Sunova Board bags

Sunova have released their own SUP board bag and wow what a bag it is.

 

Protection
The 5mm foam padding provides ample protection from all kinds of knocks and bangs while remaining light enough to avoid excess baggage charges. After four flights my board returned home without a shatter, indent or ding and even with a couple of wet wetsuits thrown in for the return journey, I didn’t have to pay a cent for excess baggage. These Sunova covers come with a zippered expansion joint around the tail which is a really great idea because it allows you to leave your fins in the board during casual day trips once at your destination or if you plan on using the cover for everyday use while at home. Then, when jumping on a plane or a boat for a long channel crossing, take the fins out of your board, zip up the expansion joint and the cover nicely hugs your tail without any excess material flapping around.

 

NOW THERE IS A SUP BAG

 

 

Heavy duty PVC reinforcement where needed
Extra, heavy duty, textured PVC material has been included around the nose and tail along with thicker 10mm foam padding. This provides exceptional reinforcement for those high traffic areas and it looks like it would stand up to even the roughest baggage handler’s poking, prodding, scraping and sliding before ever looking like penetrating this protective barrier.

 

Handles are abundant on these bags.
Everywhere you would logically want to pick up the board from, there’s a handle. The shoulder strap on the side is the most versatile for longer distances and it’s very comfortable, adjustable and strong. The shoulder strap is also easily removable so you can tuck it away when it’s not needed – like on the roof racks. There’s a handle in the middle on the edge which is great for moving the board around short distances or sliding it along the ground while in the queue at the airport. There is also one on the nose which could be used to drag the board along the ground with or without first strapping a wheelie bag to the tail. These are all great, but the best handle is the one in the middle, on the face of the cover, right where the handle on the SUP would be. We are all used to carrying our boards from here so why not have that option on our board bags too. Any SUP cover without this centre handle isn’t worth buying. Sunova have realised this and feature this handle on all their bags.

 

 

Super useful centre handle
A (physical and metaphorical) silver lining is provided by the colour of the inside of the bag. This provides a form of heat shield from direct sunlight and could save your pride and joy from a nasty delamination incident if left exposed for any length of time.

 

 

Storage
Every board bag should have a storage pocket for fins, leg ropes and other accessories. Sunova have included a generous, zippered storage pocket in their bags which is accessible from the outside so you don’t have to undo all your good packing in the main bag to access things from here quickly. This pocket is located over the tail pad of the board inside so if anything in here were to get squished against the board it will have the maximum protection from the tail pad and kicker acting as a buffer.