Whether you’re training for a fight or just looking to get ripped, a heavy punching bag stand is a great addition to any home gym.
Firstly, you can’t beat the convenience:
Only have 15 minutes to workout? Just pop down to your basement or garage and go a few rounds with the bag.
(Throw in some squat and push-up intervals and you’ve got a full-body workout).
Secondly, a hanging bag is a hell of a lot cheaper than signing up for martial arts lessons or joining a boxing gym.
But why go for a hanging heavy bag over a freestanding bag?
Glad you asked.
More Like a Real Fight
Heavy punching bags that are suspended in air swing more when struck.
As a result, they mimic the unpredictability and movement of a real fight better than a freestanding bag.
That leads to improved footwork and coordination, not to mention a better calorie burn.
More Muscle-Building Benefits
Plus, with hanging bags, you get more muscle-building benefits thanks to their weight and density.
They tend to be heavier than free-standing bags, which means you can hit them harder and get more resistance in return.
Of course, once you’ve decided to go with a hanging heavy bag, you’ll need the right boxing bag stand to suspend it.
Hard to Find the Right Hanger
And believe me, they’re not all created equal.
To help make the choice easier, in this post we’ll round up the best heavy bag stands for home use and boxing gyms, and break down the most important things to consider when hanging a freestanding punching bag.
The (Absolute) Best Punching Bag Stands
Rounding Up the Best Heavy Bag Stands for Home Use
Overall Best Heavy Bag Stand ↓
- 4.5 Stars
- 86 Reviews
- 350 lb capacity
With a dedication to quality that borders on obsession, it’s no wonder Outslayer makes not only the best muay thai bag, but the best overall heavy bag stand for combat sports of any kind.
For starters, it’s perfect for seasoned fighters and heavy hitters who could use the additional weight:
It’s made in the USA from high quality 11-gauge steel, so it has a high weight limit and can hold up to a 350-pound heavy bag.
What’s more, the compact, triangular shaped base means you can tuck it snugly into a corner of your house or gym without taking up a lot of space.
We love that it comes with four pre-filled sandbags for weighing down the legs so you don’t have to use your precious weight plates.
The only downside? With around a $1,000 price tag, your wallet will take a hit (pun intended).
But if you’re looking for a long-lasting piece of equipment that holds more than 100-pound bag, the Outslayer is the best option.
Of course, you don’t have to take our word for it—take theirs.
Outslayer is so confident in their product that they back it up with a 15-year warranty.
If that doesn’t knock out the competition, we don’t know what will.
This bag stand is excellent. Simple, solid, easy to setup and adjust. This stand is great because it is strong without the use of side supports.
On lesser bag stands, the side supports can catch your feet on hard Thai low kicks. Ouch. This bag stand doesn’t have that problem.
- 4.5 Stars
- 453 Reviews
A household name for over a century, Everlast is always a safe bet.
(Quick history lesson: Everlast has been a trusted name in boxing since 1919, when fighter Jack Dempsey won the world heavyweight championship wearing boxing gloves designed by founder Jacob Golomb.)
But this Everlast heavy bag stand ranks high on our list for more than just standing the test of time:
It’s also durable and affordable.
Made from steel tubing, and with three weight plate pegs, this stand can take a serious beating without risk of falling over.
Like most stands on this list, it holds up to a 100-pound bag, which is roughly what most recreational fighters use anyway (a general rule is to use a bag that’s half your body weight).
If you’re new to boxing or just looking for a good sweat, the lower price point makes this a great option, too.
Great home bag for teenagers. Heavier hitters will force the stand to move so you may want some weights or a sand bag to help keep it in place.
- 4.3 Stars
- 2,393 Reviews
The Everlast dual-station stand is ideal for boxers looking to work on their speed—and anyone who wants to channel their inner Rocky Balboa (Adriaaaaaannnn!!!!).
