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Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 5 lb (Orange)

B&H # IMSBE5O Mfr # SBE5O
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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 - 5 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.
Overall Dimensions 7.5 x 15.5" (19 x 39.4 cm)
Capacity 5 lb (2.3 kg)
Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 5 lb (Orange)
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    ImpactEmpty Saddle Sandbag - 5 lb (Orange)
     
    4.7

    (based on 38 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (28)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (34)
    • Long-lasting (13)
    • Good color value (12)
    • Attach securely (8)
    • Easy to use (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (19)
      • Indoors (14)
      • Outdoors (12)
      • Night time (6)
      • Portraits (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (25)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (15), Semi-pro photographer (7), Photo enthusiast (5), Professional (3), Semi-professional (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Top Notch Product

      Over the last year I've pushed my photography up a notch, in both my personal projects and the photography I do for my employer. That has meant moving into off-camera lighting (Speedlites for...Read complete review

      Over the last year I've pushed my photography up a notch, in both my personal projects and the photography I do for my employer. That has meant moving into off-camera lighting (Speedlites for now) and the light stands that they need to work properly. These bags are exactly what I need to firmly anchor my light stands and camera tripod. I load EACH SIDE of the bag with 5 pounds of #4 chilled lead shot and get a nicely compact 10 pound weight bag by doing so. These bags are MORE than robust enough to go 100% over their rated 5# load. 5 pounds of the relatively small diameter #4 shot pellets provides just the right amount of fill on each side, not too much, not too little. Yeah, yeah, I know that there are 'issues' with lead. After 5000 years or so the human race is just now waking up to the fact that lead isn't a good substitute for sugar candy. But these bag's compartments are double zippered and I haven't seen a stray pellet yet. Worth noting: I photograph a lot of 20 and 30 somethings and it's a sad fact of life that -at that age- they are very often distracted, careless and (occasionally) just plain stupid. (Maybe they've been lead-poisoned?) Choosing the bright orange coloration for these bags has helped me avoid numerous stumble-bum mishaps already, and if one single Speedlite was thusly spared the bags have paid for themselves!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Order the larger one

      This bag is sturdy and durable, but too small to be useful with clean sand. If you have bird shot or something else that is heavy, then these make good shot bags. Be...Read complete review

      This bag is sturdy and durable, but too small to be useful with clean sand. If you have bird shot or something else that is heavy, then these make good shot bags. Be sure to use a zip lock bag for the contents so that when the bags get wet, then contents will stay dry and won't mold.

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      5.0

      "Saddle Bags" You Don't Mind Having

      By Will Felling

      from Philadelphia, PA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Color Value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Night Time
        • Outdoors

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

        Aligned with most reviewers. Absolutely great for light stands in tricky interior lighting situations with cords strewn about. Keeps the stand planted on earth. I bought the empty ones to save some cash and found them easy to fill with sand. Put the sand in a ziploc first! Great addition to my Location Kit. Light enough. Heavy enough.

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        5.0

        Well Constructed

        By Eric

        from South Florida

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            The bag is well constructed. I recommend buying bags of lead shot soft dive weights for use in these bags rather than filling them with sand. The dive weights can be purchased in different weights (1 lb, 2 lbs, 3 lbs, etc.) so you can easily adjust the amount of weight in the bag without dropping sand in your home or studio.

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            4.0

            3 balls, 0 strikes, will I get to first?

            By t-prof

            from Hayward, CA

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Double Zippers
            • Good Color Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors

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

              It is actually hard to get sand into these things, but isn't that the point? It might actually be hard for the stuff to leak out. And, even in a dark room, the color makes them hard to miss. Thoughtful product for the price and construction involved.

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              3.0

              small but good qualitity

              By william

              from montreal canada

              About Me Pro Photographer

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors
                • Night Time
                • Outdoors

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

                too small for using with big flash head but just right for tripod stabilization.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Perfect

                By Dave

                from Acton, MA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Light Stands And Boom Arm

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

                  These are a great alternative to buying filled bags. I can make them to the exact weight I want using either crushed stone of Shot pellets. I make them both 5 and 10 pounds. The bright color makes them great for boom arm counterweights, no more bruised heads.

