Best Stand Golf Bags Of 2015 (Reviews) (UPDATED)

The following is a review of several highly-rated stand golf bags from reputable brands such as NikeOGIOTaylorMadeCallaway and others.

The great thing about these bags is that because of their age, you can typically find them at significantly lower prices, even new.

Considerations

Below the comparison chart (which compares the prices, features, pros and cons), I will list the bags according to my personal rating from highest to lowest and talk about their features, benefits and overall reception.

Note that the golf bags that follow are stand bags, which have retractable legs that allow you to stand the bag up on its own, canted or upright. If you plan to predominantly use a riding or push cart on the course, you should look at other bag types like cart bags.

Reviews and discussions of these other types of bags will eventually be posted to Golfstead, if they haven’t been already.


Stand BagPrice in USD (subject to change)Approximate WeightStrengths and WeaknessesAmazon Review RatingMy Rating
1. OGIO Grom

OGIO Grom 2015 Stand Bag
Under $120 on eBay; depends on condition and other factors6 lbsStrengths:
• full-length individual dividers keep clubs organized and unstuck
• bag is sturdy and well-made
• pockets are useful and are conveniently placed
• ball silo is a nice touch
• storage space is plentiful
• functions well as a cart bag
• carry straps are comfortable and easily removable

Weaknesses:
• expensive relative to other cart bags
• strap system adjustment can be a bit confusing
4.8/54.9/5
2. Nike Air Sport

Nike Air Sport Stand Bag
Depends on make year and condition7 lbsStrengths:
• lightweight
• sharp appearance
• great construction
• pockets are secure and provide tons of useful storage space
• shoulder straps are comfortable
• great value for money

Weaknesses:
• club shafts can get tangled and stuck within the dividers
• cooler pocket could be a bit larger
4.7/54.8/5
3. Titleist 14-Way

Titleist 14-Way Stand Bag
$200 or less on eBay6.4 lbsStrengths:
• both light and sturdy
• quality is top-notch
• has tons of functional and convenient pockets
• 14-way top with some full-length dividers is a big plus
• towel loop and umbrella strap are a nice touch

Weaknesses:
• look may not be for everybody
• some want more pockets and external rings
4.9/54.8/5
4. Nike Sport Lite

Nike Sport Lite Stand Bag
Around $150 or less on eBay4 lbsStrengths:
• extremely lightweight
• suitable for women/teens/kids
• appearance is minimalistic and clean while still providing sufficient space
• price is relatively low

Weaknesses:
• not as many pockets and not quite as much space compared to other bags
• not as durable as other heavier bags
4.7/54.8/5
5. Callaway Hyper-Lite 5

Callaway Hyper-Lite 5 Stand Bag
$130 on Global Golf5.2 lbsStrengths:
• comfortable straps
• light and easy to carry
• slick look
• plenty of pockets and storage space
• clubs are easy to access

Weaknesses:
• not easy to access water bottle pocket while carrying
• stand legs have questionable durability and could fold more nicely
4.7/54.7/5
6. Callaway Fusion 14

Callaway Fusion 14 Stand Bag
Less than $200 on eBay (depends on seller and condition)5.2 lbsStrengths:
• sturdy yet lightweight
• can be carried comfortably
• divider system is 14-way
• plenty of storage space

Weaknesses:
• no hooks or rings for towels/umbrellas
• not all of the dividers are full-length
• some people may find the bag a little fat and voluminous
4.3/54.7/5
7. TaylorMade Purelite

TaylorMade Purelite Stand Bag
Around $140 on eBay5.5 lbsStrengths:
• comfortable to carry
• light yet solidly built at the same time
• stable legs extend easily
• pockets are useful and accessible
• umbrella sleeve and towel loop are a nice touch

Weaknesses:
• a few more pockets would have been nice
• club grips can interfere and rub within the dividers
4.5/54.6/5
8. Sun Mountain C-130S

Sun Mountain C-130S Hybrid Stand Bag
$244.99 on Global Golf5.8 lbsStrengths:
• bag is lightweight without being flimsy
• quality construction
• tons of pockets and storage space
• clubs are easy to stow and keep separated

Weaknesses:
• bag is mainly designed for carts
• some may find the bag too voluminous
4.3/54.6/5

1. OGIO Grom Stand Bag (2015)

OGIO Grom 2015 Stand Bag

Where To Buy Online

The Grom model is quite old now, but you can still find it on this page at great prices. It comes in several colours.

