8 Best Stand UP Paddle Travel Board Bags

Best SUP Board Bags For Traveling

As the surf board’s cousin, the paddleboard burst onto the scene in more recent years. Today, paddleboarding is one of the most popular water sports.

As fun as paddleboarding is, the downside to the sport is having to carry and transport a large standup paddleboard.






What are the Best SUP Board Bags?

SUPs come in various lengths, but general-purpose SUPs max out at 11 feet. They are difficult for most people to carry without a carrying bag. And without sufficient protection, paddleboards can get damaged when transporting or storing them.

Fortunately, today’s paddleboard carrying bags are loaded with features that protect your board, enable comfortable carrying of it and provide many extra features that allow you to fully enjoy your time at the beach. We’ve selected five bags that we think you may want to consider.

surfica board bag


Features:

  • Comes in a wide range of sizes
  • Thick 8mm closed-cell padding
  • Tough outer skin
  • Polyester binding
  • Nose hanger

The Surfica All-Rounder SUP Bag is made to protect your board during transport or while storing it. With this bag’s protective features and built-in durability, it may be the last SUP carrying bag you’ll ever buy.

You’ll especially appreciate this carry bag’s tough outer (Tarplin) skin and thick 8mm closed-cell padding if you often travel with your paddleboard. The bag’s polyester binding provides reinforcement and another layer of protection.

The Sufica All-Rounder SUP Bag also features a high-density YKK coil nylon zipper that can withstand rough treatment, including your SUPs heavy weight when you hang your board up from the bag’s nose hanger. And you can rest assured that salt water won’t corrode a nylon zipper.

Padded carrying handles ensure that you can comfortably carry your board. Alternatively, you can use the bag’s detachable shoulder strap.

With a color scheme of a simple grey on black, this bag comes in many sizes. Although the Surfica All-Rounder SUP Bag is loaded with great features, it does not have air vents to keep your paddleboard cool and dry. It also does not include fin slots.

Pros of this bag

  • Lives up to the name of being a great "all around" board bag

Cons of this bag

  • No air vents
  • No fin slot
isle paddleboard bag


Features:

  • Corrosion-resistant zipper
  • Internal storage compartment
  • External paddle straps
  • Ergonomic carry handle
  • Heat-resistant bottom material

You’ll love the fine details that are built into this SUP day bag. This bag features both nose and tail reinforcement to protect your board from dings and dents. Heat-resistant material on the bottom keeps the bottom cool, while its 5mm water-resistant closed-cell padding keeps your board dry.

A corrosion-resistant zipper keeps the bag closed. Unfortunately, a manufacturing problem currently prevents the use of the Velcro fin slot.

You can strap your paddles onto the bag’s outside using the external paddle straps and store your accessories in the internal storage compartment. Use or remove the bag’s non-slip shoulder strap. The ergonomic carry handle makes carrying this bag more comfortable.

Pros of this bag

  • Extra nose and tail reinforcement
  • 5mm water-resistant closed-cell padding
  • Several sizes are available

Cons of this bag

  • No air vent
prolite sup travel bag


Features:

  • External paddle pocket, strap pocket & inner storage pocket
  • Padded strap and 4 padded handles
  • Reinforced nose with top zip flip opening
  • 420 Denier reflective nylon
  • Hang tag

The Prolite Session SUP bag is absolutely loaded with features. You’ll love using the external paddle pocket. You’ll also enjoy using this bag’s wax/key pocket, inner storage pocket and the strap pocket that stores the strap and your accessories during travel.

This snugly-fitted bag is 36 inches wide and suits boards up to 32 inches wide. Red flags give an oversize warning. The reinforced nose includes a top-zip flip opening for inserting your board from the top.

Protective rail guards prevent the molded non-corrosive zippers from damaging your paddleboard. The bag’s 5mm-thick padding protects your board during transit.

It has a padded strap and four padded handles that provide comfort as you bag, carry and unbag your paddleboard. Its 420 Denier heat-reflective nylon outer covering and closable air vent help to keep your paddleboard cool and dry. Use the hang tag to hang up your board at the end of the day.

Pros of this bag

  • Snug fit and red flags for oversize warning
  • Non-corrosive zippers with protective rail guards
  • Closable air vent

Cons of this bag

  • No fin slot
surfica flatwater bag


Features:

  • Fits most flatwater SUPs
  • Tapered outline
  • Tough protective Tarplin skin
  • 8mm closed-cell padding
  • Nose hanger


The Surfica Flatwater SUP bag offers several outstanding features. Its tough Tarplin skin, thick 8mm closed-cell foam padding and reinforced polyester binding will protect your paddleboard during even the roughest road trips.