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                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again and again

                  By BBO Presentation

                  from San Juan, PR

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use

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

                    For support the tripod....!!!

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                    4.0

                    simple but good

                    By richiea

                    from napa

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Good Color Value

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Outdoors
                      • Portraits

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

                      sinple design, and works.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      A good sandbag

                      By PStJTT

                      from The Greater Boston Area

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Good Color Value

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                          It's a sandbag! It's orange! It's an orange sandbag! It's job is to hold sand or other loose material. It holds the heck out of that loose material.

                          I use it as a sliding counterweight on a jib so I can rapidly trim the system without carrying small-value weight plates. The sandbag straddles the bar nicely and a velcro tie-wrap secures the whole thing.

                          The bag material seems sturdy enough. The handle feels solid. The zippers are a little flimsy, but not horrible by any means. I'm happy with my orange sandbag.

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                          3.0

                          Order the larger one

                          By Panshot

                          from SW US

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                                This bag is sturdy and durable, but too small to be useful with clean sand. If you have bird shot or something else that is heavy, then these make good shot bags. Be sure to use a zip lock bag for the contents so that when the bags get wet, then contents will stay dry and won't mold.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                nice size and sturdy

                                By Georgia from Colorado

                                from Lyons, Colorado

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

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

                                  I have several styles sand bags but like this one to travel with (put other heavy objects in it so they can stay empty while moving around.

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                                  4.0

                                  Holdin' it down.

                                  By Jonny

                                  from Boston, MA

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • High Visibility
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Multi-Functional
                                  • Powerful

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use
                                    • Indoors
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Special Events
                                    • Video

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

                                    Put stuff in, hold stuff down. Bright orange so you don't knock over those thousand dollar lights.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Product

                                    By CptRon

                                    from Huntsville, AL

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attaches Securely
                                    • Durable
                                    • Good Color Value

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • General Use
                                      • Outdoors

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

                                      Strong material. Won't tear; nice crisp color.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      I wish I got the bigger bag

                                      By B&HFrank

                                      from Steveston B.C.

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Good Color Value

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Outdoors

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

                                        The bag is great I only wished that I got the next size up.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        can't beat the price

                                        By eir

                                        from mexico

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attach Securely
                                        • Durable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • General Use

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

                                          just get them if you need them, they're great.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Why gamble with your gear...

                                          By Shakti

                                          from Charlotte, NC

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Attach Securely
                                          • Durable
                                          • Long-Lasting

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • General Use

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

                                            I have at least six sandbags ranging from 5 pounds to 25 pounds. Tripods, lightstands... who in their right mind would risk having their gear topple? Invest in some sandbags they're worth the money.

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                                            5.0

                                            Pleasant surprise

                                            By Rio

                                            from New Mexico

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Good Color Value
                                            • Long-Lasting

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • General Use

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

                                              Surprised that this lower cost option bag was sturdy and well stitched. The double zipper design is great and the mechanical operation of the zippers was smooth and easy. Handle is well designed. Put plastic bags inside this bag, then filled with sand. Expected lower price meant less quality. NOT so. Great bag. As good as they get.

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                                              5.0

                                              must have

                                              By dcall

                                              from las vegas nv

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Attach Securely
                                              • Durable
                                              • Long-Lasting

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

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

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

                                                great to hold down your stands & lights.

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                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                Must have to booms

                                                By RodneyT

                                                from Kettering, OH

                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Attach Securely
                                                • Durable
                                                • Long-Lasting

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • General Use

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

                                                  Great use for booms and weighing down the light stand

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Nice Quality

                                                  By FilmLady

                                                  from pensacola, fl

                                                  Verified Buyer

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

                                                  I like the quality of the bag and the double zipper. These are good for smaller lights.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Pretty small

                                                  By poker punk

                                                  from san francisco, ca

                                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Durable
                                                  • Long-Lasting

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • General Use

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

                                                    solid bag, works great but it is only 5lbs. A great bag to have in the bag. Dual zipper system is a great feature. Well constructed bag.

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