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Best golf bags of 2022/2023

Best golf bags of 2022/2023

Our Best golf bags of 2022/2023 ranking list is our master list for all the bags that topped one of our subcategory best of lists. We are kicking off this years review with our golf bags and in process of rolling out all of our best picks currently available for our review period.

At one time of another the bags on this list would have been top 3 entries on one of the following rankings:

  • Best Overall golf bag for 2022/23
  • Best golf stand bag 2022/23
  • Best waterproof golf bags 2022/23
  • Best golf carry bags 2022/23
  • Best golf bags under 150 dollars 2022/23
  • Best golf bags under 200 dollars 2022/23
  • Best golf bag with beer cooler 2022/23
  • Best lightweight golf bag 2022/23
  • Best golf bags with 14-way dividers 2022/23
  • Best golf cart bag 2022/23

Most rankings and reviews you will read tell you they like it (or don’t) by throwing up an arbitrary score. This is exactly what we wanted to distance ourselves from. The reason is simple. If I tell you, it is an A+ or 98% it does little to tell you about how it relates to other golf bags. Of course, a very expensive bag may have more features but it also does not reflect if you are paying a disproportional amount for these features. Our goal is to give you the best recommendations we can and that includes making sure you get what you paid for.

So far, a lot of words, so here’s how we are better. Now being year 3 we have looked at a lot of bags. Not only did we make trials and notes but we collected data, a lot of data. That data has allowed us, by using standard deviations, to create a product characteristic baselines. 

For various key characteristics like price, weight, number of pockets etc. we have created standard deviations for each of the specific bag types. The segmentation across the bag types keeps the analysis statistically relevant. It would make no sense for you to compare a data set for a Sunday bag in relation to a cart bag using the same weighting. 

The key factor is that the points the bag receives are purely based on how it compares to the average of the other bags in the market.

The second contribution to the scoring is the golf bags included features. In addition to the above characteristics, we have come up with a list of typical bag features. These are things such as the bags weatherproofing, its warranty or if it comes with a rain hood. This part is simple, if the bag has the feature, it gets the points, if it doesn’t, it doesn’t.

The last component of the scoring is our opinion since we thought we should have some say. Having said, we restricted it to 20% of the overall scoring, so we are very limited in the sway that we have. All told there are a maximum of 250 points a bag can receive. Once totaled we have turned it into a percentile for making the comparison more straight forward. 

Don’t expect bags to come back with 98%, it just doesn’t happen…

With this system we have moved away from bias-based reviews and made it much more empirical. We are not interested in the name on the side of the bag. Instead our focus is determining the most accurate way to provide you with a true indication of a golf bags price-quality ratio.

Under this rating system you can expect a bags percentage score to relate to the following:

  • 70% + Exceptional
  • 60-70% Very good
  • 55-60% Good
  • 50-55% Average
  • Less than 50% below average

So if your looking for the best bags we got our hands on you can find them here.


BIG MAX Dri Lite Hybrid Tour

Big Max Dri Lite Hybrid Tour Stand Bag - Water-Repellent, Ultra-Lightweight & Push Cart-Compatible Golf Bag (Silver)

BIG MAX water-repellent Dri Lite Hybrid Tour stand bag is the first bag we have ever had rating into the 80th percentile. Then consider it achieved an incredible 89% blowing away the competition. It achieved top ranking points in all our metrics and we could not find any weakness that would leave a golfer wanting more. If you are in the market for a new golf bag and you can get your hands on one…. Buy it.

  • USD 270 RRSP
  • 4.4 lbs
  • 14-way Divider
  • 9 inches top
  • Water resistant
  • Trolley compatible legless bottom
  • Trolley compatible hybrid stand
  • Reinforced bag connection area
  • Trolley compatible leg lock system
  • Cooler Pocket
  • Umbrella holder
  • Glove holder
  • Towel holder
  • Pocket with waterproof zip
  • 3 Year Warranty

The new water-repellent Dri Lite Hybrid Tour stand bag is the ultimate all-round solution for the golfer who likes to push and carry! This ingenious bag by BIG MAX sits perfectly square on a trolley thanks to its flat, footless trolley compatible base, leg lock feature and clever positioning of the stand mechanism to avoid twisting.

As a stand bag it excels too, with an ultra light weight, despite its size, 14-way divider and 5 particularly spacious water-repellent pockets. Offers enough storage space for use on a trolley.

