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Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 18 lb (Orange)

B&H # IMSBE18O Mfr # SBE-18O
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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 - 18 lb (Orange) 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.
Capacity 18 lb (8.2kg)
Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 18 lb (Orange)
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    ImpactEmpty Saddle Sandbag - 18 lb (Orange)
     
    4.8

    (based on 65 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (55)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (58)
    • Long-lasting (28)
    • Good color value (26)
    • Attach securely (18)
    • Good power output (9)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (39)
      • Outdoors (30)
      • Indoors (28)
      • Outdoor events / games (13)
      • Night time (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (27), Semi-pro photographer (17), Photo enthusiast (12), Professional (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (37)

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      5.0

      Really strong

      By Viktor

      from Anahein Ca

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Color Value
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Special Events

        Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 18 lb (Orange):

        very strong construction and good color especial to keep on eye

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        5.0

        As Expected

        By 7thVictory Imaging

        from US

        About Me Pro Photographer

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Night Time
          • Special Events

          Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 18 lb (Orange):

          We secured the orange sandbags for situations requiring high visibility and the blak for cocers where we need to disappear. They are as expected, durble and practical.

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          5.0

          Exactly what a sandbag should be: simple

          By Matt

          from San Ramon, CA

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                Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 18 lb (Orange):

                There isn't much to say about these other than it's a good sandbag. The double zipper system works well and the material seems to hold up well. This is a good, versatile size that works well for a lot of uses. I like having some bright sandbags that stand out, so these were perfect, but the black ones are great when you don't want them to yell "HEY! I'm a sandbag!"

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                5.0

                Good quality bags!

                By Gianma

                from Lugano, Switzerland

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Long-Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Outdoors
                  • Portraits
                  • Special Events

                  Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 18 lb (Orange):

                  I fill them up mostly with sand and they do their job pretty well, on location and in studio: no complains till now.
                  They are well made, functional, seem durable and are a good value for the price.
                  So at the end of the day, I'm quite happy with these and other different-sized Impact sandbags.

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                  5.0

                  Orange is SAFETY #1

                  By Sound Ideas Productions

                  from Santa Rosa, CA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 18 lb (Orange):

                      the double seam feature and the bright orange color were perfect for our needs... thanks

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                      5.0

                      Keep it still

                      By Bob

                      from Walkersville, MD

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 18 lb (Orange):

                          I recommend the saddlebags if you take your gear out of the studio. The bag is well made. I picked a vibrant color to warn others to beware where they are walking.

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                          5.0

                          Need a few more

                          By Steve

                          from Marietta, GA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • Durable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 18 lb (Orange):

                              Works great to stabilize light stands.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Pretty good, but zippers could be better

                              By Andy

                              from Fort Collins, CO

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely
                              • Durable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Strobe photography

                                Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 18 lb (Orange):

                                These pretty, useful sandbags will keep your light stands from tipping over. They have a double-zipper on each side to keep your rocks or sand from coming out, but the zippers, while solid, don't feel as high quality as the rest of the bag. The double zippers on each side close in opposite directions, so I found that when I closed the second (outer) zipper, some times it pulls (opens) the inner zipper - not good. There needs to be a little more distance between the zippers to solve this problem. A slightly better design might be to always put your rocks/sand in a zip-lock plastic bag and put that inside the saddle sandbag. This way you only need one zipper and your weight material won't spill out.

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                                5.0

                                Really well made, strong materials

                                By Reno Rubincon

                                from Reno, Nevada

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors
                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 18 lb (Orange):

                                  The thing that impressed me from the moment I held this is the excellent quality it is made with. I bought this thinking my wife could use it as a pattern to make more of them for me. After I took it out and saw the materials used to make it, I told my wife for the cost I dont think it is worth her trouble trying to make more like it. I think this would last forever, take a beating and not fail. Impact, you did a good job with this one.

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                                  5.0

                                  Awesome

                                  By Evalano

                                  from Portland, OR

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                  Pros

                                  • Attaches Securely
                                  • Durable
                                  • Good Color Value

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use

                                    Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 18 lb (Orange):

                                    What can I say? It's an empty sandbag. Holds sand well and then holds down your equipment. Definitely worthwhile to get an empty sandbag. I went to a local sand and gravel company where I could buy a five-gallon bucket of sand (about 40 lbs) for $2, put sand in a freezer bag, sealed it up, and fit it into the bag. Works great. Also great because if you travel, you can take out the plastic bags of sand and just fly with empty bags. Don't waste money on shipping an already filled sandbag.

