Best Speed Bag – Key to Amazing Training Sessions

Speed bag has many amazing benefits and truly separates a good workout and worst workout. If you are interested in having amazing training sessions, then this list is just for you. I have trained with many speed bags and also have been a member of various boxing speed bag forums and according to these, I have gathered an amazing speed bag list. below you can find these bags and their incredible features. 


Let’s start with the best speed bag

1. Balazs Lazer Speed Bag

Review of Best Speed BagTraining Quality Rating: 10.0 / 10.0

Durability: 10.0 / 10.0

Quality / Price Rating: 9.4 / 10.0

Best Place to buy: Amazon

Exclusive Features

  • Incredible rebound rate
  • 4 sizes
  • Nylon lining for extra durability
  • Genuine leather
  • Excellent option for anyone
  • The most quality speed bag on the market
  • You don’t have to change bladder 😉

It has smooth grained leather which is the most durable cover material and also has stitched loop. These two together provide incredible durability for constant and hard punches. This bag has so many unique features. First of all, it has got no laces for perfect balance. Even the air valve is positioned at the center. So you will get a perfect balanced bag. Balazs is trying to be number 1 choice in speed bag and platform industry, clearly they make a pretty decent job for it.

Well, we normally use a bladder. We take it off, replace it with new one etc… However, its air chamber never needs to be replaced and this is another reason why this bag is amazing. You don’t need to handle with bladder again. It sounds cool right 😉 Of course, it will lose some air time to time, however, all you need is to pump some air into it, then you are good to go.

After some training sessions with the speed bag, I hate feeling the welt. Balazs uses separate and exact same size panels. In that way, they did not have to use welts. So your hands won’t be roughed up. This speed bag is very durable and it will actually save you money. Cleto Reyes and Balazs Lazer Speed Bag will last 2 TIMES more than other “average” bags on the market and Balazs gives a guarantee which if you aren’t satisfied with the product in anyway, you can get all of your money back. Whether you are a beginner or advanced, it is simply perfect. Because other speed bags have three or only two sizes, whereas Balazs has four. Once you get used to punching and have a good rhythm, you can change it with a smaller version. It will also have the same weight distribution and be faster at the same time, so you can continue having same punching experience and continue improving it. If these features are appealing to you, get your OWN best speed bag on Amazon.


2. Cleto Reyes Platform Speed Bag

Quality speed bag overviewTraining Quality Rating: 9.5 / 10.0

Durability: 9.2 / 10.0

Quality / Price Rating: 9.0 / 10.0

Exclusive Features

  • Incredible rebound rate
  • 4 sizes
  • Nylon lining for extra durability
  • Suitable for all training types
  • Genuine leather
  • Excellent option for a beginner
  • Very easy to get on swivels (in my experience)

I love their boxing gloves and Cleto obviously cares a lot about boxing training. Almost all of their products get amazing reviews and this speed bag is no exception. With that its price is equal to Balazs, however, it does not give you the same quality. Its leather quality is top notch and I train with this bag for months and get smooth punching experience. If you train with it 2-3 times per week, you will need to get the bladder and inflate it once in a month. This is why Balazs at the top place. However, I loved every minute of training with Cleto and it comes with two bladders. One is for use and the other is for spare. It is also one of the most durable speed bags on the market and has some other unique features as well. Cleto Reyes Speed Bags are easier to get on swivels and when I used this bag in triplet rhythm, I noticed that it is the most silent bag which I have ever used.

Considering other speed bags, Balazs and Cleto have incredible durability. Even after you get new and smaller bag, you can go back to your older, larger models and train with these. This will provide different tension on muscles and give you more toned, bigger shoulders and arms. And personally, I think Cleto Reyes Speed Bag is the coolest looking one 😉

Price: Considering all of the qualities, I think the price is justified. Check out the price on Amazon.


