It goes without saying every golfer needs a bag and in fact if we are fortunate to play regularly a replacement may be needed fairly often. Bags take a lot of abuse…in and out of car trunks, banging around on the back of a cart or if carried, being picked up and put down dozens of times a round not to mention having to withstand rainy, windy and even sometimes snowy weather.

To complicate the buying decision there are literally hundreds of bags on the market. Just considering basic models not counting different colors and logos (NFL and college teams are popular), we found almost 200 cart and carry bags. From that extensive list here are ones we like that both do the job and look good.

Each comes with a rain hood, umbrella slot and are made from synthetic long wearing materials.

bagboyBag Boy

The lightweight Chiller Cart Bag has a removable, insulated cooler bag which holds six 12-ounce cans. Extra exterior slot for putter and spacious storage pockets.

Weight: 5.85 pounds

Pockets: Nine

Price: $200

15-way top with full-length dividers

Two large side accessory pockets

Soft-grip over-sized putter well

benBen Hogan Golf

A stand bag with lots of room, the BH1 is light to carry but with the convenience of storage found in cart bags.

Weight: 6.6 pounds

Pockets: Seven

Price: $225

Five-way top

Full length dividers

Dual strap harness

callawayCallaway Golf

The Hyper-Lite 3 comes with a single or double strap and is Callaway’s lightest bag. Has multiple pockets, an alignment stick holder and Xtra Tracktion stable base.

Weight: 4.5 pounds

Pockets: Seven

Price: $180

Four-way top

Full length dividers

Single or Dual strap harness models

calla2Callaway’s complementary model to the HL-3, the Hyper-Lite 5 stand bag, features lightweight materials, multiple pockets and a reworked stand.

Weight: 5.5 pounds

Pockets: nine

Price: $200

Seven-way top with full length dividers

Xtra Traction base for better stability

Dual strap

calla3The Org. 14 is Callaway’s most popular cart bag and now has updated pockets, improved straps and base to integrate with many push carts.

Weight: 5.6 pounds

Pockets: 12 including 2 cooler pockets

Price: $220

10.5 inch 14-way top with full length dividers

E-Trolley Base System and Trolley Lip

Single strap


cobraCobra Golf

The Ultralight Stand Bag is very lightweight yet fully equipped with full length club dividers and an adjustable shoulder harness.

Weight: 4.5 pounds

Pockets: Four

Price: $160

9 inch 4-way top with full length dividers

Waterproof fleece lined valuables pocket

Oversized apparel pocket


The BAMF Standard stand bag allows attachment of up to seven pouches to fit the need of any golfer.

Weight: 6.2 pounds

Pockets: two plus two detachable pouches

Price: $249

14-way top

Removable double strap

Stand upright for carts


The Go Lite Pro is good for walking or riding and is a full-feature bag with an insulated beverage sleeve and ergonomic handle integrated in top.

Weight: 5 pounds

Pockets: Five

Price: $160

8 inch 14-way top with full length dividers

Cart strap pass-through

Push cart compatible base


dat2Datrek’s DG Lite Cart Bag is super lightweight with a 15- way organizer top and three full-length dividers for either push or riding carts.

Weight: 4.25 pounds

Pockets: Six

Price: $140

Integrated putter well

Six color combinations

Umbrella and towel holders

dat3The Carry Lite II stand bag has a large apparel pocket and other features making it a good choice for a dual strap carry bag.

Weight: 5 pounds

Pockets: Five

Price: $140

8-way top with full length dividers

Dual straps and hip pad

Insulated beverage sleeve


Wilson Staff

The neXus II cart bag makes use of fiber reinforced plastic connectors to lower overall weight. Spacious pockets all may be opened from the front.

Weight: 5.0 pounds

Pockets: nine

Price: $200

10-way 10×8 top with 14 S-lock club holders

Four full length dividers

Cart strap pass through

wilson2Wilson’s newest carry stand bag is the neXus II has been completely reengineered for this season making the top, spine, stand and base work interpedently.

Weight: 5.2 pounds

Pockets: six plus two sleeves

Price: $180

5-way 9×8 top with three full length dividers

Four point double strap

Hip pad has air-mesh for cooling


pingThe 4 Series carry bag has adjusting shoulder pads with Senor Cool Technology and a strap connector for backpack-style comfort.

Weight: 4.5 pounds

Pockets: Seven

Price: $185

4-way top

Wide leg span for stability

Insulated water bottle pocket



ping2Ping Hoofer 14 stand bag has a rigid top with integrated handle and pockets including ones for your rangefinder and water bottle. Straps are easy adjusting.

Weight: 5.5 pounds

Pockets: twelve

Price: $235

Cart strap channel

Dual straps with Senor Cool Technology

Eight zippered and four slip-in pockets


Those wanting a super lightweight Sunday bag should take a look at the Projekt model. Though it’s small in size it’s big in features.

Weight: 2.95 pounds

Pockets: three

Price: $100

7.5 inch three-way top

Two front and one back pocket

Single strap

pro2The Sengara cart bag has many extras making it a great choice including an external putter tube and a “Beer Garden” 6-slot holster.

Weight: 8.2 pounds

Pockets: six

Price: $250

10 inch 14-way top with full length dividers

Rubber feet on bottom to prevent twisting

Insulated cooler pocket


Srixon’s Z-Four stand bag is spacious but light and comfortable to carry with its dual adjustable straps.

Weight: 4.5 pounds

Pockets: eight

Price: $180

11 inch 14-way top

Scooped top front for easy club access

Comfort Suspension System straps

sri2The Z-Cart bag is ideal on an electric or push cart and comes with a hydration sleeve and other features for golfers.

Weight: 6 pounds

Pockets: eight

Price: $200

13 inch 15-way top with full length dividers

Oversized putter slot

Roomy apparel pocket

Sun Mountain

sunThe C-130 cart bag has lots of popular touches such as two valuables pockets and three handles for moving it from car trunk to car and back.

Weight: 6.5 pounds

Pockets: nine

Price: $220

10.5 inch 14-way top with full length dividers

Cart strap pass through

All pockets are forward facing and accessible when on cart

sun2The 2 Five dual strap stand bag weighs so little at 2.5 pounds but is fully featured and functional just like heavier bags.

Weight: 2.5 pounds

Pockets: four

Price: $230

9 inch 4-way top

Carbon fiber legs

High-density foam, lumbar hip pad with AirFlow System

sun3The Four 5 stand bag is a practical dual strap bag for those who carry and want separate slots for each club. Strap has been updated with additional padding.

Weight: 5 pounds

Pockets: seven

Price: $230

10.5 inch 14-way top with full length dividers

E-Z Fit Dual Strap System

Roller Bottom legs for balanced, stable stance