What brand makes the best carry/stand bags?

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  • gthomas78gthomas78 Gthomas78 Members Posts: 10
    Ping 4under is a fantastic carry bag. Used ping L8 for years. I love my ping. The way the stand works is far better than any other manufacturer.
  • ThreePuttParThreePuttPar Members Posts: 218 ✭✭
    fwiw just got back from bandon dunes and asked the cadies what bags they prefer and the universal answer was anything from Sun Mountain. These guys carry for a job so that comment has some weight to me.
    Callaway 10.5 815 DBD, Diamana W series 70X
    Taylormade '16 M1 3 wood, Diamana D+ X
    Titleist 910 19* Hybrid, Diamana D+ S
    Adams 9031 23* Hybrid, Diamana D+ S
    Srixon z765 5-pw, Modus 3 120 X
    Mizuno MP-T5 50*, TT DG S300
    Vokey SM6 55* & 60*, TT DG S200
  • rbsanitationrbsanitation Account Hold Posts: 73
    edited Mar 23, 2012 #64
    I like to walk and these do the job, the Mizuno actually carries a fair amount of stuff if necessary.





    Mizuno Scratch Sac III



    Ping Sunday Bag



    Any idea who builds the Mizuno bag?
  • SurfinTurfSurfinTurf In like Flynn with my 8802 Members Posts: 4,466
    edited Mar 23, 2012 #65
    Tru wrote:


    Sun Mountain all the way. i love my Four5. I had an Ogio Vaporlite and the legs were terrible. It was always falling over. Gave it to a friend when I moved and kept the Four5. Never tried the Ping Hoofer, but I've read nothing but great reviews about it.


    +1 on the legs being crap. Mine would fall over if a ladybug landed on it. Plenty beer was spilt.



    I had a Hoofer Vantage. Good bag but seemed liked the butt end of my clubs were always tangled up.



    Think I'm going to check out the Four5.
    TM '07 Burner TP 8.5° Protopype 80X
    TM '07 Burner TP 14.5° PX 10A2
    Adams Pro Idea Gold 18° PX HB6
    Mizuno MP 32 3-PW DGS300
    Cleveland 588 RTG 51°/56°/60°
    The Wilson 8802
  • KemosabiKemosabi Members Posts: 6
    fujikura, hands down!!!
  • Hacker#5252Hacker#5252 Members Posts: 379
    edited Mar 23, 2012 #67
    I own a 2011 SM Four5 and love it so far. More than enough room and the straps are really comfortable.



    I haven't owned any other so I can't comment on whether it's better or worse to own than other bags.



    However, today I browsed through the 2012 lineup, and I have to say I'm extremely glad I have the 2011 model. I think they dropped the ball on the 2012 Four5. The drink pocket has no business being on the front of the bag: it was perfectly fine on the side. There seems to be less butt padding, though it might end up being better or the same. If it keeps the bag lighter than before while keeping it just as comfortable, then good news, but I see no issue with the 2011 version. Also, they removed a side pocket, which is mindboggling because I find it very useful.



    As for the H2N0, it looks very good, but I really dislike the zippers. On the one I looked at, one of the zippers was impossible to open without ripping the bag apart, which I didn't do. I'm guessing that bag is supposed to be waterproof ? Good idea, but when the zipper on a brand-new-never-sold bag is already broken, it doesn't put me in confidence.



    As for the 3.5, the 4-way divider is just a turn off so I didn't even bother looking at it, whether it's the 2011 or the 2012 model.



    Unless they're giving out free BJs with the bags, I don't see why I would want a 2012 model over a 2011 one...
  • cidaddycidaddy Members Posts: 4
    I play around 100 rounds a year, ping 4under , sun mountain 3.5 is also a good bag
  • living_for_golfliving_for_golf Members Posts: 159
    get sun mountain. ive had my 3.5 for 5 seasons now, stlll like new. plus they make the lightest bags
  • guisicianguisician play fast, play well, have fun Members Posts: 947
    Sun Mountain for walking, no contest. The Lightweight 3.5 was my first & is still in use; just added discounted 2011 models of the Four5 & SwiftX to the rotation this season as well.
    MODERN:
    Yonex eZone 380 10*, Callaway X2 Hot Pro 4w 17*
    Callaway Big Bertha Heavenwood 4-7h
    Royal Collection Tour VS 8-PW
    Fourteen MT28 J.Spec 52*, Yururi Chili 57*, Cleveland CG15 64*
    Titleist Scotty Cameron Newport Beach


