Brute Force is a brand known for making some of the toughest exercise sandbags around and are often considered some of the best on the market. But why? Well, one thing is that the company specializes in manufacturing bags and weighted vests and they can take some serious abuse.

Without a doubt, functional strength training is one of the most effective ways to exercise. This type of workout requires you to lift various types of weights that you can comfortably handle, which is where training sandbags come in. Sandbags have sand-filled inserts that can allow you to adjust their weight. Not only this, but they are also portable and accessible to those who don’t have access to or desire to go to a gym.

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So in this review, we’ll cover everything that the Brute Force bags have to offer for your workout and help you decide whether they are worth the money.

Main Features:

  • Made from military-grade 1000D Cordura
  • Available in several different sizes
  • Lifetime warranty
  • 8 padded handles

Appearance & Varieties

When it comes to equipment like this, I feel that looks are the least important factor (function over form). In fact the rougher it looks, the better. It’s likely that you have only seen the military green version of the bag, or possibly the black variety.  But it is actually available in a number of colors and sizes. There are over ten varieties of Brute Force Sandbags. They also come in different colors and sizes, so you will be spoilt for choice. One thing that is common about most of them is that they are usually military-grade quality.

There are 3 sizes available:

  • Mini Sandbag – 5-25lbs
  • Athlete Sandbag – 25-75lbs
  • Strongman Sandbag –  50-125lbs

Handles

The four sets of handles (8 in total) on a Brute Force Sandbag are extremely useful. The handle positioning allows for:

  • Neutral grips
  • End cap grips
  • Suitcase grips
  • Barbell grips

This opens up opportunities for doing different exercises like the snatch, deadlifts, bent over rows, curls and squats to name just a few. Above all, these handles are manufactured from military-grade material and stitched with a robust thread, which will not come loose when the bag is overloaded.

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Among other sandbag training benefits is that these bags allow you to perform many exercises such as Squats, Clean and Press, Deadlifts, Windmills, High Pulls, Carry, and Push-ups.

Sand Inserts

Intensity training is all about adjusting weights as you become stronger. The Brute Force Sandbags come with plenty of sand fillable inserts that allow you to do just this. The inserts are extremely strong, so you won’t have to worry if the bag is dropped with force or from a height. Also, the inserts are removable thereby helping you to increase or reduce weight.

Indestructible Quality

When it comes to fitness equipment that will be used in a harsh environment, there’s one thing that always comes to mind. That is if you buy cheap, you buy twice. One thing that sets Brute sandbags apart from other workout bags is their tough military-grade material, similar to the Garage Fit sandbag. These bags don’t split or tear up when heavily loaded. Therefore, they stand to be the best choice for anyone who doesn’t want to compromise on quality.

These bags boast the following features:

  • 1000 Mil-Spec Cordura
  • Military-grade velcro
  • Seatbelt webbing
  • YKK Zippers

 

Pros

Cons

  • Virtually tear and wear proof
  • Incredibly sturdy
  • Easy to fill and empty the sand inserts
  • Well-constructed handles that are well-placed
  • Significantly improves workout results
  • Affordable and versatile
  • Looks hardcore
  • It is a large sandbag and it’s handles are long, so if you are particularly short or petite, it may be difficult to lift

 

Verdict

We are extremely happy to have the Brute Force Sandbag in our training arsenal as the bag certainly delivers on its promises. We have no worries about it breaking, even with the heaviest loads. There’s probably 100’s of uses for this bag.

The astounding quality of Brute Force Sandbags coupled with their versatility means you can rely on it to really push yourself. Brute Force quality is undoubtedly one of the best. Also, with a lifetime warranty included, there is nothing to lose.