Meister SpeedKills Review

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The Meister SpeedKills speed bag has an option made for every level of fighter. With larger sizes for those that are beginning you will be able to progress through the start of your training with ease. If you have been at it for years they also have a smaller and faster option to suit your needs. This item can help not only boxers but also mixed martial artists to improve their speed. In addition, training with it on a regular basis will help enhance your hand-eye coordination. These are only a couple of the many advantages that training with a speed bag can do.

It is important to note that this bag will require a bit more work on a daily basis. This is due to the fact that the bladder loses air. Consumers have reported this, as well as, the brand’s website. It leaks because of the material it is made of. While this may be a bit of an annoyance to some consumers, it does help to keep the bag exceptionally light. For advanced fighters, this is a major bonus. You will find the challenge you have been looking for. This bag truly moves quickly. Overall, the fighters using this speed bag by Meister are more than satisfied. We believe that this is a solid piece of fight equipment that will help improve your performance in your chosen combat sport.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Multiple Sizes Available
  • Quite Affordable
  • Genuine Leather Construction
  • Exceptionally Lightweight
  • Easy To Hang
  • Good For Beginners & Advanced Fighters
  • Great Bounce
  • Reinforced Seams
Cons
  • Bladder Durability Issues
  • Needs Inflated Frequently

Brand

Meister brand has been around for almost fifteen years. They offer smart products that allow fighters from every walk of life to stay comfortable, protected, and ready for the next round. Whether you are looking for gloves, heavy bags, clothing, groin protection, or other fight-related gear they have you covered. There are a plethora of options in every category. This should make it easy to find exactly what you need at a price you can afford. They do a lot of research and development to ensure that all of their products are using the best technologies available in the market today. Meister does not offer the very top of the line items that we see with brands like Hayabusa. That does not mean that they are not solid products that will offer you good durability. In addition, they are well made and more affordable than many other options that are out there. Overall, fighters and fitness enthusiasts alike, are quite impressed with this brand and the items that they provide.

Materials

As with most speed bags, the outer material of this option is made from genuine cowhide leather. This is an excellent choice due to the fact that it is very durable. When you are constantly striking an item it, obviously, needs to be tough. Genuine leather does require a bit more intensive care, however, most find it to be barely an inconvenience. The inner bladder of this item is a bit different than what we typically see. It is made of latex. Latex is insanely light and allows this speed bag to really move. The only other real material used is metal rivets. There are four of them located at the top of the bag. They are used to secure the hanging loop to the bag. The materials being used are all good quality and should give you good longevity of use. It has been noted by consumers that the bladder is not the best quality and you may find yourself replacing it more than you would like to.

Size

One great aspect of this item is the fact that it is offered in three different sizes. This will make it easier to fit in your routine regardless of if you are new to the world of fight sports or if you have been at it for years. The largest one measures in at ten and a half inches long and roughly seven inches wide. This will be a good starting place when you decide you want to start training with a speed bag. It will not move quite as quickly and can help you seriously improve your speed, accuracy, and form. The smallest size comes in at just seven and a half inches long and five inches wide. Advanced fighters will find the challenge they need with a bag this size. Its mobility and bounce are impressive. In the middle, they offer one that is nine and a half inches long and six inches wide. So, as you can see you have quite some variety and as your performance improves you can easily up the challenge by grabbing a smaller bag.

Hanging Style

This bag uses a traditional hanging system. There is a leather loop that is not only sewn but also riveted to the bag itself. This loop will easily go onto a speed bag swivel. Your swivel should be attached to a speed bag platform. It is important to note that the swivel and platform are not included with your purchase of this bag. If you want the ability to use this item as soon as you get it and you are just starting out, you will want to pick these pieces up. There are customers that prefer to hang a speed bag a bit differently. Using everything from carabiners and chains to bungee cords and straps, the choice is really up to you. However, for traditional training and the best longevity of use, you will want to hang this in the traditional way. You really can decrease the durability of this item if you don't hang and use it in a traditional style. This can obviously end up being a waste of your time. Consumers have noted that the bladder has durability issues. This can be another major problem if you decide to hang it in a non-traditional way. Overall, it is simple to hang which will put you on the road to improving your performance quickly.

