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Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 5 lb (Black)

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Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 5 lb (Black)

Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 5 lb (Black) Double Zipper Suggested Use

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  • Cordura Nylon
  • Ships Empty
  • Double Zippered
  • Saddlebag Design
  • Hand Strap
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Color: Black

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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 - 5 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 7.5 x 15.5" (19 x 39.4 cm)
Capacity 5 lb (2.3 kg)
Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 5 lb (Black)
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    ImpactEmpty Saddle Sandbag - 5 lb (Black)
     
    4.7

    (based on 44 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (34)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (36)
    • Long-lasting (14)
    • Attaches securely (8)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Good color value (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (20)
      • Outdoors (12)
      • Indoors (8)
      • Outdoor events / games (3)
      • Portraits (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (14), Semi-pro photographer (11), Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (29)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      great with steel shot

      We used this 5 lb bag and put 15 lbs of steel shot in them. The shot allows the bag to conform very well to unlevel planes. The double zipper is great too.

      We used this 5 lb bag and put 15 lbs of steel shot in them. The shot allows the bag to conform very well to unlevel planes. The double zipper is great too.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Poor looking product

      Great for the price. Good to use. But logo printing is poor. The way how logo is stiched is ugly. If you are a professional photographer, get other product because it is...Read complete review

      Great for the price. Good to use. But logo printing is poor. The way how logo is stiched is ugly. If you are a professional photographer, get other product because it is not good looking.

      Reviewed by 44 customers

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      4.0

      As described, but small

      By Nick Name

      from Los Angeles

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Filmmaking

          Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 5 lb (Black):

          I should have paid more attention to the description. The bags are as described, but seemed small when I saw them in person.

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          • No

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          5.0

          It's a sandbag.

          By Van L.

          from Los Angeles, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 5 lb (Black):

          It's a bag. You fill it with sand. It gets heavy. You throw it on things that can tip over. It works, what more can you ask for?

          (I actually filled mine with lead shot. It's denser than sand, which means you can make the bags a lot heavier with less volume. None of the mess of tiny sand particles either.)

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          5.0

          A Helping Hand for Unstable Gear

          By Kyle May

          from Strongsville, Ohio

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Insurance For Gear
          • Stabilizing

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Outdoors

            Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 5 lb (Black):

            If you've ever done a portrait shoot outdoors in less than calm weather using mono lights or strobes and umbrellas, you understand why you need these. Unless you've got several assistants to hold your gear down, this Saddle Sandbag is worth its weight in gold. I choose this 5lb size because its easy to pack and I recommend buying several. I not only use them to hold lighting down, I also use them to stabilize my tripod when doing landscape shots and shots using my boom tripod while in studio. For the money, there's no better insurance policy to help protect your gear than a Saddle Sandbag.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Quality Product

            By Ryan

            from Austin, TX

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Outdoors

              Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 5 lb (Black):

              I was able to fill these up with gravel, and they are holding securely. The zippers are a little difficult to move, but that is to be expected with plastic zippers.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Great Sandbag!

              By Mary O

              from Richmond, VA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 5 lb (Black):

                Easy to use and does the job. Can't go wrong with this choice!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                it's a SAND BAG!

                By 00707NY

                from NYC NY

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Like The Double Zippers
                • Long-Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bagging Light Stands
                  • General Use

                  Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 5 lb (Black):

                  but a well made sand bag.
                  can't ever have enough of them.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Works great!

                  By James

                  from Minnesota

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 5 lb (Black):

                      These bags work great. I use 2.5lb weight plates instead of sand and they work fantastic!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Tough material, double zippers

                      By VideoDave

                      from Houston

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Good Color Value
                      • Long-Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur
                        • Gripstand Safety
                        • Lightstand Safety
                        • Pro

                        Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 5 lb (Black):

                        I bought the six-pack of these sandbags. The material is very thick and tough, the handle is easy to grab, and each "wing" has a double-zippered compartment to fill with your ballast (I used sand to get them to the 5 lb. weight).

