GIOTTO'S sandbag series are made of high-grade, high strength 1680d nylon double jacquard fabric, with Velcro, whose covers are coated twice to ensure water proofing. It has an internal frame, a handle attachment and the hidden cord that can be tied to the center column. when in use they can be connected in series, to add to the total weight.
Reviewed by 2 customers
Very well-built, have used others but this is for the best. Use it to wait down my photo stands when I'm out on location or when there's wind..
I have 4 of the smaller ones (deluxe), 1 small (regular), and 2 large (deluxe). I recommend the deluxe model because it has a nice long velcro strap that tucks under two flaps when not in use; which means it attaches to just about anything. The inner bags for the sand help keep things tidy when you're putting them together - btw, you can buy sterilized "play" sand at just about any hardware store at 50lbs for $5-$7. The large ones are a bit unwieldy and overkill for most applications and the seams sag a bit under the extra weight. I use the regular model with an attached hook on the down-post of my tripod and the others mainly on lightstands for both large monolights and half-a-dozen speedlights when I'm shooting on the run. All and all they're perfect for the intended task - stability. I used to make little -3lb "bombs" wrapped in black Gorilla tape with a clothesline loop. They worked great and didn't look too bad. But as more and more Art Directors and Clients attended my shoots I could tell they expected the higher-tech dog and pony show and these fit the pro-from-dover bill to tee. So buy half-a-dozen and raise your rates! ;-)