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The Best Heavy Bag Mounts (Buyers Guide & Top 10)

Like all sports equipment, there are different kinds of heavy bag mounts to choose from. Can you trust every one you find to actually hold up your equipment without damaging your home though? The good news is that the best heavy bag mounts will not only hold your bag up, but won’t wreck your walls or ceiling either.

This articles shows you how to find any buy the best bag mount, identifies the best 10 options and answers common questions people have about hanging their heavy bag.

What to Consider When Buying a Heavy Bag Mount

Heavy bag mounts are not nearly as expensive as the heavy punching bag themselves. However, in many ways the mount used to position the punch bag is just as important as the bag itself. The mount is what secures the bag in place and, if you pick the wrong one, can cause damage to your walls and/or ceiling.

To get a bag mount that suits your workout space, you’ll need to carefully consider the below factors.

Where will you install the mount?

Where you install the mount (and subsequently the heavy bag) will heavily influence which one you should buy.

For example, are you going to install the mount on your ceiling or your wall (you should not attempt to hang a heavy bag on a drywall unless you’ve taken specific steps which would allow you to do so)? Will it be on an ‘I-beam’ or on a freestanding station (in which case you might not even need a mount)?

You should ask yourself this question as, depending on where you’ll install the mount, you may need different screws or tools to attach it.

How heavy is your punching bag?

Most heavy bag mounts can accommodate weights between 100 and 200 pounds. For even heavier bags, you’ll need to look for ones that can accommodate up to 1000 pounds, though such mounts are rare and expensive.

Check your heavy bag hanging instructions to gauge approximately how heavy it will be. Remember, the filled weight will depend on what you fill your bag with (e.g. more sand will likely be heavier than if you only fill it with old clothing and towels).

Will extra hardware be necessary for installation?

Many heavy bag mounts come with all the hardware necessary for installation, but with some you might need extra hardware (like nylon brushes, extra carabiners, and/or even lubrication).

Checking this in advance just means that you can get your punch bag hanging that much quicker and without investing in additional equipment.

Heavy Bag Mounting & Installation Instructions

Whilst any good heavy bag and mounting kit will come with detailed instructions on how to install and hang the bag, it can’t hurt to have some brief details here on how to do so.

Location

So, the first thing to do is decide where you are going to install your mount.

You will want to hang it somewhere with a strong, sturdy surface like concrete or a wooden beam. As mentioned above, if you intend to install it on drywall (sheetrock), you will need to secure some wood on top of it on which to secure the mount.

Tools

Fortunately you don’t need many tools or much equipment for this project.

Remember, if installing your mount on to drywall you will need some extra wood to ensure the bag hangs safely.

Other than that, you will need a power tool kit (specifically a drill), a stud finder (if installing in to wood) and a leveler/spirit level.

How to Select a Good Wall or Ceiling Heavy Bag Mount – Review Criteria

Before we list the best mounts available online, we will run through how to select a good wall or ceiling one. These are also the factors we used as review criteria whilst putting together this buyers guide. We ran each of the options below through these factors whilst reviewing each option to offer a more accurate and comprehensive write up.

Freestanding, Ceiling or Wall-Mounted?

There are three different types of stand to hang a heavy bag – freestanding, ceiling or wall-mounted.

Each has advantages and disadvantages, but really with a home gym or workout area you will be limited to the freestanding or wall-mounted options (unless you have a lot of training space).

So, lets explore the differences between these three styles.

Freestanding Heavy Bag Stand

As the name suggests, a freestanding mount stands free and will not require you to mount anywhere on your property. You can simply follow the directions to attach and hang the heavy bag from it.

One of the main benefits of this style is that it requires no alterations to your property. This is best for rental properties or those who don’t want to add a more permanent fixture.

They can also be easily transported, setup and put down should you need to do any of these things.

On the other hand, as these stands aren’t secured to any permanent fixture, they are often less stable. You might want to consider investing in some weighted plates to rest on the bottom of the base for added stability.

Such stands also take up considerably more space in your workout area – limiting your training space.

Wall-Mounted Heavy Bags

Unlike the freestanding options, a wall-mounted heavy bag is a more permanent fixture.

They excel where the freestanding stand lacks (they are sturdy and secure), and don’t perform so well where the freestanding options excel (e.g. portability).

By screwing the mount into the wall itself, you free up all the room underneath and around the bag. This means they are great for practising some light footwork and a wider range of fighting moves.

Ceiling-Mounted Heavy Bags

In case you wondered, these same benefits also apply to the ceiling-mounted heavy bags with the added benefit that (depending on where you hang it), you can move all the way around the bag whilst training. A 360 degrees boxing/MMA training solution.

The Best Heavy Bag Mounts

Not sure where to start looking for the best heavy bag mount? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

1. Qualward Heavy Bag Hanger

*Details last updated on 2021-08-02

If you need to hang the Qualward bag hanger outside, the strong enamel coating protects it against the elements. It’s pretty easy to install and holds at least 100-pound bags (you might be able to use a 200-pound bag with this mount).

Whether you’re installing on wood or drywall, it should hold well. For extra strength, consider attaching an extra carabiner to the bag attachment. You might even consider trying longer screws for extra longevity.

