Today, we are talking about golf bags. It’s kind of a boring piece of equipment when you get right down to it, but also one of the most important purchases you can make. And why? A good golf bag will keep you nice and cozy on the course. It will be lightweight, breathable and well organized so that you can access all of your important things with ease.
A bad golf bag is going to give you pretty much the opposite experience. The good news is that there is no need to settle for a dud. Not when I’ve compiled five of the best 14 way stand bags on the market. Read on!
Table of Contents
- Best 14 Way Stand Bag Reviews – (Update List)
- Buying Guide
Best 14 Way Stand Bag Reviews – (Update List)
1. Callaway Golf 2019 Chev Stand Bag
I love the way this product has the elegance of a cart bag, while still being extremely easy to transport.
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Callaway got a lot of things right with this golf bag. The attractive design concept is underscored by a myriad of highly effective well-orchestrated features. The fourteen club compartments are spacious, the pouches are generous, and the straps are very comfortable.
I was particularly partial to the insulated pouches that serve to keep your beverages cool on the golf course for long periods of time. This is an especially nice feature to have on your hand if you enjoy the occasional beer on the course, but you don’t like lugging around a hefty cooler.
Finally, it’s also just really well-made. The fabric is light and breathable which is especially handy for when you find yourself walking the course. The high-quality fabric means you won’t get as hot and sweaty while you walk the course.
Ultimately, there aren’t any serious flaws with this golf bag that you need to be on the lookout for. The only reason a person would be reluctant to pick this bag up is for the fact of its price. It is more expensive than most of the other options featured on our list. This is partially because of the high-quality of the build, but it can also be attributed to the brand name recognition. Callaway is a golf equipment juggernaut and they seem to wield it here.
It’s a great bag, but be prepared to spend a few pretty pennies on it.
2. PowerBilt TPS Dunes 14-Way Stand Bag
This is a pretty decent bag, but without question, my favorite component of this bag is the price tag. If you need a good bag for a great price, this one would be really hard to beat.
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If the price tag of the last unit that we looked at struck you as overwhelming, you’ll find plenty to like with this next pick. The PowerBilt is an affordable alternative to the Callaway but still manages to include many of the same components.
You still get a spacious build, fourteen separate slots for golf clubs, and breathable fabric that will make it comfortable to use during long, hot summer rounds of play.
The bag also features dedicated slots for accessories such as towels, club cleaners, and really anything else you might think of attaching to it.
You also get five different compartments. I like this feature because it makes it easier to organize your stuff. With that many pouches, you can maintain dedicated spaces for drinks, snacks, balls, etc.
There is one problem that is worth your consideration. I did notice that the straps feel somewhat fragile. While this won’t be a problem right away, it may cause you issues down the line. This will be especially true if you walk many or most of your rounds.
3. PROSiMMON Golf DRK 7″ Lightweight Golf Stand Bag
I really loved the lightweight design concept here. If you walk many or most of your rounds, this is going to be a great bag. And of course, the price also cannot be beaten.
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Unfortunately, this bag is a little bit cramped. It seems that space was sacrificed to ensure that the bag would be lightweight.
I like the ProSiMMON a lot. It’s lightweight, it’s extremely affordable, and it’s the perfect product for budget buyers that like to walk the course.
This is a smaller bag than many of the other options on our list (a consequence, no doubt, of their efforts to make it as lightweight as possible). However, it does feature five pouches and extra dedicated spaces for ponchos, umbrellas, towels, and other important accessories.
Unfortunately, the compact design does come at a cost. For one thing, you won’t have quite as much storage room as many of the other bags on our list. If you need to carry balls and a couple of water bottles, you shouldn’t have any problem. Anything outside of that, however, may prove too much for the limited dimensions of the PROSiMMON.
The smaller storage capacity also means that your clubs don’t have much room to breathe. This means that they may bang around against each other a lot as you walk the course.
4. Sun Mountain 2019 4.5 Ls 14-Way Stand Bag
If you bring lots of stuff out onto the course, this is going to be the bag for you. The nine pockets give you ample room for apparel, snacks, balls, drinks, and anything else you might need.
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This bag is somewhat heavier than most of the other options on the list. It’s also fairly pricey which can be a major concern for buyers on a budget.
My second to the last pick is a spacious, durable bag provided by Sun Mountain. The nine pockets provide ample room for anything you could possibly think to bring with you to the course.
It’s also extremely durable, stylish, and flexible. The bag is available in many different color options, which means you should be able to find a design that compliments your sense of style.
Indeed, the bag gets just about everything right. There are two problems. The first issue is that it is considerably heavier than many of the other options on our list. This is likely a product of the ample space and durability provided by the design concept.
If you ride more rounds than you walk, this won’t be a huge problem. However, for players that prefer to haul their own clubs, the weighty build may turn into an issue over time.
