The 9 Best Double End Bags
This wiki has been updated 24 times since it was first published in October of 2016. Although they're used much less than heavy bags and traditional speed bags, double end bags are an effective way for boxers and martial artists to improve reflexes and accuracy, all while honing form and speed. Our selections offer a variety of options, including affordably-priced models intended for light-duty coordination work, and heavy-duty models for serious fighters. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
April 06, 2020:
While we added several new additions to our rankings during this round of updates, we removed the Outslayer Double End and SGODDE Speed Dodge due to availability issues. Some our new inclusions are the Olshop Quick Puncher – an affordably priced tennis-ball offering that’s good for beginners, the MaxxMMA Cobra Reflex Kit 2.0 – a free-standing model with an adjustable height, and the Title Boxing Double Trouble – which comes with a steel stand, as well as a 70-pound heavy bag.
A few things to think about for this category:
Installation: Unfortunately, double end bags are a bit tougher to install than your average punching bag, owing to the fact that they need to be anchored from both ends. If you don’t have the ability or the facility necessary to mount a double-end bag in the traditional manner, our selections include several work-arounds to help your situation.
If you’re unable to drill into your floor, options like the Everlast DE01 Anchor provide a simple means to hold your double end bag down. If you’re unable to drill into your ceiling, the MaxxMMA Kit comes with a door-frame anchor, so you can hang your double-end bag from your favorite entryway. If you’re unable to drill into your floor or ceiling, look into a freestanding model like the MaxxMMA Cobra Reflex Kit 2.0 or Title Boxing Double Trouble.
Power: Although it needs to be recognized that the primary purpose of a double end bag is to train speed and accuracy, it should also be acknowledged that – if you get good enough at it, and you’re fast enough – you should eventually be able to apply the full extent of your reach when you're working a double end bag, helping to develop that perfect turnover and form. Think of it as high-resistance shadow boxing.
That being said, it’s no substitute for a heavy bag. So, if you’re the sort of person who likes to go hard even when training speed, consider an option like the hourglass-shaped Title Boxing Mexican Style 2-N-1 – which can argubally take a bit more abuse than some others, or the Title Boxing Double Trouble – which at least ensures that you’ve always got a heavy bag on hand to absorb some hard punches between rounds on the double end. And whatever you do, stay away from the Olshop Quick Puncher, as it isn’t suitable for heavy hands of any sort.
Extras: Many companies in this category have made an effort to set themselves apart by including some bonus gear with their double end bags. While the MaxxMMA Cobra Reflex Kit 2.0 comes with training gloves, the Title Boxing Double Trouble comes with a steel rack and 70-pound heavy bag, and the Toco Freido Reflex Ball comes with a pair of headband balls, for coordination training.
RDX Sports Not only are double end bags one of the toughest punching bags to master, but they're also one of the toughest to install. This article from the RDX Sports blog does a good job of walkings users through the mounting process, step by step. rdxsports.com