With these protections, you can also confidently store your paddleboard away in this bag during off seasons, knowing your board will be ready to use in the summertime. The only drawback regarding storage is the absence of an air vent. You can use the nose hanger to keep it up off the ground.

The bag’s dual padded carrying handles make carrying your board more comfortable. The high-density YKK coil zippers are made with a durable nylon that can take abuse and stress. The Surfica Flatwater SUP Bag should serve you well for many years.

This carrying bag has grey on black styling and is available in several sizes. Its tapered outline makes it the perfect bag for boards that are sized within the Adventure Paddleboarding Explorer range. It does not feature fin slots, though.

Pros of this bag

  • Padded carry handles and overall just an easy to use board bag

Cons of this bag

  • No air vent
  • No fin slot
surfstow sup bag


Features:

  • Non-corrosive zipper
  • Llightweight & heavily padded
  • Exterior pocket for paddle
  • Interior pockets that drain water

This bag can handle boards up to 14” long and 34” wide. The SurfStow Board Bag is easy to use with the zipper going around 70 percent of the bag so it opens wide and you can easily slide your board in.

The SurfStow Board Bag is built for abuse with study zippers, heavy materials, and a thick padding layer. If you’re traveling with your bag, this is the ultimate in protection against the abuses of airports.

There are multiple straps and handles that make strapping this bag to your car or traveling through airport terminals with the padded shoulder strap, easy.

The quality of the materials and the build toughness you get with the SurfStow Board Bag is comparable to that of similar bag that cost twice as much. This is probably the best value around.

Pros of this bag

  • Great value


Features:

  • 8mm Foam Padded Core
  • Available in different sizes & widths
  • 4 x 4″ air vents for heat protection
  • Inside pocket for fin storage
  • 1.5″ wide neoprene padded adjustable shoulder strap

The Abahub has a thoughtful design with a water resistant PE shell and extra reinforced fabric at the tip and tail making this stout board bag. There are 8 different tie down straps for making adjustments and for ease with strapping to a car’s roof rack.

The 2 foot wide neoprene shoulder strap makes comfortable to carry your board through the airport.

There is an exterior pocket for the paddle and Velcro straps to secure it in place. That’s my only gripe with this bag. I’d like for the paddle storage to be internal, so it can be protected with the rest of the board by the beefy layer of 8mm foam padding.

This is a good bag and a solid value. It can hold paddleboard but it’s not limited to that as you can also use this for surfboards as well.

This bag comes in a ton of different sizes, so make sure that you pick the size that works best for you board.

curve sup bag


Features:

  • 10mm foam padding
  • Water-resistant polycanvas base
  • 4 x 4″ air vents for heat protection
  • Comes in many different sizes
  • Integrated paddle holder and blade cover

The Curve SUP bag is a specialty travel bag that earns its reputation as a heavy weight. With 10mm of foam padding it has some of the thickest padding on the market. This is the ideal bag for travel with it’s a road trip to the beach or an airplane flight to the Keys.

There are a lot of different sizes to choose from with this bag having you covered from 9’ up 14’ SUP board bags.

This has probably the best paddle holder of any travel bag because the paddle is built into the bag and has added padding protection for the blade. Simply the best paddle holder out there.

There is a non slip adjustable and shoulder strap and extra handles all over the bag for ease of carrying.

The attention to detail, from the vent air vents for cooling your board, to premium buckles and zippers, make this one of the best travel bags on the market.

#8. Isle Touring Day Bag

isle touring board bag


Features:

  • Corrosion-resistant zipper
  • Velcro fin slot
  • Internal storage compartment
  • External paddle straps
  • Ergonomic carry handle

You’ll appreciate the protection provided by this bag’s nose and tail reinforcement in addition to its 5mm water-resistant closed-cell padding. Besides the durable outer material, we’ve added a layer of heat-resistant/reflective 266PE material to protect your board from the sun and other heat sources.

The corrosion-resistant zipper allows you to subject the bag to salt water without worry.

Unlike most SUP carrying bags, this one includes a Velcro fin slot for non-removable fins. You can store accessories in the internal storage compartment. For your carrying convenience, this bag includes external paddle straps, an ergonomic carry handle and a removable non-slip shoulder strap.

Pros of this bag

  • Heat-resistant bottom material
  • Extra nose and tail reinforcement
  • 5mm water-resistant closed-cell padding

Cons of this bag

  • No air vent

Final Thoughts

Your SUP needs a carrying bag that protects it from damage during transit and while it’s in storage.


We’ve shown you how several popular paddleboard bags address your need for adequate foam padding and reinforcement, heat protection, fin accommodation and extras like comfortable handles and handy pockets.