FCS has just released an update to their board cover range with the new FCS Essential Series Covers with the tag line "Worlds Lightest Covers". The series consists of three new board covers - the FCS 3DxFIT Day Cover, the FCS 3DxFit Flight Cover & the FCS 3DxFit Dual Cover. The Day & Flight covers come in shortboard, funboard and longboard templates and the Dual cover comes in a shortboard template. All of these covers are available through the FCS online store.
All three covers contain the new FCS 3D Fit paneling that eliminates most vertical seams allowing padding to wrap around the rails providing additional protection where other board covers don't. The Day cover comprises of 5mm padding on both the rails and the body. The Flight cover has 10mm padding on the rails, 8mm padding on the body and also has 2mm dual density EVA rail frame running the length of the board for additional support. Finally the dual cover has 12mm padding on the rails, 10mm padding on the body as well as the same 2mm rail frame found in the Flight cover.
Also included in all the covers is a stretch section that allows multiple board shapes to fit into the bags as well as providing ventilation for the bag. The rest of the materials in the bags (external and internal) are new materials that are both lighter and stronger than previous materials.
They also come with an expandable fin wing to allow boards to be stored with or without fins whilst maintaining a neat fit on the boards. In addition to these features they all come with marine grade zippers and ergonomic double layered and vented shoulder pad materials for maximum comfort.
For a look at these covers and a visual explanation of these features check out these videos below from FCS.