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Title: Decent SUP travel Bag
Post by: alexf on November 12, 2018, 08:53:42 AM
I'm Looking for recommendation of a SUP travel bag that is decent quality and 8-10mm thick, for a 9ft 27inch custom SUP, which is capable of taking the board with fins on . There are many options for short and long boards but it seems for SUPs the main brands only do cheaper day bags and some of the better quality brands only take boards with no fins on. Suggestions please. thanks. I tried Dakine, Prolimit, O&E, Rhino, FSC, and others?
Title: Re: Decent SUP travel Bag
Post by: SlatchJim on November 12, 2018, 10:11:26 AM
I've got a SUP Sports bag that's pretty industrial.  They're a site sponsor, and should have an add you can click on and get to their site quick.
Title: Re: Decent SUP travel Bag
Post by: Ichabod Spoonbill on November 12, 2018, 12:35:03 PM
It's funny — I was just thinking about this subject. I have a Pau Hana labeled bag for my Pau Hana Ricochet which just bit the dust. I think bags are an easy thing to go cheap on, but most of the bags closer to $100 are pretty much crap. That aforementioned bag lasted barely two seasons.

I also have an FCS bag which is pretty good. It cost close to $250 for a 14' bag, but that's what you're going to pay quality. My Epic adjustable bag is about 12 years old, and it still works fine.
Title: Re: Decent SUP travel Bag
Post by: JVM on November 12, 2018, 01:09:06 PM
8-10mm might be ought on that size. Most seem to be in the 5-7mm range. Try getting a FCS Flight Bag but it will need to be oversized to accommodate the width and thickness.
Title: Re: Decent SUP travel Bag
Post by: Bean on November 12, 2018, 02:19:09 PM
Unless the fin is glassed on, I would remove it.

Vitamin Blue makes some awesome bags.
Title: Re: Decent SUP travel Bag
Post by: kayadogg on November 12, 2018, 03:54:46 PM
+1 for Vitamin Blue. Frank is the man and will make you a quality bag that is custom fit for your board cheaper than any of the big names. I’ve had several bags from him, including some that would handle a board with the fins still on. He’ll double up the area that the fins touch and out a layer of the same outside canvas on the inside for that area. Definitely worth giving him a call.
Title: Re: Decent SUP travel Bag
Post by: alexf on November 13, 2018, 01:51:09 PM
Thanks guys

FSC flight bags doesn’t seem available for the sup, the long board versions wont take a sup even a 27. The SUP sports bag looks impressive and good design. Vitamin Blue custom bag option sounds like a great option  ;D
Title: Re: Decent SUP travel Bag
Post by: supnsurf on November 18, 2018, 06:16:14 PM
Yes Vitamin blue, Frank is great and they will ship right to you. Their bags are the best I’ve seen
Title: Re: Decent SUP travel Bag
Post by: tautologies on November 18, 2018, 10:01:56 PM


Ok guys here is a pitch: Lets just trust each other and state what bags we have. Its all good. Let's make it easy for OP to find his bag.

So I got a bag from a member here (I think) and it was great. I dunno what bag it was tho. :/ I have never used it to travel with airlines so I cannot help with that.
I used my thick double board Naish bag to transport 3 boards and it has been fantastic (2 SUP and a surfboard). Though I suspect its a slight tad random since transporting tiny surf boards I added a ton of extra padding on did not go as well.
 When transporting SUPs add cardboard on nose, rails, and tail. It's just the way to deal with it right. Might have to do with the destination too. 
Title: Re: Decent SUP travel Bag
Post by: jpeter on November 19, 2018, 04:48:53 AM
I've got a SUP Sports bag that's pretty industrial.  They're a site sponsor, and should have an add you can click on and get to their site quick.

I have a SUP Sports bag as well.   It protected the board pretty well when it flew from my roof rack and hit pavement.  However my board is going to outlast the bag because the zipper is not good for the application.  Too fine toothed in my opinion.  Problem with the zipper not closing.  I did contact SUP Sports and they told me where to find new zipper pulls.  Replacement of the pulls worked great for a few weeks,  now it is splitting behind the zipper as I close again. 

JP
Title: Re: Decent SUP travel Bag
Post by: SUP Sports ® on November 19, 2018, 08:22:55 AM
So, I've yet to find a better zipper system than YKK...
Having air traveled many times with SUPs, I also haven't had one single zipper issue...
I've also been air traveling with surfboards and sailboards in bags scores of times over the last four decades...and, have had way fewer issues on bags with YKK zippers than otherwise...
 
