If you don’t have an indoor space for your heavy bag or you just want to train outside then you definitely asked yourself the question “Can I use my heavy bag outside?”. Sometimes training outside is great and there is no reason to deprive yourself of that pleasure.
However, wouldn’t the bag get washed up fast by the weather?
This is exactly what are we going to talk about in this article.
Can I use my heavy bag outdoors?
Yes, you can. However, you must know some important things about your punching bag.
Usually, one of the most preferred choices for a heavy bag material is leather. It is preferred because of its feel and durability. However, this is not the best choice of material for an outdoor bag.
Leather and vinyl(one of the most common materials for punching bag) will be quickly ruined if there is some snow or even rain.
That is why canvas is a better material for your outdoor punching bag.
Another thing you should think about when you are considering using your punching bag outside is its type.
Sure, you can get a regular hanging. However, how will you hang it? Your only option would be to hang it on a tree or some sort of a bar.
That is why we are suggesting a free-standing punching bag. Free-standing bags can be filled with water or sand and some of them can weight up to 270-300lbs. So you don’t have to worry about the bag being unstable.
Another great thing about the free-standing punching bags is that they can be moved rather easily.
You can store it in a garage or somewhere in your house and pull it out only when you need it. That way you won’t have to worry about the weather and the material of the bag.
Setting your outdoor gym
There are some companies like Everlast that offer a set of products so you don’t have to worry about anything.
An example of such a set of products is on the image.
Using such a heavy bag stand is great because you can place it anywhere and you can use a standard punching bag without worrying about hanging it.
However, when going with such an option you will still have to think about the weather.
So you might want to cover it with some sort of a plastic tarp or just a regular garbage bag. The goal is simply to prevent your bag from soaking in water from the rain or the leather get washed up by the wind and sun.
Yes, using a heavy bag outside is possible. Actually, it is not even that hard to do.
Depending on what you want to do you can hang your bag on the tree, set up your own mini-gym or just get a free-standing bag. It is really up to you what is the best way to go about it.
Just follow some of our methods above and you will have a wonderful outside boxing gym ready for you whenever you want.