Which sand should I use to fill up my sandbag?
Dry play sand or washed sand.
Don’t use River sand, Brickies sand, Pavers sand, Builders sand, cement, etc. This type of substance will ground down so finely that it will leak out through the tiniest of stich holes creating ‘puffs’ of dust. This is really off-putting and not good to breath in whilst in the midst of a hard-core workout.
What other filling options can I use besides sand?
You can use a variety of fillers including crumb rubber, rice, lead shot, smooth pebbles, etc. Sometimes people like to use a combination of fillers e.g. rice and sand. To maintain warranty, be sure to select clean, dry filler options that don’t have any sharp or pointed edges such as gravel stone.
Take into consideration that our bags have weight recommendations based on using dry play sand, so when using another filler option, you will need to account that each weigh different from the other. There are a lot of variables to consider including the density or cut size of each filler option but here are some general and approximate guidelines:
Sand = 100%
Rice = 47% – more expensive than sand, nice feel to use.
Smooth pebbles (rock) = 105% – does not feel as comfortable to use
Crumb rubber = ?? – we are yet to test this, however based on its consistency and softness it would be a suitable filler to use.
Can I put damp or wet sand in the bag?
Often when buying bags of sand, it is damp. Yes, this is fine to put ‘damp sand’ (not saturated wet) into your bag because the material of our bags is able to breathe; within 2-5weeks the sand will completely dry out inside the bag. You will notice that the bag will leave a damp spot on the floor or the shelf where you store it, but that will stop once it’s dried out. Store it in an open space i.e. don’t have bags stacked on top of each other; they don’t need to be outside in the sun. Using your bag will also speed up the drying process as it turns the sand over within the bag.
Why do the sandbags not come filled with sand?
This is a huge cost saving for you – shipping would be astronomically higher.
Do you sell inners to go inside the sandbag?
No, we do not sell inners. There is no need for inners in our sandbags. They are designed to give you the most ‘real’ sandbag training effect. The sand will dissipate and spread evenly with every drop to enable a well-balanced training tool. Without inners, you will also have the most true shifting of sand within the bag to create that sometimes awkward nature of sandbag training which is what sandbags are well known for. Our funnel filler design is highly leakproof that can be trusted to be used indoors without the fear of sand leaking over yourself or the floor.
Do you provide International Shipping?
Yes, just go ahead and place an order and put your international address in and the postage costs will be automatically calculated. If your country is not available please contact us because in most cases we are able to provide a solution. Some international shipping options may not currently be available due to flight reductions, government restrictions and other factors caused by COVID-19.
You can order directly online to the following countries:
Canada, United States (US)
China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand
Ireland, Italy, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom (UK)