Product: Brute Force Sandbags
Company: Brute Force Sandbags
Price: $85 -$140 Packages ($140 as tested))
Where to Buy: BruteForceSandbags.comIn the world of unconventional training, there are few pieces of equipment that are as simple as the sandbag. A bag + sand = awesome workout, right? NO! Any gym owner or serious unconventional trainer will have stories of what a pain in the butt a bag of sand can be. From frequent and annoying sand spillage to plumes of sand-dust particles screwing up your lungs and messing up your gym, sandbags can be a real pain in the ass. Sure, you can get a $3.00 bag of sand from Home Depot and Duct Tape the crap out of it, but you will still be disappointed (even though you did it with almost no cash outlay).
For serious trainers and anyone looking to use a sandbag indoors, you need a hardcore product that can take major abuse without breaking. For that, there is only one option: Brute Force Sandbags. This seems to be the only sandbag that is adjustable, unbreakable, and worth the money outlay. From the ridiculously durable material to the triple-stitching on each component, these sandbags are made to last. The company even encourages abuse! I took the challenge and received a sandbag to use. As you'll see in this month's workout DVD, we did our best to break these bags. On one of the sets, we even snatched the sandbag filler and performed a slam from overhead. You'll notice that not one particle of sand is ejected from the sandbags (not that we would have minded; I kind of over did it with the workout and the loss of weight would have been welcome).
The sandbags are built to be durable and avoid the common problems with most sandbags. Case in point: the fillers. The common filler bag set up has an opening that goes from one end to the other; Brute Force Sandbag fillers only cover 1/3 of the width. Sounds simple, but if you've seen a normal sandbag after any amount of use, you'll notice how the corners are the most susceptible to leakage. And don't get me started on how crazy the material is! They sent me a 4 inch square of material with a 2 inch slit down the middle. They mockingly wrote: "Rip me" on one side. Let me tell you, nothing is more embarrassing than failing to rip a small piece of fabric that already has a cut in it! Fortunately, no trainer or trainee I have visited has been able to rip it either!
The company made this product to be indestructible: 1000D Invista Cordura, 2" nylon webbing with a breaking strength of 6,000 lbs, YKK zipper (the strongest zipper available), high strength velcro, and heavy duty, American made, T92 thread (one strand is impossible to break by hand). They also have the "Ultimate Exchange Program." You send them your busted old sandbag, and they'll give you 30% off one of there's! When you're ready for some serious sandbag training, go to: BruteForceSandbags.com
|This article was featured in the February 2011 Issue of the My Mad Methods Magazine. This product review was written by Mark de Grasse. You can purchase this magazine by Clicking Here.|
Mark de Grasse is the owner of MyMadMethods.com, My Mad Methods Magazine, and My Mad Methods Productions. In addition to being a certified trainer specializing in kettlebells and bodyweight training, Mark is also the chief editor and designer of both the website, magazine, and My Mad Methods Productions DVDs. Find out more.
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