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Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 27 lb (Black)

B&H # IMSBE27 MFR # SBE-27B
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Product Highlights
  • Cordura Nylon
  • Ships Empty
  • Double Zippered
  • Saddlebag Design
  • Hand Strap

Impact Sandbags come in a variety of shapes and weights. They are used for securing the bases of light stands and set walls. This Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 27 lb (Black) has two wings, to allow draping over light stand legs. Each side of the bag has a hand strap for easy handling and hanging on hooks.

This is an empty sandbag, with a double zippered closure. Fill it with sand or small rocks upon arrival at location, and empty it at the end of the shoot -- no heavy shlepping or high shipping expenses.

Outer shell is water resistant, heavy duty cordura nylon, inner shell is gauge polypropylene.
Handles on both sides are heavy duty polypropylene with a military style sewn box and cross for extra strength.
Overall Dimensions 11 x 21" (28 x 53 cm)
Capacity 27 lb (12.2 kg)
Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 27 lb (Black)
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    ImpactEmpty Saddle Sandbag - 27 lb (Black)
     
    4.7

    (based on 75 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (57)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (64)
    • Long-lasting (32)
    • Attaches securely (14)
    • Good color value (14)
    • Attach securely (11)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (44)
      • Outdoors (38)
      • Indoors (32)
      • Outdoor events / games (20)
      • Portraits (9)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (33), Semi-pro photographer (20), Photo enthusiast (9), Casual photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (55)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Definitely worth buying

      I needed to weigh down my portable backdrop stand with a backdrop attached. I already own (2) sand filled bags, but I was looking for something lightweight and portable. This bag has...Read complete review

      I needed to weigh down my portable backdrop stand with a backdrop attached. I already own (2) sand filled bags, but I was looking for something lightweight and portable. This bag has the features I was looking for: 2 wings, each wing with it's own separate double zipper. the center hand strap, and the water resistant outer shell. Since this bag ships empty you can fill it with anything you like. I purchased a few 5 & 10 lb free weights that fit nicely into the zippered compartments.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Priced fair, does the job well

      Strong dual zippers and quality construction make these bags well worth their fair price. I fill them with bricks, but am confident they could be filled with sand without leaking all over the...Read complete review

      Strong dual zippers and quality construction make these bags well worth their fair price. I fill them with bricks, but am confident they could be filled with sand without leaking all over the place.

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      5.0

      Well Made Solution for Studio

      By Rick

      from San Francisco

      Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 27 lb (Black):

      Very satisfied with quality and detail in these bags. Adding three to my set. Last are still in great shape after 3 years of regular use.

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      5.0

      Good investment

      By Jessi

      from Woodland

      Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 27 lb (Black):

      These bags are a must have for any pro photographer. They work well with almost any stand and help to prevent broken gear and injuries.

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      5.0

      Just what I needed!

      By Jesse

      from Amarillo, TX

      Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 27 lb (Black):

      This is my first sandbag and I'm glad I bought it. Seems very sturdy and it's heavy once u fill it with sand. It's windy where I live and this is a must have for me. Wish it was a little less expensive but it's worth it if it keeps my equipment from falling over.

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      4.0

      Heavy Duty

      By Dwain

      from Stafford, VA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 27 lb (Black):

          Handles hold up well to the weight. I has two zippers to keep sand from leaking. The inside zipper tends be difficult to close after filling the bag. The corner of the outer zipper prevents your fingers from closing the inside zipper completely.

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          4.0

          Good Price

          By S & R

          from AZ

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Outdoors

            Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 27 lb (Black):

            Good price for the product you get.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Nice Bags

            By Dan B

            from St. Louis, MO

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Special Events

              Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 27 lb (Black):

              Great bag, double zippered. Recommendation: I use pea gravel rather than sand. They don't leak, and if they do, gravel won't mess up gear like sand will!

              I also use with antenna supports for WiFi and two-way radio antennas.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Perfect for holding light stands down

              By Evan H.

              from Bakersfield, Ca.

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Low Light
                • Night Time
                • Outdoors
                • Portraits
                • Special Events

                Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 27 lb (Black):

                I needed some sandbags that weren't filled and these were perfect. They come in a pack of 6 and you are doubled zipper on each side..... works great with holding down stands for shoots.

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                5.0

                good choice

                By dave

                from santa monica, ca

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Low Light
                  • Night Time
                  • Outdoors
                  • Portraits
                  • Special Events

                  Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 27 lb (Black):

                  This thing is a good choice. Its quality material. Helpful to have an empty/refillable sandbag for many photo/video purposes. I use this for my flash stands (various shapes and sizes). Its a good sand bag but is very expensive for what it is.