                        Get a funnel and a measuring cup, and fill these bags outside...you'll never get every grain in the pouch! I thought that the sand might cause the zippers to get stuck, but there was never a problem.

                        They seem like they'll last a long time...probably outlast me!

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Never Pay for Other People's Sand

                        By Bob

                        from San Pedro, CA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 5 lb (Black):

                              Got my hands on these to use as a counter-balance for my Kessler Crane Traveler Jib. Filled with some sand that I came across and viola! Easy and cheaper sand bags than previously-filled bags.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Necessary Gear for Serious Photographers

                              By KM Photography

                              from Cleveland, Ohio

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Long-Lasting
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Indoors
                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Outdoors
                                • Product photography

                                Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 5 lb (Black):

                                Sandbags are critical when you want or need crtically sharp photos. The Impact bags are great for a couple of reasons. First, they are versatile. You can hang them like a pendant to put downforce on your tripod legs.You can also fold them over each tripod leg to keep the wind from moving your gear. Second, they are incredibly easy to set up and use. These bags are durable for years of use. Buy several so that you'll always be prepared for whatever tripod settling situation arises.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                They're like bags of sand

                                By Colgate41

                                from Long Island, NY

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Securely
                                • Durable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Indoors
                                  • Special Events

                                  Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 5 lb (Black):

                                  Good sandbag. Fill it up once and forget about it. Stitching seems solid and like it will last. What else can i say? You can't plug it in or connect it via Bluetooth.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Nice Double Zipper

                                  By ryandrumsalot

                                  from Asheville, NC

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Long-Lasting

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use

                                    Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 5 lb (Black):

                                    I did not know this, but they come with a nice double zipper so that sand can't get out. I filled mine up with gravel, which had a fair amount of dust.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Great bag

                                    By Budman

                                    from New Smyrna Beach, Fl

                                    Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 5 lb (Black):

                                    These are rated for sand, or so I assume. I loaded mine with brass shot and it carries a lot more weight than it would with sand. The strap makes it easy to carry and handle the bag. I hang the bag using the strap and everything stays in place. Great product of high quality. The zippers. work well.

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                                    5.0

                                    Good construction

                                    By Peter

                                    from Stockton, CA.

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Good Color Value

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • General Use

                                      Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 5 lb (Black):

                                      I haven't used it yet but the construction is excellent. Should work great for me.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      SANDBAG EXCELLENTE

                                      By Jake The Snake

                                      from WWF Circa the 1980s

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use

                                        Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 5 lb (Black):

                                        Pretty hard to screw up a sandbag. These guys do a good job with it!

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Perfect lil' sandies

                                        By Sally

                                        from Chicago, IL

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attaches Securely
                                        • Durable
                                        • Long-Lasting

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • General Use
                                          • Special Events

                                          Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 5 lb (Black):

                                          The sandbags are the perfect compliment to the 10 lb-ers we already have. Stabilizes the bottom of our movie screen quickly and effectively. Also, I was very pleased and impressed and the promptness of the order being processed and the bags delivered. Great price too.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Great sand bag for the money

                                          By Dingofest

                                          from Ontario, Canada

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • General Use

                                            Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 5 lb (Black):

                                            Looks well made, haven't had a lot of time with it but looks much better than some of the other cheap bags out there. I like the double zippered inner lining.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Nice, small sand bags

                                            By Mel

                                            from Birmingham, AL

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 5 lb (Black):

                                                I already owned 4 of these bags & needed a few more. They are nice , good quality & easy to fill. They are small, but work great for the small lights I use.

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                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                Good Stuff

                                                By meef

                                                from Charlottesville, VA

                                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Durable
                                                • Good Color Value

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 5 lb (Black):

                                                    very nice for smaller, light weight stands

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                                                    • No

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                                                    4.0

                                                    Does what it's supposed to

                                                    By Mike Stipe

                                                    from Raleigh, NC

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Durable
                                                    • Long-Lasting

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Small

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • General Use

                                                    Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 5 lb (Black):

                                                    Works fine, but I do wish I purchased a slightly larger size for my lights

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                                                    • No

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