Features/Benefits

The dual-strap bag weighs 6 pounds, comes with a rain hood, has a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty and the following features:

  • a 14-way “Diamond Performance” 10″ stand top with an oversized putter pit and integrated front handle
  • 6 pockets (4 zippered)
  • a low-profile Zipperless Ball Pocket (ZPB) which is the ball-holding silo that can be seen on the front of the bag in the image
  • a weather-resistant fleece lined valuables pocket
  • a water bottle pocket, scorecard/rangefinder/GPS sleeve, and pen/divot tool sleeve
  • the SHOXX X4 full suspension system (equalizes load across shoulders for carrying), with advanced molded XX shoulder pads for added comfort

Reception

This bag has received exceptional ratings: a 4.8/5 stars on Amazon with over 58 customer reviews, and a 4.6/5 rating (95% recommended) on the DSG website.

Pros

  • individual full-length dividers keep clubs unstuck
  • high quality sturdy build
  • light weight
  • very functional pockets (including an insulated pocket for beverages)
  • comfortable
  • dual use as a cart bag

Cons

  • relatively expensive

My rating: 4.9/5


2. Nike Air Sport Stand Bag

Nike Air Sport Stand Bag

Where To Buy Online

You can find this bag for under $100 on eBay. Check out the current stock on Global Golf.

Features/Benefits

This stand bag weighs 7 pounds, includes a rain hood and features:

  • an 8.5″ oval top with a 3 full-length, 8-way divider system
  • 9 functional pockets (6 zippered); among them a water-resistant fleece-lined valuables pocket, full-length apparel pocket, scorecard/pencil pocket, rangefinder/GPS loop, insulated cooler pocket and numerous accessory pockets
  • a durable, lightweight nylon construction with custom grip leg end caps
  • Nike EquaFlex Max Air curved revolving double-strap system
  • a ventilated air mesh back pad for carrying comfort

Reception

Very positive: a 4.7/5 stars on Amazon (the #3 best selling stand bag there) with over 140 customer reviews, a 5/5 rating on Global Golf, and a 4.8/5 rating on the DSG website.

Pros

  • light weight
  • sharp look
  • solid construction
  • secure functional pockets
  • ample storage space
  • excellent bag for the money.

Cons

  • some have expressed discontent with the fact that the club shafts and grips can get tangled within the dividers
  • some feel that the cooler pocket could be a bit larger

My rating: 4.8/5


3. Titleist 14-Way Stand Bag (2015)

Titleist 14-Way Stand Bag 2015

Where To Buy Online

You can find Titleist 14-Way stand bags at good prices on eBay and on this page.

Features/Benefits

This dual-strap nylon stand bag weighs 6.4 pounds, comes with a rain hood and features:

  • an umbrella strap and an easily-accessible towel loop located on the top cuff
  • a 9″, 14-way top with 4 full-length dividers for club separation and protection
  • lift assist handles located on the top cuff and spine for increased maneuverability
  • a segmented air mesh hip pad for increased air flow
  • 11 pockets in total (3 open and 8 zippered); among them, a velour-lined valuables pocket with a weather-resistant zipper, an oversized garment pocket, ball pocket, scorecard pocket and an insulated beverage pocket
  • 4-point padded dual carry straps that provide optimum comfort and balance while carrying
  • a cart-friendly automatic stand assembly with a leg retention strap

Reception

This bag has an average of 4.9/5 stars on Amazon and 5/5 stars on Global Golf.

