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Ballast Bags   $21.00
53 Reviews
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98% Recommend this product (52 of 53 responses)
By Brad
Costa Mesa, Ca
Great ballast bags!!!
September 5, 2022
Exactly what we were looking for, so this is the second time we purchased ballast bags for our business. Fast delivery and a great product, so we couldn’t be happier. Great customer service too as they answered several of my questions before our purchase.
ProsSmall size, but still carry a good weight (steel shot). Durable
ConsThe white ballast bags are a little tough to clean, but that comes with having white bags.
By Bill K.
Phoenix AZ
May 29, 2022
Great sandbag, great price. Recommended!
ProsQuality, price, fast shipping
By Debra
Fort Lauderdale Fla
Perfect to weigh down outside dining chairs
April 20, 2022
Purchased to weigh down outside furniture that would blow Around when windy
By Repeat C.
New York City
March 10, 2022
Great product, great price, great company. Thank you.
ProsThe strap/clip is very useful to keep our furniture covers form flying away.
By Anthony
Algonquin, Illinois
Great Product for the Marching Arts
December 30, 2021
These worked great for keeping props and tarps in place during our competitive high school marching band contests during the windy Northern Illinois fall. We will be ordering more in the future.
By Reid
Tacoma WA
Iron fist bag
December 12, 2021
I actually purchased these for "iron fist" (wing chun) bags so I could have them all over the house. They work great and are a bit cheaper. Construction is good/solid, so they should last a good while!
ProsSmall, compact
By Craig N.
These sandbags look and work great!!
November 3, 2021
We bought these sandbags to keep our outdoor umbrellas from tipping over in the wind and they worked great. They are durable and blend right in. Great product, great price and great customer service
By David
Great for weighted backpack
September 19, 2021
Bought 4@10lbs to use in my daily weighted walking. Fit my Osprey backpack great. Shipping was unexpectedly fast. Product is tough and can take a beating without leaks. Would definitely buy again.
ProsModular, tough.
By Grace
Portland, Oregon
Abdominal therapy
June 30, 2021
I'm a Women's Health Therapist and bought this bag for my practice helping women relearn how to breathe with their diaphragm and lower abdomen. Works great, and the 5# is perfect. I think I'll also get the 10# for those who have difficulty feeling their bodies and need a bit of extra weight to have resistance. I wish these came with a nice satin or silk covering around the canvas, or in really pretty colors, but hey... they're functional and that's what matters.
Prosperfect weight well made
By Julie
Orange County, California
Need to hold down an outdoor rug or furniture cover? These work great!
June 23, 2021
We use these at the corners of our exterior rugs and on the edges of our furniture covers to keep them from blowing off in the wind. We even tucked one at the base of chair to keep it from blowing over and it has not tipped over since. Works great and looks good!
ProsPerfect size and great for so many outdoor uses! FREE shipping was a huge plus!
ConsWouldn't change a thing!
By Chigirl
Dog Approved
May 12, 2021
I bought these bags for an unusual reason. Have a Papasan chair my dog loves to jump into but kept knocking it over. By putting these across the bottom she gets to enjoy her special seat without risking disaster!
ProsWorks as indicated
By Sal
Las Vegas Condo Towers NV.
. Best thing we ever did was to buy 2 and put them in the middle of two lounge chairs.
April 23, 2021
Holding down my outside balcony lounge chairs on the 44th floor of my condo with no problems at all. Best thing we ever did was to buy 2 and put them in the middle of two lounge chairs. Winds in Las Vegas from 35-50mph on some days.
By Tough
Great for working out
April 15, 2021
I bought 3 10lb and they are great for working out. The quality is awesome, it feels like they are gonna last long.
By Maria
Chicago Il
Like a weighted blanket
February 17, 2021
I wanted something for my girlfriend to place on her chest for comfort during panic attacks, but anything specifically for that purpose (weighted blanket or vest) was really pricy. This fulfilled what I needed exactly, and was much more affordable and arrived in days.
By Angela
Perfect for my cat!
February 4, 2021
I ordered a sandbag for my cat. Buster was constantly getting into and digging around my kitchen garbage can. I got a can with a locking lid so he couldn't stick his lil head in, and then a second, smaller can to fit inside the locking one so that he couldn't tear up the garbage bag that overlapped the lip. But then he just kept knocking over the garbage can, causing the locked lid to pop open when it hit the ground. I'd walk in to garbage across my kitchen and my cat trying to eat something he shouldn't. I needed to weigh the garbage can down at the bottom and make it impossible for him to knock it over with his >11lbs body. The 10lbs steel shot sandbag I got was exactly what I needed! It's been sitting at the bottom of my garbage can for a while now, and Buster has pretty much given up on trying to get into it. It's small enough to fit in there without getting in the way of the small, internal garbage can, but heavy enough to make knocking it over impossible. I love it! This sandbag was the answer to my prayers.

