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Founded in 2012, Chris Haas and Steve Burcham, both U.S. combat veterans, recognized a distinct need in the U.S. construction industry and drawing on combined military and industry experience, launched The Sandbag Store. The idea was simple: build longer-lasting sandbags to save work. Filling and deploying sandbags was (and still is) very costly due to the high density and difficulty of handling sand. At the time, most sandbags were just plastic packaging bags, imported from Asia, which would fall apart in about 3 months. .

A Stronger Sandbag

Stronger, longer-lasting sandbags became a reality with the DuraBag®, the first US-manufactured sandbag with a unique polyethylene mesh fabric and an unfathomable 5-year guarantee. Combined with an unprecedented free national shipping offer, the DuraBag instantly placed The Sandbag Store on the map.

Onward And Upward

Interest following the launch of our extra heavy duty DuraBag sandbag was vast and instant. Quick expansion saw The Sandbag Store providing customers with more and more variants of sandbags and other weight bags, all designed, manufactured, and posted with the same in-house attention and unrivaled quality.

Turning to the theatrical and video production sandbag market in 2013, The Sandbag Store launched an entire line of pre-filled weight bags that revolutionized the industry’s previous Velcro and zipper versions common in most studios. The free shipping was highly appreciated by independent producers who for the first time could afford pro-grade weight bags.

The Importance of Improvement

In just 24 months of operation, The Sandbag Store had enjoyed considerable growth and were continuously expanding their product range to meet an ever-increasing range of industries. It turned out America had an appetite for long-lasting sandbags.

Expanding Product Line

By 2015, The Sandbag Store’s product range numbered in the hundreds and provided just as many industries with unrivaled sandbag performance. Their ceaseless drive to provide the best new sandbag for each industry, motivated them to invent the best sandbags for every market and changed the sandbag industry forever. Here are just a few standouts:

The Armor® Sandbag

Released in 2015, the Armor Sandbag represented a veteran-owned company’s endeavor to create a bag with unmatched quality and indestructible strength. Veteran-designed and made, the Armor Sandbag military-grade sandbags were forged through countless rounds of rigorous testing and improvement to become a flagship product unrivaled in strength the world over.

The Ace® Sandbag

In 2017, The Sandbag Store totally revamped its acclaimed custom print shop and with it launched the Ace Sandbag, which drew on new screen printing, sewing and high-speed filling technologies. The result was vibrant, custom printed canvas sandbags that lasted years outdoors available in small or large batches.

The Ultimate Bagger

Debuting with immediate sensation at the 2019 National Hurricane Conference, the high speed, high volume Ultimate Bagger™ sandbag filling machine is already revolutionizing the sandbag filling industry. Pipeline contractors were elated that this dependable unit could actually keep up with their demanding volume requirements. The unprecedented million bag warranty provided peace of mind to entrepreneurs looking to start their own bag filling businesses.

The Lotus™ Fitness Sandbag

In 2020, The Sandbag Store faced a new customer need: at-home workout sandbags. The old sandbag fitness system of multiple bags within a duffel bag was not durable, clean, nor did it create the shifting weight effect people were seeking. The three-layer fabric and steel shot filled Lotus yoga and workout sandbag design completely turned sandbag fitness on its head.

Effortless Innovation

Thanks to their unwavering vision and dedication to doing the best they can, The Sandbag Store finds innovation easy. Their sandbags are globally trusted and they are recognized as the leader in their field. Each product undergoes strict inspections throughout every step of manufacturing. Sandbags are often used as safety devices and product integrity is crucial when public safety is on the line. The Sandbag Store brands and designs are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and manufactured and sold exclusively from their 32,000 sq. ft. facility in Las Vegas, NV.

A Future (Pre-)Filled With Potential

Chris and Steve are incredibly proud and humbled to be a veteran-owned business and unrivaled industry leader.

“We place all of our success down to dedication to hard work and continued focus of providing the best possible sandbags to all corners of this great nation.”