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Old 11-10-2009, 07:47 PM   #1
Jeremy Galo
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ROGUE Tactical Sandbag Review

So Rogue just recently came out with some new sandbags. Per their site, there are three different sizes

RECOMMENDED WEIGHTS FOR THE SIZE VARIANTS
Large Bag : 160LBS - Large Filler: 35LBS
Medium Bag : 80LBS - Large Filler: 15LBS
Small Bag : 45LBS - Small Filler: 10LBS

I have the Medium Sandbag along with (1) Large Filler Bag and (1) Medium Bag. Here's a shot of all 3 next to each other: (all links are WFS)
http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._2250224_n.jpg

As you can see the Large filler bag is slightly longer than the sandbag itself. Notice both filler bags are not empty. They are filled with the recommended weights of 35lbs and 15lbs as appropriate. Also, the bags are sealed via a double fold velcro closure. There is velcro on the inside to make sure no sand gets out, and then it folds over again and fastens on the outside as a secondary measure.

This next picture shows what the bags would look like if stood up on end. http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._4875137_n.jpg

As you can see in that picture, there's actually quite a bit of room. Now, I would guess we can actually fill up each bag with a little more than the recommended fill weights based on this picture. I would honestly guess you could fit another 10lbs in each filler bag pretty easily. However, I'll let Bill chime in here if there are any potential issues with that. For now, I'm leaving them at the weights they are at.

The next three pictures are of the sandbag being filled with the filler bags. The first one is with JUST the large bag.
http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._4696146_n.jpg

This second one is with both bags. As you can see, there's plenty of room for another large filler bag in there.
http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._6778425_n.jpg

This last picture you can see how it looks after being zipped up.
http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._7511236_n.jpg

These next three pictures are closeups of the different handles so you can see the stitching. There are two pinch grips on the sides:
http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._5193149_n.jpg

Two small grips at the top
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._2048959_n.jpg

One large "farmer's walk" type of handle in between the two top handles.
http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._7963729_n.jpg


And some overall pictures:
http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._6338874_n.jpg
http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._7315760_n.jpg

Impressions:
So far it's been pretty fun to use. Haven't done any hill runs with the filler bags just yet, but I intend on trying that this weekend. The construction of the bags themselves seem sturdy and I like the different types of handles. Right now, I can do 15-, 35, or 50-lb work with the bags so I've played around with some sandbag cleans and overhead squats (that'll work your grip pretty hard). No real major cons other than the buttons that close after it's zipped up are kind of a pain to close, but over time, I'm sure they'll loosen up.

The only thing I would recommend as far as this setup is concerned, is that I would probably skip getting a medium sandbag and just get the large one instead. It's quite a bit bigger and you can always fill it with less sand to your liking. You can always add more later.

Overall, two thumbs up to Rogue. I'll keep posting to this thread after I do some more workouts with them.
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Old 11-10-2009, 08:56 PM   #2
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Re: ROGUE Tactical Sandbag Review

Interesting. I look forward to learning more about sandbag training. It is not something I know much about.

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Old 11-11-2009, 08:34 AM   #3
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Re: ROGUE Tactical Sandbag Review

Great Review - Thanks Jeremy!

Here are some of the reasons behind the weight:

1) If you pack the filler bags like a sausage they have a much higher tendency for failure. We have done our best to offset that by doubling up on the stitching and using a heavy cordura material.

2) The weight in the filler bags should move around as it should be a lopsided mess of a thing to pick up. If you pack it tight it will be a bit easier to handle and the goal is to make it difficult.

Every piece in the system is made with 1000D Cordura and DWR treated per MIL specs.

We make them in Logan, OH which is my hometown so based on the reviews we can always improve the product!!!

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Old 11-11-2009, 08:57 AM   #4
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Re: ROGUE Tactical Sandbag Review

You just had to make them tactical...markets right to me weak spot. Thanks for the review Jeremy.
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:16 AM   #5
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Re: ROGUE Tactical Sandbag Review

You know William I find it very funny you say they are according to "military specs". These are our designed sandbags from the shells to the fillers, as a former distributor of ours you are infringing on a lot of issues by copying our designs in the manner you have. These aren't "military specs", rather my specs you guys copied. You charge more to people and give them additionally less. We will be in contact with you shortly about these issues, but I find it unethical what your business has chosen to do.

Here is our sandbag that Rogue copied after they were a distributor of ours for some time.

http://sandbagfitnesssystems.comYOU MUST ENSURE YOU ANNOTATE ALL LINKS WHETHER WORK AND FAMILY SAFE.

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http://sandbagfitnesssystems.comYOU MUST ENSURE YOU ANNOTATE ALL LINKS WHETHER WORK AND FAMILY SAFE.
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:23 AM   #6
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Re: ROGUE Tactical Sandbag Review

I would be happy to discuss them with you 614.358.6190

The materials are MIL Specs and have been changed from your design.

We normally look for new suppliers when a supplier cannot maintain demand and the level of customer service required.

Looking forward to the conversation.

Thanks,

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Old 11-11-2009, 10:30 AM   #7
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Re: ROGUE Tactical Sandbag Review

Bill,
Your materials may be "military specs" but that is because it is a copy of our product. Here is a comment from one our customers that served in the military and was in charge of equipment...

"As a Sports Performance Coach and US ARMY Veteran I am very particular when I make an investment in my fitness and training equipment. One thing that I can say is first and foremost is that nothing comes close to the Ultimate Sandbag and YES that even means the military issue duffel bags. The stitching on the bags far exceeds military standards and there was a lot of thought and planning in the design, function, and durability of this bag."-Nii Wilson

Our customer service and what we do for our customers is typically above and beyond. I can not help if your company was unreasonable with the demands and the fact you did not have the guts to tell us what you were doing speaks volumes about you and your company.

We will be in touch.

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Old 11-11-2009, 10:35 AM   #8
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Re: ROGUE Tactical Sandbag Review

The current manufacturer of the Tactical line is a retired Team Sgt of the Army Special Forces that makes tactical gear for the military.

Looking forward to the discussion.

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Old 11-11-2009, 10:45 AM   #9
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Re: ROGUE Tactical Sandbag Review

Interesting direction this thread has taken.
I'll give it a few more hours, then it's toast. It's 12:46 EST.

Bill, hope the move goes well to new digs, congrags on growth. Speaks volumes.
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:54 AM   #10
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Re: ROGUE Tactical Sandbag Review

Bought a medium and large examples of Josh's sandbags. Extremely happy with them.
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