Merchant Response:What a clever solution to a very intelligent pet! Thanks for the pictures too. We all had a good laugh at our office over this story.
By Jennifer
Eureka, CA
Perfect for weight training!
February 2, 2021
I bought several 5 lb. Ballast Bags to use as extra weight for my weight training. I use them in a backpack or sandbag and they are exactly what I needed. They are made very well and I'm sure they will hold up for a long time. They even found a way to make me a 2.5 lb. sandbag to use as a "tweener" weight. They have great customer service and I highly recommend them.
ProsReally great customer service, product seems to be made exceptionally well, went out of their way to help me get what I needed.
By Crad1998
Midland Texas
Great Bags
February 2, 2021
I was not sure about the bags when I ordered them, Was I surprized when they arrived . They are great bags for hiolding down light stands in the winds of West Texas, I was able to order them in My Texas tech School color. (red) That means they stand out and people comment on them
ProsColorful, light weight and do whay they are suppose to.
By Ed
Punta Gorda, Fl
Great, high quality product
February 1, 2021
Ordered two 25 pounders for ballast in my airplane to improve handling characteristics. Work great and look great as well.
ProsVery durable outer covering, professional workmanship, range of sizes, and color selection.
By Labron
Winston-Salem NC
Why did I ever fill my own?
February 1, 2021
Used to fill exercise sandbags from Brute Force. Toss them in. They shift around perfectly. Why did I ever get sand all over my garage floor filling my own before?
By Deadre W.
Belgrade, MT
Great bags
February 1, 2021
I was struggling to find something that would keep my basket swing from blowing over all the time but couldn’t find anything that really worked til I found these sandbags and they work great, I also had a problem with my patio heaters blowing over and nobody makes anything to weight them down so I tried the tube bags and put them around the base, secured them with a strap and now they never blow over, thanks guys for making my life easier
By JimL
Quality and Durable
February 1, 2021
These are quality durable bags They still look like new.
By Omar N.
Los Angeles, CA
Great ballast bag!
January 5, 2021
100% what I needed, sturdy and exactly as heavy as I need. I'll be coming back for more soon.
Hearty, Heavy, Well Made
December 11, 2020
I'm using them to hold down a ballet bar. They work quite well. I should have bought 15 pound each.. Well stitched. I'm counting on them not tearing and dumping sand on my carpeted room!
By Dan
Easton, PA
Awesome product!
December 5, 2020
Great sandbags! They shipped fast and work great! They are sturdy and hold up to quite a beating!
ProsFast shipping, great color and appearance!
ConsHaven't found one yet
By David
Rogers, Arkansas
Great quality.
August 19, 2020
I was concerned that the low price was an indication of low quality. I was wrong. These bags are excellent quality and easy to handle.
By Tim
Springfield, MO
Ballast Bag
August 5, 2020
The ballast bags work great in holding down our portable basketball goal. Much better than bricks or bags of mulch!
ProsWeight-not too heavy for our 12 year old son size-easy to pickup and move Bag material is very sturdy and looks ready to last!
By Ray M.
Phoenix AZ
As advertised.
July 29, 2020
Shot bags delivered was exactly as described and on time. Quality product and Made in America. Thank You Sandbag Store and Thank You for your Service!
ProsDelivered weight per bag as advertised. Heavy duty fabric, they look definitely like they are going to last. Great quality so far so assuming the stitching quality matches.
By Jim H.
Ballast Bags
July 25, 2020
Got the 10 pound shot filled ballast bag to use as weight for a car show sign and it works perfectly. I ordered and it was delivered faster than I thought possible. The quality of the product is outstanding.
ProsCompact and very well built.
By Beth
Madison, Wisconsin
Sun umbrella anchor
July 19, 2020
Put one on each of 3 legs of umbrella to keep breezes from tipping it. The legs are almost flat so these drape over them nicely.
ProsGood size 10# bags are easy for me to carry Sturdy Well made
ConsHaven?t found any
By Bob
High quality, quick delivery
July 15, 2020
I was very pleased with the bags when they arrived and they arrived very quickly! Highly recommended.
By Bartley
Perfect for my needs!
