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ImpactEmpty Saddle Sandbag - 18 lb (Black)
 
4.8

(based on 91 reviews)

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Pros

  • Durable (71)
  • Long-lasting (34)
  • Attach securely (16)
  • Good color value (15)
  • Attaches securely (13)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (51)
    • Outdoors (38)
    • Indoors (32)
    • Outdoor events / games (21)
    • Portraits (13)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (34), Semi-pro photographer (33), Photo enthusiast (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (57)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    The way to order online

    This empty sandbag version is the more econimical way to order it, obvious reason. This is a dual zippered unit with zippers running in opposing direction, to reduce chances or sand leaks. It's...Read complete review

    This empty sandbag version is the more econimical way to order it, obvious reason. This is a dual zippered unit with zippers running in opposing direction, to reduce chances or sand leaks. It's made with rather thick and durable material capable of dealing with day in and day out workload. My first test with these ran fabulously. I ordered 4 bags, 2 for the dual light stands and 2 for the heavy duty backdrop stands. The bags are sized just right for my use, not too big and heavy to make my shuttling of these bags a backbreaker. It's a capable product.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Fill it with sand, it holds things down

    This is an OK sandback. It has two zippers on each pocket to prevent sand from getting out. The center part of the sandbag where the handle is has no rigid structure inside,...Read complete review

    This is an OK sandback. It has two zippers on each pocket to prevent sand from getting out. The center part of the sandbag where the handle is has no rigid structure inside, like the "spine" in a Manfrotto sandbag, so the whole sandbag slumps a bit when you're carrying it around, but if this isn't a problem for you, then this is a nice sandbag.

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    5.0

    handy bag

    By dave

    from Santa Monica, CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors
    • Outdoors
    • Special Events

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

    i love these fillable sand bags.
    they feature two zipper layers for each pocket, to secure the contents and prevent leaks.

    i fill ziplock gallon bags with sand, tape them, and then insert and double zip them into the sand bag - works very well

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    • No

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    5.0

    Simple design

    By Marty

    from West Virginia

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Outdoors
      • Portraits

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

      Simple ,straight forward, easy to use and does the job at an affordable price.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Good quality

      By Corey

      from California

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

      The only thing in my order that said made in the USA! If you need a sand bag these are nice.

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      4.0

      Heavy Denier bag to hold sand

      By Ninja Noodles

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Seemingly Strong Material

      Cons

      • Zipper May Not Last

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Holding Stuff Down
      • Indoors
      • Outdoors

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

      Not much to this thing. Fill ziplock bags with sand and put the sand inside of this. Zip up both sides and use it to keep your tripod, c-stands or light modifiers from flying around in a windy exterior environment. It's also useful in preventing absent minded PA's from knocking stuff over. The bag seems to be made of a strong material, but I'm not sure how long the zipper with hold up to run and gun abuse. I still think the bag will be useful even if the zipper breaks. In a pinch, there is always gaf tape. I wish they would have used XYZ zippers.If it matters to you, this is made in the USA.

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      • Yes

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      5.0

      they do the job

      By David

      from Long Beach, CA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

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

            appear to be well made, quality materials and craftsmanship - time will tell how they hold up

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            5.0

            Simple and good

            By Storhaug

            from Oslo, Norway

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use

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

              A plain sandbag to put whatever you want in, for securing lightstands etc.
              Works like a charm. I like to use sand when i´m travelling around the world. There is usually a beach or something nearby to fill it up.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Works well

              By ERO

              from Philadelphia PA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  I wonder why anyone would buy a pre-filled weight bag when it's so easy to fill it with sand yourself. I generally fill a gallon sized Zipp-Lok bag with sand, tape the closure with gaffers tape and slot this into the weight bag. Little bit if a bother, but you only ever have to do it once and these don't go in and out of fashion. This Impact bag is perfectly acceptable for its required function.

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                  5.0

                  Good enough

                  By Civil Twilight Photographer

                  from Georgetown, TX

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Long-Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors
                    • Outdoors
                    • Portraits
                    • Special Events

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

                    Nice price point. Solid construction.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Just a standard bag

                    By mrb2450

                    from Los Angeles, CA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good value

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        Not much to say. It works as it should. They are kind of a pain to fill but once its done its done. They appear durable but only time will tell.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Well Made

                        By Billy

                        from Wisconsin

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Long-Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Outdoors
                          • Special Events

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

                          Very well made and the right size for studio and location

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          A must have to protect your investment

                          By Psycho Chris

                          from Saint-hyacinthe, Canada

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • Durable
                          • Long-Lasting

                          Cons

                          • NONE

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Outdoors

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

                          I bought this to hold my Lastolite 30x30 softbox when on location or at home. You can carry it empty and fill it with rocks, sand or anything you can find that fit in it. I've been trying to make one myself but why try to make one when this cost under 20$? I would recommend at leat one of these to make sure you dont break your precious gear.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great Price, Great Quality!

                          By cobaltcreativestudios

                          from Waynesville, OH

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use

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

                            I wanted to get some sandbags for my lights so I don't knock them over and was attracted to these for the price. Upon receiving them, I was very impressed with the build quality, especially the double zipper! Overall, great product, great price.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            travel tripod

                            By salmanduaij

                            from bahrain

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

                            High quality fabric and finish and can be emptied and tucked when finished.

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                            5.0

                            Works as intended

                            By Ryan Mackay

                            from Vancouver, BC, Canada

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

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

                                  It's a sandbag and it does what it should. Hold (and not spill) sand. Job well done! :)

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  A really well made product.

                                  By Steven Barall

                                  from New York City

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Good materials
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Well made

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use
                                    • Indoors
                                    • Outdoors

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

                                    This is an empty sand bag which means you have to find stuff to fill it with when you use it. This is not a problem because you can fill it with rocks, bottles of water or anything and it's not a chore to carry around when empty.

                                    The fabric is very heavy duty and each of the two pouches has two zippers, one inside the other and they close in opposite directions. This helps keep your stuffing inside the bags and is a really nice touch for a product so reasonably priced.

                                    I keep a large zip lock bag in each pouch which helps keep things tidy. Last week I had them filled with dirt and I was able to keep the pouches nice and clean. Also, in a pinch you can fill the zip lock bags with water for weight, although it's good to use one zip lock inside the other for safety.

                                    This is a saddle bag, like the name says, with a handle that runs the length of it. I just hang it on the boom with the handle but it will slide off if there isn't something there to stop it. If you are just putting it on the light stand legs you just drape it like a saddle bag.

                                    My one piece of advice is to buy a size larger than you think you need. When it's empty you can mash it into whatever space is available in your case and the largest Impact Saddle Sandbag will fit just as well as the small one will. AND it's made in the USA and I love that.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Good value

                                    By Natural girl

                                    from Henryville, IN

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attaches Securely
                                    • Durable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • General Use

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

                                      I use this bag with the impact air cushioned light stand at out door weddings. Very effective ans easy to use.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      As Expected

                                      By 7thVictory Imaging

                                      from US

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Long-Lasting

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use
                                        • Special Events

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

                                        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

                                        Works as Advertised

                                        By Paul

                                        from Lancaster, CA

                                        Verified Buyer

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

                                        Works as advertised. No issues. Don't waste your money on more expensive sand bags.

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                                        5.0

                                        Works Great!

                                        By BBiz

                                        from Layton, UT

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

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

                                            Works Great!

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Nice Design

                                            By BSim

                                            from Los Angeles

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Attaches Securely
                                            • Durable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

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

                                                Has a dual zipper which allows you to put sand directly into it, instead of using a plastic bag.

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