Lighter, stronger, techier… No, we’re not talking about the latest clubs but the newest offerings in golf carry bags, which are just as cutting-edge as the equipment they’re designed to carry. Shaving weight while adding a host of helpful features makes the following golf carry bags just what you want to throw over your shoulder or onto a cart when you’re ready to grab ’em and go.
Designed to accommodate changes in the weather as well as the golfer’s needs, this lightweight, waterproof bag comes with four removable pockets that can be reconfigured into 10 different arrangements, even a super-lightweight pencil bag to take to the range. In black/silver only: $350
The proprietary Silencer Club Protection System features 14 individual slots that gently hold each club at the shaft and grip so it doesn’t move or bang into the others. The bag also has seven pockets, an easy-to-grab trunk handle, and a channel for the cart strap. In four color combos: $250
The updated version of this long-time favorite now has 12 pockets—with a spot for everything from a rangefinder and water bottle to balls and extra clothing—plus easy-sliding shoulder pads on the straps that also wick away moisture. It can be carried either single- or double-strap. In five color combos: $215
Sun Mountain Leather
Leather bags date back to the game’s early days, but this is no historical replica. Along with the rich outer material, it features modern touches like carbon-fiber legs, full-length club dividers, extra-strong plastic, and five pockets (including a long one for clothing). In four color combos: $600
Titleist 4UP StaDry
Made of durable, lightweight nylon, the new 4UP—at 3.5 pounds, the company’s lightest stand bag ever—features advanced waterproof technology, four seam-sealed pockets of different sizes, aluminum legs, and a foam-padded harness that functions with one strap or two. In four color combos: $245