Best Water Punching Bags

Are you looking for a new punching bag and weighing up the different types available? One type of punching bag that’s becoming more popular is water punching bags. If you haven’t seen the video of Canelo going to town on the Aqua heavy bag, we’ve included it at the end. Being able to see how a pro uses this type of bag is great.

There are many benefits to using water punching bags, one key one, is the fact that it’s not as hard on your joints. As well as the ease of setting them up.

We’re going to bring you a detailed guide of 10 of the best water punching bags.

Top 10 Water Filled Punching Bags

Everlast HydroStrike Water Bag

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Everlast is one of the most respected boxing brands in the whole World. We’ve selected their HydroStrike heavy water bag as the best water punching bag on the market.

This Everlast punching bag weights up to 100lbs when fully filled with water. All the hanging equipment is provided in the package too. This is great as you don’t have to buy any extra items. The complete kit comes with:

  • HydroStrike Water Bag
  • Hanging bracket
  • Chain
  • Sweeper nozzle
  • Quick link

Once you’ve found a good place to secure this water bag you can start to install it straight away. Another great thing about this product is the fact it comes with a 2-year warranty guarantee. If anything happens in this time, Everlast will give you a new bag or refund your money.

This water punching bag is made in the USA and has a life-like feel. Each punch you throw at it is absorbed due to the Hydrostrike technology.

If a 100 lbs heavy bag isn’t enough for you, then check out the following bag.

Pros:

  • 2-years warranty guarantee
  • Use of Hydrostrike technology
  • Reputable global brand

Cons:

  • Maybe too light for heavyweight boxers

Product Specs:

Dimensions14.25 x 14.25 x 28.13 inches
Weight100 lbs
TypeHanging

Aqua Training Bag 21 Inch, 190 Pound Heavy Bag 

Aqua Training Bag 190 pound

The next water punching bag comes from the experts in this field, Aqua Training Bag. This company specializes in water-filled punch bags. This is the first punching bag from them that we’re going to feature, and it’s also the heaviest of them all. When fully filled this bag weighs 190 lbs, and the size is 21 inches. This water bag from Aqua Training Bags comes in 4 other sizes too, all of which we’ll include a review of in this article.

The beauty of this bag is the fact that it can be used as an outdoor punching bag or hung inside a home gym/garage. The material used on the bag is completely rainproof and UV resistant.

The fact that it weighs 190 lbs means that the bag itself doesn’t swing as much as a light heavy bag. The rounded shape of the bag makes it perfect for practicing your uppercut punches. This is something hard to train on a traditional punching bag.

Unfortunately, the bag doesn’t come with a chain or bracket to hang it. This will have to be bought separately. It does come with the filling nozzle for adding the water though. The fact it doesn’t come as a complete set will make more people prefer the Everlast water bag above.

Pros:

  • Great bag for injury-prone persons
  • Perfect for use outdoors
  • Largest heavy water bag on the market
  • Comes with filling nozzle
  • Comes with 2-years warranty

Cons:

  • Doesn’t come with hanging equipment

Product Specs:

Dimensions21 inches
Weight190 lbs
TypeHanging

Aqua Bag 18 Inch, 120 Pound Punching Bag

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Another bag now from Aqua Training Bag, this time it’s their 120 lbs 18 inches version. Although it’s 70 lbs lighter than the first Aqua punching bag, it’s still great to use as a heavy bag.

All of their bags are made in the USA with the outer material being high-quality vinyl. There is a selection of six different colors for this bag, so plenty to choose from.

Water punching bags are great for all types of training, not just boxing. This 120 lbs Aqua Training Bag can be used for kickboxing, and martial arts training too. You’ll find that this lighter version moves more than the 190 lbs bag, which might be preferable for some people.

As with all Aqua Training Bags, you will have to buy the hanging equipment separately. The package contains the unfilled bag and a filling nozzle.

Pros:

  • Good for many combat sports training
  • Absorbs even the hardest punches
  • Made in the USA
  • Comes with 2-years warranty

Cons:

  • Doesn’t include hanging materials

Product Specs:

Dimensions18 inches
Weight120 lbs
TypeHanging

Aqua Training Bag – 15 Inch, 75 Pound Boxing Bag

Aqua Training Bag 75 Pound Bag

The next size down is the 75 lbs bag which is perfect for adults and as a kids punching bag. This lighter version of the Aqua Training teardrop bag comes in 8 different colors, 2 more than the 120 lbs bag. The diameter is 15 inches, just 3 left than the one we just reviewed.

