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Need a simple and durable weight bag? Ballast Bags are the solution!

FunctionalBallast Bags are pre-filled weight bags filled with sand or steel shot and sewn closed. Double lock-stitching on all sides including the closure.

• Tough 1000D Cordura Fabric

• Water Repellent and Dust Free

• Accurate Fill (+/- 2 oz. @ 25 lbs)
PreFilledThese great bags are pre-filled with sand or steel.

Sand Filled (economy): Antimicrobial sand is filled into a thick 4 mil poly bag. This liner bag is heat sealed and placed into the Ballast Bag which is sewn shut for a permanent closure. The liner keeps dust in and water out.

Steel Shot Filled (premium): Steel shot is precision filled into the shot bag which is then double stitched sewn shut. Steel shot is significantly heavier than sand. Shot filled bags are half the size of sand filled bags.
Sandbag Filler BagsBallast Bags make excellent filler sandbags for fitness duffel bags. The prefilled and sewn shut design provide maximum strength while protecting your outer bag from damage. There is no velcro or zippers for sand to leak out of, permitting dust-free workouts.

These heavy rectangular Ballast Bags ship at no cost anywhere in the USA. Volume discounts apply for orders of 50+ Ballast Bags.
Review Summary
63 Reviews
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97% Recommend this product (61 of 63 responses)
By Dan
Good tough bag.
March 28, 2024
Well built tough bag for repetative handling
A bit $$ but will work well.
By Bob
Los Angeles
ballast bags
March 23, 2024
Outstanding quality
  • great bag at very reasonable cost
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By Steve
Vacaville, CA
Excellent Choice for Multiple Purposes
March 20, 2024
We use our sand bags to secure the tripod holding our RV satellite dish. Most recently we obtained an additional bag to secure our RV sewer connection. They work wonderfully.
  • The bags are quick and easy to deploy and retrieve. They also have proven easy to store,
  • None. The bags are perfect for our needs while RVing.
By Chris
Delaware, Ohio
Super useful for mic stand stabilization!
February 19, 2024
Love 'em!
By John
Lansing, MI
Perfect for backpacking training weight
February 5, 2024
I wanted something that would pack nicely in a large pack to simulate food weight in the center of the pack. This is the perfect solution because it can be packed on top of a sleeping bag or pillow and will sit close to my back and in the center of the pack.

Merchant Response:Hi John, Sorry about the no weight tag on our ballast bags. We have struggled with how to attach a weight tag. If we put it in the seam, then it sticks out and customers do not like the look. If we stitch it into the face of the bag, then it can fray and rip off over time. As such, we haven't come up with a good solution other than silk screen printing on the bag (however many people don't want any markings on their bags). Going forward - you can request a weight tag sewn into the seam in the notes of your order and we will custom stitch your bags with the weight tags at no added charge.
  • Fits perfect inside a medium and large pack.
  • I wish the bag was stamped with the weight because I bought multiple bags with difrerent weights. Easy to solve just wrote on the bag with a marker.
By Karen
salt lake city, ut
Perfect solution
November 13, 2023
These are heavy and flexible to use on multiple outdoor displays/tents.
By Lacy 3.
Tracy's Landing Maryland
Ballast Bags
July 27, 2023
Great product with great service. Just what I needed with fast delivery.
WA state
Great product
March 22, 2023
I use my sandbag for an unconventional purpose. I do metal work on an anvil that sits on a stump in my workspace. I put the sandbag under the stump. This protects the wood floor surface, absorbs the vibration of the hammer to eliminate bounce on the floor, and allows me to shift and settle the stump to make it level. It works really well and is perfect for my needs. I was happy to find this large size and it shipped quickly.
By Dan
Omaha, NE
Heavy Duty Quality and Excellent Customer Service
March 6, 2023
I use the sandbags in a weighted vest for working out and they are perfect. I asked the customer service if they could fill one of the 5lbs bags at 2.5lbs and they said absolutely and just had me add it in the notes on the order. Order came quick and exactly as requested, I really appreciate it and highly recommend.
  • High quality
  • none
By Laser J.
Good sturdy stiching
January 18, 2023
The headline says it all..
These should really be reviewed about a year after purchase. They are holding up just fine, but they are only 1 month old, and not used too much yet!
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.
  • Small size, but still carry a good weight (steel shot).
  • Durable
  • The 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!
  • Quality, 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.
  • The 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!
  • Small, 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.
  • Modular, tough.
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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.
  • perfect 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!
  • Perfect size and great for so many outdoor uses! FREE shipping was a huge plus!
  • Wouldn'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!
  • Works 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.
  • Really great customer service, product seems to be made exceptionally well, went out of their way to help me get what I needed.
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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
  • Colorful, light weight and do whay they are suppose to.
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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.
  • Very durable outer covering, professional workmanship, range of sizes, and color selection.
  • None
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