Here is our selection of the very best golf stand bags
Best Golf Stand Bags
Finding the right golf bag could help you make the difference when it comes to organising and planning your game. You might already have taken a look at our ultimate guide to the best golf bags but here we’re looking more specifically at the best golf stand bags on the market this year.
Carrying a stand bag gives you more freedom to move around the golf course, you can walk straight up to your ball wherever it’s sitting. It’s also quicker and easier to deal with pre and post-game and it can help keep you fit.
If you like to carry, then you’ll look for something lightweight and comfortable that sits well on the back. Depending on the conditions you generally play in, you will want to consider the quality of the stand and the level of storage available. Easy access and protection of clubs will always be a consideration.
You need a bag that’s robust, stable, and will protect your equipment, perhaps you need it to be waterproof too. You also want a stand bag that delivers the best possible ergonomic fit for you.
What then are the best golf stand bags? We’ve reviewed and tested them and have selected our favourites below to help you prepare and manage your golf game in the most effective way.
Best Golf Stand Bags – Best Golf Carry Bags
Titleist Players 4Plus StaDry Stand Bag
+ Lightweight at under 2kg
+ Seam sealed zips
– Could be more separation in pockets
This stylish looking bag offers a high level of performance on a number of levels. Thanks to the seam sealed zippers, it’s impressively waterproof, while the wider stand delivers great stability on uneven terrain or on windy days.
There’s good, accessible storage with a four-way top divider, ample clothing pocket plus five further pockets for balls, accessories, water bottle, valuables and range finder.
It’s lightweight at just 1.95kg, comfortable to carry with a self-balancing convertible strap system. Those straps can be easily detached if you opt to use a cart. We felt when reviewing that the bag, “ticks a lot of boxes.”
Also if you are a fan of Titleist, see our guide on the best Titleist golf bags in the current range.
Motocaddy HydroFlex Stand Bag
+ Spacious pockets
– Easilock base designed specifically for Motocaddy trolleys
This is a lightweight stand bag that can also work well with a Motocaddy trolley thanks to the Easilock base system.
The HydroFlex weighs in at a mere 2.2kg, has five spacious pockets to fill and has been crafted from a waterproof TPU-coated nylon fabric with welded seams. It’s been designed to help you keep your kit dry in more extreme weather conditions.
There are five full length dividers to keep clubs well separated and protected and we found the four-point, fully adjustable strap to be extremely comfortable when carrying.
Available in three colours, it’s a stylish looking bag but it’s the versatility that we really love – It’s lightweight if you want to take minimal kit on a sunny day, but there’s also space for full waterproofs and ancillary equipment when the weather turns. Alternatively, you can fit it easily to your Motocaddy trolley – Great for options.
Ping Hoofer Craz-E Lite Stand Bag
+ Super lightweight
+ Extremely comfy to carry
– Lightness means it’s inevitably less robust than some stand bags
The Hoofer has become an iconic moniker within the stand bag market.
This latest incarnation is Ping’s lightest Hoofer bag to date, weighing in at an incredible 1.4kg.
Versatility is the key with this bag – If you want it to stay super light and go minimal with just your sticks and a few balls – it’s tough to beat.
But, with seven pockets, there’s plenty of space for equipment if you need to take more, or if the conditions are uncertain. There’s a sizeable apparel pocket that we felt in testing you could easily fit full waterproofs in. And, with a seam sealed valuables pocket and water bottle pocket, most eventualities are covered.
The Hoofer Craz-E Lite certainly nice and compact. In fact, it’s an extremely sleek bag that you’ll find very easy to sling into the boot of a car, a locker or a flight bag.
It’s a nice looking stand bag with a streamlined and unfussy styling – One that suggests you mean business on the links!
TaylorMade Flextech Waterproof Stand Bag
+ Comfortable self-adjusting strap system
+ Good level of waterproofing
– Not as robust as some models
One of the most annoying things with stand bags of the past was the constant struggle to find a comfortable strap position when carrying – one side too long, the other too short… it could be very distracting.
You won’t have that issue with the TaylorMade FlexTech – The straps are self-adjusting and they slide while you’re carrying to ensure a perfect fit at all times. As such, it sits very comfortably on your back, aided by some nice padding in just the right place.
The fabric is waterproof and the pockets are seam sealed to keep the rain out.
The FlexTech stand system is smooth to operate and, working together with a collapsible base, the bag sits neatly even on undulating terrain.
Clubs are protected by a 5-way top and two full length dividers. They’re also well separated meaning you won’t have to deal with any wrestling to get clubs out.
The styling is cool and understated and, overall, there’s little to fault on this excellent stand bag.
Callaway HyperDry C Stand Bag
+ Super lightweight at 1.8kg
– Less storage space than some stand bags
The excellent Callaway HyperDry C S Stand Bag delivers on a number of levels. It really is incredibly lightweight at just 1.8kg, it’s waterproof and it looks great in seven different colour options.
We found this bag to be super comfy to carry, not only because it weighs so little but also because of the excellent padded strap. The straps are self-adjusting, so it sits nicely on your back and stays put throughout the round.
It’s sleek and easy to lift and it’s nice and compact for fitting in a car or locker.
With sealed seams and welded zips, your kit will stay dry in challenging conditions and, although it’s a smaller stand bag, there is ample storage in four roomy pockets.
