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Been several years since I carried as I have been pushing a cart bag on a clic cart.  I want to purchase a carry bag for caddy use at annual trip to Bandon and also to try carrying again from time to time myself.  Was set to buy a Titleist Players 4 plus sta dry until I stumbled upon the Vessel bags and the Vessel player 3 stand bag.  Three things keeping me from purchasing the Vessel.  1.  Looks pretty "hip" for a middle age, overweight guy like myself.  Maybe more suited for a white belt stud?  2.  Vessel is two lbs heavier than the Titleist. 3.  Probably not as waterproof as sta-dry?  

 

For those that carry, is two lbs really noticeable?  At 6'1/250 in "middle age/big gut/shape" will I really notice a difference huffing and puffing while carrying a vessel vs titleist up the hill?  The vessel may draw more attention as the sweat pours off my head and steam rises out my hat.  Might be good or bad depending on how I'm playing.

 

Do you notice a few extra lbs carrying?

 

Thoughts?

 

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I walk almost all of my rounds and there is a tremendous difference in a few pounds.      Many places like Pebble and Bandon have caddie bags by the way to reduce weight.  They will put your ge

I have yet to try either. I tend to walk a lot and have been sporting a Ping J. Just ordered the new Sub 70 bag. I feel a little guilty since there's nothing wrong with the Jbag, but since it's $140 I

Yes, 2 lbs is quite noticeable with the caveat that the bags you're comparing balance similarly on the shoulders  

I don’t notice the extra weight of the Vessel Players III or the Titleist Linksmaster bags when I carry, they are well balanced and hang well off of my shoulders.  Both of the bags I mentioned are relatively water resistant, I’d say the Linksmaster a little more than the Vessel.  
 

I considered a sta-dry player 4 plus for push cart use but went with the Vessel, no regrets.  

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I walk almost all of my rounds and there is a tremendous difference in a few pounds.   
 

Many places like Pebble and Bandon have caddie bags by the way to reduce weight.  They will put your gear in a light weight bag VS carrying a heavier one.  

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The Titleist Plus4 StaDry is a great bag. I have one. I carry it 90%, push it probably 9% and ride the rest. It’s been great so far in every instance and the waterproofing is great. Got caught in the rain last week and it worked like a charm. I haven’t tried the Vessel bags, but 2 lbs would be pretty noticeable. I had a Sun Mountain I didn’t like to carry because it was on the heavier side. I read in another thread, unsure if it’s true or not, that the Titleist bags are actually made by Vessel. Just using the materials of choice by Titleist. 

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On 4/1/2021 at 11:09 AM, Sportsman16 said:

Do you notice a few extra lbs carrying?

 

Thoughts?

 

 

The short answer is yes it's noticeable. If you're going from a light to a heavy bag or vice versa you'll feel the difference. However, if you're used to a heavier bag or if you haven't walked in 10+ years then you probably won't notice it. Ignorance is bliss as they say. 

 

Looks like you just placed your order so this might be a moot point now...

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It is hard to explain for me in pounds so that I will convert lbs to kg. Two years ago, I had 98 kg, which is too much for me because I have only 175 cm. I was worried about this and always thinking about losing weight, and I wasn't doing anything for this. One day O got upset and started to use different methods of how to lose some additional kilograms. I understood that only a responsible person could really lose weight in a short time. In four months, I lost ten kilograms. I was having the right alimentation and regularly going to the gym.

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On 4/4/2021 at 8:05 AM, goheels11 said:

I walk almost all of my rounds and there is a tremendous difference in a few pounds.   
 

Many places like Pebble and Bandon have caddie bags by the way to reduce weight.  They will put your gear in a light weight bag VS carrying a heavier one.  

What he said!  Well I don’t walk all the time or even most of time….well a few times 😬 But it is very noticiable. 

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It’s alarmingly noticeable IMO.  I dunno…. I drank the coolaid and got a Vessel….. I’m honestly extremely underwhelmed.  Going back to my Ping.  

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2lb is about 2 clubs give or take. If you have a bag now... Fill it up with all your stuff, walk around. Now take out two clubs, repeat. That's about how's much of a feel difference you might notice.

 

I think the players 3 bag weighs what... 6lb? That's going to be a hell of a carry if you're the one huffing. I'll only carry my ultra light bag which is 2.5lb. if I walk with my full bag, I push. 

 

If I were to have a caddie though, I think the players 3 is fine for that task, and also riding.

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I’ve generally always had Hoofers or Sun Mountain/ Titleist bags.  Usually in the 4.5-5 pound range.

 

I picked up a SM 2.5+ this spring for walking rounds and I was shocked at how much lighter it was.  That 2 pounds really made a difference.  IMO it’s the best pure walking bag, it has an alarming amount of storage to carry everything you need on a round, with plenty of room to spare.

 

I’d personally never carry my Vessel Players 3.  Those that say the straps are so good you can’t tell the weight are selling you snake oil. Weight is weight.  The straps are comfortable, and the weight balances pretty well, but it’s still a 6.5 pound bag.  After 18 holes you’ll feel it.

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