This 75-pound bag is great for use indoors or outdoor, depending on your setup. The same vinyl material is used on this bag as the heavier models. We like the fact that the design ensures there are no hard spots or settling. This is what makes it a perfect punching surface.

We’ll mention this again as it’s important, it doesn’t come with hanging equipment. Although, Aqua Training does manufacture a heavy bag stand specifically for their bags. You can check it out here.

Pros:

  • Great for teenagers and adults
  • Comes with 2-years warranty guarantee
  • Made with high-quality materials

Cons:

  • Doesn’t include hanging equipment

Product Specs:

Dimensions15 inches
Weight75 lbs
TypeHanging

Aqua Training Bag 12 inch Head Hunter Slip Ball (35 Lbs) 

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We’re now getting on to the smaller sizes from Aqua Training, the first is this 35 lbs 12 inch bag. This version is named the “Head Hunter” because it’s designed to be used as a slip ball. It’s the perfect bag to practice your precision punches.

This water punch bag is meant to move more than the others, also making it a great bag for footwork training. Go on, put on your best boxing shoes and dance around the swinging bag.

Like the other bags from this brand, this one is also made from high-quality vinyl. This material is what makes it perfect to use indoors or outdoors. Due to the bag being much smaller it’s also possible to use it only with hand wraps.

As with the others, the one let down is that it doesn’t come with the required hanging equipment.

Pros:

  • Comes with 2-years warranty guarantee
  • Perfect for precision strikes
  • Good for all ages

Cons:

  • Doesn’t come with hanging equipment

Product Specs:

Dimensions12 inches
Weight35 lbs
TypeHanging

Aqua Training Bag 15 lbs  

Aqua Head Hunter Punching Bag 15 Pound

The last teardrop-shaped bag from Aqua Training Bag comes in the smallest version, 15 lbs and 9 inches. Just like the 35 pound bag, this is designed to be used as a slip ball. It’s even better for accuracy training as it’s smaller.

The bag comes in 4 different colors, slightly less than some of the others but still a good range. It’s obviously the cheapest option of them all due to the size. It’s also good to use indoors or outside, and due to it being so small is the perfect portable punching bag.

Once again, we want to make clear that the bag doesn’t come with hanging equipment. This means you’ll have to buy those separately. It does come with a filling nozzle and stoppers though.

If you decide to go with a water punching bag from Aqua Training then you have a good choice to pick from. Your training requirements and space at home will determine what size you buy.

Pros:

  • 2-years warranty guarantee
  • Great for footwork training
  • Made in the USA

Cons:

  • Doesn’t include hanging equipment

Product Specs:

Dimensions9 inches
Weight15 lbs
TypeHanging

Ringside Tsunami Water Bag

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This next water bag comes from the well-known boxing brand, Ringside. Like the Aqua Training Bag, Ringside has manufactured a teardrop shaped water bag. They’ve named it the Ringside Tsunami Water Bag.

As you can see in the photo above, the bag comes in either red or blue. As well as this there are five different size options to pick from. The sizes available are:

  • 12 lbs
  • 28 lbs
  • 65 lbs
  • 115 lbs
  • 180 lbs

Ringside’s water bag is perfect for outdoor or indoor use. The Tsunami bag is made of durable rubber so the surface is nice to punch and will last a long time.

We like that Ringside includes a steel hanging chain as this means it doesn’t have to be bought separately. That’s definitely a plus over the bags from Aqua Training. The bag can be filled and drained in a matter of minutes, making it easy to move around if needs be. This is done by using the provided filling nozzle.

If we had to pick between the Aqua Training Bags or this Ringside alternative, we’d go with the Aqua Training Bag. The material used to make the bag is more robust, even if it doesn’t come with the hanging chain.

