In my opinion, the best freestanding punching bag on the market is Ringside Elite made for professionals, but it is rather expensive and big. So, I was searching for a more affordable and smaller alternative, and that is how I found Everlast Omniflex. While it is not as professional as Ringside, it provides an excellent user experience and perfect for home training.
Functions for Adjustments
This is an adjustable freestanding heavy bag with a maximum high of 67 inches. Thanks to the adjustability it can be set to your high quickly.
Also, by setting to lower positions, it can be used for practicing regular and low kicks as well as knee strikes for MMA and Muay Thai.
However, people taller than average may find the maximum height a bit low.
Omniflex comes with a plastic base that should be filled with water or sand to keep the bag in its place. Most people fill it with water, and they do not complain about leaking. The sand is a better option since it is heavier, but filling the base with sand is not easy since the whole on the basement is rather small.
I think, the best option we fill it both water and sand because that way the base will really heavy making the freestanding bag extremely stable. Hence, it will stand powerful kicks and punches even at the highest level.
The entire filled equipment is about 130 lbs, so not so heavy to move it around. The diameter of the base is about 35 inches.
Great swing thanks to the flexible neck
Everlast Omniflex punching bag comes with a flexible neck joint between the bag and the base. It is above the basement. It is the feature that makes the equipment bounce back to its place after hitting it and absorbs the impacts.
The maximum angle that this flexible neck joint allows the bag to move is 30-degree, and it quickly moves the bag to its vertical place.
It has a very dynamic movement that provides a lot of possibilities to practice various boxing skills. For example, you can practice your head movement and single or two handed covers to protect your head from the bag coming back. Also, because the body of the bag is not long, you can place uppercuts on it. It is may be a good alternative for double end bags.
But, this function is maybe the weakest point of Everlast Omniflex.
Average users with no martial art background or customers who cannot hit it with tremendous power do not complain about breaking. They have been using for many years.
However, pros who can kick and hit it with huge power, claim that this freestanding bag is not strong enough, and it breaks sooner or later particularly at the highest setting. If you are among them, I recommend Ringside Elite for you instead.
Materials of the bag
It comes with a high-grade shock absorbing foam striking surface.
Thanks to this feature, when you hit Omniflex, you do not feel the pressure in your knuckles, wrist and other joints that are engaged in the move. So, it provides a more comfortable and safe training compared to tradition hanging heavy punching bags.
The outer shell is made from a Nevatear material (synthetic leather) that is durable and tear resistant.
Everlast Omniflex Workout
- Good rebound
- Comfortable punching surface
- It does not take so much space
- Easy to assemble
- Suitable for both punching and kicking
- Affordable price
- It makes some noise when punched
- Not easy to fill with sand
- It cannot stand extreme usage in the long run. (huge punches and kicks)
Is it for you?
In case you are searching for equipment to practice punching and kicking also your defense skills, Everlast Omniflex is a bag that you should check out. It has a good size and price is OK as well. It is also a great option for women who need an efficient cardio fitness equipment since the bag is comfortable to hit. But, it is definitely not for professionals.
- Fully assembled bag with high grade shock absorbing foam striking surface.
- Nevatear outer shell provides lasting durability and functionality.
- Omniflex neck allows for maximum impact absorption and reduced base movement.
Durability - 70%
User Experience - 80%
Price - 90%
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