Are you looking for a new golf bag? Thinking it should be one that fits into your golf bag cart?
- Your old bag has seen its fair share of golf courses. It is time to retire it.
- The Mrs or Mr has just gotten you a new golf pushing or pulling cart and the old back just won't cut it. The new cart deserves a new bag.
3. Everyone else at the golf club has a new bag. It’s about time you caught up.Whatever the reason may be. We come bearing good news.
Are You In A Hurry?
Perhaps reading has never been your thing. We get it.
That is why we have picked a winning golf bag for you. We chose a bag that was lightweight and had enough storage space.
Our winner is the TaylorMade Golf TM Stand Golf Bag 5.0.
It has a non-slip stand that will allow you to keep the bag upright while you take your shot. The bag is both beginner and child-friendly.
This is largely due to how light it is to carry. It also helps to know that it was made by a brand that we are familiar with.
You will find a more detailed review below.
Our Test Winner After 40 + Hours Of Research:
Our Honest Star Rating
Why is it the BEST?
Our top 5 Best Golf Bags for Walkers
There are days when you just take it on the chin and keep moving. On other days you just want to come on the course and relax. Let’s be honest, there are much better things that you can use that energy for.
While there are some advantages to whizzing around the golf course on a buggy. Nothing beats a lovely stroll through the green when the sun is out. The main barrier to doing this, after you have thrown on the right shoes and some suncream is the bag and the cart.
Thank heavens for the genius that invented golf carts for walkers. Instead of having to shoulder this burden, you can simply place it on the cart. Pulling is certainly easier when there are wheels involved. That obviously leaves it to you to make sure that the cart has the right bag in it. It is the little things that count when you are out on the course.
1. TaylorMade Golf TM Stand Golf Bag 5.0 - TOP PICK
Our Honest Star Rating
TaylorMade is somewhat of a heavyweight when it comes to golf bags.
With this bag, you get a lot of storage space without the usual burden of added weight that you expect to come with it.
Without anything in it, you are looking at just under 5lbs.
At the top, you will find 5 organisational spaces that minimise friction between your clubs. For the others bits and bobs that you may want to bring along, there are 6 zipped pockets all around the bag.
These include a velour-lined pocket made specifically for the storage of valuable items, a pocket for your golf balls, a pocket for your water bottle and a full-length garment pocket.
Our favourite feature on this one was the anti-slip stand. It is automatically deployed when the bag starts to take a tumble.
The bottom of the bag, as well as that of the stand’s feet, have non-slip footpads. It wouldn’t help if the feet that are meant to keep the bag from falling keep sliding.
The two-strap system allows you to easily lift the bag up to carry it or to mount it into the wheeled cart. In case your clubs are particularly heavy, or you have overpacked the bag.
You will be pleased to find that the straps are both fitted with air mesh to ensure comfort.
There’s also an EVA moulded hip pad. It rests against your body gently, making sure that there is minimal contact with other parts of the body. This makes it very comfortable to carry for people of all sizes.
You will also receive a matching rain hood with the bag.
Finally, with your cart in mind. There is a cart compatible base that fits securely into both riding and pushcarts.
This bag was released in 2017. It is still one of the leading bags on the market today, by most measures.
