It’s not the first time we’ve seen a laundry bag dolled up to look like a punching bag. Using a laundry bag to sharpen your crosses and hooks isn’t all that novel, after all. However, Suck UK’s Punch Bag Laundry Bag definitely steps things up in the aesthetics department, as this thing legitimately looks like it can hang in a boxing gym right next to other training equipment.
Designed by Jason Lempieri, the bag literally looks like a punching bag that’s been emptied out, so you can use it as a container for stashing all your dirty laundry. Granted, it won’t be all that useful as a punching bag unless it’s filled with a ton of soiled garments, which, we guess, should give you extra reason to leave the house, sweat a lot, and get dirty playing in the outdoors. Hey, that’s a good thing.
The bad news? Once you fill the Suck UK Punch Bag Laundry Bag with clothes, you’re probably not going to want to wash them, since it will take you a while to fill it back up enough to give you a functional punching bag. Yeah, it’s a real dilemma. Our suggestion? Maybe get a second laundry bag and put your clean clothes there, instead. Hey, if you really need a punching bag that’s always available in the bedroom, it sounds like an excellent idea. No, really.
Measuring 11.8 x 39.4 inches (diameter x height), the bag is around the same size as standard 80-pound heavy bags, so you can really pretend you’re training with actual equipment here. Do note, the bag is only rated to accommodate up to 30 pounds of clothes inside, so stuffing it with 80 pounds of sand might actually end up ripping this thing to shreds.
A combination of polyester canvas and faux leather helps reinforce the Punch Bag Laundry Bag’s boxing-worthy aesthetics, while a finish that lets you simply wipe it down with a damp cloth should make it easy to keep around. Suck UK claims the bag is highly-durable and resilient, so you can punch it, kick it, and use it to vent all your anger at the world without leaving it in tatters. Up top, the bag sports a drawstring closure, so you don’t to subject yourself to the stink emanating from your dirty clothes, while an elastic shoulder strap lets you rock it like one of those military-style carryalls.
It comes bundled with a hook that you can use to hang it on a closet rod, although hanging inside the closet don’t make it all that suitable for use as exercise equipment. Chances are, you’ll enjoy this better hanging it on rack or a beam somewhere else in the room where it sits out in the open, allowing you to wax your pugilistic skills on it at absolutely any time.
Granted, you’ll look like an idiot carrying a punching bag on your back on the way to the laundromat. If you don’t mind the confused stares, the Punch Bag Laundry Bag is available now.