What is it? If you’ve had problems with sandbags leaking or tearing in the past, Man Down has created a product, the “Man Bag”, that will stand up to all the abuse you can throw at it. Some of the features they list on their site include: “Body constructed of 1,000 denier nylon, unique, patent-pending design, two-stage closure with roll-down ends, allows for variable weight with a tight fit, capable of holding 30 to 80 pounds, durable construction using 2″ heavy polypropylene webbing handles, strong flat-felled seam, reinforced box stitches, high impact plastic D-rings, reinforced rubber handles, high-impact plastic locking buckles,neoprene buckle covers convert into beer koozie (for post-workout enjoyment of your favorite adult beverage), and made in the USA, almost entirely of parts manufactured in America.”
What do I think? I was very impressed with the design and usability of this sandbag. The Man Bag makers at Man Down did their homework on a product that is durable and easy to use. The handles on the bag are great (this is a major feature of any good sandbag because half the issues arise from the ability to pick it up) and at no time did I worry about this thing spilling open when completing a strongman lift with it, carry for distance or and type of ground to shoulder or overhead movements. I didn’t do it, but I would be confident running over this thing with a truck and not worry about it being damaged. Strong, sturdy, American made. . . everything you are looking for when you need to toss around a heavy bag of sand.
Why do you need it? If you want a tough and dependable bag that you can adjust the weight on and toss around for your training and workouts, then check out Made in the USA’s Man Down products.
When should you use it? There is no limit on what you can do with this implement for workouts at home or at the gym. Strongman workouts are ideal, but by adjusting the amount of weight, you could easily adapt this for distance and conditioning runs as needed.
How do you get it? Man Down’s Man Bag is sold on their site and ships all over. They have a variety of products and the sandbag retails for $115.00.