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The Best Bodyboarding Bag Buyers Guide - Protect Your Bodyboards

The Best Bodyboarding Bag Buyers Guide – Protect Your Bodyboards

So you bought a bodyboard but want to avoid completely wrecking it like I did with my last marriage.

Makes sense, they can be a big investment.

Because of this, you don’t want to risk damaging your board by carrying it around in your truck or dragging it along the sand at the beach.

Even if you’re just setting the board in your garage, you can risk it getting scratched or dented if it falls over or if you’ve got pets wandering around that might scratch at it. If you want to truly protect your bodyboard while carrying and storing it, you should consider getting a high-quality bodyboard bag.

Bodyboard bags don’t just protect your board from damage, they also make your board and gear easier to carry.

Nobody wants to deal with dragging a board and their tools a long way without a proper way to carry them. Bodyboard bags make it easy to pack everything up and safely carry it to wherever you need to go.

Additionally, when you have a bodyboard bag you can keep everything in one place.

Even if you go months between bodyboarding sessions, you’ll know that all your accessories are in the same place so you can pick up and go whenever you want to.

There are different types of bodyboard bags to suit different needs. Find out which six we think are the best ones below.

Don’t miss our article on best bodyboards (ultimate buyer guide)

Ebodyboarding Rolling Launch Coffin Bag

The bag measures 47”x24”x9” and weighs 10 lbs.

QualityQuality
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PROS
  • Holds 3-5 boards
  • Great for long distance travel
  • Wheels
  • Carry handles
  • Pockets to hold accessories
  • Durable nylon construction
CONS
  • When using the bag for longer boards it can be a tight fit

Ebodyboarding Rolling Launch Coffin Bodyboard Bag Review

“Coffin” bags are a style of bags that make excellent carrying bags during long-distance trips.

If you are flying across the ocean to bodyboard or taking a road trip down the coast, you’ll want a bodyboard bag like this.

This bag holds 3-5 bodyboards (depending on the size of the boards) so you can carry boards for the whole family or just bring all the ones you need to surf in different types of water conditions. There is also plenty of room for your gear like fins and leashes.

bodyboard bag

The features of this bodyboard bag include wheels for easy transport of the bag, an adjustable and detachable strap, padded carry handles, folding pockets to hold your boards in place and inner pockets to hold tools and accessories, and a zipper.

The bag is made from nylon and is very durable. It will hold five boards up to 42” long or three longer boards.

Ebodyboarding Double Padded Reflector Wet and Dry Bag

The bodyboard bag measures 48” tall and 25” wide. It weighs 3 lbs.

QualityQuality
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PROS
  • Reflective
  • Wet and dry compartments inside
  • Outer pockets
  • Both backpack straps and a carry strap
  • Comes in multiple colors
  • Sturdy
CONS
  • If your boards have mounted fins or skegs, you may not be able to fit as many boards in the bag
  • Backpack straps may be too far apart for some people

Ebodyboarding Double Padded Reflector Wet and Dry Bag Review

Man standing beside a bodyboard bag

If you aren’t traveling long distances, you don’t necessarily need a huge, heavy-duty bodyboard bag.

If you’re just driving to the local beach and want to protect your board from getting damaged in the car, this padded bag is a great option.

This bodyboard bag is also great if you are hiking to your surf spot as the reflective material keeps the bag from getting too hot and helps you stay cooler while carrying it.

The bag comes with adjustable, padded backpack straps, a carry strap, two front pockets, wet and dry pockets inside the bag so you can carry wet items without damaging anything, and heavy-duty zippers to keep everything in.

It also features mesh drain holes to drain out any water or sand that may come into contact with the bag. You can carry one board up to 46”, two boards up to 45”, or three boards up to 42” within this bodyboard bag.

Wham-O Morey Tour Bag

This bag measures 25”x23”x6” and weighs 5 ½ lbs

QualityQuality
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PROS
  • Special pockets that hold two sets of fins
  • Reflective inside to keep the boards from getting too hot
  • Padded on the inside
  • Ultra durable and great for travel
CONS
  • Only holds two boards

Wham-O Morey Tour Bodyboard Bag Review

This is a heavy duty bag that is good for long-distance travel even though it only holds up to two boards at a time. It was made with keeping boards from being damaged during long travels in mind and it can definitely hold up well in an overhead bin. You can also check this bag and not worry about your boards being damaged when this bag inevitably bumps into other bags or comes rolling down the baggage carousel.

The bag features a padded inside that is made with reflective material. This helps to keep your boards from getting too hot while inside the bag. This is a lifesaver if you are surfing in extremely hot temperatures! The bag also has pockets that are specially designed to hold fins. You can fit two sets of fins comfortably in these pockets. The bag also has a handle, a shoulder strap, and backpack style straps so you have options when it comes to how you carry the bag.

