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 we need to purchase additional inner bags?
When you purchase a sandbag from us at Dingo Sandbags, you can rest assured that you have everything you need to start training right away. Our Universal Sand-Sack and Sand-Kettlebells are designed to be filled directly, and don’t require any additional inners.
For our regular sandbags, each one comes with a single, large inner that is specifically designed to fill the entire bag. This inner allows the sand to disperse and distribute evenly, providing a well-balanced training tool that mimics real-world lifting conditions. We highly recommend using the one inner with your sandbag for the best training experience.
However, we understand that different people have different training needs and preferences. That’s why we also offer separate “pillow-case” design inners, which are sold separately. These inners allow you to quickly and easily adjust the weight of your sandbag on the fly, giving you more flexibility with your training.
In summary, our sandbags come ready-to-use, and you don’t need to purchase any additional inners with your purchase. But if you want more versatility in your training, you can purchase additional inners from us.
Do you provide International Shipping?
Yes, see list of countries below. Just go ahead and place an order and put your international address in and the postage costs will be automatically calculated using Australia Post. 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 ongoing since COVID-19.
You can order directly online to the following countries:
Australia / NZ & Asia
China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand
Canada, United States (US)
Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greeze, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom (UK)
Brazil, Chile, Colombia