Inesis Golf Ultralight Stand Bag Review

How ideal is the Inesis Golf Ultralight Stand Bag for those golfers who use a half set?

Inesis Golf Ultralight Stand Bag being carried
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Golf Monthly Verdict

The Inesis Golf Ultralight Stand Bag is a comfortable, extremely lightweight, easily manoeuvrable carry bag for a half set. It does however lack an obvious pocket for tees for those golfers who like such a thing.

Reasons to buy
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    Comfortable

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    Extremely lightweight

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    Easily manoeuvred

Reasons to avoid
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    Only for a half set

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    One pocket too few perhaps

Inesis Golf Ultralight Stand Bag Review

The Inesis Golf Ultralight Stand Bag was tested over a round at Essendon, and then for a couple of separate nine holes on the par-3 course at my home club.

The latter was because this is a bag designed for a half set. It says it is designed to fit seven clubs, but one or two more can be accommodated. I had eight clubs in my bag at Essendon including a mallet putter, driver and a hybrid. However if you are looking for a stand bag to accommodate your full set of 14 clubs, or anything close to this number, then this is not the bag for you. Nor does it pretend to be.

The Inesis Golf Ultralight Stand Bag is a very lightweight, comfortable, inexpensive carry bag for those starting out in golf or those who do not use a full set.

A divider at the top creates four compartments. The divider is not solid all the way down – there are canvas strips to keep the club shafts separated.

Inesis Ultralight Stand Bag top dividers

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The Inesis Golf Ultralight Stand Bag is jolly comfortable to carry due to its weight – 1.5kg – and that the shoulder straps are adjustable and padded, and there is padded panel on the bag where the bag rests on your back. Carrying this bag is not at all tiring, although in part this is also because you are carrying fewer clubs than normal, also reducing the weight.

The bag could be manoeuvred in and out of my car boot easier than my usual bag due to its more compact size – it is 84cm tall and had a capacity of 15 litres – and the well-designed solid carry handle. However if the legs are not fully extended when you place it on the ground, the weight of the clubs can make it topple forwards.

Inesis Golf Ultralight Stand Bag standing in its own

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Where the bag lacks is that there are four pockets, but none of them are obviously designed for loose tees. There is a padded valuables pocket, a full-length pocket for clothing, and another D-shaped one which is 13in long at its maximum and with a full-length vertical zip, which is for... well more clothing I suppose. The golf balls are kept in a mesh net on the outside of the bag. I kept my tees in a bag inside this D-shaped bag, but it was a fiddly arrangement.

For some this will not be an issue, but if you prefer to keep golf tees loose in your bag, and use wooden ones which break often and so need resupplies at various times in a round, it could be. This was not an issue when playing my par-3 course – where the teeing of is from Astroturf mats. Nor was the seven-club limit. For this course, the bag was perfect.

Contributing Writer Golf courses and travel are Roderick’s particular interests and he worked as contributing editor for the first few years of the Golf Monthly Travel Supplement. He writes travel articles and general features for the magazine, travel supplement and website. He is a member of Trevose Golf & Country Club and has played golf in around 20 countries. Cricket is his other main sporting love. He is the author of five books, four of which are still in print: The Novel Life of PG Wodehouse; The Don: Beyond Boundaries; Wally Hammond: Gentleman & Player and England’s Greatest Post-War All Rounder.