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                  5.0

                  Inexpensive and practical

                  By Light Runner

                  from LA, CA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Good value
                  • Long-Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 27 lb (Black):

                    There's obvious advantages to having an empty saddle bag. I've filled mine with sand sealed in two Ziploc bags. The Impact bag is very durable, and is just the right size and weight to hold down a stand. I just did a shoot in constant 35-40 mph wind, and the 24x24 softbox was rock steady.

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                    5.0

                    Good Value & Construction

                    By Sutton Pictures

                    from Plano, TX

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Good value

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Outdoors

                      Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 27 lb (Black):

                      To fill six sandbags with 18lbs took 1.5 cubic feet of sand from[*] (3 bags, .5 cubic feet each) I used 12 one-gallon zip-lock bags inside the bags. The stitching, constuction, and zippers all seem up to the task. I suspect these bags will last many years.

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                      5.0

                      Saddle Sandbag Security

                      By mike

                      from canyon lake, CA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Long-Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Outdoors

                        Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 27 lb (Black):

                        Added this 6-pack of 27 pound sandbags to my collection...not sure you can ever have too many. These are used in the studio for light stand security and stability and on-location just to keep my soft boxes and reflectors from blowing away. These bags are double zipped, but I usually fill 1-gallon locking freezer bags with sand or shot for extra protection against sand spilled, particularly in the studio. Great value for the $$

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                        5.0

                        Durable and functional

                        By GaryJ

                        from Cherry Hill, NJ

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Long-Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use

                          Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 27 lb (Black):

                          Impact brand products are well made & reliable products. I own several of these bags for stabilizing a variety of rigs and stands.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Great product.

                          By Photo booth guy

                          from FL Panhandle

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 27 lb (Black):

                                We were using clear sand bags from [*] to help weigh down tents and backdrops for outdoor events. These Impact bags are much better looking, easier to transport and worth the investment. My only complaint - and it's more personal taste than anything - is the white branded Impact label that is stitched into every bag. The black bags are so sharp looking and indiscreet and then you have this bright white advertisement on it. I tried blacking out the labels with black markers. It helps, but it's not perfect.

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                                4.0

                                Indespensible

                                By GAEvans

                                from Fort Collins, CO

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use

                                  Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 27 lb (Black):

                                  What can you say about these...they're truly awesome. Ship 'em, check 'em, drag 'em, stuff 'em in your carry on. Buy some kitty litter literally anywhere and fill 'em up. Heck, you could prolly dump the litter back in the bag and return it for a refund if you opened the bag carefully. Double zipper is key.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great build quality

                                  By Ben

                                  from Pittsburgh

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Long-Lasting

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use

                                    Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 27 lb (Black):

                                    I've used probably every type of sandbag and shot bag around, and these are close to tops. Not quite as heavy a material as MSE bags, but similar! They cost less, and the zippers are good and robust. If you don't beat the tar put of your sandbags, these should last for many many years.

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                                    5.0

                                    just the right size

                                    By Grumpy

                                    from Long Island , New York

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Long-Lasting

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • General Use

                                      Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 27 lb (Black):

                                      very good quality,

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Sandbags

                                      By Kelly

                                      from Henrietta Texas

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Long-Lasting

                                      Cons

                                      • NONE

                                      Best Uses

                                      • General Use
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Special Events

                                      Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 27 lb (Black):

                                      Very handy !

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                                      3.0

                                      Does the job

                                      By Kevin

                                      from Memphis

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                      • Flimsy

                                      Best Uses

                                      • General Use

                                      Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 27 lb (Black):

                                      I guess a sandbag is a sandbag, however, it lacks the dual zipper that other bags have. That extra zipper helps keep the sand from leaking out. Not really a problem unless you move the bags a lot.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Sandbag for the Money!

                                      By Gene Berkenbile Photography

                                      from Conway, SC

                                      About Me Photography Student

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Long-Lasting

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use
                                        • Indoors
                                        • Low Light
                                        • Outdoors
                                        • Special Events

                                        Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 27 lb (Black):

                                        Holding light stands in place.
                                        Double Zippered!
                                        Can be filled up to 27 lbs!

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                                        5.0

                                        Yup, they hold sand!

                                        By Andrew Urban

                                        from Miami, Fl

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 27 lb (Black):

                                              2 zippers in each pocket, a handle, and they hold sand... now we'll see if they last, and they feel like they will.

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