Best Golf Stand Bags: Quick Menu
Finding the right golf bag could help you make the difference when it comes to organizing and planning your game. Carrying a stand bag gives you more freedom to move around the golf course, meaning you can walk straight up to your ball wherever it’s sitting. It’s also quicker and easier to deal with pre- and post-round and can help keep you fit.
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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 favorites below to help you prepare and manage your golf game in the most effective way. Additionally take a look at some of our other golf bag guides too - such as the best golf bags, best golf trolley bags, or the best waterproof golf bags.
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The Ping Hoofer is an exceptional all-rounder, delivering supreme comfort and stability. In addition, there is extra storage in the latest edition.
The Players 5 StaDry is a premium, stylish, versatile and robust stand bag that offers practical features, excellent protection and looks great too.
A well designed and lightweight bag that can carry everything a golfer needs. The magnetic rangefinder pocket and sturdy legs are standout features.
Everything about the VLX 2.0 is a nice surprise, right down to how the logos are immaculately stitched into the body. The clean look is compelling and it is a premium model.
This is an all-round stylish stand bag that is extremely light while providing plenty of protection from the elements. It offers a good amount of storage space for clubs and accessories.
Best unique style
This premium bag combines everything that’s great about G/FORE’S bold and unique styling, with Vessel’s high quality craftsmanship and fine attention to detail.
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A supremely lightweight and comfortable golf bag, this is a great option if you're looking for a carrying option that will keep all your gear dry in inclement weather.
Best strap design
There is a lot to like about the Cobra Ultradry Pro stand bag, with its waterproof protection keeping your necessities dry in the harshest conditions.
Best hybrid bag
The Dri Lite Hybrid Plus from Big Max is waterproof, versatile for use on push or powered carts and well suited for all kinds of golfers. There's plenty of storage too.
The wealth of pockets is great for organization and the removable straps and FlexTech base make this a highly versatile bag between carrying and using a cart.
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The Hoofer has become an iconic moniker within the stand bag market. The new Ping Hoofer stand bag comes with a whopping 22 litres of volume from its 11 pockets. From these 11 pockets, a velour lined valuables pocket, a magnetic rangefinder pocket and a top-access magnetic slip pocket are the most useful and feel well made.
The new back puck simplifies conversion to a single strap and the large apparel pockets come with a full-length zip for easy access. The cart strap channel makes it easy to put this bag onto a trolley and means all 11 pockets are still fully accessible with the carry strap still on the bag.
It is definitely one of the more classic looking bags in our list and we think it looks best in neutral colors, meaning all of your headcovers, towels and other accessories will match nicely with this bag when it is being used. It is such a favorite of ours that we also included it in our best Ping golf bags guides.
- Read our full Ping Hoofer Stand Bag Review
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The Titleist Players 5 StaDry Stand Bag is one of the best Titleist golf bags on the market, with the brand not deviating too far from the DNA that made it resonate with so many golfers worldwide.
Adding a new 5-way top divider, which helps both club organisation and accessibility, the bag reeks class and simplicity, with new high quality YKK zippers and a horseshoe-style tee pocket making way for four color options that will appeal to a wide range of tastes.
Along with the aesthetics, the bag has plenty of practical features, including a Sharpie holder, two external lined cooler pouches to store your beverages and a spacious golf ball pocket. These all combine to produce a carrying experience that was close to faultless. Arguably, the stand-out feature, within our testing, was the straps, which didn't twist or tangle throughout the 10 rounds we used the bag for.
- Read our full Titleist Players 5 StaDry Stand Bag Review
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There is a lot to like about the Exo Lite Stand Bag, with the stand-out feature the magnetic rangefinder pocket. Not only is it superbly convenient, but it also feels super-premium and, if you don't want to use your rangefinder in this pocket, then there are plenty of other pockets, or even an accessory clip that you can utilize.
Although it is not fully waterproof, it's certainly showerproof in light rain and there is a fully waterproof, fleece-lined valuables' pocket that will keep things like your phone dry even in monsoon conditions.
This is one of the best lightweight golf bags on the market, with the Exo Lite weighing just 3.5lbs. In testing, we had no problems with the legs not kicking out when placed on the ground and, on a windy day, there will be peace of mind knowing it won't topple over. Although we have tested better straps, they are certainly comfortable and easy to adjust while the comprehensive hip pad makes for an altogether comfortable experience over the shoulders and back.
- Read our full Wilson Exo Lite Stand Bag Review