While having a heavy bag set up at home allows you to train when ever you please, they can be pretty tricky to set up.
A heavy bag stand takes up a lot of room, a free standing bag can sometimes topple over and a wall mount requires a bit of DIY handy work.
Despite this, wall mounted heavy bags tend to be the way to go.
With that in mind, we’ve put together this list of the best heavy bag wall mounts currently available.
Let’s get to it.
Wall Mount VS Heavy Bag Stand
When looking for a way to set up a heavy bag, you’ll have the option to choose between a heavy bag stand or a wall mount. I’ll quickly discuss the difference between the two below:
Wall Mount: A wall mount will require you to fasten the bracket to the wall using screws. This means if you’re living in a rental property, it may not be the right solution for you. Wall mounts however, save a lot of space and tend to be far cheaper than a stand.
Stand: A heavy bag stand is ideal if you’re unwilling, or unable to cause a bit of damage to your wall. Heavy bag stands also tend to be a bit more unstable, and will often require additional weight pegs to keep them efficiently in place.
What to Look for?
Below are some key aspects that should be paid attention to when shopping around for a heavy bag hanger.
That material used to construct the amount is going to directly effect it’s overall quality. The best heavy bag hangers will be constructed out of durable steel material, often powder coated to maintain it’s color over time.
Some mounts will have a pivoting system that allows the bag to be move around. This means that you can put the bag up against the wall when you’ve finished using it, which is ideal if you’ve got limited space. These tend to be more expensive, but definitely a worth while feature if you can’t have your heavy bag set up at all times.
Having a mount with an adjustable height will allow you to set up the heavy bag to your preferred setting. This also allows for a more-well rounded work out, as you’re able to drop the heavy bag down if you’re wanting to incorporate some low kicks into your training.
Is a Chain Included?
Some heavy bag mounts come with a chain included. This chain links the frame itself to the heavy bag. If the mount you want doesn’t come with a chain, we’ll included some of the best heavy bag chains below.
It's also important to check how much weight the mount is able to support. Most heavy bag hangers are able to hold bags weighing around 100lb, however some of the more heavy duty models can hold well over 200lbs.
While heavy bag mounts tend to be fairly budget friendly, it’s definitely worth paying attention to the price. Cheap mounts from unknown brands tend to be made from less durable material, won’t have a pivoting system and often will have a fixed height setting.
That doesn’t necessarily mean they’re won’t serve their purpose, it’s just something to bare in mind.
List of the Best Heavy Bag Wall Mounts
Right, let's crack on with this list!
XMark Pivoting Heavy Bag Mount
First up is the XMark pivoting heavy bag mount. XMark make some pretty top level stuff. I’m a massive, massive fan of their speed bag platforms and their mount is just as good, if not better.
In terms of a heavy bag mount, you really couldn’t want much more. It’s got an adjustable height feature, which is great if there’s more than one of you wanting to use a heavy bag.
It’s also a great feature as it allows you to work on multiple aspects of your striking game, whether that be low kicks, high kicks and punches.
What’ more, as the name suggests, this mount features a pivoting design. This is ideal if you haven’t got a lot of room to set up a heavy bag and need to free up the space once you’ve finished using it.
While this mount won’t set you back a ton of money, it is somewhat expensive when compared to some of the other models out there. This price tag is more than warranted however, as it’s built from extremely durable 11-gauge steel.
One worry I usually have when looking for a heavy bag mount is the length of the arm. If the arm is too short, you’ll find the heavy bag hits against the wall. Fortunately, the Xmark features a 28” arm that provides plenty of distance between the bag and the wall.
The only downside to the Xmark is that it doesn’t come with a chain. You’ll need to get this separately, however this is by no means a deal breaker. As I mentioned earlier, we’ve included a list of the best heavy bag chains down below you can check out for some great, affordable options.
All in all, the Xmark is undeniably one of the best heavy bag wall mounts currently available.
RDX Heavy Bag Wall Mount
RDX are known to produce budget friendly, high quality boxing and martial arts equipment.
