Rareform are a company operating out of Ventura, California who produce a range of surfboard bags, changing mats, SUP paddle bags and Paddle blade covers that have all been recycled from old vinyl billboard posters. Rareform create unique and stylish products from the waste billboard posters that would otherwise be destined for landfill and also donate 1% of all sales to the restoration and preservation of the natural environment.
Once Rareform take delivery of the billboard, after inspecting and cleaning, the posters are hand-cut and stitched to create a bag that is individual and has it’s own background story to tell. As well as products for Surfing and Paddleboarding, Rareform also manufacture laptop sleeves, backpacks, wallets, snowboard bags and duffel bags and every item is truly individual.
The SUP Blade Covers retail for $39.95, full Paddle Bags are $49.95 and Surfboard bags start at $80 for a shortboard option through to $115 for a 10’6″ Longboard bag. Because of their former life and the environment the billboards had to withstand, all the Rareform bags are waterproof and extremely tough. To keep your bag in tip top shape, they are all washable with non abrasive soap, a rag and warm water.
All Rareform products carry a One Year Warranty on workmanship and materials, and are available in many US mainland Surfstores, unfortunately at this moment in time, Rareform only ship within Canada and the USA. More information can be found all of Rareform’s bags at the official website, where you can also sign up for regular email updates. We would love to hear from you if you are already using a Rareform boardbag and you can rest assured you will always recognise your Surfboard on the airport carousel in the future!