Training

You can use this bag to improve in, basically, your overall performance. With continued use and focused training, it is amazing how much improvement you will see. As you probably already know, due to its name, this bag can help improve your striking speed. Obviously, fast hands are better able to lead you to the win during competitions in the ring or the cage. In addition, practicing with a speed bag will improve your hand-eye coordination, as well as, the way your head moves. Head movement plays a major role in your overall form. Perfecting the way your head moves can help you defensively. On top of all of this, training with a piece of equipment like this one can help you to improve your footwork. Footwork, as you may know, plays a major role in your offense and defense. This is only a look at some of the areas that this product can help you improve in terms of combat sports. You truly will find that training with one helps enhance your skill overall.

Care

As with most speed bags, the fact that this item is made from genuine leather means you will need to do a bit more to take care of it. You won't be using a standard deodorizing spray when you decide to purchase this item. Leather requires special cleaners and conditioners to ensure that it maintains good durability, an awesome look, and great feel. Most people think this sounds a bit intimidating but it really is not much of an inconvenience. Rather than cleaning it daily, you will only have to maintain it every three to four months. Sure, when you do it you will have to spend a bit more time with it. This won't be any more time than you would spend when put together, with other materials and well cared for leather will last for an exponential amount of time. Overall, customers are happy with the care routine and adjust to it fairly quickly.

Advantages

Probably the biggest advantage of using this bag over others is the fact that it is one of the lightest bags on the market. This means it is going to move exceptionally quickly and offer a great challenge to advanced fighters. Another advantage is the number of size options available to you. It allows a more versatile group of fighters to find exactly what they need to succeed. This product offer reinforced seams to ensure great durability. You will be able to put this bag through a daily beating without worrying about the exterior breaking down. Keep in mind you will need to maintain the leather to ensure you get excellent longevity of use. This bag can also seriously help to improve your performance in just about every way. As long as you keep at it and maintain a proper fitness schedule that includes cardio and other sport-specific training, you will notice improvement quickly.

Disadvantages

There is a downfall to using such a lightweight bladder and that is the durability that it offers. Consumers have mentioned that this bladder has a tendency to pop. This is due to the fact that it is made out of latex. Latex is not nearly as durable as the heavy-duty rubber used in many speed bags. You can replace the bladder, however, if you have to do it frequently it will get old fast. The other major complaint about this product still has to do with the bladder. When it is not popping it is leaking air. It has been reported by consumers and the brand's website that this product leaks air. In fact, you will likely need to put more in it on a daily basis. It is important to note that there are other options to you that move exceptionally well without the need to put air in them every day. They may be a bit pricier but can alleviate the headache of refilling your speed bag every day or replacing the bladder.

Value

This product is a pretty good value. We wouldn't say it is the best, however, it is certainly not the worst. It has a lot of aspects that are truly positive and only a couple that really brings it down. The price associated with it is very affordable. You should be able to work it into your budget with ease, even if it is a tight budget. This is, obviously, great to get you started with your speed bag training at home. The outer materials are very good quality and will last quite some time. So, while it may be inconvenient to replace the bladder or deal with filling it up frequently it really is a decent bag. The fighter's that are training with it love how it is helping to improve their performance and feel that it is an, overall, good value. If you decide to make the investment into this product you will more than likely be satisfied with the performance improvements you see and the use you get from this item.

Bottom Line

When it comes down to it, there are other bags that may be up your alley, however, this is a truly decent option. The fact that the bladder is going to leak air may make it a deal breaker for some. Keep in mind that it does offer a true challenge and this bag is really going to be able to challenge you. It offers more variety than many others that are in the same class. You can also find the other gear and equipment that you need from the same brand. This can save you some time and possibly some money when trying to get started. Caring for this bag isn't a major deal and even replacing the bladder is barely an inconvenience. The consistently good reviews are a good look at how you will likely feel after using this item. Overall, you will likely be satisfied and if used consistently in your training you absolutely will see the difference in your performance. From the speed of your strikes to the way your body moves this product can truly make you better.