Cracks, dings, and wear will contribute to a surfboard's shortened lifespan. Surfboard bags are often suitable for travel and often contain straps, zipper closures, and a cushioned liner. Choose a bag style that will adequately protect your longboard, shortboard, or hybrid model.
The Shape, Width, And Length
Some manufacturers may offer a more generous cut than others and fabric types that are used to construct surfboard bags may vary. For these reasons, you should explore the dimensions of the bags that are for sale and research the materials used for the outer shell and liner of each bag that is of interest.
A material that is both waterproof and stretchy will not only protect your board but will minimize issues with attempting to line your board up within a bag's confines. The nose shape, width, and length are three portions of a board that should be assessed, prior to selecting a bag that contains a similar shape and slightly larger dimensions.
The Bag Type
Board socks, day bags, travel bags, and board coffins are some bag types on the market that are designed to protect a board, make it easier to transport, or supply an end-user with the option of securing all of the materials that they will be using during their next surfing adventure.
Board socks are the least expensive transport material and these items are usually constructed of a thin, stretchy fabric. A sock may contain a zipper or drawstring closure. The padding that a sock supplies will be limited or may be omitted altogether.
A day bag is designed to hold a single surfboard and may contain a shoulder strap. This type of bag may possess a vinyl outer layer, which will protect a board from moisture. Padding that is secured to the inside of a day bag may vary in thickness.
A travel bag possesses a similar design to a day bag but may be slightly bulkier in style. The bulkiness of a travel bag will increase a board's protection. Some travel bags contain adjustable shoulder and back straps and a tethering system that can be used to tie down a bag to the roof of a vehicle.
A board coffin is a bag that contains a deep storage chamber. This type of bag may feature built-in pockets, storage separators, a wheelbase, and multiple straps. A board coffin is designed to hold multiple boards and accessories.