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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53%of customersrecommend this product16 of 30reviews
Rating Breakdown32 reviews
53%of customersrecommend this product16 of 30reviews
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
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.
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.
The first time I tried to use one of the bags I filled it a little over half way with old sand tube 'traction grit'. The bag came apart at one of the side seams. Needless to say I was extremely disappointed as I now have 50 bags that I am planning to return to the store or ship back. Its was not as good of a value for the money as I had thought.
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
This is a deal that is too good to be true. I bought these to fill with sand for my dad's truck in the winter and when we tried to fill with sand, the first one split open. The second one we couldn't get to seal...the sticky stuff wouldn't hold the bag shut. Money down the drain. Don't buy them!
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.
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.
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.
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Review 12 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.