This premium stand bag offers the right level of storage space and number of pockets for most days out on the course. It will keep your kit safe and dry while being exceptionally lightweight for stress-free carrying. The legs could retract more fully and the strap system is complex, but you get a lot for your money here.
Comfortable and lightweight
Enough storage space for everything you need
Legs don't fully retract when being carried
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Titleist Players 4 Plus StaDry Stand Bag Review
This bag isn’t widely available this year, with more of a focus being placed on the slightly smaller Players 4 StaDry, but if you can get hold of this Plus version we’d thorough recommend opting for it as it is one of the best Titleist golf bags on the market.
The extra pocket and storage space it offers may seem fairly insignificant, but being able to separate gloves, tees, balls and apparel is crucial and the Players 4 Plus StaDry stand bag allows you to do that easily.
It also has a lined valuables pocket for your phone and two drinks holders either side of the ball pouch, although you need to make sure you push your drinks bottle right to the bottom so it doesn’t fall out when you’re walking with it.
The bag arrives with the straps detached and, while it’s fairly complicated to attach them, there is a handy instruction guide included to help speed up the process. Once connected, the strap system is impressive. The bag seems to level itself when you start to walk, so you don’t need to worry about clubs falling out and the pressure is nice and even across both shoulders.
The straps are padded and quite wide, which spreads the load to make the bag feel lighter - although, at just 1.95kg, it is one of the best lightweight golf bags you’ll find that offers this amount of storage and protection.
It’s fully waterproof for that extra peace of mind should you get caught in a shower and it comes with a rain hood to stop water getting on your grips. The zips are also easy to slide with just one hand and there’s even a sharpie holder and Velcro glove patch included.
One issue we encountered was how the legs didn’t fully retract when picking it up, this meant they sometimes hit the back of our legs when we walked, which got annoying after a while. The strap that locks the legs in makes it easy to use on a trolley and it comes in six color options, meaning there’s a style out there for everyone. Overall it is definitely one of the best golf stand bags out there.
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Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.
One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 86 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.2.
Joel's current What's In The Bag?
Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9°
Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15°
Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18°
Irons: Ping i230 4-UW
Putter: Evnroll ER2V
Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x
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