One of the factors that makes iSUP so attractive to so many people, is the ease of transport. You don’t need a van or roof bars, and it’s much easier to travel on planes, with the weight of whole packages of top end kit (including paddles) being only 15kg.
But all of this lugging them around leaves them at risk of damage, and can be hard work, so requires a sturdy and easy to use bag.
When we were designing our 2017 kit, the bag was one of the factors that we really focussed on. So what changes have we made since 2016?
Our customers have been taking the boards to some pretty wild places, and the wheels needed beefing up to cope with the rugged terrain.
Comfortable shoulder and hip straps.
And they’ve been being taken to some places where pulling them just wouldn’t work. Up and down cliff paths, through scrubland, and over hill and dale. The new bag has very comfortable padded shoulder and hip straps, and chest straps to keep the shoulder straps in place.
When pulling the gear, or putting into the hold on planes, you want the straps to be safely stowed away so they don’t get caught under wheels or ripped off by rough handlers.
One of the biggest frustrations with SUP bags is how difficult it is to get the board into the bag. Trying to manhandle the board into a bag that only opens at the top or that doesn’t open fully is almost as difficult as most men find putting on a duvet cover. So the entire front of our bag unzips opening up the full compartment.
…for accessories. This means that the pump and the rest of the accessories don’t take up useful space (for wetsuits, towels, picnics etc) inside the bag. All standard accessories fit neatly into the front pocket leaving plenty of space for the remainder of your kit.
Coloured zip pulls.
You’re cold, wet and tired. And the littlest things frustrate you in that mood. Like trying to find the bloody zippull to open the damn thing… It’s always the little things!
The inside front of the bag has an elaticated paddle holder to keep your paddle secure in the bag. And if you want additional protection your carbon paddle, the McConks CF paddle bag fits inside the bag with the rest of the kit.
Comfortable handles, lots of them
…and just in the right places. Perfect for manhandling the gear onto conveyor belts, or into the boot of car. And they’re padded so that don’t cut off all circulation to your fingers!
All of our 2017 range come with these bags as standard. Head over to our webshop to search our 2017 lineup.