What brand makes the best carry/stand bags?

Golfnole3Golfnole3 These pretzels are making me thirstyJr. Boomers Posts: 444
Hey, I'm in the market for a new carry bag. I walk quite a bit and am not satisfied with my Taylormade carry bag that is around a year old now. The bag I have now is too heavy (I don't carry much besides my clubs), the legs don't go down properly all of the time, and there are metal "buttons" or snaps on the back (The kind that you would attach the rain hood to) that run against my back. I have heard good reviews on WRX about Ping and some about Titleist. I haven't seen many about Sun Mountain or Ogio though. Please post what stand bag you like the most. Also if I forgot a brand please feel free to say so. Thanks!
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  • fore_lifefore_life Swung too hard, hit it too pure. Members Posts: 10,366 ✭✭
    Sun mountain IMO smokes the rest if you walk. My ogio bags had zippers break and other parts totally fail after 3 months. Took it back got a sun mountain and was super pleased!
    Ping G400 LST Ust Attas Earth 9f5
    M4 15* with bimatrix rocket X
    Titleist 21* H2 evenflow blue 6.5
    718 tmb 4 iron
    718 cb 5-pw amt x100 tour
    Vokeys
    Cleveland TA milled 1i


    Various other putters currently in the closet,
    thinking about what they've done wrong,
    and how they've hurt me so.
  • Tyler08Tyler08 Members Posts: 537 ✭✭
    I own 3 hoofer's. Still using my hoofer 3 and love it
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    07 Burner TP 14.5 stiff
    Ping Rapture Driving Iron COMING SOON
    Ping S56 4-pw KBS Tour Stiff Black Dot
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    Odyssey Metal X #7Mid,cut down with S/S
  • GIR LOLGIR LOL Members Posts: 146
    Sun mountain makes good bags just like Dixie makes good plates. But I would prefer a ping hoofer, a good bag that isn't disposable. The hoofers last forever, sun mountains seem to break in a season.
  • cudakotacudakota Members Posts: 78
    Went with a Cobra GT stand bag after Ping Hoofer bags since I started playing 20 years ago.



    If you go with last-year's model, it can't be beat for ~ $80
  • flip flappyflip flappy Members Posts: 924 ✭✭
    I just bought a Nike Performance bag and love it! It has plenty of storage and even has a cooler pocket, which is hard to find on a stand bag. Love the 14 way divider top. Very comfortable on the back. Also rides well on a cart.
    Ping G400 Max 10.5
    Cobra Baffler T Rail 3 wood
    Ping i-e1 4-U Nippon 105 Stiff
    Cleveland 588 RTX CB 52, 56&60
    Ping B65 Cadence
  • rbrbrbrb Members Posts: 468
    Had a red SM 3.5. After 3 years the color had faded. Still a great bag for walking. Light, space for everything, and after 3 yrs the legs and zippers were still working like brand new. Just picked up a Ping 4 Series (not the 4 Under). I actually like it better. A little more rooms for clubs and I like the fact that I can adjust the shoulder pads to me. Price was better than the 3.5 also. Can't go wrong with either IMHO.
  • bosoxfanbosoxfan Members Posts: 1,318 ✭✭
    I think Sun Mountain is the way to go. They very well constructed and the size and weight are what I would consider ideal. I did a pretty thorough shop around a while back, and I went SM. If you are a Titleist guy, the Titleist carry bags are just SM bags with Titleist logos on them

    KH
  • Sean2Sean2 #TheWRX (Callaway Trip) Members Posts: 30,826 ✭✭
    I like the Hoofer. I like the retractable strap, which makes it very easy to throw over one shoulder. Also, I rarely take a cart, but when I do the legs don't stick out so it fits nice and snug on the cart.
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  • SnuflesSnufles Hugz Members Posts: 2,723
    edited Jan 22, 2012 #10
    fore_life wrote:


    Sun mountain IMO smokes the rest if you walk. My ogio bags had zippers break and other parts totally fail after 3 months. Took it back got a sun mountain and was super pleased!




    Ogio quality is second to none. Quality just weighs too much.



    The legs on my first Four5 wouldn't lock causing a few dings on my irons after they crashed onto my kitchen floor.
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  • GolfwolfGolfwolf Members Posts: 2,635
    I prefer SunMountain and use that these days, but I also like the PING Hoofer.
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    Callaway X Hot 25º hybrid
    Titleist AP1 714 5-W1 XP95 S300
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  • fore_lifefore_life Swung too hard, hit it too pure. Members Posts: 10,366 ✭✭
    Snufles wrote:

    fore_life wrote:


    Sun mountain IMO smokes the rest if you walk. My ogio bags had zippers break and other parts totally fail after 3 months. Took it back got a sun mountain and was super pleased!




    Ogio quality is second to none. Quality just weighs too much.




