The Callaway Hyper-Lite 1+ Carry Golf Bag has the best combination of a heavy-duty bag that’ll keep your clubs protected, while also having a lightweight shell that’s easier to carry for 18 holes. Amazon buyer Rob Not says it’s smart to use this Callaway model as a second golf bag when you choose to walk the course instead of riding.
Club Glove’s name exudes confidence. Naming your travel bag “Last Bag” means your customers aren’t going to have to replace this bag for the rest of their golfing life. Granted, the price is $319.99, so it better be resilient. And the Last Bag lives up to the name. It weighs 10.6 lbs on its own, so it feels hearty and strong right out of the box. It’s made out of Cordura water resistant nylon, has YKK zippers and comes with an extra padded handle at the top and bottom. Also, the 2016 model has extra reinforcement on the back of the bag towards the base that was easily strained in older models. For $59, you can buy a “No Questions Asked” warranty, where Club Glove will replace your bag for free if anything happens to it. Otherwise, it has a limited lifetime warranty. Club Glove offers three sizes: Last Bag XL Pro Tour, Last Bag Large Pro and Last Bag Collegiate. Our pick is the Large Pro because the XL Pro Tour is huge and the Collegiate is small. The Large Pro is just right.
While the Pioneer is a hybrid bag that can be used to carry, it is primarily intended to be a golf cart bag. That’s why the pockets are placed on the top side of the bag so you can access them more easily while it’s strapped onto the cart. However, the special nonslip bottom lets you easily use a pushcart as well. You’d expect a hybrid bag to come with extra weight but the Ping Pioneer is pretty light, (it weighs 7 pounds) allowing you to carry it around like a carry bag without a problem.
Built to carry, the Three 5 is super lightweight and features the new Auto-Fit Dual Strap System, which is easy to get on and off, well-balanced and self-adjusting. The bag has a 9.5” top with four full-length club dividers and an integrated handle. There are six pockets including a full-length clothing pocket, velour-lined valuables pocket, and a beverage pouch. Three 5 also features a new lift-assist handle built into the lower spine pocket, a cart-friendly bottom and a leg lock system.
One of golfers’ pet peeves are bags that soak in moisture, so we added a sub-category, Waterproof. Keeping the wetness away best was this foursome of bags: Callaway’s Hyper Dry cart bag, Ping’s Hoofer Monsoon carry bag, Sun Mountain’s H2NO Lite carry bag and Titleist’s 4UP StaDry bag. Like we said, not so easy to understand anymore.
The C-130 has been awarded Best Golf Cart Bag for eight years and the addition of a portable power pack in this new for 2018 Supercharged version helped the bag maintain the top spot. (Click here to sign-up to be notified when the C-130 Supercharged bags are available.)
The eight easily accessed pockets on this bag can carry almost anything you could imagine. From raingear to extra golf balls and everything in between, this golf bag has the capability of caring and starring everything you will need during the course of a round. Just like every other great golf bag being made today this ping bag features a waterproof valuables pocket that can put your mind at ease if you run into any inclement weather. The Ping Hoofer 14 Stand Golf Bag is a favorite among top level high school athletes.
The TaylorMade 2017 Flextech Crossover Stand Bag is ideal for both walkers and cart users. The soft double strap system makes carrying easy and light and includes a quick release which detaches the straps when you want it to fit securely in a cart. It packs a lot of others features into a bag that weighs just 5.5 pounds. The new Flextech Stand System has a 14-way top with full-length dividers so you’re clubs won’t clank or tangle, a rarity on a bag so light.
As the name implies, the Ping Hoofer is intended to be carried as you walk the course and is thoughtfully designed to accomplish said purpose as effortlessly as possible. It has well-padded, easily-adjustable shoulder straps and weighs just 5 pounds.
Instead of just having one waterproof valuables pocket this bag actually has two. The second waterproof valuables pocket is ideal for any type of golf rangefinder. The bottom of this golf bag is extremely durable and includes reinforced cart bumpers for added durability. Along with the matching rain this club features water resistant material to keep everything in your golf bag safe from the elements. The Sun Mountain C-130 Cart Bag is the all American choice for the perfect cart Bag.
Our pick for the Best Golf Push Cart Bag is the Sync model from a relatively unknown company outside of bags, Sun Mountain. This bag is very comparable to the Org 14 in its size, number of pockets and materials, with one exception – this model is designed for use on push carts. This doesn’t mean you can’t use the push cart bag on a motorized cart or vice versa, it really just means the decisions made around straps, pocket locations, etc. are driven by the intended use. Most of the time just there’s not much difference between the two.
