An Article By: Chris Hough, CEO: The Surfboard Warehouse
Originally Posted: 4/8/2017
Dakine Surfboard Day Bags are sweet, mostly because Dakine gives you options! Unfortunately, with those options comes the question, "Which Dakine Surfboard Day Bag is right for me?" In this article I hope to highlight some of those options for you, help you narrow down your choices and better decide which Dakine Surfboard Day bag is the best for you and for your surfboard. Is it, the Dakine Shuttle? Maybe a Dakine Daylight or Daylight Deluxe? Of course, once you narrow down which Dakine Surfboard Day Bag you want, you've got to pick a template. Don't worry, I'll cover all this and more, with "An Overview of your Dakine Day Bag Options."
The first thing we need to ask is what are you planning on doing with your Dakine Surfboard Day Bag? Is it primarily for storing your surfboard? Will your day bag be in direct sunlight? Are you taking your surfboard to the beach in your car or on your car? And before we go any further, I should point out it's a VERY bad idea to travel with a Dakine Surfboard Day Bag. If you're going on a surf trip and you're traveling by plane, you're in the wrong place. Please see our Dakine Surfboard Travel Bag page if that's the case. There's an article there titled, "A Review of the new Dakine Travel Surfboard Bag Line", that you should find helpful. Link below:
Now, back to the topic at hand, the Dakine Surfboard Day Bag. The Dakine Shuttle is a low cost option, perfect for storage in the house or when packing your surfboard inside a travel surfboard bag that holds multiple surfboards. Now there are a few draw backs, the Dakine Shuttle Surfboard Day Bag only comes in a shortboard template, so if you have a wider surfboard or a longboard then, you're out of luck. Also, there's no shoulder strap. That might not sound like much, but if your going to transport your surfboard and any other surf gear, you're going to find that you're hands will get full pretty quickly. Also, there's no venting on this Dakine Surfboard Day Bag, so keep that in mind, if you're board is going to be stored outside or receiving direct sunlight for long periods of time you could end up with a damaged surfboard, especially if your surfboard is epoxy.
Next up is the Dakine Daylight Surfboard Day Bag, perfect for storage, or a trip to the beach, especially if your surfboards will be inside your car. The Dakine Daylight comes with both a shoulder strap and an internal fin/wax pocket, freeing up your hands to carry what ever other surf gear you may have. The Dakine Daylight Surfboard Day Bag comes in three templates, Shortboard, Hybrid and Longboard so no one's left out, I can't really think of any size surfboard that wouldn't fit in one of these day bags. The only drawbacks here are still no real venting for heat and the Dakine Longboard Daylight Day Bag doesn't have a fin slot. Which may, or may not be important to you on a Surfboard Day Bag.
Last, the Dakine Daylight Deluxe Surfboard Day Bag, which is kind of the crown jewel of the Dakine Surfboard Day Bag line. The Dakine Daylight Deluxe has everything you want and more, perfect for outside or garage storage and GREAT for transporting your surfboard to the beach either in or on top of your car. Now, this Dakine Surfboard Day Bag doesn't come in a Hybrid template, so something to keep in mind. Make sure you check your surfboard width and the width of the corresponding Dakine Daylight Deluxe Shortboard Day Bag you're thinking about buying, to make sure a "wider" surfboard will fit. The Dakine Shortboard Daylight Deluxe Day Bag comes with venting, PERFECT for a situation where your surfboard will be in direct sunlight and the Dakine Longboard Daylight Deluxe Day Bag comes with a zippered fin slot, again this may or may not be important to you.
As always, for individual Dakine Surfboard Day Bag features, make sure to look at the specific Dakine Surfboard Day Bag you're interesting in below.
At The Surfboard Warehouse we all surf, we care, we want you to get the Dakine Surfboard Day Bag you need, if Dakine is the brand you choose to go with. You're a surfer, we're an ACTUAL surf shop that understands the Dakine Surfboard Day Bags we sell. At The Surfboard Warehouse, on this very page, you'll see every Dakine Surfboard Day Bag currently available. Not sure which Dakine Surfboard Day Bag you need? Call us, we're here and we'll help. We typically have every Dakine Surfboard Day Bag offered here in our warehouse, so we can pull it and put our hands on it to answer any specific questions you may have. Thank you for considering The Surfboard Warehouse.
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