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ImpactSaddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Black Cordura)
 
4.8

(based on 184 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (155)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (144)
  • Long-lasting (73)
  • Attaches securely (48)
  • Good color value (45)
  • Good power output (31)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • General purpose (93)
  • Outdoors (73)
  • Indoors (64)
  • Outdoor events / games (42)
  • Portraits (37)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (75), Semi-pro photographer (45), Photo enthusiast (13), Casual photographer (5), Photography student (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (134), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Yep, they're sandbags!

What can I say, they're sandbags! They are heavy and full of sand. But seriously, these are pretty solid 15 pounders that I use regularly to weigh down my backdrop stands or my...Read complete review

What can I say, they're sandbags! They are heavy and full of sand. But seriously, these are pretty solid 15 pounders that I use regularly to weigh down my backdrop stands or my light stands when I have a giant softbox on them. They're good for adding that little extra stability so you don't have to worry about hurting your models. :)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

zipper broke before even using

We are a rental photo studio NYC. Bought some 15 lb bags , filed with sand,
has 2 zippers for securing sand- good idea. interior zip broken after
closing-before any...Read complete review

We are a rental photo studio NYC. Bought some 15 lb bags , filed with sand,
has 2 zippers for securing sand- good idea. interior zip broken after
closing-before any use. hmmm Our bags get alot of daily use- so returned all, going with MSE now.

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5.0

Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Orange Cordura)

By DanteDante

from San Jose Ca

Verified Buyer

Comments about Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Orange Cordura):

Perfect. I don't what else one would want from a sandbag besides it to last a long time!!

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4.0

muy practico

By ESTUDIO

from BAYAMON PR

Verified Buyer

Comments about Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Black Cordura):

Me sorprendió que llego lleno

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4.0

Great bag

By Don L

from Columbia, Md

Comments about Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Black Cordura):

This is a sand bag. It weighs 15lbs like it says. It seems really durable and is great for its' intended purpose. I like that it came with sand.

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1.0

zipper broke before even using

By NEO Studios

from NYC

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Flimsy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Orange Cordura):

      We are a rental photo studio NYC. Bought some 15 lb bags , filed with sand,
      has 2 zippers for securing sand- good idea. interior zip broken after
      closing-before any use. hmmm Our bags get alot of daily use- so returned all, going with MSE now.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Sand Bag

      By seymour templar

      from NYC

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Outdoors

        Comments about Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Orange Cordura):

        it's a sand bag, I chose orange so I can find them when I look for them (the black ones tend to blend in on the set.) You also can write your name with a magic marker on it, which you can't on a black one.
        Well made.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        EXCELLENT!!

        By Mike in Iowa

        from Ankeny, IA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Long-Lasting
        • Nice And Heavy

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Light Stands Travel C

        Comments about Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Orange Cordura):

        I bought 2 of these to use with my c-stand and they are perfect!!! I thought about ordering the empty versions to save on shipping, but I compared and the difference was only $3. NO WAY!!! For $3, I'd rather get the ones already filled and not have to go through the mess and hassle. These are top quality and the orange is easy to see - even in the dark.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great Bag!

        By Flickster

        from Eau Claire, WI

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Color Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Orange Cordura):

            Very nicely made and and the orange is really nice for not forgetting. A must for for stabilizing the tripod.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Solid, assembled to last

            By f/22-Chapel Hill

            from Chapel Hill, NC

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Color Value
            • Long-Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Orange Cordura):

                Heavy duty construction; easy handle to carry; bottom strap fits across a rolling bag handle for off site use

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                As shown

                By f/22 Photo

                from Chapel Hill, NC

                Comments about Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Orange Cordura):

                The bag is constructed to withstand heavy duty use yet easy to transport and handle in the studio. If you need a sandbag this one will it disappoint.

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                5.0

                It's a sandbag...

                By Rawbstone

                from Oklahoma City, OK

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Long-Lasting
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Black Cordura):

                    It just sits there...

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Works Great

                    By Parkerpro

                    from Chicagoland

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Long-Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use

                      Comments about Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Black Cordura):

                      I use this with the collapsible backdrop and it works perfect. I love that it has a handle which makes it easy to transport.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Solid

                      By Bert

                      from Hermosa, SD

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Outdoors
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Black Cordura):

                        I got them to hold c stands and light stands in place. They are quite sturdy. I was surprised they came already filled.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Its a sandbag!

                        By derekguitar

                        from Biloxi, MS

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Durable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Orange Cordura):

                          Great sand bag... Not sure what else to say. They seem very durable and work great!

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great for securing gear

                          By Steve from Memphis

                          from Memphis, TN

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Outdoors

                          Comments about Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Orange Cordura):

                          Perfect. I shoot a lot with off camera flash on stands outdoors. To protect my stands from being blown over, I attach one of these sandbags with a rope to each stand. Never a problem, Durable. Orange color is great for seeing the stand itself so no one trips over it.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Solid Dirt!

                          By Bklynweez

                          from LA

                          Comments about Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Orange Cordura):

                          Good bag of dirt. Syracuse color is a bonus.

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                          4.0

                          Great

                          By MRPhotography

                          from Cleveland

                          Comments about Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Orange Cordura):

                          Heavy and serves its purpose. Seems durable.

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                          5.0

                          The BEST.

                          By garrin

                          from Miami, FL

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Good Color Value
                          • Long-Lasting

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Orange Cordura):

                            After a recent experience with an inferior brand of sandbag, I have come to appreciate the importance of a quality sandbag. What happened was that the inferior product was punctured, and sand was getting all over my car and my car trunk. As many of us know, sand and camera equipment is a VERY bad combination. I once dropped $600.00 on a lens repair due to sand damage. So in my view, it is well worth spending the money for quality sand bags that are difficult to puncture. Second, there have been one or two occasions where I've left a sandbag or two behind at the location. A sandbag that is black in color is easy to miss. An orange sandbag however, makes this much less likely to happen on location. So let's just say I'm very happy with this purchase and if I need more sandbags, this is the product I will buy.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Solid

                            By Djderyck

                            from Kansas City

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Black Cordura):

                                They work great. I wish it had a zipper to it so I could travel with them empty, but otherwise they are awesome.

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                                5.0

                                Work great

                                By Studio Producer

                                from Miami, FL

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Good Color Value

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Indoors
                                  • Outdoors

                                  Comments about Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Orange Cordura):

                                  Works as described. Great color to recognize it amongst the equipment of the entire crew. Great handle. Glad that the shipping was still free and I didn't have to purchase the sand separately from the sandbags, as some of the local studios advised since they did not ship them full. Satisfied!

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  It's solid

                                  By Woody

                                  from Los Angeles, CA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attaches Securely
                                  • Durable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use

                                    Comments about Saddle Sandbag - 15 lb (Orange Cordura):

                                    It's a well made sandbag.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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