Century BOB XL with Base Unit | Body Opponet Bag | Mannequin Bag, Martial Artists, Fitness Pros, Athletes Training | Extended Torso | Tactical & Self-Defense Training

4.7 out of 5 stars 1,367 ratings

Size X-Large
Sport Type Martial Arts, Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts, Tactical & Military
Brand Century
Item Weight 50 Pounds
Age Range (Description) Adult

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  • Freestanding heavy bag with life-like upper torso
  • Creates more striking surface for head or body shot training
  • High-strength plastisol body filled with urethane foam
  • Polyethylene base holds up to 270 pounds of water or sand
  • Rolls easily for transport; multiple height settings

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Get realistic training with BOB, the Body Opponent Bag. BOB XL has a longer torso than the original BOB, giving you more striking surface for body shots and kicks. Base fills with water or sand and is rounded for easy relocation.

Have you ever seen a more punchable face? Probably not, since you’ve seen this face get punched, kicked, shot, and stabbed on any number of movies and TV shows. John Wick uses it to home his wetwork and the heroes of the Arrowverse have tested their superpowered might against it. BOB is everywhere.

BOB is resilient and reliable. A training partner that’s always there and can take it on the chin. Literally. A heavy bag will do wonders for your workout, but sometimes you need to know that your cross will land where it needs to. That your uppercut is accurate. That your shots to the ribs hit hard and are well placed.

BOB’s versatility is fully realized as the quintessential freestanding system. Move it around the gym or keep one in the garage. Any environment, BOB’s available. Plus, he’s a good listener.

Features height adjustments from 60 inches to 82 inches tall.
Mannequin - 40" x 15.5" x 10.5"
Base - 24" Diameter x 19.5" Tall
Approx. 270 lbs. when filled with water


Work the entire upper body with the extra-large Century Body Opponent freestanding heavy bag. Unlike most heavy bags, the Body Opponent looks like an actual person, with a life-like face, shoulders, chest, and stomach. As a result, it's easier than ever to get motivated for your sparring session, with a long torso creating more striking surface for body shot training. The bag is made of high-strength plastisol filled with urethane foam, making it extremely durable over time. It's also stable, with a polyethylene base that fills with approximately 270 pounds of sand or water. Despite the weight, you can still move the bag fairly easily by flipping it to the side and rolling the round base. Equipped with multiple height settings, the Body Opponent bag is ideal for home, apartment, school, or gym use.

Product details

  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ No
  • Product Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 24.02 x 24.02 x 61.02 inches; 50 Pounds
  • Item model number ‏ : ‎ 101692
  • Department ‏ : ‎ Sports and Outdoors
  • Date First Available ‏ : ‎ July 5, 2005
  • Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ Century
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B003QOHSLQ
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 1,367 ratings

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Reviewed in the United States on June 7, 2019
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5.0 out of 5 stars Century Bob changed my LIFE.
By Stephen E. Berry on June 7, 2019
Watching what u eat is great for long term weigh loss. But if u want fast results. Try 30 minutes a day with Century Bob. This thing is freakin awesome. Easy to move and soft to the touch. Easy setup and great stress reliever. I've lost 45 pounds in 4 months. I feel great. This is a must buy!
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Reviewed in the United States on November 23, 2018
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Reviewed in the United States on May 27, 2020
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2.0 out of 5 stars Last about a week
By Matt D on May 27, 2020
Great for precision, but doesn’t last long. I had a usable bob for barely a week and it already fell apart.
First, the base showed up broken. I contacted the seller and they kindly and promptly sent a new one. Week delay in using the bob? No problem. I’ve waited for so long, I can wait another week. They were nice and professional.
Now the bob. After a week of using it, it detached from the inner tube, just ripped off from it leaving holes in the back. The inner padding bunches up under the skin and now every time I punch him, he spins around and white stuff falls out of his back. It’s also impossible to take him off or adjust the height because he just slides off the inner tube.
$450 this thing cost, don’t forget. Got a week out of it. Costly venture.
The only reason it’s getting two stars is because of the seller’s responsiveness.
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Reviewed in the United States on January 6, 2018
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Reviewed in the United States on August 13, 2016
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best fake training buddy I have ever had
By Andrew on August 13, 2016
I purchased BOB 2 months ago.
I practice Krav Maga on a regular basis but also wanted to train on my own at home.
I used to workout as shadow boxing or without anything to hit, this bag just brought my training to another level.

- Aim real sensitive targets (groin, ribs, throat, chin, eyes, solar plexus, etc.). You can apply pressure on these parts.
- Height is adjustable. Take into account that the higher the louder when you hit.
- Soft - doesn't hurt even without gloves.
- The torso is removable from the dock for ground training. I also do use BOB for CPR training. Even if you can't blow air and see the chest inflates, it's still great for training purpose. You can press the chest (below the nipple line) and feel a resistance similar to a CPR mannequin.
- I love the head and facial expression. Feel like I am training with an angry man in front of me, that helps.
- Ideal for full force air or blood chokes training. Before BOB, I had never really tried to execute a full force choke.
- The base can be filled with water or sand. I choose water because I live in an apartment. Just tip BOB to remove the water, it's easy.
- BOB never complains about anything, whining free.
- At the beginning, I found it tricky to adjust the height. Need some times to get the hang of it.
- Even if the base is filled to the maximum capacity, the base still slightly lifts off the ground.
- Not ideal for instep kicks / groin kicks. Keep banging my foot against the stem.

