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Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Black)

B&H # IMSBE15 Mfr # SBE15
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You Pay: $17.99
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 (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 other available heavy objects upon arrival at location and empty it at the end of the shoot.

Outer shell is water resistant, heavy duty cordura nylon, inner shell is polypropylene.
Handles on both sides are heavy duty polypropylene with a military style box and cross stitch for extra strength.
Capacity 15 lb (6.8 kg)
Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Black)
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    ImpactEmpty Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Black)
     
    4.8

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (17)
    • Long-lasting (7)
    • Attaches securely (4)
    • Good color value (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors (13)
      • General purpose (12)
      • Outdoors (11)
      • Outdoor events / games (7)
      • Portraits (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (11), Semi-pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      Hefty footing

      By Kaden

      from Western Wisconsin

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Good Color Value
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Outdoors
        • Special Events

        Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Black):

        I use this to help stabilize the light stand that I use with my overhead boom pole to keep it from toppling over. A MUST HAVE especially if you are outside in the wind. Works great for me since I cannot be worried about having to hold down my stand.

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        5.0

        Stays in Place

        By Papa

        from Highlands Ranch, CO

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Outdoors
          • Portraits

          Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Black):

          Simple easy design, works as it should,

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          4.0

          Great for the price.

          By Chunin

          from Miami FL

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Color Value
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Outdoors
            • Special Events

            Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Black):

            I use it mainly with WL X3200 and softboxes. The flash is heavy so I have to use two. They are softer and tend to sag a little bit more that others with a more rigid frame but it has no effect on the usage. Sand bags are a necessity with light stands either for balancing or holdig them in place.

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            5.0

            Great Value

            By ShootRaw

            from N.C

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Black):

                I have enjoyed using these sandbags for my c-stand..I bought 2 of these and added the sand myself..B&H got them to me in 2 days...Would buy again

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                5.0

                No frills basic sandbag. What more?

                By jmvdigital

                from Fort Collins, CO

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Good value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Studio

                  Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Black):

                  I have no complaints about these bags. I ordered 12 of them and haven't had any problems. The double zippers are kind of tricky to get all the way closed with your weight in it, but it's no fault of the bag I don't think. Seems well made, thick fabric, thick handle strap.

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                  5.0

                  It does the job well

                  By pcmofo

                  from Binghamton, NY

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long-Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Black):

                    It's a sand bag, what more can you say? The quality appears to be good, stitching, zippers, general construction are nice. I bought 3 and have had no issues loading them with 13+ pounds of weights. Worked well for C stands, boom arm, and normal light stands. I'm keeping an empty spare in my bag so I can always have one in my kit to fill with rocks or water bottles.

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                    5.0

                    handy to have and well-made

                    By KAS

                    from Charlottesville, VA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Outdoors
                      • Studio

                      Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Black):

                      Definitely worth having on hand to keep your light stands or background stands from toppling over. Well-made and easy to use, these have already paid for themselves by keeping me from knocking over a light stand with a strobe on it.

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                      5.0

                      They work

                      By NGHSMedia

                      from Georgia

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Outdoors

                        Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Black):

                        They're sandbags, they work. What else is there to say about them? Well made.

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                        5.0

                        Good Sandbag

                        By KPhotoGirl

                        from Des Moines, IA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Long-Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Portraits
                          • Special Events

                          Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Black):

                          I use for on-location back-drop stand stability. I recommend filling Ziploc bags with sand and then placing in the bags. It keeps everything cleaner.

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                          5.0

                          Compact and efficient

                          By Meyer

                          from Boyds, MD

                          About Me Pro Photographer

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                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Long-Lasting

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Indoors
                            • Outdoors
                            • Special Events

                            Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Black):

                            I use these to secure my light stands at events. They are compact but work well.

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                            4.0

                            They Serve

                            By CommStillMan

                            from Eastern OK/Western AR

                            About Me Pro Photographer

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                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Ballast For Tall Stands
                                • General Use

                                Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Black):

                                I use this with a background system/ w/muslin or background paper for added security. Also when I extend taller stands extended beyond comfort zone a little ballast add security. The double zipper should help prevent sand leakage. If worried put your sand in ziplock bags. For me 15lbs bags is about the smallest I would suggest for work like mine. They are some good insurance- but do add to the location load. If you travel a lot, a water filled weight filled on location would be a good bet to beat shipping/carrying extra weight. Saddlebag design.

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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 - 15 lb (Black):

                                  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

                                  Great value

                                  By BMello

                                  from NYC, NY

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

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                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Long-Lasting

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use
                                    • Indoors
                                    • Outdoors

                                    Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Black):

                                    The construction of these bags has been holding up for me for years. They are great if you need extra weight for a shoot on the beach but don't need the extra bags on a regular basis.

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                                    4.0

                                    functional and simple

                                    By Albert

                                    from Ottawa, ON Canada

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Indoors

                                      Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Black):

                                      Functional and simple sandbag, does what it suppose to do.

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                                      4.0

                                      Good Price for Product

                                      By IEHD

                                      from Beaumont, CA

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Good Color Value

                                      Cons

                                      • Flimsy

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Indoors

                                      Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Black):

                                      Use for light tripods. Small mouth to pour sand in. Use a funnel!

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                                      5.0

                                      WORKS

                                      By larry r

                                      from Austin Texas

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Good Color Value
                                      • Powerful

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Indoors
                                        • Night Time
                                        • Outdoors

                                        Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Black):

                                        Always wrap your sand in a zip lock, tape it shut with several wraps. In place of the sandbag, you'll not have any issues with leaving your mark at people's homes or businesses. I use these for tripod and background stand support.

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                                        5.0

                                        Awesome!

                                        By Jason

                                        from Murfreesboro, TN

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • General Use

                                          Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Black):

                                          Great price and exactly what we were looking for. Heavy duty.

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                                          5.0

                                          Sturdy

                                          By Unclvito

                                          from Parkland, FL

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Attach Securely
                                          • Durable
                                          • Long-Lasting

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • General Use
                                            • Indoors
                                            • Outdoors
                                            • Special Events

                                            Comments about Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Black):

                                            Does a great job at hold down a stand with a small to medium softbox in a light breeze. Anything gusty or strong, it may not be able to handle.

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