The Hercules Sand Bags (50-Pack) offer dependability and convenience when you must divert floodwater or keep erosion in check. These tear-resistant bags hold up to 45 lb. of sand (not included) and feature a peel-and-stick closure.
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50%of customersrecommend this product16 of 32reviews
Rating Breakdown34 reviews
50%of customersrecommend this product16 of 32reviews
Used only for sand and gravel. 3 years later still in good shape, all filled and storage under my deck. They stick and stick tight (at least initially) the longevity of these is good as long they're covered and out of direct UV light. I scratch my head about why people say they are paper thin (just like a Walmart bag). I didn't puncture a one, even when moving them bare handed and having to dig my fingers in. I also didn't have a problem with the seal. I filled all the bags I needed. Not a speck of sand on the seal.
Pros: Durable, Multi Use, Easy to Install, Functionality
Bags are strong enough to take the weight and to be placed without tearing. They are a clear plastic like a sandwich bag. Where they fail is the adhesive strip that is supposed to seal the bag. Maybe 5 percent fail to hold. That's ok if you position the seal against something that might help support the seal or reduce the leaking of sand. For my use I found a traditional mesh bag with that tied at the top. The material was far stronger and the seal permanent.
I needed these for an emergency but was VERY afraid to buy based on the reviews. I needed them bad so I ignored the reviews, bought them in store and am happy that I did.
I scratch my head about why people say they are paper thin (just like a Walmart bag). I didn't puncture a one, even when moving them bare handed and having to dig my fingers in.
I also didn't have a problem with the seal. I filled all the bags I needed, stuck them in the car (open end up), then peeled and sealed them when I got home. Not a speck of sand on the seal. They stick and stick tight (at least initially) so much so that trying to pull it back off ripped the bag where it was sealed.
I can not speak for the longevity of these as I just go them the other day.
I have used the sand bags to support cinder-block walls around an equipment shed, built into a hillside. They work fine to provide a solid, stable barrier between the structure and dirt covering the project. Plastic is fine for this sort of project, since it is then further covered permanently with dirt and thus not subject to the sun, rain or other elements that might normally rot or desintigrate standard burlap or fiberglass reinforced sandbag material. Easy to fill, easy to work with. I would recomend this product to others. KB
sand bags are a great size when filled, and are easy to stack into place. They're not real sturdy though, and it doesn't take much to tear the plastic. All things considered, they do what they're supposed to do and when handled with care, seem to hold up okay.
They were not what I thought I ordered, but fine just the same. They were not the heavy white thing. Filled them and now are in the needed area. We'll see how they work Filling them they seem to be quite strong, We covered some with dirt to bi build up a washed out area as well as damming. They see to be great.
The glue on the bags melts in the sun. The bags are ok for an emergency but do ont last very long and are not tough enough to withstand water surges. The bags were pretty easy to fill as long as the glue protector strip stayed in place.
5out of6found this review helpful.
Review 9 for Sand Bags (50-Pack)
peel and stick closure broke loose after a short time
I live in a flood zone. You would think Home Depot would carry sandbags. No, I had to buy the sandbags on line because the local store doesn't carry them AND then I had to go to Lowe's to buy sand because you don't carry sand and they don't carry bags! I had to make like 3 trips to get something you should be carrying in this area anyway! And, frankly, I'm not even too crazy about the bags themselves.
Your supposed to fill the bag w sand and then peal off a plastic strip to reveal the verry narrow sand covered strip of adhesive that is supposed to seal the bag closed. It does not. I will not buy again. If you do, Fill the bag right where you plan to leave it to avoid leaving a trail to it. I was looking for a more permanent solution.
It's a plastic sandbag. It didn't feel strong enough for a single bag to suffice when filled with sand, so I doubled them up. Fortunately there will be enough bags left over from the package that this was economical to do.
I wanted sand bags not plastic bags that I put the sand in. The sand already comes in plastic bags. Sand bags are supposed to allow water to penetrate so that it slows the water down. These bags were a total waste of my money.
3out of4found this review helpful.
Review 18 for Sand Bags (50-Pack)
Disappointed with Seal and Longevity of bag
PostedJune 22, 2011
No, I do not recommend this product.
I bought 150 of the Hercules sand bags. I was very careful to seal these bags since I didn't want any sand to come out. Out of 60 sandbags 95% of the seals broke within a few weeks. With another set of 20 sand bags, I noticed from being in the sun within about 4 to 5 months the bags began to break at the seams or corners of the bag. I'm mostly disappointed that the seals would not hold for a much longer period of time. If you have a very short use, I would have given them 5 stars but if you want them to last a while, don't buy these.
The bags held more than I expected. They were able to contain 90 lbs.! I don't have a lot of experience with sandbags, but I was definitely satisfied. I used them to get rid off excess rock in my small garden area.