UFC MMA OcTek Training Bag
The UFC OcTek Training Bag is a traditional style hanging heavy bag. It features the same green/red color scheme that many other UFC punching bags have, so it definitely stands out compared to the more traditional black bags. The bag has a decently sized striking surface that makes it great for punches, kicks, elbows, knees and other strikes. It also has a pretty durable vinyl cover made with special OcTek fabric. This material is specifically designed to withstand rips and tears and should keep the bag intact, even after significant abuse.
What makes this bag really unique is that it is built with a “Flex4″ suspension system. Basically instead of chains (like most normal hanging bags) this UFC heavy bag features heavy duty straps that you use to hang the bag. The straps seem to be very durable and they have the advantage of keeping the bag more stable and steady than some other bags.
The OcTek bag comes in three different weights, including 70, 80 and 100 pounds. While we generally discuss free standing bags in most of our reviews, it’s important to point out that for hanging bags the weight also matters, but in a different way. The general consensus is that people should get a bag that is roughly 1/2 their own body weight. This is because you want a bag that will be sturdy enough, but not so heavy that it doesn’t move at all when it’s hit.
Overall we really like this UFC punching bag and think that is has a lot to offer. Since it comes in several different weight settings it is suitable for most people, whether they are just getting into martial arts or are experienced MMA fighters. It is also very reasonably priced at less than $100 for all three weight options.