    Not from my experience with ogio.
    Ping G400 LST Ust Attas Earth 9f5
    M4 15* with bimatrix rocket X
    Titleist 21* H2 evenflow blue 6.5
    718 tmb 4 iron
    718 cb 5-pw amt x100 tour
    Vokeys
    Cleveland TA milled 1i


    Various other putters currently in the closet,
    thinking about what they've done wrong,
    and how they've hurt me so.
  • Chris92009Chris92009 Members Posts: 815 ✭✭
    They all seem to do a good job in this day and age....I prefer Sun Mountain/Titleist.
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  • sheppy335sheppy335 TMAG Junkie Members Posts: 6,347 ✭✭
    i do love my TM/Adidas bags. I have had no issues with either, just a light weight an durable.!
    TM M3 440 TP 10 Mitsubishi Kai'li
    TM M2 Tour 15 Kuro Kage
    TM M1 Tour 18 Aldila RIP Alpha 6
    TM TP UDI 2 iron 18 UST Recoil 110
    TM TP UDI 3 iron 20 Paderson KINETXX 950
    TM RSi TP UDI 4 iron 23 Aldila Trinity 65
    TM P790 6,7 Nippon Modus 3 130
    TM P790 Black 8-PW Nippon Modus 3 130
    TM xFT TP 50 Nippon Pro WV115
    TM Milled Grind Black Wedge 54 Nippon Pro Black WV115
    TM ATV HP 58 Nippon Pro WV115
    TM Rossa Ghost Tour AGSI+ FO-74

    I drop the 2 iron or one of the other UDI's based on course.
  • gunslinger2803gunslinger2803 Gold Member Members Posts: 353 ✭✭
    I've had a Nike 14 way divider stand bag going on 4 seasons with no issues at all love the bag. Just no longer have any Nike clubs to go with it, although I may have to give the new LE woods a try.
    D- Callaway Rogue AD-DI
    4W-Callaway Rouge AD-DI
    3H- Nike VR Pro 21* Proforce V2
    4H- Titleist 815 24* Proforce V2
    I- Titleist 714 CB/MB combo
    W- Vokey 50*, 54*, 58*
    P- Bettinardi Studio Stock 12
  • DREEMERDREEMER Members Posts: 8
    I've had my Sun Mountain bag for 10 years and the only thing wrong with it was color fading from the sun! Not a single zipper broke and I absolutely loved this bag. The bag itself has well over 800 rounds played with it and I love the way it carries. I wont get rid of the bag until it breaks and I don't see that happening anytime soon!
  • parpar41parpar41 Members Posts: 1,218 ✭✭
    edited Jan 31, 2012 #17
    bosoxfan wrote:


    I think Sun Mountain is the way to go. They very well constructed and the size and weight are what I would consider ideal. ... If you are a Titleist guy, the Titleist carry bags are just SM bags with Titleist logos on them






    +1



    SM make a great bag; as above, it is pretty clear to me that SM manufactures carry bags for Titleist (and for other OEMS, too, I imagine)
  • BlakesterBlakester Members Posts: 1,478 ✭✭
    I've had the same Ogio Grom bag for at least 5 years and it is still in really good shape as far as the outside and pockets go. I recently noticed the inner divider sleeves are starting to tear. Ogio does a great job at providing various utilitarian additives - cell phone pocket, insulated water bottle pocket, scorecard/pencil pocket, easy lift handles...etc. When I buy a new bag there is a 99.9% chance it will be an Ogio.
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    Callaway XR 7 wood, Project X LZ 6.0
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    TaylorMade ATV 54 and 58, Ozik Program 130 Stiff
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  • AirMailAirMail Imagine there were no hypothetical situations. Members Posts: 774
    SunMountain makes the Titleist bags.......excellent quality
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  • jabrchjabrch Members Posts: 3,915 ✭✭
    There are so many good bags these days....at this point, it is all about preference.
    Ping G30 Tour 65
    Callaway XR Pro 3 Wood
    Callaway Xhot 3 and 4 Hybrid
    Callaway XR 5-AW - Recoil 680 F4 shafts
    Vokey 60 degree
    STX Putter
  • Skaffa77Skaffa77 No place like the Sand Hills! ClubWRX Posts: 6,867 ClubWRX
    fore_life wrote:

    Snufles wrote:

    fore_life wrote:


    Sun mountain IMO smokes the rest if you walk. My ogio bags had zippers break and other parts totally fail after 3 months. Took it back got a sun mountain and was super pleased!




    Ogio quality is second to none. Quality just weighs too much.




    Not from my experience with ogio.




    Based on my experience and reviews I've read, I'd say you've had an very usual experience, but I wouldn't be surprised that it has tainted your view of Ogio.



    I own 5 Ogio bags and had one with a minor defect with the metal bucket that covers the hole where the arm strap connects to the bag. Ogio was quick to replace it.



    I own 2 Sun Mountain bags...a Four 5 and a Lightning ES. The Lightning ES has some stitching that has come lose exposing a a pocket.