Pros:

  • Five different size options available
  • Comes with steel hanging chain
  • Good for use indoors or out

Cons:

  • Limited number of colors

Product Specs:

Weight12, 28, 65, 115, 180 (lbs)
TypeHanging

Ringside (Rinav) Hydroblast Water Heavy Bag 

Ringside Hydroblast Heavy Bag

Time for another water punching bag from Ringside, this time their Hydroblast model. Like with the Tsunami water bag, this bag comes in many size variations. These are:

  • 24 lbs
  • 48 lbs
  • 86 lbs
  • 153 lbs

The Ringside Hydroblast is easier on the wrists, elbows and other joints when using the bag. The bag can be used either indoors or outdoors. The kit includes a steel hanging chain and filling nozzle.

The key difference between this bag and the Ringside Tsunami bag is the shape and weights. The heaviest bag is 124 lbs compared to 180 lbs with the tsunami version. This bag isn’t as good for practicing uppercuts, but it’s better to kick compared to the other.

There are some reviews stating that the bag has a bad odor from the material used. We believe this is because it’s rubber finished rather than vinyl. You can leave the bag outside to air and that should get rid of some of the smell. It’s best off as an outdoor punching bag and you won’t feel the smell outside.

Pros:

  • 4 size options available
  • Comes with hanging chain
  • Great for outdoors

Cons:

  • Bag material carries a bad odor

Product Specs:

Weight24, 48, 86, 153 (lbs)
TypeHanging

MaxxMMA Water/Air Punching Bag 3ft  

MaxxMMA 3ft Water Punching Bag

Next up is a bag from MaxxMMA, and this water punching bag is pretty revolutionary. The bag has an adjustable weight due to the fact that it can be filled with water and air. There are two separate compartments, one for water and one for air. The air inner tube also comes with a 2-year warranty.

The bag is a height of 3ft, so not the best if you want to use it as a kickboxing bag. But, it’s great for pounding it with punches. The bag’s weight can be 70 lbs all the way up to 120 lbs. You can choose to fill it solely with water or with both air and water.

There are three layers of construction of this bag, the outer layer uses heavy-duty synthetic leather. Then a water-resistant film, and finally the air/water bladder.

MaxxMMA’s water bag is great as it’s portable, and still has the leather feel if you don’t like traditional water bags. Included in the package is a pump and a water hose. All you need to do is add water and air.

Pros:

  • Adjustable weight
  • Inner tube has 2-year warranty
  • Made with quality synthetic-leather

Cons:

  • 3 foot is too small for some people

Product Specs:

Size3ft
Weight70 to 120 lbs
TypeHanging

MaxxMMA 5ft Water punching bag kit

MaxxMMA 5ft Water Punching Kit

Time for another punching bag from MaxxMMA, this is there 5ft version of the bag above. Unfortunately, or fortunately for some, the bag isn’t sold alone. It comes with a complete kit of hand wraps, jump rope, and washable heavy bag gloves.

The same patented technology is used on this bag as the 3ft version. The inner bladder is filled with air and water making the weight of the bag adjustable. This is also what gives it a life-like opponent feel. As it’s 5ft instead of 3ft, the bag can reach a maximum weight of 140 lbs instead of 120 lbs.

Another addition to this kit is a cushion wrap that can be added to the heavy bag. This is just to give it increased padding, and is great for practicing kicks on.

Pros:

  • Filled with water & air
  • Inner tube has 2 year free-replacement
  • Adjustable weight (70-140 lbs)
  • High-quality synthetic leather
  • Complete kit includes other useful items

Cons:

  • More expensive as the bag isn’t sold separately

Product Specs:

Size5ft
Weight70 up to 140 lbs
TypeHanging

Aqua Bruiser Bag Torso Water Bag

Aqua Bruiser Bag

This final water punching bag is another from the team at Aqua Training Bag. The bruiser bag is in the shape of a torso, and weighs up to 150 lbs. We like the fact that it looks like punching dummy bag, even though it is filled with water. This is what makes it easier on the hands and joints. The body is the size of a person who is 6 foot 1 inches.

The bag is made with high-quality vinyl materials and has injection-molded ends. The Brusier Bag is easy to fill and hang, but you will have to buy the hanging equipment separately. You have two choices when hanging the bag. Firstly, you can use a heavy bag mount or else Aqua Training sells a stand specifically for this bag. If you want to take a look at this you can go here.

