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Matthews Baby Boa Weight Bag - 5 lbs - Black

B&H # MAWB5B Mfr # 299886
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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 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (15)
  • Long-lasting (9)
  • Attaches securely (7)
  • Attach securely (6)
  • Good color value (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (11)
    • Outdoors (5)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (8), Photo enthusiast (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Matthews equals Quality

    By Mitch

    from Saint Petersburg FL

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use

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

      How can you go wrong with anything Matthews makes? Legendary reputation in the film industry. I use this shot bag for my tripod to keep it rock solid. It's also great for light stands.

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      5.0

      Absolute 5-Stars I love Boa Bags

      By MattinSTL

      from Saint Louis, MO

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Long-Lasting
      • More Effective Per Pound

      Cons

      • Price Per Pound

      Best Uses

      • Creative Solutions
      • General Use
      • Small Stand Safety

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

      This is my favorite Boa Bag. The Baby Bag is 5 lbs, which you'd think is too light to do anything, but it's perfect for small stands. There are MANY times that a standard (15 lbs) bag is WAY more than you need, but you do need SOMETHING for most stands... for safety. This little bag gives you that extra measure of safety on small stands with a modest load.

      There are other uses for any of the Boa Bags which may not be obvious until you get to know your kit. I've impressed people on set by using a Boa for quick problem solving... such as keeping a door open on a slick floor, where a standard sand bag, even at 15 lbs, slides under the weight of the door, you can put the strip of the Boa, rubber side down, under the door and even the little 5 pounder holds it.

      This is also a great size/weight to balance a long boom... There are many uses for ALL the Boa Bags, which go beyond the simple "dead weight" purpose of other bags. A Boa can still do everything a normal bag does so it's a no-brainer.

      I have tons of these... most of my sand bags are Boa. I like all sizes, but in order of 5, 10, 15... the 15 is my least favorite Boa, because for MOST purposes (at that weight) I use it like any other bag. The 10 and 5 lend themselves to more creativity. BTW... B&H is HANDS DOWN the place to get these... with free shipping B&H is the only place I'd consider buying ANY sand bags. Seriously. Thank you B&H. I don't know how you can ship these for free, but you'll notice I've ordered other items when I've ordered these bags, that's an honest thank you from me to you.

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      5.0

      SandBag purchase, Awsome

      By Mike WIlson

      from Orange County

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Good Color Value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Outdoors
        • Special Events

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

        I bought a alb san bag for my video tripod when it is windy out. The Baby Boa Weight bag is great for travel/easy to carry. As a off road photographer i walk many miles in the desert to find that great shot and walking with a 5lb sandbag with a easy handle to carry makes this ideal.

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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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          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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              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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                  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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                      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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                              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

                              Verified Buyer

                              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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                                  5.0

                                  Tiny

                                  By Alan

                                  from Vancouver, BC

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  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

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      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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