    I also own 2 Nike bags...a Sport Performance II and a Sumo Tour Stand bag. Overall, these have been a surprise. I bought them for a good price and thought they be a cheap extra bag, but they've held up VERY well and I've found them to be very usable and functional. Only grip on Nike is the rubber feet they use. The rubber feet basically install inside the leg and they fall out over time which means you get bare metal hitting the grass or pavement. I found that you can buy some cheap rubber coverings at a local hardware store that actually solve the problem. Just put them on the end and twist them on. They work just as good (if not better) than the original rubber feet.



    I've previously owned other various brands such as the Mizuno Stand Bag (can't remember which one) which developed a hole in the ball pocket and an Adidas stand bag which was absolute junk. Almost forgot...I also had a Datrek stand bag and that served me well for years until the leg deployment stand on the bottom broke.



    I would honest say that Ogio, Sun Mountain and Nike golf bags are great.



    Ogio is by far the most functional, but also the heaviest. I love the pockets, well designed club systems, putter pocket, etc. If feels sturdy and well constructed.



    Sun Mountain is by far the most usable...it is light, easy to carry and just seems to fit really well on the back. I like the 14-way top, but I hate that it doesn't have a dedicated putter pocket. I end up squeezing my putter in a slot designed for an iron shaft. Plus, my Four 5 won't just "stand up" on it's own (with no leg deployment)...it wants to lean forward and deploy the legs. Not a big deal, but it's something I noticed. Like the Ogio, it's well constructed, but doesn't quite have the heft.



    Nike Bags...by far one of the best values. You can find Nike bags for a good price and it's somewhere in between the Ogio and Sun Mountain. It has some cool functionality (not quite as good as Ogio) and it's very usable (thought not quite as good as Sun Mountain). It's somewhere right in the middle. Construction...well, my initial impression was it wouldn't be as good as Ogio or Sun Mountain, but the Nike bags have continued to remain solid. I can't knock them on the quality.
  • narcteryxnarcteryx Members Posts: 101
    love my hoofer but I see this year they are changing the shoulder straps. Bad idea in my mind, it is one of the best parts about their bags. Great quality
  • 2ball2ball LEFTY Members Posts: 609 ✭✭
    I have had my SM A5 for more than 3 years now. Still holding up.
  • fore_lifefore_life Swung too hard, hit it too pure. Members Posts: 10,366 ✭✭
    I've owned 2 ogios, and when they both failed within 3 months, the employees where not surprised one bit. One sun mountain had a screw come loose and the support leg poked through, took it bak to golfsmith and the guys said they've never seen a SM bag fail
    Ping G400 LST Ust Attas Earth 9f5
    M4 15* with bimatrix rocket X
    Titleist 21* H2 evenflow blue 6.5
    718 tmb 4 iron
    718 cb 5-pw amt x100 tour
    Vokeys
    Cleveland TA milled 1i


    Various other putters currently in the closet,
    thinking about what they've done wrong,
    and how they've hurt me so.
  • Jamboy72Jamboy72 Powered by the old school Members Posts: 5,958 ✭✭
    For me it is Sun Mountain #1 and Ping is a close 2nd...wouldn't go with anything other than those two..
  • DLiverDLiver Members Posts: 2,622 ✭✭
    My experience with Ogio has been very poor. Their bags, while fully featured, are heavier and break down within months of purchase. I've had enough bad experience with Ogio (both their products and their service) that I won't use their products any more.
  • ronsullyronsully Members Posts: 105
    DLiver wrote:


    My experience with Ogio has been very poor. Their bags, while fully featured, are heavier and break down within months of purchase. I've had enough bad experience with Ogio (both their products and their service) that I won't use their products any more.






    I agree, i had an ogio bag years ago and it didnt make it through an entire season.
  • mtsmithmtsmith Members Posts: 1,390
    I voted Sun Mountain, but I like the ones that say Titleist on them.
  • golfwrxnutgolfwrxnut Members Posts: 487
    carry, but not stand... MacKenzie Walker ballistic nylon.
  • gr00vetechgr00vetech Members Posts: 499 ✭✭
    I'd rather carry an extra pound and have a bag that will last which is what you get with the PING. Sun Mountain's carry bags have gotten way better the last coupe years but before that they were just crap. Sun Mountain is the #1 bag in golf much like TM is the #1 driver. You buy a Sun Mountain bag, take it home and load your stuff into it and it falls over (non carry bag) and its brand new. Their bags don't fit onto carts and the "cart strap" slots don't line up with either E-Z-GO or Club Car's straps yet they sell them like hot cakes!
  • M.C.H.M.C.H. Members Posts: 400
    Ping 4 under.
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    Titleist 712U 2 Iron
    Titleist 714 MB 3-PW Project X 6.0
    Titleist Vokey SM4 52*, SM2 58*
    Scotty Cameron Golo 34"
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