Big Max Dri Lite Feather Stand Bag Review

We give our verdict on the Big Max Dri Lite Feather stand bag

Dri Lite feather stand bag by Big Max
(Image credit: Monty McPhee)
Golf Monthly Verdict

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 accompaniments, with the cooler pocket a real stand-out feature due to its size. The strap system is a little fiddly, which is the main drawback.

Reasons to buy
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    Extremely light

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    Loads of storage space

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    Solid stand

Reasons to avoid
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    Straps are difficult to adjust

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Big Max Dri Lite Feather Stand Bag Review

As golfers, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing the best golf stand bags, with companies producing new models year in and year out to capture our attention. Big Max is just one of those companies, well known for their excellence in producing great trolleys and cart bags, they have now put their hand in the mix of the stand bag. 

Dri Lite Feather on the course

(Image credit: Monty Mcphee)

Let’s start with the biggest standout feature - the weight. With a name like ‘Feather’  in the name, you would expect this bag to be super lightweight and Big Max has achieved this with the use of ultra-lightweight material. I put the bag to the test over 18 holes at Kedleston Park Golf Club and I can honestly say it is the lightest bag I have ever carried. I finished the round, and my shoulders and back were absolutely fine, with no aches or pains.

Feather logo on the bag

(Image credit: Monty McPhee)

The bag is described as 100% water resistant with every zipper having that waterproof seal we see used on all waterproof bags. However, the lightweight material used on this bag concerned me as it is wafer-thin. I couldn’t convince myself that it was water-resistant, so I put it to the test. Out came the garden hose, I wanted to see how much water the bag could resist, and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. The bag withstood the constant stream of water with beads just rolling off the surface, so I wouldn’t panic if you get caught in a light shower on the golf course. It's still always handy to have an umbrella on hand because you never know when you will need it. 

That brings me to the umbrella holder. For me, umbrella holders on carry bags are always fiddly, impractical and insecure. For the Big Max Dri Lite Feather stand bag, it’s not much different. With the material used for the bag, the weight of the umbrella pulls down and stretches the back pocket. This can often lead to the legs of the bag not quite folding up properly. That is only a small moan as it didn’t affect the overall performance of the bag and how it sat on my shoulders when being carried. 

Detailing on the bag

The seam-sealed zip for the valuables pocket 

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That being said, this golf bag would be a great addition to have for summer golfing, because of its weightlessness. There are five pockets on the bag with just enough room for golf balls, tees, gloves and a jumper or two and it also includes an excellent cooler pocket for drinks and snacks. Overall the Big Max Dri Lite Feather is an excellent golf bag out on the course and is one of the best lightweight golf bags on the market. It is stylish to look at and practical for summer golf.

Monty McPhee

Monty is an upcoming golf journalist having completed his Multimedia Journalism degree at Bournemouth University; where he was also apart of the University’s well renowned golf team. He has had a passion for golf ever since he picked up a club at 12 years old and this love for the sport only grew stronger over time as his game developed and he pursued golf through different avenues. His game took him over to the United States on a golf scholarship and has had him travelling the UK to take part in competitions like the Nick Faldo series and general club scratch matches. Monty worked on ‘The Open’ radio team when it was hosted at Royal St George’s getting to walk inside the ropes with some of the top players like Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy and of course that year's winner - Collin Morikawa. Monty has been lucky enough to have three holes-in-one in his short golfing career and he looks to continue growing that number. Monty believes the ability to continue playing golf well lies in his dedication to keeping fit through his other passion, which is CrossFit.

What’s in the bag:

Driver: Srixon Z 765

3 wood: Taylormade AreoBurner

2 iron: Srixon Z U65

Irons: Srixon Z765

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 (50°,54°,58°)

Putter: Odyssey White Hot Nano 7