2. Eapele Heavy Bag Hangers Brackets

*Details last updated on 2021-08-02

If you’ve got a heavier punching bag (say 1000 pounds), the Eapele hanger might be the best heavy bag mount for the job. The 360-degree-swiveling carabiner allows a better range of movement, so your bag can swing silently and effortlessly.

That said, the product does not come with installation instructions, and you might need extra tools for installation. However, the mount does come with an extra carabiner for additional support, and the mount hangs just as well from slanted ceilings.

​3. Everlast Wood Beam Holder

*Details last updated on 2021-08-02

Two heavy-duty screw bolts hold this stainless steel bag mount to wooden surfaces. However, the horizontal bolt does have some exposed thread, which, if unchecked, could eat at your bag chain. You might fix this problem with a few nylon spacers.

The mount should work well with a 100-pound bag. Anything heavier than that might not work, though. Make sure the center screw in the U-shaped piece is nice and tight. Otherwise, a few hefty swings could make it come undone.

​4. Yes4All Wall Mount

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*Details last updated on 2021-08-02

Although the Yes4All bag can only hold 100-pound bags, it still comes in heavy-gauge steel to last you a while. A black powder coating finish, along with anti-rust formulation, prevents corrosion. Eight bolt points allow the mount to attach with greater security. Plus, this mount can attach to concrete as well as wood or drywall.

However, you might need some extra lumber to attach the mount better. It’s a sturdy product but just needs additional hardware.

5. SELEWARE Swivel Swing Hanger

*Details last updated on 2021-08-02

The Seleware swing hanger comes in lubricated stainless steel, so that they’ll not only last a long time but also keep your workouts silent. The mount can swing in a full 360 degrees, so silence and strength are critical.

The set consists of 3-inch screws, but you might also try 2.5-inch screws. Depending on the size of your bag’s attachment, you might need an extra or extra-large carabiner for support. Nonetheless, the mount is pretty sturdy and should last several years.

6. Firstlaw Fitness Spider Mount Punching Bag Hanger

*Details last updated on 2021-08-02

The Firstlaw Fitness Spider Mount is a good contender for the best heavy bag mount, with its 360-degree spherical motion and noise dampening. It can also accommodate punching bags up to 140 pounds. Plus, its spider-like spring design adds a game-changing element: no noise and no vibration.

The eight springs in the mount absorb the sound and impact of your workout. If you have a workout space that is tender or beginning to splinter, this might be a good choice.

7. Meister Heavy Bag Hanger Strap Mount

*Details last updated on 2021-08-02

While the Meister heavy bag mount does not screw to a ceiling, its commercial-grade vinyl makeup can hold 500 pounds. If you have a strong wooden or metal rafter in your workout space, the Meister heavy bag mount should work great, adjusting to a length between 10 and 36 inches.

However, make sure you don’t punch parallel to the beam or rafter, as the bag may shift a little. Adding a spring coil to the attachment might help absorb shock and increase the strap’s longevity.

8. ​BeneLabel Heavy Duty Swing Hanger

*Details last updated on 2021-08-02

BeneLabel prides itself on creating the best heavy bag mount with extra lubrication. Special nylon brushing helps cushion impact and prevent noise, and the mount comes with concrete and wood screws. It’s also made with environmentally-friendly, non-toxic materials and should not rust.

If you need to add extra lubrication, you can simply remove the nylon brushing and reapply. Even without extra lube, the mount hangs quietly.

9. MaxxMMA Wood Beam Heavy Bag Hanger

*Details last updated on 2021-08-02

A bag mount meant specifically for wood beams, the MaxxMMA bag mount holds up to 100 pounds, along with a 360-degree swivel for easy punching. As always, the mount comes from solid, corrosion-resistant steel, so your punching bag stays secure for years.

However, we recommend using strong lag bolts to install, depending on your punching bag’s weight. You might also need to install nylon brushing and extra lubrication since the mount is a little squeaky.

10. PRO Mountings Heavy Bag Mount

*Details last updated on 2021-08-02

The PRO Mountings heavy bag mount promises to support up to 250 pounds. It attaches to your ceiling by screwing around I beams between 4 and 6 inches wide, and the mount is also powder-coated to resist rust.

Although you have to disassemble the mount to install, its makeup is right up there with the best heavy bag mount. You should not have to worry about the mount shifting, even if it’s not attached inside the beam.

Conclusion

The great thing about heavy bag mounts is that you can pick just how heavy-duty your mount is and where to install it. No matter which mount you choose from this list, once the installation is complete, your bag will be ready for many years of heavy-duty use.

Sources

Wikipedia, Punching Bag, Accessed on 10th March 2021.

Jake Dennon

I am an avid sports enthusiast who has been fortunate enough to train with some of the best athletes and coaches in the world.

As a child, I had a keen interest in football (soccer) and regularly played with my friends and for my school. We had an ex England ace coaching us at one point and he really motivated me to make sports a big part of my life.

Moving into my teenage years I tried everything from basketball to weight lifting and everything in between. I was lucky enough to train weekly at a local tennis club who's head coach was a at one point the 9th best player in India and within the top 100 ranked players in the world.

The combat sport coaches I have been trained by have also trained some of the top fighters in the industry. All of these brilliant trainers (and all the ones in between) have shown me just how rewarding keeping fit and healthy can be.

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