Just as it’s always five o’clock somewhere, there’s always another endless summer to chase – new waves to ride, hidden far away on another continent. And the one thing that never changes, no matter your time zone: The board bag you’ll need to transport your steed safely from points A to Z. That’s why we’re digging these sturdy, spirited versions from The Critical Slide Society, an upstart surfwear brand co-founded by Australian surfers Sam Coombes and Jim Mitchell.
Hand-cut and -sewn in Bali from heavy-duty cotton canvas, the bags, in both long and short board fits, feature fun graphic patterns and warm retro palettes. (The humorously named styles, including Jelly Tip and Fish Finger, were created by artist/surfer Mitchell, whose old-school process involves painting each design in gouache and ink sketches.) With a front patch pocket to hold your wallet and wax, it takes care of all you need for a day on the water. Staying upright? That’s still up to you. [from $112; shop.thecriticalslidesociety.com]