A sand bag is a what's known as a "Silent Grip" because it does its job efficiently without any complaints!
Sand bags are necessary safety items. They prevent light stands from tipping over. They provide a down and dirty place to support a camera and also act as counterweights for booms. If you have people, especially children in your studio, a sand bag can prevent them from knocking down an expensive lighting fixture or worse causing injury to themselves or others.
The Kupo 25 lbs (11kg) Velcro Refillable Sandbag has many features to stand the test of time:
• Extra rivets combined with double stitching and interior bias binding for maximum strength.
• Double handles on both top and bottom provide more comfort.
• High quality Velcro closure to assure that the contents stay where they belong.
• Metal hanger provides more strength.