The Sync is designed for maximum convenience when using a push cart. Your first priority on a push cart is keeping the bag in place, so the Sync comes with a notched bottom section that fits snugly with the triangular pads on many push carts. The side of the upper portion of the Sync has a pass-through strap that allows a strap to hold the golf bag in place without constricting the pockets.
For this type, you should check out the stand mechanism and see if you like the way that it works. Since this type can support a full set of clubs, consider looking for one with backpack-style straps to give your back the most support. Also go with something that has good padding on the straps. Check the height of the bag when it is standing to see if it is too tall or too short for you.
Another consideration is the lining of the pockets – some bags have soft lined pockets and others with cooling capabilities. The velvet-lined pockets are good for keeping valuables in them, and the cooling capabilities of certain materials will allow you to keep a few beverages handy. They can even help to keep your phone from overheating in the peak summer temperatures. In addition, a hood or umbrella slot helps you keep your clubs dry in the rain.
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It has two utility handles molded onto the top. The cart strap pass ensures that the pockets are always accessible even when the bag is strapped to the cart. Cart bumpers protect the bag. There is a matching rain hood with the bag. With a bag like this, you’d be tempted to go golfing every day.
Unless you go pro, you’re probably not going to want to bother with a staff bag (also called a tour bag). These things are super heavy and the professionals probably use them because they don’t have to lug them around! But seriously, these things are designed to stay strapped to a cart all the time since they are so large and heavy (most of the time they are around 10 pounds empty!). This is also the most expensive type of golf bag on the market.
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The oversized removable insulated cooler pocket is big enough to fit enough refreshments for a day on the golf course. The integrated trunk lift handle and padded shoulder strap make it very easy to move.
Read on in the slides below to learn why the Bag Boy Revolver FX Cart Golf Bag is our top pick and why you might also like the Callaway Hyper-Lite 1+ Carry Golf Bag, the Titleist Mid-Size Staff Golf Bag, the Sun Mountain 5.5 LS Stand Golf Bag, and the Tangkula Stand Golf Bag.
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Personally, I’d expect this one to have more than a four-way top divider system for my clubs. This isn’t a deal breaker for me, but I just expect more from it. Likewise with the number of pockets. Basically, I just feel like there should be more here, but the bottom line is that it’s still a great choice if you don’t mind these things.
Though I really like this one, there are still some room for improvements here. While it does have a beverage pocket, a small cooler pocket would be preferable to me. I’d also prefer a bag with individual spots for the clubs instead of the 5-way opening and two full length dividers.
There are two standard type of bags to choose from when looking at what is available. The first type of bag is the carry bag. This bag gives you two shoulder straps to use and is ideal for walking players. The second type of bag available is the car bag. These are also the same types of bags that tour pros use on the PGA tour. Depending on your needs, one of these types will be the best golf bag for you.
Hard bags are made of a tough, high-end waterproof material. Soft bags are made of a Cordura material with water-resistant nylon, 200 Denier polyester, or some other material that takes a beating. Both the hard cases and the soft versions are made to prevent damage from being thrown around by airport baggage handlers and are approved by the Transit Security Administration.
If you plan on leaving your bag on the golf cart, or if you’re going to use one of those push/pull carts, then you definitely want to get yourself a cart bag. This type is larger than the carry bags and stand bags because it is designed with all these extra features that the others don’t have to offer you. Some common things that you’ll see include pockets for valuables, cooler pockets, and large divider systems. They are the most feature-packed bags that you’ll find on the market. You see a lot of serious hobbyists with these, and I definitely recommend this type if you intend to spend a lot of time out on the course. Expect one of these to weigh in at around six to seven pounds when empty.
Choosing a golf bag comes down to a combination of personal experience, prudence, and taste. Casual players, for example, might gravitate toward a beginner bag that appears compact. While these beginner bags are lighter, they might also force a player to jam several clubs into a cramped compartment. Assuming your clubs are valuable, you’ll want a bag that enables those clubs to be slid in and out without getting damaged.
The OGIO Golf 2018 Shredder Stand Bag is a no-frills, lightweight bag that’s available in 3 different colors. OGIO has been making golf bags for nearly four decades and is now a part of Callaway Golf.
At home, it is best to store your gear in a closet to reduce the amount of dust particles that can settle on it. Additionally, you should cover it with the rain cover or a towel (or other covering) to further reduce the chance of any dust particles ending up on the exterior surface. Also ensure that you do not leave the bag sitting out in the sun at home because the sun’s rays will actually break down the fabric and shorten the lifespan of the golf bag.