If you have shopped for golf bags lately, you might have noticed that there are hundreds –if not thousands – out there to choose from. So, how do you choose the best golf cart stand bag with so many to browse?
I had the same problem and so I decided to research golf cart bags – not just dedicated stand bags but also the multiple use models to see how everything compared – to see what the best buy was. What I came up with was pretty surprising and you might want to consider this stand bag for your own golfing because I had no idea that a bag of such superior quality existed for such a fair price.
You can’t shop for golf bags or other equipment for very long and not come across the Taylormade brand. Taylormade has been consistently ranked as one of the top brands by some of the biggest golf experts on the internet and everyone wants one.
This is a Taylormade so you know it is a quality product. It is the Purelight stand bag, so you can easily transport it across the green and set it up so that you can access your clubs quickly and easily and get the one that will play best. This golf stand bag comes with a lot of great features. Here are the specs:
My results with the Taylormade Purelight have been really great. What I really loved about this bag was that I didn’t have to spend a fortune on it. Some bags by Taylormade go for hundreds of dollars (and are well worth it) but I didn’t have that kind of budget so I was really glad when I came across this bag.
It’s not quite as fully featured as some of the others I looked at, but it certainly does meet my needs. The stand is very stable and works well even when the turf is a little uneven. I’ve been really happy with how well it works for me and I haven’t had any problems lifting it. I would say this is one of the best golf bags I have ever owned.
Other people have had similar results to mine and are pretty happy with this bag as well. Here is what Andrew posted on Amazon for the bag he bought, which was the black/gray/yellow color combination:
“Great bag, got one last season and I wanted to wait until I got some use on it to review it. It's lightweight and the shoulder straps have a good amount of padding. Plenty of pockets for whatever you need to store, I like the 'valuables' pocket and the pencil holder, good additions. A decent amount of club storage but nothing over the top for all your specialty utility clubs.
I would recommend putting some of those plastic club tubes in the bag as the dividers that go down into the bag are not fully isolated from one another (club grips will get stuck in the dividers and stick to each other making it annoying when you pull out several clubs at once). Also i really like the ventilated mesh pocket and the 'cooler' pocket, great addition for keeping my beer cold. I would buy this again. Got it pretty quickly too.”
I really like this review and showcased it because it brings up an important factor. Golfing expert and owner of Golf Gear Australia Garry Steer says that your dividers should be number one on your priority list but if you cannot get the dividers you want you can make do with plastic tubes that they sell specifically for this purpose.
In addition, Andrew has hit on some of my favorite features as well in his review and things that you will like about this bag as well. For example, the padded straps, the cooler pocket and the mesh for ventilation are all nice features.
When it comes to buying advice for this product, there are a few tidbits of wisdom that I can offer. First, make sure that you don’t use this as a travel bag. Because there are only five dividers, you are going to have rattling around and clubs falling out if you try to travel much with this bag, unless you secure them first.
I also looked at some of the reviews for this product – the one-star and two-star reviews – and tried to see if there was a pattern of certain issues. Although I never personally experience it, a couple of people have had a problem with the bulkiness. I didn’t think it was a problem and the weight is definitely not an issue because the bag itself weighs less than 5 pounds.
One other thing that I would point out – this particular bag was recently featured on the popular golf blog Where’s My Caddie as one of the best bags for the money for 2016 and even into 2017. I didn’t know that when I got mine but it certainly doesn’t surprise me.
So, would I recommend this club bag? Absolutely. This is probably the best golf bag that I have ever owned and while I don’t pretend to be an expert on them I can’t imagine another golf bag outperforming this one. The brand is great, the features are useful and the bag looks great on the back of my cart. I would definitely recommend that you get one for yourself.