Onnit Labs’ latest product in a line of “destabilized” exercise equipment is the Battlebag, which is essentially an Onnit-branded sandbag. Sand not included of course, as that would drastically increase the cost of shipping the product around the world.
In all seriousness, the Onnit Battlebag looks a lot like a duffel bag you’d use to haul stuff around in. It’s made of what appears to be thick, heavy canvas and it features four handles: two on the top and one on each end. The Battlebag can be purchased either without filler bags or with them. If you choose to purchase the Battlebag bundle with the filler bags, it’s up to you to buy some bags of sand from a local hardware store–most stores sell bags of sand for children’s sandboxes–and use that to fill up the filler bags, and then place the filler bags inside the Battlebag. If you already have Onnit’s Steelbells, you can put those in the Battlebag in lieu of the filler bags. It may sound confusing, but it’s not, and Onnit has a wide variety of purchase combinations available including Battlebags with and without fillerbags, and bundles with Primal Steelbells as well.
Like most of Onnit’s exercise equpiment, Battlebags are designed to improve and enhance your functional strength. This is the strength that we use and require on a day to day basis. Think picking up a squirming and screaming toddler in your hands and trying to keep them under control. Think picking up five bags of groceries while trying to close your car’s trunk or open the front door to your home. The destabilized, dynamic, shifting nature of the weight in a Battlebag will mimic such scenarios and allow you to become more functionally fit.
As I said the bag is outfitted with four handles, though Onnit encourages you to just pick up the bag and lift, swing, rotate, or throw it around. It’s designed to take a beating and load bearing tests show that the side handles can sustain up to 347 lbs. and the top handles up to 408 lbs. thanks to reinforced webbing and stitching where it counts the most.
The Battlebag is available now on the Onnit website in the following combinations:
- Battlebag with two filler bags
- Battlebag without filler bags
- Single filler bag
- Battlebag with one 10 lb. Primal Steelbell
- Battlebag with one 30 lb. Primal Steelbell
- Battlebag with one 50 lb. Primal Steelbell
- Battlebag with three 10 lb. Primal Steelbell
- Battlebag with three 30 lb. Primal Steelbell
- Battlebag with three 50 lb. Primal Steelbell