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Matthews Junior Boa Weight Bag - Black - 10 lbs

B&H # MAWB10B Mfr # 299887
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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.

Cordura nylon shell, with 2 wings.
Weight 10 lb (4.53 kg)

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MatthewsJunior Boa Weight Bag
 
5.0

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (19)
  • Attaches securely (9)
  • Long-lasting (9)
  • Attach securely (4)
  • Good color value (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors (13)
    • General purpose (10)
    • Indoors (9)
    • Outdoor events / games (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (10), Enthusiast (3), Photo enthusiast (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

    Reviewed by 21 customers

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    5.0

    so small so heavy!!! perfect!

    By Jenjen

    from NYC

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Long-Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Outdoors

      Comments about Matthews Junior Boa Weight Bag:

      I use these weights to stabilize my strobes during weddings shoots. Very easy to handle, takes little space and does the job perfect. I'm so glad I put an extra [$]$ just to get these perfectly designed weights

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great weight bag

      By Todd

      from NYC

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Special Events

        Comments about Matthews Junior Boa Weight Bag:

        These cost more - but the flexibility of being able to hang them on a small hook or over a mic stand is worth it.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Love this weight bag

        By Chick Who Clicks

        from Bay Area, Ca

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Good Color Value
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoors
          • Special Events

          Comments about Matthews Junior Boa Weight Bag:

          I've tried to make my own weightbags using sand or lead weights. They were okay...certainly not elegant. I purchased one of these Boa Weights and WOW. They are compact, completely versatile and they hold down my lightstands perfectly. They are heavy (I have 2-10lb and 1-15 lb bag) so I just sling them over my shoulder.

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          5.0

          LOVE the unique shape of this sand bag!

          By Lynnette

          from Killeen, TX

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Long-Lasting
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Outdoors
            • Special Events

            Comments about Matthews Junior Boa Weight Bag:

            I have the 10lb. sand bag and use it to hold down my light stand for security purposes when using my big beauty dish. It's SO easy and convenient to just drape it over a bar to hold the stand down and it secures it very well. I know I can walk away and not have to worry about someone knocking it over. Does its job good!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Perfect Size and Doesnt Slip

            By David@Photeauxs

            from New Orleans,La.

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Outdoors
              • Special Events

              Comments about Matthews Junior Boa Weight Bag:

              Great for Light Stands and Boom Arms, Just wrap around pole and the rubber keeps bag from slipping off.

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              • No

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              5.0

              These are the best weight bags

              By Pat

              from Northern Virginia

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Grippy
              • Strong Fabric

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Matthews Junior Boa Weight Bag:

                  Well-designed weight bag for c-stands. They are a bit heavy, but, isn't that what you get a weight bag for?

                  If you really want to counterbalance something big on a c-stand, you want the next heavier bag, or two of these, but they work great for me to secure a modest-sized reflector on a sloping sidewalk. Sold on these - after using these, I wouldn't get another bag, unless I had to backpack with them, in which case I'd get one you could fill on site. But that would be messy.

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                  5.0

                  Great Product! Pricey but worth it!

                  By Mitch

                  from Boston, MA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Matthews Junior Boa Weight Bag:

                      This bags are very dense weight and with the non-slip strap that stay put on light stands. I always find conventional sand bags slip off light stands and are better suited to using only on C-Stands.

                      The boa bags are extremely well made and I have no fear they will ever come apart

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Best Design IMO

                      By Denny

                      from Chicago, IL

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Long-Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Outdoors

                        Comments about Matthews Junior Boa Weight Bag:

                        Other weight bags may offer a cheaper price or heavier weight options, but overall I love the Matthews Boa weight bags as they are pre-filled with sand, sealed shut, and give me a lot of flexibility with their design.

                        I can use them to offset a boom arm, wrap around tripod or light stand bases, or hang midway on a stand handle to offset the weight of something.

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                        5.0

                        Really nice product

                        By Scout

                        from Boston, MA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Long-Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Outdoors

                          Comments about Matthews Junior Boa Weight Bag:

                          I've got plenty of standard sand bags... not sure why I waited so long to buy the Boa's... but I'm glad I did. Just used them during a storm, they are extremely well made and great to throw around light stands, or tripod for extra weight.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Versatile

                          By Ryan

                          from Philadelphia, PA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Outdoors

                            Comments about Matthews Junior Boa Weight Bag:

                            I use this as a tripod weight. Wraps under the head of the tripod, perfect for counterbalancing a camera slider or to limit camera shake during time lapse.

