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Best lightweight golf bags: The 7 best performing, most stylish lightweight bags for golfers

November 21, 2019

When it comes to finding the best golf products, every golfer needs a little guidance. Don’t sweat it, we got you covered! For our new Best of Everything series, we’ve canvassed the golf accessories, apparel and game-improvement space to identify the very best stuff for your game. Think of us as your personal shopping assistant.


So, you need a golf bag? Luckily for you there are hundreds to choose from that will accommodate whatever your needs might be — stand bags, cart bags, stylish bags, bags armed with more features than your iPhone.

Here, we’re talking lightweight golf bags, which is what you’re going to want on your shoulders if you’re a regular walker. While any of the bags below would be a welcome addition to any golfer’s arsenal, some of them do certain things better than others. That’s where we come in. Here is your handy guide to some of the best lightweight bags in the business by some of the top manufacturers. We’ll tell you what’s best for those looking for the ultimate carry bag, a no-frills beauty, one that’s especially easy on your shoulders and more.

If you’ve come this far, it’s safe to say you are a serious player, which means your golf bag is like a family member. So, let’s get to it. Here are some of the best lightweight golf bags you can buy.

Best lightweight bag for a classic look

Titleist Carry Bag

Titleist carry golf bag

The Titleist Carry Bag isn’t about frills; it’s about functionality and a simple and sleek design. Available in four solid colors with the iconic Titleist script written on one of the two zippered pockets, this bag was built with lightweight construction and a molded base. It has a two-way top cuff, a convertible strap, three total pockets and weighs 2.3 pounds. The best part might be the price. You can get this one for less than $100, or pay a few bucks more for Titleist’s similar Premium Carry Bag.


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Best lightweight bag for a 36-hole day

Callaway Hyper-Lite Zero Double Strap Stand Bag

Callaway Hyper-Lite Zero Double Strap Stand Bag

The Callaway Hyper-Lite Zero Double Strap Stand Bag is the manufacturer’s bread and butter, or as they like to call it the “gold standard” of golf bags. It’s a comfortable walk for those who log lots of rounds on foot and comes with a sturdy stand. The Hyper-Lite Zero Double Strap Stand Bag doesn’t compromise space yet still weighs just 2.5 pounds. The top has a four-way divider and the bag features four zippered pockets. There’s also a separate cell phone sleeve for easy access.


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Best lightweight bag for minimalists

Jones Players Series

Jones Players Series golf bag

The Jones tag line says it all: “simplify and golf.” The Jones Players Series bag does just that, appealing to golfers who’d rather walk than ride while still adding the must-haves any diehard golfer would want. The top has a two-way divider and there are two zippered pockets that run parallel down the bottom section of the bag, plus another pocket on the back side. The single-strap bag weighs three pounds and radiates a simple yet classic look, a throwback to, well, like its namesake, the Jones days.


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Best lightweight bag for style mavens

Seamus Fescue Project Sunday Bag

Seamus golf bag

The Seamus Fescue Project Sunday Bag is a throwback infused with a modern touch that will turn heads on the course. It’s perfect for the trendy golfer who isn’t looking for all the extra bells and whistles because, well, this slender beauty does all the talking itself. It has one zippered pocket and, at barely more than 2 pounds, all but floats off your shoulders. (Note: Some models can tote 14 clubs but reduced sets are ideal.) The Seamus Fescue Project Sunday Bag has a few different designs, so pick the hand-crafted beauty that suits your style.


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Best lightweight bag for inclement conditions

Sun Mountain H2NO Superlight

Sun Mountain H2NO Superlight golf bag

All you need to know about the Sun Mountain H2NO Superlight is in the name. Sun Mountain took its knowledge from building expert rain gear and applied that to the H2NO Superlight to make a light and comfortable waterproof bag, perfect for those who play in any weather. The bag weighs less than five pounds and has six pockets, and the waterproof tech will make sure whatever you cram in your bag stays dry as well.


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Best lightweight bag for techies

Ping Hoofer Lite

Ping Hoofer Lite golf bag

Any gadget or gear nerd will love the Ping Hoofer Lite, if not for the sleek and lightweight design, then for the SensorCool Technology that’s integrated into the shoulder pads. Yes, that means this stand bag is a walker’s dream, especially for those hoping to stay cool (literally and mentally). It has a four-way top and seven pockets — the easy-access water bottle holder is a nice touch — and is offered in nearly a dozen colors. Who are we kidding, this isn’t just for techies. Everyone will love this bag.


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Best lightweight bag for golfers who have everything

MacKenzie Walker Bags

MacKenzie MacDuck golf bag

Don’t be bummed that the MacKenzie MacDuck golf bag is not “in stock,” according to its website. Look harder. It’s only listed that way because all of MacKenzie’s leather golf bags are made from scratch. Now that hefty price tag makes sense, right? These beauties made by the Oregon-based company are insanely stylish. They look different than most everything else out there, but in a good way. There’s an eight-inch opening and two pockets for your clubs, and at just four pounds they are an easy lug around the course. Not to mention a good-looking one.


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