Aqua Punching Bag Review
Although they have been around for a while now aqua punching bags or water punch bags as they are also known, are still the latest piece of boxing training equipment to hit the market. Since their introduction a few years ago new brands and models have come along, not all of them have stood the test of time. One brand that has managed to build a reputation for making the best water punching bags is the Aqua Training Bag brand. Over time they have tweaked their design and made it better than the original. In our aqua punching bag review we will be taking a closer look at this the Headhunter model to see why this is one of the bestsellers in the UK.
|Aqua Headhunter||12 inch||35 lbs|
|Aqua Energy||15 inch||70 lbs|
|Aqua 18" Training Bag||18 inch||120 lbs|
|A21" Training Bag||21 inch||190 lbs|
|Aqua Bruiser Bag||(H) 40" x (W) 12" X (D) 10"||150 lbs|
What The Manufacturer Has To Say
The 12″ headhunter slip ball punching bag hybrid is our largest Head Hunter weighing in at 35lbs. when filled with water. Compare this Aqua Training Bag to a mix between a punching bag and a slip ball. One that can go just about anywhere. This bag is perfect for working your head movements and sparring too. You’ll be surprised at the different types of training you’ll be able to smash upon this water-filled hybrid boxing bag.
What Is An Aqua Punching Bag?
Essentially an aqua punch bag is a punch bag that is filled with water instead of a bag filling material such as sand or foam. This does create a different sensation when hitting the bag more of which we will go into in our next section.
Benefits Of The Best Water Punching Bags
When compared against other punch bags water heavy bags have a good number of unique benefits associated with them. The following benefits are good reasons why it is worth investing in an Aqua punching bag.
Safer – one of the main benefits of using an Aqua training bag is that they are far less likely to cause an injury. Due to it been full of water and the flexibility of the bag material there is less chance of sustaining a hand, wrist or knuckle injury.
Feels More Realistic – When people say an Aqua training bag feels more realistic than an ordinary foam or sand filled punch bag, what they mean is that punching an Aqua bag feels more like punching parts of the human body. If you have use both types of punch bags you will probably agree that a water heavy bag does feel more realistic.
Versatile Training Tool – an Aqua training bag is a versatile punch bag and incorporates many of the benefits of other types of punching bags. For example they are perfect for practising upper cuts or for working angles. Usually people buy an uppercut bag for practising these moves but with an Aqua punch bag there is no need.
Takes Up Little Space – if space is at a premium then a water punching bag is a great alternative to a heavy bag or free standing heavy bag. Due to the fact that this type of punch bag has less swing than other punch bags it doesn’t require much room. In addition it can also be emptied and refilled pretty quick. When empty it hardly takes up any room unlike with a heavy punch bag.
Aqua Training Bag Review
The Aqua training bag comes in a range of different sizes. These are 12, 15, 18 and 21 inches. The 12″ model also known as the Headhunter is one of the most popular water punch bags on the market. With some excellent customer feedback and five stars on Amazon previous buyers seem to be more than happy with their purchase.
The Headhunter weighs in at 35 lbs when filled with water. If you are looking for something a little heavier than the 15″ model weighs at 70 lbs when filled and the 18″ weighs 120 lbs and finally the 21″ is a hefty 190 lbs.
One good feature about Aqua training bags is the unique teardrop shape which allows you to deliver powerful combinations including deep uppercuts. In addition similar to a speedball they are also good for practising head movement.
In our opinion the best thing about an Aqua training bag is the fact that they can be easily emptied and put away when not in use. Another positive is how they tend to cause less injuries than heavy punch bags or stand alone punching bags. Water is far better at absorbing the force of a punch than any of the above mentioned punch bags, this also makes them good for those getting back into training after coming back from an injury.
An aqua training bag also has the versatility of being able to be used for both indoor and outdoor use. Unlike with many punching bags the Aqua punching bag is made from a UV resistant material. In addition it is very durable and all models are backed with a 2 year warranty.
There is no denying that the Aqua Punching Bag is still the best water punch bag on the market. In terms of competition there isn’t a brand that has come close to developing a water punch bag as good as the Aqua brands. If you are looking to add a bit of versatility to your boxing regime then i would highly recommend an Aqua punch bag.