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                                    5.0

                                    Best thing since Sliced Bread!

                                    By Mighty Blue

                                    from Middletown, Delaware

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Indoors
                                      • Outdoors
                                      • Portraits

                                      Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 18 lb (Orange):

                                      This is so simple yet very practical...
                                      this when it is filled with sand weighs down lightstand or tripod so well, it's not going anywhere... the fact that it is bright orange makes it easy to see so people won't trip on it .....has double zipper to lock in sand, however I put my sand in each side in plastic bags then into pouch...figured it would be better kept and cleaner to use...works like a charm...love this thing...great helpmate.

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                                      5.0

                                      buy if you shoot on location

                                      By damian l g

                                      from victoria,texas

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Long-Lasting

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Outdoors

                                        Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 18 lb (Orange):

                                        these bags are made for c stands but work fine with regular light stands....i bougth three for each light stand....sounds like over kill but after shooting ina feild and having a bust of wind blow over one of my strobes and cracking it (it still works thankfully)....i decided that i need something to weigh them down....it is not fun having to carry 18(X6bags that i bought=108 lbs) extra pounds but i do not have to worry about my gear falling over.....even if you own cheap lights ... it is cheaper to buy the bags than buying a new flash

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                                        4.0

                                        Works great, thick material

                                        By Skeff

                                        from Rohnert Park, CA

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • General Use
                                          • Indoors
                                          • Night Time
                                          • Outdoors

                                          Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 18 lb (Orange):

                                          This bag is great. Thick nylon fabric can take a abuse of being dropped on the floor and kicked around. Works as advertised.

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                                          5.0

                                          Surprised how good....

                                          By Franky

                                          from San Jose

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

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                                                Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 18 lb (Orange):

                                                these bags were for the price. It's all you need.

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                                                4.0

                                                saddle up

                                                By aragon18k

                                                from Seattle, WA

                                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                                      Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 18 lb (Orange):

                                                      "Good" construction. Good value. Does the job at a better price than most the competition. Double zippers are nice touch although I double bag sand to prevent spillage, their double zippers probably work as well I suppose but I don't like to take chances. I'll be ordering more.

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Never can Have too many

                                                      By Shooter1959

                                                      from Shooter1959

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                                                      Pros

                                                      • Attach Securely
                                                      • Good Color Value

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • General Use

                                                        Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 18 lb (Orange):

                                                        Always good to have extra sandbags on the set and on location to steady those tall light poles or booms.

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Durable.

                                                        By indianajohn

                                                        from Atlanta, GA

                                                        About Me Pro Photographer

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                                                        Pros

                                                        • Durable
                                                        • Long-Lasting

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                            Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 18 lb (Orange):

                                                            Every bit as tough as a 'non-zip' rental house sandbag. There are a lot of cheap sandbags out there that rip apart after a few months and leak sand through the seams. These are not those type. I have several of these on my truck and they are built as good as any.

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                                                            5.0

                                                            Tough as Dirt Sandbag

                                                            By Tornadohouse

                                                            from Paia, HI

                                                            About Me Pro Photographer

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                                                            Pros

                                                            • Durable

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

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

                                                              Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 18 lb (Orange):

                                                              I use these sandbags to stabilize my light stands. Maui is windy and safety on location is important. The orange color helps visibility too. Double zipper keeps sand in. Made tough as dirt, as they say!

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                                                              5.0

                                                              Great bag

                                                              By Martin

                                                              from Los Angeles, CA

                                                              About Me Pro Photographer

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                                                              Pros

                                                              • Durable

                                                              Cons

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                • Outdoors

                                                                Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 18 lb (Orange):

                                                                Does exactly what it is supposed to. Great quality and double zippers make this highly recommmended. Some people might prefer the black version, but the bright orange makes it a bit less likely (I hope) that someone runs into the stands.
                                                                I second putting the sand into plastic bags to prevent a potential mess.

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                                                                5.0

                                                                High-quality, sturdy, sandbags

                                                                By GregL

                                                                from Washington, DC

                                                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                                Verified Buyer

                                                                Pros

                                                                • Durable
                                                                • Long-Lasting

                                                                Cons

                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                  • General Use
                                                                  • Indoors
                                                                  • Outdoors

                                                                  Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 18 lb (Orange):

                                                                  These are really nice, sturdy bags, and US made too! I recommend placing sand inside ziplock bags inside of the sandbags. With the bags' double zipper system, you can feel confident that you can abuse and drop these bags from great heights without fear of breakage. The blaze orange color will help identify them and keep people from tripping over your light stands.

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