The Motocaddy HydroFlex is a premium golf bag that lives up to its price tag. It is easy to carry and offers enough storage space to carry anything you might need on the course. An ideal option for anyone who wants a stand bag that can also be used easily on a trolley.
Ample storage provided
Adapts easily for use on a trolley
Very comfortable to carry
Some may want a lighter bag
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Motocaddy Hydroflex Stand Bag Review
The Motocaddy Hydroflex bag is a stylish option for those golfers who sometimes carry, sometimes use a trolley and want one bag to use in both scenarios. From the off, we were impressed by how well-made this bag was. It is relatively lightweight, although you will be able to find lighter among the best golf stand bags on the market, without being too flimsy. The waterproof fabric and well-designed zips offered plenty of protection from the wet (we poured a bottle of water over the pockets to check) and the stand provided good stability, even on quite severe slopes.
See the Motocaddy HydroFlex stand bag in action in this review video
The pockets are generous in size offering ample storage space for anything you might want to carry with you. In fact, if using it on a trolley, you shouldn’t be giving up too much on this front versus the best cart bags built specifically to be used on a trolley. We also thought the number of pockets was just right - enough to segment the different things you might want to carry without making things too complicated. There's a lined waterproof pocket for your phone and an insulated external pocket for your water bottle on hot days.
One of the most impressive features of this bag was the carry straps. We found it easy to find an ideal carrying position and with so much padding, it was very comfortable throughout the four-hour round we played. The five way top is also arguably the optimum split in terms of organising your clubs to provide easy access when getting them out and sliding them back in.
As you would expect, this bag fits neatly onto a Motocaddy trolley - it comes with Motocaddy’s Easilock screws that mean it can be fixed onto a Motocaddy trolley for a more secure ride. The legs can be secured to stop them from popping out when used on a trolley and the carry straps can also easily be removed so they don’t get in the way when using it as a trolley bag.
Clearly this is a bag that has been designed by golfers, for golfers. It offered all the support we needed for transporting our equipment around the course without ever getting in the way. It does come with a premium price tag but with the Motocaddy Hydroflex, you get a high quality carry bag that can be used just as well on a trolley.
In his current role, Neil is responsible for testing drivers and golf balls. Having been a part of the Golf Monthly team for over 15 years and playing off a handicap of 3, he has the experience to compare performance between models, brands and generations. For 2022 he thinks the main trend in drivers is: "In a word, consistency. Whilst all the brands are talking about ball speed (and the new drivers are certainly long), my biggest finding has been how much more consistent the ball flights are. Mishits don't seem to be causing the same level of drop-off or increase in the spin numbers. This means that more shots seem to be flying the way you want them to!" As far as golf balls are concerned the biggest development is in the, "three piece, non-Tour, urethane-covered section. For regular golfers, these models offer superb performance at both ends of the bag without denting your wallet quite as much as the premium Tour-played options."
Originally working with the best coaches in the UK to produce instruction content, he is now the brand's Digital Editor and covers everything from Tour player interviews to gear reviews. In his time at Golf Monthly, he has covered equipment launches that date back well over a decade. He clearly remembers the launch of the Callaway and Nike square drivers as well as the white TaylorMade driver families, such as the RocketBallz! If you take a look at the Golf Monthly YouTube channel, you'll see his equipment videos dating back over a decade! He has also conducted 'What's In The Bag' interviews with many of the game's best players like Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm. Over the years, Neil has tested a vast array of products in each category and at drastically different price-points.
Neil is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus Fairway Wood: Titleist TSi2 Hybrid: Titleist TS3 Irons (4-9): Mizuno JPX 919 Forged Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 46˚, 50˚, 54˚, 60˚ Putter: Odyssey Triple Track Ten Ball: Titleist Pro V1X
- Joel TadmanTechnical Editor
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