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Matthews Baby Boa Weight Bag - 5 lbs - Black

B&H # MAWB5B Mfr # 299886
You Pay: $29.99

Sand bags come in a variety of shapes and weights. They are used for securing the bases of light stands and set walls. Many have handles, for hanging on hooks or risers. Some have two wings, to allow draping over light stand legs.
Most are cordura nylon, some are vinyl covered and waterproof.
Some models of sandbags are shipped empty, for convenience and economy. They can be filled with sand, or any type of weight you provide, and emptied for storage, or transport.

Weighs 5 lbs (2.3 kg)
Cordura nylon shell, with 2 wings.

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MatthewsBaby Boa Weight Bag - 5 lbs - Black
 
4.9

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (12)
  • Long-lasting (7)
  • Attach securely (6)
  • Attaches securely (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (8)
    • Outdoors (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

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    5.0

    What a handy weight!

    By rhcaldwell

    from borrego springs, ca

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Long-Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use

      Comments about Matthews Baby Boa Weight Bag - 5 lbs - Black:

      Hang it anywhere, and for additional utility, wrap it around just about any stand, tripod, boom or photo-thingy you're using. This weight is sleek, phenomenally well-constructed, and just plain super handy on location or in my studio. I genreally hate sand bags, hate lugging them, hate storing them, you get the picture. This weight bag is a joy to use.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Just Enough for Travel

      By Video Professional

      from Providence, RI

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Matthews Baby Boa Weight Bag - 5 lbs - Black:

          I travel a lot with my Lowell video light kit, and the airline fees can start to build up when you're flying Pelican cases around. I initially had the 10lb Boa's, which hold the stands down solid, but these will do the job for traveling and lower my baggage weight (and dent in the wallet).

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          • No

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          5.0

          Best "sand"bags ever.

          By Woly

          from Rockville, MD

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Matthews Baby Boa Weight Bag - 5 lbs - Black:

              I love these things. I also have the 10 and 15 pounders. They are very useful for lightstands. It's a good idea to have an assistant or shoot not far away from your studio/car because it will start to feel heavy after a while... that's the time to carry empty sandbags and fill them up on location. These are much more convenient to use than the empty sandbags, and I highly recommend them!

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              • No

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              5.0

              A Great Small weight Bag

              By Chubad

              from Minneapolis

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Matthews Baby Boa Weight Bag - 5 lbs - Black:

                  This is a great little shot bag. Very well constructed. It has a super grippy surface on one side os the connecting piece that really grips well. Contains steel shot so it is MUCH more compact that a regular 5 LB bag. If you do not have a hook on your tripod, this will drape off off the top of the leg spread adjuster and not slip. I will defiantly be ordering more of these as well as a few of the larger weights.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Yup it works

                  By Molly Balls

                  from NYC

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Cool Name
                  • Self Defense Applications

                  Cons

                  • Useless In Outer Space

                  Best Uses

                  • Bar Mitzvahs
                  • General Use
                  • Low Light
                  • Portraits
                  • Special Events
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Matthews Baby Boa Weight Bag - 5 lbs - Black:

                  Like two little sandbags...hangs nicely and can be wrapped around things. Good for holding a small stand or tripod in place and doesn't add too much extra weight to your kit. If you are on planet Earth this product will work pretty well.

                  Feels pretty durable.

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                  5.0

                  Good Product

                  By Dale

                  from AR

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                        Comments about Matthews Baby Boa Weight Bag - 5 lbs - Black:

                        Have only used it twice so far. First was in a light breeze and did great holding my bee/beauty dish. 2nd was in the bottom of a pool holding an underwater light. It was the perfect weight for my use. It did take quite a while to try out though.

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                        5.0

                        Buy the best

                        By ColorfulDreams4U

                        from Erin, Wisconsin

                        About Me Pro Photographer

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                        Pros

                        • Durable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use

                          Comments about Matthews Baby Boa Weight Bag - 5 lbs - Black:

                          Very well made! Small... you will not be disappointed with these weight bags.. they are worth the money.

                          I have a few of each weight size, and will get a few more soon.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great little sandbag

                          By Andrew

                          from NYC

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • Durable

                          Cons

                          • Expensive

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Outdoors

                          Comments about Matthews Baby Boa Weight Bag - 5 lbs - Black:

                          Using this as an all-purpose sandbag for dollies, reflectors, stands, etc. Rubber lining in the middle helps keep it from slipping; separated weight sections great for wrapping around stands and slider dollies.

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                          5.0

                          Gotta Have it

                          By Big Red Dog

                          from Aspen, CO

                          About Me Pro Photographer

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                          Pros

                          • Attach Securely
                          • Durable
                          • Good Color Value
                          • Long-Lasting

                          Cons

                          • Expensive

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Outdoors

                          Comments about Matthews Baby Boa Weight Bag - 5 lbs - Black:

                          Perfect bag for stands.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          SWEET!

                          By mindlessbuttonmasher

                          from Sarasota, FL

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                          Pros

                          • Attach Securely
                          • Durable
                          • Long-Lasting

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Matthews Baby Boa Weight Bag - 5 lbs - Black:

                              This is sheer genius! Very well made, very well designed and the 5 lbs. is perfect for compact light stands and portable speedlights such as Nikon SB 600/700/800/900 or Canon speedlights. Has rubbery material on one side on middle piece to help keep it where you put it. Highly recommended.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Tiny

                              By Alan

                              from Vancouver, BC

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                              Pros

                              • Attach Securely
                              • Durable
                              • Long-Lasting

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors
                                • Outdoors

                                Comments about Matthews Baby Boa Weight Bag - 5 lbs - Black:

                                When I received it, I was surprised how tiny it is. Just wrap around the lightstand and add a little extra stability. Great for shoe flash on lightstand. For monolight, I think 10lbs+ would be more appropriate.

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                                5.0

                                Very cool

                                By RoPhoto

                                from Hollywood FL

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Long-Lasting
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use

                                  Comments about Matthews Baby Boa Weight Bag - 5 lbs - Black:

                                  Small, easy to handle, well made, love them!

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                                  5.0

                                  GREAT bag

                                  By Photo Joe

                                  from Schenectady, NY

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                  Pros

                                  • Attach Securely
                                  • Durable

                                  Cons

                                  • NONE

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use

                                  Comments about Matthews Baby Boa Weight Bag - 5 lbs - Black:

                                  Quality finish and feel. I use this bag to serve as a counter balance weight on a Bogen-Manfrotto boom/light stand. Works great. It wraps around light stands and such for a little added security. Nice.

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                                  5.0

                                  A light weight champ.

                                  By Milt

                                  from Hickory, NC

                                  About Me Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attach Securely
                                  • Durable
                                  • Long-Lasting

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use
                                    • Outdoors
                                    • Special Events

                                    Comments about Matthews Baby Boa Weight Bag - 5 lbs - Black:

                                    I bought this sand bag to keep my environmental light set-up to keep from blowing over. It works fine, light enough to use at weddings. Works great on studio light stands with casters.

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