I am looking for a boxing bag to practice ground 'n pound, and ground game in general outside (small aptmt). I was thinking about a leather one, but I heard that leather might crack in the cold. Is that true? If so what's a better alternative?

  • How will a boxing bag help with a ground game?
    – mattm
    Dec 4, 2021 at 12:39
  • @mattm youtu.be/7lG0Rldh-2A?t=21 you can punch the bag, practice positions, transitions, and work on your ground striking. Dec 4, 2021 at 15:30
  • You will freak everyone out if you start going wild on a bag on the ground in front of your apartment complex. It's just not the right place for that. I would avoid acting "violently" anywhere in public. And I wouldn't do it in an apartment, either (noise complaints). My only recommendation is to find a gym that has a private room to practice in, and allows you to bring and store your own equipment. Or join an MMA gym if possible, because they already have everything you need. Dec 5, 2021 at 16:28
  • I am renting a part of a house with a garden. Sorry, English is my 2nd language. I will be training in the garden, and have a way to shield the bag from rain, snow and sunlight. I just want to know what material would be best to withstand the temp differences (from -20C to +30C). Also the gyms here will close soon (covid), hence the question.I also have mats to put under the bag so that it's not laying on the ground. Dec 6, 2021 at 9:59

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Many high-end/commercial bags now use ripstop (reinforced), UV resistant, crack resistant PVC.

I won't advertise any particular brands here, but a Google search for 'Ripstop boxing bags' will yield a range of useful results.

This material, combined with a sensible storage regimen, such as wrapping it in a tarpaulin and/or blankets when not in use (if outdoor storage is necessary), will likely serve you well for a long time.


Modern boxing bags can be made of synthetic fabric so they can withstand outside environments. I wont get into specific brands, BUT also a "Makiwara" or outdoor rope lined punching board is way cheaper and disposeable than a punching bag.

  • Mikawara would work for stand up. But I want to practice transitions and ground 'n pound. But thanks for the fabric tip! Dec 13, 2021 at 14:44

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