Everlast Kangaroo Speed Bag Review

  • Everlast Kangaroo Speed Bag
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The Everlast Kangaroo Speed Bag is lighter, faster, and more durable than many other options in the same category. When you train in hard-hitting sports like Karate, boxing, Judo, and other mixed martial arts, a speed bag is an essential training tool. It helps improve not only speed but also hand-eye coordination. In addition, it can help improve your reflexes. The fact that this product has an outer shell of Kangaroo Leather is an advantage. It will give you excellent durability. There are three different size options available to you so you will be able to find the perfect fit.

The smallest size will work brilliantly for advanced fighters. This is due to the fact that it is wicked fast. You will have a true challenge on your hands when trying to keep up. If you are just beginning you may want to look toward the larger size or a different bag altogether.  While this bag is a bit pricey, it will last you through a plethora of training sessions. Investing in fight-equipment and gear means putting your money into items that need to stand up to hard-hitting routines. This one will. Everlast has done a nice job in the construction of this item. Overall, customers are very pleased with the quality and performance of this speed bag.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Moves Fast
  • Extremely Lightweight
  • Kangaroo Leather
  • Nice Bounce
  • Helps Improve Hand-Eye Coordination
  • Durable Design
  • Quite Small
  • Enhances Accuracy
Cons
  • Not Best For Beginners
  • May Lose Air Quickly

Brand

Everlast is a brand that has been around for more than a century. With that type of longevity, this brand has earned its great reputation. Whether you are into combat sports, weightlifting, or are just trying to lead an active life, they offer products to help keep you cool, comfortable, and well protected. They also offer a ton of training tools to help you succeed in meeting your goals. Whether you are looking for footwear, clothing, gloves, punching bags, or other fitness equipment and gear this brand have you covered.

There is a wide variety of items to choose from. This is an advantage because not only will you be able to find the product that suits all your needs you will also be able to find products that fit in your budget with ease. This brand strives to offer fighters with high-quality items at prices that are reasonable. It is important to note that depending on your price point the quality of your items may vary. Obviously, the more you invest the better quality you will be getting.

Materials

Everlast has done an excellent job of choosing the materials for this bag. Inside of it, there is a rubber bladder that you'll be able to fill with air. This rubber bladder is what gives this product it's amazing bounce and rebound. It will offer a true challenge. The bladder is covered in kangaroo leather. Kangaroo leather is more durable and quite a bit lighter than cowhide leather this is part of the reason that this bag reacts so well. There is a lacing system that is made of the same kangaroo leather.

You'll be able to easily lace and unlace this option so that if you need to add extra air to the bladder you can or if you need to replace it completely that is also possible. There is a kangaroo leather Loop attached to the top of it for hanging purposes. It is attached with two relatively large metal rivets. Overall, you will get exceptional longevity of use out of this item. Customers are very happy with the design and structure that this product offers.

Size

There are three different size options available to you if you decide to go with this product. The first and smallest is best suited for advanced Fighters. This options seriously move. It is the fastest of the three that are available. Consumers have mentioned that it is a bit smaller than they expected but they truly love the performance. It comes in at only eight inches long and five inches wide. As you can see, this is pretty little. Their medium size bag is nine inches long and six inches wide.

The largest is ten inches long and seven inches wide. All of these options are pretty small. In addition, they will all move fairly quickly. If you'd seriously need to work on your speed and your hand-eye coordination these bags will provide you info challenge. When trying to become the best fighter you can be challenging yourself plays a major role. Using a speed bag that has fluid movement and excellent bounce can help you in this area.

Hanging Style

This product has the standard sewn-in Loop that you will use to hang it with. More often than not consumers choose to use a swivel and a speed bag platform for hanging. It is important to know that you will not get any of the materials that you need to hang this item with your purchase of the bag. If you are looking for an all-in-one kit they are available to you. Some consumers find it to be a bit frustrating that they have to gather other pieces to start using this bag, however, it is common practice.

There are some people that choose to hang this bag a bit differently. Some have noted that they prefer to use a carabiner and a chain as it allows for additional movement and other sorts of training with this option. In general, the best way to hang this product will be with a swivel and a speed bag platform. It will give you the correct hanging position to use this bag is it was meant to be used.

Uses

The number one use of a speed bag is to help fighters improve their hand-eye coordination. When you improve your hand-eye coordination you will also find that your speeds are improved. You can also use this bag to work on your defensive maneuvers. As it is swinging back towards you your head will naturally move out of the way. A big part of a fighter's training is learning how to move their head and their body to avoid devastating blows from an opponent.