You won’t find all the bells and whistles on this mount though. This is very much a basic model, with a set and forget kind of design. As such, it’s one of the cheapest options on our list, however that’s not to say it’s bad quality.
In fact, it’s made out of durable, 16-gauge steel frame and thanks to it’s anti-rust treatment, is suitable for both inside and out.
One downside is the arm is somewhat short, measuring in at around 17inches. That being said, this is one of the sturdies mounts on our list, able to carry heavy bags up to 130lbs.
All in all, if you’re looking for a cheap, simple heavy bag mount that gets the job done, this is a fantastic option.
RDX Retractable Heavy Bag Wall Mount
Up next we've got another fantastic option from RDX, that although costs a little bit more than the previous model, has some welcome additional features.
This mount in particular has a retractable arm that can turn in to rest against the wall. This is great if you haven't got room to have your heavy bag set up and out at all times.
What's more, the arm of the frame measures in at 2ft, which provides a good amount of distance between the bag and the wall. Although this isn't enough to allow you to comfortably circle the bag, you can definitely load up your strikes without the bag hitting into the wall.
In terms of weight, this beast of a mount can accommodate bags weighing up to 300lb. This is particularly ideal if you've a heavy duty punching bag such as an Outslayer Muay Thai Bag, as few wall mounts are capable of handling this weight.
One feature that's missing from the RDX is an adjustable height system. This means you'll need to be certain as to where you want the heavy bag to be set up before you attach it to the wall. This isn't a massive draw back, just something to be aware of.
Century Wall Mount
Century are an extremely well known and respected brand in the martial arts and combat sports industry. While their products tend to be on the pricer side of things, their overall quality and design makes them a brilliant investment.
Their wall mount definitely lives up to the brands reputation, featuring an adjustable height design alongside a pivoting system.
I’ve spoke about the benefits of having these features previously, so there’s no need to go over them again. Safe to say though, they’re a tell tale sign of a high quality heavy bag hanger.
The mount itself is designed to hold up to 100lb heavy bags, which is pretty much standard for most wall mounts. In order to fasten this to the wall, you’ll need a set of either 12” or 16" studs, which unfortunately don’t come with the set up.
All in all, a great heavy bag mount, definitely worthy of an investment.
TITLE Boxing Space Saver Wall Mount
TITLE are yet another big name in the boxing world to have released a high quality heavy bag mount.
One of the best aspects of this mount in particular is the length of the arm. At 3ft long, this is by far the longest on our list.
This allows you to fully circle the bag, which isn’t really possible with a lot of the other options on our list. This in turn provides a much better work out and allows you to develop your footwork, without being limited by space.
The downside to this bag is it’s fixed position, both in terms of it’s lack of pivoting capabilities and absence of an adjustable height system. This means that you must be 100% happy with it’s position when you set it up, as it’ll require a lot of effort (and damage to the wall) to change it.
Thanks to the use of durable steel material, the mount is able to hold a heavy bag up to 150lbs. This is pretty impressive, especially when compared to some of the other mounts we’ve discussed in this list.
With a 150lbs capacity, the TITLE wall mount is brilliant for Muay Thai bags which tend to be on the heavier side of things.
Despite lacking in some features, the TITLE wall mount is a great option if you’re looking to keep your heavy bag set up in a fixed position.
Yes4All Wall Mount
The final mount we’re going to take a look at today is from a relatively unknown brand named Yes 4 All. Despite this, the mount has a lot to offer, especially considering its relatively low price tag.
First of all, you can get the Yes 4 All either with or without a chain, however as you would expect, it does cost slightly more for the combination. But, if you haven’t yet got a heavy bag chain, getting the combo will definitely help to curb your costs.
What is surprising for this sort of price is the appearance of high quality features, such as an adjustable height system and a pivoting arm. Plus, the mount has been treated with anti-rust chemicals, which will help to keep it up and running for a good few years.
