Triple Board Bag Features
A word on wheels vs. drag rails
We know the difference between wheeling a board bag vs. sliding it across an airport floor very well. But we found that eventually, all board bags make it out to a beach. Beaches tend to be sandy and salty, which pretty much spells the death of all wheels and bearings. By avoiding moving parts, we increased the reliability of your triple board bag and minimized the amount of maintenance required.
What is 1680D?
1680D is a designation by DuPont for their super tough basket-weave nylon and it is one of the most durable fabrics available. Originally developed by the DuPont corporation as a material for flak jacket, it is a rugged, highly abrasion-resistant fabric that can handle a beating.
I need a different type of board bag
Whether it is a bag for your oversized SUP, an oddly shaped foil board or some protection for your Molokai, have a look at our bag overview page.
The perfect travel setup
If you are a regular surf traveler, a triple board bag in combination with a board sock is a winning combination. Not only will you have the means to travel to your destination, but you also get to protect your board from the sun at that location without bringing out the full, triple board bag.
Plus, a board sock prevents the screws, chargers, leashes, screwdrivers and other loose items from scratching up the finish of your boards as they are neatly separated from the rest of your globetrotter cargo by an additional board sock.
Head on over to the guys at Wavetribe to see which airlines are “surfer friendly”, which ones charge over $100, over $150 or the ones that move into $200 and beyond that to see who’s going to fly you next time around.
Triple board bag packing tips
1) Use pipe insulation to protect your rails. This stuff is normally used to make sure hot water stays hot as it makes its way to your faucet. It’s cheap, it’s reusable and cut to length, these foam tubes simply slide over your rails. Best of all, these are reusable and makes for a great makeshift roof rack.
2) Strategic placement of the different goodies will allow you to evenly distribute weight. Evenly distributed weight allows you to effortlessly carry your board bag by the center handle (and the same applies to airport staff).
3) Unless your board bag contains wax, a leash, duct tape and a ding repair kit, don’t even bother packing it. For bonus points, add a photocopy of your passport somewhere. Should you ever need it, you will appreciate it.
4) Be kind to the locals, when you are lightening the load on your way back, give that local kid some trunks, flipflops or a T-Shirt? You’re never going to believe how much use they get out of your old gear.