It’s also fairly pricey, which may eliminate it as an option for budget buyers.
5. Titleist Golf- Hybrid 14 Stand Bag
This bag is made really well. It’s durable and stable, perfect for players that want something that can go the distance.
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I’m fairly partial to all things Titleist, and this bag is a good indicator of why that is. Say what you will about the company’s prices, but they never skimp on quality. This bag is well made and features a durable exterior, aluminum legs that maximize stability, and a special cart strap tunnel to easily secure the bag to your cart.
You also get sizable storage pouches that give you ample room for anything you could ever think to bring to the course.
Unfortunately, this is one of the heaviest and most expensive bags on our list. It’s better for golfers that ride most of their rounds, but if you’re on a tight budget, you’ll probably favor something more affordable.
Now that we have seen what is out there, let’s take a look at a few important buying considerations that should help make your decision much easier.
Ideally, a golf bag won’t be more than a couple of pounds when empty. The lighter the bag, the easier it will be to carry for a golfer that likes to walk the course.
Of course, there is a tradeoff. Lighter bags usually aren’t quite as durable as the heavier alternatives. Ideally, you will be able to find something that provides the perfect blend of durability and portability.
There are two basic styles of golf bag: the stand bag, and the cart bag. However, you will also find some products that fall into a weird grey area. Though the bags on our list hear today do all feature a stand, some of them resemble a cart bag in appearance.
Why choose one over the other? Cart bags are prized for their immense amount of storage. They also just look pretty cool. These are the bags that the pros play (though probably in part because they never have to carry them).
The traditional stand bag has a lot less storage, but it is going to be much easier to take with you when you on your weekend loop.
Some players like to have one of each which they can rotate in and out depending on the situation. If you’re only going to buy one though, chances are you will be better off with something lightweight.
Why? Mostly because this type of bag is good both for walking and for riding. Yes, it’s true that you will lose out on a little bit of storage, but you will gain lots more mobility.
The insulated pouch is an advent of the last several years or so. It’s a great feature that will be especially handy for players that frequent courses that don’t allow coolers. Whether you enjoy Gatoraid or a few cold ones on the course, it’s a little bit sweeter to indulge in your favorite drink without paying those exorbitant pro shop prices.
Insulated pockets are also just a great way to keep your drinks enjoyable on hot summer days. It doesn’t take very long for ice water to get nasty on a 110-degree day. That’s where the cooler pouch comes into play.
Remember that not all cooler pouches are created equally. For instance, some will feature drain valves that will make it much easier to clean up in the event of an untimely spill. If you’re prone to the occasional mess, features of this nature are going to be your friend.
The backpack style strap design concept accounts for the overwhelming majority of bags out there. If you plan on walking (really ever) this is a design element that you won’t be able to do without.
The alternative is the single strap bag. These products are found mostly on cart style units, but you will occasionally see it used for stand bags as well.
Backpack style straps are prized for the way that they distribute the weight of your clubs equally across your shoulders. As a result, it puts significantly less pressure on your lower back. Naturally, this is a feature that you want.
The good news is that nine out of ten bags are going to come with this feature. However, it’s still a feature to be on the lookout for.
It seems strange that you would even need to look for a golf bag that takes into account accessories. After all, that is essentially what golf bags are for in the first place, right?
Yes and now. Many bags allocate room only for your clubs, and maybe a few sleeves of balls.
Often, you need to be on the lookout for bags that allocate additional space for accessories. For instance, some bags feature dedicated pouches for golf umbrellas or special rings that allow you to attach towels, GPSs club cleaners, and anything else that you can think of. It’s not a necessary feature, but it can be handy to have.
The way I see it, the more compartments that you can get, the better off you will be. It’s better to have lots of moderate-sized compartments instead of a couple of big ones. The more pouches you have, the easier it is to keep your stuff organized.
Frequently Asked Question & Answer
Are there any special rules I need to know about golf bags?
Nope! You don’t technically even need to have a golf bag if you don’t want one (although they do make things much easier). There are rules about the things you can keep in your golf bag, but that’s an entirely different matter.
Is it possible to get custom bags like the pros have?
The pro’s golf backs cost hundreds of dollars. You probably don’t want that. However, some companies do allow you to get custom messages, such as your name, or a favorite slogan embroidered on the bag.
How long does the average golf bag last?
It depends on how much you play. With care, a good golf bag can last for many years.
So there you have it. Which of these products is going to be right for you? As the guide shows, there are options out there both for budget buyers and for people that demand the very best. The good news is that no matter which you choose, the chances are pretty solid that you will get something you like.
Pretty much all fourteen compartment bags are going to be pretty solid, and this is especially true of the options on my list. Just choose the one that suits your needs and your budget, and there is no going wrong.