Which stand bag?

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I bought the new Ping Freestyle bag a few months back and I have to say its the worst bag I have ever owned. Growing up playing tons of junior golf I have always been partial to Ping bags and carried the hoofer for probably close to 6 years. All of the new Ping bags have full length club dividers that go down the inside of the bag but are not stitched to the side of the bag. So the clubs can push the dividers to the side and they are useless. The clubs are constantly getting tangled inside the bag, they never sit right and the dividers do nothing but make it worse. The Ping Freestyle is also very short so when it is placed on the ground the clubs are sticking way out from the top of the bag. Maybe I am just too picky but it bugs the crap out of me and it looks retarded. I love Ping but all they needed to do is spend 2 cents stitching those dividers all the way down and their new bags would be great. Instead they are annoying. Am I wrong about these bags?



Long story short, I am looking for a good looking, practical carry bag that isnt full of contraptions and looks like some hack bag. Any suggestions?
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  • QWKDTSNQWKDTSN Dreaming of Bandon Members  2999WRX Points: 3Posts: 2,999 Titanium Tees
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    I am biased because I carry one but you need to check out OGIO. OGIO is a company that makes bags... period. You wouldn't think that there could be a company that just makes different kinds of bags, but they really go all out. They look at a certain sport or lifestyle and make the absolute best bags for it. Motocross, skateboarding, whatever, they do the research, find out exactly what their user needs, and then make the best bags. They looked at golf and came up with an absolute ton of innovations.



    My Ozone is perfect for a dedicated carry bag, it has more goodies than I thought I could need and only weighs 4.3 lbs. If you want a simple bag that weighs less, they have those; if you want a bag that has every cool feature ever invented, they have those too.



    My OGIO Ozone doesn't have 14 individual club dividers but I have never found a need for them, it keeps my clubs perfectly organized and I haven't had to fight with getting clubs in or out at all. Check their line out in the store.
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  • BrandoMowBrandoMow Members  93WRX Points: 0Posts: 93
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    QWKDTSN wrote on Aug 27 2008, 11:38 PM:
    I am biased because I carry one but you need to check out OGIO. OGIO is a company that makes bags... period. You wouldn't think that there could be a company that just makes different kinds of bags, but they really go all out. They look at a certain sport or lifestyle and make the absolute best bags for it. Motocross, skateboarding, whatever, they do the research, find out exactly what their user needs, and then make the best bags. They looked at golf and came up with an absolute ton of innovations.



    My Ozone is perfect for a dedicated carry bag, it has more goodies than I thought I could need and only weighs 4.3 lbs. If you want a simple bag that weighs less, they have those; if you want a bag that has every cool feature ever invented, they have those too.



    My OGIO Ozone doesn't have 14 individual club dividers but I have never found a need for them, it keeps my clubs perfectly organized and I haven't had to fight with getting clubs in or out at all. Check their line out in the store.




    I have seen them all over but never really took a good look at them. They tend to seem a little bit gimmicky but I'm down for whatever at this point. Thanks
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  • mditans10mditans10 Members  27WRX Points: 0Posts: 27
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    I used to have an ogio, there great bags, but there just alittle to big for me, i just switched over to the sun mount 3.5 bag with "hip hug" technology, its great, lightest bag i have ever used and does a great job of keeping my clubs in place, everyonce in a while you have to give em alittle push into the bag but usually the clubs go in without a fight.
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  • HackerD  HackerD Student of the game Members  3213WRX Points: 185Posts: 3,213 Titanium Tees
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    +1 on Ogio. I bought one of the very lightweight models for my son and he likes it. Great price.
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  • SwingManSwingMan SwingMan Members  6800WRX Points: 67Handicap: 9.8Posts: 6,800 Titanium Tees
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    If you walk, try the 2008 Sun Mountain SL 3.5 or ZeroG (the velcro belt takes weight off your shoulders)



    Excelllent bags -- with any liteweight bag, don't throw it around or use it much on a cart. Liteweight means they don't like a lot of twisting. Doesn't matter which brand. It may reduce their life.



    If you also cart, find a cart bag without legs on closeout.
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  • rekogonrekogon Members  47WRX Points: 0Posts: 47
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    My vote goes for the Sun Mountain SL 3.5. Great bag especially if you walk. The clubs have plenty of room and there are plenty of useful pockets and a good rainhood. I have all black, and I ride mostly.
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  • everlast08everlast08 Members  55WRX Points: 0Posts: 55
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    ping hoofer 3 is all you need.........
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  • Top DogTop Dog Jr. Boomers  186WRX Points: 0Posts: 186
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    If you can find it, the Izzo spirit is good. If not try the Spirit II. I have the spirit, it is only 3.5 lbs but has really good padded straps.
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  • lhsgolfer2lhsgolfer2 Members  403WRX Points: 0Posts: 403
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    I second the hoofer 3, best bag ever made, go to the Bay and find yourself a new one!



    mike
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  • Viking Golfer Viking Golfer Viking Golfer hitting IRON! ClubWRX  4141WRX Points: 1Posts: 4,141 Bunkers
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    Ogio Edge ruleZzzzz image/yes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    As the other poster says, why not buy the best from the best. Ogio makes one thing and one thing only - bags & bags and Bags.



    If I want great wedges, I buy Scratch.