Let’s continue with best speed bag for the money…

3. Fighting Sports Pro Speed Bag

Training Quality Rating: 8.9 / 10.0good speed bag overviews

Durability: 8.8 / 10.0

Quality / Price Rating: 9.8 / 10.0

Exclusive Features

  • Good rebound rate
  • Leak considerably less
  • All around very good sped bag
  • Gives you more than your money’s worth

If you are looking for a classic speed bag, Fighting Sports Pro has everything you need. It has durable, genuine full grain cowhide leather. Even lots of boxing gloves are made of this material. It has also triple stitched leather welted seams. Fighting Sport Pro can and will take constant punishment much more than other speed bags which are in this price range. It will give you the best performance for your money. With that, the training performance gets only “normal feedback” however it can be a quite decent choice, especially in this price range.


4. Title Boxing Gyro Balanced Speed Bag

fast speed bag reviewTraining Quality Rating: 9.0 / 10.0

Durability: 8.3 / 10.0

Quality / Price Rating: 9.0 / 10.0

Exclusive Features

  • Incredible rebound rate
  • Sturdy cover material
  • Smooth punching experience
  • A bit faster than usual

Title has lots of quality speed bags on the market and Gyro Balanced is definitely one of them. This one also has triple reinforced leather seams for extra durability. However, after Balazs and Cleto Reyes, durability gets a lot lower. With that Title gets good feedback for its rebound rate from boxing gyms. Its bladder’s design is made exclusive for faster rebounds and also its leather is tougher than other speed bags. So, you will need to use at least boxing hand wraps for the training. Title Gyro Balanced also will need you to pump some air every 3-4 weeks. As a disadvantage, due to the long laces, you will not get excellent balance like Balazs. However, if you are looking for a quality speed bag with fast rhythm then, Gyro Balanced speed bag is just made for you. If you are interested check out the price on Amazon.


5. Everlast Elite Leather Speed Bag

best speed bag for the moneyTraining Quality Rating: 8.5 / 10.0

Durability: 8.5 / 10.0

Quality / Price Rating: 10.0 / 10.0

Exclusive Features

  • “Alright” rebound rate
  • Good stitching
  • Classic
  • Very cheap
  • Does the job just fine

I think all people, who have trained boxing, probably have used Everlast. It is truly that popular. Even though this bag has not triple stitches, it has reinforced seaming. I have trained with it almost 5 months in Thailand and reinforced seaming seems to work. However, it needed constant inflation every other week. Alright, it was used in the gym and I have no idea how much it had been used. Still, it needs a lot of inflation. This eventually will affect the durability of both bag and the bladder. If you think of purchasing it, you should be ready for this issue. Everlast Elite is still classic, sturdy and will give you decent workout sessions. You can also watch how it is used on Amazon’s product page.

Best speed bag for people who are up for a challenge…

Title Platinum Atomic Speed Bags

fastest speed bagAlright, this speed bag is definitely not the most durable one. However, a feature makes Title Platinum unique. It is the smallest and also the fastest one. It is for people who already have very advanced skills in speed bag training. It has also leather welted seams and triple stitches for longer durability. If Title Platinum Atomic would not have any of these quality materials, I bet this bag wouldn’t last long. However, it has and will give you the fastest workouts. So, be prepared have very sweaty training sessions 😉

Conclusive Thoughts

All these speed bags have seriously AMAZING qualities, however, Balazs obviously stands out more among these. It is the most durable one and you don’t even need to change the bladder. Also, let’s not forget that it has 4 sizes and incredible balance. Even the air valve of Balazs is centered. If you are thinking of getting a quality speed bag, then, check out the most recent price of this best speed bag on Amazon.

I hope you enjoyed reading and already found your speed bag and if you have any questions or anything to share, please just leave a comment below.

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20 thoughts on “Best Speed Bag – Key to Amazing Training Sessions”

  1. Hi Furkan looks like some great speed bags, these will surely guarantee great training sessions.

    They all look affordable yet quality, which one you recommend the most? I assume the first one, it must be there for a reason, right?

    1. Hi Anis, glad to see you here again. I know that other speed bag products of Balazs are also amazing. So, I trust the company. Also, you won’t need even a speed bag bladder and can use Balazs Lazer for years.

  2. Hi Furkan!

    This is really a great post! You are an expert on the field of boxing! With your knowledge and expertise, you are abe to help help who are looking for the right boxing gears. In addition, you are also a good marketer! Watch out for updating the info on the images with prices!

