Impact Sandbag Review

Not the most high tech review, but still a fun one to do.


Impact 27lbs Sandbags [Find Pricing]

There are many times when I have need to counter balance boom arm or a tripod, or weigh down a c-stand or even to get down low and level my camera.  Many times I use crude stuff for these tasks that didn’t look that professional or work that well so I thought I would get a couple of 27lbs sandbags from B&H’s own brand Impact.

Of course they come without the sand because of the shipping charges, and they are constructed out of thick Cordura and reinforced sewing with double zippers. The stitching looks to be done really well.

So I asked around on Twitter Facebook and on my Google+ accounts for ideas on what to fill it with since I have heard that sand can smell after awhile since it is organic. I got some great ideas like rice or example, but since I was making a Home Depot run I thought I would still check out the sand. I talked to employee there and he promised me that their sand would not smell since it has been washed and some other stuff he mention like UV lights and such, for 3 dollars for the exact weight I needed, I went with sand.

I tried to fill each of the compartments as high as I could but when it came to weigh each one, I got 24lbs on one and 21lbs on the other, so I was a bit off from the 27 pounds it is rated for.

One of the best places for sandbags is outside because of the wind so I want to see how water proofed they are for other people that might want to use rice. It was a little wet past the first zipper but it seemed dry inside.

Wish the label was bigger so I could write my name on it. Also it would be nice if the handle had a large label around it tell you the weight of the bag.

Impact 27lbs Sandbags [Find Pricing]

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