blackPack Sandbag & Vest
blackPack Sandbag - flexible sandbag training by aerobis
The blackPack by aerobis takes a special place in functional training. The brand blackPack stands for innovative and effective sandbag training, also known as strength bag training. The blackPack sandbags offer unmatched possibilities that redefine weight training. Due to the unique design the blackPack sandbags allow for training with an unstable weight and an unstable form in which the weight (sand or water) can move freely during the exercises. The blackPack ESY comes in three different sizes to give you the perfect blackPack for your purpose. The blackPack PRO offers the unique feature to adjust its volume with its innovative compression system.
Sandbags in functional training
Sandbag training borrows several elements from barbell training, dumbbell training, and kettlebell training and adds the characteristic instability of the training weight to the exercises. In contrast to a barbell, the sandbag is not a fixed object that can't be deformed. Quite to the contrary: the weight inside the sandbag can move at any time and create impulses that demand a higher amount of coordination. In this sense sandbag training is very much like everyday challenges where you often have to lift objects that don't have the exact forms of a dumbbell or barbell. Preparing you for challenges from daily life is also one key aspect in functional training. Our blackPack sandbags, however, go one step further. You can choose your training weight freely. Additionally, the filling is not limited to sand but the blackPack ESY L and the blackPack PRO can also be filled with water. All this is realized with the innovative loading system that uses removable Loading-Bags that make blackPack training so unique.
A variable weight for all situations
The blackPack lets you decide! Fill the blackPack with exactly the weight that you need for your weight training. You won't get one fixed weight but a variable piece of equipment that you can adjust to your needs. This will make the blackPack your constant training companion that you will grow with your gains. Personal trainers and gyms have also learned to love the ability to choose the training weight because they can use only one blackPack with all of their customers and their individual needs.
Training with blackPack Loading-Bag Aqua unbeatable!
Since the water is constantly moving during the exercises thus the body is forced to compensate for this instability. This principle has proven its worth during my personal training of professional athletes.
In contrast to common machine-based training the water makes cheating during movements impossible. Compensating with your stronger side is made impossible and a one-sided strain is prevented.
The unbeatable blackPack quality by aerobis - seize your sandbag
Developing the blackPack wasn't easy. Several prototypes and tests were needed to reach a quality and durability that we were satisfied with. On the way of achieving this we have made no compromises when it comes to the quality of materials and seams.
All versions of the blackPack have a variety of handles that enable countless exercises and variations. This will assure that you always have perfect grip of the blackPack as well as keeping your training as diversified as possible. Even with the same weight you can create new impulses by simply changing your grip. The horizontal and vertical handles give you a secure grip when handling heavy weights, while the baton handles on the sides are perfect for grip strength training.
Additionally, the baton handles can also be used to connect the blackPack to the aeroSling ELITE sling trainer to create a cable pull setup with the blackPack as your counter weight. This variety of possibilities can only be found with equipment by aerobis. To top it off you also have the guarantee that the handles are proven to be nonhazardous and completely harmless even for prolonged skin contact. This is supported by the positive result of a test for harmful substances following the REACH standard that attests the blackPack handles with fulfilling the requirements for category 2 (materials with foreseeable skin contact of 30 seconds and longer).
One size for all - the blackPack PRO
The blackPack PRO offers a unique compression system that allows you to train with the instability characteristic to sandbags but also with a fixed weight that doesn't move inside the blackPack. If you'd rather focus on a higher weight without worrying about the instability you can simply compress the blackPack PRO with the clever buckles. This will let you determin the size of the blackPack PRO and adjust it to the volume that you need for your particular training session. The opening of the blackPack is especially comfortable: you can open the whole upper side of the blackPack. Simply unwrap the opening and place the Loading-Bags inside. The opening is also equipped with little magnets that make it easier to close because they stick together, making folding the opening very easy. You can fill the blackPack PRO with up to three Loading-Bags SAND (maximum weight: 40 kg or 88 lb) or one Loading-Bag AQUA (maximum weight: 30 kg or 66 lb).
Variability in three sizes - blackPack ESY
The blackPack ESY is available in three different sizes that are, comparable to clothing sizes, labelled with letters: S, M, and L. The different sizes are not only aimed at different athletes but will also let you focus on different aspects during your training.
The smaller sizes, the small blackPack ESY S and the medium-sized blackPack ESY M, are better suited for a range of swinging exercises that improve your speed and explosiveness. The blackPack ESY L, however, is better suited for maximum strength exercises. What all versions have in common is a wide range of coordinative exercises with an unstable weight that challenges several muscles groups at once - something that characterizes all the blackPack sandbags.
The differences of the blackPack ESY versions can be found in the sizes and the maximum weight accordingly:
- The blackPack ESY S with a length of 40 cm (16 in) can hold up to 10 kg (22 lb) in one Loading-Bag.
- The blackPack ESY M is 50 cm (20 in) long and can carry up to two Loading-Bags with a maximum weight of 20 kg (44 lb).
- The blackPack ESY L is the biggest blackPack ESY version with a length of 60 cm (24 in) and can hold up to three Loading-Bags and a maximum weight of 30 kg (66 lb). Additionally, you can equip the ESY L with a Loading-Bag AQUA and experience the incomparable training with an aquabag.
Choose your own training weight
You fill the blackPack sandbag with the included Loading-Bag SAND. These Loading-Bags can be filled with up to 12.5 kg (28 lb) of dry sand or a similar material. This will make changing the training weight much easier because you don't have to remove/add the filling itself but just one Loading-Bag. Just like you would add another weight disc to your barbell you can choose the Loading-Bags for your blackPack and are ready to go in a matter of seconds.
Unique strength bag training with water filling
The best part about the blackPack and the reason why calling it a sandbag doesn't do it justice: you can also use the Loading-Bag AQUA to fill it (blackPack PRO and blackPack ESY L). This is a water container that you can fill with up to 30 kg (66 lb) of water. Unmatched and incomparable: the water doesn't simply work as a training weight but also creates a challenging instability in every move. You can adjust this instability by adding and removing air to/from the Loading-Bag AQUA. The more air there is the more space the water has to move around inside the Loading-Bag. Strength bag training with the Loading-Bag AQUA is unmatched and incredibly effective: in addition to the weight you also have to actively even out the unforeseeable movements of the water. This demands a great amount of coordinative muscle strength. While sandbag training is already challenging because the sand inside the sandbag is unstable, strength bag training with water takes it one step further. The water is constantly moving during the exercise. An incredible training that only the blackPack will give you!
One helpful accessory for the blackPack is the Weight Scale that lets you measrue the weight of your blackPack. Or how about the blackPack Carry Strap that turns your blackPack into a travel bag? If you like to train outdoors you can use the blackPack as a bag for the rest of your equipment. Simply unpack everything, place a weight inside the blackPack, and you can start your outdoor training session!
Available in sets
Our blackPacks come with Loading-Bags SAND by default. You can also get one of our sets that will help you a good amount of money. The Set AQUA is available in a blackPack PRO version as well as in a blackPack ESY L version and contains the Loading-Bag AQUA instead of the Loading-Bags SAND. You can fill the Loading-Bag AQUA with up to 30 kg of water. And for all of you who want to get the best out of their blackPack right away we have put together the Set TOP that contains the Loading-Bags SAND as well as one Loading-Bag AQUA. This set is available in a blackPack PRO version and a blackPack ESY L version.