    If you are so addicted to boxing, why didn’t you become a boxer?

    All in all, a very well organised website with excellent information and images!

    Wishing you more success!


    1. Hi Balsam, Well I try my best when I write about gears. I search and use my experience and take my time 😉 I am glad you liked it so much.
      I actually do lots of sparring but never been a pro, I actually wanted to try but I don’t think I can hit anyone as hard as I can. So I did not 🙂

  3. This is a really good review of the speed bags. I was thinking about speed bags earlier while working out. I wanted to try it again since I always have a difficulty with it. For someone new to hitting speed bags and still trying to get my rhythm and coordination, could you give me tips and advice? Would like to hear from an expert.

    Thank you for a good review

    1. Speed bags are amazing for warming up as well and first of all you will need time. To have a good punching rhythm you will need it surely and I remember when I first spend time with the bag it can literally try your patience 😉 I will actually have a post in following months and I will send you the link Jonathan.

  4. What a great article, Furkan. I’ve always wanted a boxing bag, but by the looks of it, I might as well go for the speed bag. The benefits look incredible if you use them often. My favorite one would have to be the “Cleto Reyes Platform Speed Bag” due to its ultimate simplicity and because red is my favorite color, of course.

    Good list of products here, great job!


    1. I love Cleto Reyes as well 🙂 I you use it regularly it will give incredibly toned shoulders and arms. Actually there are many other benefits of it and I am glad you liked the info Brandon.

  5. I have always gone for quality even though it is more expensive. At the end of the day though you save money as you do not need to replace an item so frequently. With that in mind I am pretty much leaning towards buying the Balazs bag.

    How easy is it to replace the bladder is it?

    1. I think exactly the same when we get a quality product we actually save money.
      And this is good side of Balazs, you don’t need even need to change the bladder just pump some air to its valve then it is done 😉

  6. Man, these all look pretty good. Although I think that the Balazs Lazer looks like the best one for me. That no laces feature sounds pretty cool! That, plus I like that fact it has such a high durability. I don’t want to buy one, only to have to replace it relatively soon.

    How do I know which size would be best to get? Is it different depending on what your training objectives are?


    1. These are really solid speed bags and in my opinion Balazs Lazer is just superior to them. I just love the fact that we don’t even need to change its bladder.
      As for your question Nick, if you are a beginner start with large model and as you get better then train with smaller bag. That is it 😉

  7. To tell you the truth I had zero knowledge about the Speed bags. I know they’re there to use but I never realize all the little things to take into consideration for acquiring one. You are clearly an expert on this field and I will share your post with my gym owner. Let’s see what he thinks, maybe he’ll take one of your recommendations:)…

    1. Thanks for the compliment Dira 😉 There are little details but some has great importance and I am sure that your gym can use one of these speed bags. Some of these are widely used in many commercial gyms. For past 2-3 years I have seen Cleto Reyes over and over again.

  8. Ok Furkan, if I were to think of a Christmas present for hubby and for my son, who both enjoy training on boxing routines, which one would you recommend: the Balazs at a heftier price of $84, or the Title Platinum, which gives you a better workout due to its speed?

    1. Balazs Speed Bag is much better. You don’t have to change the bladder and the balance is just perfect. I recommend Title Platinum if he has very advanced skills.

  9. I’ve never tried a speed bag before, but after reading this post now I wish my gym had one. Maybe I will have to ask the owner to consider getting one next time he will think about renewing gym’s equipment 😀

    1. You can definitely suggest that man. These are not expensive at all and if they get a combo (speed bag platform and the bag) the price will be even better.

  10. Wow, what a coincidence. Just a week ago, the boxing gym I go to had a problem with the movement of one of our speedbags. I guess I should really suggest your website to them, you have lots of awesome stuff! I am sure that they will find many useful things on your site

    Keep up the good work!

    1. Sometimes swivels don’t give enough freedom and you may run into this issue. It is quite common and sometimes the weather is hot and the swivel can get bigger over time as well. So I don’t think that this problem is about speed bags. So you may want to refer them to my writing about speed bag swivels. In there, they can read the features of materials and get better one.

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