Are you interested in learning what the best spearfishing bags are? If you are, read on. I’ve put together this guide to help you make the best choice that fits your needs.
I’m guessing you’re at the point where you probably have all your spearfishing equipment and you’re looking for a spearfishing bag to store and travel with.
Why do you need a spearfishing bag? Because a top spearfishing bag just makes your spearfishing experience so much more enjoyable. It helps you carry your equipment around efficiently. Therefore, it saves you time and energy.
As you read on, I will give you a complete review of the features and benefits of each spearfishing bag you should look for. Some of you, I know, don’t care for the details, you just want to know what those best bags might be. So, here you go my top four spearfishing bags. As mentioned read on for a complete review of each.
Ok, Let’s get on with the full review.
When considering what’s the best spearfishing bag for your needs you want to think about what do I need it for. Are you planning to travel with it oversees or to use it locally (or both)? Will you be using it to transfer your speargun as well as your fins, mask, float line, etc. down to the beach or hiking over rocks to get to your favorite spot? These are a few questions you need to consider.
Three Types of Bags
Generally, there are three types of bags I like and have used. Some of these bags also blend features. 1) Common Dive Bag 2) Tube Bag 3) Backpack Style.
Spearfishing Common Dive Bag
First, the common dive bag is great to store not only your speargun but also your other spearfishing equipment. Such as fins, mask, snorkel, weight belt, wetsuit, knife and a change of clothes if needed. Here’s are my top pick in the spearfishing dive bag category.
Cressi Waterproof Bag
Why do I like this Cressi Waterproof Bag?
- It’s Waterproof
- It’s Big – 135 Liters of Capacity
- Draining Cap
- Reenforced Caring Straps
- Welded Seams
Only Negative Consideration:
- Limited Space For Large Long Speargun
Since it’s an enclosed bag you can’t put the big boys in there, but I’m talking about really big boys. The massive blue water spearguns. 95% of the time this bag will be able to fit large spearguns. As mentioned it has 135 liters of capacity. Just an item you need to think about though.
This is a great all-around spearfishing dive bag and I highly recommend it. Since it’s waterproof you can throw it in a boat and not worry about getting it wet with all of your equipment inside.
Another nice feature is its drainage cap. Just hang it up with your equipment inside and take a hose to it, when you need to rinse off your spearfishing gear. Side note, Always rinse off your gear when able. Saltwater will really corrode your equipment over time. This is an all-around great dive, freediving and spearfishing bag. I highly recommend this one and the price is right for a quality bag.
Tube Spearfishing bag
A tube spearfishing bag is great if you just want to use it to store or travel by plane with your speargun only. They are similar to a fishing rod travel tube bag if you are familiar with one. In many cases, you will need to check your spearfishing bag when traveling on a plane (check rules with the airline). These bags are probably the most protective when it comes to spearfishing bags. Here’s my top pick.
Cressi Tube Speargun Protective Bag
The things I like:
- It’s waterproof
- Highly protective
- Nice Size – 180 cm
- Adjustable shoulder straps
It’s great to just have a bag for your speargun. You can store it in your closet or garage nicely and when it’s time just throw it in the back of your car and you’re off to go spearfishing. You don’t have to worry about it. As mentioned this bag is also waterproof with great adjustable shoulder straps for transportation. It’s also another bag that is reasonably priced for what you get.
Backpack Style Spearfishing Bag
If I had to pick one spearfishing bag out of three bags, this style would be it. I just love any bag that is like a backpack. Very easy to use and it frees up your arms and hands to hike, climb or carry other gear you might need. Here’s my top recommendation.
Things I like:
- Drain Hole
- Cooler Compartment
- Double Shoulder Strap
- Several Different Compartments
This bag is very similar to your common dive bag, as it has many of the same features as I have listed above but it’s designed as a large backpack.
One of the things I really love about this bag is you are able to strap your speargun(s) to the sides of the backpack. I find this useful, being able to grab my speargun easily and leaving the rest of my gear in the backpack…really handy. This is my go-to spearfishing bag and it has never let me down.
Spearfishing Bag Checklist
Here are some things to consider when you’re in the market to purchase a spearfishing bag. I also mentioned at the beginning of this article.
- What will you mostly use it for? Example…traveling on a plane or taking it down to the local beach.
- How large of a bag do you need…length and width. How long is your speargun?
- Do you want to put other gear in it?
- Does it need to be waterproof?
- Quality…How strong are the straps and seams?
Well, there you have my favorite three Spearfishing bags. Cressi Waterproof bag, Cressi Tube Speargun, and Beuchat Mundial. I have and love them all. If I had to choose one, I would pick the Beuchat Mundial, because of it being a backpack.
A nice bag can really help you transport your speargun efficiently and easily, as well as your other spearfishing gear. This can save you time and energy. Now get out there and have some fun and of course be safe. Happy spearfishing!