MacGregor 7-Series Stand Bag Review

Check out our verdict on the MacGregor 7-Series stand bag

MacGregor 7-Series Stand Bag Review
Golf Monthly Verdict

A very solid performer. Whilst it may lack a bit of storage space, it's super comfortable to carry and equally impressive on the stability front.

Reasons to buy
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    Lightweight

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    Comfortable

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    Easy to adjust

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    Very stable and robust

Reasons to avoid
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    Lacks storage space

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    Seven dividers may be too many for some golfers

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MacGregor 7-Series Stand Bag Review

The MacGregor 7-Series water resistant stand bag offers a number of features, with a lightweight design making way for water resistant zippers and fabric. Certainly, it provides decent protection from showers, plus it offers more protection, as a rain hood and umbrella loop are included.

If you're looking for a bag that's going to stay dry when the odd shower passes through, this is one to consider. However, how did it perform in other categories? After all, the best golf bags tick pretty much every box.

MacGregor 7-Series Stand Bag Review

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Firstly, as well as being lightweight, another big plus is the comfort level - the padded crossbow dual strap really does make carrying more pleasant. If you've made the decision to carry, you don't want those straps to feel like they're giving your shoulders a workover - and they don't.

Meanwhile, a 4-point adjustable backpack strap will help you to get the balance spot on; it's really easy to adjust and further aids comfort. Along with the comfort, it's hard to fault the stability it provides for those who like to carry. There is nothing more annoying than a bag that topples over easily.

Featuring a high-mount, automatic stand system, there's no worries of the bag falling over in that department, with the moulded rubber handle making it easy to shift about. You obviously spend a great deal of time with your bag, so if there's a certain aspect missing, or not quite to your liking, it won't be considered one of the best golf stand bags around.

Whilst the MacGregor 7-Series stand bag does feature five pockets, including a fur lined one for valuables, it doesn't seem to have quite the same amount of storage space compared to a number of other stand bags on the market.

For many golfers, that's not going to be a problem, especially given it has you covered for the essentials - ball pocket, valuables and clothing. However, there is no space for a drinks bottle, which may nag away at you, especially on a hot day when you're continually having to reach into your bag for a top up.

MacGregor 7-Series Stand Bag Review

(Image credit: Tom Miles)

Another factor that you'll also need to consider is how many dividers you want. This bag features 7-way dividers (two full-length). Whilst they're colour-coordinated and feature an air mesh cushioned fabric - which is a nice design touch - some golfers may prefer a four or five slot.

Of course, this comes down to personal preference. Overall, it's a solid performer, a bag that you can rely on in pretty much all conditions.

Thomas Patrick Clarke
Sports Digital Editor


Tom Clarke joined Golf Monthly as a sub editor in 2009 being promoted to content editor in 2012 and then senior content editor in 2014, before becoming Sports Digital Editor for the Sport Vertical within Future in 2022. Tom currently looks after all the digital products that Golf Monthly produce including Strategy and Content Planning for the website and social media - Tom also assists the Cycling, Football, Rugby and Marine titles at Future. Tom plays off 16 and lists Augusta National (name drop), Old Head and Le Touessrok as the favourite courses he has played. Tom is an avid viewer of all golf content with a particularly in depth knowledge of the pro tour.