If you are getting into boxing, MMA, or really any type of cardio, then you might want to invest in something called a bag stand. The name is fairly self explanatory but for those who are still confused, these are the stands that you use to hold up punching bags.
While basically every gym has these, those trying to set up a home gym might find it a bit difficult to buy the right one because let’s be honest, most people haven’t had to buy one of these products before.
In this article we are going to aim to do two things. The first thing will be reviewing a bunch of what we consider to be the best heavy bag stands that you can currently get.
The second thing is going to be to do our buying guide and explain a bit more about these products in depth. The heavy bag stand that we recommend is the Weanas Folding Heavy Bag Stand.
A Spotlight On Some of The Best Heavy Bag Stands 2021:
Everlast Heavy Bag Stand
To begin this review list, we wanted to do a very basic, but also still quite functional bag stand. If you are looking for something that is both basic and functional then the option to go for is for sure the Everlast Heavy Bag Stand.
This is one of the most popular options on the market and you will see why from this review, it is just a sturdy, basic piece of exercise equipment that is reliable, what more could you possibly want from a bag stand?
This is definitely a very reliable and sturdy metal bag stand. It is equipped with a reinforced steel frame. This gives it the ability to handle up to 100 lbs., of weight. So, you can use just about any type of heavy bag that you want with this stand.
While some really heavy, high-end bags might be a bit too heavy for this stand, the vast majority of bags will work well with the Everlast Heavy Bag Stand. It also isn’t too expensive given this well-made of a stand it is.
And of course, this is a very long lasting bag stand (the name Everlast is not just clever marketing). Despite potentially taking a ton of abuse, the Everlast Heavy Bag Stand can take it. It should be a focal point of your exercise room for a very long time.
We do want to say that the Everlast is quite a basic bag stand. While this simplicity can be good if you just want a very basic stand and nothing else, we also want to caution those of you who are maybe looking for something with extra features that this isn’t the stand for you. The Everlast is best suited for those who really do just want something simple, affordable, and reliable.
- Fairly sturdy and reliable.
- Decent quality for the price.
- Pretty easy to put together.
- Able to handle up to moderately sized bags.
- A very basic bag stand with no extra features.
Happybuy Free Standing Boxing Bag Stand
For this next review on our best heavy bag stand list, we are going to be reviewing the Happybuy Free Standing Boxing Bag Stand. This bag is a bit more complex than any of the other bag stands that we have reviewed (although this has both good and bad implications that will be discussed in the review).
One of the better aspects of this bag stand is the fact that it comes with an extra addition, which is a miniature punching bag that is already attached. The larger bag is used for practicing heavy punches and kicks while the miniature bag is great for practicing rapid punches.
This isn’t a major feature or anything like that but if you are trying to get a comprehensive boxing workout, then the presence of the miniature bag does help a lot.
Obviously, given that we are including it on this list in the first place, this is a very sturdy bag stand. It is made from fairy solid steel, and it boasts a pretty good frame as well.
Overall, the Happybuy is a tough, strong boxing frame that you can rely on to keep pace with your workouts. And for the record, it can support a bag weighing up to 132 lbs. We should also mention that rather impressively, despite being quite strong, this is also quite a light bag stand as well.
Sadly, the Happybuy Free Standing Boxing Bag Stand can be extremely annoying to put together because it doesn’t have any instructions to speak of. So, you have to kind of go into it blind. If you are good with your hands and have done this before, then it isn’t a problem.
If, however, this is your first time putting together a bag stand, you might have some issues and you might want to consider looking at some of the other entries on our list that may be easier to put together.
- Maximum bag weight of 132 lbs.
- Highly adjustable.
- Comes with a miniature speed punching bag.
- Sturdy frame and solid metal design.
- Non-existent instructions make this difficult to put together.
Weanas Folding Heavy Bag Stand
For this next heavy bag stand review, we are going to be taking a look at the very first folding bag stand that has appeared on our review list. The bag stand in question is the Weanas Folding Heavy Bag Stand. This is a high-quality, versatile bag stand that is perfect for smaller spaces where you might not have as much workout room as you would like.
Since this is the first folding bag stand on our review list, we figured we should go over what that means exactly (even if it is quite self-explanatory). Folding bag stands like this don’t have to be taken apart to be stored, you can just fold them into a more compact shape for storage.
As we wrote on the introduction, this makes foldable options like this one great for people living in smaller areas because it lets you temporarily turn a space into a workout room and then pick everything back up when done.
Of course, the Weanas Folding Heavy Bag Stand doesn’t just rely on the gimmick of being foldable, this is also a very well-made bag stand in general. When set up it has an incredibly sturdy base and it can support a bag weight of up to 132 lbs. This makes the Weanas a very strong stand by the standards of this list and it is a great option for people trying to pursue a very serious workout regimen.
While we did like the presence of the pull-up bar attachment, we do have to mention the main issue with this extra feature, which is that in order to make use of the pull-up bar in the first place you need to remove the bag completely. This isn’t a huge deal, but it can be a bit annoying to have to do.
- Supports bags that weigh well over 130 lbs.
- Provides a strong, sturdy support base.
- Designed to be very durable with strong screws.
- Made from pretty solid, strong metal.