An HONEST Review
[Music] welcome to the Gaul spotlight I'm Ralph Irvin and today we are coming to you from the TaylorMade headquarters where I'm joined by Casey jury product line manager for Golf Bags Casey thanks for joining us again yeah Ralph thanks for having me I'm really excited this year to show you the 2019 Golf Bags but I'm also excited that I don't have to shout because we're not in the large convention center or it's really noisy no one we really can focus on these bags because you have some great new entries into the line that really fit just about every need yeah that's what we're excited about our bag line is now in a place where we're making bags for every type of golfer that really is in the market now let's start with what's really an innovation you have a ultralight bag it is so light and yet its construction means that it's gonna work just great for you yeah so we have our new 2019 light tech 3.0 our lightest weight bag in the line it's actually three pounds so it's a pound lighter than our previous version of our lightweight stand back we have an ultra light weight bag because we're using construction pieces like carbon fiber legs lightweight top and base and a 75 denier ripstop material what that means is we're using lightweight durable materials 75 denier ultra durable we're using carbon fiber legs ultra durable that really make this 3 pound bag very durable and unlike a lot of times when you see lightweight bags it still got plenty of pockets for storage it has a lot of pockets a bunch of storage but it also has a four way top that's just as big as any other four way top in the market so you're getting storage you're getting accessibility with your golf clubs and anything you need to put in the bag on the other end of the scale you have a crossover bag that has everything that anyone could want from any golf bag let alone a carry bag yeah so this is a fun golf bag for us right you know I really like talking about this one because we get to straddle the line of car bag and stand bag it has a 14 way top much like a car bag it has a flex tech based system like all of our other stand bags it has a self-adjusting strap system so if you are walking with it it's a very comfortable add to carry but it that it actually has a cart strap pass through that allows us to have two oversized apparel pockets on the side of the bag and lastly that really kind of taps it into the car bag role there's an oversized cooler pocket let's hit on some of those technologies because when you talk about the strap system now you don't have to worry about whether or not your bag is going to be balanced and you have to adjust straps it does it for you as you wear it correct so our strap system features a slider that really kind of sits in the middle of your back and what that does is as you walk with the bag the bag will adjust to you and how you carry the bag no one carries a stand bag the same I carry it different than you do probably whether how high it is rest on your back or how low also overall body size someone that's larger than the bags on a ride different versus someone that's smaller but now everyone's gonna carry this bag and it's gonna feel the same and again you talk about the cart pass-through to be the ability to put the strap through not block your pockets means you have access to everything during around correct so adding a cart strap pass-through behind our parallel pockets really allows us to take the zippers on these two large apparel pockets all the way to the top and gives you more storage for things like your rain to a pair of shoes extra gloves so on and so forth so you're getting a ton of storage in a stand back and if people want something that maybe is in between the ultralight and the crossover you've got two bags to fill those needs we do so we still have our flextech bag that features a five-way top it also has the car strap passer which again allows us to add one large apparel pocket on the side of the bag and then we jump into our flextech light which previously was our lightest weight bag in the line we've made it even lighter but we've added some cool features so now it actually has a rangefinder pocket on the side of the bag so when you're walking you have an easy accessibility to your rangefinder you don't have to go digging through pockets it'll also help you protect your rangefinder but it features a self adjusting strap system or flextech base and a four way top that's only four pounds all right Casey if people want to see the entire line and see all the different options where do they go they go to Tim a golf comm all right Casey thanks as always for the time thanks Ralph I want to thank Casey degree for joining us here on the golf spotlight join us next time and subscribe as we continue to give you the formation you need your next golf purchase you
2. Hot-Z Golf 4.5 Cart Bag
Our Honest Star Rating
Next on our list is the Hot-Z Golf 4.5.
What I liked immediately was that it had that reassuring traditional look that my grandfather’s golfing bags had.
It is more purpose-built than you’ll find with a lot of competitors. They really went to town on the pockets. It has 8 of them.
You get the usual velour-lined pocket for storing your valuables, a water bottle pocket and others to use as you please.
In addition to this, there is a pen sleeve, a towel ring that has a velcro glove attachment, an umbrella holder, as well as a tee holder.
There is also a place for your scorecard and a rain hood cover.
For organisation on the inside of the bag, there is a 14-way separator. It takes the full length of the golf club’s shaft.
They made it to also protect graphite club heads, as they are prone to damage.
It is a little on the heavier side, coming in at 10lbs. To put it into context, our top pick comes in at less than half the weight.
The back of the bag is padded for comfort when carrying it. There’s a single arm carrying strap that has an elastic hand to secure it.
As expected the bottom of the bag is cart friendly designed.
You can buy this in one of 8 designs that vary in colour.