This bag measures 25”x23”x6” and weighs 5 ½ lbs. You can comfortably fit two boards that are 42” long or less. A single 46” board will also fit into the bag.

Wave Rebel BA107 Ion Bag

The bag measures 18”x3”x13” and weighs 2.5 lbs

QualityQuality
PricePrice
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PROS
  • Heavy-duty nylon material
  • Great for day trips
  • Lightweight
  • Padded back
CONS
  • Only fits one board

Wave Rebel BA107 Ion Bag Review

This is a super lightweight bodyboard bag that is great for day trips.

It is made from nylon and vinyl which makes it highly durable as well.

If you want a simple bag that includes all the features you need in a bodyboarding bag, this is a good choice.

The bag has PVC back padding to keep you comfortable and supported while carrying it around. It features a large front pocket to hold accessories or other personal items and a carry strap.

The bag measures 18”x3”x13”. It is very lightweight, coming in around 2 lbs. You can carry one 42” board in this bag.

Custom X

by: Custom X

QualityQuality
PricePrice
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PROS
  • High-quality stitching
  • Two outside pockets
  • Carry strap
  • Padded backpack straps
  • Mesh drain holes
  • Durable
CONS
  • No inside pockets

Custom X Bag Review

This is a great bodyboard travel bag for when you want to carry all your gear but still want something lightweight.

It is made from high-quality nylon and stitching that ensures it won’t rip while you’re carrying your boards around.

This bodyboard bag features double zippers, two large pockets on the outside, a carry strap, padded backpack straps, and mesh drain holes. You can fit two boards up to 42” or one board up to 46”.  

This bag is ultra lightweight, only  3 lbs.

STEALTH Day Bag by Curve

The bag measures 48”x26” and weighs 2 lbs

QualityQuality
PricePrice
Our RatingOur Rating
PROS
  • Affordable on a budget
  • Made from water-resistant canvas
  • Large storage pocket
  • Drainage mesh
  • Padded shoulder strap
CONS
  • Inside of bag is not padded

This is a simple bag that is great for anyone who wants to protect their boards on a budget. It is great for carrying your boards during short trips and is a good bag to pick if you need to carry a lot of additional equipment along with your boards. The bag is made from water-resistant polycanvas.

This bag features a large storage pocket that is great for holding fins, leashes, and other equipment you might want to bring with you. The pocket has drainage mesh so that your bag won’t be wet and filled with water when placing items back into it after use. The bag also has a padded, adjustable shoulder strap for comfortably carrying. Keep in mind that the bag is not padded so this is not a good option if you think there is any chance your boards could be damaged in transit.

The bag measures 48”x26” and weighs 2 lbs. It can hold one board up to 46” or two boards up to 43”.

Types of Bags

 

  • Lightweight Day Trip Bags: These are lightweight, smaller bags. You would use a bag like this if you were taking a day trip to the beach and weren’t going to be doing any sort of significant hiking or backpacking to the spot where you’re going to bodyboard. These usually carry 1-2 boards
  • Heavy-duty Day Trip Bags: These are the same as day trip bags but can typically carry more boards (2-3) and offer more protection and support. You might use these bags if you’re backpacking out to a secluded spot or taking your boards camping.
  • Bodyboard Travel Bags: These bags are the largest and the most heavy-duty. They can usually hold 3-5 boards. You would use a bag like this if you were traveling via airplane with your boards.

Final Thoughts

Wherever you need to take your bodyboard, make sure you’re carrying it in a bodyboard bag.

Boards can be easily damaged when placing them in airplane overhead bins, strapping them to the top of your car, putting them in your trunk, or even just letting them rest against the wall in your garage.

There is nothing worse than going out to the beach for a bodyboarding trip only to discover that your board is banged up when you get there.

Bodyboarding bags help to keep your boards safe and allow you to keep all your gear and accessories in one place as well.

Whether you’re flying across the world, hiking down to a secluded spot, or just driving to your local beach, bodyboard bags are necessary when it comes to protecting your bodyboards.

You may even want to get multiple types of bags. You don’t want to use a small bag to try and carry all your boards on a long trip but you also don’t want to carry a large, five board bag if you’re backpacking.

Whatever your needs are, you’re sure to find something to suit them on this list.

About the Author Chet Thornberry

My name is Chet and I'm a surfer living in Cocoa Beach. I created this blog to put my experience with surfing, skimboarding, bodyboarding, and paddleboarding to good use (pretty much all things water sports).

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