam Heavy Bag
- Weight: 100 pounds
- User Rating: 4.5
The Everlast C3 Foam Heavy bag is the type of bag that you might find in any boxing or MMA gym. The bag comes already filled with Everlast’s custom blend of synthetic and natural fiber. This provides a good deal of shock absorbency when both punching and kicking.
The punching bag is constructed from a webbed, interconnected matrix of synthetic leather and vinyl. It is wrapped by a layer of poly canvas that is filled with contoured closed cell foam, which helps to disperse the force of strikes while at the same time keeping the bag largely stiff while providing added durability. As a result, there is not as much give as the regular polycanvas Everlast heavy bag. This makes it ideal for high volume combination punching with an emphasis on speed, as it will remain steady and not swing wildly.
Fighters should ensure that their hands are sufficiently protected before punching the Everlast C3 Foam Heavy Bag with full power, as it is a very hard punching bag and could potentially lead to hand injury. The bag comes with heavy duty nylon straps and an adjustable chain. Hanging punching bags, unlike free standing bags, are good for working on things like speed, timing, range, footwork and accuracy. This bag can also be anchored to the ground. The Everlast C3 Foam Heavy Bag is ideal for cardio training; however recreational users should be weary of the bag’s hardness as it may be too hard for people who don’t train a lot.
Everlast Powercore Nevatear Training Bag
- Weight: 80 or 100 pounds
- User Rating: 4.0
The Everlast Powercore Nevatear Training Bag comes in two sizes, 80 lbs and 100 lbs, which are pretty standard punching bag sizes. The bag looks great and is constructed with a webbed matrix of synthetic leather and vinyl and is accented with bright yellow canvas from the top and bottom. The bag comes pre-filled with synthetic and natural fibers, which Everlast touts as being very good for punching/kicking absorbency.
The main feature of this bag is the Powercore center, which is made up of four 5 pound sandbags aligned by metal rivets. This allows for the upper section to have the give of a poly canvas bag, while keeping the stability of a stiffer bag. That is to say that it will not swing wildly. This makes it ideal for training power punches at the upper level. It should be noted, however, that this added feature means that the bottom of the bag will become rock hard with repeated use so punching or kicking the lower portion of the bag unprotected should be avoided.
Like other Everlast punching bags, this bag comes with an adjustable chain and nylon straps to hang the bag. This bag can also be anchored to the ground. The Everlast Black Powercore Nevatear Heavy Bag is an excellent choice for trained fighters and recreational users, as long as caution is taken not to hit the bottom of the bag.
Everlast 70 Pound MMA Kit
- Weight: 70 pounds
- User Rating: 4.4
The Everlast 70 Pound MMA Kit consists of a polycanvas heavy bag, a pair of hand wraps, and a pair of bag gloves. The bag in this package is lighter than the MMA bags that are generally in a gym. This is because a gym needs to accommodate people with a wide range of skills and sizes. The punching bag comes filled with Everlast’s special blend of synthetic and natural fibers, which provides very natural shock absorbency levels.
There is a decent amount of give when you hit this bag, which can help you avoid injury. This is important for people who are working on their kicking techniques as the give from the bag will be more accommodating. This bag comes with an adjustable chain and heavy duty nylon straps that are used to hang the bag. A hanging bag provides a moving target, which allows the fighter to work on their range and timing, as well as footwork and accuracy.
This Everlast bag is a great size for training children, as well lighter people, as it provides much less resistance than other punching bags. However, it would not necessarily be an ideal punching bag for training heavier fighters (160 lbs and up), who would require a heavier bag in order to properly develop their power. It is, however, a good size for wrestling drills that involve lifting and carrying training bags over any distance.