AN HONEST REVIEW
hot Z has been designing and engineering golf bags longer than any other company and we've pulled out all the stops with our new 2016 lineup here are just a few of the reasons why a hot Z golf bag is right for you one it doesn't matter if you carry a ride we have the size and color you're looking for with custom embroidery available too we offer a full line of licensed military bags and accessories that honor the brave men and women that have selflessly defended our great nation 3 our USA collection of bags and accessories lets you show your pride in the red white and blue or we offer the industry's first wireless speaker bag the aftershock play your favorite music anywhere and be the person everyone wants in their foursome plus international flag bags are available for Canada Italy Ireland and more hot Z is committed to innovative quality products at affordable prices what else would you expect from a legendary brand like hot Z [Music]
3. Datrek DG Lite II Cart Bag
Our Honest Star Rating
This one comes in at exactly 4.2lbs.
It is lightweight and compactly designed.
This is the impression that you get right from the very first look.
An interesting thing that they did is make all the pockets forward facing. This makes it perfect for grabbing or inserting a club back into the bag while you are on the move.
The exterior zippered pockets make a total of 7. The zip is metallic. For ease of reach, when you need a putter, there is a separate rubberised putter well. For the extremely warm days, you have a place on the bag to keep your umbrella handy. If you are ever caught in the rain, rest easy, you have the matching rain hood to turn to. It offers you dual access opening. There is also a towel ring that has a glove holder.
No one wants their golf clubs to be smashing into each other. To stop this, you have a 15-way organiser top. It takes the clubs at full length and offers protection whether you’re walking or riding.
For those moments that you will need to lift this, the ergonomic built-in handle will do the work. It is a soft grip that is seamlessly integrated into the bag.
Finally, a somewhat uniquely innovative idea. Enter Top-Lok technology. This is a bag to cart attachment that is designed to negate the need for strapping the bag onto a cart. Once locked in, it discourages the twisting and turning that is common with these. There are eight designs to pick from.
4. Bag Boy Golf Chiller Cart Bag
Our Honest Star Rating
This was released in 2017.
As the name would suggest, the chiller offers a bit more luxury on the golf course.
It is designed to keep things that little bit cooler than they usually would be. To achieve this, they have added a removable insulated cooler bag. It is not limited to keeping your six-pack cooled.
Beyond this, there are nine storage pockets for your clubs.
You have a very large pocket to keep your golf balls, a fleece-lined pocket to keep your valuables safe and three mesh pockets that offer quick access.
It also has a rain cover.
The clubs are stored in separate spaces to keep friction to a minimum. Where weight is concerned, this one came in at 8.9lbs.
At the rear end is a removable umbrella holder. For carrying it onto your cart, the bag has two ergonomic handles.
There is also a pen holder and a divot tool holder. The top-lok technology allows you to connect your bag to the cart without the need of using straps. It minimises turning and twisting of the bag while in transit.
All in all, there are 12 pockets to store your bits and bobs.
aN HONEST REVIEW
the bagboy company has been engineering and designing innovative push-pull karts since 1946 the product line has expanded and developed to include cart bags travel covers and accessories the revolver cart bag features a 360-degree rotating top providing the ultimate in convenience for golfers both the revolver le and XL are easily secured to a cart with the cart straps leave the bags allow golfers to access any club by simply rotating the top 360 degrees the organizer tops feature clip lock technology which allows clubs to be locked into place for added protection the cutting edge revolver le and XL are one-of-a-kind in the market bag boy has patented clip lock technology to lock clubs into place on the bag top and also gripping the clubs at the bottom of the bag to prevent clubs from banging together during a round or during travel to the course both bags feature external putter tubes with secure putter Clips making the most use Club in the bag easily accessible the revolver golf bags feature many pockets providing ample storage including a cooler pocket fleece-lined valuables pocket and external key holders the revolver le and XLR Premium cart bags made of durable nylon material and available at golf retail stores and pro shops the bag boy company has been engineering and designing innovative push pull carts since 1946 the product line has expanded and developed to include cart bags travel covers and accessories the revolver cart bag features a 360 degree rotating top providing the ultimate in convenience for golfers both the revolver le and XL are easily secured to a cart with the cart straps lead the bags allow golfers to access any club by simply rotating the top 360 degrees the organizer tops feature clip lock technology which allows clubs to locked into place for added protection the cutting edge revolver le and excel are one-of-a-kind in the market bag boy has patented clip lock technology to lock clubs into place on the bag top and also gripping the clubs at the bottom of the bag to prevent clubs from banging together during a round or during travel to the course both bags feature external putter tubes with secure putter Clips making the most use Club in the bag easily accessible the revolver golf bags feature many pockets providing ample storage including a cooler pocket fleece-lined valuables pocket and external key holders the revolver le and XLR Premium cart bags made of durable nylon material and available at golf retail stores and pro shops
Cobra Golf 2019 Ultralight Cart Bag
Our Honest Star Rating
Coming in at a median 5.3lbs is the Cobra Golf 2019 Ultralight.