Capable of accommodating both a 100-pound heavy bag and a speed bag simultaneously, this stand lets you train multiple skills in one sweat session.
Like the Everlast single station unit listed above, it’s made from durable steel tubing that can withstand the constant movement and force inflicted from your workout.
Another pro: The speed bag platform adjusts to fit your height.
Con: The speedbag is sold separately.
I think this is a quality product for the price. I had read a few reviews, some negative, before buying and I have to say I’m completely satisfied with this stand.
It was easy to put together, is sturdy as hell, and was almost half the price of some of the others.
- 4.6 Stars
- 104 Reviews
- 300 lb capacity
The first thing you’ll notice about the Titan Adjustable Heavy Bag Stand is its adjustable, vertical design.
Unlike the other brands we’ve mentioned here, Titan’s base bolts to the floor (as opposed to having legs that limit your movement or need to be weighed down) giving you freedom to move 360° around the bag as you workout.
It also great space saver for your home gym.
The only obvious downside is you’ll need a concrete floor in order to bolt it down properly, which may not be the case for everyone.
Other than that, the durable 11-guage steel, adjustable height options, and 300-pound weight capacity make this a great choice for both amateur and serious athletes.
Very solid. I have had it up in my gym for over six months now after installing it to the concrete floor.
It’s worked amazing. Small squeaks in the bag when bigger guys hit it, but it’s a boxing gym so not to worry.
- 5 Stars
- 9 Reviews
- 300 lb capacity
We love the Balazs Universal Boxing Stand’s thanks to two key selling features:
One, the uniquely designed base makes it totally freestanding—no weight plates or sandbags required.
And two, it comes with a lifetime warranty (that makes the $1,300 price tag a little easier to swallow).
It’s made from welded steel for maximum strength (it supports up to 300 pounds) and can even be upgraded to a dual-station unit with a speedbag platform or a second heavy bag.
Where this one falls short (literally) is you can’t adjust the height of the stand. However, custom heights are available upon ordering so you can get the stand that’s perfect for you.
After spending a lot of time and effort buying and returning several lesser quality stands, I finally pulled the trigger and purchased the Balazs UBS.
Let me say, there is no comparison to any other floor stand on the market.
This stand is bullet proof and could lift a car. Extremely well constructed and with an excellent surface finish, this stand performs well and will last a lifetime.
- 4.5 Stars
- 662 Reviews
The Century Heavy Bag Stand is another great option for beginners or if you’re just looking to add some boxing to your workout.
The steel-tubing frame holds up to a 100-pound bag for practicing your punches and .
Plus, the price is right: At around $100, it’s not a huge investment.
Like the Everlast stand, the base comes equipped with pegs for weight plates, which some users aren’t a fan of this style as it can create limited space around your feet.
But if you’re looking for a sturdy unit at a decent price for your home gym, this could be an excellent choice.
Great stand ! Bought it for my 100lb heavy bag! Doesn’t really move a lot, but you should still put some weights on the bottom to keep it still! Definitely recommend!
- 4.6 Stars
- 74 Reviews
The Century Cornerman is the only heavy bag stand on our list with a unique wide triangular base design that fits snugly into a corner.
Unlike the other stands that require sand bags or weight plates to hold it down, the Cornerman’s legs extend 7.5 feet in each direction from the corner for extra stability—and that means more space to move freely and safely around the bag, too.
Another cool feature: The Cornerman is adjustable to six different heights, no custom ordering required.
Like many of the other stands listed here, the Cornerman’s capacity is 100-pound bag, making it a great option for most recreational trainers.
One potential downside is that some reviewers noted the stand flexes and moves with heavy strikes.
Adding a couple of sand bags will likely remedy the problem, although you technically shouldn’t need them.
I am a 240 lb heavy puncher and kicker and the Cornerman has had no problems supporting the bag. There is plenty of room to move around it as well.
I was able to assemble it alone and have the bag up in about 2 hours. Century was able to ship it to me very quickly and in great condition.
