Best TaylorMade Golf Bags 2024

We take a look at the best TaylorMade golf bags currently available on the market

Best TaylorMade Golf Bags
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TaylorMade is one of the most recognized brands on the professional circuit, with the likes of Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Nelly Korda using their clubs, golf balls and golf bags. Here, it's the bag section we are particularly focused on, with some of the TaylorMade models ranking as the best golf bags in the business. A bag is one of the most underrated pieces of equipment that you use when out on the golf course, but it holds and protects your golf clubs, waterproofs, gloves and multiple other items that you use throughout your game.

When it comes to purchasing a new bag, there are a number of factors that must be considered. Firstly, it must protect your equipment, provide the right level of storage with easy access to clubs and accessories, and deliver the best possible ergonomic fit for you. Get all these things right and you can reduce on-course stress and direct all your energy to what is important - playing the best you can.

TaylorMade produces bags that can deliver on all of these fronts and, to sweeten the appeal, a couple of the models below are also used by some of the world's best players - like Rory McIlroy and Collin Morikawa.

What then are the best TaylorMade Golf Bags? Well, we have reviewed and tested them and have selected our favorites below to help you make the right choice. However, if TaylorMade is not for you, make sure you check out some of our other bag guides from other brands – such as the best Titleist golf bagsbest Sun Mountain golf bags, or the best Callaway golf bags.

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Best TaylorMade Golf Bags

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Stand Bags

TaylorMade FlexTech Crossover Stand Bag

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Reasons to buy

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Good stand and straps
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Loads of storage pockets
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Fantastic versatility for carrying or on a cart

Reasons to avoid

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Heavier than some other models
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Not fully waterproof

Beginning with the FlexTech Crossover stand bag, which is just one of four models in this range. First things first, you will notice that it has a 14-way club divider and lots of pockets. Although the divider can split opinion, we found it did stop our clubs from banging together when walking, and it also meant it was easy to quickly locate the club you wanted when you’ve remembered which order you put them in.

Ranked as one of the best golf stand bags on the market, the amount and variety of storage pockets on this bag is fantastic, with there being more than enough space for everything you could possibly need. What's more, there are also seam-sealed and micro-suede lined valuables' pockets and, in testing, we found it extremely comfortable to carry. This is because of the self-adjusting straps, which do a good job of distributing the weight evenly once they are at the correct length.

Admittedly, it isn't the lightest bag on the market but, if you aren't able to carry, it fits nicely onto a trolley and is extremely versatile. This is because the legs stay tucked in and you don’t have to worry about them popping out or, indeed, the bag falling off the trolley.

TaylorMade FlexTech Lite Stand Bag

TaylorMade FlexTech Stand Bag Review

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Reasons to buy

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Very comfortable
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Good strap system
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Sturdy construction
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Excellent storage space
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Quality materials and design

Reasons to avoid

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Not significantly lighter than the standard FlexTech model
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Not fully waterproof

Put simply, the FlexTech Lite lives up to its name, and is one of the best lightweight golf bags on the market. Arguably though, its stand-out feature, is the self-adjusting strap system and four full length dividers, with the bag designed for ease of use.

The Strap Slider System allows the bag to stay stable while being carried and even adjusts itself as you move. This makes the bag extremely comfortable to carry, with well-padded straps, and a nice thick pad sits comfortably against your hips and back.

We see further ease of use with the FlexTech stand system, whilst the eight pockets that are provided on this bag are also easy to access. They include a suede lined valuables' pocket, a large apparel pocket and a large insulated cooler pocket meaning there is plenty of space to store all the essentials and more.

TaylorMade FlexTech 2023 Stand Bag

TaylorMade FlexTech 2023 Stand Bag Review

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Reasons to buy

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Well-proportioned, varied pockets for easy organization
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Padded, comfortable straps
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Can be used on carts too

Reasons to avoid

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Not fully waterproof

With a slightly smaller overall footprint than the FlexTech Crossover, the FlexTech stand bag offers much of the same great storage, just with a more common 5-way top rather than the 14-way top of the Crossover model.

Nine pockets in total include a full-length apparel pocket, magnetic cooler pocket, water bottle pocket and fleece-lined, fully waterproof valuables pocket. We can confidently say it's the most varied and well-proportioned amount of pockets we've ever tested on a stand bag.

The FlexTech is more than just a stand bag too, and if you like to carry and use a push cart or electric trolley from time to time, this bag will suit you to a tee. It features a cart strap passthrough area as well as removable straps, allowing it to effectively turn into a cart bag with relative ease. The straps are also brilliant. Well-padded on the shoulders, the self-adjusting strap system allows you to quickly find the most comfortable position. 

The main downside to this bag is that it is not fully waterproof and as such you will want to bare this in mind if you play frequently in changeable conditions.

TaylorMade FlexTech Waterproof Stand Bag

TaylorMade FlexTech Waterproof Stand Bag


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TaylorMade FlexTech Waterproof Stand Bag

Reasons to buy

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Comfortable self adjusting strap system
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Good level of waterproofing

Reasons to avoid

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Lightweight rather than super robust

The final FlexTech bag is the FlexTech Waterproof, which we can comfortably say is one of the best waterproof golf bags that money can buy. What's the main difference you may ask? Well, unlike the other FlexTech bags, this one is, in fact, waterproof, making it perfect for golfers who play all year round.

