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Q: “What are the Filler Bags and how do they work?”

A:    The Filler bags are made from the same tough material as the sandbag shell.  They have a patent-pending military specification double velcro design, to keep sand off of you and your floor. The Filler Bags come in 2 sizes - Small (12 KG Max Capacity) and Large (20 KG Max Capacity). Both the Athlete and Strongman Sandbags come complete with the required Filler Bags but they are also available to purchase separately.  

Fillers bags are filled with the desired lifting weight, and placed inside the sandbag shell. It is not recommended to over-flll your filler bags past capacity- the sand needs room to shift for the best possible training session, and to avoid bursting the filler bag. Filler bags can also be used outside of the sandbag shell to train with also.


Q: “What makes your company different and why are your sandbags more expensive?”

A:    Brute Force Sandbags are built tough for your training needs and with the idea that they will last you a very long time. You get what you pay for. I honestly don’t want you calling me a few months later because your sandbag broke from normal training.  If you buy another sandbag from us, I want it to be because you want a different size, or because your buddy ran away with yours. Our sandbags are made from Military-Grade Cordura and are designed to last.


Q: “Do the bags come filled with sand?”

A:     No. All of our sandbags are provided un-filled. Sand is very easy to get hold of - a builders merchant, garden centre or hardware store is normally the best place to purchase it at a very affordable price. In the UK it is easy to purchase 25 KG of sand for around £2. If we were to provide the bags filled, the postage would be prohibitively expensive for you.


Q: “Do you offer bulk discounts?”

A:     For all distributor enquiries please contact us with your requirements.


Q: “Do you have any special offers?”

A:     Yes - we will occasionally run special offers. These will be promoted via e-mail and our social media groups. At the time of any special offers, our website prices will automatically be amended so the price you see is the price you'll pay.

Training with Sandbags

Q: “I can lift much more using free weights – will this be too easy for me?”

A    No. Sandbag training can be much more difficult. This is why it has become so popular in Crossfit, underground gyms, MMA gyms and with the military. The sand shifts inside of the fillers, making it a different lift each time you pick it up. You are training with a “live” weight.  You will have to fight and struggle each time you lift. There is no “groove” you can find, and it will never be centered or balanced. This is what makes it such an effective and fun method of training.

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Q: “What exercises can I do with a Brute Force Sandbag?”

A:    The Brute Force Sandbag is incredibly versatile and there are literally hundreds of exercises to perform with it. The variety of handles also opens up a range of options not available with a handle-less bag. For ideas, inspiration and training programmes please see the links below:

Download the free Sandbag Fitness Training Manual from our friends at Sandbag Fitness

Follow the weekly workouts at Sandbag Fitness

Postage and Shipping

Q: “How much is the postage to my area/country?” 

Simply add items to the cart on the product page, enter in your postage info exactly, and you will get an accurate, real-time postage quote.


Q: “What if i cannot see my country on the list?” 

A:     Contact us to see if we're able to deliver to you.

Q: “How are the sandbags posted?”

A:    Sandbags are posted without sand via US Postal Service Priority International for UK and European orders.  Each package is insured, and includes signature receipt for safety. For all orders from outside the UK and Europe please click here


Q: “How long will it take for my sandbag to arrive?” 

A:     It will vary depending upon your location but we ask you to allow up to 3 weeks for your order to arrive. 

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Manufacture and Care

Q: “Why shouldn’t I just make my own sandbag?”

  A:     Homemade bags fall apart too easily, resulting in a sand-bath for either you or your floor (Trust me, I know.) Chances are, after this happens once, you’ll ditch the idea of sandbag training altogether. In practical terms, the handles are particularly useful for high pulls, farmers walks and snatches.  Both open and closed grip exercises are important in training so the handle also accomplishes this.  The Brute Force Sandbag opens up many new options. It’s like comparing a log with an olympic bar – same principles, different outcomes.


Q: “What is Cordura?”

 A:     Cordura is the brand name of the fabric we use - a super strong product designed for it's durability and resistance to tearing. Our Cordura is Military-Grade 1100D. We use this material to ensure that you get many years of use out of your product.


Q: “Are the Athlete Sandbags and the Strongman Sandbags made from the same materials?”

A:    We  only use 1100D Military-Grade Cordura in the production of both our Athlete and Strongman Sandbags. The Athlete Sandbag is identical to the Strongman - just smaller. Imagine 2 Strongman Sandbags mating - the Athlete Sandbag would be their child.


Q: “Can the bags be washed?”

A:    Yes. Wash it on cold, remove, and let air dry. If there is any area that is frayed, simply run a lighter over the area to burn off the excess thread.


Q: “Are your products guaranteed?”

A:     Yes. We're so confident that our products will perform as we say they will that we offer 2 guarantees! If you change your mind about your purchase, you can return it to us within the first 30 days and get your money back - no questions asked.

We also offer a 1-year warranty on both the Athlete and Strongman Sandbags. If, through normal use, your sandbag is damaged and becomes unusable within the first year we will replace it free of charge. Simply send the damaged bag back to us and we'll send you a new bag absolutely free.

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