Everlast 100-Pound C3 Foam Heavy Bag Review

Everlast 100-Pound C3 Foam Heavy Bag Overview

If you’re just looking for a bag that can take some serious punishment on a budget, this is your best choice. Everlast does have an MMA version of this product with leather covering underneath the foam. The C3 foam tech is designed to disperse force on the bag. Coming in at around $100 as of early 2012, there is no other bag that offers the value and durability better at this price range.

Product C3 Foam Heavy Bag C3 Foam Heavy Bag MMA
Maker Everlast Everlast
Color Black Red
Weight 100 lbs 105 lbs
Dimensions 50.3″ x 14.3″ x 14.3″ 50.3″ x 14.3″ x 14.3″
Price Range Approx $100-130 USD Approx $100-130 USD
Rating 4.6 / 5.0 Stars 4.3 / 5.0 Stars
# of Reviews 35 10
Covering Polycanvas Shell Synthetic Leather

 

The Good

This is one of the best 100lbs bags out there on the market and its built like a tank. With the C3 foam technology to absorb and disperse force, the stiffness of some leather heavy bags is removed from the equation, although you will still need to wear gloves when working on this bag. The foam also helps prevents settling, where most heavy bags develop this problem after some time. It is also highly durable even if you use it 3-5 times a week. For MMA enthusiasts, the regular C3 cannot take strong kicks very well and have been known to break, so Everlast released a MMA version. It’s made of stronger leather that can take bigger blows.

The Bad

Depending on how experienced you are, the bag may swing around a lot during strikes. You can add a swivel on the bottom to make it more stable.

Feel

The C3 Foam results in a small 1 inch or so section on the surface that does not have padding, so be careful when the bag begins to spin during strikes. The inside is made of natural and synthetic fiber filling, blended with sifted sand for a homogenous feel. It’s easier on your hands compared to a regular heavy bag, and since the filling does not settle there is lower risk of hitting uneven areas to cause injury. You will still need to use gloves though, and 16oz seemed to be just right.

Conclusion

If you are looking for a bag around 100lbs, it doesn’t get better than this. The C3 Heavy Bag is only about $25 more than the regular heavy bag, but it’s well worth it and will last you a while.

Pricing and Shipping

Pricing: Generally around $100, but click here for the best price on Amazon.com

Shipping: Lower 48 states only, cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.

General Tips After Purchase

  • Great supplement to the P90X workouts, especially for the punching series
  • It’s recommended to put a swivel on the bottom to which keeps it much more stable.