And when you do need to put it down to take a shot, the carbon fiber legs provide the durability and strength to hold your bag securely in place. Other features include a four-way top with two full-length dividers to keep your clubs from continually jumbling together, four zippered pockets, including a velour-lined one for valuables and a full-size drink pocket, and a rain hood. This bag is brand new and only one color is available (black/red/white). The navy bag and red bag have yet to be released, but will be soon.
Some people say they play golf for the exercise. Then they spend 18 holes driving a golf cart as close to their golf balls as they possibly can. By the time they’re done, they’ve walked farther from the parking lot to the clubhouse than they walked on the actual course.
There’s plenty of functionality at a low price with the Cobra 2017 Ultralite Golf Bag. Weighing in at just 4.2 pounds not only is it an easy bag for those days walking the course, but it features six total pockets (five zippered and one slip) for plenty of storage.
A staff bag is considered a top-of-the-line golf bag, as its design is aimed at the professional player. Who, of course, has a caddy to carry his or her staff bag. Amazon buyer Steve says carrying a bag that matches that of your favorite pro player is a pretty cool feeling.
The best golf bags will keep your clubs organized and protected, ensuring the 6-iron is in perfect shape and can be grabbed quickly before you change your mind about trying to hook a shot around a tree, go directly over the sand trap, and stick the shot a few feet from the pin, just like your favorite pro did last Sunday.
Expect plenty of functionality in an extremely light and walking-friendly bag with Sun Mountain’s 2017 4.5 LS 14-Way Stand Bag. We all know what can happen to our clubs during walks on the course — they can bang and clank together in the bag, potentially damaging them. Not with this bag as it is highlighted by a 14-way top with full-length dividers. So there a private, protected spot for each of your clubs.
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.
Golf guard travel case black. Other features include large handles for easy transport and heavy-duty, smooth-rolling wheels. Roomy interior holds golf bags and clubs, plus accessories. Golf guard travel case black.
We recommend not carrying it fully loaded the first few times you play, just so you can get a feel for its weight before filling it with all of your clubs. The Titleist Mid-Size bag weighs about 10 pounds before you place any clubs or other gear inside it. That weight adds up quickly over 18 holes.
Some of the more high end options come with a rain hood or cover, which is good for protecting your gear from a rain shower. Even if your preferred bag doesn’t come with one, you can usually buy one separate to fit your bag.
This bag also includes a matching rain cover to keep your clubs dry, even in the heaviest of rains. At the base of this bag you will find cart bumpers that were designed to help protect the structural integrity of the golf bag and provide added durability. The Sun Mountain Golf Sync Cart bag is a great all around bag for people who spend the majority of their time playing golf in a cart.
The Callaway Hyper-Lite 5 Stand Bag is one of the lightest stand bags available today, weighing in at under 5 pounds. This bag has a 9 inch, five way divider and organizes your clubs and keeps them from damaging each other. At the base of this bag Callaway has introduced us to, “extra traction technology,” which allows us to share the golf bag will not slip or fall over when engaged in a standing position. Even though this bag is so light, you still have to be able to carry it on your back which is why Callaway redesigned their comfort strap system and provided a more ergonomic option.
To keep all your stuff safe in the bag you’ll want to choose a bag made of rip-resistant, water-resistant materials. This will not only save your gear in an event of an accident (say, a sudden downpour or an aggressive bridge railing) but will make sure that the bag serves you well until you’re ready for a change of style or design.
Side note: For any travel bag you choose, we recommend getting a Stiff Arm, made by Club Glove. This product is dead simple, but will add another layer of protection to you clubs. It’s an adjustable aluminum rod with a plastic head that you put in your bag alongside your tallest club. It acts as shield for your driver whenever the bag inevitably gets slung around and lands on its top throughout the course of your trip. Yes, it’s $30 for something that looks silly and seems inconsequential. But you’ll appreciate it when your $500 driver makes it to the course in one piece.
The main difference between the carry bag and the stand back will be how it is intended to be used. If you’re normal round of golf entails you walking between 9 and 18 holes and enjoying exercise than a carry bag will most likely be the right bag for you. If your normal round of golf involves riding in an electric or gas link golf cart the majority of the time then a cart bag will be the correct choice for you. If you’re someone who plays and has a caddie that handles carrying the golf clubs than using a cart bag for those walking rounds is okay. Choosing between the main two types of golf bags is going to be a very personal choice.
Ogio clearly pays attention to the little details because they also provide an oversized putter pit, which is absolutely essential with the popularity of extra-large putter grips these days. The most important pocket on this bag utilizes zipper less closing technology to keep golf balls gathered together. Last but not least, this bag has an ingenious load equalizing system that the engineers at Ogio call, “SHOXX X4 full suspension.” This load baring system helps keep your golf clubs safe from damage. The Ogio Golf Men’s Grom Stand Bag will always be a high ranking choice when choosing between optimal carry bags.
Though this one could have a few more pockets and dedicated spaces for clubs, overall I still feel like you get a lot for the money here. True to it’s name, the weight is just over 5 pounds at approximately 5.5 pounds when empty. And I like that it not only comes with a rain hood but that the zippers are weather resistant.
With approximately 10+ pockets this carry bag can fit all necessary items and more. This golf bag has plenty of room to carry your rain gear, umbrella, food, water bottle, valuables, and miscellaneous items, with room to spare.
Unlike many thin, pencil-style golf bags, the Callaway Hyper-Lite 1+ offers three divider sections that extend through the full length of the bag, ensuring your club handles won’t become tangled in the bag.
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.
Callaway’s 2018 version of its Hyper-Lite Zero and Sun Mountain’s new 2.5+ shared the top spot in Lightweight/Ultra-lightweight, each weighing less than three pounds. Lightweight yet durable fabrics and a carbon-fiber stand system lighten the load on the Callaway bag. The 2.5+ borrows from its 2Five predecessor and adds updates such as shoulder straps with high-density, contoured foam; a full-size, zippered ball pocket; a beverage pouch; and higher-grade fabric.
If you intend on carrying your gear out on the course, then weight should be one of your primary concerns. The last thing that you want to do is wrench your back out there just from carrying around your clubs. Even if you intend to use a push or pull cart, you will still want to go with something that is not too heavy. We suggest going with the most lightweight bag that you can find that has all of the other features that you want in one of these.
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.
Stand bags occasionally frustrate golfers, as some models are too small to hold all of the clubs you want to carry, while others end up being too large and heavy. But the 5.5 LS Stand bag has found that right mix of capacity and weight, meaning it’s a great model for those wanting to walk the course.
Not all bags have this, but a putter well is a separate area for your putter. The benefit here is that it prevents the putter from damaging the shafts of the other clubs, and it keeps the putter head protected as well.
For the second year in a row the Golf Digest editors named the Sun Mountain ClubGlider Meridian the Best Golf Travel Bag and said, “…… That’s why the Sun Mountain ClubGlider Meridian is again our selection for best travel cover. It takes the suffering out of golf travel by allowing your bag to travel to, from and through the airport like King Jaffe Joffer in “Coming to America.”
One of the most impressive things about this one is that it comes with the matching rain hood. At this price point, you don’t really expect to get get a rain hood when you’re looking at cheap golf stand bags. And the durable build is also unexpected for this price. Those things make this one great buy and an incredible value for the money right now. Plus, it is our top pick for the lightest golf stand bag that’s worth the price.
For this type, pay attention to the handle on the bag to ensure that it is something that will be comfortable to use and that will withstand plenty of years on the course. Look to see if there are enough pockets and storage spaces for all of your gear. And where are all those storage spaces and pockets located, because you need to be able to easily reach them when the bag is on the cart. Also check to see what the putter access is like.
These are really the only negative things we can find about this bag. Of them, the lack of a beverage cooler pocket is the one that I find most annoying. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have a problem drinking room temperature water, but if it’s a hot summer day then I want a cold drink. The exterior not being water resistant isn’t a huge deal since the bag has a stand, but it would still be a nice feature. However, this is one of the cheapest golf bags on the market that I’ve seen, so you can’t expect to have all the features that you want at this low sales price.
If you’re going on vacation or planning a golf trip (and don’t want to be stuck using a set of rental clubs), look through our great selection of golf travel bags today! If you need to protect your clubs on a flight, or you just need to strap them to the top of your car to get to the course, our golf travel bags will keep your clubs safe wherever you have to go. For those longer journeys, we have golf travel bags with wheels, as well as golf luggage bags that are easy for air travel. For the quick weekend trips, we have simple golf travel cases and golf bag covers to fit all your clubs, or just a few favorites. We have a selection of golf travel bags from top brands like Bag Boy, Sun Mountain, Ogio, Titleist, and more. Look through our hard golf cases like the Guardian Travel Cover for extra protection, or peruse our soft cover solutions like the Bag Boy T-700 Travel Cover. Whether you are planning a big vacation or just want a weekend trip out to the course, bring your golf clubs along and keep them safe throughout the journey with one of our popular golf travel bags.
Regarding the bag’s side pockets, the common-sense rule is that drinks and snacks should be placed in a separate pocket from towels and gloves. Balls and tees should be afforded their own pockets, and – given these items are used so often – those pockets should be located near the bag’s top.
The bag’s double-strap system is made of a moisture-wicking material which keeps you cool and dry on those hot summer days. Other features include a nine-inch, five-way top with two full-length dividers to keep your clubs from jumbling, a removable rain hood, umbrella holder, and a strap channel to keep it secure and easily-accessible a cart.
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 roof on a riding cart is a great way to keep you dry when playing in rain or to give you shade against the sun. But sometimes, that roof makes it tough to pull out a club that’s in the back of the bag, because you can’t pull the club straight up without hitting the edge of the roof.
If there’s going to be a list about easy-to-carry walking bags, then the Callaway 2017 Hyper Lite Zero Stand Bag has to be near the top. Perhaps the lightest stand bag on the market at just 2.4 pounds, you get many of the useful features Callaway includes on most of its bags. The comfort-tech strap system (single or double strap available) and soft mesh hip pad make walking the course a breeze.
Our top choices in Carry bags are updated versions of Ping’s Hoofer and Ogio’s Cirrus. Each is similar in weight or lighter than Sun Mountain’s 4.5LS Supercharged, but the extra weight in the Sun Mountain bag is understandable because it’s outfitted to charge up to two electronic devices such as a phone, the first carry bag to have this feature.
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.
My biggest complaint with this one is the weight. Man, is it heavy for a hybrid bag! Luckily, it is easy to use with a cart, but you might regret this one if you do a lot of walking with it (just something to keep in mind). I also hate that it only has four full-length dividers and that the beverage cooler pocket can’t hold more cans in there.
Available in several different color combos, there is a lot to like about this new model from Callaway. It actually has a lot in common with the Nike model listed above, however there are some better features on this one that you might be interested in checking out.
The Hyper-Lite 1+ golf bag includes a flip stand that’ll keep your bag off the ground. This is an especially good feature if you’re playing early in the morning when the grass still has a lot of dew on it. The material used in the bag resists soaking up water if you choose not to employ the built-in stand.