- 4.5 Stars
- 79 Reviews
The Everlast MMA Omnistrike stand is an ideal option for trainers looking for a more complete workout.
For starters, it’s the only bag on our list with a built-in pull-up bar, perfect for seamlessly adding upper body strength exercises to your training sessions (and it’s a handy addition to any home gym).
Next, the heavy bag is on a pulley system, allowing you to easily change the position of the bag:
Raise it up for high kicks and punches, lower it for low kicks and knees, then remove it for practicing takedowns and ground work.
Great piece of equipment, that allows you to move the bag up or down to the floor so you can do knee strikes, or ground and pound.
I have been looking also at adding a pull-up bar to the home gym without tearing up the doorway, and thi everlast omni strike has one attached to it!
Also, set up was a breeze, it come with everything you need to put together
- 4.3 Stars
- 66 Reviews
It may not be the most well-known brand on our list, but The Champ heavy bag stand is a good option in terms of both quality and price.
The seven-foot structure is made from sturdy, powder-coated steel and is compatible with any type of bag up to 100 pounds.
As with most of the stands in our round up, if you’re using a heavier bag then you’ll likely need to weigh it down—luckily it’s equipped with plate pegs for this very reason.
Worth mentioning: A high percentage of reviewers said it was easy to assemble.
This is my first punching bag stand ever purchased… I am pleased with the stand and the directions are so easy a caveman could do it.
- 4 Stars
- 1 Review
- 350 lb capacity
The dual-station version of the Outslayer heavy bag stand doesn’t pull any punches (see what we did there?).
Like it’s single station counterpart, it’s made in the USA from high quality 11-gauge steel and has a 350-pound heavy bag capacity.
But what we dig the most is that the speed-bag platform is fully adjustable (it can even be lowered to accommodate a child’s height) and can be used simultaneously with the heavy bag.
Another feature that sets this stand apart from the pack: The heavy bag hangs three feet from the support pole, giving you more space and mobility around the bag.
While it’s a more expensive option, you’re getting that 10-year Outslayer guarantee, so if you can afford it, it’s worth it.
The stand is very good quality. The only reason I give it 4 stars is that I wish the feet were a little longer or it came with more sand bags as it still wobbles some even when using the speed bag.
It is a great product however and does exactly what it is supposed to do.
- 4.2 Stars
- 10 Reviews
- 350-370 lb capacity
Whether you’re into martial arts, kickboxing, or just practicing your punches, the Muay Thai Heavy Bag Stand from AthleticMMAGear is strong enough to withstand any workout.
This 7.8-foot steel stand is made in the USA and comes with at 15-year warranty.
(Have low ceilings? The manufacturer will custom make the stand to the height of your choice).
It also comes with four sandbags for weighing down the legs, although it’s worth noting the sand is not included.
Like some of the other high-quality stands on this list, the price point is higher than the generic brands.
But if you’re a serious or professional athlete—and you have a 300-pound heavy bag—then it’s worth the investment.
This stand is made of thick steel square tubing. It is easy to assemble and is very stable, meaning there is no wobbling within the frame after being put together.
One thing to watch out for is to make sure you put weights on the feet of the stand BEFORE you hang the heavy bag. It wants to fall forward once you put the bag on.
- 3.6 Stars
- 511 Reviews
The only foldable stand to make our list, Happybuy’s heavy bag stand is as durable and sturdy as any other brand in this price point, but without the commitment.
Key features include 132-pound heavy bag capacity as well as speed bag compatible (though not simultaneously), wide legs for ample mobility and safety, and the foldable structure makes moving or tucking it away easy when not in use.
Excellent product. Arrived early and was well packaged. Lousy instructions but assembly is pretty straight forward.
Best feature of the stand is the legs which are wider than most heavy bag stands. This lets you throw some kicks in without having to worry about your foot coming down on the stand legs.
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