    CLASSIC (under construction):
    '62 Hogan Power Thrust irons


    HICKORY:
    Jack White JWX Model D driver, brassie & spoon
    Mills BSD1 aluminium cleek
    Tom Stewart mashie & niblick
    George Nicoll spade mashie
    Tom Morris mashie niblick
    Gibson Skoogee niblick
    Spalding HB putter
  • steifperrysteifperry Members Posts: 168 ✭✭
    I've used the same ping hoofer for 12 years. I did have to fix a zipper though.
  • kitsoasiskitsoasis fried chicken Members Posts: 3,859 ✭✭
    Mizuno absolutely dominates current Ping bags on quality
  • jebbadiah6jebbadiah6 Members Posts: 9
    I say ping I own 6 of them, everyone is in great working shape. Playing junior, high school and college golf I've probably walked a hundred plus rounds with each of them and I could use any of them today. Sun mountain bags are nice they make bags for titleist but for me I will never use a different brand then ping, My two cents.
  • sigepdvdsigepdvd Members Posts: 13
    To me, Ping is the go-to for the best carry/stand bag. I carried my second generation Hoofer for 12 years. For 6 of those years I worked for several golf courses, which allowed me to walk at least 18 holes, carrying my Hoofer, 5-6 days a week. I recently replaced the Hoofer because in my current location there are not many courses that allow walking, so I wanted something that rode better on the back of a cart. I put a Nike SQ stand bag in play, and it is a good bag for walking and its more rigid structure makes it better than the Hoofer for riding. I gave some serious thought to the Sun Mountain 4.5, but the Nike worked slightly better on the back of a cart. The Nike is a pretty heavy bag (possibly because there are so many compartments it is easy to overload it), but it isn't unmanageable when I walk and the 14-way divider has been great for keeping my clubs from banging against each other.



    That said, if I were still in a position where I could walk every time I played, I would still be using the same Ping Hoofer. It had 12 years of service, and I don't doubt it would have gone 12 more!
  • dxdgenertdxdgenert Dirtiest player in the game MinnesotaMembers Posts: 1,538 ✭✭
    My take is this (from personal experience and working in a golf store for 4 years several years ago).



    Sun Mountain bags are a great mix of lightweight and durability.

    Ogio bags are heavier but, generally, hold up better and have more features.

    PING bags will last forever but are frustrating as **** to use. The leg system is goofy, the strap system is odd and the clubs seem to always get stuck towards the end.



    I have a PING but will soon be switching to Sun Mountain or Ogio.
    PING G400 MAX w/ Alta CB
    Cobra KING F7 fairway w/ Fujikura Pro 65
    Cobra KING F7 hybrid w/ Fujikura Pro 75H
    Wilson Staff FG Tour V4 Utility 4 Iron
    Wilson Staff FG Tour V4 5-GW
    Wilson Staff FG Tour PMP Blue Tour Grind 56* and 60*
    One of several milled putters
  • tngolf22tngolf22 Robert Members Posts: 397
    dxdgenert wrote:


    My take is this (from personal experience and working in a golf store for 4 years several years ago).



    Sun Mountain bags are a great mix of lightweight and durability.

    Ogio bags are heavier but, generally, hold up better and have more features.

    PING bags will last forever but are frustrating as **** to use. The leg system is goofy, the strap system is odd and the clubs seem to always get stuck towards the end.



    I have a PING but will soon be switching to Sun Mountain or Ogio.




