Ping Traverse Cart Bag 2022 Review

We put the latest edition of the Ping Traverse cart bag through its paces but did it live up to the test?

Ping Traverse Cart Bag 2022 Review
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Golf Monthly Verdict

Lightweight but sturdy, this cart bag offers ample storage alongside 14-way dividers for simplified organisation. It fits easily on to any trolley with enhanced cart-strap channel to keep pockets accessible.

Reasons to buy
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    Perfect fit on golf trolleys

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    14-way dividers for simplified organisation

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    Large number of pockets with ease of access

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    Lightweight yet sturdy

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    Durable construction

Reasons to avoid
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    Not waterproof

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    Uninspiring color selection

Ping Traverse Cart Bag 2022 Review

Ping is renowned for creating some of the best golf drivers, irons, and putters but what is perhaps most underrated in their arsenal is the quality of their golf bags and it is no different with the latest edition of the Traverse cart bag. The already lightweight bag has been newly designed to be even lighter at 5.5lbs, saving 0.5lb from the previous generation. Although lighter, the bag does not compromise in its build quality as it maintains the existing durable construction. 

Watch how the Ping Traverse cart bag performed on course in this video review

The Traverse bag has a front-facing lift handle with an integrated trunk handle for easy lifting to your mode of transportation. Not only is it easy to manoeuvre from house to car but it is easy to use when visiting a driving range or walking for more prolonged periods. 

Ping Traverse Cart Bag

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The Traverse bag is fitted with 14-way dividers that include two larger wells to accommodate oversize putter grips, something many of the best golf cart bags offer. This is the first 14-way divider bag that I have used and initially I was sceptical but, having trialled it for approximately 15 rounds, I am a full convert. The design not only simplifies organisation but they are spaced sufficiently to keep clubs safe and clatter free. 

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The most notable feature of this bag is the sheer number of pockets. There are a total of 11 pockets available, including full-length apparel pockets and a velour-lined valuables pocket to keep your wallet and mobile phone damage free. The number of pockets combined with the newer lightweight design means you can take advantage of storage without additional weight, comfortably making it one of the best Ping golf bags around. I really put this bag through its paces during testing and stored multiple boxes of balls, items of clothing and drinks and still found it lighter when compared to rival counterparts. 

Ping Traverse Cart Bag

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The Traverse bag has a cart-friendly base suitable for the majority of golf trolleys and features a cart-strap channel for maximum stability whilst keeping all eleven pockets accessible. Throughout each of my rounds, the bag remained in the exact same position at the end as it did at the beginning; despite my home course being quite undulating. 

One final, yet valuable, feature is the insulated cooler pocket that keeps drinks and snacks chilled. Having previously used bags that don't have this feature, this was something I found quite exciting and it most certainly worked. 

Ping Traverse Cart Bag

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Throughout my testing I only experienced two negatives and admittedly, one is a little pedantic. Firstly, the bag is not waterproof and although a water-repellent polyester construction, I would be hesitant to use it in prolonged and persistent rainfall. The bag is not advertised as waterproof so that is not an issue, per se, but it is best to be aware. 

The second is the range of colors that are available. Whilst there are six to chose from, I found the options to be a little uninspiring in comparison to other bags of this type on the market but I'll be the first to admit that it is down to personal taste.

James joined Golf Monthly having previously written for other digital outlets. He is obsessed with all areas of the game – from tournament golf, to history, equipment, technique and travel. He is also an avid collector of memorabilia; with items from the likes of Bobby Jones, Tiger Woods, Francis Ouimet, Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino, Adam Scott and Ernie Els. As well as writing for Golf Monthly, James’ golfing highlight is fist bumping Phil Mickelson on his way to winning the Open Championship at Muirfield in 2013. James grew up on the east coast of England and is the third generation of his golfing family. He now resides in Leeds and is a member of Cobble Hall Golf Club with a handicap index of 1.7. His favourite films are The Legend of Bagger Vance and Tin Cup.