The PGA Tour season is underway, and while the majority of us won’t be taking to the course with the pros, we’re all getting the itch to hit the links.
But, before you step into the tee box for the first time this year, you’ll want to be sure you have all your equipment ready to go. That includes clubs, balls, tees and, of course, a reliable golf bag to carry all those things.
Stand bags are multi-functional as they are perfect if you’re walking the course, but also are cart-compatible. Generally lightweight and featuring ample room for your gear and apparel, carry stand bags are a very popular choice when it comes time to upgrade your equipment.
So here are some of the best golf stand bags available right now:
1. Nike Air Sport Lite Stand Bag
The Nike Sport Lite Carry Bag is one of the lightest on the market (just under four pounds), but features durable construction and comfort, including the Nike Equaflex Max Air Curved revolving double strap system, which makes for an easy walk of the course. The 8.5-inch oval top has a five-way, two full-length divider system with a separate well for your putter. Other features include 6 pockets (including 5 zippered), water bottle sleeve, custom grip leg end-caps and a matching rain hood. Available in four colors — black, university red, midnight navy and silver. The Nike Air Golf Sport Carry Bag is slightly heavier, but features a waterproof pocket for valuables and an insulated cooler pocket (9 pockets overall). Click here to to purchase the Nike Air Sport Carry Bag.
Price: From $85.99
2. Callaway Hyper-Lite 5 Golf Stand Bag
The Callaway Hyper-Lite 5 has a 9.5-inch top with a five-way, full-length club divider system, which helps prevent jumbling of your clubs at the bottom of the bag. The bag features Callaway’s Xtra Traction Technology (XTT) system, which adds stability thanks to greater turf contact, and the Comfort Tech Strap System, which includes an EVA foam core with soft mesh padding. Other highlights of the Hyper-Lite 5 are 8 specialized pockets, including one waterproof pocket for valuables and full-length ones for apparel and balls.
Price: From $120.71 (shipping available via Amazon Prime)
3. Titleist 14-Way Stand Bag
As one of the top names in golf, the Titleist 14-Way Stand Bag is one of the most functional on the market. Featuring 14 separate dividers for all of your clubs and a dual-strap system, the Titleist bag comes with 8 zippered, specialized pockets, including a weather-resistant one for valuables. It also comes with an umbrella holder and rain hood.
Price: From $206.99 (shipping available via Amazon Prime)
4. Ping Hoofer Stand Bag
New in 2016, the Ping Hoofer Stand Bag is durable, comfortable and reliable. Some of the top features include a 5-Way reinforced top with 2 full-length dividers, a strap slider for backpack-style comfort, a waterproof valuables pocket and 8 total pockets. The dual-strap system features Ping’s system of Enhanced Ergonomics (E2), providing extreme comfort. The bag comes in a variety of colors and varying prices.
Price: From $174.00 (shipping available via Amazon Prime)
5. TaylorMade 2016 PureLite Stand Bag
TaylorMade’s newest stand bag — the PureLite is a 2016 model — weighs in at 4.5 pounds and has a 5-way top with handle (9.75 inches by 8.5 inches) and two full-length dividers to keep your clubs organized. The bag features 9 total pockets, including ones for a range finder, apparel, valuables, beverage, balls and tees. The bag comes complete with an EVA ergonomically molded hip pad for supreme comfort, an umbrella holder and a rain hood.
Price: From $169.79 (shipping available via Amazon Prime)
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