Bob doesn't replace the feel and learning from a real sparring exercise. Yet it does a fantastic job to train when you are alone. I also train knife, chokes attacks / defenses. You have to be creative, but this gives extra opportunity to practice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Pleased With Purchase
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 15, 2019
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5.0 out of 5 stars Filled with sand! Fantastic product!!!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 30, 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars Filled with sand! Fantastic product!!!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 30, 2020
Great customer service. Base and Bob delivered separately! Arrived a day apart. Extremely happy, helped me to no with my mental health through lockdown. Great to practice techniques, blow of steam, kick, boxing, K1, any martial art. Height adjustable for even the tallest of people. Highly recommend. Wish I invested years ago. I love Bob!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb product, Excellent supplier
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 7, 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great therapy during lockdown!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 2, 2021
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1.0 out of 5 stars Dopo manco due anni di attività BOB lascia per ferita
Reviewed in Italy on March 24, 2016
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1.0 out of 5 stars Dopo manco due anni di attività BOB lascia per ferita
Reviewed in Italy on March 24, 2016
Pur confermando le osservazioni della recensione del 24.3.16, che, per comodità di chi legge, qui allego integralmente, debbo ridurre le stelle da 5 a una sola, nonché smentire recisamente il positivo giudizio circa la robustezza e la qualità del materiale.
Contrariamente a quanto può sembrare, il manichino non è costituito di gomma piena: è un guscio, un calco, riempito di un altro materiale spugnoso che dovrebbe assorbire i colpi; ebbene, dopo neanche due anni di utilizzo (tengo a dire: mani nude o guantini da sacco) la gomma dell'attrezzo, appunto il "guscio", si è fessurata, così come è visibile nelle tre immagini che aggiungo a quella della precedente recensione. Inutile l'impiego di "colla specifica per vinile" come consiglia il foglietto delle istruzioni, inutili i ripetuti interventi di saldatura autogena: la fessura, di circa 8 cm nella mascella dx dell'omino, si riforma. Insomma, la funzionalità dell'attrezzo è compromessa irrimediabilmente.
Considerato che l'utilizzatore non è certo un Mike Tyson, il rapido deperimento dell'articolo, visto il suo prezzo, è un fatto inaccettabile, quindi, giudizio pessimo, una stella.
Recensione del 24.3.16 (stelle assegnate:5)
L'attrezzo, ben fatto, robusto, costituito di ottimo materiale, è l'intelligente quanto ovvia evoluzione del sacco ed a questo è da preferirsi perché la forma umana dell'attrezzo, necessariamente, induce l'utilizzatore a portare i colpi, peraltro a mani nude, con precisione e con logica per tutta la durata dell'allenamento, a tutto beneficio dello sviluppo degli automatismi nell'esecuzione delle combinazioni; mentre al sacco, come sappiamo, dopo un po' l'attenzione alla correttezza del gesto cala, magari conservando attenzione per la potenza del colpo, ma facendo solo ginnastica.
Qualche consiglio: è inutile riempire anche completamente la base con acqua: l'attrezzo si muove come avesse le ruote. Io ho tolto tutta l'acqua che ho potuto e messo ancora 75 Kg di sabbia. Nonostante ciò, dopo pochi minuti di lavoro l'attrezzo, posizionato su un tatami da judo, si sposta di almeno 20 cm (da considerare che io peso 68 Kg e sono un ultrasessantenne...). Sotto i colpi la base si solleva un pochino e ricade con un certo fragore: se abitate in condominio consiglio di interporre almeno un tappetino da ginnastica.
Da evitare la sabbia "normale" perché viene fornita bagnata e, dato che l'imbocco dal quale introdurre la sabbia è troppo stretto, l'operazione di versamento risulterebbe lunga, penosissima, quasi impossibile: perciò consiglio vivamente di comprare sabbia essiccata (4 euro per 25Kg).
Tutto ciò premesso, a beneficio di chi legge (cioè, prescindendo da coloro che possono permettersi ogni capriccio), vanno fatte alcune oneste considerazioni proprio partendo dall'attuale prezzo (italiano) dell'articolo, cioè, in totale, la bellezza di 576 euro.
É ovvio che questo o altro attrezzo d'allenamento non può sostituire il complesso delle attività che una palestra fornisce, in particolare la pratica delo sparring partner.
Perciò se sei giovane (o giovanile), e, anche da semplice amatore, frequenti (o potresti frequentare) una palestra, una spesa così onerosa non ha molto senso, ma, se anche a casa tua non puoi proprio fare a meno di indossare i guantoni, comprati un sacco da 50 euro, che per dare estemporanee mazzate va benissimo.
Se non hai mai praticato sport da contatto o comunque sei privo di cognizioni tecniche, ti sconsiglio l'acquisto dell'articolo: il roteare sconclusionato di pugni non vale la spesa neanche per quel sacco da 50 euro, ed il manichino si trasformerebbe ben presto in un prezioso e ingombrante suppellettile.
Al contrario quest'attrezzo, in congrua dotazione, è certamente consigliabile alle palestre, così come è consigliabile a chi (ripeto, sempreché in possesso di sufficienti tecniche pugilistiche) per motivi suoi non frequenti una palestra, ma conserva qualche nostalgia: siamo lontani da una pratica congrua e coerente, però, per quanto detto più sopra, il lavoro condotto con questo manichino è decisamente da preferirsi a quello condotto al sacco, più o meno pesante.
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