Wilson Staff Eco Stand Bag

We see how the Wilson Staff Eco Stand Bag stacked up against its competitors

Wilson Staff Eco Stand Bag Review
Golf Monthly Verdict

A really great option for summer or for people who play golf year round in a really nice climate. It's very light and the straps are comfortable, making the carrying experience a pleasant one. The styling is basic, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, and it isn't waterproof so just be careful you don't get caught out when the heavens open.

Reasons to buy
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    It's an extremely lightweight and comfortable bag to carry. Also comes with plenty of storage space and has been manufactured in an eco-friendly manner.

Reasons to avoid
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    The style is basic and the bag itself isn't waterproof.

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We put the Wilson Staff Eco Stand Bag to the test to see how it stacked up against its competitors

Wilson Staff Eco Stand Bag Review

Not necessarily known for its stand bags, we were keen to put this eco-friendly offering from Wilson Staff to the test. 

Verified by Global Recycled Standard 4.0, the big story is that it’s constructed from over 50 recycled plastic water bottles as the brand looks to play its part in the quest for a more sustainable future. That has resulted in a bag that is extremely light, weighing in at just 1.9 kilograms.

A bag's modus operandi is to comfortably house a golfer’s clubs, and thanks to a nicely cushioned five-way top, that is achieved. For those carrying the full complement of 14, we aren’t going to say you’ll never have an issue with grips getting stuck together, but it’s no more or less than any of the best golf bags (opens in new tab) on the market.

One of the first things you notice with any new product is the style. As you can see, there are no airs or graces about what Wilson Staff has been able to design. It’s simple and to the point, and there’s much to like about that. 

All too often when it comes to golf accessories, golf shirts or especially some of the most comfortable golf shoes (opens in new tab), the colour scheme is very… busy, shall we say. 

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With six pockets, we think this bag provides all the space a golfer could reasonably need. There is a full-length garment pocket, a ball pocket, two accessories pockets, a valuables pouch, and a drinks cooler sleeve. 

Even in changeable weather, at no point during testing did we struggle to find space for any items of clothing or spare bits of equipment. 

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That brings us onto the carrying experience. Due to its lightweight nature, this bag is ideal for those who refuse to take a trolley. We also found the ergonomically designed double straps to be plenty comfortable and they distributed what little weight there is evenly. 

Additionally, there is a well-placed hip pad that minimised any soreness that we sometimes feel after a long 18-hole slog.

One thing worth mentioning, especially at this time of year, is that it isn’t waterproof. We got caught out once and were left with the thankless task of emptying the bag of all its contents to undergo the drawn-out drying process.

So, if you’re looking for a new bag to see you through the winter, one of the best waterproof golf bags (opens in new tab) would definitely be more suitable. 

However, as a dry-weather bag for golfers determined to carry their clubs for as long as possible, this is a great option. 

An umbrella holder, accessory clip and rain hood provide some nice finishing touches, while golfers can take to the course in the knowledge that they’ve at least made a contribution to something far greater.

Fergus Bisset
Contributing Editor

Fergus is a golf obsessive and 1-handicapper. Growing up in the North East of Scotland, golf runs through his veins and his passion for the sport was bolstered during his time at St Andrews university studying history. He went on to earn a post graduate diploma from the London School of Journalism. Fergus has worked for Golf Monthly since 2004 and has written two books on the game; "Great Golf Debates" together with Jezz Ellwood of Golf Monthly and "The Ultimate Golf Book" together with Neil Tappin (also of Golf Monthly)... Fergus once shanked a ball from just over Granny Clark's Wynd on the 18th of the Old Course that struck the St Andrews Golf Club and rebounded into the Valley of Sin, from where he saved par. Who says there's no golfing god?