WHAT FILLING SHOULD I USE TO FILL AN EMPTY BAG?
The most recommended materials to use in filling your heavy bag should include not only sawdust and sands but also some clothes and fabrics.
To fill the bag:
- Cut off the buttons, zippers, and any metals from the clothes you intend to use. This way, your punching bag will last you for a longer time and will not tear easily.
- if you are using sawdust, make sure they are poured into resealable bags and not poured directly into the punching bag. This way, the punching bag tends to last even longer and prevent it from damage over time. After you add the sandbags or sawdust bags, seal the bags on all opening so the sand/sawdust will not pour out.
LIGHTWEIGHT BAG FILLING
For lighter & soft density type bag, we recommend filling your boxing bag with larger rag type materials such as old clothes, cloth, towels, foam, or fabric strips, this will prevent dense compaction which gives the bag a softer feel & feedback which equals less force felt on the user’s joints when struck, Ensure to fill your bag layer by layer, stuffing your bag to the top without any compaction can give you an ugly looking bag with a lot of space giving you an awkward To do so effectively, use a tool such as a bat or a thick broom handle to compact the materials, an item with a wider end is more suitable as it will push more material at once & push more air out of the space.
MATERIALS FOR A HEAVY BAG
To make your boxing bag firmer & heavier, you should fill it with finer & smaller materials such sawdust, as well as thinner clothes/fabric in the middle of the bag to ensure the weight isn’t overbearing for its casing, Stacking the bag with small layers of sand in the middle & fabric on the outside may take more prep time however will result in a fantastic feeling bag for fighters who like to feel the crack in each strike!, Overfilling the bag completely may be too firm for most users & could cause the bag to split or break due to excess weight.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PURCHASING AN EMPTY BOXING BAG?
BENEFITS #1 – CUSTOMISED WEIGHT & DENSITY
An empty bag allows you to customise the weight of the bag & feel to your liking.
So instead of buying a boxing bag with fixed weight & feel, empty bags can be completely customised to suit your training needs.
BENEFIT #2 – SAVE ON SHIPPING!
Rather than buying a pre-filled boxing bag, an empty bag will save you from high shipping costs as shipping couriers charge fees typically based the items weight.
BENEFIT #3 – REFILLABLE
Punch Equipment’s wide range of boxing bags are very easy to fill/re-fill over time without taking it down!
If you buy one of our bags here we leave you the instructions on how to install it: