Top 10 Best Golf Bags for Walking & Carrying 2017
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Top 10 Best Golf Bags for Walking & Carrying 2017

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Walking 18 holes on a golf course isn’t the easiest thing to do. But more and more people are doing it. And if you’re one of them, you’re going to need a golf bag that’s lightweight and practical so you’re not exhausted by the time you hit the back 9.

Today, you can get highly functional and durable golf bags that don’t weigh a ton or cost an arm and a leg. You might not get all the bells and whistles of a staff or cart bag, but you will get plenty of storage for what you need for a day on the course like golf ball pockets, insulated beverage coolers and other accessory pockets. And if you’re someone who likes to walk, that’s really all you need. You don’t need all that extra weight on your back. A lighter bag will keep you more refreshed and focused, and that will almost certainly lead to more consistent shots and better scores. Some of the top brands in golf — Callaway, Titleist, TaylorMade, and Ping, to name a few — all make lightweight, versatile bags designed to make walking the course easy, comfortable, and enjoyable.

Browse a wider selection of lightweight golf bags for course walking and carrying if this list doesn’t have the style you’re looking for. But keep reading below to check out some of the more popular and lightweight golf bags for walking from the top brands on the market today.


1. Callaway 2017 Hyper-Lite Zero Stand Bag

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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. 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.

Price: $219.99

Buy the Callaway 2017 Hyper-Lite Zero Stand Bag here.



Pros:

  • Under 2.5 pounds
  • Comfortable single- or double-strap system
  • Full-size drink compartment
  • Full-length dividers

Cons:

  • Clubs might fit too tightly
  • No separate spots for your driver or putter

Find more Callaway 2017 Hyper-Lite Zero Stand Bag information and reviews here.



2. Titleist Golf Lightweight Stand Bag

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(Titleist/Amazon)

The Titleist Lightweight Stand Bag combines plenty of storage in a comfortable, easy-to-carry design at a very good price. The, bag which is the 2015 model, weighs about 5.7 pounds, but packs six zippered pockets so you can fit everything you need for a day on the course. There’s a velour-lined pocket for your valuables, a beverage pocket and pockets for gear and accessories. Simple to transport from the car and on the course thanks to an integrated lift handle and a comfortable double-strap design, the Titleist Lightweight Stand Bag also features a four-way top and two full-length club dividers.

Price: $149.99 (27 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Titleist Golf 2016 Lightweight Stand Bag here.



Pros:

  • Weighs 5.7 pounds
  • 6 zippered pockets
  • Comfortable double strap system

Cons:

  • Not a bag from 2017
  • Only 2 full-length dividers

Find more Titleist Golf 2016 Lightweight Stand Bag information and reviews here.



3. PING Golf Men’s Hoofer Bag

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(PING/Amazon)

The PING Golf Men’s Hoofer Bag packs a ton of functionality into a lightweight design making ideal for both course walkers and those who ride carts. At just five pounds, the bag contains 12 pockets, but still manages to keep the bulk off. There are pockets for valuables, phones, beverages, accessories (tees, balls, ball markers, etc.), and gear. 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.

Price: $179.95 (16 percent off MSRP)

Buy the PING Golf Men’s Hoofer Bag here.



Pros:

  • Weighs approximately 5 pounds
  • Moisture-wicking shoulder pads
  • 12 total pockets

Cons:

  • Not the 2017 version of the PING Hoofer Bag
  • Some users found the stand legs weren’t as durable as other bags

Find more PING Golf Men’s Hoofer Bag information and reviews here.



4. TaylorMade 2017 Flextech Crossover Stand Bag

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(TaylorMade/Amazon)

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. And there’s plenty of storage with 10 total pockets, including a large insulated beverage pocket, insulated water bottle pocket, water-resistant valuables pocket, full-length garment pocket, and pockets for balls, tees, and other accessories. To top it off, the TaylorMade Flextech Crossover includes a pen sleeve, velcro glove tab, umbrella holding sleeve, and a rain hood.

Price: $214.97 (7 percent off MSRP)

Buy the TaylorMade 2017 Flextech Crossover Stand Bag here.



Pros:

  • 14-way top with full-length dividers
  • Large insulated cooler pocket
  • 10 total pockets, plenty of storage

Cons:

  • Some users felt shoulder strap harness didn’t release very quickly
  • One of the more expensive bags on the list

Find more TaylorMade 2017 Flextech Crossover Stand Bag information and reviews here.



5. Cobra 2017 Ultralite Golf Bag

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(Cobra/Amazon)

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. Pockets included are: water-resistant valuables, oversized garment, and an insulated beverage pocket which will hold a large water bottle. The 5-way top has full-length dividers to keep clubs from jumbling together and there is also a lift handle for easy transport. Check out the Cobra 2017 Megalite Bag if you’re looking for an even lighter one — it weighs just 3.5 pounds.

Price: $132.93

Buy the Cobra 2017 Ultralite Golf Bag here.


Pros:

  • Weighs 4.2 pounds
  • Available in both stand and cart options
  • Large insulated beverage pocket

Cons:

  • Could have trouble sliding clubs out of 5-way top

Find more Cobra 2017 Ultralite Golf Bag information and reviews here.



6. OGIO Golf 2017 Tyro Stand Bag

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The OGIO Golf 2017 Tyro Stand Bag is a no-frills, lightweight bag that you can get for under $100 without sacrificing durability. Quite a bargain from OGIO, who has been making golf bags for nearly four decades and is now a part of Callaway Golf. The bag features a 4-point shoulder strap design for ultimate comfort and a 6-way top to keep your clubs organized and easily accessible. As for storage, you get a total of six pockets, including a lined valuables pocket, a large garment pocket and a water bottle sleeve. If you’re looking for highly-functional bag at a low price, check out the OGIO 2017 Tyro Stand Bag.

Price: $99.99

Buy the OGIO Golf 2017 Tyro Stand Bag here.


Pros:

  • Weighs 4.8 pounds
  • Price
  • Removable shoulder straps to fit a left-handed carry

Cons:

  • Not a lot of storage space

Find more OGIO Golf 2017 Tyro Stand Bag information and reviews here.



7. Srixon Golf Z-Four Stand Bag

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(Srixon/Amazon)

Storage and comfort highlight the Srixon Golf Z-Four Stand Bag. The Comfort Suspension System on the straps, coupled with the low weight of 4.5 pounds, will make walking the course relaxed and enjoyable. And with eight pockets, in addition to scorecard and water bottle sleeves, you’ll have no problem finding a plays for your must-haves on the course — tees, balls, snacks, valuables and extra gear. Srixon also added an 11 degree, 4-way top with a scooped front to you can reach your clubs with ease. Other useful highlights include EZ grab trunk handles, umbrella sleeve and a towel ring.

Price: Pictured here at $179.99

Buy the Srixon Golf Z-Four Stand Bag here.


Pros:

  • Weighs 4.5 pounds
  • Available in 8 colors
  • 4-way top with scooped front for easy access to clubs

Cons:

  • 4-way top might cause some difficulty removing all clubs
  • No separate wells for putter or driver

Find more Srixon Golf Z-Four Stand Bag information and reviews here.



8. Sun Mountain 4.5 LS 14-Way Stand Bag 2017

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(Sun Mountain Sports/Amazon)

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. Weighing 4.5 pounds, the Sun Mountain 4.5 LS also features eight pockets for plenty of storage, integrated handles for easy transport, and a dual-strap system with three-layer foam construction for extreme comfort. This bag also comes in a 4-way top. Take a look at the Sun Mountain 4.5 LS 4-Way Stand Bag here.

Price: $224.95

Buy the Sun Mountain 4.5 LS 14-Way Stand Bag 2017 here.



Pros:

  • Weighs 4.5 pounds
  • 14-top with full-length club dividers
  • Ideal for walking and cart-friendly

Cons:

  • A little pricey
  • Limited colors

Find more Sun Mountain 4.5 LS 14-Way Stand Bag 2017 information and reviews here.



9. Datrek Golf 2017 Go Lite Hybrid Stand Bag

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(Datrek/Amazon)

Light, versatile, functional and reasonably priced — all you need in a golf bag. Datrek Golf’s 2017 Go Lite Hybrid Stand Bag is highlighted by a 14-way top with full-length club dividers, including the always-welcomed separate putter and driver wells. The ergonomic padded double shoulder strap and hip pad, coupled with the lighter weight (5.2 pounds), will make walking the course comfortable and easy. Also push and riding cart-friendly, the Go Lite Hybrid Bag has five pockets, including a large pocket for gear, an oversized golf ball pocket, and fleece-lined pocket for valuables.

Price: $134.95

Buy the Datrek Golf 2017 Go Lite Hybrid Stand Bag here.


Pros:

  • Weighs 5.2 pounds
  • Riding and push cart-friendly
  • 14-way top with full-length club dividers

Cons:

  • Might lack ideal storage capacity (5 pockets)

Find more Datrek Golf 2017 Go Lite Hybrid Stand Bag information and reviews here.



10. NCAA Fairway Golf Stand Bag

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(Team Golf/Amazon)

Show off your team pride with the highly-versatile NCAA Fairway Golf Stand Bag. The lightweight bag comes in your favorite school’s colors and features team logos in numerous spots. Highlighted by a 14-way top with full-length dividers, each of your clubs will have a separate well to keep them protected as well as easily-accessible. Other functional attributes include five zippered pockets, rain hood, towel holder and insulated cooler pocket for beverages and/or snacks. Florida State is pictured here, so if you’re not a Seminoles fan, that’s no problem. There are dozens of major universities to choose from like North Carolina, Notre Dame, Alabama, and Ohio State. A perfect gift for the college grad or die-hard sports fan.

Price: Shown here at $179.99, but price depends on team and availability

Buy the NCAA Fairway Golf Stand Bag here.


Pros:

  • 14-way top with full-length club dividers
  • Sturdy leg stand system
  • Insulated cooler pocket

Cons:

  • Not every college and university is available
  • Some users said they had some durability issues

Find more NCAA Fairway Golf Stand Bag information and reviews here.



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