It is fairly new on the market but making incredible waves and gaining momentum.
There is great emphasis on increasing storage space that is provided with cart bags. It has 13 pockets.
These are the two large apparel pockets that have a key clip, a pair of fleece-lined valuables pockets, a fleece-lined pocket to store your range finder, a cooler pocket that is insulated as well as other miscellaneous pockets.
To keep you hydrated on the course, you can store up to 12 cans in the insulated pocket.
There are 14 full-length club dividers with dual top grab handles. To keep the bag secure and stable on the cart, there is a strapping cart through.
For durability, it is made of 100% polyester. It has a lightweight club cover.
You can get this in the following colours, black-black, orange-black, pink-peacoat-quarry and white-quiet shade. There is something for everyone.
Buyer’s Guide for Golf Bags for Walkers
Now that we have gone through all of our top picks. Let us take you through some of the reasoning behind them. We will consider some of the factors that we used to select the best golf bags for walkers. What this should do is open your eyes to some things that are often overlooked when choosing a golf bag. We want you to be able to independently assess your options when you are ready to buy. If for no other reason at all, just so we don’t have to see some of the awful bags that are floating around golf courses across the land.
The other thing is that when you have an inadequate golf bag you suffer. I don’t know about you, but I would rather not pay for my suffering. Golf should be filled with little pleasures. It is up to you to ensure that you do not get robbed of them. Here are some of the key things that we look for in a good golf bag:
The most crucial piece of gear that your bag will carry are the golf clubs. Granted there may be room for your drinks and for other little gadgets. All of these are things that you could do without. It is the golf clubs that are essential for you to be able to play the game. For most golfers, you would have spent a load of time trying all sorts of average golf clubs, until you found the ones that you adore.
This is a sacred relationship. When you are looking to buy a bag, you obviously want to have one that offer protection and support to your beloved golf clubs. The first thing to look for is whether or not the bag has a separate compartment for each golf club. Most of the wear and tear that you will see on them is a result of friction. Keeping them in separate compartments minimises this problem.
You also want to check that the compartments are full length. This is to say that when you insert a golf club it goes all the way in and is fully protected. When this is not the case, you will find uneven wear and tear on the clubs. The part that is protected tends to fare much better than the one that is exposed. It is not ideal to have a club that looks roughed up on one part and new on another.
Finally, consider head covering. You would want to consider whether the bag that you are getting offers protection to the head of the club. The shafts are usually the ones that are the easiest to protect. Due to the differing sizes of club heads, they tend to be somewhat neglected. There is always the option of adding your own head covers if you find a great bag that is only lacking in this aspect.
Every walker will understand the importance of weight when it comes to golf bags. It is different when you are going on a golf buggy. This would not matter as much. No one wants any unnecessary additional weight when they are walking.
To figure this out you would want to make sure that you are comfortable with the golf bag before it has golf clubs or other items in it. The empty weight of a bag is always a key indicator of where you stand in regards to this matter.
