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VS Elite™
Polyurethane Vacuum Bag
4' x 9'
* Special Savings! *



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$268.00   ($81.50 Savings!)
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Product Description

The VS Elite™ vacuum bagging material has been designed for using an advanced thermoplastic polyurethane that can withstand pressures exceeding 3,750+ psi and stretch more than 6 times its width and length*. Our polyurethane film has superior resilience and unmatched puncture resistance. Made in the USA.

Each bag is welded with a state-of-the-art custom RF welding machine operating at 7,000 watts and 50 lb/in of pressure. This exact combination of frequency and clamp strength yields the most durable and airtight seam available. Each bag then undergoes a series of inspections including a final check that I do prior to shipment.

*Elongation and breaking strength based on ASTMD 412 test method.

Click here to determine which brass stem option (above) you should select when ordering this bag.


  • Flush-Mount Valve StemFlush-Mount Bag Stem - The VS Elite vacuum bag also includes our new flush-mount bag stem assembly that allows you to use the full length of the vacuum bag without worry of project surface damage. A specially designed 2.5" diameter 50 mil flange is molded onto the polyurethane stem body and is permanently welded onto each bag. This creates a 70 mil total thickness reinforcement area for maximum durability. A lock-on connector is required to attach your vacuum tube to the bag stem.
  • Lubricant Infusion - VS Elite vacuum bags are infused with a non-transferring lubricant that works in several ways to make vacuum bagging easy and trouble-free. This lubricant prevents most woodworking adhesives from sticking to the bag. Glue that sets on the bag simply peels right off. Unlike traditional urethane material, our lubricant-infused polyurethane allows the user to easily slide the platens and project panel into the bag without "blocking" or binding. The slippery surface makes inserting project panels a breeze.
  • Superior Resilience - Months of extensive testing resulted in a custom formulation that is unsurpassed in durability. VS Elite bagging material withstands 500% more use than standard 30 mil vinyl yet weighs 33% less.

Vacuum Pump Inside a Vacuum BagAdditional Information

  • Actual Bag Size: 54" x 114"
  • Approximate Project Size: 48" x 108"
  • Thickness: 20 Mil
  • Color: Clear
  • Softening Point: 150° F
  • Melting Point: 320° F

Each Bag Includes

  • Attached Flush-Mount Bag Stem
  • 58" Bag Closure
  • Detailed Care and Instruction Sheet

Product Notes

  • pg-closure-included.gifThe opening on this bag is on the 54" side.
  • Click here to download the PDF instructions.
  • A lock-on connector is required to connect a vacuum line to this bag. The lock-on connector is included with all of our vacuum press kits.
  • This bag is sealed on three sides. Some users prefer to have two opposing open ends so that a shop helper can assist with loading larger projects from the other end of the bag. To do this, purchase an additional bag closure and simply trim off the end seal.
  • The vacuum stem is mounted in the center (left to right) and approximately 15" in from the bag opening.

Learn more about this product by clicking here.

How do I attach my vacuum tube to this bag?
Our lock-on connector is required to connect a vacuum tube to this vacuum bag. This connector is included with all of our vacuum press systems.

What else should I know about the bag?
The maximum project size that is listed for this bag is approximate. It will vary because of tolerances in the manufacturing process. The maximum project size will also vary depending on the total thickness of the platens and project. You can maximize the usable size of the bag by using breather mesh instead of a top platen.

Does the vacuum bag have to stay connected to the vacuum press after full vacuum is achieved?
Yes because a perfect seal on a vacuum bag is virtually impossible. Here are some things to consider.

  • Sometimes the bag closure doesn't seat perfectly across the opening.
  • Sometimes the bag stretches a bit after full vacuum is created and then needs a bit of additional vacuum. This happens most often when there is a large project in the bag. You'll hear the vacuum system cycle off (if you have any auto-cycling system) and then turn on again for a few seconds. After that, it may not cycle again for several minutes or even hours.
  • After many uses some bags develop pin holes which can be almost invisible. In those cases, it's best to let the vacuum press keep the bag vacuum under control.

