Woven polypropylene bags are made with the same material but have a tighter weave that’s good for filling with materials that are larger than a grain of sand. This bag can hold up to 80 pounds and is highly durable. This would be a great bag for a project that will regularly be exposed to the elements, however, it should be covered if it’s being exposed to direct sunlight.
Lastly, a burlap bag is an eco-friendly and more natural looking alternative to the plastic-based bags. This bag can be filled with any material larger than a grain of corn. Burlap sand bags have a finer weave that will hold smaller materials. While they are not tested by the manufacturer for weight, in an unscientific test I was able to put 115 pounds into a bag before I ran out of weight. However, I would not recommend putting this much weight into the bag as it was pretty close to its max and could give out if left hanging for a long period of time. This bag is a great option for outdoor application as it is biodegradable and has a more natural look.
See our Burlap Bags Product Guide for more information and other uses for these bags.
Note that most of these bags come with the option of having a drawstring closure or not so look in the details section to make sure it is the right type of bag for your project.
No matter the application, one of these bags will likely work for your weighted bag project. If not, there are plenty of materials such as jute and burlap, tarp vinyl , vinyl coated polyester, PVC-coated polyester, canvas, or nylon with which you can make your own custom weighted bag.
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