    I have a couple of questions about Ogio. I've been reading up on them and it seems they are pretty innovative. Are they that much heavier than Sun Mountain? I like their shock absorbing (ShockXX) straps and according to their website the Ogio Pace is 3.3 lbs. I'm wondering if Ogio doesn't have the market exposure that Ping/Sun Mountain/Titleist have and is the reason they didn't get more votes.
  • CooperCooper Members Posts: 271
    In my humble opinion bags have gotten obscenely expensive. Having to pay over $120 is ridiculous. With that said Ogio or Sunzmountain are the way to go. Sun Mountainis the better bag but Ogio has better club separation for the money. Either way you can't go wrong
  • makavelimakaveli Members Posts: 363
    How about the Nike Vapor X, this thing is a beauty, its under 4 lbs too.
  • dxdgenertdxdgenert Dirtiest player in the game MinnesotaMembers Posts: 1,538 ✭✭
    Call me odd, but I'll sacrifice 1-1.5 pounds of weight if the club organization and ergonomics of the bag are good. I think that may be why I get along with Ogio so well. The oblong/oval shape of their bags fits my back nicely and I much prefer the single-piece, double-strap. My wife's Callaway Dayrtipper II (Ogio) is a VERY nice bag. Heck, I'm contemplating giving it a whirl this season because of the strap design and Wood-E club management. Yes, it is 1-1.5 lbs. heavier than my PING but I don't think my back will notice.
    PING G400 MAX w/ Alta CB
    Cobra KING F7 fairway w/ Fujikura Pro 65
    Cobra KING F7 hybrid w/ Fujikura Pro 75H
    Wilson Staff FG Tour V4 Utility 4 Iron
    Wilson Staff FG Tour V4 5-GW
    Wilson Staff FG Tour PMP Blue Tour Grind 56* and 60*
    One of several milled putters
  • makavelimakaveli Members Posts: 363
    dxdgenert wrote:


    Call me odd, but I'll sacrifice 1-1.5 pounds of weight if the club organization and ergonomics of the bag are good. I think that may be why I get along with Ogio so well. The oblong/oval shape of their bags fits my back nicely and I much prefer the single-piece, double-strap. My wife's Callaway Dayrtipper II (Ogio) is a VERY nice bag. Heck, I'm contemplating giving it a whirl this season because of the strap design and Wood-E club management. Yes, it is 1-1.5 lbs. heavier than my PING but I don't think my back will notice.




    as long as you stretch like our boy Jimenez!



    i had to, your avatar is cracking me up
  • BigDave11BigDave11 Members Posts: 196
    i have used a titleist carry bag for over 4 years now and it has lasted wonderfully. No broken zippers or tears or anything broken and the legs still work great. And i have walked a lot of rounds. I've never heard of those bags being rebadged sun mountain though but i believe it. When i get a new bag it'll either be sun mountain or a PING hoofer.
  • SnuflesSnufles Hugz Members Posts: 2,723
    edited Apr 16, 2012 #82
    It is funny how so many new profiles voted for the Ping bag, in such a short period of time. Wonder if it is the same group of people putting their name in for contest giveaways.
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  • mw15deckmw15deck Members Posts: 46 ✭✭
    The Ping Hoofer pre2010 were the best bags on the market. The new ones, with the new material IMO are no where near the quality of the old ones.
  • timhat88timhat88 Members Posts: 2
    My favorite is whatever was on sale from last year, just picked up a nice callaway stand bag, small and lite, to replace my ping moon bag . Like some previous posters, stitching let go on the big pocket. Come on ping buy some better thread.
  • OffCourseOffCourse Members Posts: 144
    edited Apr 3, 2012 #85
    What do you people do that have the OGIO bags fail?? I've owned four now, played them all for at least a year (~100 rounds) one of them for 3 years and have sold every one of them in perfect working condition to fund the next bag.



    The thing about the heavier weights is, you need to compare apples to apples; their fuller-featured bags are heavy, but my last model the Ozone was 6 lbs. with the straps, and the model I have now, last year's Velocity (basically this year's Sprint) is 4.4 lbs. with the straps. They now have an ultralite line with very light bags. Just remember, the weights they list are WITHOUT straps and the straps pretty much always weight 1/2 lb. So factor that in when you're looking at the weights. Not sure if other manufacturers do this too.



    To be honest I've tried but I can't STOP using OGIO bags because of their Woode club system, it's just so good; Driver, and typically 3 woods / hybrids (2 in the Velocity) run down one side and your irons and wedges are on the other side, nearest you (for a right-handed player that drops the bag on their right side.) So it's incredibly ergonomic because the tallest clubs are farthest from you. This would work like crap for lefties though. The putter slot is also designed to only hold a putter and keeps it from touching any of the other clubs which is good for your putter (if you care, which I do not) and good for the other clubs (I do care, sucks when your graphite shafts get all torn up). And many of the their carry bags have the lift grip on top which is just an indispensable feature as far as I'm concerned.



    Some clubs missing but that's another ho story...



