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ImpactEmpty Saddle Sandbag - 18 lb (Black)
 
4.8

(based on 87 reviews)

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Pros

  • Durable (68)
  • Long-lasting (33)
  • Attach securely (16)
  • Good color value (15)
  • Attaches securely (12)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (48)
    • Outdoors (35)
    • Indoors (29)
    • Outdoor events / games (20)
    • Portraits (12)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (33), Semi-pro photographer (31), Photo enthusiast (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (55)

    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

    they do the job

    By David

    from Long Beach, CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

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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

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          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

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                      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

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                        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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                        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

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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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                                  5.0

                                  Good value

                                  By Natural girl

                                  from Henryville, IN

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                  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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                                    5.0

                                    As Expected

                                    By 7thVictory Imaging

                                    from US

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

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                                    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

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                                      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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                                              5.0

                                              Quality Sandbag

                                              By Oak Park Photog

                                              from Oak Park, IL

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Long-Lasting

                                              Cons

                                              • Price

                                              Best Uses

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

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

                                              Safety weight for a c-stand. Given this is a foreign knock-off product, the manufacturer's retail price still seems high by about 50%.

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                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Saved on shipping. Add you own sand

                                              By RadioChief

                                              from Birmingham, Alabama

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Good Color Value
                                              • Less Expensive To Ship
                                              • Long-Lasting

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • A Must Have For Safety
                                                • General Use

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

                                                I have a few preloaded Impact sandbags so I thought I'd try this less expensive route. Double zipper bag is well constructed. To be on the safe side I loaded clean sand in heavyweight bags I could hot seal with my kitchen vacuum sealer. No real need to vacuum but the hot seal makes me feel better that I won't be leaking sand.

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                                                5.0

                                                Yes

                                                By Doug

                                                from San Francisco, CA

                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Durable
                                                • Good Color Value
                                                • Long-Lasting
                                                • Powerful

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

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

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

                                                  This is a sandbag. It has a good strap handle. It doesn't leak. When filled with sand, it is appropriately heavy for regular stands and lights.

                                                  It's black so that it's easy to hide in shots if needed. It's not shiny. There are off-camera sandbags that are optimized for find-ability. This is not one of those.

                                                  Don't over-think it, just buy it.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  This bag sure is full of sand

                                                  By zarconiphoto

                                                  from Washington, DC

                                                  About Me Pro Photographer

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                                                  Pros

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

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • General Use
                                                    • Indoors
                                                    • Portraits

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

                                                    Not a very complicated device - it's just a bag to put sand in. It's got two zippers on each bag to keep the sand in. It works great (I mean, you know, it sits there and doesn't move). Pretty awesome.

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