Nizzer wrote: swiggy wrote: Nizzer wrote:
As the old Bday is coming up am looking at getting some kit for surf travels further a-field, so looking at gettin a decent coffin bag (Iv used my day bag and padding before but dont want to be risking that again).
I quite like the look of this:http://www.surfinghardware.co.uk/Details.cfm?category=202&ProdID=687
anyone used one of these or got any better suggestions
The Rhino ones aren't bad, but for £150 you could get an ocean and earth coffin. I have the 7 ft quad coffin, and it is awesome. Thing is really solidly made, it will last a lifetime, and protects your boards well. I have the quad board coffin so that I can put 3 boards in it in their individual bags with good protection, plus everything else you need for a surf trip, clothes etc. I bought mine 5-6 years ago, but it was £130 or so. Not even showing any signs of wear, its had a lot of abuse. I rate them extremely highly. No wheels on mine, they do add a bit of weight.
Cheers Swiggy, Il defo check em out, I only have the 1 board at the moment and will be getting a second this year some time, so prob wont need anything more than a 2-3 board coffin, tho the extra room is never a bad investment. It'l be a case of internet trawling to try and get the best price tho, most of the UK based stores seem quite pricey tho.
I'd go bigger, it just means your boards can be better protected, inside their own boardbag in the coffin. With a double bag, you won't fit 2 boards inside their own boardbags in there. If you want to carry 2 boards Id get a triple, if you want to carry 3 boards get a quad. 3 boards just fit in my quad bag, to get 4 would be a real squeeze, you could maybe fit a towel between them for protection and thats it, you'd be gambling taking flights with them packed like that.
But the ocean and earth bags seem better quality than the rhino or FCS, and they weren't any more expensive when I got mine. Seriously its taken some abuse, fallen out the back of a truck, been dragged down the road, it even floated when I had to wade in waist-chest deep water with it off a boat in indo. And I've had 36 kilos in it before, its bombproof. My mates rhino bag was falling apart by the end of the same 2 month trip. Its probably one of the best quality bits of kit I have ever bought, if they made wetsuits that durable it would be awesome.