  • Sean2Sean2 #TheWRX (Callaway Trip) Members Posts: 30,826 ✭✭
    I have a TM RBZ stand/carry bag and it's great. The clubs go in and out very easily. You can carry it over one shoulder without a problem. It's easy to slide the straps on and off. Just a great all around bag.
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway Rogue[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway GBB Epic 16º/20º/24º[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway Steelhead XR 25º[/font]
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    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway MD3/MD-PM 54º/58º[/font]
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  • dxdgenertdxdgenert Dirtiest player in the game MinnesotaMembers Posts: 1,538 ✭✭
    Had some issues with my PING Voyage and was offered to have it replaced by PING with another bag in their lineup. I chose to go with a new Hoofer. PING customer service was awesome but more on that in another thread!



    While the new bag in in transit, I've been bagging the wife's OGIO (Callaway Daytripper II) for two rounds and have a few observations:

    It is definitely heavier than my PING. It was only noticeable around the 15th hole but it was there.



    The shape of the bag being more "oval" made it very comfortable against my back.



    The strap system is much better that the two independent PING straps, however, it seems that the OGIO "ran out" of room for adjustement and the bag seemed to hang too low.



    The legs on the OGIO have a MUCH wider stance than my PING. This is good when in windy condition.



    The WoodE top on the OGIO is great. My clubs did not get tangled like they did when in the PING.



    At the end of the day, the OGIO had some pluses and some minuses. I'm going to see what happens when I get the new PING Hoofer shipped to me.
    PING G400 MAX w/ Alta CB
    Cobra KING F7 fairway w/ Fujikura Pro 65
    Cobra KING F7 hybrid w/ Fujikura Pro 75H
    Wilson Staff FG Tour V4 Utility 4 Iron
    Wilson Staff FG Tour V4 5-GW
    Wilson Staff FG Tour PMP Blue Tour Grind 56* and 60*
    One of several milled putters
  • MarkFromTheUKMarkFromTheUK Members Posts: 4,639 ✭✭
    My new J.Lindeberg branded Ogio bag is awesomeness. Best bag ever!
    PXG 0811X Gen2 9deg Driver - AD-GP 7TX
    PXG 0341X Gen2 15deg Fairway - AD-GP 8TX
    PXG 0311X Gen2 1 DI - KBS Prototype Graphite 95X
    PXG 0311X Gen2 3 DI - KBS Prototype Graphite 95X
    PXG 0311T Gen2 4-PW - Dynamic Gold X7
    PXG 0311T Sugar Daddy 51 - Dynamic Gold X7
    PXG 0311T Sugar Daddy 56 - Dynamic Gold X7
    PXG 0311T Zulu 61 - Dynamic Gold X7
    PXG Brandon H - 34.5”
    PXG Operator H - 34.5”
    Toulon Indianapolis - 34.5”
    PXG 50/50 Staff Bag
    Bridgestone Tour B X

    KaBoom Baby!
  • BuzzkillBuzzkill Marshals Posts: 6,768 mod
    edited Apr 17, 2012 #89
    Tough to say what's the best if there's such a thing. My Titleist Utralight wore out prematurely - material wear underside near legs after 6 months use. My Callaway 3.0 was returned twice for drooping legs then was upgraded to 4.0 model - it had material failure too (seams gave out near ball pocket). I had an Ogio Vaporlite with drooping legs too. My current Ping Latitude had drooping legs too and that's with their supposed retention leg strap system. I did a temporary fix on it and hope it lasts for several years. $200 bucks is a lot of dough for bags that don't last a season. Needless to say, I'm done with Titleist, Callaway, Ogio and Ping as far as future bags are concerned.
    Cleveland, Nike, Taylormade, Titleist, Vessel
    Location:  Colorado Springs, CO
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  • Ben TangBen Tang Birdie-Bogey Members Posts: 197 ✭✭
    Sun Mountain hands down.



    Currently have a Washington bag from Team Effort and it broke the first time I walked a course. Usually ride so not a big deal but terrible quality.
    Titleist 913 D2 9.5
    Ping I20 3W 14*
    Titleist 913 19*
    Adams CMB 3-P X100
    Vokey SM6 52* & 58*
    Nike Method 006
  • Golf GodsGolf Gods Members Posts: 116
    edited May 4, 2012 #91
    I find this thread interesting as I'm in the market for a new bag myself.



    I walk as much as I can and have been using Ping hoofer's for many years. In the past I've used a Sun mountain.



    If there's anything better than the hoofer I'd sure like to know how and why. My vote would be for another Hoofer.



    The only thing I can say I don't like about my hoofer bag is that it says in large print " Ping" all over it. Haven't owned a Ping club in over 20 years. Not to say Ping doesn't make nice clubs just haven't found any that match my game.
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