In the field...

NASA employs Lowing Products Shotbags in stress testing. See the video below at 1:30, then call us to see how we can help you with your testing.

The Best Ballast Bag Ever Made!

These exact weight bags are very well suited for use in industrial weight testing, calibration, counterbalance applications, aeronautics, aircraft and automotive engineering, and, of course in Motion Picture production where we originally developed them. Our customers also use them as divers' weight bags, and a rifle steady bags (bench rest shooting bag).

Wherever weight is being handled by people these bags will provide improved safety by reducing muscle fatigue, foot and hand injuries.

Genuine CORDURA®

CORDURA® Classic fabric provides rugged durable performance featuring enhanced tear and abrasion resistance, and long-lasting durability. CORDURA® Classic fabric is constructed with qualifying yarns which are woven, dyed and finished in accordance with INVISTA™'s approved fabric standards for the CORDURA® brand. The 1000 x 1000 denier Nylon tests to a tensile strength of 536 lbs. warp and 437 lbs. fill. Its tear strength is 73 lbs. warp and 66 lbs. fill. It is water resistant, and much more abrasion resistant than textured nylon.

Click for more information about CORDURA® Classic Fabric.

Your Choice of Stainless Filling

Lowing Products was the first to use stainless steel to fill the shot bags commonly used in the motion picture industry. Click to see why the choice of stainless is critical to your success. This innovation opened a world of opportunity for Lowing Products to provide a more usable bag to the Movies, and then to other industries that require a precisely-manufactured and long-lasting ballast bag. We offer SAE 300-Series and 400-Series Stainless which gives you, the customer, an important choice. The more expensive 300-Series Stainless is most resistant to corrosive elements, such as salt water. The less expensive 400-Series Stainless drains and dries easily in wet environments (like the 300-Series Stainless), but can display a slight corrosion over time if exposed to corrosive chemicals frequently.

An important note about magnetism: Neither the 300-Series nor the 400-Series Stainless is inherently magnetic. That is, none of our materials carries a naturally occurring magnetic field. However, there is a difference. The 300-Series contains in its alloy more non-magnetizable metals than the 400-Series. For some very specific industry applications, this becomes an issue. In short, the 300-Series Stainless cannot be moved by magnetic force and will not hold a magnetic field. The 400-Series Stainless can be moved by magnetic force and can hold a field for a short period of time if exposed to a sufficiently strong current. If you think your application has a magnetic exposure requirement, call us before making any decisions about which material you need.

Exceptional Care in Manufacturing

Our exclusive loading process eliminates the need for a bulky plastic liner. All of our shot bags are built to within 0.1 ounce. For special projects or applications, we can guarantee a plus-or-minus 0.001 ounce tolerance (given a dry bag in controlled humidity). In addition, we frequently construct custom bags for our customers. If the standard bags are not appropriate for your needs, let us know. If you can sketch it or describe it to us, chances are we can build it for you.

Our design, fabrics, manufacturing process, and choice of stainless filling allows us to deliver exact weights for our customers who use the shot bags as ballast and calibration tools.

The Shot Bag Family

Quality

Quality materials and workmanship make the Lowing Products Shot Bags exceptionally suited for the demanding environments in which our customers work. Our adherence to these standards ensure that the Lowing Products Shot Bags are a convenient, low maintenance, portable and precise source of weight or ballast that easily conforms to it's surroundings.

We insist on genuine CORDURA® Classic fabric provides which adhere to INVISTA™'s approved fabric standards.The 1000 x 1000 denier Nylon tests to a tensile strength of 536 lbs. warp and 437 lbs. fill. Its tear strength is 73 lbs. warp and 66 lbs. fill. It is water resistant, and much more abrasion resistant than textured nylon.

We monitor the quality and sources of all materials and workmanship that go into our Shot Bags. Each bag's weight is within 0.1 ounce of its stated weight. For specific circumstances, we can manufacture bags to within 0.001 ounce as measured in a clean and dry environment.

The Lowing Products Shot Bags are the best choice to replace your sandbags.

Features

The Lowing Products Stainless Steel Shot Bags Feature:

☞ Hand crafted with genuine tough 1000 denier Genuine CORDURA® Plus Nylon Fabric

☞ 4000+ pound, 2 inch wide (1" @ hand hold) seatbelt Webbing is used for the butterfly handle (on all but the SHOT SOCK)

☞ All seams are DOUBLE-DOUBLE Stitched (that's 4 rows of stitching) for strength and durability

☞ 304 Stainless Steel #2 size Grommets used on all bags

☞ We use small 300-Series & 400-Series Stainless Steel shot (no carbon steel for the #304 bags)

☞ Standard color codes for 5- and 8-Pound Shot Socks, 10- and 15-Pound Shot Bags, and 20- and 25-Pound Shot Bags

☞ Any color combinations available by special order

☞ Specific weight bags always available by special order. Plus or minus .1 ounce is standard. Plus or minus .001 ounce available when requested

☞ A 25 Pound bag laid flat measures about 1.75 inches high by 9 inches wide by 12.25 inches long, 192.93 Cubic Inches or .11 Cubic Foot

Benefits

The Benefits of the Lowing Products Stainless Steel Shot Bags Include:

☞ Reduced Storage Requirements - more Stainless bags can be stored in less space compared to sand bags.