There is no magic number to this. It will depend entirely on each individual’s personal physique and needs. The physique side of things would be one’s ability to actually carry the bag. For instance, if you are a weight lifter, you may be comfortable with carrying a bag that the rest of us, mere mortals would write off as being too heavy. Age will also be a key factor in this. Children and the elderly players will certainly want to avoid bags that are too heavy. It may be alright in one instance, but it is not sustainable.
On the other hand, being able to carry a bag does not mean that you will want to. For most people, going on the course allows them a chance to just relax. This is not the gym! If you find that you are comfortable with the bag weight when it is empty, and not when you have filled it. In this case, the problem is of your own making. You are packing more into the bag than you are physically able to carry.
An easy way of resolving this is to clear out the bag again. When you are packing ask yourself if each item is a must-have. If you can go through the day without it, it should not go into the bag. You should only pack the things that actually make a difference.
If we had to put a number to it. I would say anything under 9lbs is reasonably light for an empty bag.
No one could possibly argue with the need for durability when it comes to anything that we have paid for. Most people do not want to have to replace their golf bag frequently. You would rather pay more for a bag that will last a while, than pay little for a bag that you will need to replace after little use.
When considering the potential durability of your bag start looking at the things that are usually the first to fall apart. For instances, zippers are notoriously flimsy. Check that the zippers are not made of cheap plastic. This is always a telling sign that you will be replacing the zipper or the entire bag in no time. Neither of which you would likely be keen to.
Stitching on golf bags also tends to fall apart when it is not well sewn. Check this as well. Stretch the material out with your hands and see what sort of effect it has on the stitching. Unless you are inhumanely strong, the bag should not show any signs of strain when pulled with bare hands. If the stitches look concerning, then this is not a good pick for you.
It is also advisable to just check what sort of material is used on all parts of the bag. Most bags nowadays will be made entirely of polyester or would have some polyester. It tends to hold up well. The exterior part of the bag is the one that will face the most pressure from the elements as well as from coming into contact with surfaces and rubbing against the golf cart. Make sure that it can handle it.
If you are walking across the course, the last thing you need is to realise that there is something that you should have brought with you that you left behind. Striking a good balance between good storage and not over packing is important. What you want to know is that you have enough room in the bag.
Consider the zipped pockets that the bag has. You can actually write down some of the things that you would usually take with you when you are out for a game. Based on the number of pockets that the bag has, would you be able to separate the items in a logical manner? By a logical manner, I mean not putting a wet towel in the same pocket as the shirt that you’ll be changing into after the game.
You will have noted that at least one of the bags that we looked at has a cooler bag attached to it. Consider whether this is something that would matter to you or not. It may not be the cooler bag, but something else to you. What would you like to store in your bag?
A pocket that is made specifically for storing valuables is important. If you are to remove an expensive wristwatch or indeed your mobile phone while on the course, you would want to be assured that these items would be secure.
Fitting to the cart
If you will be walking with a pulling or pushing cart, you want to make sure that your new bag can fit into the cart. Beyond just being able to get onto the cart, you also want it to be secured. Check that the bag has a securing mechanism for the cart. This may come in the form of some straps or a hook. Either one of these will suffice. Most bags that fit onto the pulling cart are also easy to fit and secure onto a buggy.
Between the reviews and the buyer’s guide, we are confident that you have either found your golf bag or have enough information to guide you when looking for it. Ideally, you would have done both.
With our picks and the buyer’s guide, it is now down to you to take the right action. Whatever that may look like for you. It may be getting one of the ones that we reviewed, or going out and finding your own.
As a caution, do not be swayed by pricing. Value for money will differ for people. Make sure you know what that is for you before you head out shopping. The key things that you should focus on are:
- Make sure that you are happy with the straps that the bag has.
- Check the weight and make sure that you can carry it.
- Check that it fits into your walking cart and secures.
- Space is important. Make sure that there is enough of it.
- Durability is important. Do not neglect it.
There are a lot of other factors that you may consider. The five above will guarantee that you get a good bag every time. Now go and enjoy your new golf bag.
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