To begin with, the fabric is waterproof and the pockets are seam sealed to keep the rain out. There also sewn down top dividers, with one of the stand-outs of this bag being the stand system, which is smooth to operate.

It also works together with a collapsible base, and the bag sits neatly even on undulating terrain. The clubs are protected by a 5-way top and two full length dividers. They’re also well separated meaning you won’t have to struggle to get clubs out.

Cart Bags

The TaylorMade Kalea Premier Trolley Bag for ladies

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Reasons to buy

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Sturdy golf bag with a stable base
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Will sit nicely on your cart
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Compliments Kalea Premier line of women's clubs perfectly

Reasons to avoid

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Need a cart to use this bag

Sophisticated, elegant and practical. Just three words out of many we could use to describe the new TaylorMade Kalea Premier cart bag, a model that is going to go straight into our best women's golf bags guide.

If you are the type of person who cares as much about the look of their golf bag as the performance, then you'll love this stylish bag. It's made from a heathered nylon, with the waterproof protection coming from the fabric.

What's more, there's a 14-way divider that helps club organization, whilst the lightweight design is easy to lift in and out of the car. There are also multiple pockets available, which can store your necessities, with the bag also featuring a soft-line valuables' pocket and a thermal-lined cool pocket to keep your drink cold on a warm day.

Pencil Bags

TaylorMade Quiver Stand Bag


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TaylorMade Quiver Stand Bag

Reasons to buy

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As light as they come
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Nice little stand to keep bag up off wet ground

Reasons to avoid

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Streamlined bag means less storage

This bag is ideal for those who like to travel light. It’s a slim, pencil-style bag that’s supremely lightweight at just 1.4kg and takes up very little room in the trunk of a car or in a locker. 

We believe that it’s a perfect choice for the player who wants to walk a quick nine holes or to take half a set out. However, it can easily fit a full set of clubs and there’s even enough storage for a waterproof jacket plus a decent amount of accessories.

It’s very comfy to carry thanks to the self-adjusting strap, while the extended grab handle and short, retractable legs make it easy to quickly lift and move around. There are six pockets providing good storage for a pencil bag, and the 5-way top keeps clubs separated nicely. Overall, it’s a nifty little bag that’s perfect for someone looking for a lightweight, minimal carrying option.

How we test golf bags

When it comes to the best golf bags, let alone ones from specific brands like TaylorMade, we take the testing process very seriously. We look to put every product through its paces and then this can inform our reviews and buying advice, which therefore best informs you. Every member of the Golf Monthly team is an avid golfer and as such, knows what does and doesn't make for good golf bag.

As far as our methodology goes, we review all products properly, which means we have used each and every feature. We do this by using bags over a number of rounds and in different conditions because this helps us gauge performance on things like - ease of use, comfort, waterproofing, stability and so on. We should also mention that even in brand specific guides, no manufacturer can buy a good review because we tell it how it is. 

How to choose a new golf bag

There are several key factors to consider when thinking about buying a golf bag and we have gone into those below...

Bag Type - Put simply what kind of bag do you want? Do you want a stand bag? Or a cart model? Or perhaps a pencil model? All of these types of bag have their positives and negatives and you should think about what you think is important to your golf.

Stand bags tend to be lightweight and comfortable because they are designed to be carried. As a result they do require more effort to use and the storage tends to be a little less when compared with cart models. 

However, that being said there are several stand bags above that can also be used on golf carts as well so maybe that is a way of killing two birds with one stone.

Cart bags tend to be larger and therefore offer more storage, whilst they are usually designed specifically for carts as well. The main negative is they are just bulkier and have to be taken off the cart before and after the round, whereas stand bags offer a bit more freedom. Pencil bags are the lightest and most convenient for quick rounds but don't provide all that much storage so weigh up the pros and cons of each and then pick accordingly. 

Storage - Storage is important in golf these days because a good golf bag has to offer pockets for lots of different things as we mentioned above. Cart bags tend to have larger pockets because they are just that, larger. They also require less effort to use too which means players are able to carry more stuff with them if needed. Stand bags on the other hand usually have enough to house the essentials.

As such have a think about how much gear you want to take onto the golf course, and pick a bag accordingly.

Waterproofing - If you live or golf somewhere that gets a lot of rain then this is a no-brainer really, get a bag that offers protection from the rain. Whereas if you don't, then this factor won't be as important. We should acknowledge that some models above are better than others in this regard because they have been designed as such.

Weight - Across all types of bag, weight is important. Stand bags obviously have to be lightweight because players will be carrying them on their backs and shoulders all day, whilst cart bags should also have a degree of lightness too so they are easy to maneuver on the golf course, and from the car to the cart itself. Thankfully brands like TaylorMade make lightweight models across its range of bags.

Looks - How do you want your golf bag to look? Whether it be a stand or cart model, brands try their best to create design aesthetics that stand out, or blend in on the golf course. Therefore have a think about which models you like the look of, or if some bags have different color schemes. We think TaylorMade make some of the best looking bags in the game and in lots of colors as well so just pick a model that you like the look of. 

Budget - Our final factor to consider is of course price. There are golf bags at every single price point so if you want to go for a premium cart model you can, or if you want a cheap stand bag you can also do that too.

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