This bag is also excellent for helping you to improve your footwork. Due to the fact that you will be able to work all the way around this bag, you can use it for improving your overall performance. Lastly, this item is great if you're trying to improve your reflexes. It goes hand-in-hand with improving your speeds and your coordination. Overall, there is plenty of training uses for this bag and it is a solid investment for anybody that is into boxing, Taekwondo, or other mixed martial arts.

Interior

As with most other speed bags, this product has a rubber bladder on the interior of it. While many brands use this type of bladder, they are not all created equal. Everlast uses a high-quality bladder that won't rupture from a hard blow. This is important due to the fact that you will be continuously striking this bag. It has been mentioned by a few people that they have to continuously put air into the bladder as it leaks. This is not being reported as frequently as with other options in the same category.

Adding extra air to this item is barely an inconvenience. If you notice that it is leaking are way too much you may want to consider replacing the bladder altogether. One other thing that customers have mentioned is that sometimes the bladder is a bit misshapen upon receiving it. This typically works itself out, however, but if it doesn't you can contact customer service for a replacement.

Care

Taking care of kangaroo leather is very similar to taking care of genuine cowhide leather. It does take a bit of extra work, however, it does provide you with fantastic durability when well-cared-for. You will not be able to use standard cleaners and deodorizers. Investing in some decent leather cleaner and conditioner is the way to go. It is important to note that you won't need to clean and condition this speed bag every day. In fact, you will only need to clean it every three to four months. This makes the extra work in the cleaning process more bearable.

We understand that life gets busy and adding equipment that needs a strict maintenance routine can be difficult. Most people find that maintaining this bag is exceptionally simple and it does not take off a whole lot of time. Overall, if you don't want to put in the work you could look towards a vinyl option, however, it will not offer you the same longevity of views. Boxing, mixed martial arts, and fitness equipment can last you for years if well taken care of. That is especially true of this product.

Advantages

One of the biggest advantages of choosing this particular speed bag is how fast it moves. If you are years into fight training it may be difficult to find a speed bag that truly challenges you. The extremely lightweight nature of this product and the superior rubber bladder that Everlast uses helps to ensure this bag will really move. So, if you are an advanced fighter trying to continue to challenge yourself this bag should be able to do it. Another huge advantage of this item is the excellent durability that it provides.

Yes, you may have to replace the bladder on occasion, however, the outer material should hold up for years. When you're making an investment into your fitness with a piece of home gym equipment you want to know that it is going to last. This product will. On top of all of this, this product will be able to help to improve your performance inside and outside of the ring or cage. This is due to the fact that your speed, reflexes, hand-eye coordination, and form will all improve with continued training with this item.

Disadvantages

We were pretty impressed with how few disadvantages there are in relation to this product. Some consumers have noted that they are not thrilled with how fast this bag moves. This is due to the fact that they are beginners and have not Advanced their skill enough to be able to use such a quickly moving piece of equipment. So, this isn't really a disadvantage as much as it is something that people may need to work up to. Something else that consumers have said that is a bit negative is that the bladder leaks are pretty bad. Not everybody is having this problem but it has been noted enough that we think you should take it into consideration. Obviously, if you are working through your routine and the air in the bladder is leaking out it can be a burden. It can impact your performance negatively. Oftentimes, this can be sorted out with the replacement of the bladder and is truly barely an inconvenience.

Value

This speed bag is a bit pricey. Some people will have a difficult time working it into their budget without saving some money first. There are absolutely more affordable options available to you in the market today. However, keep in mind that this item is exceptionally durable and made of very high-quality materials. You'll be able to abuse it for an exponential amount of time without worry. The people that are using this bag feel that it is a fantastic value. We agree.

When you look at all of the different aspects surrounding it it's simple to see why people feel this way. With excellent performance and the ability to help you truly improve in your chosen fighting discipline oh, the price becomes more understandable. Investing in pieces of equipment that will allow you to train at home and improve your performance can be intimidating. Especially, because prices can be so astronomical. We feel that this product is an excellent investment and the price is actually quite reasonable for what you are getting.

Bottom Line

While you will have to spend a bit more money to call this product your own we think you will be truly satisfied with it once you do. There are a plethora of different options available to you in speed bags, however, this one is really Superior for engrained fighters. If you have spent a lot of time training in you're looking for a more challenging speed bag the smallest option available in this one may be just what you've been looking for. As noted, it gives you great durability which means you'll be able to use it for years to come. It looks good and it feels great. The maintenance routine doesn't have to be done often even though it does take a bit more work. All of the reviews from the fighters currently using this bag are positive. People are really happy with the overall performance that they get while using it.