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Does the Job

                            By Rob

                            from Providence, RI

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Securely
                            • Durable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors
                              • Outdoors

                              Comments about Matthews Junior Boa Weight Bag:

                              Easy to use. Sturdy. Solidly built. Buy several.

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                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Replacing all my older Sand Bags

                              By Michael Digital

                              from Dayton, Oh

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Long-Lasting

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors
                                • Outdoors

                                Comments about Matthews Junior Boa Weight Bag:

                                Very compact and well made. I'm going to replace all my older zip style sand bags with these.

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                                • No

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                                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Perfect

                                By Poly Woly

                                from Rockville, MD

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Indoors
                                  • Outdoors

                                  Comments about Matthews Junior Boa Weight Bag:

                                  Perfect for light stands holding speedlites. Smaller than most sandbags. I like it a lot. Build quality seems great so far.

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                                  • No

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Right On

                                  By JW

                                  from Fort Lauderdale, FL

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use

                                    Comments about Matthews Junior Boa Weight Bag:

                                    I use these bags with my Arri Lights. Perfect for use with a portable light kit.

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                                    • No

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME

                                    By derwintom

                                    from Honolulu, HI

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Durable
                                    • Long-Lasting

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • General Use
                                      • Outdoors
                                      • Special Events

                                      Comments about Matthews Junior Boa Weight Bag:

                                      This has to be the greatest product to date. I use to carry around sand bags in a large container and it can be a bit cumbersome especially when I am by myself. Clients would even offer to carry some of my stuff to the location. These boa bags are life savers. They are small and easy to transport. They stay with me on ever shoot regardless if I need them or not. Awesome.

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                                      • No

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                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      works great

                                      By gary

                                      from SF, CA

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Matthews Junior Boa Weight Bag:

                                            it is small, it is black, it weighs 10 lbs.
                                            What's not to like?

                                            seriously, way better than larger sand bags at the same weight, at least for me, concerned about space of all my gear in the case/vehicle.

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                                            4.0

                                            Perfect Weight

                                            By Jason

                                            from Broken Arrow, OK

                                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                            Verified Reviewer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy To Use

                                            Cons

                                            • Expensive

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Everyday use
                                            • Home
                                            • Landscape Photography
                                            • Macro Photography
                                            • Portraits
                                            • Studio
                                            • Traveling

                                            Comments about Matthews Junior Boa Weight Bag:

                                            These things are awesome. They are more impressive in person, than in the picture. They are very easy to use, and one thing I love about them, is the grippy neck part, which wraps around your light stands to keep it in place.

                                            They are also very compact for their weight.

                                            My only complaint, is that the price of these things seems to keep going up, not to mention, they are expensive to ship. That is my only reason for giving 4 stars, because it is a 5 star product.

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                                            5.0

                                            GREAT bags

                                            By Photo Joe

                                            from Schenectady, NY

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Attach Securely
                                            • Durable

                                            Cons

                                            • NONE

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Stabilization

                                            Comments about Matthews Junior Boa Weight Bag:

                                            These steel shot filled bags are great. I use them to stabilize light stands and they wrap around and stay put. Works great. High quality finish and feel.

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                                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Great flexible sandbag

                                            By Bluelens

                                            from Mpls, MN

                                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Attach Securely
                                            • Durable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Outdoors
                                              • Special Events

                                              Comments about Matthews Junior Boa Weight Bag:

                                              I have used sandbags for years, this is the best I have used. It doesn't leak sand like most bags due (not even sure what is inside of it). I love that you can wrap it around a lightstand instead of hanging it from the adjustment knob. After watching a studio light blow over I always use sandbags. Highly recommend.

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                                              5.0

                                              These things are great

                                              By Howard

                                              from Santa Clarita, CA

                                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Attach Securely
                                              • Durable
                                              • Long-Lasting

                                              Cons

                                              • A little expensive

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Matthews Junior Boa Weight Bag:

                                                The boa bags may be more expensive than alternatives, but they work great. The fact that they can wrap around means they won't fall off and the weight is nicely distributed.

                                                They are well built and I'm sure will last forever.
                                                I plan to get some more of the different weights.

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