When the bag is unfilled is weighs just 1kg, making it extremely portable. If you prefer to train outside when there is good weather just drain it and move it to its new position. The vinyl material is fully resistant to UV and rain.

Pros:

  • Looks and feels like a real opponent
  • Great for beginners and experienced fighters
  • Two-year warranty guarantee

Cons:

  • Hanging equipment needs to be bought separately

Product Specs:

Weight150 lbs
TypeHanging

Water Punching Bag FAQs

Are water punching bags good?

Water punching bags aren’t just good, they’re great. There are many benefits to using a water punching bag over other types. We’ll look at the details of this in a later question.

But, for one, water bags are easier for your joints when punching and kicking. If you’re training many times per week, this can make all the difference between getting an injury and not.

Also, everyone buying this bag has access to water that can be used to fill it. Some heavy bags come unfilled and need material filling to use them. This can become expensive if you don’t have lots of old clothes that you can shred and fill it with.

What size Aqua bag should I get?

As you’ve seen, Aqua Training Bag are the main manufacturers when it comes to water punching bags. Their bags come in 5 different sizes in the teardrop shape, and then 1 size in the torso-shaped bag.

The size that you should get completely depends on your body size, and what you want to use the bag for. If you’re looking for a slip bag to practice precision punching, then we recommend the 15 or 35 lbs Aqua bag.

If you’re looking for a bag to practice combos, kicks and general punches then any of the other sizes are great. Below you can find a full size list of Aqua bags available:

  • 190 lbs heavy bag (teardrop)
  • 150 lbs bruiser bag (torso)
  • 120 lbs heavy bag (teardrop)
  • 75 lbs heavy bag (teardrop)
  • 35 lbs head hunger bag (teardrop)
  • 15 lbs head hunter bag (teardrop)

How do you fill a water punching bag?

All the water punching bags that we’ve reviewed come with a nozzle or pipe. This is what you will use to fill the bag, it’s actually very simple. You need to attach this to the taps faucet and the pipe goes into the punching bags bladder. It’s really as simple as that.

If you want to drain it, put the pipe in and start releasing the water. Doing this outdoors is obviously best, but it’s also possible inside or in a garage if you’re careful. 

How much water do you put in a punching bag?

The amount of water that you should use depends on the size of the bag you buy. Each water filled bag will have a line on it displaying the maximum amount of water that you should fill it with. You need enough water in the bag to bring it to live and make it punchable. We don’t recommend filling to the point that it weighs more than the company intended to.

Benefits of water punching bags

There are numerous benefits of using a water punching bag over another type of bag. The main benefits can be found in this list below:

  • The feel of the bag is more life-like, especially compared to sand filled bags
  • Reduced injuries due to the bag absorbing your punches and kicks
  • Easy to fill
  • Cheap to fill
  • Extremely portable – simply drain and move to another location
  • Low-cost shipping

These are six benefits of why water punching bags are great to use. Trust us when we say you won’t regret using this punching bag type instead of your current bag.

In Summary

That’s the end of our boxing gear review of the best water punching bags. We brought you 11 water filled punch bags that are the absolute best on the market.

In short, you can’t go wrong with any of the bags from Aqua Training Bag. The company was founded in 2014 by gym owners that wanted to stop injuries and these bags was the result. 

Then, you have the water bag from Everlast that is also made by a great company. The only issue with the one from Everlast is that it can weigh more than 100 lbs. Instead, with Aqua bags, you have three options that are over 100 lbs. The 120 lbs 18-inch bag, the 150 lbs bruiser bag, or the 190 lbs 21-inch bag. With many sizes and colors to pick from, this brand is our first choice when it comes to water punching bags.

If you’re looking for different punching bags and other equipment see our other buying guides.

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Jackson Miller

Jackson Miller spent his early days in karate, swimming, track, and mixed martial arts. His father was a huge advocate of living a healthy lifestyle, which certainly carried over. Jackson has competed in local- and state-level martial arts competitions over the years, bringing home his fair share of victories, and learning through any missteps along the way. With discipline, determination and focus, he primarily focuses on boxing as a cathartic staple to his everyday life.