Pros

  • light sturdiness
  • a wealth of pockets and storage
  • overall quality construction
  • 14-way design
  • useful towel loop and umbrella strap

Cons

  • some customers, believe it or not, would like more pockets

My rating: 4.8/5


4. Nike Sport Lite Stand Bag

Nike Sport Lite Stand Bag

Where To Buy Online

The best place to get the Nike Sport Lite now is on eBay.

Features/Benefits

This nylon stand bag has a Nike “EquaFlex” revolving double-strap system for added carrying comfort.

It weighs only 4 pounds, includes a rain hood and features:

  • a 5-way, 2 full-length divider system with putter well for club organization
  • an 8.5-inch oval top
  • 6 functional pockets (5 zippered); among them, a fleece-lined valuables pocket (good for cell phones, etc.), glove patch, full-length apparel pocket, range finder/GPS loop, and an easy-access water bottle sleeve
  • a zip-off ball pocket
  • custom grip leg endcaps that provide stability when standing
  • a very lightweight and durable nylon construction with custom grip leg end caps

Reception

Positive: a 4.7/5 stars on Amazon with over 58 customer reviews (the #18 best selling stand bag there), a 4.8/5 rating on Global Golf, and a 5/5 rating (100% recommended) on the official Nike website.

Pros

  • extreme light weight and suitable for women/kids/teens
  • classy and minimalist look
  • low price

Cons

  • some feel that the bag could be more durable
  • others feel that the bag could be a bit more spacious and have a few more pockets

My rating: 4.8/5


5. Callaway Hyper-Lite 5 Stand Bag (2015)

Callaway Hyper-Lite 5 Stand Bag

Where To Buy Online

You can get the Hyper-Lite stand bag on Global Golf here.

Features/Benefits

This nylon stand bag weighs 5.2 pounds, includes a rain hood and features:

  • a 5-way, full length, 9.5-inch “Club Divider Organization System” with an ergonomic molded handle
  • an “Xtra Traction Technology” base system that provides greater turf contact for added stability
  • non-slip foot pads that prevent sinking or slipping on the turf
  • an E-Trolley base system that integrates with many push carts
  • a soft mesh hip padding system that provides comfort, ventilation and support for the lower back
  • 8 pockets; among them a water resistant velour-lined valuables pocket with Key Fob, thermal-lined water bottle pocket, full-length apparel pocket, full-size ball pocket and four accessories pockets

Reception

This bag has been very well received; it’s currently the #2 best selling stand bag on Amazon.

It has a 4.7/5 stars on Amazon, a 4.5/5 rating (88% recommended) on the Dick’s Sporting Goods website, and a 4/5 rating on the official Callaway website.

Pros

  • very lightweight
  • easy and comfortable to carry
  • looks great
  • has more than enough pockets and storage space

Cons

  • a few have had problems with the durability and design of the stand legs

My rating: 4.7/5


6. Callaway Fusion 14 Stand Bag

Callaway Fusion 14 Stand Bag

Where To Buy Online

The best place to get the Callaway Fusion bag is definitely eBay. The prices are fantastic and there’s free shipping.

Features/Benefits

This nylon “Comfort Tech” dual-strap bag weighs 5.2 pounds and includes a matching rain hood. It has the following features:

  • a 10″ top with a 14-way, full-length club divider organization system
  • a “Redesigned Molded Handle”
  • an E-Trolley base system that integrates with many push carts
  • the “Xtra Traction Technology” base system – flex activation with greater turf contact for extra stability
  • strap system that includes an ergonomic EVA foam core with soft mesh padding
  • 10 pockets; among them, a water resistant, velour-lined valuables pocket with Key Fob, a thermal-lined water bottle pocket, a full-length apparel pocket, a rangefinder/GPS pocket, a full-size ball pocket, 3 accessories pockets and 2 mesh utility pockets

Reception

This bag, which at one point made the Golf Digest Hot List, has exceptional ratings: 4.3/5 stars on Amazon, 4.3/5 stars (100% recommended) on the official Callaway website, and 5/5 stars on the DSG website.