I'm thinking that when a board flies off of a rack and hits pavement...it's probably not good for long term zipper (or bag) health...YMMV...;-)
Title: Re: Decent SUP travel Bag
Post by: jpeter on November 19, 2018, 09:20:11 AM
There was no impact to the zipper.  The zipper splits in many different places.   You can't win with zippers and salt water.  This bag has plastic pulls,  which do not corrode.  Zipper seems perfect,  but I suspect the zipper is wearing the plastic out.  Why the second one only lasted a short time, Not sure.  Identical YKK pulls.    JP   
Title: Re: Decent SUP travel Bag
Post by: SUP Sports ® on November 19, 2018, 09:33:48 AM
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure...all zippers benefit from occasional preventative maintenance...not just when there is a problem...

Even the best components will wear down if not properly maintained. Occasional, minimal upkeep will extend the life of your gear.

You wouldn’t buy a car then neglect to wash it or change the oil, would you?

Zippers are a common fail point on backpacks. Even YKK zippers, regarded as the best brand (and the one that we use), will benefit from upkeep.


You can extend the life of even the best zippers with occasional maintenance and responsible use.

Be gentle with your zippers and never force them closed or past a snag. Clean zippers with water and soap after any extended trips to remove dirt and salt. To prevent future problems, apply a zipper lubricant after cleaning.


https://blog.tortugabackpacks.com/backpack-zipper-maintenance/
Title: Re: Decent SUP travel Bag
Post by: surfercook on November 19, 2018, 09:52:10 AM
I scored a new Pro-Lite 9'0'' airline bag for about $200 to accommodate my 8'0' sup. Thing is bomb proof and it was my first dedicated sup travel bag. You're gonna wanna go one size up for a 9'0" sup. I didn't even pack the boards w/bubble wrap. Just used their day bags.

Great bag and it has a dedicated pocket for a paddle too so you don't hafta put it in the w/the board(s).

https://www.amazon.com/Pro-Lite-SUP-Rhino-Travel-Bag/dp/B00TIXST1W/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
Title: Re: Decent SUP travel Bag
Post by: Tom on November 19, 2018, 02:19:04 PM
Pro-lite looks great. But it needs a carrying handle in the center.
Title: Re: Decent SUP travel Bag
Post by: supnsurf on November 20, 2018, 08:35:25 AM
Cooky, did you bag come with that inside bag or did you buy it separate ?
Title: Re: Decent SUP travel Bag
Post by: surfercook on November 20, 2018, 09:05:01 AM
Pro-lite looks great. But it needs a carrying handle in the center.
It really is a great bag and it does have a carry handle. but I didn't see it on the [pro-lite website. Might not be in production anymore. gotta be a few out there available still though.
The Pro-Lite Boardbags SUP Rhino Travel Bag is specifically designed for airline travel. This durable bag features cushy foam for extra protection during long flights and road trips to the next epic spot. A sewn in divider provides the perfect separation to keep wax from switching boards, while the heavy-duty non-corrosive zippers keep the movement smooth.
Product Features
Fits one board up to 32" wide
Reinforced nose
Fixed size hang tag
Inner storage pocket
Exterior paddle pocket
Molded rubber handle
Top zip flip top opening
External wax/key pocket
Padded deluxe shoulder strap
Collapsible gusset with Velcro closure
Large exterior wetsuit/accessory pocket
Strap pocket to stow strap and accessories
600 Denier Poly and 10mm foam

Cooky, did you bag come with that inside bag or did you buy it separate ?
The board socks did not come w/the Rhino bag. they were mine already.
Title: Re: Decent SUP travel Bag
Post by: SUP Sports ® on November 20, 2018, 10:26:05 AM
It really is a great bag and it does have a carry handle. but I didn't see it on the pro-lite website. Might not be in production anymore.

Pro-Lite is located a short distance from our shop...so, I know that they are not making that Rhino SUP travel bag anymore...making day bags only...which is probably why it was available on Amazon well below the retail cost...
Title: Re: Decent SUP travel Bag
Post by: Skate on December 05, 2018, 04:32:08 PM

vitamin blue bags are the best.


http://vitaminblue.com.