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Surfboard Bags: "Which Features are Important on a Surfboard Bag?"

An Article By: Chris Hough, CEO: The Surfboard Warehouse
Originally Posted: 3/22/2017

There are a ton of features available with today's Surfboard Bags, but how do you sort through the hype to find the features that actually matter? You stay right here, that's how. In this article I will attempt to review some of the most important Surfboard Bag features, some of which you may not even be aware of. Keep in mind, there are some features that you won't care about, but others will. So, sometimes it's not about which features are important on a Surfboard Bag, it's about which features are important to you.

First, let's talk about surfboard protection, after all that's the reason you're buying a Surfboard Bag in the first place. It's fairly standard in the industry that most Surfboard Day Bags are made with 5 mil. foam padding, while Surfboard Travel Bags are made with 10 mil. foam padding. I'd say it's a safe bet to say those are the minimum foam padding requirements you should look for. Don't buy a Surfboard Bag if the specific bag you're considering does not meet these minimum requirements. Past this, you should take a look at the material your Surfboard Bag is made out of, does it have one side reflective, to keep your Surfboards cool? Does it have one side made out of some sort of heavy duty nylon, so your bag won't fall apart? These are both important things to take a look at when purchasing your new Surfboard Bag.

Next, an unlikely thing to look at is the zippers, what's the point of buying a new Surfboard Bag if the zippers are only going to last you a year and then crap out? I personally had a Prolite Travel Surfboard Bag for a very long time, I made tons of surf trips with it by my side, but after several years the zippers got very hard to use, then eventually they wouldn't budge at all. Please understand that this Surfboard Bag served me very well and lasted me a very long time, but short of the zippers there was nothing wrong with the bag. If they didn't fail I probably could have gotten five more years out of this particular bag. Anyway, something to keep in mind, you want zippers that will hold up, like they did on my bag. Furthermore, some of our Surfboard Bag manufacturers have a lifetime guarantee on their zippers, so if they break, you just call them up and have them fixed.

Some companies we carry like FCS have begun experimenting with keeping the seams off the rails with some of the bags in the FCS Surfboard Bag line. If you think about it, that's probably a good idea. The rails of your surfboard are often the part taking the impact, if you move any seams off the rails you can make sure they're completely covered in padding. Similarly, when you look at our line of Surfboard Bags you'll see a ton of different styles, which is important. How your Surfboard Bag fits your surfboards is key to having the protection you need. Make sure you're getting a Surfboard Bag that's going to fit your surfboards. It's probably a good idea to take some measurements and call us, that way we can make sure your getting a snug fit.

Last there are a ton of more "personal" features, or bells and whistles, when it comes to Surfboard Bags some you'll care about and some you won't. Some Surfboard Bags have a wetsuit pouch with drain holds on the outside of the bag, could be a nice feature if you typically wear a wetsuit where you surf. Others have expandable gussets on the tale end of the bag, super important if you like keeping your surfboard fins in your surfboard 24/7. Some Travel Surfboard Bags come with tie downs, some come with pockets on the inside for fins and wax, on others those pockets are on the outside. Some have vents to keep your surfboards cool, which could be important if you're located in F.L. where the heat could seriously damage your surfboards. Also, think about the handles and straps, are they padded well? This is especially important with Surfboard Travel Bags, you might not think so, but trust me it is.

At The Surfboard Warehouse we all surf, we care and we want you to get the right Surfboard Bag for your needs. I completely understand price is an issue, that's why in most cases we offer FREE SHIPPING on ALL of our Surfboard Bags. That said I would caution you, know who you're buying your Surfboard Bag from. Don't get so suckered in by price that you're getting an old bag, or a bag not made by a reputable manufacturer. You're a surfer, we're an ACTUAL surf shop that understands Surfboard Bags. At The Surfboard Warehouse, on this very page, you'll see the largest selections of Surfboard Bags in the world, made by reputable manufactures, at great prices. Not sure which Surfboard Bag you need? Call us, we're here and we'll help. Thank you for considering The Surfboard Warehouse.

Contact Info:
The Surfboard Warehouse, Inc.
813.436.0484
Service@TheSurfboardWarehouse.com
Also available during regular business hours VIA our Live Chat.

Surfboard Bags: "How do I choose a Surfboard Bag?

An Article By: Chris Hough, CEO: The Surfboard Warehouse
Originally Posted: 1/15/2017

Choosing a Surfboard Bag should be a serious subject for any surfer. I mean what's the point of all the research done during the process of buying a new surfboard if you're not going get to the beach with that very board intact? All that time and research wasted, not to mention money and worse still, you could find yourself in a situation where the surf trip you've been planning for weeks or months (in some cases possibly years) is in jeopardy. I speak from experience, it's worth your time and money to make sure you have the right bag and in some cases this article could save you money, as you don't need to overspend. You simply need the right Surfboard Bag for your unique situation.

At the base level Surfboard Bags generally fall into three categories; surfboard socks, surfboard day bags and surfboard travel bags. Therefore, we must first decide what you're doing with your surfboard, are you storing it? Are you walking down the street to surf? Do you need to make a car ride to the beach in order to surf and if so will your surfboard be inside your car or on the roof? Perhaps you're planning a "surf trip" where air travel is involved. All of these are relevant questions to ask yourself when buying a Surfboard Bag.

The most cost effective option is the surfboard sock, offering very minimal protection, yet small and lightweight, therefor easy to carry and easy to store. If you live within walking distance to the beach or are able to put your surfboard inside your car a surfboard sock is a very viable option as you don't necessary need an actual "Surfboard Bag". However, to me if you're putting your surfboard on the roof of your car I would choose a surfboard day bag instead. Day bags are typically designed with at least one side that's heat reflective so that your surfboard stays cooler while in the sun, which helps protect your board and keeps your wax from getting all over everything. Keep this in mind while storing your board as well, if your board will be taking direct sunlight, a surfboard day bag is a better option than a sock.

When it comes to Surfboard Bags, travel surfboard bags get a bit more tricky, but at base level are designed for air travel when you don't know who will be handling your surfboard(s) or what they might do to it/them. Travel bags are usually designed with 10 mm of foam vs 5 mm that comes standard with most day bags. DO NOT PLAN AIR TRAVEL USING A DAY BAG. I understand the desire to save money and not spring for the more pricey travel bag, but a day bag IS NOT designed for air travel, so you're just asking for a disaster. There are cost effective travel surfboard bags that don't offer all the bells and whistles, but still give you that key 10 mm foam padding.

At The Surfboard Warehouse we all surf, we care and we want you to get the right Surfboard Bag for your needs. I completely understand price is an issue, that's why in most cases we offer FREE SHIPPING on ALL of our Surfboard Bags. That said I would caution you, know who you're buying your Surfboard Bag from. Don't get so suckered in by price that you're getting an old bag, or a bag not made by a reputable manufacturer. You're a surfer, we're an ACTUAL surf shop that understands Surfboard Bags. At The Surfboard Warehouse, on this very page, you'll see the largest selections of Surfboard Bags in the world, made by reputable manufactures, at great prices. Not sure which Surfboard Bag you need? Call us, we're here and we'll help. Thank you for considering The Surfboard Warehouse.

Surfboard Bags From: FCS, Dakine, Prolite, Ocean & Earth, Creatures of Leisure, Komunity Project, Gorilla, On A Mission, Destination, Sticky Bumps, Stay Covered

Contact Info:
The Surfboard Warehouse, Inc.
813.436.0484
Service@TheSurfboardWarehouse.com
Also available during regular business hours VIA our Live Chat.
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