We are back and kicking off 2023 with our Best overall golf bag 2022/2023 rankings list. Last year we overhauled how we measure and compare golf bags. We removed the ambiguous measures and replaced them with comparable metrics. With the introduction of standard deviations into our calculations we insure impartial and accurate weighing so to give you the most accurate comparisons we feel available on the market. But this year we are even better!!
The key factor is that the points the bag receives are purely based on how it compares to the average of the other bags on the market.…..
While we still use much of last years base calculation methodology we have slightly tweaked our formula’s. Our own opinions and personal feelings now only represent 20% of the overall scoring. The result we feel will give our readers the highest probability in being satisfied with their purchase which is a huge relief in todays online shopping lifestyle.
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.
Don’t expect bags to come back with 98%, it just doesn’t happen. Rarely do we see products that exceed the 70th percentile.
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
Our Best overall golf bag 2022/2023 is this years first review. We have spent the last month+ getting our hands on more than 150 golf bags and now we need to get our notes on paper. As we do you will be able to find the ranking list via our webpage menu of from the below links:
- 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
The Best overall golf bag 2022/2023 ranking is actually an addition to our golf bag review lineup. What you need to keep in mind is that all types of golf bags are compared on an equal basis here. So the light weight of a carry bag will most definitely give the bag more points than a full tour bag for that metric. On the other hand the tour bag will most likely have advantages in the number of pockets etc. Our other ranking lists are more suited for those looking for specific types of bags as they limit the comparison to specific golf bag segments.
We are keeping to the top-3 rated products format per ranking list. In a year’s time we will be pushing everything 1 year forward, re-calculating the data and coming back with the best new bag options. We are really excited about the transformation of our golf bag ranking methodology and know it will help you find the best unbiased bag options for you. And remember you can find all the top bags from our various rankings list on our Best golf bags for 2022/23 article.
BIG MAX Dri Lite Hybrid Tour
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.
- 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’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.
- 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.
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.
- 9 pockets w/ a water-resistant valuables pocket
- The E-Z Lite Dual Strap System
- Carry straps are made with thick high-density foam
- Highly durable, carbon fiber legs
- Matching rainhood included.