June 25, 2020
Extremely well made and very durable. Exactly as described on the website. I would definitely recommend this company and their products.
By James
New Haven, CT
Perfect for running
June 5, 2020
I threw these in a backpack for my runs and it's been a great training aid.
ProsSimple and durable. Large enough to not cause excessive swinging in a backpack, but not too big.
By Kevin
Suwanee, Ga
Love my sandbags
June 3, 2020
Love the bags. I use them for a different purpose. I use them for my offensive lineman for training. They are very durable. I've ordered 2 of them and I had one parent purchase one for their son. More to come.
By Norma
Chicago, IL
Ballast Bags
May 29, 2020
I am very happy with the sandbags I ordered.
ProsJust the right size I needed.
By Thomas
Duluth GA
Great quality and Service
May 14, 2020
I ordered these to weigh down a deck off set umbrella. It came with a Sand holding bag, but being on my deck I did not want a 150lb bag I could not move off without dumping it off the deck. So I ordered 5 of these 30lb ones and spoke with them on the phone requesting what the deliver time would be. I needed them quick. They were very nice and accommodating. I had them in two days and it does a great job holding the umbrella. And now when I want to store the umbrella I can move 5 30lbs instead of dumping 150 lbs of dirt in the yard. The quality was fantastic and should last for years. Thanks. .
ProsBuilt to last tough and waterproof.
Consnone so far just what they say they are.
By Sean
Just what I wanted
May 13, 2020
Meet the need perfectly -- anchoring a "privacy screen" on a sometimes-windy 17th floor terrace.
By Jess
Seattle, WA
Sturdy, well-crafted sandbags!
March 12, 2020
Sandbags are as-advertised, well made, and malleable.
By Bill
Cleveland Ohio
Great quality
February 21, 2020
Simple but effective. I will certainly purchase again in the future!! Well made!
By SF D.
Dallas, Texas
Umbrella stand
July 28, 2019
I purchased an umbrella stand that seemed to take a tumble any time there was a slight breeze. Sandbags seemed the logical choice for anchoring. Ran across The Sandbag Store while doing a Google search. They're perfect! Good quality.. price is great.. ships quickly.. nothing but good!
ProsVariety of sizes and weights made purchasing easy.
By Bryan
Boise ID
Great product and service.
May 24, 2019
Thank you for a great product and service.
St Paul MN
free shipping and color choices
March 25, 2019
Found the website via a google search and was happy to get free shipping and option to pick different color bag material so we can distinguish between the different weight bags we ordered. The material was a little thinner than expected, so hopefully it will last for our use. Also, a little confusing as to what the Ballast Bags are vs. Shot Bags?
Prosfree shipping and color
Consdifficult to see type of material in on-line pictures and description.
By Brenda
February 17, 2019
Really great product. Good construction.
ProsAll good!
By Sailcappy
Excellent quality!
February 15, 2019
These are the last sandbags I will ever need. Perfect in all aspects. Shipping was ultra fast as well.
By Kenney P.
Custom shot bag
February 13, 2019
Purchased a 10 lb. red bag filled with shot. Works perfectly for a show car sign I purchased. Easy to order and delivered quickly. Nice service! Thx KP
ProsEasy to order
By Rick
Chisago City, MN
January 30, 2019
If you want quality sand bags, this is the place
By Keven
Menifee CA
Just what I needed
December 7, 2018
Looking for some ballast weight for our Nautique 200 and these are perfect. Easy to load and unload, easy to place where I need them.
ProsDurable, easy to move
By B G.
October 19, 2018
Great service and great product. Will use again.
By James
Fayetteville, TN
Ballast weight for glider
July 8, 2018
Purchased one, then a second, to set in the seat for lighter-weight glider pilots and/or passengers. Each of these 25 lb bags -- with steel shot -- measure 8.5x14 inches and are 2.5 or 3 inches thick, and side-by-side they fill the seat nicely. For just using one bag in the cockpit, it fits below the seat in a recess because it isn't comfortable by itself to sit on. Considered making my own, but getting the raw materials was pretty close in cost to getting these shipped. Shipping was fast. I also spoke with them on the phone before ordering, and the customer service was pleasant, helpful, and professional.
ProsInexpensive Well-made Color options Water resistant
By Robert P.
Weeki Wachee, Florida
July 8, 2018
Product was as usual top notch quality! The shipping and delivery was superb...thank you Sand Bag Store. My second time ordering and definitely not my last. Robert Page
By Gregg
New Jersey
Great Quality Great Price
June 28, 2018
Order showed up within a few days and it is truly made of high quality material

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