Golf carry bags keep getting lighter without losing the convenience of multiple pockets, pop-out legs, shoulder-saving strap systems, and a wide choice of colors. Here’s a bagful of the latest offerings.
Sun Mountain Two 5
This bag cuts its weight to only 2.5 pounds by using carbon-fiber legs, strong yet light plastic, and tough but light fabric. There’s a full-length clothing pocket, many other pockets, and four full-length club dividers. $229 sunmountain.com
The top on this 4.5-pound bag has an oversized slot for the putter, while the body features seven zippered pockets, a fleece-lined valuables pocket, and a water-bottle holster that’s easily accessible as you walk. $160 ogio.com
Ping 4 Series
Made of rugged polyester with six pockets, a rain hood, towel loop, umbrella holder, and adjustable straps with two sliding shoulder pads, the 4 Series weighs about 4.5 pounds. The legs open 24 inches for stability. $165 ping.com
Jones All Weather
Designed in the Pacific Northwest to withstand a rainy climate, this 5.2-pound bag is made of water-resistant nylon with seam-sealed zippers. There are eight pockets, a single strap, and three-way-divider top. $250 jonesgolfbags.com.
The company’s lightest bag at 3.9 pounds, it features a four-way top, two full-length club dividers, and seven pockets. The ergonomic four-point strap system uses air mesh ventilation. $170 taylormadegolf.com
Nike Sport Carry Lite
Weighing in under 4 pounds, this bag employs Nike’s EquaFlex revolving double-strap system and five-way full-length club divider. The six pockets include one full-length for apparel and there’s a loop for a GPS device. $155 nike.com
Callaway HyperLite 3
The company’s XTT Base System gives this bag extra stability on the ground and also integrates with many pushcarts. It weighs 4.5 pounds, and has six pockets, a mesh hip pad, and ergonomic straps designed for comfort. $130 callawaygolf.com
Titleist Ultra Lightweight
With the features of a larger bag, this 4.9-pound model features an adjustable double strap that provides optimum balance, six pockets, three full-length club dividers, a hip pad, and rain hood. $160 titleist.com