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BEST STAND GOLF BAGS
Listen, if we want our golf clubs to perform well and treat us right, we better treat them right. That’s why golf bags are so important. They give our precious clubs a good home, provide us the pockets we need, the comfort we desire and style we crave. Fortunately, the golf-bag market offers something for everyone, whether you want a cart bag, carry bag or stand bag. The latter is the most common, so we’ll start there.
So, what exactly should you be looking for when buying a stand bag? First of all, consider how often you play. If you’re frequently hitting the road for 36-hole-a-day buddy trips, then adjustable, comfortable straps and a lightweight bag are crucial. Or maybe you’re a gadget guy? If that’s the case, you’ll need spots for your rangefinder and favorite training aid. Maybe you just have a lot of stuff? You know, the player who needs trusty places for their ball retriever, phone, valuables, extra balls, rain jacket, snacks and maybe even a cooler (yes, there’s a bag to help with that last one — read on!).
But just as important as a bag’s function is its look. Let’s be honest, our bags are a reflection of us, and we want to look good when we’re strolling down the fairway. With styles and color schemes galore, everyone can find the right stand bag to complement their games. Maybe it won’t bring you any more birdies, but style points gotta count for something, right? Here are the best stand bags you can buy.
Best stand bag for die-hard walkers
Ogio Shadow Fuse 304 Stand Bag
The Ogio Shadow Fuse 304 Stand Bag’s main goal was to provide comfort for die-hard walkers. Mission accomplished. The Fit-Disc system, designed with straps that improve weight distribution and balance and is easily adjustable to fit any golfer, makes any walking round a breeze on your shoulders. The bag weighs just 4.4 pounds, in part due to its 200D polyester ripstop fabric, which is also great for repelling moisture. The Ogio Shadow Fuse 304 has a four-way compartment for your clubs and five zippered pockets. Want more options? It comes in nearly a dozen different color schemes.
Best stand bag for neat freaks
Ping Hoofer 14
If you like to keep your golf bag as organized as your office desk, then the Ping Hoofer 14 is for you. Its 14-way top is a neat-freak’s dream, and you’ll find few bags in the industry that have more pockets — 12! — than the Ping Hoofer 14. That’s right, a dozen pockets, including one for a rangefinder, another that’s padded and can be used for your valuables, plus a water-bottle holder — it’s the little things that make certain stand bags stand out. The bag’s shoulder pads use SensorCool Technology to make your walk a comfortable and relaxing one.
Best stand bag for variety of colors
Titleist Players 4 Stand Bag
There’s a lot to love about the Titleist Players 4 Stand Bag. It’s fairly priced and has everything you’d want in a reliable partner, featuring a four-way top, six pockets — including one for your range finder and water bottle — and a feathery weight of just 3.8 pounds. It has a simple and sleek design and comes in nearly a dozen colors. You’ll look every part the golfer with this one — no unnecessary bells and whistles, just a quality, comfortable bag with top-of-the-line aluminum legs for long-lasting durability.
Best stand bag for hipsters
Linksoul Linksouldier Golf Bag
The Linksoul Linksouldier is a showstopper of a golf bag, offered in three colors: army, midnight or charcoal. Its classic design and rich hues make it seem like more of a luxurious travel bag than a golf bag, but, hey, your clubs deserve luxury, right? It has a wide stand for maximum stability and plenty of storage, and the Linksoul patch on top of the bag and below the handle tells everyone in your foursome you value style just as much as you do your score — and, no, that’s not a bad thing.
Best stand bag for pro wannabes
Callaway Epic Flash Staff Double Strap Stand Bag
If you want the bag that Callaway Tour pros carry but aren’t fully committed to going sans-stand (or don’t have a caddie on your payroll), this is the bag for you. The Callaway Epic Flash Staff Double Strap Stand Bag rocks the look and feel of the carry bags and has similar features, but it also has a stand for those who want one. The bag comes with a four-way top and has seven pockets, including a plush velour spot for your valuables. Despite its size, this bag weighs just 6.4 pounds, and thanks to its Tour cred, will make you look like the stick in your group. Just make sure your play backs it up.
Best stand bag for all-around functionality
TaylorMade FlexTech Stand Bag
The TaylorMade FlexTech Stand Bag does it all. Available in seven colors, this bag has a modern look and all the updates you could want, including a new easily adjustable strap. It has a five-way top for your precious sticks and 11 pockets, one of which is complete with micro-suede lining made specifically for your valuables. The TaylorMade FlexTech Stand Bag weights just 4.5 pounds but is roomy enough to carry your must-haves on the golf course. It’s a reliable companion for anyone who wants a bag that will last.
Best stand bag for keeping your drinks cold
BagBoy Chiller Hybrid Stand Bag
It’s not a stretch to call the golfer who owns the BagBoy Chiller Hybrid Stand Bag the most prepared player in the group, or perhaps the most popular. It comes in six colors and has a 14-way organizer, but let’s be honest, it’s called the “Chiller” for a reason. Of its eight zippered pockets, one is a removable insulated cooler bag that fits up to four 12-ounce cans. It weighs 6.4 pounds and is easily portable, either with the nifty bag-to-cart attachment or three lift-assist handles on top.
Best stand bag for style-first golfers
Vessel Lite Stand golf bag
The Vessel Lite Stand golf bag is a stylish golfer’s dream, and it’s perfect for anyone who favors walking over riding. It weighs just 4.25 pounds and is built with premium nylon twill for maximum durability. It has a four-way divider on top and boasts premium YKK water-resistant zippers. What’s even better is that this visually stunning bag looks just as good as it functions.
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