- Pull-up bar attachment can be a hassle to use.
Venum Elite Heavy Bag Stand
For the next product review on our best heavy bag stand list, we are going to be doing a review of the Venum Elite Heavy Bag Stand.
This is a pretty pricey but also exceptionally well-crafted bag stand. If you are reading this and don’t mind paying a bit more, then you will really want to give this product a look because the sheer quality of this bag stand is extremely difficult to overlook. While the price of the product keeps us from naming this the best overall heavy bag stand, it is certainly a strong contender.
We really do have to applaud the quality of the Venum Elite. Just in terms of how the stand is made, it is very impressive. It is made using a very strong steel alloy that balances being both extremely sturdy and durable on the one hand and being surprisingly light on the other hand. It is just very well-made overall and really one of the best heavy bag stands that you are going to get on the market today.
As we said at the start of this article, the main issue that we would imagine most people having with the Venum Elite Heavy Bag Stand has to do with the price of the bag stand.
While pricey exercise equipment isn’t anything new and anyone trying to set up their own gym is already very familiar with the fact that they are going to have to pay an arm and a leg to get it set up. Still, this is a pricey option, and you may want to go for one of the less expensive options that we have reviewed, unless of course the quality of this bag stand really appeals to you.
- Made from extremely high-quality steel.
- One of the absolute best bag stands on the market.
- Designed to last for a very long time.
- The most expensive bag stand that we have reviewed by far.
Everlast 2 Station Heavy Bag Stand
For the final review on our best heavy bag stand article, we are going to be returning to a brand that we have already featured before on this list (in fact, they made the very first option that we reviewed), which is Everlast.
As you will probably recall from that first review, we spoke extremely highly about this brand and the bag stands that they produce. Well, for this final review, we want to look at a bag stand that continues their dedication to quality, all while adding in some helpful little additions. The specific bag stand that we are reviewing is the Everlast 2 Station Heavy Bag Stand.
The main thing that this bag stand adds to the mix is the addition of an extra little stand. You can use this stand for a variety of things of course, but the main thing that you are going to want to use it for ultimately is attaching a little miniature punching bag to it. This can help you to make your workouts more versatile overall.
At the same time, this Everlast bag stand does manage to still bring all of the same great features to the table that you saw in the last review that we did of an Everlast product. This includes the really high-quality design overall, the longevity of the product, and all the other good stuff that we mentioned in that very first review.
Something that we will say about the Everlast 2 Station Heavy Bag Stand is that because it is a bit more complicated, you have to be aware of the fact that this ends up being a pricier option than the other bag stand from them.
If your main goal or one of your main goal is to save money when buying your bag stand, then you might want to go for the other Everlast option that we reviewed since this one is a bit pricier.
- Long-lasting bag stand.
- Can support a pretty hefty bag with ease.
- Not too difficult to set up.
- Made using reinforced steel alloy.
- More expensive than the other Everlast bag stand that we reviewed.
Best Heavy Bag Stands: The Buying Guide
Bag stands are available at most gyms and so we are willing to bet that a lot of people take them for granted. Those of you browsing through our review list are probably buying one of these products for the very first time and so you probably aren’t too familiar with what goes into buying one.
In this buying guide, we want to help remedy that. We have a lot of useful information that we want to share regarding heavy bag stands and what to be looking for when buying one.
A Strong Metal Frame
Without a doubt the main thing that you want to be on the lookout for when buying a heavy bag stand is a strong, sturdy metal frame. We probably don’t need to explain why for a product like this it is important to have a strong metal frame. A stronger frame is able to support a heavier bag, which may be necessary for certain types of high-intensity workouts.
You can tell how strong a particular frame is by looking at its overall design, what sort of metal it is made out of, and how much weight it can support (which is usually measured in lbs., and it is almost always prominently displayed).
Evaluating The Cost Of The Bag Stand
When it comes to evaluating a heavy bag stand that you are interested in, cost can end up being one of the trickier things to think about.
The reason for this is that on the one hand, it is really hard (barring second hand shopping) to find affordable heavy bag stands. At the very least, you are going to be paying at least $100 for a decent one. On the other hand, despite what we just said, there is still some price variation when it comes to these products and so it can be worth it to look around for a bag stand that is at least somewhat tolerably priced.
Foldable Bag Stands
Something that we would personally recommend is to look for a foldable bag stand. Although they can often be a bit pricier overall, the added versatility that they offer is more than worth the price. Having the ability to put your bag stand away and in a closet or in a corner when you aren’t using it is an incredibly helpful feature to have.
On the other hand, foldable bag stands do tend to be more expensive and they can sometimes be a bit harder to put together, so you have to sort of balance how much you actually want the ability to fold up your bag stand.
How Easy Or Not Is It To Assemble
Something else that you will definitely want to consider, but that is also quite easy to overlook at first is how easy it is (or not) to assemble the heavy bag stand. Remember that like most exercise equipment, you need to put together the bag stand and as our review list hopefully showed, some of them can be surprisingly difficult to put together.
While some of you may have the knowhow and tools to put together difficult projects, we also know that some don’t. So, we would definitely encourage you to read around a bit and make sure that the heavy bag stand that you are interested in buying is able to be put together easily or at the very least that it has good instructions.
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