Callaway Hyper Dry 14 Stand Bag Review

We test the Callaway Hyper Dry 14 stand bag to see how it performs out on the course

Callaway Hyper Dry 14 Stand Bag Review
Golf Monthly Verdict

A feature-packed, lightweight and versatile waterproof stand bag that was hard to fault. It comes in a variety of colours and should last you a number of seasons. Ideal for golfers who play all year round.

Reasons to buy
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    Lightweight

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    Fully Waterproof

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    Comfortable to carry

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    Ample pockets to store all your requisite items securely

Reasons to avoid
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    Straps quite fiddly to adjust

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    Slight creaking sound when worn on one shoulder

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Callaway Hyper Dry 14 Stand Bag Review

The Callaway Hyper Dry 14 ticks all the boxes for golfers looking for a lightweight, waterproof stand bag. To begin with, it weighs just 1.9kg, which is 17 per cent lighter than the previous version, and it is noticeably easier to handle than similar feature-packed bags we’ve used in the past. This makes it one of the best lightweight golf bags on the market.

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It is made from an ultra lightweight 50 denier coated fabric and is fully seam sealed, which makes it 50 per cent more waterproof than previous models. This certainly came into its own on my second outing, when the bag was caught in a pretty heavy rain shower. Our valuables remained dry throughout, while our waterproofs and umbrella were easy to store and then access quickly. 

Although it is one the best waterproof golf bags that money can buy, the one doubt we had about this bag, before using it, was the 14-way top with full-length dividers. We’ve had problems with these in the past when trying to retrieve clubs quickly but this wasn’t an issue on the Hyper Dry 14. All our clubs slipped in and out effortlessly and the divider helped keep them organised. The legs pop out easily and keep the bag stable, even on windy days.

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The bag features in several colour options, including black/charcoal, black/yellow and navy/white. We tested the navy/white version and really liked how the red trim and legs helped it stand out from the crowd. Our only concern would be the white areas suffering during the winter months when mud is a factor.

The storage is more than ample, with seven waterproof pockets allowing for everything we needed and the velour-lined valuables pocket being big enough for our wallet, phone and keys.

We now move to the X-Act Fit strap system, which was slightly tricky to adjust, however, the bag was really comfortable to wear. The only other issue we had was a slight creaking when we wore the bag on one shoulder, which could put off playing partners on occasion.

David Taylor

David joined Golf Monthly in 2015 as a content editor for the magazine and regularly contributes to the website. He has worked in magazine publishing and editing since 2003. He is a keen golfer and up until recently was a member of Blackmoor Golf Club in Hampshire. He has covered various big events and tournaments for GM, the highlight of which was witnessing Tiger Woods win his 15th Major at Augusta in 2019. Email: david.taylor@futurenet.com