Military Sandbag Weightlifting Kit

At Forest City Industrial Sewing, we have the expertise and capabilities to create military-grade products under unique circumstances. This is beneficial for our troops in the field as we can work with real-time feedback on our products and shift our resources accordingly.

In this project, we helped a customer who needed a manufacturer that was capable of revising, planning, and pricing a MIL-I45208A compliant product under a tight deadline. This defense industry customer asked us to enhance their initial design for a sandbag weightlifting kit prior to its deployment.

The most important aspect of this project was the timeframe. The customer could not afford to wait 6-8 weeks between troop feedback and redesign cycles. As a result, they worked with us on-site for all testing and design verification. Made from Mil-Spec grade Cordura Nylon and coated with urethane, the kit had overall part dimensions of 39″ x 30″ and featured tolerances as tight as + 0.25″. We helped them modify their initial design, producing a prototype that would lower costs without sacrificing quality or functionality. We also had to compress the timeframe for each new design iteration down to two days while our customer tested each revision on-site. After adjustments had been made, they verified each new prototype revision for approval. This process was repeated until they were satisfied and ready to certify their product for use in the field.

We went above and beyond to help our customer achieve their goals. This included traveling to local suppliers in order to pick up the new hardware so that we could incorporate it into the design on the same day. Our production manager and two additional workers alternated their design and manufacturing processes in order to meet their deadline. Impressed by our capabilities and commitment to get the job done, they now order a total of 500 sets at a time. To learn more about our military sandbag weightlifting kit, please refer to the table below or contact us directly.

Military Sandbag Weightlifting Kit Highlights

Project Name & Description

Help customer develop a military sandbag weightlifting kit

Capabilities Applied / Processes

Design assistance, prototyping, and design for manufacture.

Equipment Used to Manufacture Part

Programmable sewing machines, hot strip cutter.

Overall Part Dimensions

39″ x 30″

Tightest Tolerances


Material Used

Military specification Cordura nylon

Material Finish

Urethane back coating

Industry for Use


In Process Testing / Inspection Performed

Yes, with customer present while prototyping


10-500 sets

Delivery / Turnaround Time

Same day prototypes, up to 25 weeks for 500 kits

Standards Met