Big Max Aqua Hybrid 2 Stand Bag
+ Fully waterproof
+ Verstatility for use on Cart
– Slightly more substantial than some stand bags so not as light
A key plus with the Big Max Aqua range is they have been engineered to keep your kit dry in the wettest conditions.
There’s nothing worse than your gloves, grips and other clothes and accessories getting a soaking in the bag. The Big Max I-Dry system has been designed to help prevent this happening.
The seams are sealed, the zippers waterproof and the material specially manufactured to keep the water out.
Aside from that, it’s also a very practical and versatile bag. Roomy pockets allow for plenty of storage while a footless base mechanism means the Hybrid 2 functions well as a stand bag but will also sit squarely on a cart.
When carrying, the Air Channel straps combine with a solid bag structure to deliver excellent ergonomics while allowing air flow to keep you cool on hotter days.
In review we found this to be a solid, durable and comfortable – one of the highest performing golf stand bags on the market.
Cobra Ultralight Stand Bag
+ Stable on undulating terrain
+ Good storage
– Not waterproof
The thing we really like about the Cobra Ultralight Stand Bag is the fact you can really pack it up if you need to take a lot of equipment out with you.
There are eight pockets to keep your gear well organised and separated and the oversize apparel pocket is spacious enough to fit full waterproofs plus an extra layer if required.
Clubs are well protected by the five-way top and full length dividers while the nicely designed top grab handle makes it easy to swing in and out of a car boot.
The quick release shoulder strap together with Cool flow hip pad make for comfortable carrying while the Easyflex base is excellent for stability on rough ground when the stand is in use.
It’s pretty lightweight at just over 2kg and it looks funky in six striking colour options. Overall, it ticks a lot of boxes.
Sun Mountain H2NO Lite Stand Bag
+ Complete waterproof protection
+ Ample storage
– Not all will enjoy 14-way divider in a carry bag
This is a mid-sized stand bag that, although not as light as some, provides great versatility given it is 100% waterproof and offers impressive storage options.
If you’re looking for a stand bag that’s durable, will protect your kit and allow you to pack for all possible conditions, the H2NO Lite is definitely one to consider.
Constructed using 100% waterproof TPU coated fabrics and with sealed seams, waterproof zips and rain hood, this bag really will keep your equipment dry when the heavens open. Soggy gloves will be a thing of the past!
It’s comfortable to carry thanks to the E-Z fit dual strap and hip pad and the stand is stable and can be locked in using Velcro straps.
The 14-way divider won’t suit all but it certainly does help keep clubs protected and organised.
Mizuno BR-DRI Stand Bag
+ Waterproof with 1-year guarantee
+ Sleek looks
– On the pricey side
This lightweight offering from Mizuno is fully waterproof and very easy to carry.
Weighing in at 2kg, with grab handles top and bottom, it’s very easy to manoeuvre if you’re fitting it into a car or lifting into a locker.
There are six easily accessible, roomy pockets with waterproof zips to protect your kit while the full-length dividers and 4-way top will protect your clubs.
We found this a comfy bag to carry with good hip padding and easily adjusted, detachable straps.
With rain hood on, this is a pretty waterproof bag and the 1-year guarantee on that is a bonus.
This is one to consider if you’re after a durable, waterproof stand bag with decent storage – one of the best golf stand bags out there.
Honma Sport Stand Bag
+ Six-way top
+ Leg lock system
– Not the lightest on the market
The Honma Sport Stand Bag is a solid, mid-size stand bag that, with its leg lock system, can also function well on a cart or trolley.
At 2.8kg, it’s a little heavier than some others mentioned here, but it’s a little bigger than many too with five sizeable pockets allowing you to take a good amount of kit onto the fairways.
The six-way top is great for separating and protecting your clubs while the straps and padding make it comfortable to carry.
Available in four distinctive colours, it’s a nice looking bag and something a little different.
Wilson Staff Exo Carry Tour Stand Bag
+ Significant storage
+ Sturdy stand
– Not fully waterproof
This is a robust bag from Wilson, it feels solid and durable.
We were particularly impressed with the storage on offer from a pretty lightweight bag (2.3kg.) The apparel pocket is easily big enough for full waterproofs and more, and the ball pocket is generous. The velour valuables pocket features Dry Tech to keep your wallet or phone safe.
The stand and no skid base make the bag stable on almost any ground condition, this is not a stand bag that feels like it will topple over in the wind.
Comfy to carry with 3D foam straps, it’s also sturdy enough to sit well on a cart or trolley, making this a very versatile option.
We also liked the five-way top with padded cuff to keep clubs protected.
The Wilson Staff Exo Carry Tour Stand Bag is a solid piece of kit.
Ogio Fuse Aquatech 304 Stand Bag
+ Ergonomic weight distribution when carrying
+ Good storage with eight pockets
– Just over the magic 2kg weight mark (2.2kg)
With its fit disc strap system, we found this bag to be one of the comfiest on the market for carrying. Weight is distributed evenly across the shoulders and you’ll notice that difference towards the end of 18 holes.
There are no fewer than eight pockets and they’ve been placed so as to be easily accessible. It’s easy to grab the accessories or the drink you need without putting the bag on the ground.
Constructed from Ripstop Polyester, it’s a durable piece of kit and one we feel can take anything you throw at it.
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