The cherry on the cake though has to be the warranty… This heavy bag mount comes with a 1-years warranty. If anything goes wrong with it within the space of a year, you can get a new one sent out free of charge.
What’s more, if the mount arrives and you don’t like it, you’ve got a 60-day money back guarantee included as well.
Considering the price point, the overall quality and the money back guarantee, this is definitely one of the best heavy bag mounts currently going.
Below is a video of the Yes 4 All mount being set up. As you can see, it can be a bit tricky, but shouldn't take too long.
Best Heavy Bag Chains
Ok, so we’ve looked at some mounts, however very few come with a chain included.
With that in mind, I’ve listed some of the best heavy bag chains down below, which you can use to get your heavy set up and attached to your mount
Let's take a look.
Ringside Heavy Duty Chain
The Ringside Heavy Duty Chain includes a solid steel swivel which has been zinc galvanized to reduce the impact of any scratches and to minimise the build up of rust.
In terms of weight, this beast of a chain is able to hold heavy bags up to 200lbs in weight, and measures in at around 24inches in length.
If you consider yourself a bit of a hard hitter, then this chain is definitely up to the task.
Pro Impact Chain
The Pro Impact chain features a free turning swivel, which again, has been galvanized to help improve its durability.
The chain itself is able to accommodate heavy bags up to 200lbs and measures approximately 24 inches in length. It’s S hook attachment allows the chain to be used with any heavy bag mount and heavy bag.
What’s more, this is one of the cheapest chains currently going, making it a great option for anyone shopping on a budget.
RDX Heavy Bag Chain
Lastly, we’ve got the RDX Heavy Bag Chain, a budget friendly option that ticks all the boxes.
Thanks to the chain’s power coated design, it can be used both inside and out, and has been treated with anti-rust chemicals to withstand the outside weather.
The RDX chain is made using 18-gauge steel, which allows it to support heavy bags up to 220lbs. What’s more, the chain includes a D shackle to attach to the mount, and the wall fixings needed to get the bag station set up.
In typical RDX fashion, this is one of the most affordable chains going. This makes it a brilliant option for anyone shopping on a budget, however are still looking for a top quality chain for their heavy bag set up.
Best Heavy Bag Mount Brands
If you haven't found a heavy bag hanger you like on our list, below are some popular brands you can check out.
RDX offer insanely affordable boxing, martial art and combat sport gear and equipment. While their products may not be the highest quality out there, they are by far one of the most budget friendly companies around. Their equipment isn't terrible, in fact, it's definitely great, just not as good as some of the top end companies who offer their stuff for more than double the price.
I'm a massive fan of Century. Their bags are incredible, there's no denying that. The only real downside is that they're pretty expensive. At the end of the day though, you get what you pay for, and with Century, you get some of the best equipment going.
XMark are a fitness equipment brand that have successfully dabbled in the boxing world. I've used their speed bag platforms a ton of times and their heavy bag equipment is just as good. They offer their gear towards the higher end of the pricing spectrum, probably due to the fact they use the best quality material possible to make their goods.
Do I Attach the Mount Directly to the Wall?
You can directly attach he mount to the wall, however some people like to add a thin layer of wood between the frame and the wall. This helps to reduce vibrations and the wood absorbs some of the shock from you striking the bag. This will keep the frame steady and may help to reduce the noise levels a bit.
I've personally never done this, but I know a few people who have and they say it works great.
Will it Ruin my Walls?
This depends on your definition of ruin, however there definitely will be some permanent damage from drilling holes into the wall. That being said, the holes should be somewhat easy to fill in should you choose to take the mount down, which you can then paint over.
What Tools do I Need?
Most heavy bag hangers will come with all the fastening equipment and screws needed for the set up. You will however need a drill and suitable drill-bits needed to make the right size holes in the wall.
So, which mount do we recommend the most?
Taking into account price, overall quality and features, the Xmark Pivoting Heavy Bag Mount is our number 1 rated option.
Thanks for taking the time to read out list of the best heavy bag hangers. If you have any questions, feel free to drop a comment in the section down below.