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How To Set Up a Un-Filled Fairtex Banana Bag: Step by Step

How to Fill a Fairtex Banana Bag

Introducing the Fairtex HB6 6ft un-filled Banana Bag – a great addition to your home, gym, or training space.


You might be wondering what to fill the Fairtex bag with, how to fill it, what it can be used for, and its specifications. We’ve got you covered!


We’ve put together a comprehensive guide to answer all your questions and help you pick the best filling method.


Fairtex offers some of the best punch bags available, and this bag is one of the most popular choices out there especially for Muay Thai.


Although this guide is specifically for the HB6 Fairtex bag, it can also be applied to all unfilled bags.

Main Features of the Fairtex Banana Bag:

Before we get started with setting up and filling the bag, let's go over what it includes, its materials, and other details.

  • Full-Contact Workout: The 6ft HB6 Fairtex Banana Bag is designed to challenge your stamina and power, offering a complete striking workout for kicking, elbowing, and punching.

  • Durable Synthetic Leather: Made from Synthetic Leather, this bag is built to last, offering excellent resistance against wear and tear.

  • Heavy-Duty Construction: The bag features a water-resistant, non-tear nylon lining to withstand moisture and daily training abuse.

  • Secure Nylon Web Straps: These straps provide superior stability and support, keeping the bag in place during intense training sessions.

  • Enhanced Longevity: Using a swivel can reduce strain on the straps, increasing the bag's durability and optimising its lifespan. 

Product Specifications:


Height: 180 cm,

Diameter: 36 cm,

Weight (Filled): 36 - 42 kg 

Fairtex Banana Bag available at Made4Fighters

How to Fill a Fairtex Banana Bag

Shredded Fabric or Clothes: Using old clothes, rags, towels or shredded fabric is a popular choice. This material is readily available and provides a good balance of weight and softness, making it ideal for striking without causing excessive wear on your hands or joints.

What You'll Need:


1. Banana Boxing Bag

2. Scissors or box cutter (for cutting the material)

3. Fabric, rags, towels or insulation to fill the bag

4. Sandbag(s) for extra weight and density

5. Broomstick (for pushing the fabric down)



Filling Instructions:


1. Open the bag at the top and roll the sides down to make it easier to reach the bottom.


2. Cut all the material into small pieces, as this is the most time-consuming part.


3. Once you have all the pieces, begin filling the bag, making sure it is upright. This step is crucial, so take your time.


4. Fill approximately 1 foot of the bag with fabric, then stand on it to compact the material. If the opening is too small, use a broomstick to push the fabric down.


5. Continue filling the bag 1 foot at a time, compacting the fabric as you go. As you approach the middle, begin placing a sandbag between the rags.

Free to grab a friend to speed up the process! And to add weight to the Banana Bag by filling zip-lock bags with sand.


Important note: Avoid using too much sand or gravel. Over use can settle unevenly, causing the bag to become hard and potentially damaging over time.

Tips for filling a Banana Bag

- Compress the contents as tightly as possible before adding more. This ensures a snug fit without gaps.


- For Fairtex punch bags, we suggest using a swivel. This allows the bag to rotate freely, prolonging the lifespan of the straps.


- To simplify the filling process, open the bag as wide as possible until you can reach the bottom inside.


- The fabric inside the bag will settle over time, so you may need to add more after a few weeks.


Things to Avoid When Filling a Fairtex Bag:

- Putting Sand on the Outer Layers: Make sure that the sand is inside the bag, not on the outside. This proper stuffing will enable all the punches and kicks to be soaked well.


- Leaving Gaps: Make sure the filling is totally compressed, leaving no gaps. Do not overfill the bag.


- Overpacking the Bag: Over-filling dries the bag too hard and too strong, which can actually lead to a higher risk of injury. Leave a little bit of room in the filling so that it can move around just a bit.


- Exceeding Weight Capacity: Overloading can risk breaking the bag's seams and the suspension system in it, wearing it out and failing it prematurely.

How can the punching bag's weight be increased?

You can increase the weight of your heavy bag (up to its weight limit) by using small sandwich bags filled with sand. Place these bags between the 1-foot sections of fabric.