Matthews Sandbag - 35 lb - Empty - Black

Matthews Cordura Sandbag - Empty - Black - Holds 35 lb

Matthews Cordura Sandbag - Empty - Black - Holds 35 lb

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Matthews Sandbag - 35 lb - Empty - Black

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Matthews Sandbags come in a variety of shapes and weights. They are used for securing the bases of light stands and set walls. Many have handles, for hanging on hooks or risers. Some have two wings, to allow draping over light stand legs.
Most are cordura nylon, some are vinyl covered and waterproof.
Some models of sandbags are shipped empty, for convenience and economy. They can be filled with sand, or any type of weight you provide, and emptied for storage, or transport.

The cordura is made out of flame and stain-resistant nylon.
Matthews employs an additional inner liner of waterproof material in each sandbag to add a heightened degree of durability and safety.
This sandbag is supplied empty; it weighs 35 lbs (16 kg) when filled with sand.
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Design Butterfly Bag
Weight Capacity 35 lb / 16 kg
Number of Bags 1
Fill Material None
Closure Type User-Sewn Seam
Water Resistance Not Specified by Manufacturer
Material Nylon
Dimensions (L x W) Not Specified by Manufacturer
Packaging Infosqcyssdrda
Package Weight 0.42 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.0 x 14.0 x 0.3"
Sandbag - 35 lb - Empty - Black is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A lot of work to make it work It's made just as well as any other sandbag I'd expect from Mathews. I'm guessing it's 1000denier Nylon (seems heavier than 500)? At any rate, the only thing that it's missing are zippers-or any other type of closer. The bags are sent with the fabric left unclosed at each corner (that's two per bag) and you, the owner, is expected to fill it and sew it shut. I used a heavy-weight nylon thread used for repairing military-grade backpacks and a heavyweight needle with a thimble. Since you're sewing through 4 layers of 1000d nylon, most residential sewing machines aren't going to cut it. One trick to make life easier is that instead of sand, I bought bags or little river stones at the hardware store. They're small enough to get the weight in there without having a mis-shaped sandbag, but big enough that you don't have to make your stitches super-tight. That would have quadrupled the time and 4 bags (8 openings) already cost me a full day of DIY. There are plenty of better options if you're just needed weight, but I use Avenger wheeled C-stands and these are the only ones that lay fairly flat against the main shaft of the stand when hung by a handle. This gives me the counter weight I need for Kino Flo's and allows me to move the stands around without removing the bag from the legs first. In fact, I'd almost think this is the ONLY application I can envision these bags doing well. When these bags arrived, I was just as shocked as everyone else to see them come like this. I looked high & low through B&H to see if I missed something, but they are the only bags I could find with this flat form factor and the 35lb weight. I have no idea why Matthews felt the need to get this cheap and make these the only option. It's like there is a shortage of YKK zippers, worldwide. My only conclusion is that they want to shove people toward the more expensive Boa series? But I believe I couldn't find them in 35lb either. If you need a bag to hang flat against a stand when vertical, these do it and are built bullets in every other way. Just know that you're going to do DIY sewing of some really heavy fabric and it's going to take a chunk of time out of your week.
Date published: 2012-11-29
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