☞ Exceptional Performance Under Abuse - made exclusively with rugged 1000 denier Genuine CORDURA® Plus nylon fabric provides tough and flexible reliability in all environments

☞ Dries quickly after wash or water usage. Stainless filling prevents seepage of harmful or oxidized materials. Will not mold like sand and aggregates can.

☞ Easily becomes an anchor that form-fits to any object

☞ The 2 inch "Seatbelt" webbing handle is comfortable yet durable and quick to grab

☞ Many convenient attachment points

☞ 300-Series stainless is rustproof in most chemicals, salt and water (no more rust stains on location and dirty bags clean up with soap & water)

☞ #304 Stainless Steel grommets provide rugged, rustproof reliability

☞ Improves safety and reliability by eliminating toxic lead and unreliable sand from your workplace

About Us

Lowing Products

Lowing Products is a part of Lowing Light & Grip, LLC, located in Wyoming, Michigan, a suburb of Grand Rapids. Company Owner David Lowing developed the Shot Bag design we use while working professionally as a gaffer and grip in the local and regional filmed entertainment business.

While working on the design for the movies, Dave saw that the materials used in fabrication, the design, and the care he and his team took in the assembly process, all supported the use of the Shot Bags in industries that demanded precision and consistency. Technology and engineering companies began to call on Lowing Products for standard Shot Bags, and for customized products. We are only too happy to oblige.

Today, Lowing Products manufacturers the Shot Bags, as well as Apple Boxes, French Flags, and other products for the filmed entertainment business. Adam Boeskool manages the Shot Bags product line and will be your primary point of contact. Ask him about the standard bags, the 0.001-ounce tolerance bags, or any other custom labeling, coloring, or design you might need.

409-Series Pricing

Pricing and Price Breaks for 409-Series Shot Bags

5-Pound Shot Sock
(SB-409.05)

  • Our MSRP: $37.50
  • Quantity Discounts:
  • 1 - 49: $28.13
  • 50 - 99: $24.38
  • 100 and More: $20.63

8-Pound Shot Sock
(SB-409.08)

  • Our MSRP: $44.10
  • Quantity Discounts:
  • 1 - 49: $33.08
  • 50 - 99: $28.67
  • 100 and More: $24.26

10-Pound Shot Bag
(SB-409.10)

  • Our MSRP: $48.85
  • Quantity Discounts:
  • 1 - 49: $36.64
  • 50 - 99: $31.75
  • 100 and More: $26.87

15-Pound Shot Bag
(SB-409.15)

  • Our MSRP: $59.75
  • Quantity Discounts:
  • 1 - 49: $44.81
  • 50 - 99: $38.84
  • 100 and More: $32.86

20-Pound Shot Bag
(SB-409.20)

  • Our MSRP: $68.50
  • Quantity Discounts:
  • 1 - 49: $51.38
  • 50 - 99: $44.53
  • 100 and More: $37.68

25-Pound Shot Bag
(SB-409.25)

  • Our MSRP: $79.50
  • Quantity Discounts:
  • 1 - 49: $59.63
  • 50 - 99: $51.68
  • 100 and More: $43.73

304-Series Pricing

Pricing and Price Breaks for 304-Series Shot Bags

5-Pound Shot Sock
(SB-304.05)

  • Our MSRP: $49.75
  • Quantity Discounts:
  • 1 - 49: $44.75
  • 50 - 99: $32.95
  • 100 and More: $23.60

8-Pound Shot Sock
(SB-304.08)

  • Our MSRP: $59.99
  • Quantity Discounts:
  • 1 - 49: $53.99
  • 50 - 99: $36.92
  • 100 and More: $27.85

10-Pound Shot Bag
(SB-304.10)

  • Our MSRP: $67.20
  • Quantity Discounts:
  • 1 - 49: $60.48
  • 50 - 99: $42.52
  • 100 and More: $35.48

15-Pound Shot Bag
(SB-304.15)

  • Our MSRP: $78.32
  • Quantity Discounts:
  • 1 - 49: $62.65
  • 50 - 99: $51.23
  • 100 and More: $40.15

20-Pound Shot Bag
(SB-304.20)

  • Our MSRP: $98.75
  • Quantity Discounts:
  • 1 - 49: $79.00
  • 50 - 99: $63.09
  • 100 and More: $54.45

25-Pound Shot Bag
(SB-304.25)

  • Our MSRP: $110.20
  • Quantity Discounts:
  • 1 - 49: $88.16
  • 50 - 99: $75.88
  • 100 and More: $60.93