At one point, it was the #7 best selling stand bag on Amazon.

Pros

  • sturdy
  • has a hybrid stand/carry ability
  • individual dividers for all 14 clubs
  • ample storage space
  • carrying comfort and nice light weight

Cons

  • some have complained about the lack of hooks for securing towels or umbrellas
  • dividers are not all at full length)
  • the bag has a fat appearance

My rating: 4.7/5


7. TaylorMade Purelite Stand Bag

TaylorMade Purelite Stand Bag

Where To Buy Online

The Purelite model can still be found by looking through these listings.

Features/Benefits

This double-strap stand bag weighs 5.5 pounds, comes with a matching rain hood and features:

  • a 5-way top with full-length dividers and grip handles
  • seven (7) strategically placed pockets that provide ample storage; among them, an insulated cooler pocket and a velour-lined valuables pocket
  • a zip-off ball pocket for customization and embroidery
  • a towel loop and umbrella sleeve for quick and easy access
  • a 4-point shoulder strap that provides a balanced and secure fit
  • an EVA ergonomically molded hip pad for additional comfort
  • a cart-compatible base that allows for versatile usage options
  • an anti-split stand system that provides superb stability

Reception

Ratings for this bag are very good, and arguably better than those of the 2015 model. It has 4.5/5 stars both on Amazon, with over 52 customer reviews, and on the DSG website.

Pros

  • great distribution of the weight for carrying
  • light weight
  • good durability
  • easy to use (stand legs)
  • pockets are accessible
  • good amount of storage space for all the essentials

Cons

  • some people would have liked more pockets and better placement of them
  • some find it a bit difficult to get clubs into the slots

My rating: 4.6/5


8. Sun Mountain C-130S Hybrid Stand Bag (2015)

Sun Mountain C-130S Hybrid Bag

Where To Buy Online

You can get the latest version of this Sun Mountain bag on Global Golf.

Features/Benefits

This single-strap nylon stand bag weighs 5.8 pounds and includes a “coordinating” rainhood.

The bag is primarily designed for use on a cart, but it includes a stand system intended for use on the driving range. Features include:

  • an 11-inch top that has 14 individual, full-length dividers
  • a locking system for the stand legs
  • four integrated lift-assist handles, including one built in to the lower pocket
  • eight pockets; among them, two velour-lined valuables pockets (one sized for a rangefinder) and a pocket for beverages
  • a cart strap pass-through that allows complete access to pockets when the bag is on a cart
  • E-Z Grip zipper pulls

Reception

This quality bag has earned very good ratings overall.

On Amazon, it was the #6 best selling stand bag at 4.3/5 stars. It also has a 4.8/5 star rating on the DSG website.

Pros

  • light yet sturdy construction (legs, body, zippers, etc.)
  • unimpeded individual full-length dividers
  • ample storage space
  • other benefits that are only really found on cart bags

Note that the bag is designed to stand on the range and not necessarily through 18 holes, so if you’re looking for a “full-on” stand bag you may want to look at other options.

My rating: 4.6/5


The Takeaway

All of the above stand bags are excellent in their respective price ranges, and their quality has been tested and proven. Which one is best for you depends on your budget, your desired features, your aesthetic preference and your brand preference (if you have one).

Also, you don’t need to just take my word for it; I would recommend clicking through one of the links above to read the customer reviews on any bag you might be interested in.

If you’re willing to spend a bit more money for something with more/better features and a higher build quality, you should get something like the OGIO Grom or the Titleist 14-Way. In general, you get what you pay for.

For something ultra light, the Nike Sport Lite is an awesome choice.

Good luck shopping for your stand bag!


Have you played with any of these stand bags or similar models? What is your experience with them? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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