When I first opened the box (about twice the size of a shoebox), I was very dissapointed. I hadn't read the fine print to see that you had to fill the bag. But after seeing that all you had to do was fill it with old clothes, rags, etc., we did that. We are now having a blast with it. The bag is slightly thinner than I expected, but for the price, its a great deal. I'd reccommend this product. The boxing gloves are good quality as well.