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Everlast C3 Foam Heavy Bag Review

The Everlast C3 heavy bag provides a good user experience thanks to its weight, size, and the contoured closed cell technology (c3 Foam). It is a versatile piece of equipment suitable for those who need a bag for boxing or kickboxing workouts. Its unique surface and filling give resilient shock absorbency for more efficient and safe training. It is an excellent choice for even pro users. Considering its price and features, it is a good value heavy punching bag for the home with a few minor issues.

Everlast c3 heavy bag review


  • Extra padded punching bag foam shell outside bag for better user experience.
  • Heavy enough to place powerful punches and kicks on it
  • Durable materials.
  • Good value for the money


  • After a time, the filling sinks to the bottom.
  • Some people find the hitting surface hard.
  • The straps are not adjustable.

What are the best features?

It is an Everlast 100 lb punching bag

The Everlast foam heavy bag is 100 lbs, so it does not “fly” away when you punch or kick it. Hence, it is suitable to develop your punching power and those who can already hit with significant force.

The rule is to buy a punching bag that weighs half of the user, which means the C3 Foam heavy bag is suitable for people weighing up to 200 pounds. However, heavier guys can also develop their timing, footwork, and targeting as a more swinging punch bag is harder to hit.

Special Filling – C3 foam technology

Firstly, this bag comes already filled, so you do not have to care about that.

Besides, Everlast uses a unique mixture for filling it, including synthetic and natural fiber mixed with sand. This way, the bag is not too soft and not too hard and provides proper shock absorption. Plus, that mixture does not sink to the bottom of the bag too fast.

Increased Force Dispersion & Cushioning with C3

The bag’s surface is more cushioned thanks to this foam technology, providing a more comfortable hitting area since the force disperses better. Also, C3 takes away the moisture from your boxing gloves, so they will not get damp during your training. These features are beneficial for someone who wants to have serious heavy bag workouts.

Durable Shell and Straps

The outer shell is made from polycanvas, a very durable material. You do not have to be afraid of tearing, even under heavy usage.

The straps are also made of heavy-duty nylon. That is better than chains because the Everlast bag does not make so much noise while you hit it.

Check out how this guy tests the durability. 🙂

The problems

If you check out the Everlast C3 foam heavy bag reviews on Amazon here, you can see that most users are satisfied with this bag. However, there are a few minor problems that can be solved simply.

After lengthy usage, the filling sinks

This is a typical problem with most heavy bags, but it can be quickly remedied by taking off the bag and rearranging the filling by turning it upside down. On the other hand, the Everlast C3 bag has fewer complaints about sinking than other products, thanks to the foam cover outside that give extra support for the filling.

The hitting surface is too hard for someone

While it comes with a foam blanket around the bag’s body, some users find it hard on their knuckles. (While others like it for this feature.) Do not forget that Everlast C3 foam heavy punch bag weighs 100 pounds, so you need to protect your hands with wraps and boxing gloves to avoid injuries and enjoy a good training experience.

The nylon straps are not adjustable

If you want to hang it from a low ceiling, this is a problem. The straps are about 16 inches long, and the bag is about 4 feet tall. So, the whole equipment is about 65 inches long. Keep this in mind when you buy it. Check the high of your ceiling to have enough space to install the bag at the right level.

Product Rating Summary

8 out of 10


How to set up a C3 foam heavy bag?

Like all the other punching bags, you need a strong anchor point and plenty of space. We only get the straps with the bag, not other mounting hardware. It won’t be a problem for experienced people with such a job. Otherwise, it’s better to get the help of a professional.

If no hanging point is available, you may consider choosing from free standing punching bags that require no installation, plus less space to use and store.

Is the heavy bag foam wrap removable?

No. You cannot get it off.

Can I use it outdoor?

Poly canvas is a durable material; it is not recommended to use this bag outdoor. The moisture goes into the filling and the Foam, which inevitably shortens its life.

Does it come with all the hardware I need to hang it up?

Just the straps. You will need a ceiling mount (the best is if you buy a swivel one) or a stand. It works fine with the Everlast heavy bag stand, so you do not care about installation.

Can I anchor it to the floor?

Yes, it comes with hooks at the bottom.


Bucko Imre

Hi there, I'm Imre. I started boxing when I was 15, but nowadays I hit my old, dirty heavy bag at home (you know, family, business, etc.) I love boxing so much, so I made this blog to help people get started with it (at home).