BIG MAX Dri Lite Hybrid Tour
  • HYBRID GOLF BAG DESING: The ultimate solution for golfers who prefer to push and carry, our water-repellent stand bags feature a push cart-compatible base, leg lock, and smart stand mechanism positioning.
  • SPACIOUS & ORGANIZED: With a 14-way full-length divider, 5 large water-repellent pockets, and an additional inside pocket, our golf bags provide ample storage for use on a push cart or as a walking golf bag.
  • ULTRA-LIGHTWEIGHT & DURABLE: Weighing just 4.4 lbs, our golf bags are perfect for walking the course and traveling, ensuring long-lasting performance and easy transportation.
  • ENHANCED COMFORT: Stay cool and comfortable on the course with our Air Channel Strap, designed to provide superior airflow while carrying your golf bag.
  • ESSENTIAL FEATURES: Equipped with a cooler pocket, glove & towel holder, umbrella holder, and more, our golf bags cater to the needs of both men and women golfers, ensuring preparedness for any situation on the course.
  • WARRANTY GUARANTEE: BIG MAX's Dri Lite Hybrid Tour is backed by a 3-Year Warranty upon product registration. Trust the quality and reliability of Europe's leading golf bag brand.


Taylormade Flextech Stand Bag

TaylorMade 2022 Flextech Stand Bag

TaylorMade’s Flextech stand bag just seem to do everything well. It somehow is modest looking at a distance but when we put it against the competition the results were far from average. Its 77 overall/ 73 stand bag percentile ratings are some of the highest we have ever registered under the new scoring methodology. Its weight profile, pricing and storage capacity in comparison to its direct competitors gave it the decisive boost putting it to the top of the leaderboard.

  • USD 260 RRSP
  • 4.5 lbs
  • 5-way top with 2 full-length dividers
  • Strap Slider System – self adjusting strap system allows bag to stay stable while carrying
  • FlexTech stand system – the proprietary smooth release, collapsible base system ensures no club crowding
  • Front grab handle
  • 11 pockets
  • Valuables pocket with micro suede lining
  • Large apparel pocket
  • 2 additional side pockets
  • Easy access drinks pocket
  • Rainhood pocket
  • Anti-split stand system

The new FlexTech Stand Bag puts an emphasis on comfort and convenience, so you can focus on your game. Weighing just 4.5 lbs., it features a 5-way top with crush-resistant construction and our proprietary FlexTech stand system for seamless functionality that allows you to set the bag down and set up for your shot without distraction. This unique design appeals to both the walker and the rider.

Taylormade Flextech Stand Bag
  • Self Adjusting Strap System - Strap slider system designed for bag stability
  • Water Resistant Stretch Pocket - Protects and holds valuables in extreme weather conditions
  • Cart Strap Passthrough - Allows easy access to oversize apparel and valuables pockets
  • Flextech Stand System
  • Intergrate Pocket Design. Anti-Split stand system. Oversized water bottle sleeve.


BIG MAX Dri Lite Seven Ultra Light Stand Bag

BIG MAX Dri Lite Seven Ultra Light Stand Bag | Water-repellent | 5 way divider (Navy-Orange)

BIG MAX Dri Lite Seven Ultra Light Stand Bag’s 75.61% score is the highest scored bag in 2022/23 that we got our hands on. Only the Seven Ultra’s 4 bag pockets scored below the market segment averages. Given their sizes and design we felt was not an issue here and space should not be an issue. Instead all other aspects such as price, where the bag was 30%+ better than the average, exceeded market averages. Its weight being .5 lbs better than the fields average. I have used a BIG MAX push cart bag for the last few seasons and as far a a bag manufacturer I can say I have seen few better.

  • USD 190 RRSP
  • 3.7 lbs
  • 4-way Divider
  • Water resistant
  • Cooler Pocket
  • Umbrella holder
  • Glove holder
  • Towel holder
  • Dry Pocket
  • 3 Year Warranty

The Dri Lite 7 is a compact stand bag that offers a little extra with its larger top for more comfort and space.The bag holds 4 more clubs than traditional compact bags, which means you can travel and play without compromising. With 4 water resistant pockets, ultra-lightweight design and packed with neat practical features, the Dri Lite 7 is a stylish addition to any golfer’s gear.