If the vacuum system is disconnected from the bag, you won't know if there is a leak because there is no vacuum gauge on the bag itself. If the bag is connected to a vacuum press system, you can easily see the vacuum level by looking at the gauge on the vacuum press. The vacuum inside the system is the same amount of vacuum inside the bag. If your vacuum press cycles on and off too frequently during a project pressing, you'll know there is a leak and if you can fix it. However if you can't fix the leak, at least the vacuum system will keep manage the vacuum in the bag until the panel is finished.

Does epoxy stick to this polyurethane material?
I have tested the polyurethane with several brands of epoxy purchased from the local hardware store. The epoxy did release from the test samples. However, I've have received differing opinions about this from our customers and my guess is that it depends on the type of epoxy, how much epoxy comes in contact with the material, and how often the vacuum bag is used in this capacity.

Do you offer samples of this polyurethane material?
Yes. Please click here for details.

Product Reviews

  1. Well made and durable.

    Review by Jesse Elmore

    Worked great to make a massive desk top. Perfect. I just laminated 1x .5" Baltic birch plywood between two pieces of .75" white oak plywood panels to make a 9'x3'x2" panel for a huge desk I'm making for a client. It worked great!

  2. Worked Flawlessly

    Review by Dominic Nepa

    The bag was expertly packaged, shipped quickly and worked flawlessly! I can’t wait to use it over and over again.

    My Excel 5 vacuum press pump handled it with ease.

  3. Review from Riverview, IL

    Review by Vince Gaudette

    Vinyl bags are ok but these polyurethane bag are much better and worth the upcharge in every way. I just bought my second bag because the original bag that I bought 4 years ago was too small for my upcoming project. I didn't have to think about because I knew this bag would be as good as the smaller one and that bag has been put to the test. I might even say its been thoroughly tortured and it still seals perfectly.

    I have nothing bad to say about this website and the products that you can buy here. The owner is very helpful with questions before and after the order.

  4. Review from Wayne, PA

    Review by Erik Curtis

    Good flexibility, not stiff or fragile at all. Really quality bag.

  5. Built like a stretchable, plyable tank!

    Review by Sheri P

    I've got two Dura-Max Elite bags and they are built to last! The included bag closure is easy to use and works like a charm. I even forgot to round over the corners on one project and feared the bag would puncture. Didn't happen. You can't go wrong with these bags.

  6. Extremely Well Manufactured Bag

    Review by Robert Busch

    Built like a tank. I cant imagine that this bag would ever break.

  7. Clearly A Superior Composition

    Review by Andrew Baird

    Like other reviewers here, I have only good things to say about about this vacuum bag. The polyurethane here is different from other places. It is clearly a superior composition and its far more elastic than others I have tried. Our shop ordered 2 more bags after the first came in. My boss was impressed. I was impressed. And all of our shop help was impressed by how well these bags were manufactured. The closure clips work perfectly too.

  8. It Is A Sight To Behold

    Review by Alan Tischer

    Amazing! Amazing! Amazing!

    Other places are selling similar bags for $150 to $200 more than the price here. I just bought my second bag from because the first is always in use (by my friends and co-worker who are drooling over my homemade vacuum press). With the second bag, I also plan to try running two bags at once by tee-ing off of the main line.

    This bag is like a super rubber. It just stretches and goes back to its regular shape time after time. The valve stem and closure system are included too. I found that my vacuum press can pull this bag down within 4 minutes and doesnt cycle on for at least 15 minutes after that. This tells me that the bag is 100% sealed and that the bag closure is working as advertised. It is a sight to behold!

  9. The Quality And Price Is Unmatched

    Review by ed glover

    After looking for bags elsewhere, I've found no other that can compare to this deal. The quality and price is unmatched. The info about this product is straight forward and easy to understand, thanks!

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