MacGregor 15-Series Water Resistant Cart Bag Review

We extensively tested out this 10” Water Resistant cart bag from Macgregor. Here’s what we thought.

A lightweight yet highly practical cart bag
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Golf Monthly Verdict

This cart bag is really impressive. Lightweight and easy to hook in and out of the car, extremely practical when it comes to pocket formation and the organising of our kit. You’d be hard pushed to find a bag that performs better than this.

Reasons to buy
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    Lightweight and easy to get in and out of the car.

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    Pockets all face forward and it was easy to find where we’d put our bits and bobs.

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    Comfortable and lightweight enough to carry into the driving range when necessary.

Reasons to avoid
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    Doesn’t stand upright so well when fully loaded.

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    Some bolder colour options would have been fun.

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MacGregor 15-Series Water Resistant Cart Bag Review

On first glance, it wasn’t love at first sight for us on this one. Being fans of slightly bolder colours, this bag comes across as somewhat conservative. There are brighter  more eye-catching cart bags on the market. However, let that not take away from how ultimately practical it is. Sometimes this wins over jazzy looks. 

First off, this bag is so light. We have carried it to the range a few times and it offers superb grip when shifting it about the place. This is namely down to the choice of rubberised handles on offer, with two over-moulded handles on the top of the bag meaning it can easily be adjusted in the cupboard or indeed on a trolley. The grab handle on the bag is also very comfortable to hold and it has a well padded strap which was easy on the shoulder to carry about the place.  

The lightweight design is also shower proof and the 9 excellently placed pockets have water resistant zippers to keep your goodies dry in a sharp downpour. What's more, the 10" top offers 15 full length dividers allows for easy club access and these dividers are also lined and cushioned so any graphite shafts are well nurtured as you roll over even the bumpiest of fairways or paths. We especially like the “putter pit”, which is rubberised and houses the short stick brilliantly, making it easy to grab once your ball is on the dance floor. 

Handy velcro patch for your golf glove

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The storage is brilliant, offering as mentioned before 9 different pockets including a softly lined valuable pocket, cooler pocket, ball pocket, clothing pocket, towel webbing, umbrella loop & extra large travel and rain hood. They all face forwards so are easily accessible. Plus some have a little symbol next to them offering a bit of guidance as to what to put where. The insulated cool pocket keeps drinks cold or sandwiches fresh on hot days. Adjacent to a velcro glove patch, there is a handy pencil slot, so you aren’t caught short if marking a card. 

As far as bang for your bucks goes this bag is good value, it is not as dear as perhaps the PowaKaddy 2022 Dri Tech Cart Bag. Though we'd suggest the durability of this MacGregor bag would be a factor to consider. Don't get us wrong we love this bag, but sometimes you get what you pay for. 

Easily accessible pockets a plenty

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The bag is uber practical and teamed with an ultra light weight push cart like the Longridge Eze Glide Smart Fold Push Trolley, it’s a real winner when it comes to usability. Thanks to being water resistant it’s an all year round cart bag. If you still feel it’s a bit cumbersome check out our best carry bags guide. 

Katie Dawkins
Advanced PGA Professional and freelance contributor

Katie is an Advanced PGA professional with over 20 years of coaching experience. She helps golfers of every age and ability to be the best versions of themselves. In January 2022 she was named as one of Golf Monthly's Top 50 Coaches.

Katie coaches the individual and uses her vast experience in technique, psychology and golf fitness to fix problems in a logical manner that is effective - she makes golf simple. Katie is now based on the edge of the New Forest. An experienced club coach, she developed GardenGOLF during lockdown and as well as coaching at Hamptworth Golf Club she freelances, operating via pop-up clinics and travelling to clients homes to help them use their space to improve. 

She has coached tour pros on both LET tour and the Challenge Tour as well as introduced many a beginner to the game. 

Katie has been writing instructional content for magazines for 20 years. Her creative approach to writing is fuelled by her sideline as an artist.