BIG MAX Dri Lite Seven Ultra Light Stand Bag
  • WATER-RESISTANT: Stay prepared for any weather. Designed to withstand the toughest conditions.
  • 4 WAY FULL LENGTH DIVIDER TOP: Offers unmatched club organization for its category. In addition, the dividers are separated to the bottom to avoid your clubs from tangling up.
  • COOLER & VALUE POCKETS: Keep your drinks cool & your valuables safe. An extensive storage for all the essentials you need on the course.
  • PADDED SHOULDER STRAPS: Provides maximum carry comfort due to its extensive strap padding. Enjoy walking the course.
  • UMBRELLA HOLDER & ACCESSORY HOOKS: Simplify the organisation of your equipment. These include hooks for your towels, a glove holder, an umbrella mount, and many more useful additions.
  • WARRANTY GUARANTEE: Register within 30 days for a 3-year warranty. Protect your investment and experience peace of mind with our commitment to quality and reliability.


Sun Mountain 2023 3.5Ls Golf Stand Bag Black

Sun Mountain 3.5+ LS Stand Bag

Sun Mountain 3.5+ LS Stand Bag came in as our top pick in a strong 2023 golf bag lineup from Sun Mountain. Unlike most manufacturers Sun Mountain has been introducing a more robust yearly lineup into the market which allows for constant innovation and improvements.

Its 3.8 lbs carry weight put it into the 80th percentile of all bags types which cannot be overlooked when considering a carry bag. When adding strong pocket scores and above average pricing its 74.66% ranking score for the best overall golf bag is well justified.

  • USD 270 RRSP
  • 3.8 lbs
  • Nine pockets
  • Water-resistant velour-lined valuables pocket
  • Full-length apparel pocket
  • Hydration pouch
  • Range finder pocket
  • E-Z Lite Dual Strap System 
  • New cart strap pass-through slot 
  • Ultra-lightweight, highly durable, carbon fiber legs
  • Matching rainhood included

The 3.5LS is designed for the golfer who loves our popular 2.5+ but wants a few more features. Like the 2.5+, the 3.5LS is constructed with lightweight nylon fabric, high-strength-to-weight plastic, and carbon fiber legs. Adding a pound allows Sun Mountain to provide several more pockets, including a new range finder pocket.

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OGIO Woode Hybrid 8 Stand Bag

BIG MAX Dri Lite Seven Ultra Light Stand Bag | Water-repellent | 5 way divider (Navy-Orange)

We did not get a chance to review the 2022 OGIO Woode Hybrid 8 Stand Bag in time to get it into last years rankings list. Had we had the chance it would have headed straight towards the top. Dont let the non traditional color schemes fool you, this is a great golf bag packed with features and value. Both its price and weight scored into the 85% percentiles making it a great option for your shoulders and wallet. Just find the color scheme that does it for you 🙂

  • USD 230 RRSP
  • 4.4 lbs
  • Extra room for large putter grips
  • 9 front facing pockets incl:
    • a Rapid Access Snap Ball Pocket
    • a Rapid Access Snap fleece lined valuables pocket
    • water bottle pocket with drainage port
  • Low Profile Ball Silo™
  • Umbrella holder
  • Closed-cell foam molded double shoulder strap with Fit Disc self-balancing strap system
  • Velcro glove patch
  • Towel loop
  • Pen holder
  • Logo Ready

The WOODĒ Hybrid bag delivers a better way to organize your clubs and everything else you bring to the golf course. By separating your woods from your irons, it’s not only easier to find the club you are looking for, but also it protects your woods. And with the innovative Ball Silo and Rapid Access Snap Pockets, it has never been easier and faster to access another golf ball or your belongings when you need them.

2022 OGIO Woode Hybrid 8 Stand Bag
  • WATER-RESISTANT: Stay prepared for any weather. Designed to withstand the toughest conditions.
  • 4 WAY FULL LENGTH DIVIDER TOP: Offers unmatched club organization for its category. In addition, the dividers are separated to the bottom to avoid your clubs from tangling up.
  • COOLER & VALUE POCKETS: Keep your drinks cool & your valuables safe. An extensive storage for all the essentials you need on the course.
  • PADDED SHOULDER STRAPS: Provides maximum carry comfort due to its extensive strap padding. Enjoy walking the course.
  • UMBRELLA HOLDER & ACCESSORY HOOKS: Simplify the organisation of your equipment. These include hooks for your towels, a glove holder, an umbrella mount, and many more useful additions.
  • WARRANTY GUARANTEE: Register within 30 days for a 3-year warranty. Protect your investment and experience peace of mind with our commitment to quality and reliability.


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