TaylorMade FlexTech Stand Bag Review

We put the TaylorMade FlexTech stand bag through its paces out on the golf course

The TaylorMade FlexTech Stand Bag
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Golf Monthly Verdict

A fantastic bag with ample pockets, innovative features and a sleek look. We would go as far as saying it would be the perfect stand bag if it was fully waterproof.

Reasons to buy
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    Plenty of pockets

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    Large bottle holder

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    Innovative Strap Pass

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    Sleek looks

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    Superb value for money.

Reasons to avoid
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    Not fully waterproof

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TaylorMade FlexTech Stand Bag

The TaylorMade FlexTech stand bag is a fantastic-looking bag that has a wide range of features to make it a joy to use and own. Featuring in four different colourways, the bag is part of TaylorMade's extensive FlexTech range that also features Waterproof and Lite versions, as well as a FlexTech Crossover model, which includes a 14-way divider.

Luckily for us, the standard FlexTech comes with a 5-way top, something we much preferred to allow you to group your clubs together. For example, we had our woods and putter in the top section and then split up my long, mid and short irons and wedges in the other four sections.

The bag comes with a seriously impressive 11 pockets, and we really appreciated the large water bottle pocket as well as the small side pocket at the bottom of the bag next to where you'd store your golf balls.

Many brands don't make use of this space, which is perfect for keeping small items in. What's more, the very large side pocket and zip spans the entire length of the bag too, another feature you don't always get with other brands that sometimes have slightly awkward main sections.

This was certainly not the case with the FlexTech, which can house all of your golfing essentials with easy access. The Strap Slider System was a joy to use and very simple to find your perfect, comfortable fit and the legs were also very stable and easy to retract.

Featuring a solid grab handle, the bag as a whole is very nice and lightweight. We were also big fans of the premium-feeling zips too, with another brilliant feature being the innovative Strap Pass system, which allows your trolley strap to pass under the main pocket. This is something that we have not seen before on other bags we've owned.

For golfers who favour using a stand bag but also like to use a trolley, this is an extremely handy feature to have and will be much appreciated by players who like to use trolleys.

It is one of many features on the bag that helps it feel premium and extremely well designed. We weren't huge fans of the Titanium/Blue/Steel colour, but that is subjective and there are three other options to go for. We would opt for the Black/Slate option.

To have a go-to golf bag to use throughout the seasons, many may feel that it needs to be waterproof and this is the only real area where the FlexTech falls down. We would consider paying more for the fully waterproof version, albeit the pocket layout and looks of the standard FlexTech are arguably better.

All in all, the FlexTech is a fantastic, premium stand bag from TaylorMade, with it also being reasonably priced - definitely worth considering if you aren't in need of a fully waterproof option.

Elliott Heath
News Editor

Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2 HL

Irons: Mizuno MP-H4 3-iron, Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5