    If I want great driver and woods, I buy Taylor Made

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    When it comes to bags, I buy the best and that's an Ogio - it's as simple as that image/yes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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  • BEND OF THE RIVER GCBEND OF THE RIVER GC Charter Members  6562WRX Points: 66Posts: 6,562 Titanium Tees
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    Check out the Titleist X86...
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  • 307ThreewoodLefty307ThreewoodLefty Members  27WRX Points: 0Posts: 27
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    I actually purchased a bag today my hoofer vantage was ripping and with all the walking I do on the course it was tough to carry a heavy bag around. The x86 was a cool looking bag but you are really paying way too much for the Titty logo. I chose the Sun Mountain that was smaller than the 3.5 superlite. It's pretty much a step up from a Sunday bag becuase it's a tad larger and actually has a stand and dual straps. The dividers keep the clubs close together but they still slide right in. The best part is when you pick the bag up, it is really really light. The guy at the shop said if you are looking for a full size carry bag the Superlite is the way to go. At Roger Dunn right now all the bags are 10 percent off!
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  • DizzDizz J.W. Members  14258WRX Points: 2Posts: 14,258 Titanium Tees
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    You're right IMO, the new Freestyle and Hoofer Vantage suck unless you want your clubs tangled all the time.
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  • BrandoMowBrandoMow Members  93WRX Points: 0Posts: 93
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    Dizzub wrote on Aug 28 2008, 08:58 PM:
    You're right IMO, the new Freestyle and Hoofer Vantage suck unless you want your clubs tangled all the time.




    I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks that.
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    everlast08 wrote on Aug 28 2008, 08:08 AM:
    ping hoofer 3 is all you need.........




    Sounds like good advice. There is only one on ebay its **** brown. Anyone want to sell me one? image/rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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  • oks871oks871 Members  898WRX Points: 87Posts: 898 Golden Tee
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    i really like my sun mountain. had the same problems with the freestyle. if you don't like the velcro strap (which really works) the SL3.5 is the same bag w/o it. the titleists are also solid bags.
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  • wazzawombatwazzawombat Members  14WRX Points: 0Posts: 14
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    I'm new to stand bags but I'm really happy with my Ping Tour Staff stand bag so far. Light, Sturdy, Comfy, Enough pockets and I think it looks awesome. I should state that I've only had it for a week though.
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  • PumaBoyPumaBoy Members  4WRX Points: 55Posts: 4 Starters
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    Love my Sun Mountain Zero G!
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  • SwingManSwingMan SwingMan Members  6800WRX Points: 67Handicap: 9.8Posts: 6,800 Titanium Tees
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    PumaBoy wrote on Oct 2 2008, 10:02 PM:
    Love my Sun Mountain Zero G!




    I think the Zero G looks to be the best of all lite weight stand bags if you carry.
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  • trevintheFLtrevintheFL Members  66WRX Points: 0Posts: 66
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    Being low on money and living off of loans, I of course went ahead and looked on ebay for a standbag.



    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-2008-ADAMS-GOLF-LI...id=p3286.c0.m14



    That's the exact one I got, it isn't super high quality, but it works and has held up pretty well for the past month. Plus it's cheap as ****.
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  • oks871oks871 Members  898WRX Points: 87Posts: 898 Golden Tee
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    also, i just thought of this, over in golf style, there's a topic on sun mountain's newest bag, the four 5



    and i still love my zero g, 1.5 months in. still no complaints.
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    +1 on the Ogio.



    They do get a little gimicky as you go up the line, but the lighter bags are spartan and great.
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  • TaylormadeoilerTaylormadeoiler Members  6WRX Points: 0Posts: 6
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    Hey BrandoMow,



    I work for Golf Town up here in Canada I work shoes and bags. And I have got to say Pings bags are garbage, they always come back with broken legs or the ripped dividers. At the end of July I invested in a Nike Sasquatch, its got 14 full length dividers (the only stand bag I have seen with 14 dividers) , tons of space, and to boot a pocket thats a cooler! It can fit two bottles or four cans. I love this bag, its a little pricey at 199. 99 canadian, but I have seen them cheap on ebay.



    Other bag brands that are great, good sellers, and amazing feed back are Ogio and Sun Mountain.
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  • TVQgolfTVQgolf Members  87WRX Points: 0Posts: 87
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    you have got to go with a sunday bag, i've got a titleist, the best bag i've ever had hands down.
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  • whatsamatta  whatsamatta Addicted to golf Members  385WRX Points: 0Posts: 385
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    Go with a Hoofer or a Sun Mountain 3.5. image/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />
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  • crazygolfer80crazygolfer80 Members  19WRX Points: 0Posts: 19
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    TITLEIST!

    i just recently bought a ping hoofer voyage; i must say i am really disappointed. I think titleist makes the best bags however, the color on their bags fade sorta quickly. They should think about adding the ping h20 water bottle cooler in their bag design.
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  • WesleyDWesleyD Members  744WRX Points: 0Posts: 744
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    TVQgolf wrote on Oct 31 2008, 07:47 AM:
    you have got to go with a sunday bag, i've got a titleist, the best bag i've ever had hands down.




    please tell me that isn't jack hamm in your avatar...



    i'm either going to get a titleist or sun mountain
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  • Mhsgolf2Mhsgolf2 Members  75WRX Points: 0Posts: 75
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    i just bought a new Nike Sasquatch Tour bag and its awsome!
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